#1
Ever since my last band practice, my amp is always distorted all the time. Even when the gain is turned off, it still sounds distorted. It never used to do this before. I used to be able to get a nice clean tone. But now it's always distorted.

If anyone knows what might be the problem that'd be great. I want to know if I can get if fixed or if I have to get a new amp altogether.

I need to know pretty soon because my band has a gig coming up.

Thanks.
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#2
what kind of amp, guitar, and pickups are you using?
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#3
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what kind of amp, guitar, and pickups are you using?


Guitar: Shecter Diamond Series Damien FR
Pickups: EMG-HZ
Amp: 100W Randall
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#4
You might've damaged the speaker cone. How loud were you playing?
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#5
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You might've damaged the speaker cone. How loud were you playing?


Very.
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#7
Quote by Globocop
Ever since my last band practice, my amp is always distorted all the time. Even when the gain is turned off, it still sounds distorted. It never used to do this before. I used to be able to get a nice clean tone. But now it's always distorted.

If anyone knows what might be the problem that'd be great. I want to know if I can get if fixed or if I have to get a new amp altogether.

I need to know pretty soon because my band has a gig coming up.

Thanks.


You say it sounds "distorted" all the time. Is it good distortion? Like the kind that you want sometimes? Or is it bad distortion, like something is all blowed up...

-J
#8
Well, you just stumbled onto distortion the same way the originals did. Your amps broke bro, the sautering (spellcheck?) on one of the resistors could have melted with the extra heat loud playing produces.

Open your amp up and look for any pock marks or burn spots in your guts.

Then again you could just leave it and you wouldn't have to use a pedal/overdrive switch
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#9
Quote by seanjp7
your amp just wants you to play some metal instead of the rolling gays

100% agreed
#10
Quote by seanjp7
your amp just wants you to play some metal instead of the rolling gays


Pure poetry..... RRRWWWAAARRRRRRRR!!!!!!
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Acoustic: B200
#11
Quote by gizmodious
Well, you just stumbled onto distortion the same way the originals did. Your amps broke bro, the sautering (spellcheck?) soldering on one of the resistors could have melted with the extra heat loud playing produces.

Open your amp up and look for any pock marks or burn spots in your guts.

Then again you could just leave it and you wouldn't have to use a pedal/overdrive switch

there ya go.

i dunno exactly what the problem could be, best get it checked out by a tech.
Gibson SG Standard + 18volt EMG-81 & 85
Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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#12
Thanks, I'll take it in to get checked at the music store.
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The years go fast
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the days go so slow
."