#1
I just got my Fender Hot Rod Deville III today and I noticed that there is a very loud pop when switching from the dirty channel to clean. It's relative to the input of the amp, meaning if I have a chord ringing out and switch to clean, its louder than if I switch to clean with no notes ringing. Has anyone experienced this or know what might be the cause??
#2
did you buy it new? if not there is a relatively simple if it is what i am thinking if its new and the store could try to get it swapped.\

BUT that is common if i am understanding you a pop ONLY when switching and switches once.

do some searching around. cathbard would probably be able to confirm and help you with what you need.
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#3
Does it do it when switching from clean to dirty?
If so, its probably a crappy switch on the switching pedal.

Either way, when you get it sorted out, get yourself an overdrive or distortion pedal, and NEVER use the dirty channel again
The dirt channel on the Hot Rod Deville is utter crap.
#4
from my limited knowledge of electrical, (soon to be qualified in auto elec though)

I think it's a bad earth somewhere? Cathbard, we need you!
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#5
The amp is brand new, unpacked it yesterday. Yes, it seems to only pop when switching from clean to dirty. And it also does it when I switch the channel using the "Channel Select" button on the amp itself, so I think that rules out the footswitch/cable. I don't really plan on using the dirty channel, but I still want it to work properly. I thought it might go away after switching a few times, but it doesn't seem to. Still pops every time.
#7
there is a solution, but i don't remember. i think it was just a small cap or resistor that would be wired across the switch IIRC.
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#8
Sounds like a dodgey relay to me. There's quite a lot of bs going on with the switching with those. I'd start by changing the two relays and take it from there.


Trashed, you may be thinking of wiring a 10M resistor across the relay contacts. That might work but as not all HRD's do it, I'd say a relay is ****ed. Better to fix a fault rather than trying to mask it.
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#9
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Sounds like a dodgey relay to me. There's quite a lot of bs going on with the switching with those. I'd start by changing the two relays and take it from there.


Trashed, you may be thinking of wiring a 10M resistor across the relay contacts. That might work but as not all HRD's do it, I'd say a relay is ****ed. Better to fix a fault rather than trying to mask it.


that is what i was thinking just not remembering. i am still learning.

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#10
Agree probably a bad relay so exchange it for one that works since it is brand new.

Then put duct tape over the HRD OD channels so you don't even know they exist and put a TS9 or OCD in front of the clean channel as your OD. Glorious Blackface clean tone and OD that really sings. It's a great amp if you play to it's strengths. If you depend on the amp OD channels for great tone it will disappoint you.
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#11
Oh yeah. Send it back. What's the point of buying new if you don't utilise the warranty?
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#13
you learn something every day... i didn't even realise there were relays. I just thought they were fairly standard switches.
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