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Some Crate amplifiers we have repaired

Crate amplifiers obtained their name after the first amps built back in the 80’s were built into wooden cases and ‘crated’.  Gene Kornblum had historically along with his father been in the industry for importing stringed instruments which arrived in Crates.  The idea was to build an amplifier into a wooden crate to protect it and make it look rugged.  Interestingly their amplifiers despite being introduced in the 80’s were mainly solid stage using transistors and not a sniff of Valve.  Later on the bespoke design took them to valve amplifiers for sound.

Crate amplifiers are reliable and workhorses however we’ve the ability to repair them when they break down.  Most repairs are generally from wear and tear and easily repaired.

Replacing capacitors causing hum

repairing intermittent problems with amp breaking down

Re valving and biasing 

Foot pedal repairs 

Speaker cabinet cone damage
Microphone power supply repair
Behringer X32 Fader replacement

What our Customers Say

  • Dropped my dead 20 y/old bass amp in to be sorted. Not... read more

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    Carl
    2 weeks ago

    Just had my 2 trusty valve combos serviced by Chris for the... read more

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    John
    2 weeks ago

    The guys at Sickamps went above and beyond to repair damaged input... read more

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    Dave
    1 month ago
  • Great service, Amp is good as new and even provided me with... read more

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    Oliver
    1 month ago

    Awesome service, fair pricing. Chris really knows his stuff and sorted my... read more

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    Dan
    2 months ago

    Great team, really easy to communicate with and got my old Roland... read more

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    Jules
    2 months ago
  • Special thanks to Chris at sick amps! Great professional service.It’s hard to... read more

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    Roger
    2 months ago

    Anyone who has SL1210s and want them serviced or revived , fully... read more

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    Rolston
    3 months ago

    Communication has been great and Chris just let's you know what's happening... read more

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    Danny
    3 months ago
  • Had my amp repaired and back to great condition in such quick... read more

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    Andy
    4 months ago

    Sickamps repaired and serviced my ageing Technics 1200. It now sounds great.... read more

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    Matt
    4 months ago

    Great friendly local service. Took my ropey sounding blues Junior in for... read more

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    Craig
    4 months ago
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    Colin
    4 months ago

    Quick and easy service. The ticket system works really well. No fuss... read more

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    Bradley
    4 months ago

    Great service, transparent, and great pricing! Thanks Chris for sorting a couple... read more

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    Jonathan
    5 months ago

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