Amp Crazy .Com
Hollywood, California
"The Original Since 1978"
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Repair Service


BASIC REPAIRS
| TEST PROCEDURES | VINTAGE AMPS | BOUTIQUE & MODS | ESTIMATES | SHOP RATES


  Expert Amp Repair Service 

We offer Expert Amp Repair and Service for most major brands of musical electronic equipment...both Tube and Solid-State...Modern and Vintage.

"L.A.'s Best Marshall & Fender Service".

We Service All Major Brands

Guitar Amps
Power Amps

Bass Amps
Powered Mixers

Keyboard Amps
P.A.'s


Acoustic
Ampeg
AB Systems
Barbetta
Blues Pearl
Bogner
Budda
Carvin
Crate
Crest
Dumble
Eden
Epiphone
Estey

Fender
Gallien-Krueger
Gibson
Gretsch
Groove Tubes
Guild
Hafler
Hartke
Hiwatt
Jim Kelly
Kendrick
Kustom
Laney
Magnatone

Marshall
Matchless
Mesa Boogie
Musicman
Orange
Peavey
Polytone
QSC
Randall
Risson
Roland
Silvertone
Soldano
Sound City

Sovtek
Standel
Sunn
Supro
SWR
THD
Top Hat
Trace Elliott
Traynor
Valco
VHT
Vox
Yamaha
Zinky

These...and many others

 

 

  Basic Repairs 

We repair and service all standard types of guitar and bass amps, as well as all types of power amps, powered mixers, P.A.'s and more.

Average turnaround time for basic repairs is 3 to 7 days, depending on how many other items may be here...and whether any schematics or special parts need to be ordered. 

We also repair various late 60's and early 70's types of EFX pedals on a limited basis...Vox and Cry Baby Wahs are one of our specialties.

We do not normally do Guitar Repair...but will accept certain electronic or wiring projects, when there is no routing or woodworking required.

Pedal EFX & Guitar Electronics services are billed at our standard shop rate.

 

  Our Testing Procedures 

Each unit is thoroughly checked and tested...not only for the original repair problem, but for all basic functions.  If we encounter any other problems, we will let you know what additional repairs might be needed.

  • We use Factory Original parts, or high-quality substitute equivalents if the original factory parts are no longer available.

  • We use select quality vacuum tubes that are custom matched by our suppliers, and then re-Tested and Matched by us...before installation.

Some shops perform repairs, and then Electronic Scope Test the unit FOR WAVEFORM ONLY when the repair is finished.  Many of the techs are not actual players, and there may not even be a test instrument at the shop.  This results in amps that are being returned to customers with problems and noises that the Scope could not hear...and customers who have to constantly return with the same problem, over and over.

  We also ...ELECTRONICALLY SCOPE TEST... the unit for proper operation 

But then WE ACTUALLY PLAY AND TEST AND LISTEN to make sure that nothing has been overlooked and that the amp is problem free.  With 35 years of guitar playing experience, playing and listening is my final test to insure that the problems have been solved...and that the sound is exactly what it should be.

In the past 25 years, and with many thousands of repairs, we have had less than a dozen returns...those, mostly due to failure of a new tube.

 

  Vintage Amp Specialists 

After 25+ years we have...played...owned...and repaired...most models of musical equipment manufactured from the 1950's to present.

We are Extremely Familiar with all eras of USA and UK tube amplifiers, and most eras of American and European made solid-state units.

Whether it is a classic tube model Fender, Marshall, Ampeg or Gibson ...or a neat old solid- state Vox, Kustom, Acoustic, or Peavey...we can repair it.

 

  Boutique & Modified Amps 

We have been designing Modifications and Custom Circuits for Fender, Marshall and other tube amps, since the mid-70's.  We have had all types of mods by other people come through our shop over the past 25 years, as well as many of the newer Boutique amplifiers made within the last 10-15 years.

Many shops do not have the expertise, and refuse to work on these models.

We have serviced and repaired many of these custom circuits...this has become another of our specialties.  If you are having repair problems with your custom modified design or Boutique style amplifier...we can repair it.

 

  Estimates 

It is not necessary for us to disassemble your amp to estimate repair costs.  With so many years of experience, we will have a fair idea of what the problems and repair cost might be... ...just by listening and playing.

  • You may bring your amp to us.  We will play and test it, and give you a free accurate estimate of what the repair costs will be.

  • You may simply call us for a free accurate estimate of your repair cost. The more information that you can provide, as to what the problem is and how it occurred, the better idea we will have of the problem and the repair cost.

As with any estimate, we have no way of knowing the exact final cost.  Most final costs will be very close to the original repair estimate. We will contact you if there are any major changes to the original estimate.

  • We do not disassemble units and perform exacting repair estimates for free.

  • We have a minimum bench fee for any item checked in.

  • We do not perform circuit diagnosis as part of a minimum bench fee "paid estimate of repair costs". 

  • We are not here to teach, or provide free technical assistance to guide you in DIY repair procedures.  Those questions should be directed to the original manufacturer, or to a qualified electronics instructor.

 

Shop Rates and Terms

Labor - $60.00 per hour*

Minor Repairs - $80 labor plus parts

Average Repairs - $120 labor plus parts

Extensive Repairs - priced on inspection*

Average Turnaround Time is 3 to 7 days
90 Day Warranty on Service Labor & Parts

Deposits are not required
unless special parts need to be ordered,
or if repair costs will exceed value of unit

**Local Repairs Must Be Picked Up Within 30 Days
Cash Payment Only

Shipped Repair Items payable by Money Order
Customer pays all shipping

See Ordering Information for payment info

*Minimum Service Bench Fee is $60.
**Items not picked up within 30 days will be charged a $5 per day storage fee.
 Items not picked up within 60 days WILL BE SOLD to recover repair-storage costs.

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