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Valve amp Specialist; Preston, Lancs.

Just had my Hiwatt 200 in to an Amp Tech that I had recommended by a local music shop.

It had a constant loud background hum that I had been told online could be down to an imminent cap failure or power tube problems.
I left it with the new (to me) tech who looked over it very quickly, checked it couldn't be my beloved GEC KT88s, not the caps & eventually tracked it down to a bad ground.
What I was dreading could have been a slightly expensive cap job, or a disastrous re-valve was fixed & covered by his standard fee for an investigation. I'm sure there are some who would have said they did more, replaced unnnecessary part etc & charged accordingly.

Very courteous, very prompt, knowledgable (builds his own amps too) and for me one reassurance was seeing the use of cabs & guitars to check with too & not just a multi-meter. He's also very accesible with a nearby motorway link within 5 mins of his premises.

No hesitation in recommending DPE Services in Preston Lancashire. Tel 01772 715097. Email [email protected] Edited by Big_Stu

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[quote name='razze06' post='850412' date='May 28 2010, 04:15 PM']Can anyone recommend an amp tech in edinburgh?[/quote]

The contact details for Dennis Marshall on Pp1 of this thread is out of date. He's now in Newmills, Dunfermline.
[url="http://www.dennismarshall.co.uk/contact.htm"]http://www.dennismarshall.co.uk/contact.htm[/url]
I can highly recommend him, he's an absolute guru on valve amps, all of the main brands (he lives & breathes Sound City) and is well worth the trip over the river.
I lived in Edinburgh for 24 years & never found anyone in his league.

Check out his client list, it speaks for itself. Edited by Big_Stu

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Anyone with valve amps for repair, I've been using Ted Woods (07904321155) in Stoke Newington north London for years. He sometimes has stuff for sale too. Excellent chap, reasonable prices and quick turn around.

Jimmy
Sims

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[quote name='Hamster' post='804658' date='Apr 13 2010, 10:50 AM'][url="http://www.stevesamps.co.uk/"]http://www.stevesamps.co.uk/[/url] - He's brilliant with valve amps - take chocolate hob-nobs with you.[/quote]
+1 to the above. Popped down to Steve today to get my ailing Hartke looked at and whilst there he had a look at my ailing Warwick too, all sorted, will get a chance to give them a good cranking next week. Top bloke at a good price and served a monster cup/mug/flagon of tea to go with my supplied HobNobs which he was grateful for!

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[quote name='Big_Stu' post='934104' date='Aug 23 2010, 07:57 PM']Valve amp Specialist; Preston, Lancs.

Just had my Hiwatt 200 in to an Amp Tech that I had recommended by a local music shop.

It had a constant loud background hum that I had been told online could be down to an imminent cap failure or power tube problems.
I left it with the new (to me) tech who looked over it very quickly, checked it couldn't be my beloved GEC KT88s, not the caps & eventually tracked it down to a bad ground.
What I was dreading could have been a slightly expensive cap job, or a disastrous re-valve was fixed & covered by his standard fee for an investigation. I'm sure there are some who would have said they did more, replaced unnnecessary part etc & charged accordingly.

Very courteous, very prompt, knowledgable (builds his own amps too) and for me one reassurance was seeing the use of cabs & guitars to check with too & not just a multi-meter. He's also very accesible with a nearby motorway link within 5 mins of his premises.

No hesitation in recommending DPE Services in Preston Lancashire. Tel 01772 715097. Email [email protected][/quote]

Just had my Trace Elliot V6 repaired by David, He's very courteous and repaired it very quickly. His rates are very resonable too, I'll be using him again.

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Got a good friend in Sheffield who needs a studio monitor repaired - couldn't find anyone on 'the list' for Sheffield...
Can anyone recommend a good amp tech in Sheffield please?
Thanks!

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One for Geordies and Mackems - [url="http://www.cameronelectronics.co.uk"]http://www.cameronelectronics.co.uk[/url]

I recommend 110%. He even makes a trip to Sunderland worthwhile. :)

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Anyone know any good amp techs in the buckinhamshire/Oxfordshire area?
My trace head decided to let out it's magic smoke yesterday!

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Looking for a decent SS amp tech in the Leicester/Derby/Nottingham triangle - I'm actually in Loughborough.

Any recommendations? Couldn't find one in The List.

Geoff Edited by geoffbyrne

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+1 for Steve - recently serviced my Ashdown rig - not expensive, and quicker than he said it would be...

Nice guy, will recommend and use again..

