Author Archives: DavidB

Take care of your cables

Cables are one of those often overlooked items that usually get taken for granted. They can be the cause of intermittant problems and difficult mid-gig failures. Cables don’t last for ever, but there are a few simple ways you can … Continue reading

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Snap, Crackle, & Pop

Crackly control pots can be a nuisance on any amp. You can extend the service life of your pots by using one simple technique. It’s often the case that most control pots end up being set a certain way, and … Continue reading

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Standby!

Here at Essex Amp Repairs, we’re often asked for amplifier modifications. A common request is for a standby switch to fit an amp that doesn’t have one. Fortunately we can offer the ideal solution to this problem. At very modest … Continue reading

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New Gallery Updates!

Hot News: Gallery page updated! There you will find pictures of some of the many interesting items that pass through our workshop. Gallery – Examples of what we do. Enjoy!

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Shake, rattle & fail to roll!

Those of us that find our amps to be a little too heavy for comfort often find that fitting wheels is a helpful way of making things a little easier to move around. However, there is a downside to this … Continue reading

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Testing – is the bench good enough?

Quality is important to everybody. Our customers expect the highest standards of workmanship. Our reputation depends on meeting or exceeding those expectations. It follows then that quality control is of paramount importance. For this reason, at Essex Amp Repairs we … Continue reading

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Loft/Barn finds – handle with care

Here at Essex Amp Repairs & Guitar Services, we often see amps that have been found in various places after a lengthy period of disuse. Lofts, barns,  and garages across the realm seem to yield a surprising amount of hidden … Continue reading

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“Relic” the mysterious verb

The English language is in a state of continual evolution. The rise of the  internet and social media have placed a new emphasis on the importance of the written word. Gone are the days when it was thought that grammar … Continue reading

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Essex Amp Repairs appointed by Blackstar

Essex Amp Repairs is proud to announce that we have been appointed as an Approved Non-Warranty Service Centre by Blackstar Amplification. http://www.blackstaramps.com/ This exciting new partnership offers great post-warranty support for Blackstar enthusiasts.

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Loud Technologies

We are proud to announce that Essex Amp Repairs has been appointed as a Loud Technologies authorised service centre. Loud Technologies brands include Ampeg, Alvarez, Blackheart, Crate, EAW, Mackie, Martin Audio & Tapco.  

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