Fender '68 Custom Deluxe

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  1. duaneallen

    duaneallen Supporting Member

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    OK, I done some reading on this amp, and have seen this mentioned a bit, but still have some questions. I've played this amp a few times, and really like the overall sound, and features. I definitely hear a noise coming through it while sitting idle though. I've heard this in every one that I've played. I compared it back to back to the regular '65 reissue, and none of the '65s do this. What is the deal? Its a kind of white noise. I'm wondering if this is a problem for those of you who have these amps, and if so, have you fixed the problem. I know that you can't hear it while you're playing, but there's got to be something wrong with this amp for it to do this. I can't believe that I don't see much talk about this. I'm not a bedroom player, and do lots of recording, and this noise is unacceptable. What am I missing here? Has this problem since been fixed?
     
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    It's been discussed a lot. Some people say rotating the reverb tank cures it, some say new tubes...
     
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    It's because of the reduced negative feedback. One resistor to change.
     
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    Anyone else? I've seen differing opinions on this. Do all of these amps have this noise?
     
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    My 68 CDR had pretty significant idle noise and some intermittent crackling/hiss out of the box. Both were remedied with a tube swap. I narrowed the idle noise down to a preamp tube, and the crackling was caused by a rectifier tube that appeared to have been damaged in shipping (loose pieces of spacer rattling around).

    Edit: I just noticed the age of this thread. Just searching as I ponder replacing the 68 with a 65 RI.
     

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