I wish to say a very big THANK YOU to
everyone who has commented here by sending e-mails about your
experience with us!
I've been putting the latest comments at the top of the list so you don't have to scroll down so far.
Wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for the work you did on my amps (61’ Supro and 53’ Fender Champ). They both sound 100% better after bringing them to you, the tremolo in the Supro sounds absolutely fantastic. Appreciate the help, will bring you more business in the future as I continue to build out my old amp collection.
Jeff, No Question Here. I'm already enjoying the Mod speaker you put in my PR. Thanks for the repairs, advice, and fast turnaround ! Willie Johnson
Hi Jeff just to say, the bassman arrived
today.........AMAZING.....cant believe its the same amp! Its the
sound I had in my head and I knew was possible! You have made a
crazy English guy very, very happy! THANK YOU so much. best regards,
best wishes to you and yours for the season..
Amp arrived, all well. Packing was superb and worth every penny you
charged. Thanks, Jeff. We'll do more business in the near future!
Hi Jeff, Just wanted you to know that the Blues Jr. sounds
fantastic. The Fromel Mods really opened it up! Great attention to
detail on your part with the mod installation. I appreciate your
attention to detail.
Hey Jeff - Thanks again for the restoration work on my old super
lead 100. I gave it a test drive today during lunch - and it has
really been restored to its full glory. It's a pleasure to have
skilled and capable folks like yourself to entrust with what is now
a 44 year piece of gear.
Hi Jeff, just a quick note to let you know how pleased I am with
the work you did on my '66 Fender Princeton. It sounds AWESOME! I
honestly can't believe the difference. I only wish I would've gotten
it to you sooner instead of waiting so long. All I want to do is
play my guitars through it since getting it back. Again, really
appreciate all you did for it. I spent about 35 minutes cleaning up
the cabinet and knobs per your instructions and now it looks like
new, and sounding good as new. I couldn't be happier!
Jeff, You fixed my Marshall DSL 40 before Christmas, and I must
say I couldn't be happier. It never has sounded so good. I've played
a couple of small gigs with it and it has been both amazing in sound
and dependability since you did your magic on it. I appreciate what
you did and I wanted to thank you. You absolutely did what you said
you would do. Feel free to use this feedback for your business, and
I am recommending you to my musician friends. Thanks again for a
Jeff, this Tremolux sounds absolutely awesome. Thanks again, man.
Jeff, I just wanted to give you an update on my Deluxe Reverb with
the new Tone Tubby speaker. I learned immediately that my #1 problem
with the amp's tone was the previous speaker. The Tone Tubby sounds
great, and my amp sounds basically like I expect good old Fenders to
sound. No more huge, boomy bass, and the nasally spike no longer
jumps out of the amp. That particular Blue Dog was a poor match, I
believe. Also, the reverb is MUCH improved--night and day. Thanks
for getting my amp back into the "yeah, that's why I like Fenders!"
territory. I appreciate it!
Hi Jeff, Just wanted to send you big old thanks for the fine
job you did on my 74 Super Reverb. I have cleaned up the vinyl
and she looks great and sounds great, too. I believe she has
many more good years left in her. Again, thanks.
Tone of the amp is absolutely breathtaking!!! :) On the Andrews
Just wanted to tell you how awesome my Deluxe Reverb is now that
you've worked your magic. The Reaper HP is DEFINITELY the right
speaker for this amp. I honestly can't believe how good this thing
sounds all around. Easily 10 times better than before.You guys are
great. I'll be back for sure and have already recommended you to a
Hey Jeff! This is Blake, with Marshall. I've been meaning to get in
touch with you. Mainly to say that thing sounds incredible! I
haven't heard tone like this, in years. Everything about it, now,
really rocks! Thanks, again.
Jeff, I just finished playing with my Music Man HD212 that you
restored... WOW is all I can say! I had not fully realized just how
bad my amp had deteriorated over 35+ years. This reminds me of what
I remember the amp sounding like as a kid. This is the sound that
made me want to play guitar. If anything, you made it even better! I
would recommend your shop to anyone who has an older tube amp and
wants to bring it back from the “dead”. It has been brought back to
life and it really “sings” now!
Hey Jeff, just wanted to let you know that I am really pleased with
the work you did on my 73 Deluxe Reverb. I've put about 30 hours on
it since picking it up from you and the WGS G12C/S you recommended
is starting to break in nicely and the amp really sounds great!
Thanks so much for getting this thing dialed in, I really appreciate
All the best,
The boys all got together to play and we broke out the Marshall you
restored. All we can say is: EXCELLENT! Thanks for a fast,
inexpensive, a great job. Oren Lee and the Coolers thank you!
