The first task for last week was an Ashdown 550 Touring Repair, brought in from a Newark customer bec because the amp wasn’t making any sound – actually it was making a very weak tinny sound. I like ‘no output’ or low output repairs – they’re often easy to fix. Fortunately this was the case […]
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’ve wanted to do a tubemeister repair since they first came out a few years back. I guess it’s a testament to general quality that this is the first to appear on the bench. I’m a big fan of the design aesthetic. 3 channels and a midi switching amp for £550ish is a lot of […]
This recent bass preamp repair was for a friend, bass player for professional party band the soul thieves. The preamp came from one of his backup instruments. Identifying the circuit was a bit of puzzle due to conflicting information on the web. The bass preamp has bass and treble controls, a blend for the pickups, […]
This wireless mic repair came in from the singer of Newark soul band the Acetones. Both units powered up but no sound came from the receiver when the mic was used. Upon investigation I discovered that the transmitter and receiver were able to communicate. They use 2.4GHz. The unit has 6 wireless channels, all of […]
Last year I completed a PA speaker repair, I’ve just found the photos of the damaged crossover so I thought I’d blog the repair. The owner had bought a pair of these nice dB Arena 10 speakers from a disreputable eBay seller. One was working, but the other had a fried HF compression driver and […]
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 […]
My customer brought this Laney VC30 from Worksop to my Newark workshop complaining that the clean channel distorted. It’s a pity, because he’d kept it in pristine condition! Two other attempts had been made at repairing this fault. One by Laney themselves, and one by a local electronic engineer. Both had fixed the problem temporarily […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]