Marshall amp repair at Bammel TV


 May 23, 2018Marshall amp repair at Bammel TV

A report on a Marshall guitar amp repair ticket: we are the Authorized Service Center in south Texas for Marshall guitar amp repair—and for many other manufacturers, too.  Tube amp repair, solid state guitar amp repair: no problem. At Bammel TV Technology Services, we take pride in our reputation for thoroughness and integrity. Sometimes, we have found, in perhaps 5% of our repair tickets—we make our findings…and our technicians report…NO PROBLEM FOUND: evidently, as we sometimes say, “it just needed to get out of the house.”

In this instance, product had been brought to our shop for examination and repair of excessive noise or hum. Both our chief amplifier technician, and later the CEO, tested the amp and reported No Problem Found. A word about our procedures here seems in order; but first, some notes on the legendary amplifiers of Jim Marshall. (Interested readers are encouraged to check out the fascinating Marshall History page at the Marshall web site.)

Jim Marshall’s music shop began attracting local London talent like Pete Townshend and Ritchie Blackmore; these rockers requested louder amps than were then available in the mid 1960’s. Marshall responded by offering 100-watt amplifiers, powering multi-woofer speaker cabinets, producing near-deafening volume capabilities. The hard-rock era had begun, in earnest.

Along with Fender, Marshall amps represent the two most iconic names in guitar amplifiers. The DSL40C model, although assembled in Vietnam, appears to be an amplifier of very fine quality; sonically it produces a full, warm sound, with useful modern features.

Our approach is to shoot straight. We charge bench minimum fees, as these permit us to offer honest appraisals; we don’t do fake fixes. In some cases, as here, No Problem Found is the finding. A few customers grumble about paying diagnostic charges, but our reply is this: would you have preferred to be charged for a fake fix? We could have reported a fault, and charged you, essentially to do nothing. We prefer to maintain our reputation for honesty and integrity.

For guitar amp repair and Marshall amp repair, call the professionals—call Bammel TV. For our main Guitar Amp Repair & Pro Audio Repair page, click here.

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July 29, 2016

Need Egnater guitar amp repair? We’ve added another splendidly sharp arrow to our highly diversified quiver: Bammel TV Tech Services is now the Authorized Service Center in Houston for Egnater guitar amplifiers.  Scoring this certification adds another premiere guitar amp manufacturer to our (already illustrious) profile, which includes Marshall, Fender, Peavey, Crate, Hughes & Kettner, and Randall—add Egnater now to the mix.

Kudos to co-manager Dean Doba for liaison work with the manufacturer. In the course of seeking parts support for repair on an Egnater 4-100, Dean was able to break through the typical manufacturer firewall and get us set up. Lots of manufacturers still need highly qualified service centers to address occasional problems with their units. We fit the bill for them!

We received an Egnater product recently for service, brought to us by the local Music Go Round store, with a complaint that the unit’s high-gain channel was nearly inaudible. To judge by our overview of this Model 4-100 unit, it is an extremely well-built, versatile and rugged guitar amp, with numerous and flexible hook up and rigging options. According to their website, “Egnater Amplification is today the fastest growing guitar amp manufacturer in the industry.” To judge by the 4-100 product, we can see why this might be the case.

For this particular product repair, we did our initial assessment; technician at that point requested the product service manual. This is not always necessary for our expert technicians, but in some cases there’s simply no way to proceed without a service manual and circuit schematic, along with block diagrams, parts lists, and the like. Fortunately in this case, we were able to get the 4-100 amp repaired with a physical repair (repair of cold solder or connexion fractures) on the high-gain channel of the amp.

For our main Guitar Amp Repair page, click here. If you need Egnater guitar amp repair, call the professionals—call Bammel TV.