Do I Fix or Trash Small Combo Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gapupten, May 26, 2005.

  1. gapupten


    Dec 29, 2004
    I have a 5 year old Fender BXR 60 Amp which is humming. I am assuming something electrical needs replacing.
    When it was working well, it was ideally suited to my needs and I liked the sound. I can buy another working used one for about $180, delivered.

    The questions are:
    Do I try and have it fixed or just buy another used one?
    If I do buy another can I use one for parts or is that stupid on a relatively cheap combo?
    Or do I just trash it and buy a brand new combo of something similar?
  2. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Probably as simple as a loose ground wire somewhere inside. Should be an easy fix for a tech.
  3. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    Its up to you.

    If it costs more to fix it than it would to buy a new combo of same wattage, speaker size, and quality, then I'd trash it. If its less, then Id have it repaired.