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Blackstar HT5 noisy Clean channel

Started by Psabin8951, August 15, 2020, 09:51:48 AM

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Psabin8951

I have an early (non reverb) Blackstar HT5 here which has a noisy clean channel which occasionally has volume drop but mainly has a crackle and hiss that appears after about 10 mins of being on.
Both valves have been replaced with new matched ones and all connections have been cleaned, checked and resoldered to eliminate them.
Any thoughts what it could be?
At initial switch on it sounds great.

Jazz P Bass

#1
I have attached the input circuit diagram.
The signal branches off of IC2A to the Clean and the Crunch channel.
Either of those is selected by jfets. (Clean/ Fet1: Crunch/ Fet2)
You will need to track down where in the Clean circuit the signal is failing.