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My fishman soloamp has a bad buzz noise when I plug in an acoustical guitar with a fishman pickup

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It is usually caused by interference somewhere in the room. A major source is art CRT such as a TV ot computer monitor. First try turning off any other electic devices in the room. Your could also see if there is a ground lift switch on the amp. If that dosen't do it, you can try lining the cavity of your guitar with tin foil. I t sounds weird but it does cut back on some interference. If none of those work, bring your amp to your local tech and have the preamp tubes tested. It may be that one of them is going bad.

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SOURCE: loud buzzing when amp connects to guitar

The buzzing noise could be caused by a grould feedback loop. This occures when the amp is plugged into one power socket and the guitar's amp is plugged into a drifferent power socket.
Try to use a power board, plug in all your devices into this power board and plug the power board into a power socket.

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Its possible that if you changed strings the saddle might have changed position in its slot. It has to sit uniformly on top of the piezo element in order to work properly. Try testing the pickup(piezo element) first before suspecting the preamp.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: My Fishman Loudbox 100 bass speaker buzzes- what

It is a poor ground but it is not necessarily in your amp.
If it is only buzzing when you have a guitar or other piece of equipment connected try a new lead cable.
If it buzzes all of the time......remove the cover at the rear of the amp and remove control panel.
Inspect the feed line to the input. If it is loose or broken....repair or take to have repaired.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009

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