Frequently Asked Questions

Can you fix my _____?

If we can obtain a schematic for your amp or instrument, we can fix it!. Without a schematic, limited repairs are possible. Also, some vintage boutique instruments require parts that are no longer manufactured. In many such cases, we can find replacement parts or restore the originals to good workable condition.

We frequently work on the following:

Instruments: Rhodes, Wurlitzer, Hammond, Leslie, Clavinet, many analog synths (Moog, Arp, Oberheim...)
Amps: Fender, Marshall, Ampeg, Gallien-Krueger...
Effects Pedals: MXR, Mutron, Electro-Harmonix, Boss, Lovetone, DOD, Vox, etc.

Newer equipment presents its own set of problems, as modern keyboards are not designed to last for decades the way a Hammond from the 1950s or a Rhodes piano from the 1970s was. With new models coming out every few years, planned obsolescence is a reality in modern instrument manufacture. The way these new instruments are built, with very specific custom or proprietary parts, makes them intrinsically more difficult to service. Some manufacturers will support their older products; others will not. We will do our best to help you with your specific situation, so give us a call.

Note: RetroLinear is currently an authorized repair center for Hammond, Leslie, Gallien-Krueger, Korg, Yamaha, Roland, 

How much will it cost?

Our standard 2016 Rates (excluding parts):

Vintage Keys labor rate:  $100 per hour
Hammond Organs
Leslie speakers
Rhodes electric pianos
Wurlitzer electric pianos
Analog Synthesizers
Hohner Clavinets

There is a bench/evaluation fee of $125.
This covers evaluation of your equipment for repair, usually 1-2 hours to assess the state of the instrument and what's required to make it proper again!  We'll prepare a written estimate for service, if you choose to move forward-  the $125 fee is waived & you are responsible only for Parts + labor.

In some cases additional repairs may be required, in these instances you will be contacted in regard to additional parts/labor required for completion of service.  

If the decision to NOT move forward with repairs is made you are responsible for
the $125 evaluation fee.

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Standard Musical Equipment:  $85 per hour (excluding parts)
Tube & Solid state based guitar- bass amplifiers
Vintage & New Effects pedals
Modern digital/musical electronics

There is a bench/evaluation fee of $85.
This covers evaluation of your equipment for repair, usually 1-2 hours to assess the state of the equipment and what's required to make it proper again!  We'll prepare a written estimate for service, if you choose to move forward-  the $85 fee is waived & you are responsible only for Parts + labor.

In some cases additional repairs may be required, in these instances you will be contacted in regard to additional parts/labor required for completion of service.  

If the decision to NOT move forward with repairs is made you are responsible for
the $85 evaluation fee.

The above mentioned rates exclude shipping costs & sales tax.

 

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Phone: 215-699-8000 | Fax: 215-699-8100
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