Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Wiz-ski, Feb 13, 2012.
Will a 1970 Fender Deluxe Reverb that sat in a closet for 30 years unplayed need a cap job?
Did you power it up already?
I haven't. I'm trying to decide between two amps. Both are long distance sales - one has been recapped recently, one has been sitting in a closet unplayed for 30 years and looks like it was made yesterday.
Assuming the seller has fired it up & is selling it as properly functioning, I'd still be inclined to replace them once it was delivered. Cheap insurance IMO.
If it hasn't been played the caps are actually more likely to be dried up, so I would really recommend a recap for all of the electrolytics in the amp.