Tube Amp Repair II Advanced Course – Summer


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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.

  • Classroom

    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.

  • Workshop Safety

    While we make every effort to keep the CSGM workshop clean it can be dusty and at times noisy. We recommend hearing, respiratory, and eye protection be used when working in the shop. We have this safety equipment available for use or purchase when in class and it is the students responsibility to exercise diligent use of these safety measures.

  • 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