#1
Hello.
I have had my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Amp for about a year now and I am in a band who practice about 20 hours a week with the odd live show every month.

My amp's sound quality has deteriorated a lot recently and sounds very muddy, especially compared to other Fender Deluxe Amps.

I was wondering what will I need to do to fix this problem, is it the valves or is it the pre-amps, or maybe something else? (It's definitely not the guitar or the lead!!)

Thanks a lot.
Jack.
#3
Since it is deteriorating slowly, my guess is that it is your speakers going flat, it's known to happen. I say get you some new speakers for it.
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#4
I think probably a retubing would be your best bet. If not, try a new speaker.

1000+ hours on your tubes will do it.
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Since it is deteriorating slowly, my guess is that it is your speakers going flat, it's known to happen. I say get you some new speakers for it.
What the hell does that mean? How can a speaker 'go flat'?


Anyway, sounds to me like your power tubes are on their way out - try replacing them as soon as you get the chance.
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Try some new tubes, may as well replace all of them including the preamp tubes as well.
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Generally getting an SS/Modeler to use for practice can help save your tubes.


Defeats the point of buying the amp in the first place. Why spend the money on a nice tube amp to then get an SS/Modeler to use with a band?
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