#1
I picked up a 60's Fender Vibro Champ combo amp recently. I've done some reading and it is apparently a tube amp (which I know nothing about). The problem is I turn it on, plug in an instrument, and the amp will only produce sound when I turn the volume up really high (even then you can't hear it that well). When I turn the volume knob it makes some static/breakup noise. Through my reading, it appears the amp may just need cleaned up and routine maintenence.

Is this doable by a novice or should I just take it to the shop and let them take care of it?
#3
Quote by pak1351
shop


+1.

Let them do a little cleanup/tuneup, it'll only work to your advantage!
#4
I think you blew your tubes. I would take it to a shop and ask for them to clean the controls and change the tubes.
#5
Quote by big_aug
I picked up a 60's Fender Vibro Champ combo amp recently. I've done some reading and it is apparently a tube amp



lol.. sorry i had to...sounds like its the pots. take it to a shop and theyll fix you up

how much did it cost you
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#6
The shop will notice and attend to things a novice wouldn't know to address. Shop all the way. Congrats on the amp, those little buggers are freaking awesome amps.
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#7
Did you make sure the standby switch wasn't on....if it's on you will hear noise at high volume....but only at high volume...
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#8
I actually got it for free, which makes it that much more awesome =D. I'm gonna take it into the shop today.

Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice.
#9
Quote by big_aug
I actually got it for free, which makes it that much more awesome =D. I'm gonna take it into the shop today.

Thanks guys. I appreciate the advice.


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#10
Quote by sk1939
Did you make sure the standby switch wasn't on....if it's on you will hear noise at high volume....but only at high volume...


The Champ has no standby switch.