Here is the next step in restoring the amp. On the underside of the chassis is the main board where the components are mounted. This is called the turret board….

I mentioned in an earlier post that I restored my 1971 Fender Deluxe Silver face Reverb’s electronics. Over the next few posts I am going to let you see how…

  On the old vintage Fender amps as I mentioned earlier there is no earth and only a two pin plug which should be replaced with a cable that supplies…

I have been wondering about why I should buy matched valves ( tubes) when replacing the output  valves in an amp. Matched pairs cost an awful lot more than buying…

Hi Everyone I thought I should apologise to everyone that sent me nice comments. I  am new to this blogging stuff and thought no one was reading it. I was…

I was having an email discussion with a friend in the USA who had an original Blackface Fender Super Reverb amp. So it is obviously pre 1969.  Ams of this…

A friend brought me his Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amp. The issue was that one of the output valves which are 6L6’s was glowing like an electric fire.  See the…

While a lot of people like carbon composition resistors in their vintage amp, there is one issue you need to watch out for. This is especially true in amps where…

One of the most common issue I see with solid state amps and re-issue valve amps is dry solder joints. Solder dry joints are made during the manufacturing process when…

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