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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / 1963 Fender Pro repair



Jan 3rd, 2019 01:41 PM   Edit   Profile  

Hello, new here and 1st post.
I have a 1963 Fender Pro that my dad gave me. He is the original owner. The amp is 100% stock and has never been worked on. I'm looking for some recommendations on where to send it to get any needed repairs. Unfortunately there is no one in my area to do the work so I'll have to ship the chassis.

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Jan 3rd, 2019 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

Welcome to the FDP.

Where do you live? Any large cities near you? Just about every city has at least one good tech. Visit any established vintage guitar shop and they will know, because that's who they use for the stuff that comes and goes through their doors.

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 10:21 PM, Jan 3rd, 2019)



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Jan 3rd, 2019 06:03 PM   Edit   Profile  

As far as "what" it is going to need, most likely getting the electrolytics replaced at a minimum, if you want it to play. I would also get the speakers checked out.

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Jan 3rd, 2019 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Keep all of the old parts that you replace.


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Jan 18th, 2019 09:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

Removing the chassis is dangerous - even turned off and unplugged it's possible to get a deadly shock from stored electricity, so search the internet for "safe chassis removal" and what NOT to touch!

This is only if there's no qualified amp tech near you. As previously stated there are amp techs in virtually all major cities and hundreds of other locations. Your specific city location would help - someone may know a good tech nearby, or you may have to drive 50 or 60 miles - but it would be worth it to have the ENTIRE amp checked out. Speakers can react in odd ways - and if it happens to be a "Pro Reverb" and not just a "Pro" (many make that mistake) The reverb tank is in the bottom of the cabinet..

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