Reverb Repair Help

Discussion in 'Musical Instruments' started by Vez, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Vez

    Vez Member

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    Greetings everyone I'm new to this forum.
    I have a 1966 Magnatone MP5 that has a broken reverb tank. The tank is made by Gibbs Mfg and my ohmmeter reads open circuit on one of the transducers in the tank. I thought perhaps I could unwrap a few windings and resolder them. And boy, those wires on that transducer are finer than frog's fur!
    Has anyone ever repaired one or do I have a new door stop?
    From what I've read the Gibbs is a quality tank and I'd like to repair it or have it repaired if possible.
    Does anyone know anybody that fixes these things?
    Should I just replace the tank?
    I'm as confused as a fart in a fan factory!
    Thanks.
     
  2. Northwinds

    Northwinds Huh? Turn what down? Subscriber

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    So this is not a spring reverb unit then? Not much can go wrong with most reverb units that I have seen

    Says it just uses a 12AU7 and transformer so there can't be much to it to figure out
     
  3. Vez

    Vez Member

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    Hi, yes it's a spring reverb.
     
  4. dr*audio

    dr*audio Fish fingers and custard! Subscriber

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