F&T - Silverface Electrolytic Recap Kit
If you are recapping a silverface amp, you will need the silverface electrolytic recap kit.
*NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE 70 watt & 135 watt ULTRALINEAR MODELS*
It is common practice for amp techs to replace all of the electrolytic capacitors in an amp every ten years or so.
These caps perform two duties.
- The filter caps literally filter the high voltage used by your amplifier. Good fresh filter caps help reduce hum and background noise.
- They also keep your bottom end response tight.
The electrolytic bypass caps in the preamp determine the operating & tonal characteristics of the preamp tubes.
These caps wear out & drift over time. These caps can also dry up & malfunction (especially when left unused). This can cause serious damage to your amplifier.