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How does a fender ax-12 chromatic tuner work
I'm an engineer, not a musician. The device is a frequency meter set up to display the musical note input to it. If you pluck a C flat and it shows an A you need to tune your instrument till it shows a C flat. You will have to refer to the manual for operation and modes.
on Dec 04, 2019
Can you please advise? My Fender Blues Deluxe re-issue 180W has a humming buzzing sound which is not clean. Yesterday I used it, was fine and turned it off. Today I have the buzzing problem.
Does it still have a hum/buzz when NOTHING is plugged into the INPUT? If so, you MAY have a tub going bad. If the noise is only there when you have your guitar/effects, etc. plugged in, then the problem is the guitar grounding or effects faulty...
FIRST: When the amp is "cool", UNPLUG THE AMP POWER CORD FROM THE WALL! ! ! ! Then CAREFULLY remove and reseat the tubes one at a time. Be sure to insert back into the socket correctly. You MAY just have a bit of corrosion on the tube "pins"....
SECOND:Don't plug anything into the amp, turn on and warm up. GENTLY tap one tube at a time with a WOODEN pencil. DO NOT USE anything metallic (like a screwdriver....) and be VERY gentle. If the noise increases or decreases, you probably have a tube going bad...
That's all I have. If this doesn't cure the issue, best take it to a repair shop . . . .
on Sep 27, 2019
How can i control 2 different fender hot rod deluxe 3's drive channels with just 1 footswitch? Thank you in advance
You could buy a Lehle switch, or simply use one on each separately. If you are using a multieffect unit you could make a Y cable to take the output to both amps but that will not allow you to select the drive channel - you still need the Fender footswitch for that, one for each amp. Lehle is a German company and they make a lot of different footswitch combinations but you will pay for the convenience. Number of Footswitch Buttons: 1
Manufacturer Part Number: 0994052000
It's about $35.00 each, compared to the Lehle which starts at $200. Just put the two side by side and make a metal bar to attach to the two switches - then you have a single bar to activate both drive channels at the same time. I recommend using aluminum bar stock with holes drilled into it for the switches, or find a C channel aluminum bar that will put the footswitch buttons in the channel. You can also make it one inch overhang past both switch bodies and then use bolts to keep the bar in place. If I was doing this I would mount the footswitches on a board and secure the bar to be on top of the footswitches, using coil springs to maintain the bar's alignment vertically at the end bolts.
I recommend the Fender single button footswitch for this use - Type: Footswitch
on Jan 18, 2019
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