1. avatar Bronzeman
    Just bought a new valve head and it makes a kind of crackly pop when I change between the clean and drive channels. Should I be concerned? It's more noticable when I'm not playing.
  2. avatar Cugel
    [quote:3a4e1149d3="Bronzeman"]Just bought a new valve head and it makes a kind of crackly pop when I change between the clean and drive channels. Should I be concerned? It's more noticable when I'm not playing.[/quote:3a4e1149d3]

    Probably a dirty relay in the switching circuit. If this is the amp you were complaining about in another post, it sounds like its been sitting around somewhere for a while. It's maybe time to contact the seller.

    John
  3. avatar Bronzeman
    Yea it's the same amp. I've sent them an email, but no word yet. We'll see what happens.
  4. avatar remedy malahide
    [quote:7d3c37adfb="Bronzeman"]Yea it's the same amp. I've sent them an email, but no word yet. We'll see what happens.[/quote:7d3c37adfb]
    [b:7d3c37adfb]"Delay defeats equity"[/b:7d3c37adfb]
    [b:7d3c37adfb]"Once the party knows they have been wronged, they must act relatively swiftly to preserve their rights."[/b:7d3c37adfb]
    If you wait any longer then their requirement to help you becomes muddied with retail legal jargon, and worst of all statements like this;
    "Well he's had it so long now and it was fine when it left the shop, he's probably just been gigging it or something."
    Phone them now and pester them until you get what you want, as long as you have a reciept for the purchace then you're good to go.
  5. avatar tenrabbits
    I'd say pester the crap outta them too - though if you have no luck with that, the relay problem (I agree with cugel - almost always dirty contacts in a relay) is quite easy to fix with a wee bit of contact cleaner/lubricant. WD40 for example.
  6. avatar feline1
    [quote:931aadd82f="tenrabbits"]I'd say pester the crap outta them too - though if you have no luck with that, the relay problem (I agree with cugel - almost always dirty contacts in a relay) is quite easy to fix with a wee bit of contact cleaner/lubricant. WD40 for example.[/quote:931aadd82f]

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    Look you IDIOT, you should NEVER put WD40 onto electrical things like that, it is a MECHANICAL lubricant.
    Are you UNSANE???
    You want an electrical contact cleaner such as Caig's "DeOxit"
    Jesus wept!
    To think such ignorance still persists in the 21st century!
  7. avatar Cugel
    [url]http://www.wd40jobsite.com/secret_detail.cfm?id=1395&c=&q=&s=1[/url]

    WD40 is not really designed for the job, but would work in a pinch. I use Servisol

    [url]http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=4153&criteria=contact%20cleaner&doy=17m4[/url]
  8. avatar Recycled Alien
    WD40 wasn't even designed to be a lubricant. "WD" stands for "water displacer". 15% of it is light mineral oil.

    Can't beat a proper electrical contact cleaner. Servisol is good.
  9. avatar tinpot anto
    DON'T DO ANYTHING TO IT UNTIL YOU CONTACT THE SELLER AND SETTLE YOUR CLAIM FOR THEM SELLING YOU AN AMP "NEW" WHEN IT HAS CLEARLY SEEN SOME ACTION.

    sorry for shouting. :)
  10. avatar Cugel
    [quote:201e4c77d2="tinpot anto"]DON'T DO ANYTHING TO IT UNTIL YOU CONTACT THE SELLER AND SETTLE YOUR CLAIM FOR THEM SELLING YOU AN AMP "NEW" WHEN IT HAS CLEARLY SEEN SOME ACTION.

    sorry for shouting. :)[/quote:201e4c77d2]
    Absolutely - My response was merely nerdy rambling and pedantry. Listen to the tinpot man.
  11. avatar Bronzeman
    Ok, heres the craic. The company were really decent to deal with, and have given me two options. Either, they collect the amp and send me a new one, or they give me a £40 voucher to spend. I guess I'm happy enough with either option.