#1
Hi, newbie player here. I have a 10W Peavey bass amp and stupidly decided to plug in an electric guitar into it. After a while I notice alot of buzzing noises coming from the amp, and occasionally cracks and pops. And as I'm typing this I hear a steam whistle noise followed by a pop!

I read somewhere that it could also be my cord. I don't have another cord to test with at the moment so I'm wondering if anyone can help me? Do I need a new cord or a new amp? Thanks
#2
You will find out when you try it with a new cord. And amps can be repaired, you know...
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#4
well when i play a low note, sometimes the sound goes out for a second and then you'll hear a pop. it only sounds decent (but still not good as before) when the volume's set real low. otherwise, i get a weak sound with alot of distortion in the back

I just hope it's not my guitar..
#6
Sounds like its your cabel. I'm like 99% sure but I could be wrong.......I've had over 15 cabels in the past year or so and broke all but three....no joke lol
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Quote by Ninja Penguin77
Sounds like its your cabel. I'm like 99% sure but I could be wrong.......I've had over 15 cabels in the past year or so and broke all but three....no joke lol


I'm assuming that you are using cheap cables?

I use to buy cheap cables and they would always break within a few months. But a few years ago I splurged and bought a really nice Monster cable and I have never had any problems with it!
#8
I don't know what kind of cables I have but they came with my used amp. Now when I hit the E string, the sound goes out in the middle of the tone. So it's like RRRRRR*pop*______________*pop*RRRR, the _____ being no sound. Sorry if I'm not making any sense
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I don't know what kind of cables I have but they came with my used amp. Now when I hit the E string, the sound goes out in the middle of the tone. So it's like RRRRRR*pop*______________*pop*RRRR, the _____ being no sound. Sorry if I'm not making any sense


Makes perfect sense to me - the "R"s are the note the ______ are no sound, and the *pop* is, well, a pop lol

Definitely sounds like a bad cable!
#10
1. Plug a new cable into with your amp and guitar.

2. Try a different guitar.

3. If all those work then try diff cable and amp.
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#12
I'd check cable first, then is...

it could be your input jack just from reading what you had said. I'd have some who knows about guitar look at your input jack b/c it may be loose or losing signal.
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#14
had the same problem, i heard noises like a radar something really weird. the cables were the problem.
#15
so i tried plugging my electric into the amp and i don't notice any distortions/pops. is it my bass then?
#17
Quote by Sandman61
had the same problem, i heard noises like a radar something really weird. the cables were the problem.


did you get any pings? did you find Red October?

Just kidding.

I woud probably say the cable or the jack.

Good luck, man. Later.
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#18
A guitar would not ruin a bass amp, however a bass would damage a guitar amp after some use.
#19
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I only ever pay 10-15 pounds for a cable and they always break...hmm


I dont pay alot for my cables either however ive yet to break one...
and I use them in the studio every day....coiling them up at the end of the time.
#20
sounds like a cable problem but check it with a good cable just to make sure. Should be no problem with a guitar into a bass amp, dont ever do it the other way around, you plug a bass into a guitar amp your amp will get fried.
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