I just recently got the amp mentioned above as my first tube amplifier. However, I think it may have a problem. Whenever the volume is above 2-3, there will be a very annoying and loud rattling sound if I play a note on either the E or A string. It seems to get worse the longer I have my amp on, but I may be imagining that. Is there something wrong with the amp?

I've got some new information on the problem

Every time I first turn the amp on, the problem doesn't occur
However when I play for a bit, it gradually becomes worse and worse

There's also another problem with the amp. The reverb sometimes works the whole time I have the amp on for one time, but it sometimes doesn't, regardless of footswitch activity.
Last edited by RuroKen34 at Feb 15, 2009,
Check the screws anywhere on the amp. Next, check the room you are playing in. See if there are any objects that could be rattling. Play a note that usually rattles then walk around the room trying to find where the sound is coming from. I know the lights in my downstairs rattle when I play. If not, it could be the amp. But more than likely it is something in the room.
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I've checked and it seems to be coming from the amp's left speaker. Maybe just in that area
Chech all the screws and what not.
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errr i just got rid of my 65. honestly i think as nasty of an amp as it is, it just has some really finicky things with that vintage circuitry. what tho do u mean by rattling? is it a physical raddle from a part of the amp? or is it some type of distortion/buzz coming from the speaker?
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tubes! i got the same thing with my champ - when the preamp tube was microphonic!

screw the back off, check the tubes by tapping them with a pencil or something, if one rattles - that's the one!


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errr i just got rid of my 65. honestly i think as nasty of an amp as it is

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That just happened to my friend's amp, and it was a bad preamp tube. Take it to a shop and have it checked out.
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