#1
As some of you all might have seen, i recently decided to sell my ampeg vh-140c for a 5150.

Tonight as i was playing on the vh140c, the volume began to swell without me touching anything. It would get quiet for a few seconds then return to normal volume and so on.

After a bit of research, it seems that one of the power amps is failing. (for those of you who dont know, the vh-140c is powered by two 70 watt power amps)

As you all can probably imagine, i am very upset/angry/sad right now and im not sure what to do. If my amp is totaled, not only can i not sell it for the price i had planned, but i also have nothing to play on, not to mention that im in no financial condition to be buying a new amp right now...any help or advice from anyone would be appreciated
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#4
It might just be the cables you use too. Sometimes the wires come loose on the cable heads. Happens to me alot, and maybe that's the only problem.
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#5
How much were you planning on selling it for?

One of the problems I dislike about SS amps is how repair unfriendly they are. Once something breaks, its actually cheaper buying a new whole amp than trying to fix it.

Sorry dude, unless you're a really friendly terms with a tech, and he as a replacement power amp that he's willing to give you, the repairs will probably cost more than the amount you were planning to sell the amp for.
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#6
Don't assume the worst until you know for sure. Stay calm. Check all of the obvious things. Make sure all cables are good, and make sure the outlet the amp is plugged into isn't bad.
#7
Wait, so you decided to sell a VH140C... for a 5150??

*leaves thread*
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How much were you planning on selling it for?

One of the problems I dislike about SS amps is how repair unfriendly they are. Once something breaks, its actually cheaper buying a new whole amp than trying to fix it.

Sorry dude, unless you're a really friendly terms with a tech, and he as a replacement power amp that he's willing to give you, the repairs will probably cost more than the amount you were planning to sell the amp for.


i was planning on asking like 350 but this is what i was afraid of...

so what do you all suggest i do? I doubt i can get much for it now on the used market
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#9
Have you checked what Tyler.Allain suggested?

I mean, the other thing you can do is to bring it to a tech for a quick evaluation. If it is this problem like you suggest, just ask how much it would take to repair.
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#10
Well the VH140 is gunna be built properly, as opposed to modern solid-states that are all digital and SMD and that shit.

It'd probably be repairable by a qualified tech.
The schem just makes me cross eyed..

http://javajunkiemusic.com/Audio/misc/Ampeg-VH140C-schematics_Page_1.jpg

Its an old amp, really, maintenence costs should've been a consideration when you picked it up. Cold solder joints are a common issue i hear with the VH140, which could be very well what the problem is, the amps probably a good 15-25 years old by now.