cooking bacon through electrocution

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  1. Sculptair

    Sculptair New Member

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    When I turn my 24-08 guitar volume off in between songs it sounds like I'm cooking bacon through electrocution. It sizzles and pops like Sunday's breakfast. What the flip?
     
  2. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    Have you tried another cable?

     
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  3. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    Have you tried a different amp? I have an amp that does something similar. Really need to get that worked on.
     
  4. Tahlee

    Tahlee Tollywood Rhode Island

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    This is the one and only situation where bacon does not make it better.
     
  5. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    I’d be taking sandpaper to the jack contacts, first, then spinning the pots back and forth until it disappeared. Then, I’d be rolling my preamp tubes.
     
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  6. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    First thing - Check your cable.
     
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  7. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Cable. Swap it.

    Contact Cleaner. Apply to pots, jacks, and cables.

    Does it happen with any other guitar, or that guitar on any other amp?
     
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  8. Sculptair

    Sculptair New Member

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    Yeah it was a cable. No more bacon. So electronically why does it do that?
     
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  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    After a while regular cable could have questionable solder joints etc. If it's been around a while, getting stepped on on stage, coiled over and over it could degrade.
    I went wireless.
     
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  10. Bill SAS 513

    Bill SAS 513 Just another old guy in a T-shirt

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    Check Cable first. And if it's a tube amp you're playing through, wonky tubes get noisy!
     
  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Connections can get very weird in what happens signal wise - the micro-current flowing through from the signal can throttle weirdly through a flaky connection. I've had microphone cables start to fail where the vibration from the vocals caused the connection to "bounce" good/bad at about 20 Hz - a real weird super-fast tremolo. Or it could have gone partially antenna-like, picking up random noise from your environment.
     
  12. John Beef

    John Beef Opaque

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    Our band's first album, the cable on the snare went bad in such a way that it would allow signal through when the drummer hit the snare, so on the waveform it looked like a good signal was there, but actually it would stop sending signal quickly after the transient. It was unusable and I didn't notice until we were done tracking and started mixing. It was a nightmare. Cables, man. <shakes head>
     
  13. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    Conductive wire and connections can and will eventually degrade because of use. You really can't maintain a cable, other than use some De-Oxit on the plugs and check for splitting wrap or protruding wire. Even internally, the conductive wire can be compromised if the cable has seen plenty of use.

    Best to be prepared and keep several extra cables on hand in case one goes bad during practice or gigs.

    Which cable brand are you using? (Personally have had decent results with Mogami...)
     
  14. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Have you tried not cooking bacon on your amp’s tubes?
     
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  15. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open-Ears / Zippered Lips

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    Spatters too much grease. Doesn't make it easy to clean. Like spitting in the wind. Sylvester had an issue with that. No sense in doing so.
     
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  16. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Solid plan!
     
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