Upgrading Reissue Tube Amplifiers


Fender ’57 Bandmaster 5E7 reissue chassis before and after. I gutted out the lengthy stranded conductor wire and replaced it with cloth insulated solid core wire. I also replaced all capacitors and resistors with higher quality components. The amp sounds MUCH better and has a nicer dynamic feel. This type of repair is becoming more common in my shop for players looking to maximize the performance of these types of amps. There is a lot of unlocked potential and you are missing out if you just leave the amp with the stock wiring. I have no idea why Fender uses so much extra lengthy wire in these hand-wired reissue amps. Not to mention the dodgy electronic components. For a few bucks more they could be producing a better product!!