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Fender Hot Rod & Blues Junior Capacitor Upgrade - Harlow Essex

The capacitors fitted to many Fender amplifiers are manufactured by a brand called IC.  It is no secret that these capacitors are in a stressful environment, high voltage and warm conditions prematurely ages them and failures are quite high.

Symptoms may include:

  • Increased background hum when nothing is plugged in.
  • Loss of power when played at high volume for a period 
  • more of a spongy volume level relative to the notes played
  • In extreme cases self oscillation
  • This is what the capacitors will likely look like inside
Leaking ic capacitors removed from a fender amplifier
Leaking ic capacitor in fender amp

F&T Capacitor Upgrade

When we have an amplifier experiencing issues such as that mentioned and shown above, we opt to change all the storage capacitors.  For Fender the only capacitors we use are F&T which are a great hard wearing top quality Capacitor. They’re highly regarded in the audiophile world and we have never had one fail or leak with amps fitted some 10 years ago.

Contact us today if you wish to have this upgrade modification carried out to prolongue the working life of your Fender amplifier.

Fender hot rod deluxe storage capacitor upgrade f&t

Christmas Closing & important last drop off and collection dates.

After a successful year of repairs we will shortly be shutting up and enjoying some down time. We want to thank you all for your business and support over the last year it has been one of our best on record!

Our ticketing system is still functional and we will try to accommodate true emergencies over the period where we can.  While we are shut no work or repairs will occur. Web orders will be held until we return.

Important Dates:

Last drop offs for repair Thursday 14th December

Last collections from repair Wednesday 20th December

We will resume as normal Monday 8th January 2024