I live in an area that I think has some pretty strong continuous radio transmitters and I suspect I may be hearing Rf interference from that.
Does anyone have any suggestions for troubleshooting? My instrument cables are OK, but not the highest quality. Maybe there is a strongly Rf-shielded cable I could try? Thanks.
All amps will buzz/hum when there is nothing plugged in. Or more correctly, if a cable is plugged in to the amp, but there is no instrument on the end of the cable.
When you plug in your guitar, and turn the guitar's volume knob down to zero, is the noise still there?
What kind of guitar do you have? What kind of pickups does it have?
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There's all sorts of things that can cause noise in amps, one day I was practicing and heard the Police talking through my amp. I looked out the window just as a Police cruiser was passing by.
There's probably no ONE answer till you go plug the amp in somewhere else (again) - easy to do, and/or bring another amp to the house and see what it does under the same conditions. That would involve a little more work, but may be worth it.
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As other people said, there's not an easy answer to your problem, some experimentation will help, perhaps borrow another amp from a friend and see how that goes. Good luck!