Fender Music - Recent Questions, Troubleshooting & Support
Low volume on acoustic and jazz amp type
Ok, so I hope you realize the Fender FM25DSP guitar amplifier is an "entry level" NON-valve amp with a DSP chip that has model shaping tones. I am sorry but this is a toy and Fender did not spend the tens of thousands of US dollars to have built-in tones that truly 'kill". This not digital modelling like Line 6 or Fractal Audio did and so you have a problem from the start. This amp was always intended as an entry level amp for the bedroom only and never to be used on stage.
Jazz and acoustic modes have some similarities requiring mid-range boost and some rounding. Not easy to achieve with a DSP chip that costs about US$10 to manufacture. Sorry, consider using the amp for practice but look at a more serious valve amps for live on stage
on Nov 29, 2017
The Fender Champion 100 has a Pre Out input. Can that be use to go to a PA system?
The Pre Out and PWR In for a method to insert an effects loop. The output signal from the Pre Out should be line level so you would not connect this to our microphone input on the PA, but preferably to a Line Level input otherwise you would overdrive the PA's input. When you connect the Pre Out, the 1/4" jack may interrupt the signal so you may lose output to the Champion's amplifier/speaker. If this happens, you need to have a return line with the same line level signal plugged into the AMP In to get your sound back on the amplifier itself.
on Nov 21, 2017
My 412Hot Rod Deville has terrible humming/white noise when distortion channel is on
It doesn't happen often but I suspect that the high gain input jack is defective. With nothing plugged into either input jack part of the signal is grounded and there should not be any noise. It might be that plus a noisy preamp tube. Try swapping the first two tubes to see if there is less noise. Carefully bang your fist or use an insulated tool's handle to hear if the noise changes. It might be an intermittent solder connection as well.
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on Jul 15, 2017
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