Vintage Tube Amp Repair and Restoration
have helped hundreds of musicians get the sound they are
looking for by taking an individual approach to each amp
and its owner. There is no "ultimate" tube or amp
modification, no part that "absolutely" must be
replaced. Instead, it's more important to know how the
amp will be used and to maximize its potential for the
One of the most important tools I have is not a tube-tester or an oscilloscope, but rather the opinions and feedback of my customers. I feel fortunate to work on amplifiers for some of the most widely traveled (and best!) working musicians around. Guys like Rick Estrin, Nick Moss, Roy Rogers, Darrell Mansfield, and Kim Wilson crank up those amps every night, and then pack them into the van for the next gig. They can rely on a great sound from their vintage gear every time. If I say that a particular tube or speaker is reliable, or a guitar will sound great through an amp I built, it is not because I read about it in a magazine or on the internet, but because my customers have proven it.
have also benefited from the wide-ranging needs and
interests of my customers. I have built or serviced amps
for blues harp, steel guitar, jazz guitar, country and
heavy metal players. I have done work for recording studios,
touring bands, vintage dealers, collectors and at-home
enthusiasts. I hope that this experience will mean that
no matter what your interests are, I will know what you
are talking about and can help you get the sound that
you are looking for.
Contact Skip to make
arrangements for repairing your amp. He repairs all makes and models of vintage tube guitar amps and harp amps, no matter how obscure; PA and sound equipment; vintage studio equipment; vintage hi-fi power amps; and Leslie speaker amplifiers.