Filed under Amplifier maintenance

1976 Marshall Super Lead Restoration

Okay.  I do love my job. No, really I do. Sometimes a project comes along that I can really sink my teeth into. This poor old Marshall has been disrespected by several individuals armed with soldering irons and bad intentions. In this blog entry I will be documenting my efforts to de-modify this grand old … Continue reading

Potentiometer Basics

Potentiometer Basics

I have recently been asked a lot of questions regarding the mighty potentiometer and its function in guitars and amplifiers.  So, here is a brief and hopefully informative clip explaining what goes on inside these devices.  Enjoy!    

My Big Fat ’66 Bassman Restoration

All the way back in 2007, I had a Bassman on my mind.  A “blackface” Fender Bassman to be precise.  These amps are a wonderful singularity in the tube amp world.  The tone stack on the Bass instrument channel is truly unlike any other.  A good one is a tone treasure for the ages. I … Continue reading

A Peek Inside The 1967 Fender Twin Reverb

Last year, I acquired this abused and forlorn “blackface” Fender Twin Reverb amplifier.  We see a lot of vintage pieces here in central Florida with many of the same issues that this one had when it came in.  It had clearly been improperly stored and had seen heat and humidity over many years or had … Continue reading

Amplifier Ownership Do’s and Don’ts

Amplifier Ownership Do’s and Don’ts

In this blog I am sharing some suggestions for maintaining and caring for your amplifier.  These are things that I believe will keep your amplifier working well and even prolong its life. Do: 1) DO check your speaker impedance regularly.    Get a Volt/Ohm Meter.  Learn to use it.  It will be your good friend. … Continue reading