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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Mesa Boogie LSS and local AM radio

rfrakes331K
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USA

RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Feb 18th, 2012 04:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I am getting a local AM radio station while playing my Strat and the Mesa Boogie LSS. Which piece is causing this? I am straight in so no pedals. Planet waves Chord.

ECS-3
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Feb 18th, 2012 05:00 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Any kind of dirty or corroded contacts - plug, jack, etc can act as a diode, which will detect AM radio signals.

Does the amp do it if you unplug the cable and instrument?

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Feb 20th, 2012 03:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for that ECS-3. No Radio without cord or with cord. I get signal when the guitar is plugged in. So that rules out the amp and the cord. . The guitar is a parts-o-caster. Something in my switch is my guess.

It only does this with the Class A mode and hot 2nd chanel settings. On 1st chanel with nice clean and reverb, I don't get the radio.

rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Feb 20th, 2012 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Would DeOxit Gold be a good cleaner for the switch and pots in the guitar?

ECS-3
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Feb 21st, 2012 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Inside your guitar it could be the jack, switches, dirty pots, maybe even a iffy solder joint. You might check all different switch positions to try to narrow it down.


chazro2

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Yers in Texas
Feb 22nd, 2012 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Try a different guitar. That would be telling!


rfrakes331K
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RonHalen Jokingly He Says
Feb 25th, 2012 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Now it doesn't do it all the time. Since I posted here, it is absent.

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