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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / Help ! 1966 Super Reverb Problem



Sep 18th, 2017 06:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Hi there
I have a pretty annoying problem with my Super Reverb.
The bass changes during performances. Actually it may be more than just the bass but it simply sounds like someone plugged in a low pass filter. It is quite easy to hear but since it's quite unpredictable it is not easy to fix. I have only experienced it on channel two.
What can this be. The amp has just spend a couple of weeks at the amp doctor but he only experienced it once and he couldn't reproduce it and therefore couldn't fix it.

All the best
Henrik Krogh

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Boston Area

Sep 20th, 2017 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hi Henrik -

Your symptom description suggests that the root cause is an intermittent connection somewhere on the cooler side of the amp that channel two works from.

I think your tech gave up too soon and you might do well to find another.

Couple of ideas ...

1 - Have your amp doctor check out the condition of all the potentiometers. One of our control pots may be starting to fail. While he's in there, he can easily re-flow solder joints at the lugs of those control pots. You may have an intermittent connection failure at one or more of the control potentiometer(s) in channel two.

2 - Have your amp tech visually examine and re-flow (as needed) connections on the circuit board. Chop sticks can be very handy here to isolate a loose or cold-solder connection.

Good luck



Measure twice. Cut once
Oct 10th, 2017 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

also check the solder joints on the tone stack for the bass on Vib channel. Make sure its only on the Vib and not both channels too. This will help isolate the possible cause.

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