EVH 5150 III 50w footswitch popping

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  1. clansannes

    clansannes SS.org Regular

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    So my brand new EVH head sounds great except for when I turn the effects loop on with the footswitch I get a loud pop. When I switch channels with the footswitch or with the front panel buttons I get a slight pop but not nearly as loud as the effects loop... Anyone else had issues with this, should I send it back and exchange it for another one?
     
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    feraledge Heard the Good News about Maple Fretboards?

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    Yes. That is an old issue that was taken care of. I had a first round 5153 100 watt head and the repair was covered by EVH. No issues on my 50 watt, but it shouldn't be happening.
     
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    viesczy SS.org Regular

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    I typically just plug in and go w my 50 watt and 100 Stealth, but the few times I've actually ran the loop I have had no pops. It isn't a pedal, right? Like if there's nothing in the loop and you engage the loop via the switch does it still pop?

    Derek
     
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    I had this issue, but it turned out to be a bad cable causing the problem, not the amp itself.
     
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    Yeah it still pops with no pedal in the loop but not quite as loud. I read something about DC voltage building up and then being released when the loop is switched on but i've never had that problem with any other amp.
     
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    I still have this issue with my 5153 50 watt I bought in 2015. It's a really loud POP both when switching channels and turning effects on/off.

    The dealer suggested this could be to my country's less than stellar electricity etc., but I suspect that it's due to a faulty tube or something. I read somewhere that one of the tube position is responsible for this issue.
     
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    musicaldeath Herald of Djod

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    Every now and then I get this issue on my 5153S... I find if I don't let the tubes warm up on stand by for long enough (a minute or two) then it will pop the first time I change the channel. But if I let them warm up for a minute, it doesn't pop.
     

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