Gmalvarez99
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Join date: Jan 2013
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#1
Hey, I'm buying a fender London 185 head. I would like to "restore" it a little. Kinda just get it back to a like new condition. What are a few things I should look at to begin with? This could apply to any amp I guess, but this is my first project amp... Also if anyone has used one and maybe knows some of it's quarks...
Eppicurt
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#2
My car has this little noise, any thoughts about how I can fix it?

That's essentially what you're asking. Without having the amp in front of you and actually noticing faults, we can't help you.
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Cathbard
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#3
It's just a cheap SS Fender. Hardly worth the effort. Just use it until it breaks and then bin it. If you are going to spend time and money restoring something get something that's actually worth restoring.
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Gmalvarez99
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#4
Yeah i know its a cheapo. My intention was to practice before moving on to something more "worth it" and that question is not at all equal. I didn't ask for a diagnosis. General guidelines for points to check is all I ask. Why be rude? And I doubt you speak for all.
Eppicurt
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#5
I didn't think I was being rude? You need thicker skin man.

There's literally hundreds of things you could do to an amp, there's loads of things you can check. You'll usually diagnose problems to fix as you need to. You could need to clean/replace pots, caps could be burnt out, it might need new jacks, etc. Asking an open ended question like this is just silly.
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#6
Who do you think is being rude? Adam or me?
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Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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Eppicurt
Don't even like pedals.
Join date: Aug 2008
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#7
I'm guessing he meant me.
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Gmalvarez99
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#8
Okay, so I guess I'll just play it a while and if I notice a problem, I'll hit you up for.fix it tips.
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#9
The "cheapo" comment threw me because that was my angle.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band