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Recently purchased a taylor 214ce. when plugged in, it produces a distorted sound after playing for sometime. any idea what the problem might be?

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  • shainepereir Mar 23, 2011

    i tried changing the batteries already. The distorted sound was still there and after sometime it there was no sound at all.

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Replace the battery. Batteries tend to recover and then go down again when they get weak. Use GOOD alkaline batteries NEVER rechargeable types.

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • Fred Yearian Mar 23, 2011

    OK. Another problem that can happen is the contact of the jack where you plug in your guitar cable. The SECOND contact (there are actually three) on this is what connects the battery. If that contact gets bent or somehow fails, that will cause the exact problem you are seeing. The jack is a "stereo" three conductor jack and when you plug in a MONO type plug, it shorts the one contact to the barrel which complets the battery circuit. Without the battery getting to the preamp the sound will be distorted or non-existent.

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