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I hear a radio talk show through my amp...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by SlyStrat, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. SlyStrat

    SlyStrat Member

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    It happens with any amp. Same radio talk show all the time. How do I get rid of it? Its coming through the speakers.
     
  2. RDM

    RDM Senior Member

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    I've got the same problem.....but they're voices in my head. I was told it was a grounding issue. I still think it's because of amalgam fillings
     
  3. AndrewSimon

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    It's AM radio, any device that acts like a rectifier in the input section will cause this.
    There is a solution but I forgot the details.
    I'm sure somebody will pop up here with it ... any time now....

    ;)
     
  4. Eskimo_Joe

    Eskimo_Joe Rocker, roller, way out of controller Supporting Member

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    Call in and tell him he sucks, then listen to him rant on your amp.
     
  6. Rosewood

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    Which show is it? That's the important question.
     
  7. rrhea

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    I used to get that on my Boogie when I was a kid, but it was a religious station. Imagine my reaction the first time I heard it. Right after playing some evil, depraved rock riff, then suddenly "PRAISE JESUS!" comes blaring through my amp! :)

    I nearly fell off the edge of my bed.

    RR
     
  8. TwoTubMan

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    I get Mexican shimp boats.

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  9. Carol-AnnAmps

    Carol-AnnAmps Gold Supporting Member

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    One side benefit of Kennys Trainwreck amps is that when I'm servicing one I can listen to New Hampshire public radio at the same time.

    Many causes, but usually a dry joint in an high impedance circuit, like from the input jack or a crappy piece of screened cable or a bad ground connection in the preamp.
    From a design perspective, too low or no grid stopper resistor on the first gain stage is a classic cause. Thats usually the deal with the Trainwrecks.

    Bad guitar cords can also act like antennas, especially those cheapy efx pedal patch cords. If you're using a fuzz face, that makes an awesome radio if you use a bad cable as the antenna.
     
  10. blues

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    Are you useing any pedals? Same pedal with the other amps you had? If you are, make sure the input and output jacks are not loose on the pedal. I had a pedal that would turn my amp into a radio. It was a pedal that caused the trouble. You may want to try a new or different guitar cord.
     
  11. Grant Ferstat

    Grant Ferstat Some guy in obscure bands in a far away place... Silver Supporting Member

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    If only it could work the other way...

    :)
     
  12. Free

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    It's just in your head.
     

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