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Old 18th May 2004, 12:46 PM   #1
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I've got a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe 40W (guitar amp), which I'm not really using at the moment, but it's been a bit crackly for a while. The actual sound of the guitar is fine, it's just hissing and crackling quietly in the background. I assume this means time for new valves, am I correct? If so, is it the preamp or poweramp valves I have to change, or both? I think there are 4 12AX7's in the preamp and 2 6L6's in the poweramp. How much will this cost? Also, as I don't use the overdrive channel much, is there a way of making this into another clean channel?

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Old 18th May 2004, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hello ,
Pity you're not near London , otherwise you could have brought the amp to me and I could have tested the valves for you . Have you reseated the valves in their sockets yet ? Otherwise it could be noisy pots that could be the problem . If you think the 6L6 are past their prime I think I have a few sets of Sovtek 5881 kicking around that need a good home


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Old 19th May 2004, 06:01 PM   #3
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Wow that's nice of you! I'll try the things you said and if they don't work, I'll get in conact with you about those Sovteks!
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