Super-Sonic 22 reverb wacky-ness

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  1. LandryS

    LandryS TDPRI Member

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    Hey, so I’ve got a story to tell just in case YOU are ever in a situation where your reverb doesn't work on a Fender RI amp...

    I own a 2014 Super-Sonic 22 1x12 that I like a lot (has the Jensen SD in it, which is dope), but I was looking to trade up. Got in touch with a guy that wants to trade his Tone King Falcon Grande for my amp (plus $) because its my dream amp. Problem was my reverb wasn’t working on my SS (didn’t work when I bought it off Craigslist). I assumed it was a faulty tank, because when I cranked the verb knob and tapped the tank I got splashing, but no verb when I was actually playing. So I bought a new tank to fix it up before I traded it...

    When the new tank arrived, the SAME thing happened. No verb, but got splashing when I tapped the tank. So weird. Even switched the tubes around to see if it was a faulty tube, even thought they all looked fine. I even switched the RW audio cables around to check for faulty cables.

    Nope, same thing.

    So, I’m worried that it’s an internal problem that will cost $bucks$, and I got discouraged. However, I decided to puttz around and switch the RW cables on one side — I plugged white plug into red, and red into white, but only on the tank inputs. I left the amp inputs plugged into the correct colors..

    And it WORKED.

    My conclusion: The factory worker who made my amp put the wrong plastic colors in the input jacks. I even looked up the schematic online and confirmed this — the white should be on the left, and the red on the right going into the amp, but mine is reversed. It’s so stupid, and I can’t believe that I didn’t think to try this when I first got the amp. How silly.

    Anyway, just thought I’d share.
     
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  2. Ringo

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    Cool when it's something simple.
     
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    The first SS22 I owned a few years ago had an issue with the stock Ruby tank. So I replaced it with one made by MOD. Now that you mention it, I want to say the red and white jacks on the MOD were reversed from that of the Ruby. I realize that's not the same situation as yours. But I mention it because the second SS22 I owned had a different brand tank. Maybe Fender changed brands at some point? If so, I wonder if yours was made around the time of the swap.
     
  4. LandryS

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    Yeah, my tank was Accutronics, which I think is standard now. But yeah, its weird! Unless the previous owner swapped a Ruby out of it before I got it? Maybe, but I think that the only explanation was that the factory worker at Fender messed up the plastic colors. Anyone else had something like this happen before?
     
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    Landry, did you make the trade, and if so, your comments?
    The TKFG is also on my radar as an amp that personally would like to try out.
    ;):cool:
     
  6. LandryS

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    I made the trade! The Falcon Grande sounds super killer! There is a weird mid-bass response that is louder than I was expecting, but I think it’s because of the pickups in my strat. The Ironman is also dope for cracking the beast at bedroom volumes. Would highly recommend!
     
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    Thanks for the input.
    Was going to pull the trigger on the TKFG last X-Mas, but didn't want to wait as it was a pre-order where I do my business.;):cool:
    Gonna get one as they are now in stock!
     
  8. JDRNoPro

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    I lost reverb on my PRRI back along and the issue was the cables(which I replaced) not the tank(which I suspected was the problem).
     
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    Hello IT Dept! It's not working, eh?

    Have you checked the cables at the back? :rolleyes:
     
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