Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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1/4 inch TRS male plug spacing difference

The TRS length varies in the female receptacles for male plugs 1/4-inch TRS (stereo) cables. I've seen the problem with Behringer and Donner headphone amps and Hosa 1/4-inch TS female to TRS male ...
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Amp hums with input jack (without plugging guitar in) but completely silent without input [duplicate]

I have a fender mustang v.1, when I turn on the power, and put gain and master and volume to max no sound comes out but as soon as I plug the input cable there is loud humm and when i plug my guitar ...
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Why is amp volume dropping shortly after turning on

I've got an old Roland silver Cube amp. It's worked great for years, but now the volume drops precipitously at random moments shortly after it's turned on. After it's warmed up for 20 minutes or so, ...
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is it possible to make my electric guitar have a metal or rocky kinda sound?

I've seen a lot online about using the different knobs but i have an amp with only 3 of them: Treble, Volume and Gain. There's also a boost button but I haven't seen much about that. On the guitar ...
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Will this 4X12 cab wiring configuration work as intended?

I have an idea of how I could wire my 4X12 amp cab to allow me to easily switch between 1, 2 or all 4 speakers. But I want to know if I'm missing something in my plan before I jump in. Instead of just ...
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Monoprice 15 watt 112 with 8ohm speaker. External cabinet questions

I have a Monoprice Stage Right 15 Watt tube amp which has an internal 8 ohm speaker. I have built an external cabinet, and installed a 8ohm speaker, which I had from an older amp. How about if I wire ...
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Marshall mg 4 pedal and code 50 amp

I bought a Marshall CODE50 amp and they sent me an mg 4 pedal with it. Is there any way to make it work with the CODE50, and what is the difference?
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Why buy a keyboard combo amp instead of a powered speaker?

I'm not looking to start a flame war; I'm looking for actual technical details. It's a serious question; I'm planning on replacing my aging keyboard combo amp. Looking at the prices and specs of ...
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How can I set up the equipment I have so I can play the guitar with a backing track (laptop) and using headphones?

I have a guitar, two amps, a pedal and a pair of headphones. My target is to somehow set these devices up in a way that would allow me to play the guitar along with a backing track coming from a ...
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What makes Peavey amps so unique?

The more I listen to Peavey guitar amps the more I want one. To me there is just something magical about the gain structure of those amps especially the 5150 and all the models that succeeded it. Is ...
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How to use an expression pedal with Yamaha THR10 II?

The Yamaha THR10 II has a USB port on the back but doesn't have RCA in/out ports on the backs like other models seem to have. I have tried to search some forums about how the set up is supposed to ...
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How to stop buzz and radio interference on a mini amp

I'm a beginner and recently bought my mini amp (borne strike g30) but it keeps picking up radio signals and making a really annoying buzz. When I change rooms sometimes the buzz will either go up or ...
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How to make a mini amp sound like rock (distorted/ overdrive)

I'm a beginner and have been getting some trouble with my mini amp. It's the borne strike g30 (brazilian brand) and its settings are: a drive switch (which honestly just seems to be making the volume ...
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Recording audio from amplifier to mobile

I wanna record audio from an amplifier (this) via android phone. I have a 6.3mm trs and 3.5mm trrs jack. I wanna know how to wiring them for recording purposes. For example: 6.3mm left and right ...
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How to fix broken speaker connection terminal [closed]

Amp model: Roland JC-77 How to fix broken speaker connection terminal? OR Where to buy a replacement part? See picture below
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Plugged my US(110v) Fender Rumble into EU(240v) socket

For reasons I wont go into I accidentally fried my amp. My question: Is it possible to fix? I know sometimes the Power transistor 'blows'. At the moment the LED doesn't even light up. I'd like to ...
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Guitar - How to switch from clean to hi-gain

I'm tyring to reverse-engineer how this cover was done: Around that time stamp we can see the player switch from clean (not totally clean) to hi-gain by toggling the ...
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Trying to Commentate using gaming headsets (TRSS connections) [closed]

