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FDP Forum / Amp Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Amp maintenance


Glendale, NY

Mar 3rd, 2019 10:56 AM   Edit   Profile  

If this is for Fender amps only, I am sorry and disregard. I bought a Peavey amp in 2002, used it only a few times, and has been in my parents' garage attic for almost 10 years. YES it was a bad move. Alternating between scorching hot humid summers and frigid winters. I took it from there, let it get to room temp and amazingly it still works and sounds great. Other than cleaning it, should I have it checked out and have any maintenance done to it, if needed?

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Just beyond Mars

there's a world of fools
Mar 3rd, 2019 01:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

Modern caps, etc., tend to be pretty rugged, so unless it's acting up or sounding like poo, it's good to go.

Are the controls quiet? If not, blast each pot with some control cleaner and rotate it about fifty times to clean it up. Best way to quickly rotate a pot through its full travel is to rest your little finger against the knob, karate-chop style, and push/pull your hand to rotate the knob back and forth.

Another good thing to do is shoot some control cleaner onto the end of a cable plug and cycle the plug in and out of each jack about five times to clean up the contact points in each jack.



Mar 3rd, 2019 05:16 PM   Edit   Profile  

What model of Peavey is it?

Does it have any tubes?


Glendale, NY

Mar 4th, 2019 01:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

ejm, Blazer 158 Transtube. No tubes though.

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