Hello, I have a one year old Fender Blues Deluxe reissue. I've played it loud on the overdrive channel consistently for the past year. I notice the gain is going away becoming less and less. Does this mean I have to switch out the tubes or is there potentially a bigger issue involved. Thanks.
I'd start by buying one $12 preamp tube and 'roll' that new tube through each slot to see if you notice a difference. If that doesn't help, consider getting some new matched power tubes.
Thanks for the reply. I'll bring that up with the tech.
I'd try that before you start paying bench fees for a tech. A new set of tubes is going to be a lot cheaper than paying someone $50 to poke around your amp for an hour so he can tell you you need new tubes. I would suggest only going to a tech after you've done the cheap, easy stuff you can do yourself.