My goal is to have 4 headsets (with mics) commentate at softball games over livestream. We currently are able to use a splitter and have 2 headsets running, but am looking to jump to 4. We are ...
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Grounding issue with multiple guitars and multiple amps in multiple rooms

Three amps (Mustang GTX-100, Mustang GTX-50, and an Acoustic). All brand new. Three electric guitars. Fender Deluxe Nashville Tele, noiseless pickups, 5-way switch, brand new. Fender Mustang Special &...
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Can I use a guitar amp with an electric bass? [duplicate]

I have a passive bass and a Fender Frontman 15g guitar amp. Is it safe to use the amp with my bass?
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What type(s) of equipment is needed for real-time distortion / tone modulation on an electric guitar?

My goal is to play Seven Nation Army (Glitch Mob Remix) on my electric guitar. I am pretty much a beginner. I don't even have an amplifier for my guitar yet (just practicing acoustic). But the good ...
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Why guitar amplifier manuals require turning on with master volume down

In various manuals (regardles tube or solid state) I read that I should turn amplifier on with volume down. What's reason behind this? Is it protecting my hearing or amplifier itself?
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Headrush (multi effects) into Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 Amp - Issue!

I have a Mesa Boogie Mark V 35 practice amp, and I love the natural tone of this amp on the clean and red channels. It is fantastic to play it 'straight'/'raw' without any effects. However I have a ...
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I need a stage vocal monitor. Can I use a spare amp?

I sing backups and play bass. Sometimes it's hard to hear my singing, and would like a stage monitor so I can hear my voice. I have a spare guitar amp. Can this be used as a vocal monitor? How would I ...
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How to Connect Fender Champion 20 Amp to the Bluetooth Beats Studio 3 Headset

I have Fender Champion 20 amp. I want to connect amp to the beats studio headset. I found Bluetooth Aux Kit. Is it enough? If not what do you suggest. Thanks for your suggestions.
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What setting should I set on my amp and guitar to copy the sound for the choice from TLOU? have a Fender Champion 20 and Epiphone SG Special P-90 [closed]

just a new guitar player learning his favourite melody from a game and was wondering how to recreate that sound, What setting should I set on my amp and guitar to copy the sound for the choice from ...
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TRRS > 2 x TRS bypass to amplify laptop headphones not working, headphones channel mute

I'm trying to amplify the headphones output of my laptop as the volume is too low during calls and such. The laptop has a combined TRRS female 3.5 jack output. I've used a splitter to split that into ...
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Instrument or line level for recording amplifier through headphone jack?

I just got a digital combo amplifier and the only outputs it has are USB and a headphone jack. I am trying to record it by using a 3.5 mm to dual 1/4 inch adapter and plugging it into my interface. ...
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Theoretical difference between amp distortion and distortion from a pedal

For the last few months I have been playing electric guitar on a small 5W tube amp with a nice saturated gain channel. This past weekend I picked up a Big Muff Pi pedal, which I believe is classified ...
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Hooking up my Avlex PA-200 or Fender PX-22080 mixing console to two Passive studio Monitors with RCA inputs. will it work?

I got myself in a bit of a pickle trying to figure out how to set up studio monitors so I could stop running my music I make through guitar cabs and my TV. Ideally, I'd run my interface (scarlett 2i2) ...
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Distortion of AMP [closed]

I have a question that is a little bit of "engineering nature". Why can't I plug an audio signal(music from computer) and bass/guitar in the same speaker if I somehow wire outputs together ...
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Radio hearing when connect axefx3 to return of tube amply

I have a problem when I use my amply as an amplifier only bypassing tonestack. When I connect a guitar in the front input of amply all works well and I didn't hear any radio station. But when I ...
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Best bi-amping combo for metal? [closed]

been thinking about putting a Mesa triple rec through the bottom 4x12 for low end rhythms and a 6505+ through the top for high end gain lead via an effects processor. What do you guys think? What are ...
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When I use the Aux In on my guitar amp the sound only goes through when I touch the aux with my finger

I want to plug in my guitar and my phone into my amp so I can play over a song, the whole system works properly but can only hear my phone when I touch the aux head, otherwise it’s a loud buzz and ...
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Why a 1 A pedal power supply can't power a 750 mA practice amplifier?

