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Therealfrogman



Pueblo, Co

If you need perfection, be perfect...
Jul 30th, 2017 12:18 PM        

My Blues Deluxe needs some filter caps (2 of them are gooey and leaky at the + side) I am looking through one of the sponsers site Amplified parts and for instance I looked up "22 uf 500 Volt" and the + / - allowences are different than Fenders spec sheet. For the cap I noted **CAP AE AX 22uF 500V +50%-10% The site has this @ +50% -20%<br /> <br /> I do not want to do this twice and I will be doing it myself. Should I be concerned about this?



Roly

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Jul 30th, 2017 03:34 PM        

Here you go.<br /> <br /> Please shop using the sponsor link.



Roly

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Jul 30th, 2017 03:36 PM        

PS Second from the bottom.<br /> Use the drop down menu.



Therealfrogman



Pueblo, Co

If you need perfection, be perfect...
Jul 30th, 2017 06:00 PM        

Thank you! I did order through a sponser :)



rfrakes331K

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Aug 1st, 2017 09:34 AM        

Discharge the Caps before touching the insides of the Amp. Short the 2 ends with an Aliigator clip jumper wire.



Therealfrogman



Pueblo, Co

If you need perfection, be perfect...
Aug 1st, 2017 11:44 AM        

rfrakes331K, I have seen this process using a resister, can I simply touch the two ends together? Where does the voltage go?



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Aug 1st, 2017 05:42 PM        

The voltage shorts from the + side of the polarized cap to the - side. <br /> <br /> Use one hand to do this because the jolt can kill you. <br /> <br /> I am not exaggerating.<br /> <br /> Even if your circuit has 'bleed-down' resistors, always always drain polarized (electrolytic) caps. Even small ones can bite.



Therealfrogman



Pueblo, Co

If you need perfection, be perfect...
Aug 3rd, 2017 03:57 PM        

Thanks for the help. I have decided to send the parts back and take my amp to an amp repair shop, the guy is a month behind but he has me on the calander and will call when its time to bring it.<br /> <br /> I have read of some cap upgrades to improve tone and or performance and will ask about that.



rfrakes331K

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Aug 25th, 2017 08:02 AM        

Therealfrogman, Sorry to scare you off. If you follow Peegoo, you can't go wrong.My High School Electronics teacher told us that a Technician should work with one hand in their back pocket when working on Electronics gear. <br /> <br /> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZywTuut8Q



Therealfrogman

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Pueblo, Co

Relics produce tone, man.....
Aug 30th, 2017 12:43 PM        

I had it taken care of by a pro in colorado springs, took it up yesterday and picked it up this morning. RossTronics in Colorado Springs.<br /> <br /> Great service from a guy thats been doing it for 25 yrs. I just screw things up in most cases, it cost $87.50 to replace all my caps and check everything. I am very happy today as I was feeling pretty lonely for her last night.<br /> <br /> Edited to add that the guy put me on his calander 4 weeks ago and called me just the night before last to have me bring it in so I would not have to leave it there for a month.<br /> <br /> Very cool how it worked out.



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