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Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:12 AM

View Postjim_at, on Apr 13 2010, 09:38 AM, said:

Anyone know of a great amp tech in the South? (Bournemouth, Southampton, etc)

Need to get my Hi-Watt custom 200 looked at!

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+1 on this. Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Swindon areas anyone please?


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:46 AM

View PostStuee, on Feb 3 2011, 05:12 AM, said:

+1 on this. Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Swindon areas anyone please?

There is a company near ringwood who repaired our pa I think they are called the boyz but I cant be sure. I will get hold of our guitarist who knows them,

You could call Oasis in ringwood, they will probably know
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

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+1 on this. Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Swindon areas anyone please?

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 09:32 AM

Hi All.

Just to let everyone know who has tried or wants to get in touch with me – I do not have any connection with the new company calling itself Emerson Williams. This company is not the same company that I formed in 2004. They are trading using the name Emerson Williams and the web domain name of emersonwilliams.com. Anyone wanting to reach me should contact me through my website www.dennismarshall.co.uk.

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Posted 07 March 2011 - 10:28 AM

Hey a HUGE plus 1 for Dennis.

Buy cheap, buy twice.........Dennis may not be the cheapest, but neither is he expensive in my experience. He does a first class job and as has been said really takes a huge pride in what he does. and is one of the old school ( and I mean that as a big complement ) who will happily go the extra mile to fix your gear and you might not know about it for some time, if ever.

I didn't find him at all eccentric...........very enthusiastic, extremely professional, hugely talented at diagnosing and fixing faults.
More power to your elbow Dennis !!!
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Posted 08 March 2011 - 07:37 PM

View Postbassbluestew, on Mar 7 2011, 10:28 AM, said:

Hey a HUGE plus 1 for Dennis.

Buy cheap, buy twice.........Dennis may not be the cheapest, but neither is he expensive in my experience. He does a first class job and as has been said really takes a huge pride in what he does. and is one of the old school ( and I mean that as a big complement ) who will happily go the extra mile to fix your gear and you might not know about it for some time, if ever.

I didn't find him at all eccentric...........very enthusiastic, extremely professional, hugely talented at diagnosing and fixing faults.
More power to your elbow Dennis !!!
Don't hesitate in using him.
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I'm mortified to think this might be directed at me? I've used the word "guru" about him many times, but that's entirely down to seeing him as a master of what he does, always having an answer to all amp issues. I readily agree with everything you've said about Dennis.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 12:31 PM

Having just dealt with Dennis - I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him. a pleasure meeting him & chatting.

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Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

+4... Dennis is the only man I would trust to fiddle about inside my gear!
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 01:49 AM

My warwick pro-tube needs a looking at.

Whats best cardiff / south waleswise?

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 06:05 PM

+1 for Jesse at Soundburn Audio in Bristol (0117 9555766)

Did a great job with my old Peavey head today and was incredibly cheap

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Posted 20 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

Hi there,

Have trawled through this thread and can't find any recommendations for a good valve amp person in Leeds / West Yorks. Any one used anyone here they can let me know about?

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

View Postbethnalgreen, on May 1 2010, 12:01 AM, said:

Just had my Ashdown MAG C410T-300 repaired.

North London (Edmonton) - MPH Guitars - Malcolm 020 8372 2901

Can vouch for Malcolm. Just fixed my Crate combo. Good work and very reasonable rates.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 08:59 PM

Hi Folks - Don't know if youre looking to expand the list but I now send all of my customers at Jack's Instrument Services (www.jacksinstrumentservices.com) to Roland Lumby - The amp Clinic

Roland is a long time friend of Dave Lunt who's mentioned on here already

Roland Lumby - The Amp Clinic - Salford Tel: 01617878082 - Valve Amp Specialist!

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 04:28 PM

Can anyone recommend an amp tech in the Daventry area, I've been looking for ages, but it seems to be a music wasteland round here

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Posted 11 November 2011 - 12:16 PM

Justin at Heron Music has done some stuff for me
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:54 PM

I've just had my 1974 Hiwatt valve PA head serviced at Sound Superior in Lee on Solent, Hampshire.

