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In an old instrument, solder connections can get knocked around and become brittle if not done well. Bad shielding and bad grounding is a common issue with instruments and their lead cables. Check your solder connections inside the control cavity of your bass. Look specifically for the wire that leads from the top of a potentiometer to the bridge. That is ...


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I would say, firstly, that the question is a bit vague. I'm not sure if the buzzing is intermittent, varies with control settings or the proximity of the guitar to the amp or other sundry electronic devices. I also don't know if this is a new phenomenon for the OP or something that has always happened. A new buzz would suggest to me that the amp has maybe ...


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Turn the amp really loud. Even though solid state amps should not be aware of loudness this one required running at least 75% of power to play. Some people call it breathing level of an amp. Even though I did not get best distortion in the world it was distortion not terrible buzz. I still prefer topo morto's solution but this is important to test fully ...


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The most common way guitarist chain their effects together is in series. This means that the original output source (the guitar) is plugged in to the input of the first effects pedal and the output from that pedal is plugged into the input of the next one and so on. The last pedal's output is plugged in to your amplifier. This is often called an effects "...


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Yes, it's a common problem - you want to get your distortion from your amp, but you want to apply delay and reverb (or looping) to that distorted sound, rather than having reverb and delay that is itself distorted. One solution is to get an amp with an effects loop of course, but even then people often find that some pedals don't work well in loops that can ...


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Since the acoustic sounds fine it's not the amp. It's the single coil pickups on the strat picking up noise from the electrical system in your house. It's very common. The kinds of pickups used in acoustic guitars don't have this problem. Try moving to a different area of your house and/or turning off all lights and other electrical equipment.


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Before you go monkeying with the inner workings of your amp...double check your amp settings...they are known to cause "distortion", lol. If the settings are not helping, most likely you have a ground issue. Did you introduce any new electronics or appliances that may be sharing the same circuit? Or change the config of the signal path? Pick up a ground ...


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To answer this question, you (and we) need to know: What kinds of sounds are you trying to achieve? How you're trying to achieve them - do you want to get your basic sound from your amp? Or do you want to get your basic sound from your pedals, with your amp set clean? Do you even need an amp at all? What problem with your current gear prevents you from ...


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It would appear that you've answered your own question! If your amp sucks, as you say, then it needs upgrading. Then listen to your pedals through the newer, better quality amp., and think whether you need to upgrade those too.


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This device is really meant for practicing when on the move. If you are playing somewhere where you have power there are other headphone amps that are way better. If you absolutely must use it and want a power solution, simply buy a power supply that provides 3V and wire it directly to the terminals in the battery compartment, making sure you have them the ...



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