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Help! Tremolo replacement for ‘65 DRRi discontinued part

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by htloren, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. htloren

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    Another friend of mine, whom I didn’t think of at the time and was familiar with that mini board from the Deluxe Reverb, instructed me to open my amp and find this part in the mini board. Kindly see the picture attached.

    He said to remove the thud, he used to twist / adjust this part from the mini board. But the part is so small, my hands are not steady and honestly, I don’t have the skill to execute it. Anybody know what this does exactly?

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    The Vibrato in your present amp is a different kind of Vibrato circuit than your Princeton, which works on the bias of the power tubes. Your current issue has nothing to do with power tube bias.
     
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    Copy that. Thanks Strat a various!
     
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    Hi Jon Snell,

    Found it in my amp. I finally opened up the amp today. It’s on the side and not on the main board. Not sure how that would show up in the schematics.
     

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    Has your amp been abducted by aliens recently?
     
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    Any input or idea what this small knob is would be appreciated. Thanks!
     

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    I think Corlis1 nailed it on his earlier post here. He attached a link:
    https://www.thegearpage.net/board/i...deluxe-reverb-is-there-a-catch.1988662/page-2

    The picture of the vibrato board on the right is exactly like my board. Also my amp is rated at 230v. As I understand it, most of our amps were designed for use in Europe. The Philippines is just not a major market enough like Europe for Fender to make big adjustments on their amps I guess. We are small.
     

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    So, Fender discontinued delivering a part in the Euro circuit? Sounds believable.
    Refresh my memory ... is the amp under warranty?
     
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    Thanks Corlis1. Sorry for the late reply but I believe your research is spot on.
     
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    What is the exact model of your amp, the type number will help to identify it as it doesn't seem to be a 65 deluxe
    I read some bull about ROHS in the EU so a definate model would help.
     
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    No. Unfortunately, here, the warranty is only 1 year
     
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    I already reattached the board but I did take some pics. Sending now
     

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    Oh man, that sucks. Like I was sayin' to Wally, maybe time to turn off the on board Vibrato and get a good pedal.
     
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    And one more
     

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    The two techs I spoke to are familiar with that daughter board. One works for an authorized Fender service center locally. My other friend works on musical instruments, amps in the Middle East. I was in touch with my friend in the Middle East via online only. He told me to take pictures so he could direct me to the part. That’s why I have pictures. I read sheet music. I don’t read schematics. He explained to me what he did to cut that thud noise. He was familiar with it.

    I myself am not capable of fixing amps. But 2 people plus Corlis1’s post seem to suggest my amp is what I hope it is. A ‘65 Deluxe Reverb reissue. I, Corlis1 and the two techs could still be wrong of course. So I very much appreciate any and all inputs and everybody sharing their time, expertise and experience. ☺️

    Thanks everyone!
     
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    I certainly wish I had that light bulb with my vibrato though. Am sure it sounds better.
     
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