Good amp techs!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by B-string, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    This looks like it is overdue! Post the contact info on GOOD amp techs you found/use in your area!
    Lets save our bass brothers from the rip-off parts changers! :hyper:
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Good amp techs in Orlando that I know of:

    Brian Hendrix---Hendrix Sound, Kissimmee FL
    Birddog Bobby---Chuluota, FL (only works on tube amps)

    There is one tech in Orlando that people should stay completely far away from...I don't really want to mention his name, but I will mention his business...Wells Electronics Lab, Orlando.
  3. duff2


    Dec 16, 2007
  4. xsubs

    xsubs Working Class Hero Supporting Member

    Jul 15, 2007
    NYC & Corcaigh, √Čire
    Endorsing Artist: Hiwatt Amplification
    I'm in the NY/LI area and the only guy I'd trust with my Hiwatts is:
    Jack Kivolowitz of RockNRoll Amps
    He works on tube amps, and also builds his own tube line.
    VERY knowledgable, quick turnaround and resonable prices... best I've worked with in 30+ years.
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  6. Halifax, Nova Scotia; Britt Fader & Mel MacKinnon.

    Britt has a great reputation for tube amps but can be hard to reach (busy dude).

    I've had a lot of work (electronics & recone) done by Mel; great work at a fair price.
  7. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
  8. K2000


    Nov 16, 2005
    Dennis Kager at Central Jersey Music Service
    1627 Route 27
    Edison NJ 08817

    Dennis used to be in charge of Ampeg's Service Department, and has designed tube amps for various other brands. He is the best!
  9. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Aztech Electronics
    246 North Beacon St
    Watertown, MA 02472
    (617) 926-6725

    B Sharp Music
    265 Broadway
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 223 8211; 2112
    MOD Edit: B Sharp has closed, but the old page has an email link to Dave at his workshop.

    I actually take all my stuff to B-sharp even though watertown is a stones throw from my place in Newton. Dave does fantastic work and always goes the extra mile to make sure everything is top notch.
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  10. For people in the Atlanta area, go to Willie at Musicmenders.
  11. mru2


    Jan 17, 2009
    Los Angeles Area
    How 'bout someone reliable in the Los Angeles,CA. area? :confused:
  12. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    i'm in thousand oaks and i have restored tons of SVT's and V4's over the last 30+ years. if anyone needs repairs in my area i could help them with one.
  13. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Sorry I moved to Az a few years ago, don't know the shops left out in Ca. No one really good in Ventura county after I left? Someone from the land of LA will speak up.
  14. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    There you go! Don't overlook us independant private guys, I still have a few people driving 700 miles round trip! :)
  15. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    In the Dallas area, Dabeck Electronics. They also have a luthier. Belt Line, Richardson.

    Mod edit: Please see also post #64
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  16. Rando McNally

    Rando McNally

    May 21, 2008
    Universal Electronics Repair
    1110 E. Market St.
    Charlottesville, VA 22902

    Fixes stuff, mods, upgrades on amps, cabs, guitars, basses, keys,

    their motto is: "If it plugs in we can fix it."

    They can fix it, and they can add features to your gear to make it better.
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  17. The_Xander


    Oct 24, 2008
    Rochester, NY
    In the Rochester, NY area, John Nau at NAU Engineering.

    He's rebuilt amps and fixed them for me with extremely reasonable prices, an average of a 2 day turn around and has a great ear.

    His site and contact info can be found here:
  18. mru2


    Jan 17, 2009
    Los Angeles Area

    Ya gotta love this place!!! Hey John PM sent! :hyper:
  19. bluedyna


    Dec 4, 2008
    Birmingham, AL
    LS Electronics St. Louis, Mo.
    They are a warranty repair center for most Manufacturers.
    They do Repairs, Warranty work and modifications.
    Carlos was a Tube Design Engineer with St. Louis Music, designing amplifiers for their Crate, Ampeg, and V-Series brands.
    He designed the Ampeg SVT-6 Pro and helped me with mine.
    Very Professional and excellent customer service.
    I could not refer a better source.
    Knowing they are an Ampeg service center makes buying a new Ampeg safe!
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    This is a thread that should be stickied. Or maybe wait until everyone contributes, then someone organize it into a database you can reference by country, state, and city. I'm certainly not going to do it, but I know one of you will :hyper:
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