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Aiden
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:28 am    Post subject: getting a bass amp serviced (uk) Reply with quote

Hello. I've got a Laney bass combo (ss) and I want to sell it, but I'm worried that there's something wrong with it. What's a reasonable price to pay for someone to open it up and have a look at it? Can anyone recommend someone near/in Manchester?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

places with practice rooms and recording studios usually have someone knocking about and are cheaper than through usual channels and guitar shops etc. worth a look.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to know an amp tech my brother used to use but I suspect he moved to Warrington, so I'll ask when I get home tonight. Otherwise, no, I've no idea. Amp techs seem a much rarer beast than guitar techs.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

David Lunt in Stockport is really good. He was cheaper than his main competitor, and did a quick turnaround. I don't know how much he's charge to just look at it. What do you reckon is wrong with it?

Could try calling him. I'm sure he's give you an idea of the cost: 0161 432 9698
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look for just a general music electronics repairman, they're usually way cheaper and do a better job (at least on SS gear).

There is a guy in Glasgow that charges only a tiny bit more than parts, he's so good as well. He basically rebuilt my friend's amp for like 50! I'm sure there'll be someone like that around if you look hard enough!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers all!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually Aiden, I just realised it's SS. I think he only does tube amps. Sorry!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Don't worry, I will never forgive myself. /toasterinbath
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Lunt does fix solid state stuff, he fixed an old 80s fender combo of mine about 10 years ago and it's still working to this day... I would say he's that cheap tho...
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