I am offering a guitar amplifier repair service repairing audio electronic equipment (valve and transistor based) in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

I offer a fast and friendly service that is competitively priced. I qualified with a Masters in Electronic Engineering from the University of York and studied under a well-respected guitar amplifier repair and manufacturer in the North of England. I gained extensive experience of amp servicing in this position and during my time as amp repairman and salesperson for a major musical instrument retailer.

Ampworks: Guitar Amplifier Repair and Design in Newark

I currently work as a development engineer for a world-leading audio engineering company and dedicate my spare time to the repair and design of guitar and bass amplifiers. As an active musician, playing in a range of different bands, I really do understand how crucial it is to have your gear in top condition!

Please have a look around, I’ve repaired amplifiers by all of the main manufacturers, including Fender, Marshall and Vox and kept my customers boutique and unusual designs (Cornford, Carvin, Dr Z) in top quality.

If your beloved guitar amplifier or bass amplifier is in need of repair, servicing, upgrading or modifying, then please do get in touch to discuss your needs.

Roland Cube Repair

Roland Cube Repair – Cube 80

This Roland Cube Repair was a cube 80 from the ever popular Roland Cube range. These amps have a reputation for indestructibility and I’m not surprised. Despite their popularity and the hundreds of amp repair enquiries I receive, I’ve only ever had 3 Roland repair enquiries! Two were from the Roland Cube range, of which […]

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Fender Mustang Repair Internal

Fender Mustang Repair

This Fender Mustang Repair Internal was a fiddly job, but quickly completed. Unlike many of the expensive and vintage fender valve amps that I often get in for repair, low cost amps like the Fender Mustang, whilst they represent good value for money, must be completed quickly in order for them to be economical for […]

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Wrong power supply repair – MXR Carbon Copy Repair

Here’s another MXR carbon copy repair – this one had been damaged by the use of the wrong power supply. I’ve repaired quite a few of these Carbon Copy pedals – the older ones are prone to an ESD related fault that’s quite easily fixed. This is the first carbon copy I’ve seen since MXR […]

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Culprit - Vintage Vox AC30 repair

Vintage Vox AC30 repair – Ampworks, Newark

Now, is it good things or bad things that come in threes? It must be good things. This was the third of three vintage vox ac30 repairs that came to me over a few weeks in summer 2015. Vintage amps have a particular smell and when there are 3 vintage vox amps in the workshop […]

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Art valve Preamp Repair – Ampworks, Newark

No fault found with this Art tube mic preamp repair, however I did get a chance to do some interesting tests on the unit’s distortion characteristics. The first picture shows the unit distorting with signals at three different input levels. The Blue trace is basically clean. Part of the valve ‘sound’ is that Valves clip […]

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Vintage Vox Repair

Vintage Vox repair – 1961 AC30 repair

Shortly after the Confetti 1962 vintage ac30 repair arrived, this vintage Vox repair turned up on my bench too! The 1961 in the picture is on the right, the left amp is a 1970’s vintage vox, which you can read about here. This is (as far as I can tell) a 1961 model. It was […]

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Egnater Repair – Rebel30

This amp is a Rebel 30 by Egnater. At first, I had a bit of trouble with the Egnater repair but I’m pleased to say that I found a solution for the customer. The diagnosis itself didn’t prove a problem, the problem was simply the gain potentiometer itself. This is a dual ganged part (2 […]

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Blackstar amp repair

Blackstar amp Repair – Series 1-45

This Blackstar repair was a simple valve amp service before the amplifier was sold. The amp is a series 1-45 2×12 combo. It’s a fantastic 2 channel amp with 4 modes, bright Clean, warm clean, Crunch and Super Crunch. The amplifier uses Blackstar’s DPR and ISF patents, you can read more about Blackstar’s DPR on […]

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Blackstar Repair – HT40

Recently, a Blackstar amp repair was brought to my workshop in Newark. The amp was an HT40 (the Club 40 combo) in working condition, but the owner wanted to try a new set of EL34 power valves in the amp. He selected a matched pair of Tung Sol with slightly higher gain (according to my […]

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