say about our repairs:
Vintage Guitar Amp Repair
repairs 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.,
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.
We carry a wide selection of tubes
for all kinds of tube amp.
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
Although these 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.