Question about Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Lost power Hello, I have this normally great sounding Deluxe Reverb (1966-ish). It was working perfectly when I last turned it off. I wnt to use it again recently and it has no power. When I turn up the volume it has kind of a compressed sound and no balls. No smoke or symptoms that would indicate a major failure. Could a tube have gone bad? Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks, Jack RI, USA

Posted by on

  • jackjohn Jun 27, 2008

    Thanks for your advice. I swapped the tubes with a newer deluxe that I have with no change. Still sounds weak and even cranked up to 8. I think I will have to take it to a local tech to try and find the problem. It worked fine one day, then the next it was weak. I can't explain it. I was hoping a tube was the answer. Many thanks!



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 1,512 Answers

Hi jackjohn

It could be a tube, it could be the usual old age catching up with it. I would start with checking the tubes and see that they all light the same way and colour. Also check for white dust in the end of the tube where it is normally silver. Give them all one by one a bit of a wriggle when the unit is going to see that they are all seated properly. It may be a rectifier tube 5R4 gone, replace it out or do some DC voltage checks about the place. remember there are high voltages present!! It A new set of output tubes never go astray in a classic amp like this. Use Electro Harmonix 6V6EH output tubes, gain matched set of course. They work great at higher voltages that these ol girls use. You could of course, just drop it to a Fender repair guy... and he'll be able to sort it out without mucking around. :)

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, please get back to me here, or use the ASK function to go straight to me :)
If you are still unsure, have problems, or we need to look at the situation more deeply, then before you give a rating for this advice, hit the ASK button Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.

regards robotek

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Peavey classic 50 reverb stopped working and now when you turn the reverb knob it makes the tone of the amp brighter and lots of buzz

I do not have one of these but It sounds like an open connection or broken wire. Check the peddle and associated wiring first and be sure it is OK, if possible swap with a known good one to be sure. If it is not the peddle wireing and associated jacks it is probably an open wire on the reverb pot.

Oct 01, 2014 | Peavey Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

How can I fix reverb?

Either the spring driver circuit blew or the SPRING INSIDE BROKE.
You gotta get in there. Take out the spring unit and check if there is a tensed spring in there. If so, check the connectors. Also check the footswitch plug in the back of the amp, plug and unplug a cable several times, sometimes it becomes dirty and does not let signals through. You can check if the reverb has no drive by tapping the spring while the amp is on and the reverb volume is up. If it sounds, your reverb is fine but not receiving input. That would be the driver circuit. Take it to a Tech and explain.... GOOD LUCK !

Apr 30, 2014 | Stagg 40AA R 40W Acoustic Guitar Amplifier...

1 Answer

Line six guitar amplifire...controls

Hi! I have a Spider III 15 watter, but I think the functions are similar. If the "Tap Tempo" light is flashing, you are not in Reverb mode. The light must be lit steady if you are in "Reverb" mode. I notice that you have to rotate the knob that you're working with all the way counterclockwise, and then clockwise to the setting you're trying to get. If you just turn it clockwise from where it is when you power on, it doesn't seem to do much to change the settings. Also, very little movement of the knobs makes a big change. They seem to be very sensitive.
You may want to reset your amp to the factory default settings. This will clear ALL presets that you have saved! To do this, hold down the CLEAN channel button when you power it on. Again, ALL SAVED PRESETS WILL BE CLEARED! Hope this helps.
The Line 6 forums are a great place for info. They will even tell you about "Secret Settings" that are not in the manual. Good luck and rock on!

Oct 03, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

I do not have a manual for my Fender deluxe reverb II. How can I get a copy?

Please click on 'Download the complete
user guide (2645 Ko)
" on the right middle of the screen and complete the survey to download it .

Sep 26, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

I have a new '65 Deluxe reverb Reissue Fender Tube Amp and I'm not getting power to the amp after I plug it in and turn it on. Ive checked other things in the outlet and they work, so it is not the outlet....

If you have power and a good connection to the guitar, don't take it apart - take it back. It has a warranty and any reputable dealer will give you another one - just ask for a test before leaving the store/shop.

Sep 11, 2009 | Fender Audio Players & Recorders

3 Answers

Peavey bandit 112 reverb

It might just be the control knob. My fender's reverb went out and it was just the knob.

Mar 23, 2009 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

Guitar amp make large crescendo-like noise, loud pop at end.

Same loudness, no speaker? This sounds (no pun intended) like a filter capacitor shorting out. Open it up and VERY CAUTIOUSLY look for what is making the noise. Filter capacitors can eject hot stuff. Very dangerous.

Jul 22, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Further musings on the Fender Amp no reverb problem

Hi, sorry for the delay. Sounds like a faulty cable, or the termination at the jack plug is faulty. These can create the problem you have. What model do you have again, don't remember getting that from you.


Jul 08, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

1 Answer

Fender deluxe reverb

Hi Hoopnholler

I would start by changing out 12AT7 (V4), is a common buffer stage to the vibrato and reverb audio path. If you have trouble identifying it, you can just swap out with a known good tube and see if it resolves your problem.
If that does not help, then time to go see an amp doctor. If youy are inclined. here is a circuit diagram that you may find useful in faultfinding the problem yourself.
I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) If you are still unsure, or have problems, then before you give a rating for this advice, please get back to me and we can try some more things.
Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.


Jun 16, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

2 Answers

Can't Get solid sound out of Solid State Amp! Tried Everything!


Oct 06, 2007 | Audio Players & Recorders

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Players & Recorders Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Players & Recorders Experts


Level 3 Expert

100243 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4706 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

70994 Answers

Are you an Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides