Questions tagged [amplifiers]

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No sound coming from the amplifier

I just got my new guitar and amplifier, and after the unboxing I plugged them both for a test! Everything was working fine, I turned the amplifier off and moved them to my room. On the next try, the ...
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Mic Into Guitar Amp

I am in a band and don’t have a massive budget. I am thinking of getting a Shure SM58 mic but do not have enough money to get a PA System for it. I am thinking of getting a cheap guitar amp and ...
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How can I make a clean overdrive effect?

I have a Fender Amp Mustang III. I'm using Fender FUSE which is a software that lets you change the amp settings and add pedals. If any of you could help find this clean overdrive I'd highly ...
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What equipment and setup do I need to be able to hear both my vocals and guitar through headphones while playing?

I'm moving into an apartment after playing acoustic guitar in a house for the past year and starting to learn to sing; I now have to be a little more quiet. I want to play an electric guitar and hear ...
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difference in wattage descriptions

I saw this "RMS / Program" wattage description on a bass cabinet and it prompted several questions: Is it safe to run a 1000 watt bass head through a "500 watt RMS / 1000 program watts" cabinet? ...
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Crate amp footswitch question

I recently bought a Crate G130C XL used, but it did not come with a footswitch. I tried looking at the manual, but it’s only 5 pages and did not seem to specify which type I need. From what I can ...
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Gibson skylark amp hum/buzz

I have a Gibson skylark amp that has a very loud hum even when nothing is plugged into it. Turn the volume to half and the speaker actually vibrates like crazy. A noise gate doesn’t do much for it. ...
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Is it possible to multichannel a single channel amp using MultiFX boards? [closed]

I have a Friedman PT-20, which sounds incredible. As a single channel amplifier meant for mildly overdriven to heavier tones, the only way I can clean up the guitar sound is to roll the volume down. ...
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How can I send an output to a PA from my combo practice amp?

This is long I play in a church choir . I have bough a combo practice amp (VOX PathFinder)to use as a monitor which is placed in front of me. I assumed i would give the output from the combo amp to ...
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How to set up an amp for a metal sound?

I have a squire sp 10 for a beginner amp, and I was wondering if it was possible to set it up to have a metal sound? Or do I need a completely different amp?
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Why does the Ampeg SVT4-pro and B4R require a special cable for mono-bridge mode?

These two amps require a special cable for use in mono-bridge mode. In an instructional video, you can see that the speakON connector is only using two wires. The manual for these amps says: Only ...
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Modeling amp with FX Loop

I need a guitar amp for practicing at home. I was considering buying Marshall Code 50 as it has a lot of effects built in and can save me some money on pedals. However I just realized that if I will ...
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should I buy an amplifier or monitor PA for my electro acoustic guitar? [closed]

I have an Epiphone Masterbuilt, which has eSonic2™ preamp system, I was wondering if I should buy an amplifier or a monitor (PA system)... Thank you!
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Chaining amplifiers together

I just bought an Ampeg B5R head and I'm curious about how to combine this with my Ampeg V4. I want to use both amps to get more volume. Both amps have the "POWER AMP INPUT" and "PREAMP OUTPUT" ...
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Question about guitar amp footswitch compatibility

I'm having the hardest time finding the correct footswitch for my amp. I have and old Peavy Studio Pro 112 combo (Red Stripe) and it has a remote switch jack in the back. I've found two that I think ...
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What do I need for my condenser microphone to work correctly?

Now, I do know this question had been asked a thousand times, but I do have other questions along with it, so here it goes. Couple of months ago I've bought a condenser microphone which I am intending ...
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USB sound card's microphone does not pick up anything from amplifier

So here's my setup right now. My electric guitar is connected to my amplifier using the standard 1/4" jack cord. The amplifier has a 1/4" headphone socket at the back, and I connected it to a USB ...
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Loop pedal volume in effects loop not controlled by amp volume controls

I have an Orange Rocker 15 amplifier that has a buffered effects loop. I also have a TC Electronics Ditto looper pedal. When I have the looper pedal in the effects loop and have it playing the ...
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Guitar amplifier output problem

What could be an issue that would cause the sound output of an Ibanez brand amplifier to stop working? The headphone output is working, but no sound is coming from the amplifier when the headphones ...
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Small guitar amp only works at certain volume levels

Small Marshall guitar combo amp makes sound only at certain volume levels. On a scale from 1 to 10 on the volume knob, the guitar amp makes sound only at 3,5 and 10. When volume is set to any other ...
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How to wire 1 humbucker to a 6 position rotary switch without tone and volume pots?

Any help would be useful diagrams?
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What is meant when a guitar amplifier does or does not “take” guitar pedals?

I've been researching guitar amps to buy for a first-time electric guitar learner (me). Among the many types available, I've encountered a few described as "modeling" amplifiers, which appear to use ...
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Connecting a PC via AUX IN to guitar amplifier

I have VOX VT100X that comes with a AUX input, usually used to play for example a backing track via a phone. Can i connect my PC to the amp to play music via said AUX input or will that blow my amp?
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Using both outputs (internal speakers and headphones) on digital pianos

This is a common problem I had with many keyboards, and I think it's a standard, somehow: when connecting the headphones to a piano, the internal speakers are disabled. And that's cool! However, ...
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Can you use a cable with a single wire for a mono jack cable?