In theory there is enough current supply to power the amplifier and 3 pedals (overdrive, distortion, tuner). But when I connect the power supply to the amplifier, it does not turn on. I have another, ...
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Connecting AMP to Audio interface

I have the MOTU m2 to record my vocals through my Rode NT1 (XLR), I would like to connect my headphones (660s senneheiser) to a Topping A90 headphone amplfier, through a balanced connection. How ...
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How do I stop hearing a radio station through my Marshall MG15DFX? [duplicate]

I just purchased a used but in good condition Marshall MG15DFX combo amp for practice in my room. Almost immediately I started hearing a local radio station through the amp even when there is no ...
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What is the value of having tube amp in guitar power amp?

Do we really need tube amp for power amp? I understand that the tone change is done in the preamp. And preamp with tube sounds a lot better than solid state amp as it's more rich and full in tone. ...
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How do I set my Peavy VYPYR to get the best sound from my Boss ME-25? [closed]

I followed what Boss says and set the tone to 0. I'm using a clean channel on the amp. I'm close to what it should be I'm just a hair away and I think the problem is with the settings on the amp such ...
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Will hooking the output on a monitoring loudspeaker to a bass amp instead of a subwoofer damage anything?

I bought a Thump15a and plan to use a focusrite scarlett solo with it. My brother plays bass and has a bass amp, and so I was wondering if I could take the output of the thump15a and plug into the ...
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Is using an amp sim along with a passive speaker a good idea for home practie and small gigs

I am fairly new to using amp simulators for guitars, I was trying to figure out the best setup I could have for practicing at home and for jamming sessions. I will list down my requirements of the ...
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Is Bias FX viable for live performances?

I’m considering using bias fx through an iPad for live performance and was wondering about running it through a PA system. I don’t have any high quality amps, and I’ve been really loving the tones of ...
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Faulty Power Tubes?

I have had a Marshall DSL 40 amp for about a year. Lately sometimes when playing the high e string about half-way up the fingerboard, I get a very high treble frequency that is very loud and ear-...
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Cannot get the desired tone when recording a Nirvana song

I am trying to record the main riff of "Come As You Are" by Nirvana. I searched on the Internet the amp settings that I should use and I ended up using this : bass 4, mids 5, treble 6, high ...
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EM Out/Headphones and amplifier recording

I have got this practice amplifier and as it is seen it has got an EM OUT/Phones output jack where you can directly listen to your guitar through headphones. My question is If I would buy a male-to-...
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Amp noise in different places [closed]

I was at a band practice for the first time with my friends in one of their basements. My amp when on would randomly out of no where make static noises as if their were a loose cable but when I got ...
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Unwanted sounds when recording guitar on computer

The sound quality that I get from the speakers of my amp is good. Same thing when I am connecting my headphones to the amp. Now, my amp (yamaha THR5) can be connected directly to a computer via an usb ...
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Weird amp behaviour

My solid-state amp isn't putting out any sounds lately. But when I turn it off there is a short time where I can hear my guitar playing until the amp turns completely off. What can cause this strange ...
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My guitar has no sound when the gain knob is turned off. Do all amps need need a little gain to be able to output sound?

So I just got my guitar, for the amp I am using the Yamaha THR10II. It doesn't produce any sound when the gain is all the way off. What I'm doing now is turning it up just a little so the amp is able ...
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What does this MOD knob do on this amplifier?

I've been looking at adverts for this practice amp and also YouTube reviews. They all mention the mod facility but no-one actually says what it does. Here's what the blurb says: With bass, mid and ...
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