-Hums & Crackles (caused by dry joints, leaking capacitors)
-Played too loud and let out some smoke
-Rarely it’s human error – We try to understand how you use the kit and offer suggestions for best results
The term solid state means no moving parts and all ‘solid’ refers to is the Silicone Transistors and MOSFETS used to amplify and deliver the current to the speaker.
Valve amps use electrons travelling through a vacuum to amplify the current. The blue glow tinge you see on power tubes is plasma and is as close as you can come to seeing electrons moving.
Both amplifiers technologies contain dangerous voltages and users are not recommended to start prodding around inside. We have had many amps in over the years where a video clip on ‘repairing amps’ is used and often creates many more faults. For many people their guitar amp is their tool to earning money, and needs to be carefully repaired and looked after. If you are unsure, do not touch it and call us!
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Repairs currently are running on time for parts we keep in stock.
Some of our distributors are closed adding to a slight delay.