Fender Bassman 70 head in for a service (79 Silver Face)

Lovely looking but 2nd knob broken and all looking a bit unlovedLovely looking but 2nd knob broken and all looking a bit unlovedStrange rear laminated panel... original one long gone?Strange rear laminated panel… original one long gone?DSC_8656Extra vents on the frontExtra vents on the frontVents on the side (part of squeezing 70 watts from a 50 watt designVents on the side (part of squeezing 70 watts from a 50 watt designDSC_8653Some of the 100K load resistors replacedSome of the 100K load resistors replacedWell this explains why she had issues running..Well this explains why she had issues running..interesting speaker jack socketsinteresting speaker jack socketsDSC_8664RectifierRectifierCarboard helping insulate the pilot lightCarboard helping insulate the pilot lightDSC_8666Caps all looking good (not the cardboard covered ones.. these tend to last a bit longer)Caps all looking good (not the cardboard covered ones.. these tend to last a bit longer)2 more load resistors have been replaced2 more load resistors have been replacedAs with a lot of bassmans..2 unused wires to clip offAs with a lot of bassmans..2 unused wires to clip offScrew stopping the on off switch sitting square.. sloppy |CBS buildScrew stopping the on off switch sitting square.. sloppy |CBS buildbroken knob...broken knob…DSC_8676Some repairs required to the case toltexSome repairs required to the case toltexDSC_8674Tubes all tested good and worked fineTubes all tested good and worked fineDSC_8677Reglued TolexReglued TolexDSC_8679All back together and biased up and sounding very loud and proud, lovely amp! Replaced the broken knob with a music man knob I had and put it in the Master volume slotAll back together and biased up and sounding very loud and proud, lovely amp! Replaced the broken knob with a music man knob I had and put it in the Master volume slotAll cleaned up and new knob replacing broken oneAll cleaned up and new knob replacing broken one Nice 70s Bassman 70 head that has been in a damp shed for 10 years… simple service required and one fault found (wire come adrift…) Sounding great now!

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