#1
How much would it cost at sam ash or guitar center to retube my amp and change the caps? It has never had any work done on it since it has been purchased new in the 60's. I have a feeling i should replace the tubes/caps/pots if necessary. How much would work like this cost? Cost isent even a factor, it holds more sentimental value than anything. By the way it does not need to be biased.

I think its still playable because the tubes have never blown. If i try to put the volume over 5 it begins to make my ears hurt in my small bedroom...

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Last edited by AndrewDulina at Jun 1, 2010,
#2
no offense to sam ash but I wouldn't take it there if I were you. You live in Jersey?
If it has to be recapped take it to Andy Fuchs.
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#3
if you lived in Cali
uncle spot would be your man, he's built amps for joe walsh and others.
but you live in jersey.
guitar center dose not work on amps(at least not in CA)
the guy above said sam ash blows.

so idk man google tube amp repairs in new jersey
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#4
I sent Fuchs an email. does anyone know much much something like this would cost?

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#5
Quote by AndrewDulina
I sent Fuchs an email. does anyone know much much something like this would cost?

I got my Bassman retubed, recapped, and a few diodes that had blown replaced and it came to around $425 all told. I'm fairly certain my tech is howard dumble though, or at least thinks he is, so I imagine this is a little high.
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I got my Bassman retubed, recapped, and a few diodes that had blown replaced and it came to around $425 all told. I'm fairly certain my tech is howard dumble though, or at least thinks he is, so I imagine this is a little high.


Thats insane. I dont have near that amount of money. I was hoping it would be around $200.

'67 Gibson SG Standard
MXR Phase 90 | Ibanez Tubescreamer TS9 | Vox V847A Wah-Wah
'65 Fender Bassman