Weber 6A14 Trouble

c_sulla138

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Hello All,

First post.

I built a weber 6A14 kit (using some of my own parts with some hints from the amazing robrobinette website).

After much tinkering I have a pretty quiet good sounding amp with one problem.

When I play an A (either the A srting or fretted on the E string) - I get a feedback like sound - I have already double checked that the speaker / baffle is tight - As I am very new to amp building, I thought I'd ask around to see if this is a problem with the weber cabinet or maybe there is a trick that I don't know (likely).

If it helps, when I dime the treble and bass controls, the feedback-like resonance lessens considerably.

thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum :D

Isolate - is it the speaker or the amp? Try the amp through another speaker or speaker cabinet. Weird sound is still there? It's the amp? If not, it's the speaker/cabinet.

You can also try another amp through that speaker.

That's where to start.

If it turns out to be the speaker/cabinet...keep on isolating. Make sure all hardware is screwed down well. Make sure the speaker is solid, but not too tight - overtightening can result in weird sounds since you warp the speaker frame. Stuff like corners, handles, logos, jacks, can all vibrate.

If it's the amp, keep on isolating. Try swapping preamp tubes to see if that makes a difference. If not, swap power tubes if you have them. If that doesn't change the symptom, it's something in the circuit itself.
 

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What he said ^^^ for sure. Keep us posted. The fact it occurs on just one note tells us it's most likely mechanical or sympathetic vibration -- many of these are loud and sound amplified or electronic. This could be inside a tube for sure -- V1 is always suspect -- but it could be a *ton* of other things all the way to the speaker.
 

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Thanks for all your suggestions - this on was total noob error - I had me negative feedback coming from the ground side of the speaker jack instead of the tip side.
 




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