Amp got back yesterday. Beautiful workmanship. You're the best, bar
Marc Muller - Waterford, WI
Hi Jeff - just wanted to say the amps sound Amazing! The Princeton
clone is excellent as a relatively clean jazz kind of amp (all I
want to use it for), but the Deluxe sounds way better than I've ever
heard it sound. It really is excellent. Thanks again for the great
work and I'll bring my other messed up stuff soon!
Herb Avery - Atlanta
I know it has been a couple of weeks since you had done my "master
volume Mod" for my Tweed/Brown Fender Bassman, but to be honest I
have not had a chance to really put it to the test until this
I have to tell you, it is awesome. Channel 2 (w/o pre-amp) is still clean and beautiful, as before! Channel 1 run as a pre-amp thru Channel 2 is just out of this world. This amp set correctly does not need pedals or effects to get "that sound". And it does not matter whether it is set on loud or quiet on the master volume, I can get great rhythym and lead tones just by working on the knobs and switches right on the guitar. From clean, to bite, to gritty, to dirty, all of it is there with a tone, pup setting and volume knob adjustment right on the guitar. It is a wonderful thing to have every sound I need on one amp setting, and I can make ten great sounds come out from the adjustments at my fingertips. With a guitar change or two, I can really get some incredible sounds without having to really even look at the amp other than to stare at it in awe. It handles the PAF's in the ES335 and does wonders with the single coils on the strat and tele. And each guitar is very flexible in it's sound, not just a one-trick pony.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to take care of my needs. I appreciate your knowledge and skill and craftmanship you have put into my amp to make me a very happy customer!! BTW, the hiss sound is much better than I expected from your explanation. I do appreciate the honesty in telling me the downside of what I was trying to accomplish. You were very forthright in making me aware of everything going on!
Steve Young - Norcross, GA
You just recently revamped my super reverb. I wanted to tell you
how happy I am with what you did! The overall sound is just so much
more powerful and full. You made the amp much more reliable and I
cannot thank you enough! It really rocks when I crank it. I wanted
to stress that I greatly appreciate your business approach and can
honestly say that it was the easiest, most honest interaction I've
ever had with someone repairing my instrument/gear. It is very
obvious that you love what you do and take pride in helping others
achieve their unique sound.
Taylor Knox - Atlanta, GA
Just got the Supro back and It sounds fantastic, great job as
usual. You've always done a fantastic job, and this was no
exception. I am totally thrilled with this amp !! I found out what
model it is in case you are interested it's a 1965 Combo Tremolo
Jack Albright - Clarkston, MI
Jeff – Just wanted to let you know I played a gig on Saturday with
the JCM 900 you serviced, and it sounded great. Lots of compliments
– great tone. I have also done some recording with the '73 JMP 50
watt you recently finished, and, oddly, the speakers in the cabinet
sound much better now! Thanks again for the great service on my
John Williams - Peachtree City, GA
Just got the amp in and fired it up and......wow. Everything i
wanted out of this machine. The lows aren't muddy anymore and the
high's don't pierce like they used to. Its smooth and amazing!!!!
This is what i think of when people say "that vintage marshall
sound" I have it now and its all thanks to you man!!! Everything i
loved about the amp is still there and everything i hated is gone. I
couldn't imagine a better amp for me. Thank you again!
Teel Merrick - Amarillo, TX
Jeff, took your advice and put a rajun cajun in my 66 epiphone
comet, and it makes a world of difference, thank you!!! with the
mods and repairs you did to my amp, this thing is a screamer.
fantastic job!!! I will recommend you highly to anyone needing tube
amp repairs. one day I'll have to bring in my twin reverb and champ
for cleanup and such.
John Gadsby - Hiawassee, GA
Jeff had the patience and courage to repair and restore my Bogen
CH35A to a clean, quite, power 2-channel [guitar] amplifier. I
nearly smoked this Boggie in my quest for tone but I found an
Andrews Amp Lab ad in Vintage Guitar Magazine classified and there
was hope yet. I will always bring my work to Andrews in the future.
The works looks fantastic and I slipped the chassis in the blue
metal flake original case, beautiful! This was the first time I ever
sent an amp to a shop and it was a great experience!
Kenneth Quintini - Panama City, FL
Jeff, I wanted to thank you for such a fine job you did on my amp.
It sounds so so good !!!
Ron Vidal - SF (Thinline) Princeton - Soldonta, Alaska
Fired up the Laney tonight and used some JJ KT77's and biased it
up. Man this thing rocks, I can't believe my ears! Thanks for making
this amp awesome, I will recommend you to anyone who needs amp
repair. I have a peavey vtm120 that I may be sending in to you (in a
couple months) to get a cap job on it.
