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Old 12-04-2017, 06:37 PM
Kittoon Kittoon is offline
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Default Can feedback "BOMB" damage amp in any way?

For the second time in two days, I seem to have triggered a "nuclear explosion" "feedback" bomb coming from my AER/60 amp. The sudden onset and sheer volume is most unpleasant to experience! (This is in my home so volume was not even all that loud) -I'm pretty sure I know why the "sound blasts" occurred and will attempt remedy. (I am adjusting to a new DI box) So, This may be a dumb question but can such feedback bombs damage/degrade acoustic amps? Are they built to take such abuse?? ..I hit the "mute" on the DI box asap but because I have a reverb pedal AFTER the DI box, the sounds swirl around in there for an extra 2 seconds or so! _It's a horrible sound!

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Old 12-04-2017, 08:46 PM
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Yes, you can damage an amp with extreme transient noise... you can fry the input channel, you can blow up the power section...

The key is to MAKE CERTAIN that you know what you're doing when you hook up a new piece of gear... or be prepared to buy another AER...
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:24 AM
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One would think if loud enough you could
Damage a speaker .. but these amps are pretty
Tough. Glad you learned what you were doing wrong.
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