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 Post subject: Champion 600 hum, how to get rid of it?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:25 pm 
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I like my Champion 600 very much but it hums, not very loud but
to loud for my liking.
Is there a way to get it fixed without going to a amp tech?
Any suggestions by forum members or Fender people are welcome.

Peter


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I've read something about redressing the heater wires from the
output transformer.

Anyone nows more of this issue ???

Peter


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Hello Lostindesert,

Here at my home the 600 makes
some noise the same amp over
at friends homes and at the store
where it came from it's quiet.
I gotta shield my house.

I bet there is no hum in here--cast iron
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Mr Bill, that looks like the lighthouse in my city, ''de Lange Jaap''.
No hum there and lots of echo. :lol:

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Don't think I have met a tube amp that did not have a low hum to it.

Here's a site that try's to address some of it.
http://www.lynx.bc.ca/~jc/hum.html
Mostly involves going in to where high voltages live so be careful.

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I use a grounded outlet.
The grid in my country delivers 230 Volts at 50Hz.
What is a power strip?

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Hello Lostindesert,

Aye, thats "de Lange Jaap". :D

A power strip is a device you
plug in the outlet and allows you
to have several more outlets to
plug into. Some offer surge protection
and some offer noise reducing circuts
and some offer both. Good one's can
be pricey. Buy at a good music store
to be sure you get the noise reducing
circitry. I use one but does not filter
all the interferance out but helps a bit.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks Mr Bill,

I use a power strip but it's not the solution to get rid of the hum.
It's not too loud at the moment and i'll find a way to cure the problem.

Peter


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i ordered online a fender champion 600 and it came last night...
i turned it on and i heard a "humming"sound when i turned it on (without connecting the guitar). is this normal to all new champions to have this minimal "hhhhhmmmmmm" sound?


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Hello Jw44,

Firstly welcome to the forums.
A quite often discussed topic.
Tube amps are lively litte critters.

I'm pretty sure your OK but can't say for sure
cause I can't hear your amp.

If it is completely annoying go to your
Fender service center and have them look
at it. As you may have read mine is a bit noisy
only in my home.

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I too just got a Champion 600 for Xmas. Idon't remember if it hummed, but it crackled like it had a dirty 1/4" jack plugged into it - even before I put a jack into it. Then, as the tubes warmed up it started smelling like something electrical was burning.
I'm taking it back to Guitar Center later today to exchange it. I'll let you know if I get any information.

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