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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VHT Pittbull Classic ... See MoreSee Less

VHT Pittbull Classic

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Les Paul electronics upgrade w/ PIO tone caps ... See MoreSee Less

Les Paul electronics upgrade w/ PIO tone caps

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Bias / switching section failure. ... See MoreSee Less

Bias / switching section failure.Image attachment

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Peavey Classic 30 ... See MoreSee Less

Peavey Classic 30

The Normal volume potentiometer had a contaminant preventing the wiper from making firm contact to the wafer. The result is a very unstable circuit that can be excited by vibration. Pressing on the knob killed the noise by forcing connection and completing the circuit.

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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.