Question about Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Guitar amplifier cracks when turning off - Audio Players & Recorders

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 92 Answers

So when you hit the power switch to turn it off you get a crackling sound? This is fairly common with many guitar amps as they don't have a relay which cuts the speaker output when the switch is turned off. What you are hearing is the capacitors draining down. If all else works ok with the amp then there's nothing to worry about.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I turn on the amp, I get a loud hum. plugging into the jack doesn't change anything. turning the dials doesn't change anything. when I turn off the amp it makes a loud crack.


i) Disconnect one lead of loudspeaker & insert an open-ended guitar cable into headphone socket.

ii) Put a dc voltmeter across open end jack then turn Frontman ON for a few seconds.

iii) The reading should be about 0volts - if the voltage is high (27v), then it is likely that the PA chip TDA1514A has blown.

iv) If,however, the voltage is correct in iii) , then reconnect speaker & put guitar cable into the POWER AMP IN socket & connect other end to guitar...Turn on briefly, if there is still hum then fault is in the output stages & will require chassis removal to solve.

Feb 23, 2011 | Fender FrontmanTrade 25r Combo Guitar...

1 Answer

When I turn on the amp it turns on, but it doesn't amplify my guitar/ work at all.


Check the power transformer first to see if tou are getting power to the amplifier section. If you are getting power, your problem is probably the power transist is bad.

Oct 04, 2010 | Pyramid GA610 600 Watts Dual Channel...

1 Answer

When turn on the amplifier without guitar and with guitar, it sounds really loud and earing senstation is horrible it seems like the speaker will go to explote it is a strange bad sound


That could be a number of problems, without looking at it its hard to diagnose.
The best solution would be to take it in to a local music store or repair specialist because unless you are a trained professional, working with guitar amplifiers can be dangerous.

Feb 07, 2010 | Fender Frontman 65R 65W 1x12 Guitar Combo...

2 Answers

Spider III amp stopped making sound


After making sure your guitar cable is OK (they often cause the problem) check the inout jack on the amp. They often get broken by yanking cable sideways.

Oct 26, 2009 | Line 6 Spider Iii 15 Modeling Guitar...

2 Answers

My paeveybandit 112 is buzing when i turn it up


Check the power supply area for bad connections especially near the large capacitors. If one or more of those are disconnected, the DC voltage will have some noisy AC on it that will sound like a buzz.

Keep us posted.
Dan

May 15, 2009 | Washburn Amplifiers: 25 WATT Guitar...

2 Answers

Amp turns on but no sound even with diff guitars and cords


Hi Dan
I wish I could just say what to fix, but you can not do this at home. Line 6 is a great amp and worth the time taking it down to the music shop , to be looked at an give you a repair estimate. good luck keep on rocking in the free world. DFD

Apr 12, 2009 | Line 6 Spider Iii 15 Modeling Guitar...

3 Answers

Guitar Problem I Think.


First check your guitar to amp cord.
The pickup, audio jack, or pickup selection switch may be defective.

Nov 04, 2008 | Washburn Amplifiers: 25 WATT Guitar...

1 Answer

When I turn the power on on my Peavey blazer 158 guitar amp nothing happens. Is there a fuse?


Hi I have written two troubleshooting guides on the issues you have try them at http://www.howtodothings.com/electronics/how-to-fix-the-fuse-on-your-guitar-amplifier

Let me know if you still face a problem

Oct 13, 2008 | Peavey AMPLIFIER, 1000 WPC, DDT, 8/4/2...

1 Answer

Problem with pickup on guitar washburn d46


Hello woizo,

The windings of the pickup might be bad. Basically these are magnetic pickups that take the string vibrations and by using transducers converts the vibrations into electrical energy and the by using preamplifier's and finally a main amplifier it takes the electrical energy and then turns it into sound. It sounds like in your case the pickups need to be repaired or replaced.

Now I would check the amplifier first and the run a test on the output of the guitar to make sure the potentiometers (volume, tone, etc) are ok. If these are ok then I would really suspect the pickups.

I hope this helps,

Thank you,

Shuttle83

Apr 13, 2008 | Car Audio & Video

2 Answers

Guitar/amplifier 'buzz'


I have two amps .i need to know how to set the knobs on them. to get the best sound out of them .i have a crate and a drive elite.i am a beginner. they are both bass amps. so PLEASE HELP ME

Dec 27, 2007 | Sony Xplod 1200W Class AB Bridgeable 2-Ch....

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

61 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

101554 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4751 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71672 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...