Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Amps, Cabs, Effects, Pickups, Onboard Preamps
Post Reply
User avatar
Fatso
Posts: 625
Joined: 09 Apr 2013, 08:59
Location: Sydney

Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by Fatso » 15 Jul 2016, 12:38

Sydney amp tec and bass player extraordinaire, Vito Portolesi, is a bit on the ropes at the moment, after 25 years of doing top quality repair work at reasonable prices for working musicians in the back room of Gallin's (et al)in Annandale he's having to find new premises. Will keep you posted with his new workshop details as they cometo hand.

In the meantime he's still open for repair work for the next 2 weeks and is selling s couple of bass heads to try to cover expenses.
Sunn 1200s hybrid, $500
Peavey Mark III which he rebuilt, $300

He can still be contacted on his work phone 9550 3213

User avatar
sharpman
Posts: 1197
Joined: 19 Apr 2012, 06:13
Location: Ballarat Vic

Re: Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by sharpman » 15 Jul 2016, 14:59

that seems a great price on the Sunn
~Labsystems 400b-Labsystems 610HP-EBMM Stingray-Darkglass B7K

User avatar
maxgroover
Posts: 3506
Joined: 19 May 2009, 11:28
Location: Sydney

Re: Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by maxgroover » 24 Sep 2018, 13:17

Have started receiving condolence messages on my FB feed this morning. It seems he suffered a heart attack.

RIP Vito :(
Ozbass moderator

The Moods Band

Mailloux, Fender, Lakland, Univox basses
Genz Benz, Tech 21, BBE, Crown, Zoom amps and preamps
Bergantino & Genz Benz Cabs

AEAD
Posts: 86
Joined: 02 Mar 2012, 14:14

Re: Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by AEAD » 24 Sep 2018, 13:52

Thank you for sharing, very sad. Great guy and a great tech - sadly missed. RIP

bigswifty
Posts: 1441
Joined: 24 Apr 2011, 18:53
Location: Sydney Hills District
Contact:

Re: Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by bigswifty » 24 Sep 2018, 17:32

And a great player too. Leaves a big hole in the Sydney scene that Vito is gone. RIP.
I'm a mean offloading machine!

User avatar
pipsqeek
Posts: 171
Joined: 27 Aug 2009, 23:33
Location: Sydney Australia
Contact:

Re: Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by pipsqeek » 24 Sep 2018, 17:41

I just read this on FB too. :(
Facebook - For the latest gigs
Instagram - For what I'm cooking in the kitchen and the pedal workshop
Twitter - a mix of all of the above

Famous quote - "Just press record and leave the camera alone until I'm standing next to you again." - Stef

User avatar
BazzBass
Posts: 2939
Joined: 28 Sep 2014, 13:36
Location: Adelaide

Re: Vito amp repairs moving - grab a bargain

Post by BazzBass » 25 Sep 2018, 13:21

RIP

I live half way across the country but I have heard his name mentioned many many times with regards to top quality repairs.
Loud things: Markbass LittleMark 250, Hartke HA2500 amps, Hartke XL210 cabs
Pretty things: Fender MIA P, MIM P and J, SX J, Takamine ABG
Bands: Los Mescalitos , Distorted Tarts

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests