Refurb Fender PA 100

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Grissle, Dec 23, 2013.


  1. Grissle

    Grissle Supporting Member

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  2. B-string

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    Never assume high voltage caps have discharged. :)
  3. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Safety first, always.

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    Regards
    Sam
  4. Grissle

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    Ya, that's one in well aware of! 😋
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  6. Grissle

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    I believe the PA 100 shares a power section with a few other Fender amps like the Showman, Bassman and Twin, are there any refurb kits available?
  7. T-Bird

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    Hi.

    Not complete ones AFAIK, but there's cap kits.
    It's been easier for me to get the parts individually though.
    F&T caps have worked for me, not that fond of Spragues (the price ;)) on MI/PA amps.

    Regards
    Sam
  8. B-string

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  9. Grissle

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  10. Grissle

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    Also, what's the going rate on a tube bias job?
  11. two fingers

    two fingers Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard Gold Supporting Member

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    That is a fun amp! I love mine. If it were me I would do a cap job and a bias and see where you stand. You can also easily measure resistors with little or no experience. You can either look up the color codes online or get a schematic which are all over Google. Let me know if you can't find one and I'll send you a pdf. I molded mine to have different input levels for each channel going from stock to hot as lava. You can also chain channels for even more combinations. The stock channel sounds amazing with a P bass. The second level of gain does a great tele spank. Third is just a good hot distortion gain and the fourth peals paint off the walls. Good luck with it!
  12. Grissle

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    WOW! Do you have any more info on how you achieved the channel mods?

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