Services and Price List

This is for reference only, please contact us for estimates or to discuss what you need.

General Shop Rate

$75/hour

This is the hourly rate is used as a base to calculate all repair costs. Most of the time, estimates can be provided within a certain range. 

Bench Fee

$90

This is the minimum fee to look at any item and is put towards the diagnosis and repair. It applies per item. Most of the time you will be provided an estimate for the total repair bill (this fee is put towards the repair cost). If you decide not to proceed with the repair this will be the amount owing when you pickup the item. Amp Mechanic has the final decision on any changes made to this fee.

Rush Repair Fee

$100/hour

Wait times can fluctuate depending on how many repairs jobs are in the shop. If you need it quickly and we have the parts available, there is a charge to move to the front of the line.

Tube Amp Bias

$55-75

As there are a wide variety of amps out there and different methods needed to bias them, I usually charge by time with the general shop rate. I prefer to measure the tube performance in operation and calculate values for the bias to find the optimal point so you get good tube life and great tone. And yes, your cathode bias amps need to have the bias set.

PCB Repair

$187.50 (plus parts)

Minimum fee for all circuit board repairs. Fee is based off hourly rate, more complex repairs could be more. (parts or components not included)
This generally applies to amps including powered PA gear but does not include effects pedals. 

Instrument Related Repairs and Installs

Electric Guitar Pickup Install (solid body)

One pickup........................... $75

Two Pickups......................... $95

Hollow Body Pickup Install

One pickup........................... $100

Two Pickups......................... $130

Acoustic Pickup Install

$90

This is a minimum starting point. Final price depending on the complexity of the Install. Estimate will usually be provided.

General Instrument Repairs

$75/hr

Based off the shop rate. Fixing or replacing an endpin jack, output jack or general cleaning of electronics, simple wiring repair, a pot replacement are all things that are based off the shop rate but usually take less than an hour. Usually around $40 plus parts is a good estimate for any of the above jobs.

Acoustic Preamp/Pickup Repair

By Estimate only

We generally do not repair acoustic preamps, it's much cheaper to buy a new preamp and have us install it than try and troubleshoot it. If a repair is possible, an estimate will be given. Shop rate applies and there is no set fee as there are a wide variety of preamp types and sometimes modifications are needed to fit the new unit. In most cases faulty pickup transducers and piezos can be replaced without having to replace the preamp.