Cheers


Mark

[quote name='Johngh' post='58233' date='Sep 10 2007, 01:58 PM']I have just given Steve a call about a possible problem with my amp. He gave me some great advice about things to try without asking me to bring the amp in on some wild goose chase. Thanks Steve ![/quote]

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[quote name='jim_at' post='804646' date='Apr 13 2010, 09:38 AM']Anyone know of a great amp tech in the South? (Bournemouth, Southampton, etc)

Need to get my Hi-Watt custom 200 looked at!

Thanks

Jim[/quote]
+1 on this. Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Swindon areas anyone please?

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[quote name='Stuee' post='1113381' date='Feb 3 2011, 05:12 AM']+1 on this. Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Swindon areas anyone please?[/quote]

There is a company near ringwood who repaired our pa I think they are called the boyz but I cant be sure. I will get hold of our guitarist who knows them,

You could call Oasis in ringwood, they will probably know

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[quote name='Stuee' post='1113381' date='Feb 3 2011, 05:12 AM']+1 on this. Bournemouth, Southampton, Salisbury, Swindon areas anyone please?[/quote]

NoizyBoyz PA Hire and Live Entertainment Services,
20 Albion Road,
Fairmile,
Christchurch,
Dorset,
BH23 2JG
For all repair and hire enquiries please contact Jerry on 07770 687707
If there is no reply from Jerrys mobile you can phone us on 01202 490110
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They have done a good job and quickly on our Desk and another time on a pa amp

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Hi All.

Just to let everyone know who has tried or wants to get in touch with me – I do not have any connection with the new company calling itself Emerson Williams. This company is not the same company that I formed in 2004. They are trading using the name Emerson Williams and the web domain name of emersonwilliams.com. Anyone wanting to reach me should contact me through my website www.dennismarshall.co.uk.

And now a quote from the late Dr Hunter S. Thomson ‘The Music Business is a money trench, a long plastic corridor where pimps and thieves run free and good men die like dogs. There is also a negative side’

Dennis

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Hey a HUGE plus 1 for Dennis.

Buy cheap, buy twice.........Dennis may not be the cheapest, but neither is he expensive in my experience. He does a first class job and as has been said really takes a huge pride in what he does. and is one of the old school ( and I mean that as a big complement ) who will happily go the extra mile to fix your gear and you might not know about it for some time, if ever.

I didn't find him at all eccentric...........very enthusiastic, extremely professional, hugely talented at diagnosing and fixing faults.
More power to your elbow Dennis !!!
Don't hesitate in using him.
Stewart

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[quote name='bassbluestew' post='1152284' date='Mar 7 2011, 10:28 AM']Hey a HUGE plus 1 for Dennis.

Buy cheap, buy twice.........Dennis may not be the cheapest, but neither is he expensive in my experience. He does a first class job and as has been said really takes a huge pride in what he does. and is one of the old school ( and I mean that as a big complement ) who will happily go the extra mile to fix your gear and you might not know about it for some time, if ever.

[b]I didn't find him at all eccentric[/b]...........very enthusiastic, extremely professional, hugely talented at diagnosing and fixing faults.
More power to your elbow Dennis !!!
Don't hesitate in using him.
Stewart[/quote]

I'm mortified to think this might be directed at me? I've used the word "guru" about him many times, but that's entirely down to seeing him as a master of what he does, always having an answer to all amp issues. I readily agree with everything you've said about Dennis.

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Having just dealt with Dennis - I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him. a pleasure meeting him & chatting.

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+4... Dennis is the only man I would trust to fiddle about inside my gear!

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My warwick pro-tube needs a looking at.

Whats best cardiff / south waleswise?

ATM im thinkin a trip to nobles

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+1 for Jesse at Soundburn Audio in Bristol (0117 9555766)

Did a great job with my old Peavey head today and was incredibly cheap Edited by Danbass7

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Hi there,

Have trawled through this thread and can't find any recommendations for a good valve amp person in Leeds / West Yorks. Any one used anyone here they can let me know about?

Cheers!

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[quote name='bethnalgreen' post='824499' date='May 1 2010, 12:01 AM']Just had my Ashdown MAG C410T-300 repaired.

North London (Edmonton) - MPH Guitars - Malcolm 020 8372 2901[/quote]

Can vouch for Malcolm. Just fixed my Crate combo. Good work and very reasonable rates.

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Hi Folks - Don't know if youre looking to expand the list but I now send all of my customers at Jack's Instrument Services (www.jacksinstrumentservices.com) to Roland Lumby - The amp Clinic

Roland is a long time friend of Dave Lunt who's mentioned on here already

[b]Roland Lumby - The Amp Clinic - Salford Tel: 01617878082 - Valve Amp Specialist![/b]

Cheers,
Jack

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