crappy power supply?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by feet, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    been using a 1 spot for years now without issue. but recently, my amp had kinda been fading in and out a little; sounded like i was going from a 12" speaker to an 8" or 10" and then it would come back. it would also make a spring reverb crash kinda noise when it went on or off stand by.

    i thought the tubes might be it so i changed all of those and when i brought the pedals back in the weirdness came back. only powering two pedals and a tuner at the moment, a third pedal has its own power supply. straight into the amp, no loop. the amp seems a little noisier and hum-ier than usual, even after the tube swap, even with no pedals in the chain.

    this is all new to me. thoughts? could it be the power supply, or a pedal acting up? should i get a bunch of 9 volts and figure this out?
     
  2. jb4674

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    What kind of amp is it? Do you have some kind of surge protector where everything plugs into?
     
  3. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    Top hat club royale. And yes, the amp and 1 stop are on the same strip. It isnt a dollar store power strip, but it isn't a super fancy one, either.
     
  4. nnick

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    Could be bad cables or dirty input or output jacks on the pedals or amp. I had a similar experience with my Club Royale. I talked back and forth with Brian Gerhard and it ended up being a dirty input jack on the amp. A little contact cleaner fixed the issue.
     
  5. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    I'll try that,i should have a can of that somewhere. Or I can plug into the second input. Thanks.
     
  6. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    well, i tried all that (save the contact cleaner, guess i don't have any around) and it is still the same. both inputs. i even plugged it right into the wall. i did notice the light go off and on when i messed with the cable, though it wasn't loose at all on either end. man, i hope its something cheap. :(

    i shot him an email and i'll hope for the best.
     
  7. nnick

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    Calling him is quicker.
    (919)267-4550
     
  8. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    can't, its nite nite time and i don't want to get all involved with it right now. any ideas what are his phone hours? i emailed once before i got a reply in a day or so. heard he loves to talk, though.

    this sucks hard because i've been shopping around for something to replace the ac4 that died and i put it off, really hoping the tubes would solve it. now that i've got my eye on something, i need to budget for this instead. 1st world problems. :/
     
  9. nnick

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    Call before 5pm Eastern time.
     
  10. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    worst case scenario- brian wants me to send it in and i missed out on my ebay auction for a repacement. at least the email response was quick.
     

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