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Tube Amp Repair I+II Combined Courses – Summer Camp


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Tube Amp Repair I and II are bundled and given in series, offering a complete overview of tube electronics circuits, testing and repairs techniques from the standpoint of the repair professional.

Lectures, demonstrations and Q & A cover troubleshooting, advanced diagnostics techniques, repairs, modifications and upgrades.

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.

  • Classroom

    Class size is limited to 8 students.

    Course is taught in our professional guitar and amplifier 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 for two courses.

  • 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.


Amp Repair I

Tube Amp Repair I – Fundamentals

Students will gain an understanding of tube amp electronics and troubleshooting fundamentals.  Lectures offer 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.


Tube Amp Repair II – Advanced Tools, Techniques & Modifications

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 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