With regards to the matter concerning high-performance parts, there is no better way to get the most from your string instrument than to remove the cheap hardware off and replace it with parts that are capable of doing what they are supposed to do. One very good example of which is the cheap five-way blade switches that are present on all amp guitars. If you are familiar with this, then you know how the standard blade switch is noisy and the movement is rough, not to mention that they just do not last. If you want to repair your amp guitar, we suggest that you get a heavy-duty, lifetime-guarantee, five-way super switch or something that is far better than the generic. Not only that, you have to make it a point to ensure as well that you get something that has a solid steel frame, gold contacts, and a ball-bearing movement too. For sure, you will feel and hear the difference. There are still so many things that you have to be aware of when it comes to amp guitar repair, and that is what we will be discussing with you for the remainder of this article.
We are sure that all of us have suffered what we call as pot scratch fever at some point in our lives, and sometimes, it has become a common thing for unwanted electrical noises to periodically come out from electric guitars. Some of the familiar symptoms of this are the following: intermittent jacks and hum, sticky switches, crackly pots, and a whole lot more. When these things arise, we all have the desire to just rip all the guts out and change every single thing that we see on our amp guitar. But, if you do not want to end up regretting your decision, we suggest that you do amp guitar repair, especially since this task us cheaper and a much easier alternative to replacement. First things first, we tackle about noisy pots since they are the most common electronic problem that amp guitars have. Before you proceed on the repair, you have to determine first is the scratchy sound really comes from the volume pot or somewhere else. You can try swapping to another guitar to see if the sound is still scratchy. If ever the scratchy sound of your guitar comes from the amp, there is a high chance for the problem to stray current from the amp leaking via the guitar cable. We also recommend you to put a buffered pedal between the amp and the guitar and see if it will cure the problem with the noise. You can make use of any boss pedal. In fact, there are tons of tuners out there that are buffered. In the event that this repairs the scratchiness of your amp guitar, the next thing that you have to do is to call for an amp technician. They will be the ones to further treat the scratchiness and noise problem of your guitar amp.