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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2009
    Location: Chicago
    ME: Ibanez J-Custom 8420
    Rig: Rivera K-Tre120/k412t

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    snap crackle pop? no cereal inside

    For the past couple of weeks i've been noticing that my Rivera K-Tre 120 has been emitting weird crackling and popping sounds or similar to paper tearing. When it's not doing that there's some fuzziness that sounds like heavy breathing. I've trialed everything in my chain and it's still there, no matter the levels on anything including my guitar. Now i'm assuming it's a tube issue, but can anyone help verify?


  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Black Swamp, OH
    ME: Rich Mahogany
    MA: Godin A6 Ultra
    MB: SR500
    Rig: Massive/Boobies

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    Couldn't hurt to retube and see if that helps. If it doesn't, then you don't have to order new tubes when your current ones wear out.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Location: Seattle, WA
    ME: BC Rich ASM Pro
    Rig: Spider IV

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    i dunno tube amps and hard to tell from your description, but

    EM interference maybe?

  4. #4

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Woodbridge, VA
    ME: KxK ProtoVii-7
    MA: Martin D-28
    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

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    Sounds like preamp tubes to me.
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  5. #5

    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: St.Louis USA
    ME: Parker MaxxFly DF824
    Rig: Dual Recto

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    Quote Originally Posted by noodles View Post
    Sounds like preamp tubes to me.
    Yep, i had the same thing with my recto. Only on the clean channel though, i started swapping tubes (i had some old sovatek spares) and narrowed it down to one pretube
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