How to Check if Your Guitar Amp or Lead are Faulty

Got trouble hearing your guitar through your amp?

If you don't know how to check it can be hard to tell if the problem is with the amp, the guitar or the lead.  Here's a simple test to check if your amp is faulty. 

First you'll see how to check your amp - If you're getting a buzzing or hum sound then the amp is producing sound.  The amp is probably no the issue.


Second you'll see how to check your cable - if in the first test you hear amp noise, but your cable doesn't pop or hum, but  then it's a faulty cable.

You can find a new cable here.


If you do get a popping sound from your lead, then it's most likely an issue with your guitar.


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