Fender tube amp repair

Original point-to-point Fender tube amps were produced untul the early 80ies are build like tanks! When in good condition they will have loads of power, sound beautiful and have vertially no unwanted noises. Realitiy is that after 35+ years most of these amps need maintenance and don’t sound that good anymor. Ofter obscure modifiacation alter the sound in an unwanted way too. Known symptons are:

-Hum

-Hiss

-Reverb or vibrato not working

-Vibrato ticking

– Intermittend noises

-Cold/dull sound

-Muffled sound

-Lack of bass

-Lack of volume/powerTe weinig volume

-Non working channel

Vintage Instrument Service can fix your Fender tube amp. There’s four service packages, depenting on it’s current condition one of these probaly applies for yor.Of course we can also do repairs for you too, scroll below for a pricelist of the most common repairs. All prices include materials and VAT and apply for Silverface Deluxe/Bandmaster Reverb (22 watt) and Twin Reverb/Dual Showman (100 watt) models. Because other models like the Bass, Vibrolux, Super Reverb, Super Reverb, Bandmaster, Concert and Princeton havevery simular chassis/circuits prices for these won’t vary that much. Ask us!!

Package 1

Deluxe Reverb €90,- incl vat
Twin Reverb €167,50 incl vat

-New power tubes
-Adjusting bias

Package 2

Deluxe Reverb €425,- incl vat
Twin Reverb €485,- incl vat

-New power tubes
-Adjusting bias
-New preamp tubes
-New rectifier tube (DR only)
-New power tube resistors
-Replacing all electrolytic capacitors

Package 3
Deluxe Reverb €500,- incl vat
Twin Reverb €590,- incl vat

-New power tubes
-Adjusting bias
-New preamp tubes
-New rectifier tube (DR only)
-New power tube resistors
-Replacing all electrolytic capacitors
-Replacing power tube sockets

Package 4
Deluxe Reverb €650,- incl vat
Twin Reverb €760,- incl vat

-New power tubes
-Adjusting bias
-New preamp tubes
-New rectifier tube (DR only)
-New power tube resistors
-Replacing all electrolytic capacitors
-Replacing diodes
-Replacing all tone caps

Maintanence and repair  Deluxe Reverb 22 watt  SF   Twin Reverb 100 watt SF
Incl vat Incl vat
New power tubes (TAD or Tung Sol) € 82,50 € 155
New preamp tubes (JAN and Tung Sol) € 140 € 140
New rectifier tube (TAD) € 50 nvt 
Adjusting bias € 20 € 20 
Replacing power tube resistors € 55 € 72,50
Replacing diodes € 30 € 52,50
Replacing all electrolytic capacitors (TAD or F&T) € 125 € 125
Replacing all tone caps (Orange drop) € 127,50 € 127,50
Replacing LDR vibrato € 42,50 € 42,50
Replacing reverb tank € 75 € 75
Replacing power tube sockets (DR incl rectifier) € 90 € 120
Replacing preamp tube sockets € 150 € 150
Replacing speaker(s) (Jensen C12N) € 132,50 € 250
Modifications     
Reverb on both channels € 33,50 € 33,50
Mastevolume hiss reduction € 33,50 € 33,50
Bias mod (set instead of balance) €52,50   €52,50

Other reapairs can probably be done as well for an hour rate of €70,- including VAT, but excluding any materials. Definitive costs can differ depending on the exact production place, year and condition of the Fender amp. Post 1976 Fender amp have more power and repairs are therefore slighly more expensive.