Category Archives: Information

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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Amp mods

Here at Essex Amp Repairs, we specialise in bespoke amplifier modifications. With our expertise, we can help you get that bit extra from your amp. Some of the mods we can offer are: Variable power control Tone stack optimisation Effects … Continue reading

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Gallery update!

Checkout our latest gallery updates. Lots for the Marshall enthusiasts in this update. Enjoy!

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Cabling – Equipment failure by stealth……

We often find that the humble cable is the most overlooked item in many peoples inventory. While guitars, amplifiers, mixers, etc are usually well cared for, cables generally get a pretty rough ride. Damaged cables create a lot of problems, … Continue reading

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When is a valve not a valve? When it’s a tube…..

Recent conversations with our customers have demonstrated that some confusion exists about what differentiates a “valve” from a “tube”. The Essex Amp Repairs team will now attempt to shed light on things… The terms “valve” and “tube” have their origins … Continue reading

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What’s the best amp in the world?

“What’s the best amp in the world?” That’s a question we often get asked here at Essex Amp Repairs. There is of course no real answer to that question. With many different types of amps available to cater for all … Continue reading

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Fuse Confusion

We are often asked which fuses should be used for various amplifier types. It is important to fit the correct fuse to your amp. Fitting the wrong current rating or type of fuse will put the amp at risk of … Continue reading

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