Fender Hod Rod Deluxe Repair

This is the world’s most popular valve amp [citation needed], meaning I get a Hot Rod Deluxe Repair quite regularly. The amp has two common faults, which are well documented. The first, and most common is the grey ‘IC’ (Illinois capacitor) electrolytic caps which are prone to failure. Fender use these presumably because they’re the ... Read more Fender Hod Rod Deluxe Repair

Blackstar Series One repair S1-104EL34

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 ... Read more Blackstar Series One repair S1-104EL34

Marshall Silver Jubilee repair – Marshall model 2558

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 ... Read more Marshall Silver Jubilee repair – Marshall model 2558

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Valve amp Service

Valve Amp Service

A Valve amp service consists of:

  • Check valve bases and clean if necessary
  • Valve Testing
  • Check connectors and clean/replace if necessary
  • Check for crackly pots and clean/replace if necessary
  • Valve amp Bias
  • Any preventative maintenance required
  • Replace visually damaged or aged components
  • Output power testing
  • Representative Bench Soak Test

Valve amp service costs: Please visit this page
Valve amp Service

Solid State Service

A Solid state amp service consists of:

  • Clean pots, check connectors
  • Re-soldering dry joints
  • Any preventative maintenance required
  • Replacement of out of tolerance or defective components
  • Output power testing
  • Representative Bench Soak Test

A Solid-state amp service usual takes 1-2 hours  depending on complexity. Please visit this page for cost information

Service Guarantee

My valve amp service is guaranteed for a period of 6 months against the following:

  • faults due to damaged or worn valve bases
  • faults due to contact resistance or aged connectors
  • faults due to dry joints
  • Any fault itemised in service documentation

Please get in touch to find out more.