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Amplifier Technician Program


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Our Amp Repair Technician Program is a special series of courses offering the fundamental knowledge base and hands-on experience and training necessary to modify and repair tube amplifiers from the standpoint of the amp repair professional. Perfect for anyone who wishes to prepare for entry into the electronics service industry.

No experience necessary.

Instruction includes lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on course work in an intensive program taught by an expert technician in a professional amp making and repair workshop.

Students will repair or modify one or more of their own tube amplifiers in this course. Students are required to bring their own tube amplifiers to class for hands on work and training.

The program bundles and arranges our Tube Amp Diagnostics and Repair I + II Courses and Amp Repair Laboratory Course sequentially so that the student can progress through a logical series of curriculums. 

Guest Instructor Kye Kennedy brings decades of experience as an amp professional 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.

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  • Materials

    Students are required to bring one or more tube amplifiers to repair or modify themselves for the coursework in this class.

    Acquiring amplifiers to bring to class for the course work is the responsibility of the student, and is not included in the fee.

    Materials, components and hardware necessary for repairs or modifications that the student will use for their coursework amps are not included in the fee.

    The instructor will be available to advise the student on items to purchase either on one's own or through the school.

    The school provides all tooling and shop supplies necessary to complete this course.

  • Classroom

    Class size is limited to 6 students.

    Course is taught in our professional amplifier electronics service shop.

  • 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.

  • Fee

    Includes instruction, handbooks and any shop supplies necessary for the program.

    Please note that all registrations are final and non-refundable.

    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.

Amplifier Repair Technician Program Course Series

This program offers technical training and the essential knowledge base necessary for the amp repair technician.

The student will learn and develop skills through hands-on work on one or more of their own tube amplifiers which will become examples in their portfolio, giving proof of their practice and reference to their learning.

The Tube Amp Diagnostics and Repair I+II courses are intensive seminars providing lectures and demonstrations that will prepare the student for practical applications in the Amplifier Laboratory course, or on their own. The Amplifier Laboratory provides practical applications exercises and hands-on amp repair experiences alongside the opportunity to benefit from the observation of a variety of amp repair problems that students bring to this class.

The courses teach tube electronics principles, amp diagnostic testing, repair analysis, and repair and modification techniques and offers the student hands-on electronics experience and training in three course sections:

Tube Amp Diagnostics and Repair – Fundamentals 

Students will gain an understanding of tube electronics and amp troubleshooting fundamentals. Lectures cover an overview of circuit design, components, tools and repair techniques. Demonstrations and discussion will cover a wide scope of repairs. Suggested tools and materials for an emergency repair kit will be outlined. Click here to see the full course description.

Tube Amp Diagnostics and Modifications – Advanced 

Students will learn how to get the most out of advanced diagnostic tools and modify tube amps for optimal sound. Lectures cover tube theory, audio circuits, and modification and repair techniques. Demonstrations cover advanced diagnostic tools, testing, repair techniques, and circuit modifications to achieve specific sound characteristics. Q & A – Student questions and discussion covering further study and careers.  Click here to see the full course description.

Amp Repair Laboratory – Diagnostics and Repair Problems Hands On Training 

Students will perform diagnostics tests, analysis, and amp modification or repair operations on tube amplifiers they bring to class. They will share research findings with the class in preparation for their repair analysis and operations. Students will form an opinion for their own repairs based on their findings, class discussion, and the experience of the instructor. Each student will decide on the course of action for their own amplifiers, acquire necessary parts, and perform repair or modifications procedures under class observation with guidance from the instructor. Click here to see the full course description.