I know that a mono jack has two poles: So I always assumed that the cables for a mono jack would have two wires. But recently I have been told that if I ever were to make my own cable, I should use a ...
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How to rewire my cabinet properly

You are the proud owner of 2 tube amps. One has mono outputs for 16 and 8 Ohms, and the other has mono outputs for 4 and 8 Ohms. You are also the proud owner of an Orange PPC212, which has 2 mono ...
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Strange issue with my amp head

I'm a relative noob. So please excuse me if my information is insufficient. Amp head: Peavey 6505 mini, Cab: Orange PPC 112, Guitar: Yamaha Pacifica 510v, I get almost no sound from this setup(1% ...
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How can you use a bass amp as a PA for more than one microphone?

For band practice I'm trying to setup 2 microphones that can amplify our vocals. We have a large bass amp we can use and from what I have read you can use that for vocals. Is there a way to drive two ...
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humming (noise) due to guitar or amplifier

so when i power on my line6 spider 30W amp without any inputs then even if I turn the master volume max there is no noise. but when i connect my guitar there is noise... but again if i turn my guitar ...
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Hendrix tone using a Marshall DSL and Fuzz Face

I'm playing a strat through a Jim Dunlop Fuzz Face (Band of Gypsys edition) into a Marshall DSL5C combo. I'm looking for a starting point for getting a Hendrix-y tone. Can anyone recommend some ...
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A question about the Roland JC40 amp

I have a Boss GT-1 guitar pedal. I can't get a good monitor while I'm on stage so I'm thing of buying a decent amp and I'm thinking about buying the new JC-40 amp. Can I listen to this amp from its ...
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Fender rumble 25 amp pops loud

When my fender rumble 25 combo amp is turned on and I then plug my bass or my son's guitar into the input jack, there is a LOUD pop. Then everything sounds fine as I/him plays. Likewise when we ...
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Whats that sound my amp makes? [duplicate]

i have an electric guitar (Fender Stratocaster classic series 50's mexican) and a Fender Champion 40 amp. Everytime i put my amp on and turn up the volume it makes a really buzzy sound. I figuered out ...
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Guitar amp problems

When i plug in my bass guitar into my amp it just makes a rapid thumping noise and makes no sound from guitar, but when i plug in my electric guitar it works just fine. Can anyone help?
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What do “Uber” and “Plexi” mean in an electric guitar part?

I'm just looking through the School of Rock electric guitar parts. What do the markings UBER and PLEXI mean? I'm guessing they are amp settings, meant to sound like specific amps...
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Is my amplifier badly grounded?

Today I noticed that if I touch both the guitar strings (while connected to the amplifier) and the metallic radiator in my room, I can feel a current flowing (nothing too strong). Does this mean the ...
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low gain pre-amp does not cause distortion. But hi-gain pre-amp does. Is this a guitar wiring issue?

I have a yamaha THR5 which models a low-gain preamp('CRUNCH') and a hi-gain preamp('BRIT-HI'). For some reason Brit-Hi works just fine, but Crunch doesn't sound any different from clean(except louder)...
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How long do guitar amps “last”?

Recently, a (supposed) 1967 Pro Reverb Blackface came on sale locally. I'm told that the speakers are "the original Utahs". Can this be right? How long do speakers in guitar amps last? ...
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Are single coil pickups better at catching picking dynamics?

I've seen mention of dynamics on the Internet generally associated with single coil pickups, and it seems that people assume that those have more dynamics. However, there is an interesting forum ...
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Valve/Tube Amplifiers vs. Virtual/Profiling Amplifiers

Many of us have seen it, so many people these days seem to be making the switch from valve amplifiers to virtual amplifiers (profiling amplifiers such as Kemper or Axe FX) and it makes me wonder what ...
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Guitar Rig with Ltd EC-1000 sound like with $180 guitar

I'm playing on Guitar Rig 5. Until now, i used to play on a $180 Cort X1. Now i bought the LTD EC-1000. My problems is that I can't hear any improvement in sound. It sounds literally the same with ...
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Should I buy an amp or a monitor (PA system)

First of all, I am not very expert in this section. I mostly play acoustic guitar as a hobby. I am not a professional musician sometimes play in front of small audience. I have an electric guitar and ...
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Mesa Roadster turned on withoug a Cabinet

I bought a Mesa Roadster Head. I am waiting on my Cab to arrive. I was unaware that it could damage the head if I turned it on without a cab hooked up to it. I had it on for about two mins or so and ...
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Yet another acoustic amp question

Can I safely and effectively use my small Vox MINI5RCL Battery Powered Amplifier, Classic, 5W, 1 x 6.5" for an acoustic-electric guitar or should I really buy like the Yamaha desk acoustic amp? I've ...
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Matching of the impedance for the effect pedals

I have a Vox AC4 amplifier which lack of FX loop. Hence, it is possible to add the effects only in front of the amplifier. The chain would be: Guitar --> looper --> Reverb --> Amp Because the looper ...
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Using the bar's hifi system for performance

I have a mixer of my own that has small preamps build in for the guitar and mics. I'm trying to understand what additional playback equipment would be needed to play in a bar that can usually play ...
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How can I connect a 3.5mm audio out to a guitar amp?

I want to connect this pocket synth to my fender guitar amp so that I can play the synth and have the sound come out of the amp, and use the amp's distortion and settings. Is it as simple as plugging ...
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Buzz appears from time to time in amp with no input

I bought an electric guitar and a second-hand Fender Frontman amp one month ago. Sometimes, I had some hum issues. Loud hum would appear and build through time, especially when the guitar is plugged ...
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Difference between chassis and cabinet

What's the difference between chassis and a cabinet for a guitar amp? Are there any concrete definitions?
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How to add loop effect on Peavey Classic 50 early model?

Apparently Peavey used to sell an effect loop kit for those early model of the Peavey Classic 50, but no longer does. Any chance someone has the instructions and the part list? On Peavey forum - ...

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