Fender AcoustaSonic Pro Combo Amp Refurb

My customer found another wonderful old amp in the pawn shop.  Could we refurbish this unit to its former glory? The unit worked, but the grille cloth was dry-rotted. We also need to do something about the broken push buttons.  The stereo preamp assembly lives on the left side of the faceplate, and an effects…

Boosta-Grande Pedal Repair

We did a quick-and-easy foot switch repair on this gain pedal.  Here’s the scoop: The operation of this pedal was intermittent.  The switch didn’t click anymore.  Yup.  Probably just needs a foot switch.   The foot switch is on its own circuit board.  This switch is a latching, 3 pole double throw unit.  A ribbon…

Breedlove 12 String Breaks Strings

I saw Leo Kottke in concert on a Thursday evening in 1975.  The next day, I gave up on the guitar solely because I felt so overwhelmed by his talent and felt unworthy to ever touch a guitar again. Confronting my sick, twisted fears from that traumatic experience included resuming my music studies thirty-five years…

Peavey Deuce Combo Amp Refurbish

WARNING – A very long blog post awaits you. Typical guitar amplifiers can be described in terms of functional blocks – power supply, preamplifier, power amplifier, and loudspeakers. This refurbishment effort left NONE of those blocks untouched. Sit back and enjoy! This Peavey needed some work before it could be added to David’s tonal arsenal.…