Guitar Amplifier Repair in Newark (Nottingham)

Keld Ampworks is a guitar amplifier repair service repairing audio electronic equipment in Newark (near Nottingham). I provide a fast and friendly service that is competitively priced. Please have a look around, I’ve repaired amplifiers by all of the main manufacturers (Fender, Marshall, Vox, Peavey, Laney, Mesa Boogie) and kept my customers’ boutique and unusual designs (Cornford, Carvin, Dr Z) in top condition.

Most of the amps that I fix are valve amplifier repairs, but I do see plenty of solid state amplifiers too. I’m happy to work on modern amplifiers like Line 6 and Hughes and Kettner, but equally comfortable restoring vintage amps. Besides guitar amps, I also repair bass amps, PA equipment, DJ, speakers, HiFi.

I’m pleased to say that I’ve had many happy customers – if you’d like to check out some reviews of my service, please visit the feedback page (pun intended!). 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.

My History in Guitar Amp Repair

Keld Ampworks Guitar amp repair was established in 2010 and moved to Newark (Nottingham) in 2012. Before Keld I studied with the Maughan Amplifier Company, 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 doing repairs and sales for Gear4Music. Although guitar amps are relatively simple, when repairing gear it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the theoretical as well as the practical and for this reason I completed a Masters in Electronic Engineering from the University of York.

As well as the repair and design of guitar and bass amplifiers, I currently work as a development engineer designing amplifiers for a world-leading audio engineering company. 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!

Line 6 DT25 repair

Sadly I’m sharing the story of a line 6 DT25 repair nightmare. The amp was blowing fuses. This was a relatively easy diagnosis despite a not very repair friendly construction. The power transformer was damaged, by a short, probably on the primary side. After a bit of research it appears that the line 6 DT25 […]

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Yamaha THR Repair

Yamaha THR repair – THR5

I thought I ought to document this Yamaha THR repair whilst I could still find the photos! The amp had fallen from a height and the DC power input socket was damaged. Simple enough job, or it should be! Yamaha supply a an external converter to convert the mains supply into useable DC, but they […]

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EBS amp repair

EBS Amp repair – HD360 Bass amp repair

Today I repaired an EBS amp repair on a 2 hour turnaround! The customer brought the unit to my Newark workshop from Nottingham. EBS are a swedish brand. It’s the first time I’d worked on an EBS unit, though I’ve played alongside bassists who’ve used EBS gear and been quite impressed.  I contacted their technical […]

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Blackstar ID-30 TVP repair

Blackstar ID30 TVP repair

This is the first Blackstar ID30 TVP repair that I’ve come across, but there wasn’t much to the job. The owner had lent  his amp to a friend and the tip of the jack socket had fallen off inside the amp. I was really impressed with the build quality on this amp and it was very […]

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henriksen amp repair - henriksen bud 1

Henriksen amp repair

I love getting something new on the bench, so this Henriksen amp repair got me quite excited. It’s a Henriksen Bud combo. I hadn’t heard of Henriksen before, but after a bit of research discovered that they are a US based high end solid state amp, in the same market as the Polytone and AER […]

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Bogner Repair - Shiva

Bogner Repair – Shiva MK II

This Bogner repair was sent over all the way from Liverpool on the recommendation of a Liverpool tech who makes fantastic boutique point to point gear, but doesn’t deal much in modern technology. The issue was with the DC heater supply which uses a switch mode power supply. Mr Bogner decided to use a switch […]

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