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So now my amp is a radio???

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Dr Improbable, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Dr Improbable

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    Masters TVA30. Working fine this morning. Put it on standby to switch pedals, when I turned it back on, humming and picking up radio! Switched back to original pedal, still doing it. Hums and picks up radio with no cables plugged it!

    Used the same cable, same outlet, for my Orange Rocker 15. No problems.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Moved it across the house to a different outlet - nothing. I think I have my answer!
     
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    You probably want to get a socket tester then and see if that plug is wired up right. Could be potentially dangerous is there is an issue with the ground.
     
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    Definitely sounds like bad grounding to me. Things that are meant to shield so turn into antennas if not grounded. Be careful!
     
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    The hum is troubling. As for the radio, sometimes you can simply turn the amp 90 degrees and that will cease. Take the amp back to the original outlet and try this....since the Orange does not exhibit this problem on that outlet nor did this Marshall until..well...until it did.
     
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    I have had this problem. Give it a good firm slap in the mouth and a well placed knee to the Y front region and your amp will behave like new!
     
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    Yikes!
     
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    I know this was intended as a joke, but smacking an amp is a perfectly valid test. It's a quick way to check for any loose connections.
     
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    When I do that I hear my reverb tank splash!
     
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    Ha! That's also a valid test we use all the time to determine if the reverb recovery section is working :D
     
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