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Local Guitar Amplifier Repair & Service.

Sickamps see many more guitar amplifier repairs than any other form of electronics stage equipment. 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 amplifier repair:

-Broken Pots

Crackling pots

-Damaged jacks

-Hums & Crackles (caused by dry joints, leaking capacitors)
-Blown Elements
-Played too loud and let out some smoke

-Incorrect Biasing
-Rarely it’s human error – We try to understand how you use the kit and offer suggestions for best results

Main technologies we repair in guitar amplifiers - solid state, and valve.

Solid State
Transistor electronic symbol

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
Electron valve electronic symbol

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 such as Mesa / Boogie for warranty repairs

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

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

    Carl avatar
    Carl
    2 weeks ago

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

    John avatar
    John
    2 weeks ago

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

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

    Oliver avatar
    Oliver
    1 month ago

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

    Dan avatar
    Dan
    2 months ago

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

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

    Roger avatar
    Roger
    2 months ago

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

    Rolston avatar
    Rolston
    3 months ago

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

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

    Andy avatar
    Andy
    4 months ago

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

    Matt avatar
    Matt
    4 months ago

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

    Craig avatar
    Craig
    4 months ago
  • Fantastic serve, Chris again was Brilliant - My ... read more

    Colin avatar
    Colin
    4 months ago

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

    Bradley avatar
    Bradley
    4 months ago

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

    Jonathan avatar
    Jonathan
    5 months ago

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