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hurricane buzz

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:37 pm
by dickieguitar
Hello all. A Cornford newbie here.

I tried out a second-hand Hurricane the other day and it sounded gorgeous, but a little bit buzzy with the reverb off and very buzzy with the reverb up. The seller has had it checked out by his tech, who says it's normal, a little bit of noise is to be expected because the output valves are too close to the speaker.

This wasn't mentioned in any of the reviews I read... anyone had experience of this?



Re: hurricane buzz

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:56 am
by singlecoils
Are you definately sure you're describing a "buzz" ? I find my Hurricane has a bit of mains hum but of course you can only hear that when you're not playing ! For me the mains hum is the only thing about the amp that I wish they'd have been more careful with. I once read that a DC valve heater supply sorts this out as does careful wiring layout to the valves. Having said that I once played at a friends house and there was NO hum !! So maybe I have a noisy incoming mains to my house. Has anyone any comment on this?