#1
Last week I turned on my fender hot rod deluxe deville 410 (series 2) and I had to turn it full blast to hear a tiny amount of sound. Called guitar center the guy said its a tube problem and take out all the tubes and being them there to get the correct ones. I did so and went there and they wouldn't sell them to me because they said it needed to be biased most likely but they don't do it there and to call someone. So I did and that guy said he would get back to me because some new tube amps can't be biased. I feel like I'm getting the run around. The man on the phone specializes in repairing amps but it doesn't make sense that tube amps are only good for a few years and you have to throw them away and buy a new amp. Anybody have any advice?
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#2
Stop shopping at guitar center.

If you had to crank it to get sound tubes are bad. How long and often do you play it? If its a couple hours a day almost everyday, then they need to be replaced IF you're losing sound/tone from your amp. If its new and off the floor I would have got new tubes put in them anyway simply because I wouldn't know whos played it, how long they played it or if they treated it right.
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#3
Got it back in 2008 from guitar center off the floor. I played it at least an hour a day everyday since then.
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#4
Tubes are most likey bad. I put new tubes in mine 2 years ago but wasn't playing as often as I am now. Within the last few months(an hour or two of play almost everyday) and the sound was getting lower every week or so. Brought it in he checked the tubes an said i'd be lucky if I was getting 50 watts. You have the tubes still?
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#5
There is a bias pot on those amps. They are adjustable, fixed biased. What sort of incompetent twits work there that they can't organise a simple rebias? I smell a rat.
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#6
Look for a fender qualified repair man in your area. Fender would prolly be able to locate hime for you to just google it.
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#7
I still have all the tubes but they are in a plastic bag at the moment. They have fingerprints and oils from my skin on them whether or not that effects them I have no idea. The guy from guitar center said that I need an officially licensed fender amp specialist for biasing it. The guy I called on the phone is researching to see if he would be able to fix it
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#8
Filth on the outside won't make a jot of difference. The glass on tubes is damn tough.
Rebiasing a Fender isn't rocket science. Any amp tech that can't rebias a Fender isn't a tech at all.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#9
Don't buy the tubes from GC. They're morons for telling you to take your tubes out, bring it to them and have them refuse to sell you the tubes. Second if he has to research he ain't qualified/licenced. Do a quick google search and you'll find out in a matter of minutes who can do it for you. It'll save you a few bucks to bring them your own set. Find my thread in this section titled "tubes" some dudes posted up sites to buy tubes. Make sure you get a matched pair or quad. Depending on how many power tubes you have.
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