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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.

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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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Hughes and Kettner Grandmeister repair

Hughes and Kettner Grandmeister repair

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 […]

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Marshall 2554 JCM 800 combo repair-4

Marshall 2554 JCM 800 combo repair

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 […]

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Keyboard amp repair Calrlsbro colt 45-1

Keyboard amp repair – Carlsbro Colt 45.

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 […]

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Bugera repair V55

Bugera Repair – V55

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 […]

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Acoustic image repair Class D amp repair

Acoustic Image repair – Clarus 1

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 […]

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AV receiver repair

AV Receiver repair – Yamaha RX-V450

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. Although I’m well versed in solid state electronics, this is the first AV […]

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Active speaker repair powered speaker repair W-Audio PSR-8A

Active Speaker repair – W-Audio PSR-8A

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 […]

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