Intermittent Fender Acoustasonic 150

A fellow musician gave Charles this amp, which was nice gesture.  However, the friend said that it was intermittent.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew turn this gesture into a reliable amp? Styled as a unit from the Fender Brownface era, the exterior certainly checks all the boxes for Brownface goodness, with the Correct knobs and silk-screened…

Rickenbacker Rick-O-Sound Bass Repair

Craig is a Ric Man.  This beautiful blue bass in only one of his many Rics.  This one has problems with getting both pickups to work.  Could the Unbrokenstring Crew get all this sorted out? This instrument plays beautifully and has no real discernable setup issues.  However, the wiring seems to be amiss!   More…

Intermittent Ashdown EVO III 500 Bass Head

This head was soldiering away in the studio when the output signal became distorted.  Can the Unbrokenstring Crew un-distort the output and keep it from happening again? Stock photo credit: Ashdown Engineering   Name, rank and serial number, please.   The oscilloscope shows the waveform presented across an eight ohm resistive load.  A sinewave is…

Fender Power Chorus Combo Amp Is Intermittent

The lights are on but no one is home regardless of what knob we twist.  Can the Unbrokenstring Crew sort this out?   More Made In U.S.A. goodness!   Why am I not surprised?   The chassis comes out the back of the cabinet.  Nothing is really amiss at first glance.   Touching these components…