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.

Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah Pedal repair

Dunlop MC404 CAE Wah pedal repair

In October last year I fixed this wah pedal repair for a lincoln customer. The pedal would not turn on, possibly as a result of the user plugging the wrong power supply in. Often pedals aren’t economical to repair, but a unit like this is normally worth it. In this case it was a fairly […]

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smoke machine repair

Smoke machine repair

A smoke machine repair, brought to my Newark workshop by a Grantham based DJ. This is a fairly simple unit: A power supply, a thermostat and a relay to control the power to the smoke heater. There is also an external remote on a 6.5mm 3 pole jack cable. The customer was finding that the […]

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LED lighting repair - Safety Earth repair

LED lighting repair – Unbranded LED Parcan

This LED lighting repair was a bit of a horror story! Aside from fixing the problems with the two lights brought in, they needed several modifications to improve the unit safety. They were brought to me by a Grantham based DJ. One of the lights wouldn’t power up, whilst the other had a flicker on […]

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DJ mixer repair KAM 1500 Stock image

DJ Mixer Repair – Kam KAP1500 Audio Pro

This DJ Mixer repair was a bit of a departure for me, but I did it for an old customer. The mixer is getting a bit long in the tooth: the send and PFL (pre fade listen) buttons were intermittent, the faders were scratchy and an intermittent fault with the echo unit. The faders were […]

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Fender Deluxe 90 DSP Repair

Fender Deluxe 90 DSP Repair

This is a Fender Deluxe 90 DSP Repair. It came to me with a an intermittent (but very loud when it happened) crackling noise. The problem was with the Digital FX unit and the main amp and was easy to fix once it presented itself. It was repaired under my minimum fee for 1 hour’s […]

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Guitar Pickup replacement Newark

Pickup replacement Newark

The majority of my work is amp repair, but occasionally I’m asked to do a pickup replacement by a customer who knows my work and trusts that I’ll do a good job. I’ve been changing pickups since long before I started amp repair so I’m always happy to take a pickup replacement job on. The guitar […]

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Broken footswitch repair

Broken footswitch repair – MXR Carbon Copy

This broken footswitch repair was sent to me because the owner suspected that his pedal had the ESD problems that I’ve documented elsewhere.  Actually, the footswitch was broken by mechanical use. This is comparatively rare – MXR use quality ‘Alpha’ parts for their footswitch. The unit was soon fixed, and shipped back to its owner, […]

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Peavey Valve King Repair

Peavey Valve King Repair – VK100

My customer brought this Peavey Valve King repair in to me before Christmas  to get an opinion on its state of repair. The amp was blowing fuses. The Valve King VK100 is a monster of an amp. Not fire breathing levels of gain like some Peaveys but a big and heavy brute with a classic sound. […]

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Carvin repair

Carvin repair – Nomad 

This Carvin repair was completed for Simmonds music in Grantham. They received the amp in part exchange. The amp would occasionally drop to very low volume, with no apparent reason. From the beginning it was obvious that the Carvin repair had been attempted by another tech in the amplifier’s past. The first valve stage had […]

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