Vintage Boss Chorus Ensemble Pedal Refurb

Wonderfully-preserved from the era when one could still see Stevie Ray Vaughn perform live, we find a Boss Chorus Ensemble pedal that had been stored for decades.  In the years since, many advances in computer sound modeling has made an infinite universe of tone available to the aspiring guitarist.  However, there is just ‘something’ about…

Ampeg SVT6Pro Bass Amp Repair

This Ampeg hybrid bass amp became intermittent during an extended gig.  The unit was ready for a million-mile checkup anyway, so it was time for this guy to visit the Unbrokenstring workbench! Externally, this unit is in gorgeous shape!  Let’s look inside. Swollen filter capacitors are never a good sign. I’m cutting the hot glue…

Fender Twin Custom Foot Switch Repair

Matt complained that the reverb function of his amp was erratic when he used the factory foot switch.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew look it over and find the rat? Let’s take a tour of the unit.  This one is in excellent shape.  Meet the ‘normal’ channel,’ on the left side. Effects channel is in the…

Big Muff Pi Pedal Refurb and Update

Matt owned this pedal FOREVER and needed to put it to work in the studio for a project.  But, the foot switch had disassembled itself years ago, and the audio jacks were worn out.  This pedal needed an update to the 21st century, adding compatibility with the distributed power in a pedal board.  Could the…