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Normal for valve amps
3 43%
Not normal
2 29%
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2 29%
Voters: 7.
#1
Well
I was just in a music shop tryin out a legacy 15 watt valve amp. It was a nice amp, in my price range, good sound, master control so u can crank it and not lose ur hearing, only 4 effects:chorus, phaser, delay, reverb.
BUT
When i cranked the bastard and played there was lots of buzzing and when i didnt play and held my hand to mute the strings there was a really loud humming.

Normal or not normal?

LINK: http://www.legacymusicalinstruments.com/productdetails/VALVE15/?show=techSpec&option=111#contentWide
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Legend LP
Nylon Acoustic
Legend 10D Amp
Korg AX3G

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Last edited by jake_1234 at May 8, 2008,
#2
Were yu using a single coil Pickup..
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#3
Quote by fastfretjazz
Were yu using a single coil Pickup..

Forgot that, i was using a les paul so no
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#4
Could be bad wiring of the guitar. Tube amps are also louder in idle mode than solid states. Some more than others.
Did the noise go away when you turned down the gain?
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#5
Quote by Ventor
Could be bad wiring of the guitar. Tube amps are also louder in idle mode than solid states. Some more than others.
Did the noise go away when you turned down the gain?

yes it did but i could hear a little little bit but it wouldnt worry me
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Legend LP
Nylon Acoustic
Legend 10D Amp
Korg AX3G

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#6
Quote by jake_1234
yes it did but i could hear a little little bit but it wouldnt worry me


It's normal then. My friends 5150 sounds like a vacuum cleaner when he doesn't play the guitar with gain at about 50%. It's all in the build quality of the amp, expensive amps are usually less noisy than cheap ones.
Usually a noisegate is needed, or switch to the clean channel when not playing.
Jackson KV 2, Jackson COW 7 (both in B), Jackson Demmelition V
Bogner Überschall (blue rev)
Marshall 1960B Vintage (2x V30 & 2x G12T75)
TC Electronic G Major
BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower
#7
Quote by Ventor
It's normal then. My friends 5150 sounds like a vacuum cleaner when he doesn't play the guitar with gain at about 50%. It's all in the build quality of the amp, expensive amps are usually less noisy than cheap ones.
Usually a noisegate is needed, or switch to the clean channel when not playing.

did u look at the link?
theres no clean chanell lol i was planning on using a distortion pedal
GEAR
Legend LP
Nylon Acoustic
Legend 10D Amp
Korg AX3G

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#8
Quote by jake_1234
did u look at the link?
theres no clean chanell lol i was planning on using a distortion pedal


I wasn't talking about this amp in particular, but the clean channel on tube amps is usually silent.
And the link is blocked here at work
Jackson KV 2, Jackson COW 7 (both in B), Jackson Demmelition V
Bogner Überschall (blue rev)
Marshall 1960B Vintage (2x V30 & 2x G12T75)
TC Electronic G Major
BBE Sonic Maximizer 422A
Weber Mass 150w
ISP ProRackG
T.Racks Dinopower