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by Chuck Van Dien 1. August 2014 08:00



Repairing electronic equipment for musicians is a passion I’ve shared for some time.



I specialize in the repair and maintenance of tube-type amplifiers, however I will also work on solid-state units. Depending on the model, tube amps are a bit more involved to maintain than solid state amps; tube biasing, filter-cap replacement, contact cleaning (because of age), and so on…

I also repair guitar effects pedals and some rack equipment (depends on the device) and pride myself on keeping the repair cost low by troubleshooting to the failing component rather than the whole board. It is simply more cost effective to replace a $2.00 component than a $200.00 board – and, yes, the labor is a bit more when searching for a bad component - but, in the end, it is less expensive overall.

Boutique service for an amp or a pedal is also available by request. I really enjoy meeting and exceeding your needs.

Contact me through this site, or chuck@MusiciansEquipmentRepair.com.



Comments (2) -

diego v
diego v
8/18/2014 3:55:16 PM #

I found Chuck to be very responsive and helpful. He was very professional and I was quite pleased with his work. Even after the initial work was completed, Chuck was quick to respond with additional questions I had. No one wants to run into issues with their gear but with  Chuck, he can get your pedals back in working order and fast too.


9/19/2014 9:50:26 PM #

I went to Chuck with my 1978 Marshall Superbass 100 watt for a few things. The amp was getting noisy and the tubes would not bias into el34 range. Chuck diagnosed both issues perfectly by replacing filter caps and a few bias components. The amp is simply amazing, dead silent and a tone king. Before the Marshall, I brought him a vintage Ibanez Wh-10 to fix for me. By the way, he has never dealt with either of these. The pedal needed a very rare pot changed out, and a small tune up. There was a pcb chunk missing where a wire soldered on and the ground was not solid. Man, he cleaned the pedal up perfectly and it is 100% He understands electronics as a whole and reads a schematic like I read this paragraph. Thanks Chuck


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