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Traditional Amplifier Repair

 
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Black Volt is a full service amp repair shop located in Los Angeles' Silverlake neighborhood, providing all aspects of repair, modifications, restoration and maintenance. With years of experience working on modern and vintage guitar and bass amps we are qualified to get your gear into top working condition and take your tone to the next level. We also know how frustrating it can be to get by without your gear so we do our best to keep our turnaround times quick. Please let us know if you need your gear back quickly and we will put a rush on it at no extra charge.

Princeton Amp

Mission

Here at Black Volt we are dedicated to achieving the best performance and best sounding results out of every piece of gear that we work on. Quite simply, we are driven by great tone and doing whatever necessary to get it. Each and every piece of vintage gear is unique, and there are many variables that create the mystical magic we all strive for in our tone.  There is no singular path to what is best. We enjoy working with our clients to take each piece of gear as far as they like. Our Standard Practice is to work directly from the original factory schematics to insure that our work is on par with the original equipment manufactures specifications to avoid future malfunction or confusion. We offer both traditional repair services and custom One-to-One premium service for the special situations where you want to be present and contribute to the final outcome. Further, while most customers are seeking amp repair services we also apply our same high standards to your pedals and special audio Fx gear.

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Come into our Silverlake workshop or send your amp from anywhere in the world and work with us remotely. You are dedicated to being the best, so why not work with the best professional repair team available.

Bench Rates: $75 / Per Hour for most repairs.

Flat Rate Fees: Available for some jobs.

Loaner Amps Available while work is being done if necessary. 

Pedal Repair Service

 
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 1970's Electro Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter   

1970's Electro Harmonix Small Stone Phase Shifter

 

We offer our same full world class service on most all guitar and bass pedals and FX units that we provide for amplifiers.

Within the world of elite vintage audio Fx gear, Black Volt Amplification has made a name for itself as the go-to team to decipher and solve any service, repair or modification request.
 

Echoplex, Echorec, Maestro and Other Vintage FX Units

Black Volt has had the privilege to repair some amazing and rare gear over the years and this category definitely boasts some highlights. We recently restored David Gilmore's Echorec unit that he used to record Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" Album. These larger vintage FX units are very specialized machines that are extremely sensitive and require the utmost care and skill to bring them back to life. There are not many options when it comes to servicing and maintaining your prized Echoplex or Echorec, sorest assured that you are in good hands when you bring your FX unit in for service at Black Volt Amplification.

One-to-One Interactive Repair

 
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Amp goes down at a rehearsal the day before a gig?  Signal chain acting funny? Intermittent problems?  Great idea to take your stage show to the next level and it can't wait? Want to listen to multiple speakers in your amp before you just pick one on the internet because some guy in a chat room said this was the only speaker for that amp? Tone circuit modifications and you want to hear it before you commit? Too much high end and you want to tone it down?

Whatever the job calls for we will do our best to help make it happen and enable you to be a part of the process. This is custom amplifier repair unlike anything else available. Come into our Los Angeles workshop or send your amp from anywhere in the world and work with us remotely. You are dedicated to being the best, so why not work with the best professional amp repair available.

When you need it just right, we're ready to help. Call now to schedule an appointment with a professional tech.

We understand that it is your tone and you have to be inspired by it every time you plug in