Eric Bradley AmpWorks

Specializing in consultation, repair and restoration of vintage tube guitar & bass amplifiers since 1988.

Feel free to call and discuss your needs.

12-5pm Mon - Sat

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AmpWorks Clients:

With Soundsmith Inc (1988 - 2007) - Jim Hall, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, John Schofield, Mike Stern, Ron Carter, Blind Idiot God, Gil Evans, Keith Richards, Robben Ford, Helmet, Joan Jett

AMPWORKS (2007 - present) - Guitar Center Vintage Division, The Cutting Room, 30th Street Guitars, Grace Potter, Dawes, BB Kings, Electric Lady Studios, Keith Richards, Chelsea Guitars, Elvis Costello, Steve Van Zandt, The Strokes, Steely Dan, U2, Gibson Artist Relations Division

 

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Estimate EXAMPLE:

 

The hum and distorted sound was from a power tube that red plated (ran too hot) shown in pic #1.

There is also a scorched a resistor (see close up in pic #3).

Estimate for essential work needed and options are as follows.

ESSENTIAL: replace power tubes and resistor $135.

OPTION #1: Also replace Chinese preamp tubes. Note: the bad power tubes are also Chinese, they're sometimes less reliable than other brands. Additional $45.

OPTION #2: replace speaker to improve the lacking bass response you mentioned. Will send separate email with recommendations. Feel free to call or txt with any questions you may have.

 

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