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Guitar Amp trouble...... Gets power but either no sound or very little.

Hey, hope you can help me. I have a Torque guitar amplifier and the thing is just playing up and I can't afford to have it repaired so need to tackle the thing myself. It turns on as normal but just wont put out any sound. At best I get broken sound of such poor quality that it sounds more like a weak buzzing noise but that just comes at totally random intervals and then that sound will disappear. I have tried different leads so its not a lead problem and I dont think it is the actual speaker itself either as I have tried just plugging headphones into the amp only to get the exact same results. So..... Gets power but wont produce any sound apart from random spurts of sound so bad in quality it sounds like a cheap kiddies keyboard that is running low on batteries (literally). Same result with or without headphones. What can I do? Thanks, Lee Usher

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Your problem sounds very similar to mine. I have a Marshal that does the same thing. It gets power but either no sound comes out or it's fragmented and buzzing. I took the circuit board out and found that a fuse had pulled/been knocked loose and was hanging free. If you take your amp apart, make sure you unplug it first. You're going to be be looking for something that look likes a small lego that suspended above the circuit board by wires coming out of both ends. If ones of these wires has pulled free then that's your problem. You can temporarily fix it by pressing the wire back into the circuit board and placing electrical tape over the top of the fuse to hold it all in place. If you do this, however, you can't play loud or it will rattle loose again and you don't really get more than about 10 minutes of play time. I'm about to solder mine whenever the guns arrives, so I'll let you know if this is a DIY project or not.

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Washburn amp no power

Hiya, check the obvious first, fuse, power cable, power switch make sure they OK.

If problems not there, then is probably main board power supply/transformer but i'm sure you can find someone in the area with electronic experience (start with the transformer). Nice thing about old gear is that the electronics was always pretty much the same and simple.

Hope that helps

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Change the voltage from 240v to 120v


Unless there is a 240/120 switch on the back, this amplifier cannot change voltage. The only way is to replace the power transformer, and when you do that you need to use the exact model transformer Peavey uses for the 120 version. I have also seen differences in handling power outside of just a different transformer for USA/Euro models.
The differences between these two market models might be beyond what is cost-effective to convert.

If it is the Peavey blazer 158, they go for as cheap as 100 bucks here in the states. Or buy one new for 120.00 bucks and 4.99 shipping:

Best advice: sell it for what ever you can get and buy one here.

Hope this helps!

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turn that ****** on and get a can of freeze spray. coming and going type issues is usually related to a failing electrolytic capacitor. there may also be a bad mosfet, rectifier, diode, etc. i would be suspect to caps. schematics probably only available thru crate and you have to pay a couple bucks, but trust me its worth the couple bucks spent and having it on its way than wasting hours online not getting anywhere. by the way i checked my sources and came up with nada.

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Guitar Problem I Think.

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

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I have not played my electric guitar for months now there is no sound coming through the amp, the amp works ok

probably have active pickups on the guitar.
if there's a plate on the back, get a small phillips screwdriver, take the plate off, and put a new 9 volt battery in.

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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

Let me know if you still face a problem

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Power but no sound

There is a long list of things that can go wrong.
maybe you have played so hard, that the amp is broken.
so.. you can measure on the printboard, and see if you have the right voltage.
but you need the scematics.
Or maybe the soundspeaker is broken..

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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,


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AMp keeps blowing fuses

Hi You can refer to my detailed solution above...if you still have issues please feel free to contact.


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