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Posted 11 October 2015 - 08:23 PM

View Poststeve-bbb, on 25 March 2015 - 07:53 PM, said:

Just discovered I have a good amp tech within walking distance from chez moi (Medway Towns)

http://www.tutt-technology.co.uk/

Dave is a great and nice guy, Good knowledge across the board on music tech.

I'm planning on getting my Gallien Kreuger SS amp and Warwick 5.1 tubepath serviced there. I can provide an update afterwards

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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:30 AM

I've seen his name mentioned on this thread previously but I have to give another mention to Roland Lumby at The Amp Clinic in Manchester. He's resurrected an Acoustic 370 I bought from another Basschatter, sold to me as being in full working order and ready to gig. Sadly the amp was in fact a total basket case but Roland has pulled out all his formidable stops and got it running sweetly again.

In addition to replacing some missing transistors (??!) and doing a full service job and getting rid of the horrible crackling he has also had to refit the heat sink and chassis properly. This involved tapping the holes to suit modern day M6 screws when he had no American spec ones to hand. He’s also fitted new feet to the side and bottom and looked through his entire knob collection for replacements for a chrome rotary knob cap and EQ slider.

It’s always a pleasure to visit Roland and Jules and you know your amp will be in good hands and definitely worth the drive from Scotland to deliver and collect poorly equipment. Anyone who refers to his customers amps as ‘his babies’ has got to be worth trusting with special bits of kit.
Even his job sheets are worth reading for the humour value. I think he should compile a load of them into a book and publish it. I’m sure he’d sell lots.

Anyone wanting to travel to see one of the few people left in the country who can properly diagnose and repair valve and s/s amps look on Facebook for Roland Lumby or message me here for more contact details.
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Posted 03 November 2015 - 11:58 AM

Hi Folks,

Anyone know of a good amp tech in the Belfast area?

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 12:16 AM

I'd definitely recommend Roland Lumby, having used him myself. He's a great guy who certainly knows his stuff and has quite a high profile clientele; Elbow, Johnny Marr, The Waterboys. He was servicing Mark Potter's (Elbow guitarist) Fender Twins ready for their last tour when I was up there.
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 07:43 AM

Thanks; problem sorted now but appreciate your help. :)
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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:54 PM

Hi there,

I've recently purchased a Mk IV Sound City B120 - I've heard that there is a mod to quieten the active pre-amp and a general service to make sure everything is as it should be. Anyone had this done and if so, can you recommend where you had it done?

I'm based in Surrey/Hants and would preferably like to deliver the amp myself.

Thanks - Nick

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 11:18 AM

Hi,

Am I allowed to advertise myself here? I'm an amp tech in Newark, most of my customers come from Nottingham, Lincoln, Loughborough, Derby etc.

I'm an electronic engineer and I do amp repair work part time (as of 2015), so I do sometimes have a waiting list, but I've worked on many bass amps and get good reviews, which can be seen on my facebook page.

Here are some links to bass amp repair jobs I've done - http://ampworks.co.u...ass-amp-repair/.
I do valve amps such as this ampeg repair
and solid state stuff like this laney repair

Hope I'm not breaking any rules by posting this here, but hopefully I can help if you've got any issues!
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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:33 PM

Just got my TC Electronics Bass combo back from Raphael at http://www.sutamps.com/ excellent service and great prices.

So if you're in the Hampshire area and need some amp repairs/servicing/mods check him out you won't be disappointed i wasn't :) .

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 05:56 PM

If you are anywhere in South/East Devon, Steve Rowse is now set up & running in Axminster. He's been mentioned before on here, but I thought a reminder would do no harm - just done a smashing job on checking/modding my Ormat pile, would totally recommend (and he's a bloody nice bloke).
Website - Steves Amps - take a look...........

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:20 PM

View PostGrangur, on 04 May 2015 - 01:48 PM, said:

Can anyone recommend a tech to work on a MarkBass LM2 ?

I've got problems with the volume/gain going up and down erratically. Not big-style, but it's a pain. My guess is there's a leaky capacitor. So I recon it's nowt too serious, but it takes a man with proper equipment to know for sure.

I'm in East Herts. So someone in Herts/ North London would be good.

View Postbarkin, on 04 May 2015 - 02:26 PM, said:

Never used them myself, so not a personal recommendation, but - I use rehearsal rooms in Stevenage from time to time, and the guy who runs the place has all his repairs etc done by http://www.theampworkshop.co.uk/


View PostLozz196, on 04 May 2015 - 07:51 PM, said:

That`s the guy that the luthier I use - tjcguitars - advised to use if any amp problems.

