Amp hum/fizz (1 Viewer)

ernesto

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Is there a quick fix for a fizzing (earthing?) noise on the input jack on my Vox Pathfinder 10? Will something like this do the job?
WD-40 Specialist

or this? Seems a bit expensive
Hosa Caig Deoxit Contact Cleaner 5% Spray 5 Oz - Misc | eBay
the hum could be from something else, but, if theres dirt on the inside of input jack of your amp...........

DO NOT USE WD-40


get a cheaper contact cleaner ( like this one 2 x 200ml Electrical Contact Cleaner Switch Clean Aerosol Spray Can Dirt Remover | eBay )

unplug your amp.
spray contact cleaner on the jack part of your cable and plug it in and out a load of times ( ooh matron) in to the amp. you could try rotating the jack as your doing it (double ooh matron).
repeat as many times sa youd like
 

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I'll know for sure when I get that stuff. Sounds like the solution though
 

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Well this amp just made crunchy noises, as if the battery was running down, and died. I'm guessing some interior part needs replacing. Any ideas whatit could be?
 

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I'd some amp years ago that went out with a fizz (wasn't totally clear because it was mid practice) and i've some recollection it was the death of the power supply.
 

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I haven't a notion. I'll have to bring it to a grown up to have a look.
 

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