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In Reply to: RE: GAS Son of Ampzilla problem posted by docw on July 10, 2017 at 07:26:26
The Son of Ampzilla is at the age were the electrolytic capacitors are questionable. Replace them all and then you don't have to worry.
Both you and the other respondent suggested PS filter caps. If I tried the fuse, would I risk damage? Read some repair shop ads and websites, one is very reasonable.
Maybe call around LA/OC and ask?
It is possible, but on gear of that age, I don't think it is likely that the caps are that bad.
So it's the transistors themselves, like what happened before?
If you don't find someone you are comfortable with, try the ham radio community. You can meet people by going to a ham fest, which is also a good place to buy tubes and equipment. My experience is that a higher percentage of hams are techs than people into HiFi. Like a lot of us they tend to be older, and work on equipment more as a hobby than a business.
No, it should not hurt anything to try a new fuse. Check to make
sure old one was correct amps and slo-blow. If new one blows,
then there obviously is a problem inside.
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