UK pedal repairs - can anyone recommend someone?

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johnhejohnhe Frets: 132
Hi folks, I recently fried my MIJ DD2 by accidentally plugging 18V into it. I clipped the protection diode so the pedal is back to life, but I assume it's now unprotected against any future over voltage. I'd like the diode replaced, and the PCB traces checked/repairs as necessary. I googled pedal repairs and emailed two or three of the ones I found, but didn't get a single reply. Does anyone know someone who could help me? Thanks.
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  • BidleyBidley Frets: 2594
    I've used Martin Owen of Owen Electronics in the past, he's a top man.
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  • FusionistaFusionista Frets: 184
    Frank at JPF amps, situated in Denmark Street and esteemed member of this Forum.
    "Nobody needs more than 20 strats." Mike Landau
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 14298
    @ICBM fixed a pedal for me. Top chap.
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  • SkippedSkipped Frets: 2343
    Martin Owen (Owen Electronics).

    My rating out of 100 for Martin based on every category you can think of?    100.




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  • FusionistaFusionista Frets: 184
    Not sure if juansolo doesn't do repairs.  He sure does great pedals.
    "Nobody needs more than 20 strats." Mike Landau
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  • CirrusCirrus Frets: 6678
    I had a pedal fixed by Owen too, and couldn't fault his service.
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  • johnhejohnhe Frets: 132
    Thanks everyone - appreciate your advice.
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  • frankusfrankus Frets: 4714
    Another vote for JPF ... and ICBM ...

    Frankly what those chaps don't know isn't worth knowing... either of them and you'll be reet.

    As for Juansolo , yes... yes he does make great pedals - his soldering is impeccable.
    A sig-nat-eur? What am I meant to use this for ffs?! Is this thing recording?
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  • juansolojuansolo Frets: 1766
    Swapping out the diode should take all of 5 mins for anyone competent with a soldering iron. If you can't find anyone local to do it, bob it over I'd I'll sort it.
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  • Fusionista;185622" said:
    Frank at JPF amps, situated in Denmark Street and esteemed member of this Forum.
    Whereabouts on Denmark street is he?
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  • vizviz Frets: 8304
    Halfway, black door I think, up some stairs.
    Anything that isn’t pentatonic is pretentious wank -  LastMantra
    more on the strength of my ability to own a PA than to play a guitar” - ICBM
    Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. Better to sound like an individual than a clone” - Merlin
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  • hugbothugbot Frets: 1527
    Another voice for martin owen.
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  • Badgerific on the old MR forum has done a fair bit for me. But I've misplaced his email address. Anyone know if he's now on here or got his contact details?
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  • mike257mike257 Frets: 324
    I've used Martin Owen too and was very pleased with both the service and the price.  Seems a top bloke.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 16111
    Glad I found this thread.

    My Wampler Sovereign has gone all farty when it used to be really tight sounding.

    I shall contact Owen Electronics and see what the craic is. I really like that pedal, but I bought it from the USA before it was available in EU shops. 
    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 58105
    I'd be happy to do it as well - but try to find someone local first as juansolo said. The cost of posting it over here and back would be about the same as the repair, and there's always a risk that Royal Fail will lose it.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 16111
    Considering the EU proce of the pedal is now about £200 (I paid about £160 including import taxes etc) I don't mind spending the postage money!


    Humans will swim in the sea even though there are many corpses in it.  They will not swim in a pool with a corpse in it. 
    Therefore all humans have a water / corpse ratio that is acceptable to them.
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  • HeartfeltdawnHeartfeltdawn Frets: 19802
    Another vote for Owen Electronics. He took my dodgy old Pearl analog delay, fitted new jacks, sorted out some wiring and (I think) recapped it and it sounds superb. 
    Reubicado en Dagobah.
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