My peavey combo 300 is dead

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Koncept17, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Koncept17


    Dec 26, 2007
    I was jamming with my band when my bass started sounding horrible and I noticed a burn odor coming from my peavey combo 300 amp. I think something might have blew up in there. Now whenever I plug my bass in the amp, the sound is yucky, like really distortionned and choked. The amp really is unusable. Any idea on how to fix it? :meh:

    Thank you :smug:
  2. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Find a good amp tech in your area and take it to him.
  3. Hi.

    ^+1. Tech time for sure.

    Don't wait until the amp is dead silent, its far easier to diagnose and repair a limping patient, than it is to do the same for a dead one ;).

    BTW, if You had your location filled, people could better point you to the direction of the techs in your area.

  4. Koncept17


    Dec 26, 2007
    I'm in Montreal, Canada.
  5. I think you may have blown an output transistor. The same thing happenned to my combo 300 and it was no big deal to have replaced.
    Now it rumbles just as good as ever!
    Good luck mon frair!
  6. Koncept17


    Dec 26, 2007
    Could I fix it by myself?
  7. Hi.

    Don't take this the wrong way, but from the information You've given to us, I'd say that repairing it by yourself is not possible, feasible or safe.

    If You were an EE, I'd say that You have a chance.
    Or if You were an electronics hobbyist with decent experience in building and fixing electronic gadgets, that might help.

    Neither of the above wouldn't automatically mean a success though.

    This, as almost all the questions like this, is the perfect example of the age old phrase:

    If You have to ask, You can't.



    Dec 27, 2007
    ^ This.
  9. hrgiger


    Jan 11, 2009
    Call these guys, they are supposed to be an authorized Peavey Service Center:

    (514) 523-1507
  10. BbbyBld


    Oct 13, 2005
    Meridian, MS
    see response in duplicate thread.
  11. Exact same thing happened to mine... volume dropped, burning odour. Brought it in to a tech and $150 later... good as new.

    It was a blown transistor for me as well.
  12. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Sounds like it needs some attention, where do you live?
  13. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Guess I should have read further down the list before posting. Anyway, mapquested Montreal and its a fur piece from Portland, Oregon, so I can't help you:rollno:
  14. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Eeeek!! A Peavey amp actually died???? Inconceivable!!
  15. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    They have techs in Monteal, Canada. Hope it's not too expensive.

  16. I think the user has actually just gone deaf. Much more likely :bag:
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