#1
Hey everyone, I just picked up a Hot Rod Deluxe used off of Craigslist the other day, sounded great when I tested it out. The thing is, is that the volume wasn't that loud when I got to test it out. I took it home, put it on about 2, and played an E, and I heard this sort of electrical shorting noise. That's really the best way that I can describe it. Could it be tubes rattling violently? Or would it definitely be an electrical problem? I really have no clue.

Could anyone help me figure out why it does this?
#2
the pots might be dirty
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#3
It sounded sort of like a scratchy pot, but it doesn't scratch when I turn them.
#4
Pull the tubes out and plug them back in.
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#5
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Pull the tubes out and plug them back in.


I think this may have fixed the problem, thank you. I didn't get to test it for very long since I had to go do stuff, but I'll report back later when I can play it some more.
#7
Tubes do rattle loose at times.

Cleaning the pins and socket like 311 suggested is worth doing too. I do it every time I change tubes. All sorts of filth can accumulate inside a contact. Often just pulling out the tubes can clear it, sometimes it takes cleaner, sometimes they are just loose in the socket.
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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


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#8
Just removing the tubes and putting them back didn't work. I'll try the contact cleaner. Where can I get a hold of it?
#10
You do it by spraying the tube pins liberally and then work it in and out a few times. ie you use the tube pins as the applicator.
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
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