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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Repair

Fender Hod Rod Deluxe Repair

This is the world’s most popular valve amp [citation needed], meaning I get a Hot Rod Deluxe Repair quite regularly. The amp has two common faults, which are well documented. The first, and most common is the grey ‘IC’ (Illinois capacitor) electrolytic caps which are prone to failure. Fender use these presumably because they’re the […]

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Fender Deluxe 90 DSP Repair

Fender Deluxe 90 DSP Repair

This is a Fender Deluxe 90 DSP Repair. It came to me with a an intermittent (but very loud when it happened) crackling noise. The problem was with the Digital FX unit and the main amp and was easy to fix once it presented itself. It was repaired under my minimum fee for 1 hour’s […]

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HH amp repair

HH amp Repair 

I’ve seen and played most amps in my career in music retail and amp repair, but this HH amp Repair was a bit of a revelation. The clean channel is a thing of beauty. It’s a full solid state oversized 1×12 combo with two independent channels. The tube emulation circuit seems to involve distorting a […]

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