What's the Best Way to Dispose of a Dead Amp?

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  1. Orangeclawhammr

    Orangeclawhammr Supporting Member

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    I was just informed by a reliable tech that my GK MB115 that doesn't power up when I turn it on can not be repaired. I have no immediate plans to replace it. Furthermore, I can use the space it's taking up for something else. What's the best way to dispose of this amp??

    Thanx in advance.
     
  2. JFOC

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  3. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

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    Electronics recycling?
     
  4. lotusland9663

    lotusland9663 Supporting Member

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    I had the same problem a while ago. I sold my amp to a tec for parts. In my city there is also an electronics recycling depot (computers, cell phones etc. where I could have taken it). Good luck - do what you can to keep it out of landfill.
     
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  6. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

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    Leave it unattended in the back of a pickup downtown for a few minutes...
     
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    Do you live or know anyone that lives in a highrise building!?...make sure you take a vid!
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  8. Robert B

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    Exactly. In my city, they collect any electronics you might want recycled every quarter.
     
  9. 1bassplayin

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    Sell it on ebay as a "parts not working" item. Give it to your tech (or don't pick it up) :D
     
  10. Bow tie

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    Besides the obvious answer of constructing a catapult and launching it at your enemies - my keyboard player is always buying electronics off ebay and craigslist where people admit that it's broke. And then he plays Dr Frankenstein with the parts. Somebody will want it for parts I bet.
     
  11. MAWarmoth

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    At least remove the Speaker and any working tubes before disposting of it. or use the cabinet and put a new amp section in.
     
  12. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Take it to an overpass and heave.
     
  13. remainthesame

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    i 2nd the going downtown and leaving it unattended for a few minutes idea.
     
  14. 1960jbass

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    +1 on selling it on ebay as parts/not working. Got rid of a couple items that way.
     
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    Offer it for free on craigslist in the free section. Even broken, someone will take it.
     
  16. Mvilmany

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    Hurl it from the top of a tall building onto the concrete below.
     
  17. nashvillebill

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    Or...take it to another tech. Why can't this one be fixed? What is wrong with it?
     
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    12 gauge at 50 yards.
     
  19. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

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    Everything can be fixed. Even the alley cats that keep me up at night. Not everything manages to get fixed though. :p

    If it is going to cost more than you want to pay, give it away. Someone will find a use for it. Find a local ham radio club or electronics school that will take it. Otherwise, a church bazar, thrift store, yard sale, store window display, movie prop, etc.
     
  20. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I pick this one.
     
  21. Jim C

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    Give it to your tech
    Hemight be able to use some parts for some other guys repair or fix it for himself or others.
     

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