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Took this amp in for repair.
I've been told it has 60 hz hum and static issues.
The rectifier diodes are good but they seem to think it might have to do with the power supply.
I can't find a schematic anywhere.
The noise increases with the master volume being turned up.
The tubes are good.
The gain low and master up: increase in noise and some buzz.
Gain high and master low: putting master up increases hum and noise.
Many modern repair agents don't understand valve amps, but they are dead easy as they are so simple.
A friend of mine bought a fairly new (only a couple of years old) Fender 60W combo off a guy he knew for £5. The original owner had taken it to three different repair shops, and been told it wasn't worth repairing.
I told my mate it couldn't be much, and even told him EXACTLY what was wrong with it before he brought it me. I was dead right, it wanted anode load resistors, as valve amps always have.
+1 Anytime you have an old piece of equipment, suspect the electrolytic caps. They have very short life spans compared to most electronics. If you want to keep and use the piece, replace all the power supply filter caps.
is the hum 60 or 120 hertz? Is the power supply a full wave rectifier type? If so, it seems the hum should have a 120 hertz fundamental if the filter caps are bad.
Might have some heater to cathode leakage that many basic tube tester don't catch. If the preamp tubes have the same number as later tubes, you can try interchanging them to see if the hum level changes.
I was told it's 60 hz hum with some high end static.
The hum increases as the master volume is turned up.
Static shows up more with distortion. Not there at low volume but turn the gain up more static.
I'm waiting for it to be looked at but it's a month already.
The tubes were replaced and the hum I think is coming from the first 2 tubes.
The wires on the outside also were not tied down to the chassis.
Not sure about the power supply. Can you tell anything from the Layout?
One suggestion was to ground the input jack straight to the ground bolt.
But I think the jack might be defective. There still appears to be signal with nothing plugged in. The hum is still there.
Okay, the tubes and caps and resistors are all good.
Tube 4 has a bit too high voltage 350 instead of 285.
The hum seems to be coming from the power supply.
Anybody got any ideas?
My tech was looking at the output transformer,it's kind of small,
but it looks like it's the right part.