It’s always a good idea to give us a call before stopping by because we do not repair everything. Although each case can be different, repairs cost $75.00 per hour of labor plus parts. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1980. Please call ahead if you need repair of an amp made after; but other than some custom boutique amplifiers, the newest amps we usually work on are the Fender Hot Rod series and some Fender “re-issues.”
The sad truth is that most of today’s big amp manufacturers are simply exploiting their once trusted brand names. By producing good-looking and good-sounding amps often priced 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. We don’t say this because we are snobs; it’s because nobody wants to keep re-repairing amps purposefully designed to fail and become unreliable after a certain number of hours.