Closet amp + Recapping....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Wiz-ski, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Wiz-ski

    Wiz-ski Member

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    Will a 1970 Fender Deluxe Reverb that sat in a closet for 30 years unplayed need a cap job?
     
  2. midnightlaundry

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    Did you power it up already?
     
  3. Wiz-ski

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  5. vibrostrat43

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    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.
     

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