Reverb Redux

Three years ago, I diagnosed a problem with my Fender Blues Jr amplifier. There was a distinct fizzing buzz from the amp whenever I played a specific note. It turned out to be the reverb tank, and the sound happened even when the reverb level was at zero. A $30 reverb tank replacement was all it took to fix the problem.

Since then, the Blues Jr has gone away, and has been replaced by a Fender Princeton Reverb - seen here:

And, a couple of weeks ago, I noticed the same issue - a slight buzzing on certain notes played anywhere, on any guitar, even with the reverb set to zero.

And, the same fix fixed it: a new $30 reverb tank from Mod. - cheaper than the stock part from Fender!

Come on Fender, get your shit together.

2 thoughts on “Reverb Redux

  1. nooneithinkisinmytree

    I don’t know how you can play on those squirming, snaky-necked guitar necks and fretboards.

    There’s a pedal that will tamp down the seasickness.

    Or is your studio on a yawing boat in rolling seas?


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