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Modifications

Budget Technics 1210 cable upgrade

Budget 1210 upgrade cables – still quality handmade We stock a wide array of cables and connectors to make you custom lengths, and custom ends.   Often asked to change the plastic ends on vinyl decks we have created a cable that is really durable, all metal connectors and strain […]

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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe / Blues Junior / Twin amplifier repairs

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Storage Capacitor Upgrade F&T

Fender Amplifier Repair We see many Fender amplifiers in for repair.  Why so many do you ask? Are they more problematic than other brands? Do they have inherent “common faults” (as reported by forums)(you can read about our view on forums here…).   No, we generally Fix more Fender amps […]

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Fender Hot Rod / Blues Capacitor Upgrade

Fender Hot Rod & Blues Junior Capacitor Upgrade The capacitors fitted to many Fender amplifiers are manufactured by a brand called IC.  It is no secret that these capacitors are in a stressful environment, high voltage and warm conditions prematurely ages them and failures are quite high. Symptoms may include: […]

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Adding Speaker Sockets

External Speaker Socket

Installing speaker jacks on hard wired combos – despite being very simple, the act of being able to plug in an external cabinet into a combo amp and give you a whole host of different sound options.  It’s a simple mod where we install a 6.35mm speaker jack socket in the […]

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PPIMV Master Volume

master volume

PPIMV –  (Post Phase Invert Master Volume)  For valve amplifiers without a master volume this is by far the best kind of master volume modification around, tonally it provides very little colouration while allowing you to crank the preamp valves.                      […]

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Technics 1210 cable replacement upgrade – Van Damme Handmade

Technics 1210 upgrade phono cables- Custom made to order We stock a wide array of cables and connectors to make you custom lengths, with custom ends. Often asked to change the plastic ends on Technics 1210 decks we have created a cable that is really durable, all metal connectors and […]

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Fender Blues Junior Adjustable biasing

Fender Blues Junior adjustable bias mod.  The Fender Blues Junior and Daville is known as a fixed bias amp.  Unfortunately this term is widely misunderstood and doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need to be changed! We get many people who have changed output valves, and within a matter of weeks […]

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Twin clean Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (like Michael Landau)

Turning a single channel (clean / over drive) HRD into a dual clean channel amplifier mod by us at sickamps  We have had a great success with modifying Fender Hot Rod Deluxe amps taking on board the Michael Landau version adding a few extra features and changing some of the […]

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About Tubesync

TubeSync is an intelligent power valve control system that can be retro fitted or fitted to new manufacture amplifiers.  It provides precise current control to each valve enabling unmatched valves to operate in a complimentary pair, each valve is individually tuned using state of the art software.  Each valve is […]

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Benefits of Tubesync

POWER UP HOT The Bias Engine’s ‘Hot Anode’ cranks up the heat and has you running hot from the very first cord. It knows the optimum temperature for your tubes best performance and gets them there the minute you start playing. JUST PLUG IN AND PLAY The Bias Engine is […]

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