Fargen Hot Mods [Guitar Amp Mods]
The Fargen Hot Mods line was developed to help players turn their standard sounding vintage and production amps into world class tone machines. Once you have a Fargen Hot Mod installed, your vintage or modern production tube amplifier will be worthy of stepping toe to toe with any boutique tube amplifier on the market.
Fargen Hot Mods offer our recipes of components and modifications developed over 16 years of repairing, restoring and modifying guitar amplifiers. “I have seen the best of the best come through our shop over the last 15 years and I have documented why certain amps were much better sounding than others” It all comes down to parts drift ,rare factory circuit variations and some dumb luck. Certain components drift in a way that the designer could never have predicted… thus creating a unique and rare tonal opportunity.
Fargen Hot Mods replace all the inferior caps and resistors used by most amp companies. Your amplifier will be upgraded with world class components that are made especially for the Fargen Custom Shop. The combination of new custom components, new circuit revisions and new Custom Mercury Magnetics output transformer/choke enhances what any tube guitar amp has to offer in tone, note balance and sustain.
We’ve worked with Mercury Magnetics for over 8 years co-developing custom audio transformers for the Fargen tube amp product line as well as upgrades for famous artist amps. Here is your chance to access that same attention to detail with direct replacement transformers for your Fender, Vox & Marshall spec’d out for optimum tone and performance by Benjamin Fargen per the Fargen Custom Shop requirements for tone. Unlock the tonal potential of your Fender, Vox or Marshall amplifier with a Fargen Hot Mods transformer upgrade today!
Each Fargen Hot Mod includes the following:
- Custom Mercury Magnetics output transformer
- Custom Mercury Magnetics power supply choke
- Replacement of all critical signal path components including plate resistors, cathode resistors, cathode bypass caps, and tone caps.
- Only the finest world class components are used throughout the modification process including: Mercury Magnetics transformers, SoZo vintage style mustard caps, 716 orange drops, Mallory M150 caps and Fargen custom shop hi end audio resistors.
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Fargen Hot Mods Done in our Custom Shop
The following Fargen Hot Mods are available in the U.S. and performed by the Fargen Custom Shop. Ship your amp to us, and add return shipping to the listed price. Please email us to arrange.
- Fender Blues Junior $549
- Fender Deluxe Reverb and Deluxe Reverb Reissue $749 (speaker and Siren II upgrade, additional $125)
- Fender Princeton Reverb and Princeton Reverb Reissue $599 (speaker and Siren II upgrade $125)
- Fender Super Reverb and Super Reverb Reissue $849
- Fender Twin Reverb and Twin Reverb Reissue $899
- Fender Champ 600 $499 (speaker and Siren II upgrade $125)
- Marshall 50W $699
- Marshall 100W $799
- Marshall Class 5 $525
- Vox Night Train $749
Fargen Hot Mods DIY Transformer Sets
Order a transformer upgrade and do-it-yourself!
- Fender Blues Junior $175
- Fender Deluxe Reverb and Deluxe Reverb Reissue $199
- Fender Princeton Reverb and Princeton Reverb Reissue $175
- Fender Super Reverb and Super Reverb Reissue $249
- Fender Twin Reverb and Twin Reverb Reissue $299
- Fender Champ 600 $125
- Marshall 50W $299
- Marshall 100W $325
- Marshall Class 5 $149
- Vox Night Train $275
Fargen Hot Mods DIY Circuit Upgrade Packages
Do-it-yourself kits to replace all critical signal path board components including: plate resistors, cathode resistors, cathode bypass caps and coupling and tone caps. You can expect major improvements in your amp including improved note detail/balance, increased sustain, lower noise floor and smoother overdrive at lower volumes. Each kit includes custom components made for the Fargen Custom Shop as well as instructions/diagrams.
- Fender Blues Junior $275
- Fender Deluxe Reverb and Deluxe Reverb Reissue $399
- Fender Princeton Reverb and Princeton Reverb Reissue $325
- Fender Super Reverb and Super Reverb Reissue $449
- Fender Twin Reverb and Twin Reverb Reissue $499
- Fender Champ 600 $275
- Marshall 50W $299
- Marshall 100W $325
- Marshall Class 5 $275
- Vox Night Train $325
Fargen Hot Mods DIY Speaker Cable
It’s time to replace the poor quality stock speaker cable in your amp … dump that plastic molded cable and replace it with our Fargen Hot Mods cable built with quality Evidence Audio cable and a heavy duty Nuetrik REAN NYS207 1/4 right angle connector. This simple DIY upgrade makes a huge improvement in sustain, note balance and overall frequency response.
- Fender Blues Junior $50
- Fender Deluxe Reverb and Deluxe Reverb Reissue $50
- Fender Princeton Reverb and Princeton Reverb Reissue $50
- Fender Super Reverb and Super Reverb Reissue $65
- Fender Twin Reverb and Twin Reverb Reissue $65
- Fender Champ 600 $50
*** NOTE: THE FOLLOWING VIDEOS ARE ACCURATE, HOWEVER PLEASE REFER TO LIST ABOVE FOR THOSE HOT MODS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Vox Night Train FSS Mod
Fender Blues Jr. FSS MOD
No Cost Bonus: Presence control added
- Clean Boost Mod
- WGS G1230 Speaker Upgrade
Fender Champion 600 FSS MOD
No Cost Bonus: Fat / 2 way boost switch added
- Weber Alnico 6’ Speaker Upgrade
- JJ Tube Upgrade (12AX7+6V6)
- Evidence Audio Speaker Cable
Fender Dexlue Reverb Reissue FSS
- External Bias Control/Probe Point
- WGS 1265 Speaker Upgrade