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No Volume on brand new Champion 40! Used maybe 10 minutes.

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by hdflame, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. hdflame

    hdflame New Member!

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    I bought a brand new Champion 40. When I got it I checked all the features and everything worked fine. Plugged in to it today and I'm not getting any sound.

    The power light is on. All lights are working. Can switch channels, but no volume.

    There is some static coming from it but that's all.

    Brand new Fender cable. Checked connections, good.

    What can I do to troubleshoot before contacting Fender?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

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    Check to make sure your are plugged into the right spot ( it happens) . Check The channel select etc... And volumes etc...
    Remove any pedals if any in the chain.
    Try a different guitar or verify it on a different amp.
    Try a different lead. Could be an intermittent fault.
     
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  3. Stevem

    Stevem Senior Stratmaster

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    Since its new take it back, or get a RA and sent it back to where you got it period!
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Be happy it's gone wrong straight away. They usually wait until the day after the guarantee runs out.
     
  5. hdflame

    hdflame New Member!

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    Thanks for all of the quick responses!

    I have a Fender acoustic electric which requires a 9V battery for the built in tuner. I had just put a cheapo battery in it so I didn't think to check it. Sitting here last night I thought about it, and when I checked it, it was dead! Turns out the battery is not just for the tuner. The guitar will not send a signal to the amp if it's dead either!

    Hope my ignorance will help someone else! o_O
     
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    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

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    Good, it was something silly and not a new amp! :)
     
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    Tone Quest Senior Stratmaster

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    Glad you solved the power problem. I have had my Champion 40 for about 5 years now. No problems at all. I did take out the original speaker and install an Eminence Legend. Really like that sound.
     
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    Yaralag Senior Stratmaster

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    It’s happened to all of us.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    We've all done something like that.
     
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