Orange VT1000 valve tester repair. I recently had to repair my own Orange VT1000 valve tester. I thought I’d post the pictures here. You can see the bad joint that was causing problems with the Octal Valves. If you need an Orange VT1000 valve tester repair, please get in touch.
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.
Today I repaired an EBS amp repair on a 2 hour turnaround! The customer brought the unit to my Newark workshop from Nottingham. EBS are a swedish brand. It’s the first time I’d worked on an EBS unit, though I’ve played alongside bassists who’ve used EBS gear and been quite impressed. I contacted their technical […]
This Blackstar Series One repair from February was a bit of a mess! The amp had unfortunately received the unhelpful care of another repairer who had left the amp in a terrible state. If you don’t like to see damaged PCBs, look away now. It was brought to me because it was blowing fuses at […]
This is the first Blackstar ID30 TVP repair that I’ve come across, but there wasn’t much to the job. The owner had lent his amp to a friend and the tip of the jack socket had fallen off inside the amp. I was really impressed with the build quality on this amp and it was very […]
This Fender Brownface repair was something of a labour of love here at Keld Ampworks. It’s a fascinating amp – having started life presumably in America, it’s got a 110V transformer. At some point it made its way to Belgium, where it was ‘converted’ to EU voltages, using a rather scary transformer bolted to the […]
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 […]
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 […]