Super Champ XD intermittent volume drops

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  1. elenore191

    elenore191 NEW MEMBER!

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    Hey Guys. Plugged in my Super Champ XD for the first time in a long time and notice intermittent gain and volume drops. Pretty severe at times, not consistent in amount or frequency of the drops.

    Thinking a tube going bad? Any ideas? Thanks!

    UPDATE:
    Turns out the problem is worse and happening most of the time now.
    I found out that the clean channel (channel 1) is also not working at all.

    -Elliot
     
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  2. 39martind18

    39martind18 Tele-Meister

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    Experienced a bit of the same with my SCDX a week or so ago. There was a little bit of volume drop, tone changed a bit, then things would return to normal, only to recycle again in less than a minute. Turns out, my problem was with a connector cable between my guitar and the Roland GK3 pickup going bad. Replaced the connector cable, problem solved. Hope yours is as simple a fix.
     
  3. elenore191

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    Thanks for the reply!
    I tried different cables and different instruments. Turns out the problem is worse and happening most of the time now.

    I found out that the clean channel (channel 1) is also not working at all.
     
  4. LightningPhil

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    Try switching the tubes about, or just reseating them. If they’re warming up and moving a bit, and the contacts are tarnished, this may help.

    The input jack on my X2 cased a similar problem.

    Does the line out work?
     
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