Bandit hiss

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  1. Organtis

    Organtis Member

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    I have two bandits. A 1982 Bandit 65 and a silver stripe 112 transtube. I got them both for great prices.

    My question is I have cleaned the pots and Jacks but the silver stripe is a little hiss in the clean but quiet as a mouse in the gain channel and quiet when going direct to power in on the effects loop.

    Is this normal, the 65 is amazingly quiet.

    I actually sold a Fender champion 40 because it was too loud, it messes with my practicing.

    Thanks
     
  2. Organtis

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    snow and steel Supporting Member

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    The express I have has a little bit of hiss/white noise when on the clean channel too.... pretty subtle though, and doesn't go up or down with the volume, so at band rehearsal/gig volume no one notices it.

    Does your hiss go up with volume?
     
  4. Organtis

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    Not really. I think it may be normal with the preamp circuit, but I'd like to make sure it's normal and not get worse.
     
  5. Blues Power

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    I got an 1988 bandit 75 1-12 and its dead quiet. id have it looked at before it takes something out
     
  6. Sweetfinger

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    Old op-amps can get hissy.
     
  7. Organtis

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    I may try that, this one has 5 all the same and the last time I bought op-amps they were 75 cents.
     
  8. Organtis

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    BTW the last two replies were Blues Power and Sweetfinger...... Albert King fans?
     
  9. snow and steel

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    If the op-amp thing works, I'd be interested in knowing - it would be easy to replace them in mine too I think.
     
  10. Sweetfinger

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    While I do like Albert, it's my stage name from the early 90s. I played a lot of slide guitar. It sounded a lot better than "The mighty Jimbo". I got introduced as that once and vowed never again.
     
  11. andyk

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    Yeah, how do you replace op amps - are they plug and play, or do you need to de-solder and re-solder a million legs to the board??
     
  12. Mr. Crow

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    Every Bandit I've ever owned had a bit of hiss/white noise.
     

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