Guitar Snarkling

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  1. JonG

    JonG Member

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    I just got a used JCM 2000 DSL100H. Btw. the logo came off a long time ago but I've ordered one already. There are some snarkling sounds that I thought were from the amp but I've tried other guitars and it's only my main guitar. Here's a clip of those sounds. Does anyone here have an idea what the problem is and how I can fix it? I was thinking about starting with a contact spray.

     
  2. Rickrevs

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    sounds like guitar input socket to me
     
  3. JonG

    JonG Member

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    So how do I fix it? Maybe it's best to take it to a guitar repair man or maybe I can try something myself first?
     
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    a temporary fix might be to spray a little contact cleaner on a jack and work it in and out a few times... but usually if they become sloppy its time for a new one, as there are cheap you might as well get a new one fitted
     
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    Trelwheen Well-Known Member

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    Aw hell....I looked it up and it's more serious than you think:


    "Urban Dictionary - Snarkling:
    To fart under water then catch the under-water fart bubble in your mouth. ( Harder to do in shallow water)"
     
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    BowerR64 Well-Known Member

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    When its buzzing what are you doing to make it noisy? are you wiggling the plug? twisting the knob or what?

    Ide start with spraying the pots in the guitar and the jack, maybe bending the prong on the jack so it pushes tighter on the plug tip. Do you have another cable to try?
     
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    You talking about a new woman or a guitar jack??
     
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    Could also be the pickup selector switch contacts. Does it change or go away when switching pickups?
     
  9. Rickrevs

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    lol yeah the same could apply
     
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    To play it safe: I would get a multimeter and check the mains voltage as well. I was in a different building rehearsing and kept thinking I had a bad cord-jack-switch in one of my guitars. It turned out after two of my marshall heads took a shit I found out it was the mains voltage spiking very high from time to time. It sounded very similar to your vid.
    Most likely it is not the case for you but never chance it. Check that mains voltage!
    I have since got a expensive voltage regulator. I can watch it go from around 117 to 140! There are other bands in the building and I keep telling them this but they ignore me and think I am crazy. One guy checked it and it read normal at the time (which it does at times).
     
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    Call your utility and talk to them about it. They should be able to correct that issue.
     
  12. mikebinthesky

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    Sounds like guitar jack or cable issue to me
     
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    good answers guys. my reply has been covered already
     

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