I use this amp for my guitar rig, i think i've pushed too much last day and it started to drop some smoke, but when i opened it there wasn't any burnt at first sight and still works... i'm not shure where the smoke could come from. Sorry my english i haven't used it in a while. Any ideas?
p/d: i suspect of a little component that is above the power transistor, but not shure what it is.
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Re: smoke in the back
If it still works leave it alone and use it as it is. Smoke usually comes from the emitter resistors of the power transistors if they're pushed too hard. Those resistors are about the only electronic devices that still work after you let the magic smoke out.
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With GM cars in general, I have found it is best to change the battery and alternator both out together. If one is weak it will take out the other in no time. These parts are both dirt cheap at a junkyard. Believe it or not, a junkyard delco alternator or battery is much better than a duro=last silver rebuilt in mexico.
You may also still have wiring problems remaining from the previous failure. GM dummy lights and gauges are notorious for being inaccurate, to the point that they hardly even function. At least rig up a volt meter that you can keep an eye on while driving, for a few days, to verify your alternator is actually outputting the right voltage.
It's most likely the battery isn't producing enough voltage, though it may have been adequate for your other guitar.
However, you should discuss the issue asap with your dealer and/or Taylor support.
Have you tried another cable between amp and guitar? Usually the cable goes bad first. Have you tried another amp or possibly tried another guitar on your rig? If this still indicates that your guitar's Standard 1/4" TS Jack is noisy, remove the oval cover over the jack and check the solder joints for the wiring. Follow the wires back to the tone and volume pots and check those solder joints. If everything is secure...Plug in, power up and check for noise while turning the volume pots stop to stop. If the pots make a scratching noise, shut down rig and unplug the guitar. Get a can of spray contact cleaner with a small extension tube (available at electronic shops) to spray in the pots while turning them. (May have to remove pots fom the guitar to get at small openings on side of pot can.) Spray jack and test for noise. Jack STILL
noisy...If you can solder...unwire old jack, remove from guitar, take to electronic shop, match to Standard 1/4" TS Jack, install in guitar, resolder wire connections and test. If you cannot solder...take guitar to
a reputable shop or dealer that does this repair. Good Luck! P.S. The
spray contact cleaner can be used on the amp jack, pots and switches
too...just make sure the amp is unplugged from the power supply before
doing any spraying.
Hi I just recently purchased a Behringer GMX 212 and had similar volume dropout on the clean channel only Channel 2 works better and has more punch in clean mode.I went to the shop where I purchased it with a 7 day warranty from some indian dude here in Nadi Fiji, and there was another GMX 212on the floor so I decided to try it out. This was a new amp. I plugged into the clean channel and turned it up full volume on guitar and amp adn heard the volume drop of in the amp in almost a curve and then the whole amp just cut out. We unplugged and waited, turned the amp off, and then on and stil no sound. We then tried the guitar and cord in another amp. The other amp was fine. Can you solve this problem.......my gut feeling is this happens a lot to Behringer amps.
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Go download the drivers from NI site, and try those.. if that doesnt work, there is ASIO4ALL... google and read.,. this will help ya
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