Hi I have a marshall haze15w amp and stack, the problem seems to
The master volume switch/knob doesn't seem to work, i can get a small sound by putting the overdrive and gain on full, but the master volume knob has no effect, can you help please.
I have a gig tonight and will be in the poo if i can't sort this.
for information,it worked fine yesterday and it is nearly brand new.
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Hi, I have repaired loads of these kinds of amps. The first thing to check is if the input jack socket is still soldered to the circuit board properly. These have a tendency to break.
They all have a dual opamp and a 15 watt power amp chip. Invariably it is the power amp chip that fails IF it is an electronic fault. Both chips can be bought for a few pounds.
The variations, aux input, spring reverb and this, digital effects are extremely unlikely to cause this kind of failure.
At one time anyone with a screwdriver and a soldering iron could fix these, but in the days of health and safety, find someone who knows what they are doing.
It should take half an hour and about £3 worth of bits.
All the best, Chris the Fader.
I would test by first trying a different guitar cord. If the fault is still there, try jumpering the effects in and out jacks with a patch cord. If there is sound now, clean the two jacks with contact spray and working a 1/4 inch plug in and out of the two jacks.
At this point, I would just take it to a tech rather than poke around in it. It sounds like the power section is the problem as you have guessed, but without the technical knowledge you'd be shooting in the dark. That particular amp is right on the line of being expensive enough that would be worth repairing, but you might do just as wel to check Ebay for another used one.
faulty lead? when the lead is plugged in turn the amp distortion on (may be called 'gain') and when you tap the end that goes into the guitar with your finger you should hear a buzz. try another lead if not, and if it still doesn't work make sure that volume is up on the amp and the guitar. there may also be a knob in the back of the amp, turn that up too (but not all the way or when you do get it working you'll blow the speakers out).
It sounds like your volume control is dirty. You will have to disassemble the amp enough to get access to the volume potentiometer which is soldered to the circuit board. There will be a square hole in it that you can spray some contact cleaner into the control. Use only contact cleaner as anything else could damage the control. Use a small squirt and rotate the shaft. If this doesn't solve the problem you may have to replace the control. While you have it apart, examine the solder side to make sure all the solder joints are perfect especially those on the controls. A bad solder joint can also cause the same problem. Before you take the amp apart unplug the power with the amp on and the volumes turned down. This will discharge the capacitors so it will be safe to work on. I hope this helps.
Your amp has two channels - "normal" and "drive." When you are on the normal channel, the "volume" knob controls your gain. In the "drive" channel, the drive knob controls your gain. In both channels, the "master" knob limits how loud the amp will get.
Most likely, you are on the drive channel, so the volume knob will have no effect. Try pushing the "channel select" switch. You should notice the channel indicator lamp (next to the drive knob) turn off. When it is off, you are in the normal mode. Yellow = drive, and red = "more drive."
Experiment with different settings to get a variety of tones.
To get the most out of this amp, try reading the manual, available online here: http://www.fender.com/support/manuals/pdfs/manuals_elec/guitarpdf/Hot_Rod_Deluxe.pdf
There are 2 channels, Which means there are 2 sets of knobs ... One for clean and one for crunch. Start out with a low master volume and set up the crunch, Then the clen and switch between the 2 and make adjustments until they match volume wise ... Then turn the master up.