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Old 6th January 2009, 03:12 AM   #1
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What happens when an amplifier's Gain control is broken? Is it suppose to make a loud screaching noise? I have an amplifier that has a broekn Gain volume knob and the amplifier won't play, it only plays a loud screaching noise. Please help! Thanks
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Old 6th January 2009, 03:32 AM   #2
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Hi chipper - if you know electronics and how to solder what you most likely need to do is to replace the variable resistor (Potentiometer - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potentiometer ) that adjust the gain of the amp. Yeah - a broken pot could cause the amp to make loud screeching noises - but check your source material 1st - could just be what's playing.

If you don't know electronics then this link might help - http://www.bcae1.com/

OR - find a repair tech that owes you a favor.

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