Tube Amp Repair II Advanced Course – Summer Camp


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This popular course often sells out. Class size is limited. Early Registration Discount Ends 30 days prior to class. Enroll now.


For those who have a grasp of tube amp fundamentals and basic diagnostics techniques this course offers a deeper understanding of tube amp circuit design and advanced repair and modifications techniques. Students will learn how to modify tube amps for optimal sound and get the most out of advanced diagnostic tools and equipment.

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 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.


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

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.

Q & A – Open discussion covering student questions covering amps repair, diagnostics tools, further study, and technician career approach.