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Austin Tx amp tech

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by gec78221, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. gec78221

    gec78221 Supporting Member

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    Can anybody recomend somebody?
     
  2. outtahear

    outtahear Supporting Member

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    Yep-Al Nelson. Makes a fine amp. (JUDYBOX) and knows his $hit as welll. Do a search, or, he ocassionally hangs out @ the AX84 boards. Find him-you'll be glad ya did!;)
     
  3. Senor Blues

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    Tonecraft Amp Repair
    123 East North Loop
    Austin, Texas 78751
    (512) 467-9600

    Jon, is a VERY good Amp Tech. Goes by VintageJon on the FDP.
     
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    check out Ace fromThundertweak amps, he's in San Marcos, he's real cool. I also second Jon from Tonecraft.
     
  5. Texsunburst59

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    It's off South Lamar. Bill Webb is the amp tech/Builder. Eric Johnson takes all his amps to be worked on there. I got to meet Eric about a month ago when he was taking in his 67' Marshall head into be looked at.



    Austin Vintage Guitar
    1112 S. Lamar
    Austin,TX 78704
    512-428-9100
     
  6. blong

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    I'll second Austin Vintage Guitar. That's where Eric Johnson often takes his equipment or so I've been told. I met Eric Johnson there once, and a buddy of mine met him there a different time and said EJ was having an amp worked on. I don't know the guy's name, but the owner is really nice. They also have great equipment for sale. That place is top notch. They did some work on two 1960's amps I had and got them to sound better than when I bought them.

    These guys really know what they are doing.

    Bob
     
  7. guitarmook

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    I don't believe Al at Judybox is doing tech work... he's quite backlogged on his own production, and I expect those amps are his priority...

    I've had good luck with both Jon at Tonecraft, and Bill Webb at Austin Vintage... I don't hesitate to recommend either one.
     
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    Alan Durham, maker of the Durham Sex Drive, works over at Music Makers in Austin. He's fixed a couple of amps for me and did a great job. He works on my brother's too. Good guy too.
     
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    Allen Does not work there anymore, I believe most of his time is going to the sex drives. But I agree, he's real good.
     
  10. VintageJon

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    Well, it appears there are at least three of us "pro-techs" in Austin...
    I would be glad to help you... (I'm North Central.)

    -Jon
     
  11. ghostnote

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    Bill Webb @ Austin Vintage Guitars is friendly to good olde Marshalls. I swear I read that in a urinal somewhere down on 6th Street!

    Bill and Steven are total pros and all around cool guys. No worries.
     
  12. Cymbaline

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    Bumping this old thread. Is this info still valid? Any other techs here who are good? I may need an amp tech soon, I've got a Carvin Legacy that needs help.
     
  13. Blue Strat

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    Unfortunately, Jon is no longer with us. Rest In Peace, Jon.
     
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    And Al Nelson went up in smoke along with Judybox, leaving a bad aroma behind. Think Robert Hudson.:mob
     
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    Wasn't there some sort of "time management" issue with Nelson?
     
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  17. jjhaller

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    Bill and Steve and the guys at Austin Vintage Guitars always are top notch. They're the only one I trust with my amps. The Fulton Webb amps are killer too, I love my FW 17.
     

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