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    Default Care for amp that has been in storage

    Is there a protocol for firing up a tube amp that has been in storage for the past 8 years?

    I have a 1974 Fender SF Twin Reverb that hasn't been used since the spring of 2010. I got married, had kids, and lived in apartments that made it impossible to play. It has been stored in a large garbage bag in my brother's basement.

    I'm currently living in a place that will allow me to play It again. But, do I need to get it serviced after sitting around so long? Do I just fire it up? Any direction would be appreciated.

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    Welcome to FenderTalk!

    Heck, only 8 years? How damp was the basement? If not overly so, twist the knobs a bunch of times to free them up and hopefully clear out some static, then just fire it up to see what happens. I can certainly see how a Twin Reverb would not be the best thing for apartment dwellers.

    I have left amps for that long in my garage without using them and they have been fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAguitar View Post
    Welcome to FenderTalk!

    Heck, only 8 years? How damp was the basement? If not overly so, twist the knobs a bunch of times to free them up and hopefully clear out some static, then just fire it up to see what happens. I can certainly see how a Twin Reverb would not be the best thing for apartment dwellers.

    I have left amps for that long in my garage without using them and they have been fine.
    Thank you for the input. I live in Utah so it's really dry in the basement. It was at the opposite end of the basement as his furnace and water heater, so I don't think it got much moisture. I'll fire it up.

    Thank you

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    It should be fine. Twin Reverb amps are kinda built like Sherman Tanks, same weight to volume ratio.
    Some contend that rock 'n roll is bad for the body & bad for the soul
    Bad for the heart, bad for the mind, bad for the deaf & bad for the blind.
    It makes some men crazy and they talk like fools.
    Makes some men crazy and they start to drool.

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