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West Coast Amp Tech Wanted for Ampeg V2

rhythmrocker

1966 Battle of the Bands
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Hey all, and especially Ampeg VT40/22/V2/4 owners:

I have a V2 head, the older one with the aluminum knobs. I want to get it serviced (e.g. re-capped and more).

I would like to send it to Pete Cage because I hear he is the best, but it would cost me a small fortune to send that heavy behemoth to Maryland from San Francisco (and back!).
Can you recommend someone on the west coast? Who are those guys?

I hear that Don Butler is one guy:
Note:
His phone number is: (661) 259 4544 . Call ONLY between 10am-6pm Tuesday thru Saturday-Pacfic Time Zone. Please do not call on Sundays or after hours. His shop is in his home; respect his privacy during non-business hours. Shipping & Business address:
Don Butler / Toneman
23040 Hilse Lane
Newhall, CA 91321-1009
USA
 

RDM

Senior Member
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I had my old VT40 serviced by a guy in OC. He screen name is: Basshog and you can email him at basshog70@yahoo.com

Good guy, great work and fair pricing. He did a recap on my combo and swapped out the OG power cable for a 3-prong.
 

alaskagrown

Member
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284
My amp tech here in Portland - Jim Taylor at Amphead - plays a V4 with his bands and knows them inside and out. Great guy too. PM me for contact info if you're interested.

But then V2s aren't complicated amps, are they? I'm thinking any good local tech should be able to take care of you without having to ship it somewhere...
 

Dana Olsen

Platinum Supporting Member
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Val King in San Jose is knowledgeable and good.

Stan Bailey in San Anselmo is excellent as well.

Dana O.
 

stevebandworks

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
147
Curt Emery of Emery Sound (great amps!) works on my stuff - including odball things, and they always sound great when he's done with them..
 

rhythmrocker

1966 Battle of the Bands
Messages
2,889
So far:
The Amp Lab
Keith Runeger
2732 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 361-1281; Monday:12pm-5pm,
Tuesday, Wednesday-Friday:12pm-6pm,Saturday:1pm-6pm
Amphead
Jim Taylor
Phone: (503) 231-4035
Jim@amphead.org
Tubesville
Blackie Pagano; extensively quoted in the new Fender Amp book, The Soul of Tone;
(213) 621-9901;
http://www.tubesville.com/repairs.php
The Amphole
Robert Dixon, one of the Stones amp guys;
(818) 729-7944
Emery Sound
510-236-1176
amps@emerysound.com
Guitronics
Hal
132 9th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103;
(415) 621-3135
Uncle Spot (Ron Veil)
1136 N. Carpenter Rd. Suite # 3
Modesto, California 95351
Shop: (209) 578-2990
Cell: (209) 606-6467
Mojotronix
Stan Bailey
85 Forest Ave. Suite B
Fairfax, CA 94930
Business: (415) 721-0550
Cell: (415) 497-0531
http://www.mojotronix.com
King Amplifier Co.
Ron Ott
3348 Arbor Drive
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 846-1459
ronott@mindspring.com
Electronic amplifier repairs and servicing
Mods, De-mods, Custom Work (electronics)
Guitar electronics and PU wiring and installation
Complete tube amp construction
Dealer for Mojo and Weber
Euthymia Electronics
(510) 337-9240
repairs@euthymia.org
Val King
741 East Brokaw Road
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 436-1245 voice
val@kingamplification.com
http://www.kingamplification.com
 




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