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Tube Amp Diagnostics, Repair & Modifications 2

This seminar offers a complete overview of advanced tube amp repair, modifications and diagnostics techniques.  Focusing on tube theory and parameters, students will learn how to get the most out of diagnostic equipment and will have all of the information necessary to delve into the world of tube amp diagnostics, repairs and modifications from the standpoint of the amp repair professional. Students will gain a deep understanding of tube amp troubleshooting and learn closely guarded trade secrets. Lecture and demonstrations will range from emergency repairs to full restorations.  Here’s a chance to learn from a master amp technician that is one of the best in the business. Questions? Please call us! 773-489-4830

Pre-requisite: CSGM Tube Amp Diagnostics I – Fundamentals  or similar experience.


  • Reading advanced schematic diagrams
  • Deep signal flow
  • Advanced testing
  • Oscilloscope functions
  • Tone modifications
  • Decibel meter test functions
  • Pro audio interfacing
  • Repair vs. restoration / emergency preparedness

Prerequisite: It is recommended that students have completed Tube Amp Diagnostics I.


Course fee: $685*   Tuition includes lecture/demonstrations with Q and A.

A catered lunch and refreshments are served and is included.

*An early registration discount or other offer may apply.


Kye Kennedy 

Kye brings decades of experience as an amp and stage technician working for an impressive roster of clientele in Nashville, the mid-south and around the globe. Kye  teaches Amp Diagnostics exclusively at the Chicago School of Guitar Making. His extraordinary amp diagnostics curriculum is well thought out and lucid.


Register for any of our classes online, by phone or in person. Please note: Registrations are final and nonrefundable. In the event that a student cannot attend a class, written notice must be given in advance to receive a credit to be used on another tuition. Valid credit may be transferred to another course date, or to another student, if so desired.



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The Chicago School of Guitar Making

ADDRESS   1240 N. Homan Ave. Chicago IL 60651

HOURS   Monday – Friday: 12 – 7 pm, and Saturday: 12 – 5


PHONE  773-489-4830IMG_1238