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  1. #1

    Join Date: Nov 2014
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    Showman's at the shop - level of patience...

    Hey guys -

    I took that early sixties Fender Showman head to the shop back on the 5th and left it with the amp guy. He has a good reputation and I like the guys at the shop but it's now the 24th and I have no solid estimate for repairs.

    I've called 3 times. Each time I call, the conversation ends up being a vague version of "I'll call you back." He's told me that the filter caps (power side) are seeping and should be replaced. We're not sure of tubes... last time I checked (a week ago) he hadn't even fired the thing up or checked the tubes.

    Am I being impatient? This is the first time I've had an amp looked at. On guitars, I know what to expect.
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    Join Date: Sep 2011
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    I dont think you are and I would at least expect some real info and answers by now.
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Time to take it somewhere else, IMO. Bad service shouldn't be rewarded with your money.
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    If it's taken them this long to even get you an estimate, let alone make the repairs, i'd go elsewhere.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    those amps are not complicated. should be pretty easy for a tech to figure out what's wrong pretty quickly and let you know. possibly time to find another guy.

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    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
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    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

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    Thanks guys. I just wanted to get some feedback and see whether I was being impatient. I appreciate the feedback.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Regardless of whether you absolutely need it or not, if the sop won't give you a time frame for fixing it, if you have the option, take it to someone who will. Last year I was going to get a pre amp fixed and the guy at the shop told me up front that their tech had an operation done and would be out for at least 4-6 weeks and when he gets back, there was about a month long wait. So he said, you can leave it here now but it won't be fixed any time soon.

    Luckily for me a friend of mine had just opened a shop a few weeks before then and so I took it over and it was fixed 3 days later. So yeah, if you keep getting the brush off, just pick it up & be done with them.

  8. #8

    Join Date: Nov 2014
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    I called today and pushed for an answer.

    Filter caps in the power section and 4 6L6s. They're ordering parts for several amps, so I don't expect this thing to be back to me for another couple weeks or better. But, I got an answer and the cost is not outrageous.

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