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hpr2759 :: Cleaning the Potentiometers on a Peavey Bandit 65

I disassemble and clean the pots on my Peavey Bandit 65 to fix static in the knobs.

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Hosted by Jon Kulp on 2019-02-28 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: Guitars, electronics, amplifiers, maintenance, repair.
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Since my daughter has been learning a bit of guitar in the last several months, I've actually gotten my old electric guitar and amplifier back out again after many years in the closet. The amp is a Peavey Bandit 65, which was a an affordable solid-state workhorse kind of amp back in the mid-80s and I've had it since it was new. In this episode I talk through the process of removing the brains of the amp and cleaning the potentiometers to try to get rid of some of the static that's happening when I turn the knobs. I also discover belatedly that the reason I was not getting any distortion when I turned the saturation up was that the amp was stuck on the clean channel — shows how long it's been since I used the amp, I kind of forgot how the thing works!

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Peavey Bandit 65 Cleaning

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