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Sound City SC120R 2x12 Combo

Sound City SC120R 2×12 Combo

Made in Germany, in 1986.      

Opening up a Badger "Downbeat Lead" 30W Guitar Amplifier

Opening up a Badger “Downbeat Lead” 30W Guitar Amplifier

Opening up a Johnson Blueline 50R

Opening up a Johnson Blueline 50R

This arrived to me with a broken volume potentiometer (the board itself cracked which is a common problem for amplifiers with potentiometers that are PCB mounted directly and then suffer an impacted on the shaft), as well as an intermittent fault with the overdrive channel. After replacing the potentiometer with a modern Alpha one with […]

Teisco/Silvertone/Kawai style guitar repair

Teisco/Silvertone/Kawai style guitar repair

Pictures show the general chronological order that I decided to renovate this guitar in. Bought from a nice chap via Facebook, this is a 70s Japanese made two pickup instrument that has definitely been played and has seen better days. I very proudly went to make the whole thing functional and to try and improve […]

Award-Session "The Punk" 100W transistor amp

Award-Session “The Punk” 100W transistor amp

On my travels when collecting up odd and repairable guitars, basses, keyboards and amps, one of the rarities encountered was a variant of the Award-Session Sessionette amplifier – namely an adapted version of the 100W bass amp they did. The combo houses a 12″ Celestion G12-75T, rated at 100W, to match the fact that the […]