Cashies Ashdown find

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pjm
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Cashies Ashdown find

Post by pjm » 14 Jun 2016, 19:47

What do you think?
Found an EVO iii RC at a cashies with the Middle knob broken off at the base and missing the plastic output knob.
They're willing to sell at a reasonable price but with no warranty.
I'm guessing it would cost $100 for the pot to be replaced by a repair person or i could do it myself.
What do you think?
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by sharpman » 14 Jun 2016, 20:46

sounds like a bargain regardless to me. If it were me id buy it
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by narcdor » 14 Jun 2016, 21:00

Go for it, if it actually works that is.
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by aphekgreg » 15 Jun 2016, 08:42

The only question with the pot; is if it's mounted directly to the circuit board or are there wires between the pot and the board. If it's wired to the board it should be an easy fix. If board mounted, you just need to be able to source the right design of pot.
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by BazzBass » 15 Jun 2016, 12:30

I keep popping in to Cashies hoping to find a fixer upper just like that. All I ever see are brand new Freedom brand basses and guitars, utter rubbish chinese made crap. Nothing used at all :(
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by pjm » 15 Jun 2016, 13:29

Well I got it. Managed to adjust the middle knob to centre and that's where it will stay because it sounds perfect flat through my ABM610.
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by irvinz » 15 Jun 2016, 15:10

The only ashdown I have seen go in for repair was a mag600 that fell of a fridge off a stage onto the floor. Output transformer "I think" was partially bulging out of its enclosure. Would happily buy Ashdown gear second hand. Especially given their low second hand value.

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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by Paisley » 15 Jun 2016, 16:26

I bought my ABM-900 brand new about 5 years ago; at the time, my Tech said they were one of the most easily serviceable Amps on the market.
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Re: Cashies Ashdown find

Post by Fretless Eric » 12 Aug 2016, 18:57

Hi Pete,
It's actually not a hard fix itself. Hardest part is sourcing a suitable pot replacement; B100k, right angle, through hole mounting with a splined shaft and then, of course, a suitable identical knob replacement.
Cheers,
Eric.

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