CHAMP ELECTRONICS -" THE VINTAGE VALVE AMP HOSPITAL"
REPAIR OF AN ASHDOWN FALLEN ANGEL FA40 COMBO
Hi everybody, although this amp came in a good few years ago I can actually remember it quite well.
I did forget to take a complete front-shot of the finished amp but if you are looking at this article….you already most probably know what it looks like anyway!
Coming in with the fault that it just didn’t sound right & the volume kept disappearing.
Everything out of the case & the full circuit board removed too. Just check-out how much has to be removed to get this board out!
……and again…..as above.
…….and now to the fault. Just check-out the resistor virtually in the middle of the photo….standing up in the air. I pulled this resistor out of the circuit board…..it had never been soldered from new!! Problem solved!
The rear of the VU meter.
Can you believe this? In order to get the chassis out, everything has to be stripped from the case! This includes the front baffle, speaker, reverb-tank & even some of the wooden bracing for the lower back panel! What a hideous design!!
The wooden bracing that has to be removed!
Piecing everything back together.
……and the two bottom wooden bracing pieces hammered back into place.
All back together as it should be.
……and the reverb tank back-in situ.
All done! I don’t think I ever heard back from the guy who this belonged to so……as they say, no news is good news! Cheers, John.