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#1
I turned on my Peavey valve king, and plugged in a frankenstien type guitar that I put together, and I started to turn up the volume when I heard someone talking through my amplifier.

it was like some televangelist radio station reading the bible. it was weird as all get out...

does anyone have an explaination for this? I mean, why is my guitar preaching to me, or is it just a sign from god?
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#3
Your amp was picking up radio signals, not really uncommon.

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#4
what do I do to make it stop?
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#5
Quote by Mike1109
Your amp was picking up radio signals, not really uncommon.

My friends pedal would always do that.
#6
its really creeping me out...
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#7
Quote by Mike1109
Your amp was picking up radio signals, not really uncommon.


Yeah it happens all the time, it has something to do where it's located and where the sockets are that it's plugged into.
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#8
The obvious explaination is that The Good Lord has noticed the Devil's tainted presence in your soul, and as such has declared the Final Judgement upon you.

A more 'out there' approach is that your amp is picking up random radiowaves.
#9
Quote by guitarmakerpugh
I turned on my Peavey valve king, and plugged in a frankenstien type guitar that I put together, and I started to turn up the volume when I heard someone talking through my amplifier.

it was like some televangelist radio station reading the bible. it was weird as all get out...

does anyone have an explaination for this? I mean, why is my guitar preaching to me, or is it just a sign from god?

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#10
I was using a dinosaur dtm wah and chorus at the time, could that be like the pedal?
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"I'm still trying to figure
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#11
Quote by Retro Rocker
The obvious explaination is that The Good Lord has noticed the Devil's tainted presence in your soul, and as such has declared the Final Judgement upon you.


that would explain the burning sensation in my hands when I picked up the guitar...
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Morley Wah

"I'm still trying to figure
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#12
It's the same reason why speakers will make that digital chirping noise when cell phones get near them. The circuitry in amplification technology pick up RF. In the case of your situation, it's picking up the RF of a local station and unfortunately, it's doing its job...amplifying the signal.

You can try moving it to a different power circuit or maybe try shielding the amps circuitry in some way, but it's not that uncommon of a problem.

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#13
I have it on a surge protector, the power should not be the problem, how would i sheild the circutry?
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"I'm still trying to figure
out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."
#15
Surge protector wouldn't make a difference for this particular problem, if the signal is being transferred via the power lines.

As for the shielding, that I honestly don't know. Depends on the amp, really. They make this shielding foil stuff, you could coat the inside of your amp with it to help.

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#16
lol, the first thing you think of is "A message from god"?

Just try moving your amp to a different spot.

And has everyone noticed that Christians always say "it's satanic, and evil"
Using fear as a way to convince people.
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#17
my Randall often picks up a German radio channel AND I F**KING HATE GERMAN!!!

anyway, I've heard that it's mainly tube amps that does that.... not some phantom God or "unholy" spirits!


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#18
[quote="'Anno[fzk"]']And has everyone noticed that Christians always say "it's satanic, and evil"
Using fear as a way to convince people.

I've heard that like a million times.... I've also got the "You are going to hell when you die 'cause you dont believe in God!"

WTF!? I dont care where the **** I end up! If it's heaven I'll be ****ing angels in eternity if it's Hell I'll be ****ing demons in eternity! Pretty win - win situation if you ask me!

anyway, I dont believe in any of that bull****! But here's what I believe: Religion = Brainwashing!

....thank you!


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#21
it happens...
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#22
thanks guys. i am going to get some of the sheilding foil... or look for some at least.
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les paul model i built myself
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bass i built myself
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"I'm still trying to figure
out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."
#24
Play some Slayer - Angel of death, that'll teach God.
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#25
this has happened to a lot of people, me included.

but why is it always a Christian radio station? of almost EVERY instance I've heard, it's always people picking up a Christian station!
#27
Quote by Tomo J O
Play some Slayer - Angel of death, that'll teach God.


yeah... that would be good, twould be hilarious...
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bass i built myself
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#28
Quote by -heartbreaker-
this has happened to a lot of people, me included.

but why is it always a Christian radio station? of almost EVERY instance I've heard, it's always people picking up a Christian station!


I'll give you a non-Christian station example then: at the university where I work, we get this issue alot with the university station. Partly because of the reasons I said, and partly because in the past, they used to send some signal through the localized power to help boost on campus reception inside buildings.

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#29
cool... its good to know that I am not the only one, and that I am not just tempting a god.
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bass i built myself
Morley Wah

"I'm still trying to figure
out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets."
#30
reminds me of spinal tap when the guy's wireless picks up radio
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#31
You're picking up radio signals, bro. Sometimes, late at night, if I turn on my distortion pedal and turn it and my amp up a little, I can hear Spanish music. Quite clearly, too. It's freaky. ):
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#32
Try investing in some good pre-amp tubes, that usually gets rid of that problem.
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#33
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#34
It's a message from God. Change the road you're on before it's too late!


Just kidding! Your amp is just picking up radio signals.
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#37
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#38
I always hear about these stories, can anyone tell me how to actually pick a signal like that up from my amp because I'm really interested?
#40
Yeah man...it happens like everybody's been saying. My old Traynor head has done it a few times for whatever reason, but I've never been given the opportunity to drown out some hard core bible thumpin' with some hard core heavitude.

The intro to black sabbath comes to mind as the perfect flat 5th-devils note prog. to be hammering on while drowning it out
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