Fenton Weill Blackstar

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  1. brud

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    Hello

    I have just purchased a Fenton Weill Blackstar guitar amp - circa 1963.

    I am finding it difficult to find a schematic , can anyone help me.

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  2. Wally

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    Welcome, brud.
    There doesn’t seem to be much help out there...at least in a quick search. There is a Fenton Weill amp club here, but there only a few posts..and no info. You have probably found this site, but there is no schematic info there, Either.
    http://www.vintagehofner.co.uk/britamps/fenton.html

    it would seem that your amp will need to be in the hands of an experienced tech who can work without a schematic.
     
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    Got any pics...especially good shots of the circuit???
     
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    Can you post a pic?

    I'm a long time collector of Fenton Weill gear, but it's all pretty obscure, so I'd say the chances of finding a schematic are next to zero.

    They made a huge variety of stuff, including several amps that are identical circuit wise but with different speakers, and several circuit boards that were multi purpose depending on how they were wired up.

    Has it got reverb? They dealt with that in a different way to everyone else, ie there was an entirely separate amp and speaker that put out the reverbed signal, built into the same combo!
     
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    just an observation, but if I were an avid collector/user of amps that have no schematics available, I would have schematics of whatever those amps were. If I could not draw them from the circuit, my tech would have been compensated for such work. Ommv.... I resurrected an obscure amp a few months ago. There is no known schematic for this amp. I drew one up after I heard the amp at work because I wanted to see how the tone controls were arranged. Why? Because the amp acted like no other amp I have ver played through, and I wanted to see the schematic.
     
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    Yeah my milage varies ;)

    More interested in the guitars, and me plus soldering irons is...not good!
     
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    So, you have an amp tech then,right? That tec would need to know their way around without a schematic. If they can do that, they can draw the schematic up, that schematic would be worth paying for if I had the amp and did not do my own work. So..my mileage varies, too! (;^)
     
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