I've currently got a TE combo with Mal - really nice fella with years of experience repairing electricals. He repaired my niece's husbands TE guitar amp for a very reasonable price - I'll update this post when I collect the amp.

BTW I started a thread asking about Mal and this is what others had to say:

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Edited by TheGreek, 12 October 2016 - 08:23 PM.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:24 PM

View PostTheGreek, on 12 October 2016 - 08:20 PM, said:

I've currently got a TE combo with Mal - really nice fella with years of experience repairing electricals. He repaired my niece's husbands TE guitar amp for a very reasonable price - I'll update this post when I collect the amp.

I took that amp to him and got it back "no fault found". He was honest about that. It turned out the over-heating was due to a bad amp lead making a poor connection.
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Posted 29 November 2016 - 03:18 PM

Amp techs that are 'approved Trace Elliot' - whatever that means! - in Southend. They have always done a splendid job on mine. http://www.electroni...services.co.uk/

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:25 AM

View PostBig_Stu, on 23 August 2010 - 07:04 PM, said:

The contact details for Dennis Marshall on Pp1 of this thread is out of date. He's now in Newmills, Dunfermline.
http://www.dennismar....uk/contact.htm
I can highly recommend him, he's an absolute guru on valve amps, all of the main brands (he lives & breathes Sound City) and is well worth the trip over the river.
I lived in Edinburgh for 24 years & never found anyone in his league.

Check out his client list, it speaks for itself.

Just an update. I spoke to Dennis this morning about my Ampeg SVT and he is no longer doing bass amps as they are a bit too heavy.
Shame as he seemed to be getting some great feedback on his work.

Any other recommended repair shops. I used Glasgow Studio Electronics to replace the 110V transformer with 230V and they did a great job but was just wondering who else is out there.
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Posted 12 April 2017 - 01:51 PM

View Postdmccombe7, on 12 April 2017 - 10:25 AM, said:

Just an update. I spoke to Dennis this morning about my Ampeg SVT and he is no longer doing bass amps as they are a bit too heavy.
Shame as he seemed to be getting some great feedback on his work.

Any other recommended repair shops. I used Glasgow Studio Electronics to replace the 110V transformer with 230V and they did a great job but was just wondering who else is out there.

That's a shame but understandable. He has a lot of other gear related projects on the go too, and he's of an age where he wouldn't want to be shifting heavy amps about.
You weren't by any chance the punter in Live Music Edinburgh asking about getting an Ampeg looked at about a month ago were you?

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:53 PM

Another heads up for Dave Lunt Stockport. He's just fixed my poorly Ashdown Abm rackmount bass head. Turned it round in less than 24 hours.
When I went to collect the amp he fixed my SGC Nanyo bass collection active circuit board whilst I waited. I can't sing his praises enough he's my go to
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Posted 11 May 2017 - 04:15 PM

After doing a very reasonably priced service on my TE GP7215 last year (see above) I had Mal Crawley service the electronics in my Spector this week - a couple of loose wires later it sounds clean as a whistle.

http://www.theampworkshop.co.uk/

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 09:24 AM

I love repairing valve amps but they need to be treated with respect. A capacitor discharger is a very useful bit of kit. :)

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

Another recommendation for Dave Ball in Nottingham. Got rid of a buzz on my TE SMX that had been there forever and also gave my other TE head a good going over (dry joints etc).
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Posted 13 August 2017 - 06:21 PM

North West Kent: another recommendation for Dave Tutt in Chatham. 24 hour turnaround, superbly priced and the work is outstanding!

http://www.tutt-technology.co.uk

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 04:45 PM

View PostBig_Stu, on 12 April 2017 - 01:51 PM, said:

That's a shame but understandable. He has a lot of other gear related projects on the go too, and he's of an age where he wouldn't want to be shifting heavy amps about.
You weren't by any chance the punter in Live Music Edinburgh asking about getting an Ampeg looked at about a month ago were you?

No afraid not. I went to Glasgow Studio Electronics and he found some dodgy plugs and few solder joints.

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 01:05 PM

View Postyepmop, on 14 March 2016 - 03:33 PM, said:

Just got my TC Electronics Bass combo back from Raphael at http://www.sutamps.com/ excellent service and great prices.

So if you're in the Hampshire area and need some amp repairs/servicing/mods check him out you won't be disappointed i wasn't :) .

Cheers

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Another recommendation for Raphael, sorted my Phil Jones out for me, Another bass player and nice bloke,.


Thanks Tony, he is nice and local for me and saved me a drive.
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