#1
my amp has recently developed a constant buzz (like touching the end of a cable) with and without the cable plugged in - any ideas what could be causing this ? my amp also sounds like its constantly on a light overdrive setting when its on clean and no overdrive is on, any ideas

thanks
#2
Get ready for lots of MG bashing!
I used to use an MG, never encountered the problem you're having.
Take it and get it checked out at a store, they'll probably figure it out straight away.
Rock on!
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#4
It is a poorly constructed amp. The buzz could be a problem around the input jack. The overdrive bleeding through could be a problem with relays or whatever it is used on this amp between the channels. It would not be worth fixing really.
#5
Theres no standard thing that goes out on MGs. And a long list of possible sources of the problem. Most of the time diagnosing and fixing a SS will cost more than the amp does.
#7
I'm not even gonna read the thousands of "It's an MG that's your problem" posts, so I hope this hasn't been said.

Have you tried a back up cable or friends guitar? The issue could be seated in either of them.
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#8
i've tried my prs, fender and 6 different leads still no luck, could it be a problem with the speaker ? just a horrible crackling noise
#9
Doubt it's your speaker. The amp could very well be on it's way out. I'd take it to a repair shop and ask for a diagnostic. Might be new-amp time.

MG's are notorious for being shoddy in construction (you might already know that?) and if you've tried several cables/guitars that rules out a bad output on a guitar, AND it rules out bad cables.
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#10
the amps about two years old, paid about £180 for it, any ideas on how much it would cost to fix ?
#11
No clue. A lot of people say that a solid state is generally more expensive to fix than it is to replace... but there's so much solid-state hate around here it's hard to judge. Just take it in and find out.
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#12
wait u have a prs and i fender but still using and mg ur better off going and getting a new amp
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#13
my local music store charge £20 just for lookin at it, i'll go in say what my problem is and see what they say, ill make a recordin that should help them narrow it down, oh well christmas in 13 weeks if i dont get it repaired ill get a new one, any recommendations ? my budget will be about £250 / $500
#14
what do u play? as in genres
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#15
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what do u play? as in genres


This. Although I'm of little help in this department (not a huge amount of experience like a lot of these guys) is it just for home practice? Or do you gig/drummer/band anything like that?
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#16
all sorts :P i've been playin for 5 years - big fan of satriani mostly play rock and blues, the last song i learnt before my amp broke was la grange by zz top

only for home practice although it still needs to be loud lol at least a 50 watt
#17
Tube or solid-state? (50w of tube is huge...)
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#19
Hrm I was hoping by this point someone would have jumped in and recommended an amp... I have zero experience with tubes, at least anything serious. You might be pressed to make another thread and give them all the info you gave here (budget, genres, tube/solid state preference) and let someone who is more qualified help ya out.
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#20
We can run with this thread. Give me a hot minute to run some things together.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.
#21
http://www.thomann.de/gb/blackheart_handsome_devil_combo_bh15_112.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/orange_ad5.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/laney_lc15110.htm
http://www.thomann.de/gb/epiphone_blues_custom_30_uk.htm

All good choices. Personally, I think the Handsome Devil and the AD5 are the best options, but try them all out and see for yourself. VK isn't a bad option either, it just sounds alot better with a speaker and tube swap, which raises the price into the territory of better amps.
I'm putting my GAS on hold
for a couple months in order to pimp my ride.


Don't judge me.