Hi all, I'm relatively new to the tube amp scene. I recently have been through a couple and have repeatedly found rattling noises. I started with a vox ac15, which I loved the tone of. The first one I got was a floor model, but had tube rattle right out of the gate. I returned it and asked for a new-in-box model. I got my second ac15 right away. It was actually solid at first, but after only a couple weeks.... tube rattle. I ended up swapping to jj el84 power tubes and sovtec pre amp tubes. This got rid of the tube rattle, which I believe was originating from the power tubes. About two or three months later a new rattle/vibration appeared. Didn't sound like the tubes, rather it sounded like it was something inside, one of the components or maybe the cab itself. It kept getting worse and worse until I couldn't really ignore it, would be louder on some frequencies, quieter on some. This lead to me take the amp in for service, where they tried going over everything. After nothing seemed to work, they offered me a new vox. I was scared to ask for my tubes back, fearing I would void my warranty by admitting to being inside the amp. Sure enough, the new vox had tube rattle the day I got it. During the time I had my vox in service I did A LOT of reading online which lead me to believe that maybe vox ac15 combos were just prone to buzzing and rattling noise issues. So after the third vox, I decided to switch things up a bit. I decided to go to my local music store and try out some tube amps. I saw a used fender custom deluxe reverb '68 that was on sale for the same price as my vox as a part of a clearance event . I plugged it in, and try to see if this amp had the dreaded tube rattle, but it was hard to tell. There were so many things in the room vibrating that it was kinda hard to say whether or not it was doing it. So, seeing as how I thought a deluxe reverb was always gonna be a little out of my price range, I decided to go for it. I've only heard good things about these amps and love me some clean guitar. I should probably mention that I play mostly clean, and any overdrive I would want I can get from my pedal, so I'm really just looking for a really good clean sound. So fender seemed like the natural next choice. Well, I got it home and sure enough, that DAMN tube rattle. I mean I could replace the power tubes, but this is getting expensive. Is this something I have to expect with tube combo amps? I can't really afford to be replacing tubes every couple months. I looked at the date on the fender, it is two years old, so I mean maybe it lasted longer than my vox before it happened, but man, I'm kinda stuck. I love me the tone of that second vox, and I really like the deluxe reverbs tone as well. Like I said I play mostly clean stuff, country, jazz, blues. Occasionally I'll get wild with some heavy distortion, but clean 90% of the time. I've considered going back to solid state, maybe one of those new tone masters. Would getting a separate head /cabinet setup eliminate this? I don't know what to do lol.