I've got a Vintage Crate 20 2EL 84 amp that ticks ... it has no reverb no tremolo.
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The first time I tried to watch the movie I was bored out of my skull. I did *not* get it and just turned it off...very rare for me. I almost sit out a movie.Originally posted by dkaplowitz
You don't get the reference? Did you see the movie?
no problem.Originally posted by dkaplowitz
I liked the movie on the first couple of passes, but then it started to dawn on me how much the movie itself (and the hyper packaged DVD) was the very thing it was supposed to be making the viewer aware of. It's a fun movie nevertheless.
Anyway, the reference was to Ed Norton's luggage at the airport which was flagged because it was ticking. He was at the customs counter and the customs guy was saying "we only really worry when a bag vibrates, that's far worse". "But", he continues, "occasionally it's just a dildo..." and goes on to subtly insinuate that Ed Norton had a dildo in his bag.
Pardon my impertinent post...your thread title just reminded me of it.
Are you being serious? I wear my watch on my picking wrist and I get the ticks through every amp I play through.Originally posted by Scott_F
A quartz watch held near a pickup will cause your amp to tick like your mom's old mantle clock!
Cool thanks ` ` ` i'll report my findings later.Originally posted by G'OlPeachPhan
It could very well be the power supply at your house. My amps used to tick at my old studio apartment... it was an older building in the city. Now I live in a 7 year old house in the country with a clean power supply and my amps don't tick, are much more quiet, and actually sound better and are more consistent from day to day... more stable current running to them has something to do with it I think... that and they're in a temperature controlled environment, but now I'm rambling.
I think certain types of energy meters can cause this ticking... Try plugging your amps in at another location and see if the problem goes away.
I could be wrong, but I think a power condition could solve your problem. I agree that it can be irritating, but it never bothered me while playing... only while the amp was idling.