Anyone else have a ...

Odyssey Stratos amp that came with soldered fuses inside? When I called Klause last summer, he said they solder the fuses in so they won't come out in transit. Do other manufacturers do this? I haven't used a soldering iron and didn't want to chance a accident inside the chasis so I am having a local audio store desolder the fuses so I can change if I need to. I love the amp but, this really seems idiotic to solder in fuses that will have to be replaced later on. Thanks in advance for any replies.
The bottom line is that it makes a better electrical connection and is more reliable. This does not make it "more convenient" when something goes wrong. Sean
MUCH better connection. I have done it with my amps. And yes, it is a major hassle! I wouldn't worry about it, though.
If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!
The best solution is to build a product like a tank, sell only to those people that are careful when making connections and know how to operate their gear and NOT install ANY fuses in the gear other than maybe for the mains. I have a couple of amps like this.

Unfortunately, accidents DO happen and the manufacturer has to cover himself and protect the end user from themselves. As such, Klaus was simply trying to "protect" everyone involved while doing the least sonic damage. Be glad that he put that much forethought into building the product. Sean
...besides being able to solder in audio is very useful. try to learn it on sume vintage boom-boxes.
I haven't heard of this practice but it sounds like a good idea to me.

If one blows, it's a good idea to determine why it blew.

Suggest you leave them soldered. Then if you take it in to be resoldered you can discuss the situation with a tech.

Best bet - Buy a radio shack cheapie (low wattage), keep it on hand, if the fuse blows - hold it on the soldered part of this fuse, just until the solder lets go - nothing to it - replace the fuse and decide then if you want to resolder it.

Resoldering is not hard - just heat the new fuse until the solder flows from touching the fuse, not the iron tip. Only use a little solder, don't gob it up.