SVL Guitars also offer a full guitar and valve amplifier repair service.

Guitar servicing

  • Setups to include action and intonation adjustments
  • Fret dressing and fret levelling
  • Complete re-frets
  • Re-wiring and wiring modifications
  • Pickup installation
  • Breakage and finish repairs

Valve amplifier servicing

  • Re-valves and bias adjustments
  • Fault diagnosis and repairs
  • Custom tone tweaks and modifications
  • Speaker replacement
  • Complete re-wires and restorations

Fender 'Blackface' modifications

SVL also specialises in ‘correct Blackface’ modifications on Silverface Fender amplifiers, this includes changes to the pre-amp, phase inverter, Bias adjustment and filter supply, this will take an ordinary 70’s style Fender amp and make it as close as possible to a 60’s ‘Blackface’ original. I can also install a great sounding 'post phase inverter' master volume, this means you can crank your amp and get 'that tone' without killing the front row!

Makes of amps that SVL has serviced and overhauled:

  • Fender
  • Marshall
  • Dumble
  • Matchless
  • Vox
  • Hi-Watt
  • Two-Rock
  • Bludotone
  • Ampeg
  • Selmer
  • Mesa Boogie
  • Orange
  • Leslie
  • Dr Z etc etc...

“I only ever use the highest quality componenets, this is what set’s me apart from a lot of other repair shops, I use Sprague electrolytic caps, carbon composite and metal film resistors, Teflon coated wire in modern amps and usually correct cloth covered wire in vintage Fender amps, I have a large stock of N.O.S power valves and when I use current production valves I use the TAD or Tungsol brands.

“I find when using the best components in my repairs my customers are happy and I am happy in the knowledge the amplifier will be sounding great and trouble free for many years to come.”

SVL will give an accurate estimate before starting any job and will always keep the customer updated with progress, please contact us for an estimate.