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Tube Amp Repair II Advanced – Summer Course

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This course offers those who have a grasp of audio electronics fundamentals a deeper understanding of tube electronics and circuits. Students will learn how to modify tube amps for optimal sound and get the most out of advanced diagnostic tools and equipment.

Lectures and demonstrations cover circuit design, tube theory, and advanced diagnostics tools, repair and modification techniques.

Guest Instructor Kye Kennedy 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. His extraordinary amp diagnostics curriculum is well thought out and comprehensive. Here is your chance to learn from a master amp technician who is one of the best in the business.

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

  • Class

    Class size is limited to 8 students.

    Course is taught in a professional guitar and amp service shop.

  • Fee

    Instruction with lecture, demonstrations, Q&A.

  • Instructors

    Kye Kennedy read bio

  • Location

    1240 N. Homan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois 60651   Map

  • Registration

    Register online, in person, or by phone: 773.489.483 . Cash, credit card or a personal check are accepted. Registrations are final and non-refundable. Payment credit is transferable.


Lectures cover tube theory, tube audio circuits, and repair and modification techniques.

Demonstrations cover advanced diagnostic tools, testing and repair techniques and circuit modifications to achieve specific sound characteristics.

Also covered:

  • Setting up the shop workbench.
  • A tool kit for travel and the stage.

Topics include

  • Deep signal flow
  • Tone modifications
  • Pro audio interfacing
  • Schematic diagrams
  • Advanced tools and testing
  • Decibel meter test functions
  • Oscilloscope functions
  • Repair vs. restoration
  • emergency preparedness