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Fender Excelsior Tremelo ticking sound

jonnyburgojonnyburgo Frets: 708
Annoying sound in time with the throbbing of the tremelo, Ideas?? 
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 609
    edited December 2013
    You need to read through the info in link and perhaps fire Bill a msg as he is the Mod King for small Fenders...

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 3882
    It's probably the valve. This amp is extremely valve-sensitive, both in the effectiveness of the tremolo and probably the ticking noise, although I haven't come across that particular fault yet.

    It's especially ridiculous since the tremolo is coupled to the audio circuit using a transistor, so why they didn't just make the oscillator solid-state as well and avoid problems like this I don't know - other than partially accurately being able to describe it as 'valve tremolo'.

    This is a quite good-sounding, fairly well-priced amp that is unfortunately just not very well designed or built.
    "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand" - Homer Simpson
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