How quiet is your carr slant 6v

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  1. majorledhead

    majorledhead Member

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    I have a fair amount of hum at idle coming from my slant 6v. channel 2 is worse, ( real noisy set for high gain ). channel 1 is by no means quiet either. Its been retubed, rebiased, an gone over by a tech. I know my house power isn't perfect, and I do use a power conditioner to keep the noise down. SO... I was just wondering how yours was ?
     
  2. Bluewail

    Bluewail Silver Supporting Member

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    Dead quiet. Probably the most his/noise free amp I've owned. :AOK
     
  3. K-man

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    Mine is fairly noisy. When I first got it, I had a lot of hiss on the clean channel, but the OD channel was dead quiet. I thought that was strange, so I emailed Carr and they said it was normal.

    Lately I've been trying NOS tubes and now I get a fair amount of hum as well. Not sure what I can do about it.
     
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    The one that I played with at a store was very noisy, now that I think about it. I'd wanted one for a while, but the real thing was quite a disappointment on many levels. The Mercury and Rambler are both very quiet and nice sounding though.
     
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    Mine has a bit of that idle noise as well, so does a friend of mine's...I guess it's normal. I've heard worse. I was surprised that the Komet 60 has a similar noise.
    Greg
     
  6. OldSchool

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    I have a Rambler and I have to concur.........its the quietest amp I have ever owned. ............... Shielding everywhere..........the speaker wire is HUGE. A Very well made product. :dude
     
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    Depends on where it is plugged in. If it is in a circuit with a dimmer, it hums like a banshee. If plugged into a dedicated line (which I had installed) for my amps, it is stone quiet.
     
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    Mine is dead quiet. What type of guitar are you using? I get a little noise with a strat but that happens with ANY amp I plug the Strat into. With my R7 the Slant 6 is dead quiet.

    Budman
     
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    I just picked up a Mercury....ghostly quiet. A very well made product.

    My wife smiles now~~~~~

    :AOK
     
  10. soulfixinman

    soulfixinman Supporting Member

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    my Carr Slant 6v is dead quiet
     
  11. DejavuDave

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    I have the Slant head. It's absolutely silent in all settings. If I get any noise at all I know the Slant is not the source.
     
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    Mine is very quiet but its turned off right now.:)

    Let me turn it on and see. Yep, still pretty darned quiet.

    I don't have a problem with noise. I just wish it were a little brighter sounding.
     
  13. aeolian

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    Is the hum 60Hz, 120, or 180 Hz? Power conditioners and filters can do a reasonable job of filtering out RFI and other high frequency noise, but low frequency multiples of 60 Hz that come from motors (like a fridge) dimmers, or the newly popular fluorescent replacements for incandescent lights, are very difficult to filter.
     
  14. ducmike

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    My 6v (one of the first heads) had a hiss on both channels. i emailed Steve and he said he had a fix if I wanted to send it in. It really never bothered me, I've had much worse, so I never sent it in. I don't remember it hissing when I first got it, but I picked up used so it might have been there. But you might try emailing him.
     
  15. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Ancient thread bump!

    I'm intrigued that some are quiet and some aren't. Mine has a pretty good hiss at idle. Any tips? It is an '03 combo.
     
  16. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    What are your settings?

    Does the hiss continue when you unplug your input?

    Have you tried tightening your tube sockets?

    Have you tried swapping with a known low-noise 12AX7?

    How are your reverb tank connections?

    There are many perspectives to explore on this question.

    - T
     
  17. 1bluzman

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    My slant 6 has white noise or hiss at idle also plugged in or not. I can seem to quiet it down a bit if i turn down the trebble or reverb ?
     

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