lordbizarre's electric guitar & amp museum

Besides a modest electric guitar collection, I also provide some services.

Already 20 years I'm a (valve-)amplifier hobbyist / repairer. I've my own little firm "ROCK !", but no longer in existence, wherein I'm trying to repair those old amplifiers. Most of them are from Juke-Boxes, and I can say: I've seen them all! There're amp's I've repaired for Belgium; The Netherlands, but lately they're surfacing in Germany; France; Switserland; Sweden and last but not least: USA!

Due to my interrest in guitar amplifiers I've kept a few old ones under wraps trying to put them back in working order. In my museum I've already 50 amplifiers! Most of them are waiting to be repaired and have a nice old day between all their beloved guitars.

A few special ones are: a Televic HiFi guitar amp, made in Belgium!; the Eko SC800 mentioned before; an Hägstrom 523007 (yes serialnumber 007) guitar amplifier, together with the Hägstrom Impala 535007 (yes,also serialnumber 007!!); the FBT Ranger Two (Italia's Orange clone), and a Dynacord DA20; a Schaller KV40, first issue (with EZ81 instead of a Selenium rectifier 1963).

For the moment I'm repairing a Dynacord DA12 (1958) amp, who's vibrato-electronics have been cut out. But I'll get this amp in original working order again!!!! ... and since it's already a year ago: now it's again in working order and often used!

Shown here's an example of an amplifier I repaired (better restored in it's original state).

It's much better to be able to work on an amp with the schematics nearby. But one doesn't have them always arround, so I draw a new schematic according the amplifier. Once the amp is working, the schematic can be completed with a tension chart.

It isn't always easy but all those years of experience and all those amp's I've seen inside-out do help ... so many amp's ... so many different faults, couldn't get me down!


But all that experience helped me to repair my own amplifiers. I hope, in the future, to be able to say to guitarists that they can chose which guitar with which amp to play ...

not in the near future ... alas ...

Hereby an example of how I repair JukeBox amplifiers. After years I developed a new, modified circuit board for the Wurlitzer 530-536 amplifier, used in the Wurlitzers 1900-2400.

Upon request I can repair the original circuit board in its original state (if not too much damaged!). On the photo you can see the original brown pertinax circuit board whith its original components; below the new circuit board which is easily interchangeable. Together with a new power supply circuit board (W536), a W536 amplifier takes only three to four hours to be repaired!

Of course, the other components such as the 6L6 valve bases need to be replaced too, the volume potmeter; the cancel switch; the power switch; the power cord etc ... So your amp comes back as new to your home and his (jukeBox-)housing!

Whenever you've got any questions: shoot!!! (see E-mail form in Contact us)

Look at my workbench. Many guitars passed here to be repaired. Others were taken apart to determine wich brand and/or wich hardware they used. You see an East-German semi-accoustic to be repared. This "Hemosch" guitar was complete, but in such a dirty state, it had to be dismanteled, and rebuild from zero!
Found recently a Hüttl electric guitar with build-in amp. This guitar must be from late 70's or beginning 80's due to the SN76007N amp (dated week 11 from 1979). Since there's no info available about this guitar and/or the amp; I'm still researching this brand. If anybody can give me some info about this 555 Folkamp Hüttl (made in Germany), please do!

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