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Tube Amp Repair: 1 – Fundamentals

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Tube amp diagnostics and repair is equal parts science and art – there are very few places to learn it and few masters of the craft willing to divulge their hard won secrets.

The fundamentals of tube amp electronics, diagnostics and repair are covered in this comprehensive course. More than just the keys to a vocational opportunity – here’s a chance to learn tube amp electronics and professional diagnostic and repair techniques from a master technician.

Students who have a grasp of these fundamentals may wish to complete their training in our Tube Amp Repair, Modifications and Diagnostics 2 Advanced course.

Tube Amp Repair I and II is for those who wish to register for both courses, and is offered at significant savings!

  • Fee

    Includes course lecture, demonstrations and Q & A.
    5 hours

  • Instructors

    Ian Schneller 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.


Students will gain an overview of tube amp electronics and diagnostics and repair techniques from master technician Kye Kennedy.

This seminar offers lectures, demonstrations, and plenty of discussion.

Lectures and demonstrations will cover tube amp design, components and circuits, diagnostic tools, testing strategies, repair techniques and safety.

Discussion with Q & A will range from emergency repairs to amp restoration.

A set of tools for the professional workshop and an emergency kit of tools will be recommended.

Topics include:

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