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What's the Best Way to Dispose of a Dead Amp?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Orangeclawhammr, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. I was just informed by a reliable tech that my GK MB115 that doesn't power up when I turn it on can not be repaired. I have no immediate plans to replace it. Furthermore, I can use the space it's taking up for something else. What's the best way to dispose of this amp??

    Thanx in advance.
  2. JFOC


    Oct 23, 2010
    new hampShire
  3. Blueszilla

    Blueszilla Bassist ordinaire

    Apr 2, 2003
    The Duke City
    Electronics recycling?
  4. lotusland9663

    lotusland9663 Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2009
    Vancouver BC Canada
    I had the same problem a while ago. I sold my amp to a tec for parts. In my city there is also an electronics recycling depot (computers, cell phones etc. where I could have taken it). Good luck - do what you can to keep it out of landfill.
  5. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    Leave it unattended in the back of a pickup downtown for a few minutes...
  6. Do you live or know anyone that lives in a highrise building!?...make sure you take a vid!
  7. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    Exactly. In my city, they collect any electronics you might want recycled every quarter.
  8. 1bassplayin

    1bassplayin -Nowhere Man- Supporting Member

    Sell it on ebay as a "parts not working" item. Give it to your tech (or don't pick it up) :D
  9. Bow tie

    Bow tie

    Jan 9, 2014
    Upstate NY
    Besides the obvious answer of constructing a catapult and launching it at your enemies - my keyboard player is always buying electronics off ebay and craigslist where people admit that it's broke. And then he plays Dr Frankenstein with the parts. Somebody will want it for parts I bet.
  10. At least remove the Speaker and any working tubes before disposting of it. or use the cabinet and put a new amp section in.
  11. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Take it to an overpass and heave.
  12. remainthesame


    Sep 24, 2008
    i 2nd the going downtown and leaving it unattended for a few minutes idea.
  13. 1960jbass

    1960jbass Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2013
    Berwick, PA
    +1 on selling it on ebay as parts/not working. Got rid of a couple items that way.
  14. cchorney

    cchorney Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Meriden, CT
    Offer it for free on craigslist in the free section. Even broken, someone will take it.
  15. Mvilmany


    Mar 13, 2013
    Upstate NY
    Hurl it from the top of a tall building onto the concrete below.
  16. Or...take it to another tech. Why can't this one be fixed? What is wrong with it?
  17. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    12 gauge at 50 yards.
  18. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    Everything can be fixed. Even the alley cats that keep me up at night. Not everything manages to get fixed though. :p

    If it is going to cost more than you want to pay, give it away. Someone will find a use for it. Find a local ham radio club or electronics school that will take it. Otherwise, a church bazar, thrift store, yard sale, store window display, movie prop, etc.
  19. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    I pick this one.
  20. Jim C

    Jim C Spector#496:More curves than Sophia + better sound Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2008
    Give it to your tech
    Hemight be able to use some parts for some other guys repair or fix it for himself or others.