Ampeg SVT VR relay mod - any downsides?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by chrisaxe, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. chrisaxe


    Jul 8, 2016

    Just wondering if someone can help me out. I have been reading up about the VR relay mod that prevents the amp from automatically switching into standby mode when the voltage drops (see this thread for more information) I own a VR that has not had the mod made, and with the less than reliable power supplies that most venues have, I am interested in making the modification as soon as possible.

    However, are there any downsides? Does this built in protection also help look after the amp when there is a power surge, and by effectively removing this feature am I putting the tubes / other components at risk?

    Many thanks in advance for your help,

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  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I have not heard of any downsides in the many years I've known of this mod other than it can void your warranty, that's about the only one I know of.
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