-Hums & Crackles (caused by dry joints, leaking capacitors)
-Played too loud and let out some smoke
-Rarely it’s human error
– We try to understand how you use the kit and offer suggestions for best results
The term solid state means no moving parts and all ‘solid’ refers to is the Silicone Transistors and MOSFETS used to amplify and deliver the current to the speaker.
Valve amps use electrons travelling through a vacuum to amplify the current. The blue glow tinge you see on power tubes is plasma and is as close as you can come to seeing electrons moving.
Both amplifiers technologies contain dangerous voltages and users are not recommended to start prodding around inside. We have had many amps in over the years where a video clip on ‘repairing amps’ is used and often creates many more faults. For many people their guitar amp is their tool to earning money, and needs to be carefully repaired and looked after. If you are unsure, do not touch it and call us!
We’re authorised by some of the biggest brands in musical electronics and amplifiers. Please see our extensive list at [link to Brands]
After a successful year of repairs we will shortly be shutting up and enjoying some down time. We want to thank you all for your business and support over the last year it has been one of our best on record!
Our ticketing system is still functional and we will try to accommodate true emergencies over the period where we can. While we are shut no work or repairs will occur. Web orders will be held until we return.
Last drop offs for repair Thursday 14th December
Last collections from repair Wednesday 20th December
We will resume as normal Monday 8th January 2024