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is working on solid state amps as dangerous as tube amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thrashermatt, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. thrashermatt


    Jan 26, 2006
    western mass
    i have an old solid state amp here that plays but has a few little things wrong with it here and there. Would it be hazardous to open it up (obviously unplugged) and take a look around inside. I know this is quite a no-no for tube amps because of lethal voltages even when off. but i was just wondering if same applies for solid state. btw. its an old roland jazz chorus55 (yeah i know its a guitar amp, but the owner previous to me said he replaced the speakers with some others to handle the frequency of bass). so i use it for both.
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yes, large capacitors in a SS amp can be very dangerous long after they are unplugged. Just use good caution, and keep one hand in your pocket.