Brad Parish - Rincon, GA
I can't believe how great my Marshall sounds! Better than I ever
remember it. Money well spent!
Wally Hooker - Effingham, IL
Hi Jeff. I have not finished re-tolexing my Maestro to put the
chassis back in yet but the Vari-tone sounds perfect. Its incredible
and thanks for a great job.
Sean Glen -Various Vintage Gibsons - Bernardsville, NJ
Jeff, When I bought this 1967 Gemini 2 from the junk store there
was little hope. After the re-cap, the new reverb tank, PI tube and
a 3-prong cord it sounds amazing. This thing breaks up in best
possible way at the perfect volume. I am most impressed with the
quality of customer service, knowledge of vintage electronics and
attention to detail. I hope to bring more business your way.
-Dave Sutton - Marietta, GA
Hello Jeff, Had a chance this evening to noodle around with the
Deluxe. It is a totally different amp. It does have more headroom
and you were right the Phillips pt's sound better. Can't put my
finger on it, possibly more note separation. Open chords lots of
chime, believe it or not, smoother overdrive. I left the EH in the
PI position and put a groove tube 12AT7 in PT pos. This amp is now
useable for any situation I may require. Thanks a lot for the great
Jeff Smith - Tweed Deluxe -Woodstock, GA
Hi Jeff, chassis arrived safely. Amp sure sounds good to my ears.
If you don't object, I will eventually send you a Magnatone/Lyric
chassis for refurbishing. Also, when the time comes, please sell me
some of the speakers you suggested. Thanks for the entire
transaction. I'd like to contribute to your satisfied customer
Thanks again, James in Japan
James Kenney - Shimoda City, Japan
Made my bandmates suffer through hearing me bench-testing the
Voxes, Vibro, & TE Vellocette at a rehearsal today... so far
I've been quite pleased with sound & response... in particular
the AC30 & Vibro sound great... Thanks man, nice job.
Tim Bowen - Various amps - Atlanta
Hey Jeff, Just thought I'd e-mail and tell you that the Marshall
sounds great - I would call but it's late so I just got on your
website. Thanks again - I hope to use the Marshall on the up-coming
CD - I know I will be using the Fender's!
Mark Cook - Pro Reverbs and Plexi Marshall - Decatur, GA
The work you did on my Tremolux is great. Now that I have played this amp on many jobs I am hooked. My Tele never had this warm a tone with all the bite you could ask for. The 10's are original Oxford's. Now I would like you to do your magic on my Vibro-Champ.
Rick Goodwin - BF Tremolux - Jacksonville, AL
Got the Hilgen chassis back from UPS last night. Slapped it back
together and tried it out with a strat Sounds very good. I am very
pleased with the work, thank you.
The input voicings are fine and though I almost never do, I cranked it to max and the sound is wonderful, a creamy distortion full tone, almost sax like, it's gonna be excellent for solo lines.
All in all I greatly appreciate your professionalism and expertise. I will recommend your shop at any opportunity. Thanx again.
Chris Casses - Hilgen HM-1 - Franklin, NC
Right, I would say," Now THAT'S how I remember this amp sounding!!"
However, I don't ever remember my DR sounding this damn good. Once again another mighty tone machine reclaims its rightful place. AND, it don't need no stinking doo doo boxes in front of it! Thanks Jeff, It really is spot on.
Jeff Smith - BF Deluxe Reverb - Woodstock, GA
Just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying the Contessa
ca-45 PA head you worked on. Great Job
Cliff Ryan - Tucson, AZ
Thanks again for your top class work mate. The tweed Gibson GA-9
you just serviced for me is now even better sounding (hard for me to
believe!) The amp is dead quiet now and just roars the kinda harp
sound I want on command.
Out of the 'bout a hundred amps I've bought and sold this last 3-4 years... this thing is the most outrageous for harp. Again, if I ever tell you I'm selling this amp, please feel give me an uppercut/hook combination!
Michael Goodstone - Various Harp Amps - Marietta, GA
Just wanted to send you a quick note and tell you that my 73' 50
Watt Marshall head that you worked on now sounds OUTSTANDING! It is
very quiet now and the tone is everything I wanted it to be and then
some. You were very honest and straightforward in dealing with me
and I sincerely appreciate it. It feels great to know that there is
someone within driving distance that I can take a vintage amp to and
have first rate repair work done. Keep up the good work because I'm
passing the word to all my friends!
