Listing #: 791619456
Business name: Anvil Amplifiers­/ Southern Electronic­s
Location: Howick
Manukau City
About: Repair, Restoratio­n and Manufactur­e of Valve Guitar Amplifiers­. Experien­ced Technician­. Authoris­ed Service Agent for a top UK brand Valve Amp.
Services offered: Repairs, Modificati­ons, Tweaking for Tone, Re Biasing, New Valves, NOS vintage or new components can be used for repairs. Cabinet repairs/re­furbish.
Areas serviced: New Zealand. NO OLD VALVE RADIOS PLEASE!
Availability: Fast turnaround­, typically less than 2 days. Emergenc­y repairs available (subject to parts on hand). Usually no charge for examinatio­n/ estimate.
186 Wellington St Howick.
In the late 70s I serviced and repaired valve amplifiers, so I am no stranger to vintage gear.
I started doing valves again in 2006.
I will look at Solid State gear but as specialised parts are not always available repairs may not be possible in some cases.
Scratch built amplifiers.
Point to point hand wired fender style amps built to order.
These Amplifiers have no eyelet boards or messy wiring.

Restored Peavey amp Photo 5

Repaired/ restored amps in stock.
You are welcome to try out gear in my showroom.

Valves, components are held in stock.

I also stock a small range of instrument leads, Fender guitar strings etc.

Hours: By appointment during following:
(I am not always at workshop)
Mon - Fri 9.00 AM - 5.00PM
Sat 9.00 AM - 2.00PM
Sun 9.00AM - 12 Noon.

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Alan serviced my SAMICK AG-60R AMP. Happy as with the results. Also he had his work cut out to repair my HOLDEN Reverb 100 Valve AMP. Made in NZ 1970’s. Took it too him with parts taken off etc. He did a great job, the AMP is working better than New now. Great sound. Easy to communicate with, nice helpful guy. Knows his stuff, I have no hesitation to recommend Alan for AMP repairs.
kta1 (99 99 positive feedback)  Mon 05 Mar
Got my Line 6 Spider valve fixed on the weekend, working better than it ever has. Quick turn around affordable rates and friendly service, would recommend.
luke.keir (5 5 positive feedback)  Tue 27 Feb
Got my Peavey 6534+ fixed by Alan today.Excellent service and rates,well impressed thanks Al.
scrambell1 (20 20 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2018  Sun 11 Feb
Alan was great to deal with- sorted my old Peavey Classic 30 right out in an hour and a bit. Thanks so much
greenbean73 (171 171 positive feedback)  Fri 17 Nov
Prompt and efficient service of Peavey TKO115 Amplifier. Sunday morning 8am. Replaced power socket with better quality one, repaired broken input socket, clean pots.Added nuts. Just 1.5 hours while you wait service. Friendly, informative, interesting and great contacts. Reasonable charge. Recommend!
avestor (4 4 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2018  Sun 08 Oct
Very Prompt and professional service , will be using Alan again recommended to all
angelcake2 (339 339 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2017  Sat 16 Sep
Alan's skill and knowledge is second to none. Great guy - super fast turn around - friendly -suggested and implemented some great mods for my vintage concord tube amp. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone with tube gear in need of repair or refurbishment - even better buy one of his hand built custom amps they kick ass over any mass produced chinese crap . Thanks again Alan .
soundseller32 (97 97 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2017  Thu 10 Aug
Well, what can I say? Alan is a miracle worker. I had lost hope with my Technics SA-400 amp, but as a last ditch attempt, I found Alan on TradeMe, and local too! So, thought I'd get in touch to see if he could see what he could do with it. Even though it's solid state, he managed to get the amp up and running again within an hour or so of me dropping it off! I was really impressed with the wealth of knowledge and friendly demeanour. Amazing guy. I heartily recommend him!
tnaseem (121 121 positive feedback) Address Verified May 2017  Fri 19 May
It was a pleasure to meet Alan. A very knowledgable man and knows his stuff. Did not sell my any 'Snake Oil' stuff but gave me a wealth of information about NZ audio manufacturing history.
deadly_assassin (86 86 positive feedback)  Wed 17 May
If you are in trouble with your tube amp, as I was, Alan is the right guy to fix it. We are very lucky to have Alan in Auckland, as savvy guys as him are quite rare. He fixed my Blues Junior in 2 hours and saved me a trip back from North Shore to Howick. Now I'm saving money to get one of his custom amps...
jgomes (148 148 positive feedback) Address Verified Mar 2017  Sat 29 Apr
Alan worked on my Fender Bassbreaker 15 that was making some loud humming and crackling noises. Now it sounds like new. Many thanks!!
squashedmike (30 30 positive feedback)  Wed 26 Apr
If you are looking to have any repairs or mods done on your tube guitar amp I would highly recommend Alan. Just had my faulty amp fixed by 9am on the day of a gig and all the previous reviews are bang on. Highly experienced, efficient, reasonable cost and a great guy to deal with. I'm also gassing to try one of his handmade boutique amps, they look incredible.
vannie34 (198 198 positive feedback)  Sat 01 Apr
I had my Peavey Classic 30 serviced by Alan today. I gave him a ring at 3.30, got there at 4.30, and he got the job done on the spot by 6pm! He's a magician when it comes to valve amps and the electronic components. I would've spent several hundred bucks just to replace the transformer if I took it to other big music retailers, but Alan managed to open up the transformer and do his magic! Really cool guy to talk to, definitely knows his stuff. I can't recommend him enough. Thank you Alan.
mino1 (169 169 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2018  Mon 20 Feb
Alan recently fixed my Peavey Valve King Tube Amp, Really great service and the amp is working perfectly! I highly recommend his service!
tkchris61 (11 11 positive feedback)  Mon 06 Feb
If you are looking for professional quality service for all your guitar/bass amplifiers or car audios needs, Alan is your man. Highly Recommended to everyone !
soundnations (596 596 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2017  Thu 24 Nov
Took my vht amp to Alan, did not take him long to find the fault and fix it. definitely knows what he is doing and the reviews on here are spot on highly recommended would not hesitate to use him again
aj120 (113 113 positive feedback)  Mon 24 Oct
Alan Farmer: Thanks for that. Could you phone me please?
After my Peavey Vtm 60 was inactive for over 10 years Alan gave it a complete overhaul and brought life back to it. Quick and Professional service HIGHLY RECOMMEND for all your tube amp needs. Very impressed and very thankful
justice10 (130 130 positive feedback)  Mon 19 Sep
Thanks Alan for fixing both my jansens.. Both sounding like the business! A++++
confuggi (163 163 positive feedback)  Sun 18 Sep
Alan has repaired and done Modifications on my Amps over time I have found him to be very Knowledgeable and good at what he does. He can usually do the work while you wait and if you bring you guitar you can try out his hand made Anvil Amps which are top quality . Alan is a good Honest bloke that knows what he is doing and people like this aren't easy to find so give him a call you will be happy with the results. Shayne
shay71 (27 27 positive feedback)  Sun 06 Dec
Great guy, fixed up my Peavey classic 30 while i waited. Highly recomended :)
hollis10 (280 280 positive feedback)  Mon 10 Aug
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