Really good service and did a great job on the amp which had not been used for 15+ years.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 03:41 PM

Valve amp Specialist; Preston, Lancs.(previously posted by Big Stu!)

Just had my Hiwatt 200 in to an Amp Tech that I had recommended by a local music shop.

It had a constant loud background hum that I had been told online could be down to an imminent cap failure or power tube problems.
I left it with the new (to me) tech who looked over it very quickly, checked it couldn't be my beloved GEC KT88s, not the caps & eventually tracked it down to a bad ground.
What I was dreading could have been a slightly expensive cap job, or a disastrous re-valve was fixed & covered by his standard fee for an investigation. I'm sure there are some who would have said they did more, replaced unnnecessary part etc & charged accordingly.

Very courteous, very prompt, knowledgable (builds his own amps too) and for me one reassurance was seeing the use of cabs & guitars to check with too & not just a multi-meter. He's also very accesible with a nearby motorway link within 5 mins of his premises.

No hesitation in recommending DPE Services in Preston Lancashire. Tel 01772 715097. Email pyedavid1@sky.com

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:39 PM

Hi Again,

Roland's Been working on a couple of my amps recently. Thought I'd include his new website in this post too. so once again:

Roland Lumby - Amp Repairer
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:25 PM

Highly recommend David Lane at http://www.valveamprepair.co.uk/ 01474 350856 07909 168070

Repaired my Ashdown MAG300 within 3 days.
Very reasonable price and a 3 month guarantee on the work.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:34 PM

Just had an RCF Art12A looked at by these guys:

Essex Amp Repairs & Guitar Services - 01376 502160
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Couple of minutes off the A12 at Witham, Essex.

Lots of testing, re-soldering and bench-testing later I got the active speaker back working fine.

Charged just an hour's labour.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

I'd recommend Russ Fletcher to anyone in Cornwall

http://www.russtrading.co.uk/

He's based in Barripper, near Camborne. Just serviced my Ashdown ABM 500 (bought secondhand on BC) and for a £40 service (inc. PAT test) plus a new preamp valve it sounds good as new!

Great bloke as well - very knowledgable and friendly, not an arrogant patronising eejit like another local amp tec...

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 05:19 PM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

+1 for Cameron Electronics in Sunderland, good price and quick too!

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 09:36 PM

Another +1 for Essex Amp Repairs in Witham.

They recently replaced a faulty power transformer (think that's what it was called anyway) in my EBS HD350. They had to get the part from EBS in Sweden as there wasn't an exact match available from usual sources. Safety tested and certified as standard.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:13 AM

Recommended tech in Nottingham - Dave Ball - very fast and reasonably priced. Good with valve amps but can repair pretty much anything.

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 08:10 AM

If you are based in or around Taunton, Tiverton, even Exeter area (South Somerset, North/Mid Devon), try calling Pete Searle - he is an electronics wizz who works from his home in Dunkeswell, near Honiton. He does work for Mansons of Exeter (excellent music shop). I have gone to him for repairs on amps and cabs and been very pleased with the service.

He is a late sleeper so best to call him after 11.00am :sleep: 01404892908

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 01:40 AM

View PostBOD2, on 18 May 2007 - 11:20 AM, said:


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Anyone else in the Carlisle / North Cumbria area should definitely visit Dave at DEV Engineering.
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What a useful thread :-)

Has anyone come across Dave England lately;? The contact form on his website doesn't seem to work. Nor does an email address I found for him, or the phone number. I live 10 mins drive from his last known address and need an amp looked at but it seems he's nowhere to be found.
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Posted 13 February 2014 - 08:00 PM

I need to get my Fender Bassman 300PRO looked at - can anyone recommend a decent tech in the Camberley - Guildford area? Would be willing to travel a bit. I believe Steve Rowse is out of the equation now according to his site?
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Posted 03 March 2014 - 01:21 PM

Does anyone know a good guy to fix an Ampeg SVT 3 in the London area?





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