Steve Fleming - Birmingham, AL
I picked up my Bassman 10 on Monday. Tuesday, I went into the
studio with it , and I must say it is now one of the finest sounding
Amps I have played through in 30 some years of Bass. I'm playing a
'77 Precision with ash body and hand wound pickups (all original, I
ordered and had it built myself in 77) and it is a tone monster.
Deep, Clear lows sweet mids and highs and now I have an amp to
match. Great Job! I am more than pleased with your work and will
recommend you to everybody I know who owns a tube amp, whether or
not they think they need work. This thing sounds awesome now. By the
way, you mentioned you were soon to be building your own line of
amps. Whenever you decide to build a great bass amp, I would love to
own the first one so keep me in mind. Thanks again for the GREAT
Alan Kerr - Heflin, AL
Just a short note to tell what a totally different amp my valve
junior is. Quiet and responsive, perfect performance. It was a
Patrick Kennedy - Decatur, GA
Hey Jeff, I know it has been a few months since you repaired my
amp, but I just wanted to tell you thanks. I have gigged with it a
little bit and it is a really awesome amp! It does that Fender clean
like I have never heard from my newer Fender amps. I will not
hesitate to get in touch with your shop if I ever have any problems.
But as far as the amp sounds now, I may not ever have to! Thanks!
Chance Royal - Thomaston, GA
I have really enjoyed my Champ clone since you worked on it a month
or so ago. Have been busy and just haven't taken the time to tell
you what a pleasure it is to play with the new speaker and no
buzzing. Thanks again for your attention to detail and excellent
work. I'll be bringing our Mesa up your way when I can get it away
from our son for a week or two.
Buck Richardson - Warner Robins, GA
The Champ is back safe and sound, reassembled and properly burned
in. It sounds great, I should've had it serviced years ago. What a
gem. I also appreciate your straightforward approach (in
communicating all the details of this repair with me), in addition
to the excellent outcome....
.....I have learned I should expect for one or more problems to surface in especially in seeking repair(s), and I am thrilled to death to have had none of that.
Michael Sayre - Rocky Face, GA
Thank you for the work you did on my Bandmaster. It's a completely
different experience. It's remarkable the difference that makes.
It's almost like capturing air from the 60s....
Rex Smith - Kennessaw, GA
I noticed many testimonials about your repair work but I would like
to say thank you for the quick shipment of the speaker that I bought
from you. For whatever reason you seemed to be the only person I
could find that had what I needed. You were very friendly along with
business like to make (what seemed to me) a big problem into a
simple solution. Thank you once again for speedy, friendly and
Michael - Colorado Springs, Co
Jeff- Got to put the Dual Super Lead through the paces recently and
the MM Transformers and Choke made a HUGE difference! Thanks for
taking the time to get the biasing right and matching my amp with
the proper tubes. Can't believe how much better it sounds, and I'm
not just saying that to justify the cost, you really can hear the
difference over the cheap stock transformers. Power is smooth and
crisp. There is now plenty of headroom and gobs of rich harmonic
sustain. The gain seems more articulate and less buzzy. I won't
trust my amps to anyone else as long as you are around. Thanks for
doing quality work!
Lee Sebastian- Marshall DSL 100- Atlanta, GA
Jeff, Last night, I finally got a chance to crank up that (Dual)
Showman that you serviced and put reverb in. Two words - absolutely
gorgeous. Reverb added sweet sustain and the clean overhead was the
best that I have ever played out of anyway. The Twin that I was
raving about a couple months ago now is officially the backup.
I ran across a newly rebuilt JBL K120 and it made an excellent match along with a Black Widow. Honestly, that amp made me sound better than I am. Thanks for your help with the mod. Good to know it paid off- and then some.
Justin Bridges - Cumming, GA
Hello Jeff, I just wanted to thank you for your excellent work on
my 1969 Bandmaster Reverb chassis. It is exactly what I wanted, and
it sounds great. I took me a while to get it all together, Due to
the fact that I had turned it into a combo, but after all was said
and done, It really was more than I expected. The sound is really
big, clear and three dimensional. My drummer even noticed! All of
your suggestions were right on the money, and you were polite and
extremely helpful. Your knowledge, expertise, and fast service was
worth every penny.
Top Shelf Guitar Shop
I've had a chance over the weekend to play the Peavey Royal 8 you
modded for me - nice! The bass is much more articulate, much more
satisfying, doubtless due to the speaker upgrade. Haven't got my 2 x
10 cabinet here yet but I am looking forward to pushing the amp w/
tranny upgrade through it.
All your work was to spec, on time and under budget and I thank you. In particular your suggestion to convert the on-board speaker to 4 ohms and thus be able to get by with just one extra jack and a simplified wiring harness was clever and much appreciated. You've got a permanent customer in me.