20 Most Recent Fender Deluxe VM Tube Amplifier Questions & Answers


sounds like a bad tube or your transformers shot

Fender Deluxe VM... | Answered on Aug 26, 2014


A faulty tube would be a likely culprit and one of the easier things to check. When in standby, really just the filaments are lit. Lots of other possible issues but tubes would be the first to check.

Fender Deluxe VM... | Answered on Mar 06, 2014


Inout connectors are often broken by tripping overr cables resulting in intermittent operation. Wiggle plug and then each pot to see if anything shows itself. Circuit board cracks and broken solder joints are suspect as well.

Fender Deluxe VM... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011


Start by monitoring the power supply voltages when it fails. At what point does it return? Is it intermittent or do you have to do something specific to start it working again.?

Fender Deluxe VM... | Answered on Mar 01, 2011


i guess the switch is broken - if you are not experienced fixing those problems better bring it to a shop and tell them about the problem - i guess they will be able to fix it easily

Fender Deluxe VM... | Answered on Feb 28, 2011


Since it is new, do NOT touch anything until you exercise your warranty for repair.

If they send it for repair, make SURE you get a copy of the repair ticket for your records.

Fender Deluxe VM... | Answered on Feb 13, 2011


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.

Fender Music | Answered on Dec 04, 2019


yes check the fuse . there is generally a fuse for power switch and that sounds like what your having trouble with. hope that helps you out.

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


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 . . . .

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


While it is possible (probable) it is caused by the AC mains modulating the output due to a power supply fault, it could be caused by inadvertently creating a hum loop due to poor grounding - check out the link below...

https://www.google.com/search?q=hum+loop+audio&rlz=1C1CAFB_enGB673GB676&oq=hum+loop&aqs=chrome.4.69i57j0l5.8500j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


first checkout your cable
if you still have problem , change you pickup

Fender Music | Answered on Sep 27, 2019


bring to a music shop fixya doesnt do appraisals

Fender Music | Answered on Jul 01, 2019


This guitar is from the U.S. Vintage Series
made at the Corona Plant (Fender), USA
in the Year(s): Cannot be determined from serial number,
however you can consult this chart showing the
corelation between serial numbers and dates found on the neck
Fender MIA RI Serial Number vs. Neck Date (Note the earliest I'm seeing is mid 80s)

Fender Music | Answered on Jun 12, 2019

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