It is My Business and hobby to repair and do restoration of antique and unique electronics. Such as Valve or Tube Amp s (especially higher quality units). What is restoration? This is a very thorough repair in the way that even minor problems are corrected and the performance is restored to a new like condition (sometimes maybe better according to past customers, see View Entries below). I won't just repair specific problems, what you'll be getting is an electronic reconditioning of the entire unit. That way you will get a 90 day warranty and high quality workmanship. Your notes on any know specific problems are helpful and may cut down on the time involved though. I can work on any without problem and would be glad to handle your electronic needs. I take pride in this work and know bringing back old memories and/or allowing analog to continue means a lot to some and to me. Turnaround repair time is running between 7 to 10 business days. View the Guest Book below and click view entries to see what my customers have said about the work.
All Units and Equipment are packaged extremely well for return and are Insured and returned by way of UPS..If your packing material is suitable it will be reused if it is possible to save expense. If it is not strong enough in our opinion new packing material will be used. Safety will not be compromised.
For companies, businesses or medical facilities I can repair and solve problems on obsolete or unique equipment that you either send into my facility or I can even come onsite. I know some companies have stopped servicing equipment they have manufactured or are understaffed... I can also work with companies as a third party Field Engineer. Of course travel expenses and travel time (at the same rate as labor) are also charged.
Below is some background on me.
I began at Westinghouse (when they were a government contractor in Military Defense Electronics) doing repair and calibration of electronic laboratory instruments and industrial electronics. I also did some light electronic design and prototyping work (did invent one of the first hardware screen savers while there). After working for Westinghouse I became a Field Service Engineer for Sopha Medical Systems, they designed and sold medical imaging computers and gamma cameras. I was based in Baltimore, Maryland and worked out of their office also doing technical support, prototyping and circuit modification and design. I was also responsible for working with many hospital and medical facilities/research facilities all around the United States to solve complex problems in Medical Imaging. I am knowledgeable in analog and digital circuits as well as RF transmitters. I also hold a general radio telephone license with a ship radar endorsement. This is a FCC license that allows me to work on transmitting equipment. I am also a Ham Radio operator and hold a Tech Plus license. I enjoy solving problems and being friendly to customers.
If you wish to contact me, by email is probably best. However my number is ########## if you are more comfortable calling I'd be glad to speak with you, (Mountain Time). I am located in New Mexico. Please do leave a message if I'm not in. I do first screen calls because of all the telemarketing. If you wish to email me just click my email button and I'll get back to you soon.
In regard to vintage electronics/ Tube or Valve Amplifier etc. Simply call or email me and I will give you the OK to send in your equipment for repair. I just need to OK it first. Please do not send anything till we either talk by phone or email. All units need to be complete units without parts missing for me to work on them.
UPS has been running from $25 to $55 to ship heavier units out here, just a general idea. There is no fee until the unit is completed, you will be notified by email. Serious inquiries only please. Sorry I do not currently sell parts or manuals for units.
Many solutions can be found to restore your equipment to it's original operating condition or even better, for example tape heads can be resurfaced, drive belts can be cross-referenced by size, most semiconductors are available or can be substituted, circuits can be redesigned if need be with improved performance, motors can be rebuilt.
From time to time I will have reconditioned units for sale at the bottom of my page. I mostly will have ????????? and other higher end ones. I also have many waiting in my store room to be reconditioned and take advance requests. I do have more for sale than I show here, please inquire by email. All will be in most excellent condition when they leave here!!! I have left the pictures up of some that have sold to help people see some specifications on the different decks.
My main goal however is to repair/restore items for people who already own them. You might say I like to repair what was thought once to be unrepairable.
Thanks for stopping by! I want it to be a friendly site! By the way I designed the website here so feel free to make suggestions. Why not click the above add me to your favorites button? Take a look at some of the restorations I've done below.