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rickyc    0

I have a 25 year old DeLuxe Reverb. I read somewhere that the capacitors dry out and need replacing after a time.

How do you know if they are drying up? Is this an expensive rework?

Thanks!!

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gasbag    54

Some symptoms of a bad capacitor are an increased hum, loss of low frequency response, low gain and among others a noise some people call "motorboating" in which the amp makes a continued popping or putting sound.

I have no idea what electronic repairs cost.

If the amp works, do not fix what still works. :yes:

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shonie777    3

I got a 1976 Fender Dual Showman Reverb. Sure wasn't cheap to fix when it needed it. But worth every penny when I got it back from repair. Now my 1965 Fender Super Reverb is on the fritz...uggghhh....I dread even thinking of that repair bill. It's still sitting in my studio collecting dust for the past few months. I haven't been playing much due to heath issues.

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