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Repair & Service for Guitar Amplifiers.

Sickamps see many more guitar amplifiers than any other form of electronics stage equipment to repair. Naturally, as our name suggests it has become a specialism for us. They are not necessarily more problematic or fail more but they are more popular and are generally multi-functional and often used as bass amps, piano amps and so on.

The most common form of Guitar amp repairs:

-Broken Pots

-Crackling pots

-Damaged jacks

-Hums & Crackles (caused by dry joints, leaking capacitors)
-Blown Elements
-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

There are two main technologies we repair in bass amplifiers, solid state, and valve.

Solid State

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

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.

Amps are dangerous inside!!!!

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 trusted by manufacturers

We’re authorised by some of the biggest brands in musical electronics and amplifiers. Please see our extensive list at [link to Brands]

What our Customers Say

  • We had our Pioneer mixer repaired and serviced last week and it... read more

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    Sarah
    4 hours ago

    My Microbrute needed a PCB component to be replaced and Chris did... read more

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    Bjørn
    5 days ago

    Great service. Got my 10 year old mixer and 1210 mk2s running... read more

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    Dan
    1 month ago
  • Sickamps got my amp working again with minimum fuss and good communication... read more

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    pmc
    1 month ago

    positive review Stellar service, repairs done quickly and professionally and to a very high... read more

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    James
    2 months ago

    positive review Chris and his team at Sickamps we’re fantastic. Took my son’s Marshall... read more

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    Simon
    2 months ago
  • positive review Really good service and very knowledgeable. Reasonable prices too - highly recommended!

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    Matthew
    2 months ago

    My impressions of Sickamps so are are great. Really helpful and answer... read more

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    Cherry
    5 months ago

    positive review Rapid diagnosis and repair of a fault with my very old Yamaha... read more

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    Richard
    5 months ago
  • positive review Great service. Expert advice and friendly with it too.

    Simon Avatar
    Simon
    6 months ago

    positive review We had two Fender Combos that were causing issues... and other 'repairers'... read more

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    Jan
    7 months ago

    positive review SickAmps showed a professional but friendly attitude to me and my significant... read more

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    Ted
    7 months ago
  • positive review Quickly diagnosed and cured my sick amp. Updates throughout the operation, nursed... read more

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    Bill
    8 months ago

    I just wanted to say thanks for a great job on my... read more

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    Red
    8 months ago

    positive review Brilliant service, nice guys and reasonably priced, thank you!

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    Samm
    8 months ago

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We are Open

Repairs currently are running on time for parts we keep in stock.

Some of our distributors are closed adding to a slight delay.

Tracing & Control

To allow tracing of all people we come into contact with it is paramount to use the booking system. This is found under "ARRANGE REPAIR"

Minimising Contact

We have distancing measures at the workshop and is clearly explained when you arrive.

Payment

All payments after repair are to be made ideally online using our Worldpay link system, or Cash but please bring the right amount as we have limited change