This Fender Blues Jnr repair was another urgent job completed quickly for a customer who needed it for a gig in Lincoln on the evening it was dropped off. He brought it to me reporting that something ‘wasn’t right’ with the sound. Upon listening to the amp I could tell what he meant – under […]
Recent Guitar Amp Repair Jobs
On this page you can see some of the guitar amp repairs I’ve done recently.
Expect to see a mix of all the usual suspects: Marshall, Fender, Mesa Boogie, Blackstar, Peavey, Laney, Orange, Trace Elliott, Ashdown, HiWatt, Roland, Line 6, Bugera, Ibanez, Vox, Dunlop, MXR, BOSS, Digitech, Hughes & Kettner, Dr Z, Cornford and many more.
In the world of valve amplifier repair, there’s not much difference between the way one amp fails and another, but if you’d like to see some information about a guitar amp repair that I’ve performed a particular brand of amp then search here.
From the cheapest to the most expensive, valve guitar amps are sensitive beasts and they are often in need of a service. If you have a guitar amp repair job or a guitar amp service that needs doing, then please get in touch.
I’ll admit this Blackstar HT5 repair had me confused for a bit. It was brought to me from Stamford Endowed School, which isn’t that far away from my workshop in Newark, it is just down the A1. The amp arrived with no sound output from the speakers. The valves tested fine, one 12ax7 and one […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been hoping for a Hughes and Kettner Grandmeister repair since they first came out. Luckily for me when the amp’s owner saw my tubemeister repair blog he decided to send his amp all the way from Kent to be repaired at my Newark workshop. Apparently his local amp tech said ‘I don’t do modern […]
This JCM800 combo repair came to me for a full service before the user sold it. It also had a common problem with the power light illumination. I spotted a few things during the service. A bit of preventative action has hopefully made the amp a more pleasurable experience for the user. There were a […]
This keyboard amp repair was for a Worksop based violinist who uses the full range speaker with his electric violin. The amplifier was obtained second hand and had developed an intermittent problem in which the amp would drop out almost completely, leaving only a tinny high frequency signal. At first, I suspected that the LF […]
Just doing a quick write up of a powered mixer repair that’s going out today. It’s a Wharfedale repair, an SPX815 powered mixer that had no sound output from the left output channel. My first instinct when the Newark customer contacted me was to expect that the output stage had blown, but this turned out […]
Turned this Bugera repair around quickly in time for it’s owner’s gig in Skegness. The amp is a vintage 55, or V55. The amp was brought in for a standard 2 hour service, with a few particular points of attention. The owner had noticed that the clean channel was overdriving much sooner than previously. Also […]
I was quite intruiged when a Nottingham guitarist brought this Marshall Silver Jubilee repair to my Newark workshop. These amps have taken on a bit of a legendary status, due in no small part to their association with Slash and Joe Bonamassa. I love how this amp looks, and it’s got an interesting tone control […]