Hum on the FX RETURN on my Budda SDII ??

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Denny, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. Denny

    Denny Member

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    I play a superDrive II, 18 watt, 1x12. I play a Boss GT-6 through the FX loop and it hums pretty loud. When I unplug the send jack, nothing happens, but when I unplug the return one, the humming stops. It also gets louder when the Master gets turned up. Cords are ok. Guitar is fine. tubes perfect. I've tried the different output options on the GT with no success. Lowering the actual output of the GT doesn't change anything either. Any ideas and if so, can it be fixed and how? Thanks ahead of time.

    D. :cry:
     
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    Senor Forum Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure, but have you tried cleaning the return?

    BUMP for a fellow Budda owner.

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    Yes I did, I changed a cord and that seemed to quiet it a bit - it's at an acceptable volume now - thanks for the reply. Man I love this amp. I was toying with trading it off, but I just love the way it sounds and FEELS

    D.
     
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    I came very close to selling off my SD30s, but man, I just love them.

    I run them in stereo and it's :drool

    Although, I MAY sell them and get two 18s instead. I've always liked the way 18s sounded compared to my 30s. I think it's because they're a bit easier to push.
     
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    I never played any of them but the 18 and it's excellent in my opinion. Smooth, elastic, articulate - did I say smooth? I used to play Boogs exclusively till I found the Budda - no looking back now!!! I can't even imagine it in STEREO!!!!!!
     
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    Sounds like a ground loop to me. You might try disconnecting the shield on one or both of the cables between the amp and GT.
     
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    OK - I'll try that. simple enough.
     
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