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Amp not comming on until strings played hard.

My Genz benz guitar amp sometime wont turn on or give any sound unless I hit / play the strings hard. The lights come on but the amp wont make any sound until I lightly hit the top of the amp or hit the strings of my instrument hard. I have 2 of these nice amps and both do the same thing. I snt one of the to Genz Benz 8 months ago and thy said they couldn't find any thing wrong. I bought another being afraid of that one amp messing up again / as I really like them. Now I have 2 amps doing the same thing. The 1 st one that I sent off finally made a load buzzing sound when it died. Then I sent it off to Genz Benz. Now they have been bought out by Fender and the c

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Could be a guitar cable, but you said it comes good when you tap the amp?
Some of these are tube amps so id take a peak and see if you have a blown valve.
They will either not light up or will have a blue purle glow about them

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Check your cables - I've had similar problems with various amps playing various guitars; the guitar electronics and the amp electronics are fine, but the cable is damaged internally and this causes the same problems as you have described. Have you tried using a different cable? Buy a different one, try it out, and see if you have the same problem. If you have a friend who plays, let them plug their cable and guitar in the amp - if it works, your faulty cable is the issue. Hope that helps!

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