Dear Backline Customers,
Backline's guitar amp technician, Richard, has left Backline
but has launched his own company.
Bookmark him at:
for amp repairs, pedal repairs and more
Richard will be happy to take care of all
tube and solid state, guitar amp and bass amp needs!
all kinds of guitar and bass amps including solid state and
modeling amps, and we service many brands under warranty.
However, we specialize in repairing vintage tube amps by Fender,
Marshall, Ampeg, Vox, Hiwatt, and others. Whether your fave
Marshall 1959 needs a tune-up, or you want to revive a rare
Fender Twin that's been in storage, we can make your gear
look and sound its best.
We handle all aspects of guitar amps and bass amps from the
electronics (e.g., power supply overhauls and re-capping)
to the speakers (e.g., recones, replacements) to the tubes
(e.g., re-tubing, biasing).
We carry a wide selection of tubes
for all kinds of tube amp.
We are musicians
and vintage gear enthusiasts ourselves. We don't just use test
equipment to repair your gear - we use our ears too, ensuring
that your gear passes a thorough "play and listen"
test before the repair is complete.
Choosing the right tubes for your amp
can help you achieve the tone you want. With our large stock
of various tube brands including Mesa, Sovtek, Ruby, JJ and
others, you have lots of options to choose from.
We also offer a 30-day warranty on our tubes, ensuring that
you're covered against possible premature tube failure.
Marshall 1959 mod horror: this is
what amps have nightmares about!
Removal of mods (modifications)
Mods often do little
to improve an amp's performance, while usually compromising
its reliability and resale value. There is a dazzling array
of effects pedals available today making many mods of the past
unnecessary. Also, poorly-executed mods turn amps into serious
electrocution hazards! We've seen far too many "bozo mods".
Removing mods to restore your amp to its original state will
help your amp maintain its value. Amps, just like guitars, are
much more collectable when they're in stock condition.
days Backline is too busy with repairs to focus on aesthetic
restoration work, we can do minor things to spruce up your
amp such as re-glueing tears in Tolex, replacing missing corners
and handles if we have them in stock, etc. If you'd like this
done, please request it when dropping off your amp.
If you need a more involved aesthetic restoration, we'll be
happy to recommend places that can do this for you.