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    Not technically a New Amps Day, but I decided to get my Harry Kolbe-modded silver Fenders back in use. I had my 2 Deluxes, a Princeton and a Champ gone over by Andy Fuchs after spending a number of years in storage. So far so good, except for a channel switching 'pop in one Deluxe ' that originates in in the 'goop' section of Harry's secret circuitry....


    Anyone else here using Kolbe-modded amps? Anyone work on them? Let's share what we know about keeping these great sounding amps in working order

    PK

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulkogut
    Not technically a New Amps Day, but I decided to get my Harry Kolbe-modded silver Fenders back in use. I had my 2 Deluxes, a Princeton and a Champ gone over by Andy Fuchs after spending a number of years in storage. So far so good, except for a channel switching 'pop in one Deluxe ' that originates in in the 'goop' section of Harry's secret circuitry....


    Anyone else here using Kolbe-modded amps? Anyone work on them? Let's share what we know about keeping these great sounding amps in working order

    PK
    I used to live a few blocks from Kolbe's shop and brought all my tube stuff to him for many years. I had him install a master volume on a brownface Fender Pro I had, but no mods more extensive than that. I recall him explaining what he typically did, and it amounted to building an entirely new amp in the same chassis. I did toy with the idea, but never went through with it. I subsequently I had the Pro returned to stock because there's no real point to a master volume in that amp (which I eventually figured out). I don't think Kolbe's in business anymore. A guy named Eric Bradley who used to work for Kolbe is still around in NYC (I think; haven't had any work done by him in few years). He would probably know best what's under the goop.

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    Thanks! I had heard that Eric was at 30th St a while ago, but I lost track of him after that . Good to know he's got his own shop!

    PK

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulkogut
    Thanks! I had heard that Eric was at 30th St a while ago, but I lost track of him after that . Good to know he's got his own shop!

    PK
    The last time I dealt with him he was working for/out of Guitar Center, but reachable through private contact info (you can PM me for details)