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Tube Amp Camp

These two intensive seminars offer a complete overview of tube amp electronics, diagnostics, and the options for repairs and modifications, from the standpoint of the amp repair professional.

Learn the fundamentals of tube amp electronics and troubleshooting followed by tube theory, advanced tube amp diagnostics, repair and upgrade techniques, all from a master amp technician.

More than just the keys to a vocational opportunity – here’s a chance to learn from one of the best in the business.

  • Fee

    $1280 Two day course: Lecture, demonstration and Q & A.
    10 hours

  • 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.


Day 1

Tube Amp Diagnostics & Repair I – Fundamentals

Students will gain a broad overview of tube amp circuitry and troubleshooting and learn closely guarded trade secrets through lectures and demonstrations that range from solving puzzling show stoppers to full restoration.  A wide scope of repairs are disclosed.  Suggested tools and materials for an emergency repair kit will be outlined.

Day 2

Tube Amp Diagnostics & Repair II – Advanced

Students will learn to use an oscilloscope in conjunction with a signal generator, decibel meters and frequency counters to modify tone. Manipulating fine details of sound will be demonstrated, explained and discussed. This course focuses on tube theory – learn to determine wattage, tube parameters, and how to get the most out of diagnostic equipment.  Modifications, advanced implementation of effects systems and pro audio interfacing will round out the curriculum.


Diagnostics I

  • Circuitry
  • Block diagram
  • Power supply function
  • Signal flow
  • Tools and equipment
  • Preliminary testing
  • Digital voltmeter test functions
  • Repair vs. restoration
  • Emergency repair preparedness
  • Safety


Diagnostics II

  • Advanced schematic diagrams
  • Deep signal flow
  • Advanced testing
  • Oscilloscope functions
  • Tone modifications
  • Decibel meter test functions
  • Repair vs. restoration
  • Pro audio interfacing
Tube Amp Camp