I have a Laney Richter R2 bass amp. It only cost £40 but it has an annoying habit of just cutting out whilst I am playing.
Sometimes it cuts out for a few seconds and other times I have to turn it off and on again.
Any ideas what might be causing this and what I can do to fix it.
Getting it fixed will probably cost more than the amp is worth
It could be many things, but, this was happening on my amp not long ago, and, I took the cover off the back where the speaker was mounted. All it was, was a bad connection on one of the speaker wires, (from the wire to the speaker), so it was a cheap and easy fix. It was a clip on type connection, and there was another nub besides the loose one, so I didn’t even have to bust out the solder.
But, if it’s the internal workings and electronics of the amp… Well, as for me, I won’t take an amp apart, I’m too scared of the capacitors inside that may be holding a charge , so best leave that to the techs. May not be worth it on a cheap amp though. Bottom line, check easy connections, and clean out the input jack with some electronics cleaner too.
Good suggestions, @Vik . . .
I wouldn’t rule out the lead either
The evidence is pointing towards the input jack so that is where I will start my investigation
Be sure and let us know what you find.