I have reluctantly taken the decision to close my repairs book until September 2017. I am doing this for a few reasons:
- I have a few repair jobs backed up at the moment that I need to clear before I take in any more and a couple of on site PAT testing jobs to do.
- I am considering moving into building valve amplifiers and will investigate some other electronic business ideas I have and I need to commit some time to this and build a few prototypes.
- I have a more advanced valve tester half built that needs to be finished.
- I plan to reorganise my stock of parts and build some better storage shelving.
- I have to help my father move house and get his existing house in Sheffield ready for sale.
I am sorry if my customers are stuck with faulty gear but I think it is better to do this than promise to fix stuff then let folks down.
I will still be checking my email (the best way to contact me with enquiries in the mean time) if you have any questions or enquiries.
Bye for now!
LaLuna Technology is an electronic repair workshop in Hadfield, UK. It is owned and run by myself, Dan Davenport. I specialise in musician’s amplification repairs, valve (tube) guitar amplifiers, mixing desks and PA.
Hadfield is near Glossop, twelve miles or 30 minutes from the centre of Manchester and twenty six miles over the moors from Sheffield. Visitors are very welcome but please call first to make sure I will be here.32 Station Road, Hadfield, Glossop. SK13 1BQ
Phone: 01457 597018
I charge a £15 diagnosis fee and quote you a price for the repair so if you decide not to go ahead (or fix it yourself or somewhere else), that is all you will pay.
For a diagnosis and a repair I normally charge £40 for up to one hours labour then £15 per half hour after that. The minimum cost for a successful diagnosis and repair is then £40.
I can repair most makes and models of guitar and keyboard amplifiers of both the solid state (transistor) and thermionic valve variety.
If you have found details of a particular mod on the net that you would like to have done, just email me some links and I’ll see what I can do.
Valve (tube) testing, replacement and biasing
Loss of power, slow warm up, valve rattle and crackles and pops are all possible possible symptoms of tired valves. A well gigged amp can easily wear out tubes in 6 months. Book it in for a valve test now.
Guitar effects pedal repairs
It is usually the foot switches that go on these and they can be replaced quite cheaply.
Mixing Desk Servicing
I have worked on Soundcraft, Allen & Heath, Yamaha, Dynacord, Studiomaster, Behringer and other makes of mixer. Common faults are scratchy and broken faders, dead channels and power supply faults. I have done a lot of work on the Dynacord Powermate series of portable powered desks that seem to be so popular with pub circuit singers and musicians.
PA power amp repair
Some PA rack mount amps can be fixed economically, depends what’s gone and make/model.
Audio cable fabrication and repair
From re-soldering a headphone jack to making up custom multiway cables. Call me for a competitive quote.
Speaker testing and replacement
PAT safety testing
Get your amps (especially vintage ones) safety tested if you don’t want to risk going to rock heaven in the footsteps of Keith Relf of the Yardbirds. He sadly died from electrocution while playing through an badly earthed guitar amp. Valve amps can use HT supplies in excess of 500 Volts DC which is more than enough to stop your heart! A lot of venues ask to see proof of PAT testing before they let you play. A PAT test on a guitar amp, mains cable and multiway extension including a certificate would only cost you £10 and it may save your life.
I will repair some of the better quality home audio gear. Please call or email with details of the equipment and the fault.