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Super Reverb rig help?

PantsOnFire

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Hi! I just bought a blond Fender Super Reverb, blackface, from the 90's. On craigslist. From a guy with pretty bad hygiene. Won't be making that mistake again. Anyway, right off the bat, I noticed that it begins to break up at 2, which it definitely not what should be happening. I play ambient surf-psych kind of stuff and I need a strong clean. What could be wrong and how should I go about fixing it?

Equally as important, whenever I click on my Velvet Fuzz or 1978 fuzz, the amp feeds back uncontrollably and no matter where I stand, and I can't get it to go away. If it makes any difference, the room I have it in right now has a concrete floor, wooden walls, a weirdly shaped ceiling and no soundproofing. How can I remedy it?

This is my first thread and I'm fairly new to understanding amps and tubes and whatnot, so please go easy on me :)
 

trailrun100s

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Hi! I just bought a blond Fender Super Reverb, blackface, from the 90's. On craigslist. From a guy with pretty bad hygiene. Won't be making that mistake again. Anyway, right off the bat, I noticed that it begins to break up at 2, which it definitely not what should be happening. I play ambient surf-psych kind of stuff and I need a strong clean. What could be wrong and how should I go about fixing it?

Equally as important, whenever I click on my Velvet Fuzz or 1978 fuzz, the amp feeds back uncontrollably and no matter where I stand, and I can't get it to go away. If it makes any difference, the room I have it in right now has a concrete floor, wooden walls, a weirdly shaped ceiling and no soundproofing. How can I remedy it?

This is my first thread and I'm fairly new to understanding amps and tubes and whatnot, so please go easy on me :)
Well, checking for bad tubes is always a good place to start...Do you have any spares?
 

rockinrobby

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Sounds like a trip to your tech will do the trick... Hey it's a Fender you can't go wrong brother... Good luck
 

RJT

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I would check the tubes, as well. If you're unfamiliar with how the process works and if you have any friends or family around you that knows their tube gear.. It wouldn't hurt to ask for help. If you don't.. It wouldn't hurt to find a tech and at least ask a few questions and see if he can give you an idea of the problem through a description of what It's doing. Any decent tech would probably have enough of an idea as to what it could be by description without hearing it. A lot will even give you a free diagnosis if you're pleasant with them. You'll probably get an idea of what it could be here if some of the more experienced techs (or tube users in general) that are around these forums see the thread.

I'd personally experiment with tubes. If that does nothing.. I'd take it to a tech.
 






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