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Crate amp problem


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Hi all,

 

I have a Crate BX100 bass amp in my home rehearsal studio. It works well and sounds good... until powered off. When it's off, the direct line out emits a huge amount of hum into whatever mixer or power amp I've tried. They are on the same circuit, and all have three-prong outlets so you can't plug it in wrong.

 

I've not been able to find a Crate email addy for support, but I'm loathe to take it in to a repair shop only to find that it's intrinsic to the design and in the process risk the repair guys doing damage. Anyone have any ideas how I can find out exactly what's up with this?

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Thanks for the link!

Originally posted by getz76:

I have no idea what the problem is. Out of curiosity, what are you concerned about?

My concern stems mostly from the fact that it forces me to be more aware of certain things than I'd like. Last week, for example, I forgot to plug the direct input back into the mixer - and therefore the bass was absent in the recording we make of each rehearsal. Which sucks, because at least four tunes were performed really well and the recording itself was good enough to have been useful for creating a demo (or would have been, had the bass been present in the mix). But now I have to wait til the bassist returns from a month-long training in another state before we can try again; I would like to have been editing that demo in his absence.

 

You can see that it would be convenient to be able to leave the bass amp plugged in to the mixer. I know it's my own inattention to detail, but it still ought not have to be that way.

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Yup, that makes sense. Got it now.

 

If it does end up being a problem that requires fixing, it might be cheaper to just buy a passive DI (like a Whirlwind IMP 2) rather than getting this fixed, and just taking the line from the DI and sending a line to the amp for monitoring.

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