10-15-20 new news
We are a Mom & Pop shop--it is just the two of us. We have put off reporting unfortunate news as long as possible. We are both on the disabled list. We will continue to work on items as best we can at limited capacity. If you are on the waiting list, you will not lose your place, and we will continue to add to it as necessary. We appreciate your patience and understanding. And we'd appreciate your good vibrations to the cosmos or Murphy (of Murphy's Law) that we can catch a break! (Of the good kind!) If you're curious--Gary has a torn rotator cuff and Diane has a broken wrist.
Please contact us to be added to the waiting list. We are swamped (because we are the best!)
We currently have over 65 items physically on site in the queue for the workbench and over 150 on the waiting list! We WANT to repair your treasured item, so please be patient! Thank you!!
BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC was recently featured on Fox2 News. Watch the segment here
2505 Chippendale Drive
Belleville, IL 62221-3271
Do you have an old tube radio that needs repair?
Is there a phonograph in your garage or attic that you thought
couldn't be fixed?
Did your guitar amp blow out in the Rock 'N' Roll heyday?
Is your turntable more table than turn?
Blow off the dust and wipe off the cobwebs and call
BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC!
Are you looking for a place to dispose of a dirty, dusty, ratty old radio that's been collecting bird droppings in your attic or garage? Bring it to us!!!!!!! No matter how old; no matter how icky; no matter what condition--we want it! Please don't destroy your old phonograph or radio.
Beware of websites that say their radios are "professionally restored." This often means only the cabinet--sometimes the electronics are untouched and often dangerous. Other repair shops might change some tubes, but this is rarely the only issue that needs to be addressed with vintage electronics.
Please contact BiStateVintage Radio Repair, LLC to restore to working, like-new condition:
- tube radios and record players/phonographs
- old telephones
- vintage ham & CB radios
- small kitchen appliances
- and more--just about anything electronic pre-1970!!
If it's old and electric, BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC can probably restore and resurrect it!
If you have something old,
DO NOT PLUG IT IN to see if it works.
Let BiState Vintage Radio Repair, LLC
do an analysis of safety first!!
These wires were in a customer's radio. It's not just the rat's nest of wiring, but the majority of the insulation has disintegrated and has left bare wires touching each other in the tangle of wiring.
These capacitors were in a customer's radio. They are 320V DC and dried out. There are no electrolytic chemicals and can cause a direct short. It's impossible to know if the wiring or capacitors in your radio are in this condition without disassembling it by a qualified technician.
These are wires from the audio transformer which feeds B+ high voltage to the plate of the audio output tube in a customer's Zenith record player. If these bare wires would touch the speaker, it would fry the radio, or possibly the person that might touch them. BiState Vintage Radio Repair does not use electrical tape, which can fail as in this photo. We use heat shrink on solder connections.
DON'T PLUG IT IN YOURSELF!!!!!!!!!!!
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