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Tube Amp Diagnostics II – Advanced Techniques

This seminar focuses on tube theory (using very basic math) to determine wattage, tube parameters, and to get the most out of diagnostic equipment when dealing with tube circuits. The students will learn to use an oscilloscope in conjunction with a signal generator in addition to decibel meters and frequency counters to modify tone. Fine details of sound will be demonstrated, explained and discussed. Modifications, advanced implementation of effects systems, and pro audio interfacing will round out the curriculum. Registrations are limited to 8 students.



  • 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: $695*   Tuition includes lecture/demonstrations with Q and A. The student will receive an Amp Diagnostics handbook with course information and reference materials. A catered lunch and refreshments are served and is included.

*An early registration discount 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.

How to Register:

You can register for any of our classes online, by phone or in person.

By Phone  (773) 489 – 4830 

Call us if you prefer to register over the phone with your credit card. We will send you a confirmation via email, or by snail mail if you prefer.


Make your selection of the class dates you wish to attend in Available Dates, column on the upper right of this page and click ENROLL NOW. Enter the required information and then proceed to pay by clicking the Paypal button. NOTE: It is NOT necessary to have a Paypal account to use their service. Choose your payment method.  Your payment receipt will appear. Your registration confirmation will be emailed to you.

In Person

Register during business hours and enroll using cash, credit card, or a personal check.

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday: 12 – 7, Saturday: 12 – 5

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Expired July 31
Monday 10 am - 5pm
$685.00 (USD)
-$50.00 (USD) Early Registration Discount
October 1
Sunday 10 am - 5pm
$695.00 (USD)
-$25.00 (USD) Early Registration Discount
November 12
Sunday 10 am - 5pm
$695.00 (USD)
-$25.00 (USD) Early Registration Discount


All classes are held at Specimen located at 1240 N. Homan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois. Click here for a map

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