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Annoying buzz produced from all monitor/line-out jacks

I bought a used (though claimed to be untouched) 2488 about a month ago, and me and my guitarist have been trying to figure out how to eliminate a buzz that comes out of our monitor source no matter which output we use. We've tried a couple power amps (an older Sony and a newer Pioneer) and both of them buzz. I don't believe it comes from within the machine because headphones are completely silent. Anyone know how to get rid of this or where I should send the machine to fix it, or is this beyond repair?!

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  • therippah Dec 11, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the buzz is created without recording anything. If I play the Tascam demo track or play a CD through the CD drive the buzz is still there unless I listen with headphones. I know it's not the RCA cables or the power amp because I've tried different cables, two different power amps, and the kicker is that if I use my guitarist's Boss BR-8 recorder there is no buzz through the output.

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Hi, you have a bad cord on one of your instruments. Its that or you have a bad instrument connection. Same thing happened to me. Switch cords until you find the noisy one.

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