Here's a good one.
First off I really liked your videos on youtube, I was captured by your hot rod deluxe repair videos, since my problem is that I have a 3 yr old
blues deluxe, and I just noticed that when I’m playing the sound will cut completely out and then it will come back on with a very loud pop, I’ve
took cleaner previously to the jacks with no luck,
I did notice that I had on tube socket screw loose and tightened still with no luck,sometimes I can try pulling the guitar cable out and putting it back in and it may come back on, it does this on both channels, ya think maybe a bad input jack or tube socket maybe, would your drumstick trouble-shooting method possibly work as well.
I’m new on fender amps, but have successfully repaired a 1973 peavey mace myself after my repair shop had it 8 months without fixing it, one lone bad capacitor, go figure. I look forward to your reply to hear your thoughts on this problem,
thanks in advance
Since you replaced a cap before I’ll take it you know a thing or two. With that said on the drumstick thing.
(DISCLAIMER, if you don’t realize you can die from taking the back off an amp and fooling around be warned now)
Pop the back. Send a low volume signal from a radio or whatever into the input jack so you don’t have to keep strumming your guitar to get a signal.
Now WITH ONE HAND IN YOUR POCKET and the other holding the drumstick, lightly tap around and nudge things with the end of the drumstick,,and really EYEBALL the circuitry, you might see what the problem is.
Get a schematic of the unit and try to identify what component you’re pushing on…this step is not necessary but you can learn a lot.
With all that said, make sure you have a real tight speaker connection at the amp and at the speaker. also if this model has a send/receive, run a guitar cord from the signal out to signal in of the effects loop. Might be where your problem is. Pots don’t usually cut the signal unless they’re old or extremely dirty, frozen. The input jack, maybe if it’s gimped up. Use a good cleaner on your amp.
Now with all that said, good luck, be careful, be safe. Use common sense.
I found your page via youtube while searching ”twin, deville, bandmaster”.
And very happy i have. I own a fender bandmaster from 1964 and wonder if i could get it in tiptop shape again. Is there a way to find out fast if it ‘s worth the money, ‘cos otherwise i’ll buy a hotrod pr twin reverb ri……or vox…my head is spinning :-)
Sometime next week i’ll be going to the local guitarshop and try some out with my rickenbacker ….
but maybee the bandmaster with cab……
The Bandmaster is a cool head, 64 is blackface, correct? It’s going to be built like a tank on the inside, point to point wiring, it will last a lot longer than any of the the reissue stuff, it’s like investing in rare antiques, only going up in value.
With that said, depending on your style of music I don’t know if the amp will give you what you want.
Really all it should need is filter caps and /power supply resistors that may have drifted over time (this would tighten up the bottom end) and maybe tubes and you will have some of the jazzers and rockabilly guys droolin.
It’s a blackface allright….kinda low volume for the moment. And yes, it is build like a tank. The music i like ? rock, modern rock, english indie .
sonic youth, pavement, franz Ferdinand, interpol, kaiser chiefs, killers but also dreamy stuff like sigur ros, my bloofy valentine. all nice guitar sounds. I also shall have to purchase some effect pedals !!
reverb, delay, distortion, and the micro amp i seem to find in a lot of setups.
I am of course on a budget ;-) Depends on the cost of the bandmaster’s surgery
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