Amp repair - back to manufacturer or local tech?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by dangeroso, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. dangeroso

    dangeroso Member

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    I've got an odd issue with noise on the clean channel of my Rivera Fandango. It generates static when really boomy bass notes are played. Just swapped all the tubes for new ones, but to no avail.

    Should I send back to Rivera since they know the amp best, or is this something to trust a local repair guy with?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. JackStraw12

    JackStraw12 Supporting Member

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    I know Mesa has my local tech do their warranty work - LeBaron bros. audio in Brookline NH. Great work and little hassle. Perhaps Rivera has a similar procedure with a tech in your area?
     
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    I called to do some over the phone troubleshooting and to get an idea of bench time costs. They didn't mention anything about contracting work out.
     
  4. drmcclainphd

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    Sounds like a solder joint. If under warranty, ship it. Otherwise try to check the solder joints yourself or else have a tech do so. I'm betting the latter would be cheaper than factory repair + shipping, even if it's something else. But before a tech, make sure they'll sell repair parts.
     

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