Ashdown EVO II 300 Bass Head Repair

This British-made bass head was dead to the world.  After looking at the fuses, nobody would dare open it for service, possibly because there was no service literature available in this hemisphere, or perhaps out of reverence for the brand.  This is a hybrid amplifier, with a tube in the preamp chain and a solid…

Pignose 7-100 Mini-Amp Refurb

This battery-powered portable amplifier is a novelty item seen in offices, bedrooms, and showrooms around the country.  This little guy doesn’t work anymore.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew make it work again? The pig’s nose is the on-off/volume control.  The input jack is just below the nose. Inside, we find a loudspeaker and battery box on…

Ampeg SVT-200T Bass Head Update to IEC AC Power Entry

This absolutely mint-condition solid state bass amp head came through the shop for a quick once-over.  More significantly, the owner wanted one of those new-fangled IEC AC power jacks installed in place of the existing power cord. These units are highly regarded by many bass players.  Some consider them to be an equal to the…