When I plug in my bass into my bass amp I can't hear it
This started two years ago and I haven't tried to fix it until now, but the problem is, when I plug in my bass I have to wiggle around the cable head to get anything out of the amp. There is only static and buzz coming out. I haven't heard this amp play one bass note for some time now. Any ideas? Any ways to install a new cable input?
Re: When I plug in my bass into my bass amp I can't hear...
Your best bet would be to take it to a guitar shop, or guitar center. Its a real ***** to mess with stuff like that when you dont know what the hell your doing. Could also be your instrument cable, try using a different one just to make sure thats not the problem.
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If you are experiencing chirping or bottoming out the problem is you probably have your bass boost turned all the way up, your frequency responses probably turned all the way up, the speakers may not be able to handle that low of a Hertz, basically anytime you turn everything up on your amp you're going to get more and more disturbance this is most likely what you are hearing if you turn your bass boost down and turn your gain all the way down and the problem stops then this will be your solution, and it is an easy fix all you have to do is keep turning up your gain until you start noticing the Distortion then dial it back 10% you should never use bass boost on an amp it destroys the amp and definitely destroys the speakers
As a 40 year guitarist and repair technician I had to laugh at this until I thought about my younger days of starting out. What I see here is that you made a momentary trigger out of a stomp box that apparently had problems, that you think you can build an electronic bass drum to play it with. Is this correct? See, the amp only gives a bass drum sound ONLY if a bass drum sound goes through it. Amps only provide audio power to the input signal. Where to get you bass drum sound is what you need to find. I believe you are thinking of a sample. A sample is an actual recorded sound of a bass drum that you could actually trigger by stepping on that button. You could find this on most cheaper casio, yamaha, emerson, radioshack, keyboards or drumpads or any of those amateur toys. Most of them allow a trigger pedal to be plugged into it and operational. Now, after you find something with a bass drum sample that you can trigger with your pedal, that device should allow you to plug it into an amp to amplify it. I hope I didn't confuse you much and had a close perspective of what you tried to describe. Please let me know if I can help further.
I would say, that it probably needs a new 9V battery. It had some time to gain some juice after the gig. If a fresh one doesn't help, then the problem could've been the equipment or power outlet distribution at the gig site.
The level control controls the input level coming from your head unit (receiver) to the amp.
Your Sony users manual is a little vague on how to best adjust the level and other controls.
Here is one method that some installers use and works well with most amps.
Most 10" subs sound best between about 80-100hz and below, so start out by setting the LPF at about 80hz. The HPF will not be used. Next turn the bass boost and gain all the way down. Turn on the radio and set all tone controls, bass, midrange, treble to flat, usually "0" on most head units. Turn the volume up to approximately 3/4 volume level or just until you begin to hear distortion. Now, back the volume down until the distortion is gone. Next turn up the gain control on the amp until you hear the subs start to distort then back the gain down until the distortion disappears. Next turn the bass boost up again until the subs begin to distort, then either back the bass boost down or back the gain down until the distortion is gone. You may need to play around with the bass boost and gain controls to get exactly the sound you prefer.