Apparently, my 1997 SWR California Blonde is a useless end table. A local amp repair says it’s impossible to find a matching set of transistors for this amp. Says that every month, prices for matching transistors are nearing $1,000 on eBay.
My problem is that I blow a 3 amp slo-blow fuse, every time I turn the power on. Once I replace with a new fuse, I turn on the power (all volume to 0, internal speaker ON) I get a loud hum for 2 seconds, then the fuse blows again.
I can’t even find any parts stores that carry this transistor. Electrolytic cap replacement was recommended as well. Shop says this amp MUST have a matched set transistors. Thoughts? Am I screwed?