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Thread: Sterling sound fades to lame

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011

    Sterling sound fades to lame

    Just acquired 2001 Sterling 4H. Plug it in and all is fine for about 10-15 seconds then the sound fades a bit and becomes anemic. Unplug for a while, try again, same result. All controls operate normally but it sounds compressed with no balls and a bit less gain than normal. Battery replaced, pots, switch and jack connections cleaned. Visual inspection reveals nothing out of the ordinary. Tested with multiple amps and cables.

    Any ideas before I start shotgunning components? Is there a component layout available for the PCB or is that super-secret EBMM stuff?

    Thanks for any help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Cheshire, UK
    Your best bet is to try Customer Services, as they'll have more information than anyone here and you could end up being given information that will be counter-productive.
    "this place would be a paradise tomorrow, if every department had a supervisor with a sub-machine gun"

    Monkey Likey

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Yeah, definitely customer service. Could be a bad cap or something.
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