I am offering a guitar amplifier repair service repairing audio electronic equipment (valve and transistor based) in Newark, Nottinghamshire.

I offer a fast and friendly service that is competitively priced. I qualified with a Masters in Electronic Engineering from the University of York and studied under a well-respected guitar amplifier repair and manufacturer in the North of England. I gained extensive experience of amp servicing in this position and during my time as amp repairman and salesperson for a major musical instrument retailer.

Ampworks: Guitar Amplifier Repair and Design in Newark

I currently work as a development engineer for a world-leading audio engineering company and dedicate my spare time to the repair and design of guitar and bass amplifiers. As an active musician, playing in a range of different bands, I really do understand how crucial it is to have your gear in top condition!

Please have a look around, I’ve repaired amplifiers by all of the main manufacturers, including Fender, Marshall and Vox and kept my customers boutique and unusual designs (Cornford, Carvin, Dr Z) in top quality.

If your beloved guitar amplifier or bass amplifier is in need of repair, servicing, upgrading or modifying, then please do get in touch to discuss your needs.

Roland Cube Repair

Roland Cube Repair – Cube 80

This Roland Cube Repair was a cube 80 from the ever popular Roland Cube range. These amps have a reputation for indestructibility and I’m not surprised. Despite their popularity and the hundreds of amp repair enquiries I receive, I’ve only ever had 3 Roland repair enquiries! Two were from the Roland Cube range, of which […]

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Fender Mustang Repair Internal

Fender Mustang Repair

This Fender Mustang Repair Internal was a fiddly job, but quickly completed. Unlike many of the expensive and vintage fender valve amps that I often get in for repair, low cost amps like the Fender Mustang, whilst they represent good value for money, must be completed quickly in order for them to be economical for […]

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Orange AD30R Repair – Valve amp Service

This Orange AD30R Repair came in semi-urgently for a full service. The customer had a gig with his band at the Bodega in Nottingham on the thursday and he brought me the amp on Monday night. I do offer an urgent 24 hour turnaround service but fortunately the customer didn’t need that, just a 48 […]

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Presonus Monitor Station Repair – Loud Buzz!

This presonus monitor station repair was posted to me by a customer who’d read my report on another presonus repair. The original unit exhibited a constant buzz and the customer reported similar problems here. Upon testing the unit, the problems I experienced on testing the unit were less severe, fortunately the experience with the previous […]

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Wrong power supply repair – MXR Carbon Copy Repair

Here’s another MXR carbon copy repair – this one had been damaged by the use of the wrong power supply. I’ve repaired quite a few of these Carbon Copy pedals – the older ones are prone to an ESD related fault that’s quite easily fixed. This is the first carbon copy I’ve seen since MXR […]

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Laney speaker change – VC30

This Laney speaker change job came down from York last week. The Laney VC30s are great amps but sadly are supplied with quite bland speakers. My customer asked me to fit a Celestion V30 to replace the stock HH driver. It’s owned by a professional guitarist who bought it as a spare – unfortunately the […]

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Orange Amp Repair – Rockerverb 100 MKII

This Orange amp repair is a particularly shocking example of an amp which someone has attempted to repair without really having an understanding of what they’re doing. The customer brought it to me with two issues: a broken reverb (victim of the botched repair) and an intermittently faulty gain channel. I started out by performing […]

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Marshall JCM900 repair – Ampworks Newark

This JCM900 repair arrived after the owner found that it was lacking in volume. It’s a 2009 unit, two channel, with a 2203 type circuit on channel A and a higher gain circuit on channel B. The problem appears to have been with the amplifier bias. Although the valves were matched, the bias on this […]

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Culprit - Vintage Vox AC30 repair

Vintage Vox AC30 repair – Ampworks, Newark

Now, is it good things or bad things that come in threes? It must be good things. This was the third of three vintage vox ac30 repairs that came to me over a few weeks in summer 2015. Vintage amps have a particular smell and when there are 3 vintage vox amps in the workshop […]

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Art valve Preamp Repair – Ampworks, Newark

No fault found with this Art tube mic preamp repair, however I did get a chance to do some interesting tests on the unit’s distortion characteristics. The first picture shows the unit distorting with signals at three different input levels. The Blue trace is basically clean. Part of the valve ‘sound’ is that Valves clip […]

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