Welcome to my site, I design, build, repair, and restore analogue electronic audio equipment, having over thirty years experience of analogue electronics and qualified with
a Bsc (Hons) in electronics & communications specialising in eletroacoustics.
I design unique spring reverb, equalizer, distortion units and pre-amps for studio, live or home use. Custom racked vintage studio modules, such as classic Telefunken, Neumann, Siemens, Neve, WSW. Fully repaired/serviced, calibrated and recapped, with a choice of modern or vintage power supplies. Mic pre-amps, EQ's, compressors, limiters.
"Theo built me a valve distortion unit which I am extremely happy with. The audio and build quality of the unit is exceptional. He has included parameters and functions that are not found on 'off the peg' units". Bibio (Warp records).
"These units are bespoke and have been designed using purely analogue components, so their construction and operation are significantly different to those of off-the-shelf effects units. You’ll be rewarded with a unique and beautiful sonic toolkit for your music. " Dave pape, Museum of Techo
AAE RECORDING PRE-AMP & REVERB
This unit accepts various input sources and amplifies them for recording purposes. An extra facility is the spring reverb section and the amplified reverb drive signal. Both of these signals can be mixed with the original signal. It is a purely analogue design using valves and transistors working on relatively high voltages (up to 320Vdc) producing high level signals, a lot of headroom.
It can be adjusted to produce clean, mildly or even heavily distorted sound. The type of harmonics generated can be even and low in order (musical) but sometimes if so desired, odd too, for harsher sound (for instance bass, drums etc.) Harmonic distortion can be combined with frequency adjustment through careful use of the gain switches/controls and the inbuilt EQ. Overdrive distortion combined with the reverb sections can also produce a variety of different sounds.
Guitar & bass amps are designed and hand built in the workshop - single ended & push pull. Also send return effects drivers and power supplies for pedal boards.
I design & build valve, hybrid, solid-state pre amps for 50s and 60s type power amps such as Quad II's and Leaks. Also, custom design of hifi & pre amps, phono, line and output stages.
I am a specialist in the restoration of vintage guitar and hifi amplifiers including the complete rebuilding of amps, and modification. Valve and solid state. I also repair and restore studio equipment.
All work undertaken is carried out by me. Equipment is usually looked at on the same or next day. Amplifiers can be tested at full power in the workshop, especially after the repair.
My workshop address is Unit 1A First Floor The Chocolate Factory 2, 4 Coburg Road Wood Green N22 6UJ. Contact me directly on 0208-829-8927 between 9am - 7pm mon to sat to discuss your amp, mod or design requirement. You can also EMAIL.
"I play guitar in a gigging band so keeping my amps in top condition is a priority. Theo has worked on my vintage amps Marshall JTM50, Marshall JTM30, '65
Fender Pro-Reverb and '64 Fender Princeton. They all were very good to begin with but Theo spent some time with each in his workshop and a few days handed over some truly impressive guitar amps. They all seem to have acquired some kind of magic. They are the same amps in character but now have some warmth and sparkle that makes playing a delight" "Theo has also built me a custom 12 watt classic with reverb - all valve which is like nothing i have ever played. It is the most responsive amp I have ever gigged with and I'm pleased as punch"Dan Turner