Author Topic: [muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio  (Read 475 times)

easytarget

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[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« on: May 06, 2007, 04:58:18 PM »
I bought a Marshall VS100 amp head the other day - it sounds ace. The only problem is when I'm not actually playing it picks up a local radio station.

Is this fixable or do I have to take the thing back (or somehow incorporate news and travel into my songs)?

micanio

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[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 05:57:44 PM »
Do you live near a Radio Transmitter? Is it a Class B Amp? if so, thats your problem - a quick scout round google found a few threads on various forums....like this for example.

[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 06:22:24 PM »
Handy though, negates the need for a seperate device to listen to the radio. Surprised you haven't considered the practical uses.

[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 09:02:59 PM »
Just don't play at any air force bases

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[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 09:29:30 PM »
Quote from: "Capt.Midnight"
Just don't play at any air force bases


It's a VS100, not a VS110

[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2007, 02:38:56 AM »
My amp sometimes picks up radio transmissions from mainland Europe. It was quite annoying until I started experimenting with putting it through the effects unit. The other day I used reverse delay to turn a German current affairs show into satanic jabbering.

easytarget

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[muso] My guitar amp is picking up the radio
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2007, 07:06:27 PM »
Quote from: "micanio"
Do you live near a Radio Transmitter? Is it a Class B Amp? if so, thats your problem - a quick scout round google found a few threads on various forums....like this for example.


Ta, I live right near a radio transmitter, but my old amp didn't do this.
 I don't have the means to build a Faraday cage so I took it back to the pawn shop.