Amp/Equipment Repair

Amp/Equipment Repair

Give us a call or come on by for a quote. Although each case can be different, repairs generally cost $75.00 an hour (plus parts) with a minimum of one hour. We require a $50 (cash only) deposit before disassembling any item for repair analysis. This is our minimum charge; it covers the first 40 minutes of bench time and allows time for reassembly if you do not want to move forward with the repair.

Customers will always be asked for pre-approval of any repair exceeding $150 total cost. If you feel your item is not worth up to $150 for repair, please just let us know in advance. Call or email Jack for further information: jack@audiotechaustin.com

We also operate on a CASH accounting system.  That means no credit cards, checks, or credit.  It also help keep business expenses down and the quality of our work high.

The Truth About Today’s Modern Amplifiers

We LOVE repairing and restoring classic vintage amps made before 1990. Call ahead if you need a repair for an amp made after 1990.

The sad truth is that most of todays big amp manufacturers are simply exploiting their once trusted brand names. By producing good looking and good sounding amps priced well below $1,000,  they have duped customers into believing that lowest price amp is best quality deal.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  With the exception of some hard wired boutique amplifiers, the sad fact of the matter is most major brand name amplifiers made after 1990 become unreliable after 10 to 15 years of age; they were designed and built for manufacturing speed and corporate profit.  The lowest quality amps we work on are the Fender Hot Rod series and some Fender “re-issues.”  We don’t say this because we are snobs; it’s because nobody wants to keep re-repairing amps designed to break.

We repair old vintage models like this Fender here. We work on newer model amps as well.
The vintage Fender amp (above, left) is wired with quality components and parts. The newer Fender model (above, right) displays how cheaper, less reliable parts are currently the norm in today’s amplifier production process. Whenever possible, we always try to replace these faulty low-cost parts with top quality parts to make your amplifier reliable and road-ready.
Orville Many of our guys aren’t just professional techs; they are also working musicians. Here at Audiotech Austin, every amp we work on is given a final “listen test.”  Our guys actually know how different amps are supposed to sound because they have been playing through them for years.