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I have a fender g dec 30 amp. one day it just quit working

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The most common cause of failure in these amps are solder breaks around the power supply capacitors and / or any of the front mounted potientiometers. If you can solder and can safely work around high voltage, get the amp chassis out of the cabinet, get some strong reading glasses or magnifying glass and start looking for cracks. Flow solder across the breaks or wire jumpers.
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