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  • GadgetGadget Frets: 285
    welshboyo said:
    SOUTH WALES - Big Up for Anthony at TubeDistinctions who is based in South Wales (Hengoed to be precise). He has totally transformed my Bogner, fixed the clicking and gave it a check over and replaced/rebiased power amp valves. Even went as far as checking each preamp valve for correct operating range. This guy is also the Voodoo amp Mod agent for EU so knows his stuff inside out. Site look slike a Hi-Fi buff, but he's an avid guitar player too, we talked for a good 45 minutes about gear!!

    WEBSITE - http://www.tubedistinctions.co.uk

    Finally found a decent tech on this side of the Severn Bridge
    :D
    +1

    Top bloke, great amp tech and builder. He's serviced some *very* famous guitarists' amps, but he's not allowed to tell you about that ;-)
    I think, therefore.... I... ummmm........
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  • strtdvstrtdv Frets: 928
    edited January 2016
    Anyone know a decent amp tech near Belfast? I've used Lief Bodnarchuck in Larne before and he was great (service and cap job on my 70s Orange) but he said at the time he doesn't really take on much work these days with family etc.
    Robot Lords of Tokyo, SMILE TASTE KITTENS!
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  • Jesse James of Barton Hill Bristol is still there ,Ive been there quite a few times over the years,he's a nice bloke and reasonably priced.01179555766
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  • Mike Devine at Amploft in Bristol.
    Thoroughly decent chap and a great tech (good bass player as well!).



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  • andy1839andy1839 Frets: 405
    Hi, 1st post but hopefully nonetheless valid. Dave at Rosewell Amps, Doncaster, Yorkshire is great. http://www.rosewell-amps.co.uk Had a load of amps to him & the most reasonable service costs I've found anywhere. He's modded two Budda SuperDrives for me as well as servicing my father-in-laws hifi valve amp. I swear they all come back sounding much better. Very talented man, friendly, accommodating and he also makes amps too. Cheers Andy
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  • bennyg85 said:
    nickb_boy;202856" said:
    Any one have some experience of amp techs around Norwich/Norfolk way? Cheers
    Hi Nick

    I couldn't find anyone I was happy with in the Norwich area (I live near GY), so I travel to a chap in Houghton Regis near Luton. He's brilliant and cheap, so for me it's worth the journey!

    Ben

    Paul Glazebrook (Ipswich) might be closer. Nice guy, does a good job.
    "Working" software has only unobserved bugs.
    Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!
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  • glt56glt56 Frets: 68
    edited March 2015
    Can't believe no-one has mentioned Martin Garton of Gartone Amps for Manchester and the North West, fantastic work and a real gent.  Bought my '65 Fender Deluxe Reverb from him... and if it's good enough for Johnny Marr...
    He's on 07796 682530

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  • winstonywinstony Frets: 10
    just got my amp repaired and guitar fixed by a local guy in darlington, ron,s is a small shop in windows music , the guy,s know there stuff, and at good prices , very good .

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  • BGGBGG Frets: 336
    NORTH EAST - Martin Ballinger ( Stoneham Amps) is the man, great guy, good turn around times, excellent work, good rates and makes killer amps.

    Tel: 07460 885092  
    E:  sales@stonehamamps.co.uk 

    Address (by appointment only) 

    Unit 3 Cumberland House 
    Cumberland Road 
    North Balkwell Industrial Estate 
    North Shields 
    Tyne and Wear 
    NE29 8RD 
    www.groovetrain.co.uk
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 5616
    edited March 2015
    any one who will fix laney amps near tamworth?

    @chuckieegg I was looking for something else and spotted this question. Not quite in Tamworth but not a million miles away you could try MAJ in Kingswinford ( recommended elsewhere on this Discussion) who are Laney specialists or Trevor at Tipton Amps ( who has some kind of arrangement with MAJ anyway I think as he is on YouTube demoing MAJ's own design amps).
    Jesus monkey butler. 
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  • john_rjohn_r Frets: 45

    Another shout for Dave Gasgoine at Rosewell Amps South Yorks, He did a fantastic job restoring my Brownface Fender Super, also serviced my vintage Marshall JMP 50watt head and a 70's Vibro Champ both came back sounding fantastic. 

    He makes some very nice fender tweed inspired amps too.

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  • ToonToon Frets: 55
    Beexter said:

    +1 for Henk Philipsen (AmpWizard) in Horsham. 07746 245452

    I can't speak highly enough of him. Really helpful, great prices, brilliant service. A1.

    Another +1 for Henk. Brilliant.

    I am not young enough to know everything

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  • Just had a great experience with Dan at LaLuna -http://laluna.co.uk/

    I'll be going back there in future
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  • GazLionGazLion Frets: 100
    Are all these going to be put into a list please? I need someone to look at my MJW!
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  • martinwmartinw Frets: 1435
    GazLion;652530" said:
    Are all these going to be put into a list please? I need someone to look at my MJW!
    This concerns me!

