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Session 500 amp will not power up

My amp keeps blowing the fuse during power up. It has done this 6 times since new. I beleive the tech replaces the power transister(s) I installeda a Lemay Mod. then it went for a long time, but, now it started again. I have checked for the proper fuse. This Peavey still looks like new and I want to salvage it. Thank you

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  • GuitarNerd May 11, 2010

    Have you taken it back to the tech who performed the mod?  What did they say?  You can also send it to Peavey who will repair it and recertify it under factory warranty.

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SOURCE: Peavey Session 500 Mark IV guitar amp sound loss

proud owner of a session 500 here
had this problem from day one
brought in it for warrantee repairs many times
in the end, the shops could do nothing
they were lost
i tinker in electronics so i tore it down myself
after looking closely, i came to the reasoning that it was a cold solder joint
i took my soldering iron and redid every solder point on the boards
also cleaned the jacks while i was at it
reassembled it and fired it up
never had trouble since
i fixed it where the repair shop gave up trying
if you can solder, go for it and take it easy

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

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