Good amp techs!

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


  1. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Lake Havasu City, Az USA
    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

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    Location:
    Apopka, FL
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    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    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

    duff2

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  4. xsubs

    xsubs Working Class Hero Supporting Member

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    Location:
    NYC & Corcaigh, Éire
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    Endorsing Artist: MasterBuilt Basses & 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. JustDavid

    JustDavid

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    Halifax, NS, Canada
    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

    anderbass

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    Phoenix. Az.
  8. K2000

    K2000

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    Brooklyn
    Dennis Kager at Central Jersey Music Service
    1627 Route 27
    Edison NJ 08817
    732-572-1911

    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

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

    Providence:
    B Sharp Music
    265 Broadway
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 223 – 2112
    www.b-sharpmusic.com


    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.
  10. Psycho Bass Guy

    Psycho Bass Guy Banned

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    The hills of Tennessee
    For people in the Atlanta area, go to Willie at Musicmenders.
  11. mru2

    mru2 Gold Supporting Member

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    Los Angeles Area
    How 'bout someone reliable in the Los Angeles,CA. area? :confused:
  12. Tim1

    Tim1

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    New Zealand
    And welcome back Psycho! We have missed you.
  13. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member

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    Thousand Oaks, CA
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    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.
  14. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    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.
  15. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    There you go! Don't overlook us independant private guys, I still have a few people driving 700 miles round trip! :)
  16. demon666

    demon666

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    Providence RI
    +1 Dave at B Sharp is great.
  17. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

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



    Mod edit: Please see also post #69
  18. Rando McNally

    Rando McNally

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    May 21, 2008
    Location:
    20106
    Universal Electronics Repair
    1110 E. Market St.
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    434-974-1519

    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.
  19. The_Xander

    The_Xander

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    Location:
    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:
    http://web.mac.com/tom.hedrick/iWeb/Nau/Welcome.html
  20. mru2

    mru2 Gold Supporting Member

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    Los Angeles Area

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

    bluedyna

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    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    LS Electronics St. Louis, Mo. http://www.lselectronics.net
    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!

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