Fender 5F1

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How y'all doing?

I've got a Fender Champ 5F1 guitar amp that has a crispy 22k ohm resistor on the speaker jack.

The amp now buzzes a lot, varies with the loudness pot. Funny thing is that it buzzes loudest from mid to high volume, decreases when the pot is turned to the loudest setting. That's usually too loud.

Does this sound like it could be a bad resistor? I'm going to go ahead and change the resistor, just wanted to get some ideas in case this isn't the problem. The crispy resistor is the only thing that visually looks bad. I tried different tubes.



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Thanks for your replies!

I failed to mention that the resistor is crispy because when I put the circuit board together, I omitted two wires between the two caps on the top left.

This amp was built from a kit and a schematic wasn't supplied, only the attached drawing. I downloaded a schematic later.


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I built any number of Heathkits and Eico kits over the years. They always included a schematic, but the schematic was never a part of the building process. If they show a layout, then there will not be confusion over what goes where, ie not schematic interpretation needed.
This is the first time I assembled a kit without a schematic. It would have helped because I don't think I would have missed the two connections between the caps if I had compared the layout to the schematic.

My manager recently called a floorplan drawing a schematic, and when I mentioned moving the machine tools, she said don't forget the lathes and mills.
Yes, Printer2, you are correct! I even HAVE a CeriaTone amplifier very similar to the one you showed; I did the same thing as Duke58 and just downloaded the schematic (Marshall) from the internet. The CeriaTone amps are fine amplifiers and I love my 18-watter (though their prices have skyrocketed since I bought mine), but their lack of providing schematics still pisses me off! They AREN'T in their right mind!:mad:
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