I'm wondering if other members have to adjust the amp position with their equipment like if they change guitars and use the same amp?
With some of my acoustic guitars using a compact magnetic soundhole pickup (Lawrence A300) and a Schertler YJulia Amp I've found I have to change the amp position in order to get the best response from the amp, in some positions its like the amp isn't on. I've familiarized myself with the best position for myself so I don't think I need help that way.
But I'm wondering if that happens sometimes with an amp that it can be fussy and you amy have to shift it around or is that really abnormal.
I also have a Behringer AT108 and in the 4 years I've had it I've never had to move it for any reason with the Lawrence pickups.
"in some positions it's like the amp isn't on" do you mean in that certain position you can't hear the amplified signal?
Yes,that was the problem I had, and I strummed the guitar, quickly put my ear close to the amp and felt where the speaker is and there just was very little signal, very little vibration from the speaker. I did correct it by placing the speaker at a different place in relation to the guitar.
It was pretty loud after I shifted it and I didn't do anything but move it. Sigh.
I guess the next step is to check connections, clean the jack input hole and test a different type of pickup. Also monitor whether it happens all the time - it may be that there is electrical strength variance being in an urban area in the USA, there might be a lowering of the current strength so there's no summer outage from all the air conditioners - doesn't seem like it's something "normal" from the responses.
Sounds like the amp is at fault. Check your guitar and lead with another amp, if it’s fine then you can be fairly sure it’s the amp. Plug in and twist the lead around in the socket. If it cuts out or fades then it is probably the socket. Pete Hard to tell without the amp in front of me, good luck
Was writing this while the last post was being posted, so wat PD said