5e3 acceptable buzz?

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by Cantbreak100guy, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Cantbreak100guy

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    Quick question. I power up my 5e3. Nothing plugged into the amp. I turn up the tone all the way. The bright volume knob turned up all the way will produce almost no sound at all. The normal volume turned all the way up does produce a buzz. How much is normal it acceptable? Just wondering.
     
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    Does it do the same with a guitar plugged in?
     
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    With nothing plugged in all 5 of mine get a buzz/hiss but not very loud. I like to call it the wonderful tube hisssssssssss
     
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    Hmm not sure the channels should buzz differently. Or is it a hum? Either way.
     
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    Good question. I just checked and noticed a difference with input 1 on the normal channel. Flipped the amp over and prodded around. I discovered that input jack doesn't "close" when the cable is pulled out. When I push it together. The noise is gone. I'll try to bend that tab a bit tomorrow. Thanks!
     
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    Definitely a buzz. Looks like a faulty input jack.
     
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    I had the same problem with my Tweed Super. The buzz would go away if I pushed the contacts together. Easy fix with a new socket.
     
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    I was gonna say that next. :)

    Actually, we were just talking about bent shunt prongs in another thread as an example of a common, easy-to-fix, but sometimes very hard-to-find source of amp noise (or silence). Good job finding and fixing it.
     
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    Thanks! I am so thankful for this website. Between TDPRI and Robrob's site, I find an answer to every question I have.
     
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