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Ampeg V-4B Tech Help

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by broadstone, Apr 2, 2006.


  1. broadstone

    broadstone

    Feb 21, 2006
    Boone, NC
    Hope some of you that have more experience with the Ampeg V-4b can be some help.

    I have posted on here before that I have a V-4b that had Coke spilled on it while I was playing it and it blew.

    I have since replace all the tubes but now it still will not power on. Is there a step I can do before ordering the the powering transformer and/or output transformer from fliptops.com? I have a feeling these are blown as well.
     
  2. Given the nature of your question and the amount of problems a spilled soft drink can cause in an amp ( the sugar carbonizes from the voltage and forms new electrical paths- it WILL be a NASTY job to fix) you should NOT attempt any more self repairs and take your amp to a professional. By the questions you're asking, for your own protection, you should NOT attempt repairs on your amp.
     
  3. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    +1.

    It is one thing if you know what's up. A number of folks here are capable of their own in-depth repairs, most are not.

    If you need to ask questions, it probably means you are, like most people, not qualified to fix it. This is not a put-down, it's a fact.

    In a previous life, I worked as a tech for a few years while in school. I found that "attempts to repair" usually resulted in a higher repair cost to the customer than if they had kept their mitts off and brought it in to begin with. Sometimes quite a lot higher.

    Then there is the issue of injury or worse due to the high voltages etc, etc. "No user serviceable parts inside" means what it says.
     

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