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    Fender Deluxe 112 sound drop

    I have a Fender Deluxe 112 amp (purchased around 1995). The sound is still great, but the sound tends to drop when I move the volume knob above 2 (only in drive channel). If I fiddle with it I can get the sound back, but it's not reliable. Can this be fixed? A guy at a guitar store said these types of amps can't be fixed too easily because they are all electronic (no tube).

    Also - and this may be kind of dumb - but can I open the amp up safely to access the circuit board if I unplug it? There is a label on the back saying "risk of electric shock do not open".

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    Yes you can open it up after you unplug it. The capacitors in solid state amps discharge fairly quick.
    The volume pot probably just needs a shot of control cleaner.
    I can't recall for this model if the circuit board for the controls has to be removed to access the volume pot. The pot will have a little slot cut in it where you can spray some control cleaner into.

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    Awesome, thanks man. I'll give it a try!

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    I love when some dude says solid state amps can't be fixed too easily. If it's a dirty pot it doesn't matter if it's tube or transistors.

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    Anyone who says solid state amps are hard to fix because there are no tubes, probably doesn't know much about repairing anything. Troubleshooting is troubleshooting.

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    Well, I guess you can say they're not easily fixed by sales guys at guitar stores.

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