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Trace Elliot GP12 Repair

Trace Elliot GP12 Repair – Keld Ampworks, Newark

The symptoms exhibited by this Trace Elliot GP12 repair were a loud hum and distortion evident during note decay. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to replicate the customer’s problem which makes repair difficult, so I took a number of steps. I left the amp on soak test for 2 hours, which involves heavily driving the output […]

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HH amp repair

HH amp Repair 

I’ve seen and played most amps in my career in music retail and amp repair, but this HH amp Repair was a bit of a revelation. The clean channel is a thing of beauty. It’s a full solid state oversized 1×12 combo with two independent channels. The tube emulation circuit seems to involve distorting a […]

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Dual Rectifier Tremoverb Repair

Dual Rectifier Tremoverb repair – Mesa amp repair

This Tremoverb repair was  for a customer who was attempting a combo to head conversion. It’s a lovely lovely sounding amp, but the 2×12 speaker box in which it was housed was too heavy for the owner. The owner performed the conversion himself but in doing so, the hand wired input jack became disconnected so […]

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Dyna Comp Repair

MXR Dyna Comp repair

The Dyna Comp is possibly the most famous of the compressors used on guitar. This Dyna Comp repair was similar in nature to the ESD fix that I’ve documented elsewhere in relation to the Carbon Copy pedals.  The issue is with the switching circuit – the FX does not switch in when the pedal is […]

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Peavey Valve King Repair

Peavey Valve King Repair – VK100

My customer brought this Peavey Valve King repair in to me before Christmas  to get an opinion on its state of repair. The amp was blowing fuses. The Valve King VK100 is a monster of an amp. Not fire breathing levels of gain like some Peaveys but a big and heavy brute with a classic sound. […]

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Carvin repair

Carvin repair – Nomad 

This Carvin repair was completed for Simmonds music in Grantham. They received the amp in part exchange. The amp would occasionally drop to very low volume, with no apparent reason. From the beginning it was obvious that the Carvin repair had been attempted by another tech in the amplifier’s past. The first valve stage had […]

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Orange AD30R Repair - stockphoto

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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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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