The Vintage Radio Repair Shop
For all your repair, restoration and servicing needs for Vintage Valve Radio
Telephone 0161 285 1600 Email: info@vintage-
Based in Stockport, Cheshire N.West England but offering Nationwide Service!
Formerly Dab Hand Radio.. Same people, new name! We DO NOT repair DAB Radios!
RADIO SERVICING & *MINOR*REPAIRS inc ‘Standard service & Safety Check’
NB ..This Option is for radios which are ‘working’ but you are not sure it is safe or you wouldn’t leave it on for a long period of time? It may ‘smell’ hot and might be looking tired?!?
If you have an old family heirloom that belonged to grandma and grandad or you have found an old valve radio on eBay or in a vintage shop and want it serviced and safety checked, then this is the Option you want.
Waxy capacitors replaced, new fused mains lead fitted, valves tested and replaced (most valves cost included, its just ‘difficult’ to source valves which incur extra cost) resistors checked, tuning gang service re-
The radio should be WORKING. If not go to OPTION 2…..
£125 VAT included and 12 Month Guarantee
FULL REPAIR AND RESTORATION
This incorporates all that is included in the Standard Service and Safety Check but you be advised by estimate of any potential further costs. These might include new valves and/or difficult to source parts. Some sympathetic restorations require extensive re-
THIS OPTION INCLUDES attention to the radio case. Restoration of the wood and/or bakelite plus repairs/re polishing as required. Most will be refinished in Danish Oil/Varnish/French Polish
From £175 VAT included and 12 Month Guarantee
(The actual price you pay will be related to your estimate which I can only judge when I have inspected the radio. As a guide prices are normally in the range of £175 to £400 depending on the age and condition of the radio. Please ring me or email me to discuss the project. Rest assured the quality of this kind of work is second to none but is time consuming and intricate).
To Place an Order please use the Contact Us form to let me know your requirements and shipping/delivery details.
There is an approx two month or sometimes sooner minimum waiting list from placing an order..
TO PLACE AN ORDER A £50 deductible DEPOSIT is required.
Please use the CHECKOUT facility to the right of this box..
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PRICES CORRECT AS OF MAY 2020
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OPTION 3 . DAB/FM/BLUETOOTH CONVERSION
This Option converts your vintage radio into a fully functional DAB/FM/Bluetooth Radio. It will be for radios that are beyond economically viable traditional restoration or repair yet still have a sentimental value and deserve to be in daily use!
It retains originality and still looks the same*
Modern internal components are used but also a large proportion of the existing radio is retained. Normally the internal speaker is used and the knobs (volume/tone/waveband etc) switches work as they should. This option retains most of the originality and that warm sound of the radio. *A small digital display can be incorporated either under the original dial or on the back panel, at your choice.
Modern DAB/FM/Bluetooth internal rebuild… £265 inc VAT included and 12 Month Guarantee
NB I still have a few DAB/FM/Aux modules (no Bluetooth) left over so these are available and can be installed in your radio for £185 whilst stocks last! Limited number… Ring for details!
OPTION 4. INTERNET RADIO CONVERSION
This includes DAB/FM/Bluetooth as above but also incorporates an internet radio tuner.
NB Sometimes I can do this conversion and route the new digital
radio signals through the existing analogue valve circuits.
Ring or email for details.
£375 VAT included and 12 Month Guarantee
OPTION 5. BLUETOOTH CONVERSION.
Turns your old vintage radio into an active Bluetooth speaker. This includes using the original internal speaker (keeps that rich sound!) and incorporates the existing on/of switch and even a tone control. No digital display needed. No changes to the look of the radio.
£85 (Basic, just on/off switching) £125 (Superior, on/off plus volume/tone
controls on radio case)
VAT included and 12 Month Guarantee
NB This Option can include smaller radios and vintage transistor radios. Please ring for details.
SHIPPING… All prices above are subject to shipping costs via courier from £25 per item inc insurance and packaging (Prices can vary due to the value of the item being sent).
NB.. Due to potential risk of damage caused by modern mechanised shipping systems PERSONAL DELIVERY AND DROP OFF TO THE WORKSHOP IS PREFERRED. It’s worth it in the end! Sometimes I might be able to meet up half way etc at a nominal 35p per mile plus a cup of coffee!
The Vintage Radio Repair Shop 2020
PLEASE NOTE.. The vast majority of my work is ‘COMMISSION’ based in that I restore your radio for you. I can supply spare parts and other items for fellow restorers.
Ring or email me for availability…
TEL: 0161 285 1600 email: info@vintage-
ITEMS FOR SALE!!!! I do have a small stock of ‘ready to go’ vintage radios for sale. The list is constantly changing so ring or email for details.
Fully restored with dial light improvement. £175 plus shipping.
12 months guarantee !
BUSH AC 31
£145 MARCONI R1155
Lancaster Bomber Radio £225