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 […]
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.
It’s always interesting to get something in that’s a bit different – this was my first Acoustic Image repair. The amp is a Clarus 1, now discontinued. It’s a great bass amp in a very compact and lightweight form, made possible by the use of a Class D power stage. I’m a big fan of […]
This AV receiver repair, a Yamaha RX-V450, was completed on a fast turnaround for a local radio producer who needed it in time for a show. It’s got 6x85W channels and more inputs and outputs than you can shake a stick at. The fault was with the power supply and is a known design flaw […]
I just came across my notes for an active speaker repair on a W-Audio PSR-8A monitor. It’s an affordable W-Audio PSR-8A that was being used in monitor duties by a Grantham based keyboard player. The job was competed last year, but I thought I’d blog about it now. The mains transformer had died. I replaced […]
This Fender Blues Junior Repair was an urgent repair job for a London based guitarist. I got the amp at 23:30 on the Saturday after a gig in Southwell near Newark and had it diagnosed by 11:15 the next morning before he returned to the ‘big smoke’. Actually, big smoke was obviously a problem that […]
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 […]
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 […]