    If you get it to me, I'll do it for parts cost.
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  • GazLionGazLion Frets: 100
    martinw;652599" said:
    [quote="GazLion;652530"]Are all these going to be put into a list please? I need someone to look at my MJW!
    This concerns me!

    If you get it to me, I'll do it for parts cost.
    [/quote]

    Thanks Martin I appreciate it. I'm getting a lot more hum then I think I should be when cranking the tone knob up past 3 o'clock on my roadstar. Its a problem that's only recently started, but I'll do some more testing tomorrow night
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  • martinwmartinw Frets: 1435
    GazLion said:
    martinw;652599" said:
    [quote="GazLion;652530"]Are all these going to be put into a list please? I need someone to look at my MJW!
    This concerns me!

    If you get it to me, I'll do it for parts cost.
    [/quote]

    Thanks Martin I appreciate it. I'm getting a lot more hum then I think I should be when cranking the tone knob up past 3 o'clock on my roadstar. Its a problem that's only recently started, but I'll do some more testing tomorrow night
    Let me know how you get on. :)
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  • GazLionGazLion Frets: 100
    @martinw it seems I have a nack of plugging into dirty power sources, as it seemed fine at practice last night. Thanks for the kind offer nevertheless
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  • martinwmartinw Frets: 1435
    GazLion said:
    @martinw it seems I have a nack of plugging into dirty power sources, as it seemed fine at practice last night. Thanks for the kind offer nevertheless

    Brilliant.

    Glad it's ok :)

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  • desteredestere Frets: 4
    In the Cambridge/Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire area you can try Peter Hamstead at Hamstead Soundworks (http://www.hamsteadsoundworks.com) for your electronics.

    They repair amps/pedals/pedalboards and also even have their own line of amps. I discovered them by accident last year and I've put all my work their way since then. 
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  • shaneshane Frets: 2
    Bluebird Amplifiers are available to do repairs and mods on all valve amps.
    we are based in the midlands (Walsall and Stafford).

    Contact details on web site

    http://www.bluebirdamplifiers.com/

    Cheers
    Shane
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  • KebabkidKebabkid Frets: 947
    edited June 2015
    Another +1 for Henk Philipsen (AmpWizard) in Horsham, West Sussex -  07746 245452

    Great, friendly and knowledgeable guy who even trains up Fender chaps and he's the official SE England repairer for Marshall. 40 yrs experience too.

    Interesting stories too about his rich and varied professional, musical experiences.

    Recommended!
     www.cairoeast.co.uk - Madness Tribute band (Bass Player) and guitarist elsewhere
    Feedback - http://www.thefretboard.co.uk/discussion/57885/
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  • ToonToon Frets: 55
    +1 for Henk ^ he did a stunning job on my JMP. He has some lovely guitars too!

    I am not young enough to know everything

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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 1586
    edited August 2015
    Another recommendation for Guitar Aid in Putney, South London. Honest and capable bloke. Sorted a vintage super lead and dm-2 for me.
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  • Could somebody oblige with Paul Glazebrook's contact details if you please ? Ta.
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  • dogloaddogload Frets: 1214
    BGG said:
    NORTH EAST - Martin Ballinger ( Stoneham Amps) is the man, great guy, good turn around times, excellent work, good rates and makes killer amps.

    Tel: 07460 885092  
    E:  sales@stonehamamps.co.uk 

    Address (by appointment only) 

    Unit 3 Cumberland House 
    Cumberland Road 
    North Balkwell Industrial Estate 
    North Shields 
    Tyne and Wear 
    NE29 8RD 

    +1 for Stoneham. Fixed my Selmer T&B in two days over a bank holiday weekend! And surprisingly reasonable, too. Nice guy.

    There's also Cameron Electronics in Sunderland, MAC Electronics in Jarrow and Maughan in Wallsend.
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  • Rob at ProAudio Service, Coalville

    Decent chap, knows his stuff, helpful attitude, fixed my mixing desk without any BS or charging for unnecessary work.

    Recommended :)

    01530-589320
    www.proaudioservice.co.uk
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    Parroty Error: Pieces of Nine! Pieces of Nine!
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  • John_AJohn_A Frets: 638
    Rob at ProAudio Service, Coalville

    Decent chap, knows his stuff, helpful attitude, fixed my mixing desk without any BS or charging for unnecessary work.

    Recommended :)

    01530-589320
    www.proaudioservice.co.uk

    Another +1 for Rob, certainly knows his stuff, reasonably priced and turn-around time nothing short of astounding!
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  • looking for a good tech in the northwest



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