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Peavey vypyr VIP 2 loud buzz

I received a peavey vypyr VIP 2 this past Christmas and it sometimes works, but other times I turn the amp on and get this extremely loud buzzing/screeching sound. It's not feedback because it happens even without anything plugged in and when the volume knob is turned to 0. I've tried using a different power chord, using a different outlet, and plugging into a surge protector, but it still happens. I can never be sure when it'll work fine and when it's gonna just sound like someone dropped a live microphone in the garbage disposal. I have look inside at the speaker with a flashlight and everything appears to be connected and the speaker doesn't seem to have any visible damage or short. I have been careful with the amp itself so it hasn't been dropped to the extent of my knowledge unless the retailer dropped it before I purchased it. Any idea what's going on with my amp? I know it's not feedback or a problem with volume or gain.

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Hi there.

You have have been unfortunate enough to experience an uncommon failure. The bass driver has failed. It is a Black Widow that can have the basket/cone/voice coil assembly replaced as a complete unit. The magnet unbolts from the basket and you bolt on a new one. Classic field service designed product. You will be able to get a new basket from a Peavey equipment stockist. Just ask for a 15' Black Widow replacement basket They cost about $180 here in Australia and you can easily change it yourself. Good Luck and happy jamming.

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Sounds like wiring problems. Unhook everything, then get owners manual for proper instruction

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

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You could also use speakers rated less than 400 RMS provided you dont crank the volume knobs all the way up.
I think the CS400 is 200 Watts RMS per channel into 8 ohms
400 watts bridged

Here's the manual. You'll need acrobat to open it.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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That 28V RMS means how many RMS volts max comes out of the speaker terminals.
As long as your speakers can handle a couple hundred watts , youre fine.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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I had the same problem with my amp. you need to re solder or replace and re solder one of your jacks. Most likely the JK1 the jack that you plug your guitar chord into. If you take your amp apart you can wiggle the jack, it probably just needs to be re soldered onto the board, very easy fix. (Be careful with the IC4 chip connecting the holder plate, its very common to break the pins during the repair process. Just unscrew it from the metal plate and that will keep it from wiggling and breaking off). I found a web site that sells the JK1 jack for like 5 bucks but you can prob. contact Korg in NY and order the part or have a guitar shop order it for you. Good Luck!!

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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