AC15 Buzzing

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by LoganKade, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. LoganKade

    LoganKade Member

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    So for a long while now my Vox AC15 makes a bit of a buzzing noise. I wouldn't say it's obnoxious but it definitely is more noticeable than a small amp hum. I'm not really sure what the problem might be, and I'm kinda newbie when it comes to sound troubleshooting, but i will say that the hum does stop if I put my hand on the strings of the guitar or touch the metal ends of the cable plugged into the cab. Thanks for any help!
     
  2. brandnewzo

    brandnewzo Member

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    How do you have your channel volume and master volume set? What channel are you using, and how long have you been playing on the amp?

    I found mine to be a little noisy with the stock tubes and the power supplies I was using for my pedals at the time. I just switched my tubes and picked up a Pedal Power 2+ and that made a ton of difference.
     
  3. LoganKade

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    I've been thinking of replacing my tubes actually, which did you go for? I'd kinda like to get a more smooth/rounded sound if possible since the vox is bright and I'm playing with single coils
     
  4. brandnewzo

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    I bought a retube kit from eurotubes. They are a set of JJ's that are matched for your amp, and it only cost me like $60. I've never retubed an amp before, so I was slighty nervous about it, but it's pretty easy when it's all said and done. The new tubes seemed to increase the amp's headroom a bit and got rid of a lot of hiss. I think it might be exactly what you are looking for.
     

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