PROJECTS

Welcome to the Desert Amplifier Repair projects page. Over on the right side you’ll find our most recent Facebook posts. We’re always updating our Facebook page with cool things that come across the bench. It’s a great way to show off some of the unique items that find their way into the shop. As always, if you see any gear that belongs to you feel free to tag yourself.

Below you’ll find our most recent YouTube videos. Sometimes we’ll shoot a little video of what we’re working on to illustrate some of the services we provide at DAR…and sometimes we’ll go to YouTube just to show off some cool stuff. If you like what you see you can subscribe to our YouTube page to get notified every time we upload a new video.

At the bottom of the page you’ll find some archived photo essays of different projects we’ve done over the years, popular modifications, examples of some of the services we provide, etc… As always, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

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DAR is closed while I’m down with the flu. I’ll be back ASAP. The website should be back up this afternoon.
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Get well soon!

Get well!

Update: Desert Amplifier Repair is currently closed while recovering from Covid related medical issues. It’s been a month of long and difficult recovery. Battling pneumonia followed by a transient ischemic attack / pre stroke Sunday. I’m doing ok and should make a full recovery. I wis discharged late yesterday and currently recovering at home. It’s hard to take phone calls as speaking triggers coughing fits. If you need to reach me email is best. Contact@desertamplifierrepair.com I will be doing my best in the coming days to get caught up on emails and hope to return to the shop with at least limited hours sometime next week, as I work toward a full recovery. I know each of your repairs are important and I appreciate all your patience and understanding during my recovery. This was certainly not something I would have chosen to go through by choice.

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DAR
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So sorry to hear this Mark! Your health matters most...so take care to get well. Love to the family ❤️

Wishing you the best and hoping for a speedy and full recovery.

I wish you a good recovery my brother take care if you're self

I’ll be sending good thoughts your way, Mark

Wow! Sorry to hear that Mark. Hoping you get better real soon!

Hoping for a speedy recovery Mark.

Sorry to hear this Mark, but glad you are recovering. Take care and get well soon. 🙏

Get well soon! I have been waiting to update you on my Traynor adventures until I can recover from several health issues myself! One foot in front of the other!

Mark, if only you were nearby! The lake is a gorgeous place to recuperate! Get well. Hugs

Get better Mark! Your first priority is YOU - other stuff can wait!

Dang, wishing you a speedy recovery!

So sorry!! Best wishes for a quick recovery!!

Hang in there, Mark. Hope you have a quick recovery.

Best wishes!

Feel better my friend… ☮️❤️🔥

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Get well soon

Wow sending healing your way!!!!!!!!!

All the best sir, sorry you’re going through this

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Fender Vibrolux Reverb Restoration

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Reverend V custom EMG pickups and wiring harness
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Effects Pedal Repair

Desert Amplifier Repair also offers service, restoration and modifications for most vintage and new production effects pedals.

Bias Mods

Changing the stock fixed bias, found in many amplifiers, to an adjustable fixed bias has several potential benefits.

Tube Matching and Grading

This project consisted of testing tubes for a client. The tubes came from Europe and were manufactured during the end of the Cold War. With the tubes being used in a cathode bias (self bias) amplifier, it was important to match the tubes as closely as possible.

Marshall JCM2000 DSL/TSL100 Bias Drift Issue

The early versions of the JCM2000 were prone to an issue that has been coined the “bias drift” issue. It’s been discussed at length on countless fan forums and since around mid-2004 the issue was resolved in manufacturing by Marshall.