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Old 9th February 2011, 07:53 PM   #1
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hi all:

i'm a musician who has decided i had better learn more about repairing my guitar amps as they are all old and BOUND to have problems. i've already learned quite a bit and want to thank all of you in advance for your recommendations and suggestions.
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Hi Mike - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!

Are you up to speed electronics wise - or are you just getting a start with things?
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Welcome to the forum Mike.

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Old 10th February 2011, 12:53 AM   #4
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Well Mike you can take the amplifiers to me; I do repairs. I am in the Valley.

Otherwise I can advise you how to do it yourself.
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Old 10th February 2011, 01:47 AM   #5
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Hi Mike - and Welcome to diyAudio!!!

Are you up to speed electronics wise - or are you just getting a start with things?
c2thomas: i'm a musician who has decided that i'd better learn to repair what i can on all of my amps. if it is fairly simple, i can do it. i've replaced transformers and electrolytic caps, but don't even really know how to test to find the bad parts.

right now, i'm trying to repair a gibson ga5t, that i've already replaced the electrolytic multi-cap with individual caps. but now i realize it is in the tremolo circuit.
thanks again,
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Old 10th February 2011, 01:51 AM   #6
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Well Mike you can take the amplifiers to me; I do repairs. I am in the Valley.

Otherwise I can advise you how to do it yourself.
bob:
thanks, i appreciate that.
i'm a musician who has decided i'd better learn how to repair my amps to the best of my ability, which at this point, is fairly limited.

i'm presently trying to repair a gibson ga5t tremolo circuit that i believe may be due to a bad .047 cap. it makes a "spikey" sound when i hit the strings of the guitar fairly hard. so it sounds like too much current is flowing through.

where are you located. i'm in moorpark in ventura county.
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Old 10th February 2011, 06:46 AM   #7
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I am in the SFV near the 405 about halfway between the 101 and the 118 freeways. If you want to continue along these lines it's probably best to do it in private messages.
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Old 10th February 2011, 06:49 AM   #8
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I am in the SFV near the 405 about halfway between the 101 and the 118 freeways. If you want to continue along these lines it's probably best to do it in private messages.
thanks, bob

i'm going to try to do as much as i can myself.

take care.
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