Repairs:  

Amplifiers

I repair  all brands of amps both vintage and modern.  So if you need expert repair let me get your amp back up and running. Experience the difference between taking your amp to the "tech" and getting expert professional service. Carl's Custom Amps goes beyond just keeping your amp running. The goal is to make the amp perform.

Remember, all tube amps need servicing from time to time. Tubes wear out, caps dry out, resistors shift values...all those factors can keep your amp from sounding it's best. Preventative maintenance is important. I've worked  many many vintage amps and know how to getting them running tip top.  Local players in the Las Cruces, NM and El Paso, TX area can drop off amp.   Players outside that area ship them  to me. See the gallery page to see a few amps I have worked on. 

While I specialize in tube amplifiers. I do conduct so repairs on solid-state guitar and bass amps and some P.A equipment.  I do not work on stereos and other electronics.  Be aware solid-state amps can be difficult to repair and the cost of labor is the same as for tube based amps.   

Mods- I modify and improve the tone of all sorts of amps.  Blackfacing a Silverface Fender, adding more gain, adding a effects loop and sculpting the tone to the player's needs are just few examples of the possibilities. Contact to discuss what you need done! 

 

See the Gallery Page for picture of  amps I've worked on and custom builds:

 

Important:

If you are having a amp or guitar repaired payment and pickup of the amp is required within 30 days of completion. I give out estimates prior to beginning work so please do not proceed with  the repair if it does not meet your budget at the time.  Items left past 30 days will be liquidated so please plan repair costs accordingly. 

Guitars

I repair and work on guitars as well. Improving the electronic, swapping pickups, and set up work.  I do not do re-fretting or other extensive fret work and do not re-finish guitars. 

 

This vintage Vibrolux came in very poor electronic shape. It was recapped, re-tubed, adjustable bias was added and a three prong power cord.   After the overhaul the customer said it blows away his other vintage Fender amps that have net yet been serviced. 

This vintage Vibrolux came in very poor electronic shape. It was recapped, re-tubed, adjustable bias was added and a three prong power cord.   After the overhaul the customer said it blows away his other vintage Fender amps that have net yet been serviced. 

40's Gibson BA-5. Once re-capped and the speaker re-coned it sounded great. 

40's Gibson BA-5. Once re-capped and the speaker re-coned it sounded great. 


Vintage 1959 Tweed High Power Twin! 

Vintage 1959 Tweed High Power Twin!