Anybody have Marshall Combo problem like this?

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Member Since: Mar 13, 2003

I have a 50-watt solid state Marshall 2x12 amp , about 14 years old.

its fizzling out, no sound. Well it makes a sound but its like a tiny transistor radio. When I take out my guitar cord it sounds like some staticky fizzling sounds , so its not my cord. Anything common about this ? Crap


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Bane of All Existence
Since: Mar 27, 2003

Sep 01, 2003 09:15 pm

bring it to a technician.

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 01, 2003 09:23 pm

Yeah, I know

CRAP ! just getting close on mic positioning and real good work too...

searching now. Probably phone calls/research tommorrow


Since: Dec 16, 2002

Sep 02, 2003 07:24 am

I have a 50 watt marshall combo. Check the input socket to see if it has come loose. They are only soldered DIRECTLY onto the marshall's circuit board, if the solder breaks you get crackles. my friend has the same one and experienced this.

Unfortunately a lot of gear has this problem with direct soldering of the jack socket onto the board. A Zoom effects pedal had the same fault. Such a crap idea.

Incidentaly one way to guard against this is to use 'L' shaped jack plugs on your guitar lead so any pressure on the lead is not transferred through into the socket.

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 07, 2003 12:04 am

I haven't taken this thing in yet because its working again. I'll give it one more chance and then, into the shop it goes

thanks for the help

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 12, 2003 05:59 pm

Took it in today
9/12 Oh well, the cruddy little Marshall-Authorized shop I took it to must be pretty good, cuz the walls are covered with signed thank-you pictures from a ton of music stars

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 14, 2003 05:53 pm

As I've said, this amp is at the shop now.

If its a simple repair but they want to charge me up the wazoo for it, can I do it myself?. If its input soldering, etc. .?

I mean if the repair is under $200 I'll do it, but if it gets much over that I'll try to fix this myself before just buying another amp.

I have searched for simple amp repair educational- DIY type sites and have found nothing yet- anyone know of any?

Since: Mar 13, 2003

Sep 15, 2003 09:41 pm

OK this is silly, now my 4th reply to my own post

Joy & celebration here!!!
... my amp is repairable and it'll be ready in 2 days ! It was 6-7 bad solders and alot of crud and mess in that amp section. The shop said "looks like a crappy mod" and I told them I never had it modded- they said it must have been modded at the factory and that was bad... This is such a relief, saving me $400-500+ and alot of time and uncertainty about what new amp to get, how to hook up a head to my old cabinet.. Doesn't matter ! I'll have my own sound back

thanks for your help

...bringing sexy back
Since: Jul 01, 2002

Sep 16, 2003 04:31 am

good news dude!

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