#1
Hey guys, so my JCM 800 has issues, It's got a loud 60HZ hum no matter where it is, seated the tubes and it's not gone away. Me thinks it's a Filter cap gone bad. So, I'm taking it to a tech to get repaired. If so, how much do you guys think this will cost. I mentioned this in practice today and one of the guitarists (I play bass in this band) said that it would cost 600GBP (Pounds sterling for you non Brits, I can't hit the pound sign on my keyboard to get repaired. I'm thinking that's ridiculously high considering it's only 3-5 pounds for a capacitor. Over here.

What do you guys think on this? I'm smelling BS here. To be honest it needs a service anyway considering it's 31 years old and I'm guessing it's had a ton of issues before I got it.
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Ashdown CTM 100
#2
I'm having one filter cap replaced on my Laney right now. I got an estimate of about 50 bucks. He's a local guy working out of a studio and not a guy renting shop space, but still a legit dude. Yeah 600 pounds sound a little over the top for just a cap. I can't speak for the other issues an amp that old may have.
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#3
If it was the filter caps, the hum would be 120Hz. It could just be a tube, you know? Try rolling a good one through it.
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Last edited by Cathbard at Mar 18, 2015,
#5
Quote by diabolical
Did you get a repair estimate or some guy guessed how much it'll cost?



That one, I was at a practice when I mentioned it, My dad's ringing a tech today as I have a chest infection I can't really talk.

But once I heard back I'll give you guys an update on it.
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100
#6
Thats just silly price.
Didnt even pay that much for the head did you? Or was it a trade for the Krank iirc?
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#7
Quote by Carrot
Thats just silly price.
Didnt even pay that much for the head did you? Or was it a trade for the Krank iirc?


Trade for the Krank. Nice memory!

It does sound good though, just wanting to get this solved asap.
Bass Gear:

Mensinger: Speesy
Fender Precision 1989 (CIJ Rosewood)
Fender Steve Harris (CIJ)
Lakland J Sonic 5
Epiphone Explorer
Maruszczyk (custom) Jake

Ashdown CTM 100