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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 11:53 AM Thread Starter
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Peavey VK 1x12


I have a Peavey Valveking 1x12 and I have a problem. Every now and again I get a "farting" type noise out of the amp. Sometimes just a small one and other times it will go on for up to 10 seconds or so. I put name brand tubes in it a year ago (only mod).

Can't really think of a better way to describe noise. While noise is going guitar rings through, it does not over take signal. Almost sounds like a guitar with a bad input or maybe a bad patch chord. Close to this type of sound but not as "Bright" of a noise if you will.

I have multiple guitars and patch chords with other amps. Saying this just to state I have gone threw the ideas of the guitar or chord being at fault. Also the guitar does not have to be plugged in for the noise to happen too. I'm in no hurry to take this to a repair guy, repair cost might outway value of amp.

Any advise?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-28-2010, 12:27 PM
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Re: Peavey VK 1x12

I had same issue with my 212 and unplugging the reverb tank took care of that. I use a multi effects so I don't need the amps reverb.

Peavey Valveking amps are POS's. I go out of my Boss GT6 intothe effects return to get a good sound out of the amp. The only reason I don't get rid of it is because I am not going to saddle someone else with this POS.

If I use the amp gain on itself it is noisey, squeels, and hisses. I have tried replacing the tubes with tube from EuroTubes but not much of a change.

VK's are just crap amps. Btw, the one I currently have is the third one as the first two were returned and they won't take back this one claiming there is "nothing" wrong it it despite the "farting" sound and other issues.
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