CHAMP ELECTRONICS -" THE VALVE AMP HOSPITAL"

NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

 

HELPING OUT WITH A WEM WESTMINSTER ER15 AMPLIFIER HEAD

 

Colin had contacted me for a re-wind of the power transformer for his WEM ER15 plus....could I please supply him with the necessary components that would require changing on this old amp? He stated that he was OK at soldering and with a little knowledge too. This I did and here is the result.......Cheers, John.


BEFORE WORK BEGAN:


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AFTER THE WORK WAS COMPLETED:


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AN E-MAIL FROM COLIN:
"Hi John! You asked me to keep in touch about developments with the WEM ER15 amp you have been helping me with. I took your advice and ordered 2 x EZ81’s from Hot Rox UK. They were delivered this morning! That’s pretty good service in my book!

I installed one in the ER15, (the other being a spare), connected up the speaker and guitar and turned on! There was no big bang – which was a relief!  The ‘On’ light shone and gradually the heaters all glowed gently. After what I thought was long enough for everything to warm up I had a moment’s disappointment! I couldn’t hear a sound from the speaker, not the slightest hum or buzz! As I reached forward to turn one of the controls I must have brushed the guitar strings, ‘cos the room suddenly filled with guitar noise! I played a few notes and a large grin spread across my face! It sounded wonderful! I played with the controls – no buzzes, pops or bangs – so they seem clean. I then tried the second channel and that sounded the same! I’ve been playing with it for most of the day now, and it seems to be working perfectly! I’ve reinstalled it into the case and tried it again.......perfect! All I can say is that I’m very pleased with the result! I phoned my son and left a load of guitar noise on his voicemail!

John – I think this is now the time to thank you as much as I can for the help you have given me. I am absolutely sure that without your advice, support , knowledge and skill I would never have been able to get this amp functioning again! I hope you won’t mind if I contact you again in the future – this amp actually belongs to my son, but I want one of my own now, so I may have to repeat the process! If I do, I’m sure I’ll need your help again!

Thanks so much! Colin."


 

 


 

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