Eric, I can highly recommend Scott Frankland who has a rpair shop in the area down off Alum Rock Road.Don't have his phone # in front of me but he has done great work for me on 3 amps. John
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Do a search on Google for Bay Area High End Audio Repair As mentioned above, Scott is good however I'd recommend Nick Gowan at True Sounds as another choice. Nick is someone who could not only fix your amp but give you an idea of how to improve it - if need be.
Nick is very good. Alex Dondysh can also repair/upgrade equipment. He is a qualified electrical engineer and HD TV designer; he knows his stuff. He is in Foster City. Give him a call at
Alex also designs and sells custom made SET and push/pull tube amps that can run with any tube amp out there under the company name of 3 Dimension Audio. He is coming over to install a very nice 300b push/pull amp tomorrow.
Nick is great, never met Scott Franklin but his prior history would tell me he knows his stuff. ..
you mentioned cost is a factor, so I have used the Sound Well in Berkeley, they have a tech who is brilliant and has fixed several things for me. the best thing about him is that they have a fixed labor charge, usually between $90-$140, plus parts. He has fixed whatever i have sent to him, and each time it was less than $200.