At Sam Ash, we pride ourselves on our reputation of service and selection. In addition to
our wide variety of top-quality products, we offer Warrantech Extended Service Plans that will keep
your gear working like new beyond the standard manufacturer's warranty. With an Extended Service
Plan, you can enjoy the investment you've made while confident that you're covered
if anything should go wrong!
Our service contracts, backed by insurers rated "Excellent" by A.M. Best, cover many
common problems that manufacturer's warranties often exclude. Simply put, we'll give you
more comprehensive coverage for a longer period of time.
Our plans also offer the convenience of the Warrantech service network, so a simple toll-free
call gets you service when and where you need it. For certain plans on electronic products
under $300 and cymbals, you can even get a brand new unit if yours breaks.
More extensive coverage than the manufacturer's warranty:
All plans protect you for a longer time period and cover repairs that the manufacturer's
Plans are transferable:
If you give or sell your gear to someone else, you also transfer the plan as long
as it has not expired. A $10 transfer fee will apply. (Note: The Replacement Plan is not transferable.)
Free Shipping to and from repair center:
On most plans, Warrantech pays the shipping to and from the repair center (excludes Replacement
Plan, Used Extension Plan, and Cymbal Replacement Plan).
If you've had your gear repaired twice for the same problem, and need the problem fixed
for a third time, Warrantech will replace your item with another of like kind and quality that
does not exceed the cost of the original. (Note: Since the Replacement Plan and the Cymbal Replacement Plan
already replace your product, the No-Lemon Guarantee does not apply to them.)
The Electric Guitar Performance Plan and the Preferred Extension Plan provide you with coverage
and service for your purchase, even when travelling overseas (although free shipping only
applies within the US).
Choose from one of five (5) different options and protect your investment with the plan that
best suits your needs†.
Electric Guitar Performance Plan
The Electric Guitar Performance Plan provides optimal coverage for your electric or bass guitar
for one or two years (your choice) after the expiration of the manufacturer's warranty. If
your guitar or bass malfunctions while covered, Warrantech will either fix it
or give you a new or refurbished instrument of the same or similar characteristics. This coverage
extends to the mechanisms and electronics of your instrument, which most manufacturers do not cover
under warranties. The Electric Guitar Performance Plan will also repair the wooden parts of the
guitar if they become cracked. If your guitar cannot be repaired and no replacement is available,
Warrantech will refund the purchase price of your original guitar (taxes excluded).
Preferred Extension Plan (For Other Instruments and Electronics)
If you didn't buy a guitar, don't worry - we have a plan for you too! The Preferred Extension
Plan is our most comprehensive plan. For one or two years (your choice) after the manufacturer's
warranty expires, the Preferred Extension Plan will provide the necessary service to keep your
purchase in good working order. If your gear fails while covered, the Preferred Extension Plan
assures you that your purchase will either be repaired or replaced with another of the same or
similar characteristics. A replacement product or part may be either new or refurbished, and may
not necessarily be the same brand as your original. The Preferred Extension Plan goes beyond most
manufacturer's warranties by covering the following things: Damage to power supplies (internal and
external), recording heads, potentiometers, internal wiring and circuitry, motors, drum triggers,
keyboard sensors, motors, transport mechanisms, diaphragms, or factory programmed sounds and
effects resulting from:
- Normal Wear and Tear
- Internal Heat
- Power Surge
If your product cannot be repaired, and no replacement product is available, Warrantech will
refund the purchase price of your original product (taxes excluded).
Note: The Preferred Extension Plan does NOT cover computers.
Replacement Plan (For Products under $300)
If you purchased a product under $300 and wouldn't want to bother waiting for repairs, then
the Replacement Plan is for you. If your product should malfunction in the year following the
expiration of your warranty, the Replacement Plan will furnish you with another product of the same
or similar characteristics. As with our other plans, the replacement product may be either new or
refurbished, and may not necessarily be the same brand as your original purchase. If no replacement
product is available, we will refund you the purchase price of your original product (taxes
Used Extension Plan
Sometimes the best gear is pre-owned gear, and it shouldn't go unprotected just because it
isn't covered by a manufacturer's warranty. That's why we've created the Used Extension Plan. Under
this plan, we provide you with the labor and replacement parts to keep your pre-owned purchase in
tip-top condition for one year, beginning on the 31st day of product ownership. Should your product
fail, we will repair or replace it with another one with comparable features. As always, the
replacement may be new or refurbished, and may not necessarily be the same brand.
Cymbal Replacement Plan
If you are a drummer, you're well aware that your cymbals can take a beating. For your
convenience, we have the Cymbal Replacement Plan to cover you for a full year after your cymbal's
warranty expires. If your cymbal cracks or breaks while covered, you can send it back to the
manufacturer for a free replacement. This is our simplest and most popular plan! Contact Sam
Ash directly with any questions regarding the Cymbal Replacement Plan.
- Incidental or consequential damages or preexisting conditions
- Damage from accident, abuse, misuse
- Battery leakage
- Improper use of any power supply
- Introduction of foreign objects into the product
- Unauthorized product modifications or alterations
- Failure to follow the manufacturer's instructions
- Third party actions (fire, collision, vandalism, theft, etc.)
- The elements or acts of God
- Preventative maintenance
- Changes in sound quality and any other "no problem found" diagnosis from the manufacturer
or authorized service center.
- Other items as indicated in the Terms and Conditions.
The following items are ineligible for coverage and are not covered if sold with an eligible
- Raw Speakers or speaker cones
- Melted voice coils
- Lighting or stage equipment
- Acoustic or non-electric fretted instruments
- Monitors or enclosures or cabinetry
- Expendables and supplies, including: batteries, antennas, cords, novelties, tubes, cartridges,
styluses, records, audio/video disks, tapes, computer software or disks, strings, skins, drum
heads, drum sticks, cables, cymbals, and bulbs
- Products permanently installed in a physical commercial venue
- Products used for rentals
Limit of Liability: The least of the cost of (1) authorized repairs, (2)
replacement with a product of similar features, (3) reimbursement for authorized repairs or
replacement, or (4) the price that you paid for the product. Neither we nor Warrantech will be
liable for incidental or consequential damages, including but not limited to loss of wages or
profits. For service or more information on the terms of our service plans, please call
Warrantech at 1-888-427-7676.