My First Amp Is Starting To Break
Adam
Sep 2 2019, 07:59 PM
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Sep 2 2019, 07:59 PM
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As in the title, my Kustom Arrow 16DFX is starting to break, namely clean channel's volume is really low: loudness at 4/10 some time ago is currently only after I crank clean volume all the way up and I'm better off using dirty channel with minimal gain (dirty's volume is as it always was). Does anyone have an idea what could cause this? If it's one or few parts that are easy to replace, I'd do that to keep my box alive longer.

Sorry for writing in a rush. It's all fine with my other guitars, so I'll look into the cavity when I have some time.

Guitar forums say to look for a loose wire or a cold solder joint (or a bad pot, but I put in a new set recently and it was working well ever since). How can I spot a cold solder joint?

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Mertay
Sep 2 2019, 08:45 PM
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Likely the pot needs cleaning. I've only done this to my amp, open the amp and each pot has a tiny hole where you use a cleaning sprey. After sprayed, twist the knob a few times. Wait a bit to dry dry and thats it.

The sprey is cheap but I can't recommend a brand as the one I used was local brand. Ask someone in a local guitar store, maybe luthier or online cause the wrong sprey may make it worse.

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Adam
Sep 3 2019, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Sep 2 2019, 07:45 PM) *
Likely the pot needs cleaning. I've only done this to my amp, open the amp and each pot has a tiny hole where you use a cleaning sprey. After sprayed, twist the knob a few times. Wait a bit to dry dry and thats it.

The sprey is cheap but I can't recommend a brand as the one I used was local brand. Ask someone in a local guitar store, maybe luthier or online cause the wrong sprey may make it worse.

Luckily it turned out fault was on the guitar's side, killswitch had a loose wire but I don't understand how it didn't cut the signal completely instead of lowering the output volume.

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Todd Simpson
Sep 4 2019, 03:52 PM
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Glad you found it!! What's your current rig setup

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QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 3 2019, 05:24 AM) *
Luckily it turned out fault was on the guitar's side, killswitch had a loose wire but I don't understand how it didn't cut the signal completely instead of lowering the output volume.

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