Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by kypdurron » Sat Mar 20, 2010 3:55 am

Great thread. Many things to learn here. thanks ninja!
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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by promagnum » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:08 pm

Can someone explain why the first reverb mod didn't work on my Deluxe 85? I got some splash, but not as much as I get when I use the 'normal' reverb setup.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:43 pm

promagnum wrote:Can someone explain why the first reverb mod didn't work on my Deluxe 85? I got some splash, but not as much as I get when I use the 'normal' reverb setup.

Any help would be appreciated.
maybe because the deluxe 85 is too new of an amp? i think the mod applies to the more vintage-spec amps (black- and silver-face)

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by promagnum » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:53 pm

Oh ok. Thanks though.

Would there be a way without buying a reverb unit or a pedal to get that dwell, mix, tone thing?

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by fostewi » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:47 am

Hi, I want to confirm my understanding of the reverb dwell/mix/tone cable mod...would this be the correct cable to use?
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product. ... ct=4202373" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Are there any risks to your amp with trying this mod? e.g. turning up the channel 1 volume too much, etc.

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by Stratelejazzuar » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:48 pm

fostewi wrote:Hi, I want to confirm my understanding of the reverb dwell/mix/tone cable mod...would this be the correct cable to use?
http://www.thesource.ca/estore/product. ... ct=4202373" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Are there any risks to your amp with trying this mod? e.g. turning up the channel 1 volume too much, etc.
looks right to me!

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by fostewi » Thu Apr 01, 2010 8:24 am

Thanks guys...can't wait to try this, such an inexpensive trick to get a lot more control out of the onboard reverb!

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by arctic_rascal » Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:37 am

Nice, thanks for the tips :)

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by kimjongsick » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:41 am

You forgot to put "buy a Blues Junior and turn it up hella"
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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by fuzz_factor » Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:46 pm

arctic_rascal wrote:Nice, thanks for the tips :)
Yup! Very interesting thread. To bad I suck with a soldering iron. :unsure:

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by noisepunk » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:38 pm

Alright, here's a question. I have a '77 Twin. Is there a way to get the reverb/vib on the normal channel? And if there is, is there a way of doing it without running the tone of the Vib. Chanel through the normal channel as well?
They tried to give me advice, down at the record shop. I said "Sit down boys, this may come as a SHOCK. But alls I listen to, it's all freedom rock."

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by noisepunk » Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:06 pm

:derp: :wacko: Yikes, I was hoping it would be more like "Yeah man, plug a 1/4th into X from Y and..." Should've figured I'd have to learn some basic amp knowledge though...

So I need some caps... and some balls... as I'd really like to do this, but if I somehow screw up my amp I'm going to kill myself...

I read through the thread, and your jargon seemed more manageable then their jargon, so I'm thinking I might try your second option (so long as you're relatively sure it won't hurt anything, as you can tell I'm super paranoid about doing anything to my amp), is there anyway I could have you make me up a labeled schematic? From what I know, it's a '77 ultra linear 135 Watt, but just to be safe the serial is A768166. I need to fix the bass knob (doesn't do anything) on the Vib. Side, and the Bright switches on both anyway, so this might be a good excuse to get in there and get my hands a little dirty.
They tried to give me advice, down at the record shop. I said "Sit down boys, this may come as a SHOCK. But alls I listen to, it's all freedom rock."

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by noisepunk » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:57 pm

This'll probably be much more helpful once I actually have the parts and open up my amp. Thanks for the help, no worries on the schematic (I'll find one myself for when I need to fix the other real issues I listed and once again call upon the amp ninja for guidance) the things your busy with are probably way more important then me wanting verb on my normal channel.
They tried to give me advice, down at the record shop. I said "Sit down boys, this may come as a SHOCK. But alls I listen to, it's all freedom rock."

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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by username » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:23 am

I don't have an Amp to try the mods :(, but thanks for the info!
One day... when I built a Champ I will come back to your mods :-)
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Re: Little tricks for getting what you want from Fender amps

Post by claytonjohn18 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:00 pm

This thread is amazing. I'm gonna go pull the V2 of my Bandmaster!

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