I am resurrecting this thread by quoting myself. The wife & kids are away on a girls vaca/holiday with baby showers & girlie stuff, so I'm home alone building pedalboards, rewiring my rig, & repairing gear. Mission #3 to keep me out of trouble--get rid if the Common Hot Rod Crackle. 2+ hours...FIXED!!!! Annoying Bacon Crackle is gone. 1996 USA MADE Fender Hot Rod DeVille 4x10. Many were not put together incorrectly. R57 & R58 plate load resistors...once again. It WAS the 2 stupid little resistors. 82K ohm & 100K ohm--I used 1Watt resistors. I've uploaded photo of the replacement parts. If your favorite Hot Rod DeLuxe or DeVille is popping, hissing, sputtering, clicking, etc., or you think you blew the output tranny, DO NOT let an amp tech/repairman charge you hundreds of dollars chasing ghosts on his workbench. See if this simple repair to the lower PCB board next to the tube sockets works for your amp 1st.