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    Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

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    davidness

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    Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by davidness on Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:32 pm

    I have a VTA ST-120 built by Bob Latino himself in need of repair, and the diagnostics and repair is beyond my ability. I live in the Port Charlotte/Sarasota/Tampa Florida area. The problem may be related to a bad cap, or something entirely different (see? I don't know).

    I want a highly experienced, qualified tech to go through it and make it more reliable rock solid reliable. I don't want to ship. I will deliver the unit to you and pick up. I also want a number of tubes checked out, so you'd have to be experienced with a tube tester.

    Contact me:

    David Ness
    david@davidness.net
    941-914-4041

    Thanks!

    Zimmer64

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by Zimmer64 on Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:19 pm

    You may want to try to find a guitar amp shop in your vicinity. Or you can try with the help of this forum to track down the issue yourself.

    Hope you get it sorted.

    Michael

    sailor

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by sailor on Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:35 pm

    I lived in Clearwater in the 1989 and had a Adcom GFA555 modified by Wavetrace Technologies. I think this is the same place. If this is the same guy he is really sharp. Fixing your amp would be easy for him. He may even figure some simple ways to improve the sound.
    http://www.angieslist.com/companylist/us/fl/largo/wavetrace-technology-reviews-154543.htm

    davidness

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by davidness on Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:15 pm

    Wavetrace Technologies appears to be out of business. Phone number no longer works.

    sailor

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by sailor on Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:15 pm

    To bad. What is the exact nature of your problem? Because it was a working Amp. it should be fairly easy to figure out what the problem is and it may be an easy fix. Of course if it got hit by one of Tampa's famed lighting storms it may be a little more complicated. I am willing to help you diagnose the problem and there are several others on this board that are just as knowledgeable [maybe more] that are willing to help you find and fix the problem.

    DynakitParts
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    Tech in Florida

    Post by DynakitParts on Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:14 pm

    David,
    Try contacting Tom Tutay of Transition Audio Design in Ft. Walton Beach, FL

    PH # 850-244-3041........Tom knows Dynaco stuff real well. I have sold him parts over the years
    and he is a nice guy to deal with. Looks like a (6) hour drive from the Tampa area.

    Kevin @ Dynakit

    tomlang

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by tomlang on Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:03 pm

    Sometimes reading many posts on different forums results in a "hit". Read this thread. Guy says he is in Tampa...

    http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=549620

    davidness

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by davidness on Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:17 pm

    sailor wrote:...I am willing to help you diagnose the problem and there are several others on this board that are just as knowledgeable [maybe more] that are willing to help you find and fix the problem.
    Thanks for all the responses. I think you're right in that I need to attempt to repair the unit myself first with the assistance of this group. This weekend, when I have time, I'll start a new thread by first posting detailed pictures of the internal wiring, and with clear explanations of what's going on. I am handy, and have a multimeter and soldering stuff, but no capacitance meter or tube tester. But let's see how far we can get first before I resort to shipping this off somewhere. Thanks again!

    David Ness

    rockinrob86

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    Re: Looking for repair of VTA ST120 in Tampa/Sarasota Florida area

    Post by rockinrob86 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:14 pm

    I sent you an email. I am in Tampa and work on tube amps.

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