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Hughes and Kettner tubemeister repair

Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister repair

I’ve wanted to do a tubemeister repair since they first came out a few years back. I guess it’s a testament to general quality that this is the first to appear on the bench. I’m a big fan of the design aesthetic. 3 channels and a midi switching amp for £550ish is a lot of […]

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PA speaker repair – dB Arena 10

Last year I completed a PA speaker repair, I’ve just found the photos of the damaged crossover so I thought I’d blog the repair. The owner had bought a pair of these nice dB Arena 10 speakers from a disreputable eBay seller. One was working, but the other had a fried HF compression driver and […]

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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 – 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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