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I was recording last night and my amp was picking up CB chatter, or radio chatter, or what not... It's a Peavey Classic 30... I tried plugging into a different socket but I still got it... This went on for about a half hour... Is there somthing I can do to stop this from happening? It's the first time I've gotten this from a tube amp... I got it a couple times years ago through a Sunn SS... Any ideas?
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First check all grounding, your cables, test to see if you have good ground on the wall receptacle. If that is all ok go to Radio Shack and buy a couple of rings of Ferrite Beads, coil your ac line going into the amp and snap the Ferrite Beads over the coil in the ac line. Also check the ac line itself for cracks or breaks or broken grounding to the amp chassis. Also if you are running peddles check the cable that interconnect them for bad grounds.
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Another thing Ramp, take a look around your neighborhood to see if there any new big antennas that have went up. Or towers in backyards close to you. If there is a cb'er close to you running illegal transmitter power nothing will get rid of the RFI except to talk to them about it or call the FCC and have them investigate, in this case it is their responsibility not to interfere with other peoples equipment.
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I was recording last night and my amp was picking up CB chatter, or radio chatter, or what not... It's a Peavey Classic 30... I tried plugging into a different socket but I still got it... This went on for about a half hour... Is there somthing I can do to stop this from happening? It's the first time I've gotten this from a tube amp... I got it a couple times years ago through a Sunn SS... Any ideas?

 

Got yer ears on, Rampdog? You got a bear at the 143 stick, and the 155 stick. Catch ya on the rebound, come on.....

 

:D

Don

 

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I was recording last night and my amp was picking up CB chatter, or radio chatter, or what not... It's a Peavey Classic 30... I tried plugging into a different socket but I still got it... This went on for about a half hour... Is there somthing I can do to stop this from happening? It's the first time I've gotten this from a tube amp... I got it a couple times years ago through a Sunn SS... Any ideas?

 

Got yer ears on, Rampdog? You got a bear at the 143 stick, and the 155 stick. Catch ya on the rebound, come on.....

 

:D

 

LOL!!!! :eek::D:snax:

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Any guitar amp has a little phrase on the back (or in your manual) that says that it must accept any outside interference. Which means you can't stop it from picking up those kinds of signals. So all you can do is wait it out for it to stop.

Never argue with an idiot. They'll bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.

 

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Got yer ears on, Rampdog? You got a bear at the 143 stick, and the 155 stick. Catch ya on the rebound, come on.....

 

:D

 

No towers in my neighborhood Doc Lee... This town is pretty strict on that stuff...

 

Ya' know... I was tryin' to understand what he was sayin' but it sounded like it was commin' out of a cone and then it would worble... It was weird...

And I do go back to the CB days before cell phones... sure was a hoot to listen in on some o' that stuff... I started to learn alot of the lingo so I could talk to those guys... (at least I don't remember the morse code days) :laugh:

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Ramp,

 

I grew up on Long Island, but went to college and med school at U of Lousiville, in Kentucky for about 9 years in total. So, I did A LOT of long distance driving, mostly alone. IT was 860 miles each direction. So, I used the CB to keep awake, keep up on road conditions, and to find out where the cops were in order to avoid speeding tickets. I used to collect speeding tickets like I now collect guitars!! :eek: LOL

 

My handle was "The Telecaster"....yea, even back then it was ALL GUITAR!! :laugh:

 

The CB and my radar dector saved my butt many times!! And, you should have heard me....I sounded like a real live trucker!!! LOL

Don

 

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I had a guy in my studio about a month ago, a veteran player who I've known almost 30 years, with a long string of pedals plugged into a Strawberry Blonde amp. Just before we hit record he started getting a local radio station, clear as a bell, as loud or louder than his actual signal. He said he'd never had any interference problems before & sort of implicated it must be my studio having funky wiring or something. After about 5 minutes of him sitting there helplessly wringing his hands, rolling down the volume on his bass to "prove" it wasn't his gear's problem, I went over & gave his cable a half turn in the amp's jack. Presto! No more noise. He simply had enough corrosion on the cable/jack connection to demodulate that radio station's frequency, and 'exercising' the connection scraped through the layer of corrosion.

The whole band thought I was a freaking genius.

 

Scott Fraser

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Has this happened before, or since? I remember we had a problem at a gig we were playing. Same sort of thing you described with voices coming over the amps, but you couldn't understand what they were saying. After 15 minutes of investigations, it turned out that there was a cab, parked just outside the stage door, waiting for a fare. Somehow, we were picking up his transmissions. As soon as we told him and he moved to a new location, the problem went away.
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your amp is possessed by evil demons. send it to me and i will rid you of the spirits.

 

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"Ah!" said the newly healed man.

"Men!" said Ernest.

"Baby!" said the man.

 

"Ah!" Ernest tried again.

"Ah!" said the newly healed man.

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Yep, I had that happen one time while playing a night club in the late 80's.

 

Down here in the South, CB'ers will put 100w KICKERS in their vehicles to BOOST their damn CB signal. :D

 

You can be playing and BAM.....it'll scare you outta yer socks, and the audience too. :D

 

They're illegal as hell but it seems those guys never get caught. :D

 

Randy

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"...'exercising' the connection scraped through the layer of corrosion."

 

In this case, maybe you could call it ('n' spell it) "exorcising"! :eek::freak::D

You da Exorcist! :D

 

As for general maintenance of jacks for improved performance- along with cleaning jacks and plugs and using topically-applied stuff on 'em, and reheating old solder-joints (often with a dab of flux, followed by a good cleaning with contact-cleaner), simply carefully bending the jack's contacts (the metal tabs that touch the plug's tip and sleeve) to retention them can help, too.

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your amp is possessed by evil demons. send it to me and i will rid you of the spirits.

 

http://www.unexplainedstuff.com/images/geuu_01_img0141.jpg

 

http://www.gospelgrace.com/falseprophets/jimbakker/jimtammybakker_earlydays.jpg

 

i can't tell which one is possessed.... :D

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I saw them (Jim & Tammy Baker) once in public, back in '86; nothing in their photos or video or TV can compare to the sheer creepiness they exuded in real life...

 

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

Ask yourself- What Would Ren and Stimpy Do?

 

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Any guitar amp has a little phrase on the back (or in your manual) that says that it must accept any outside interference. Which means you can't stop it from picking up those kinds of signals. So all you can do is wait it out for it to stop.

 

Zepher,

 

That is only fom LEGAL transmitters. A CBer running Illegal power is not protected and can be jailed, fined and his gear confiscated.

 

Most HAM operators do not interfer with household electronics uness they are realy cheap. You will find a Legal HAM operator will go of his way to help clean up any interference he may be causing.

 

Peace

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your amp is possessed by evil demons. send it to me and i will rid you of the spirits.

 

http://www.unexplainedstuff.com/images/geuu_01_img0141.jpg

 

http://www.gospelgrace.com/falseprophets/jimbakker/jimtammybakker_earlydays.jpg

 

i can't tell which one is possessed.... :D

 

Well... Linda Blair's character was possessed by a demon.

 

The Bakkers were demons. LOL!

 

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