About Me

I know what you’re thinking. Who is this Tonefinder guy? And why is he so obsessed with tone, amp repairs and modifications etc?

My name is Rich, I’ve been playing guitar (electric, acoustic & bass) for over twenty years (formerly of The Crush, Emmerald and Stash and now Psychik Driving). Over that time I’ve increasingly found myself helping others out with various aspects of their guitar such as upgrades, fixes/repairs, modifications, tone etc. Without wanting to sound big-headed, I’ve found it’s something I’m pretty good at (being a dab hand with a soldering iron helps) and I’ve always had a good ear for tone. That’s why I decided to offer my services beyond my circle of friends, why I set up Tonefinder and hopefully why you’re reading this now. I’m based just outside Portsmouth in Bedhampton, Havant

If you need help with your guitar, bass or amp, be it a repair, an upgrade of pickup(s), a crackly volume pot or if you fancy trying something out to improve your tone then please let me know. Getting your guitar sounding the way YOU want it to sound is a fun & ultimately rewarding experience.

My rates are incredibly reasonable and most work can be done pretty quickly. Please click here for more info.

Tonefinder also offers amp servicing and repair so if your amp is due a service, playing up, not sounding as great as it used to or lacking tone/feel then let me know. Amps play a critical role in shaping our tone so Tonefinder really is your one-stop-shop for all your guitar and amp needs.

Head over to the Tonefinder contact page to get in touch. It’ll be great to hear from you.

It’s all about tone, tone, tone and more tone! And pickups….and pedals come to think about it. And your amp (you’ve gotta have a good, reliable amp).

And here’s what people have to say about me on Google:

Tonefinder Guitar & Amp Service + Repairs IconTonefinder Guitar & Amp Service + Repairs

408 Middle Park Way, Havant

4.9 37 reviews

  • Avatar Giovanni Coppola ★★★★★ a month ago
    Took my Marshal Amp in to get fixed, I'm not sure what he did but it sounds 100000% better! Highly recommend and most certainly be returning for any repairs that I need in the future.
  • Avatar John Green ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    Fantastic service, great attention to detail, and Rich turned the repair on my 5150 around in super quick time, all at a very competitive price..... What more can you ask for? Thanks again!
  • Avatar Timothee Desbos ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    Richard made a pickup for my lp studio a few months ago and it sounds amazing. He really took the time to listen to what I wanted and then came up with a pickup that went beyond my expectations. I'm already thinking about getting him … More to do another one for me. Top guy, amazing knowledge and customer service. I strongly recommend him.
  • Avatar PATRICK COLLINS ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Tonefinder once again did an amazing job on one of my guitars. My Tele has been turned from a nice guitar into a fantastic guitar. The personal, friendly service is second to none. I highly recommend!
  • Avatar Neil Matthews ★★★★★ a year ago
    Totally Amazing! Having saved for a while to invest in a couple of ‘nice’ guitars (Gibson G45 standard acoustic and Fender American Original 50s Telecaster) I was happy with the way they sounded but... I just felt they could sound and play … More better! Maybe it was the money I’d saved (then spent!) but I was expecting more and they just didn’t sound quite as I wanted them to. Came across Rich online and thought it’d be worth a go. What a difference! The Gibson is exactly how I’d imagined it should sound- so much easier to reach the tones I want. The Telecaster plays like a dream, with new shades of tone make it seem like a different animal. Very happy- and will be taking my other guitars to Rich to see what magic he can work on them!
  • Avatar Phil Free ★★★★★ a year ago
    Would definitely recommend. Did a brilliant job on modding my wah pedal for true bypass, circuit board replacement and capacitor swap to suit a bass guitar. Very reliable and trustworthy.
  • Avatar Floki ★★★★★ a year ago
    Thanks Richard saved me a lot of money and time assessing and fixing my Fender Amp pleasure to deal with and quick turnaround!
  • Avatar Matt Blackman ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    100% recommend! Every instrument I get from now on will go to him for a set up.
  • Avatar Lloyd Davies ★★★★★ 2 years ago
    Would Recommend 100%, Rich fixed the neck on my Fender Jazz as it had all sorts of problems, he went above and beyond for me. Great Knowledge and craftmanship. 5 Stars.
  • Avatar Derek Johnston ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Fantastic service from Rich. I've been playing 26 years and I'm pretty particular with my setups. He just knew how I'd like my guitar from the get-go and when I got it back it was amazing! He certainly knows his stuff and … More you can tell he loves it. It's official (he doesn't know this yet) but he's doing all my guitars from now on 🙂
  • Avatar Jack Munnelly ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    Thanks to Rich for the speedy turnaround on my poorly Vox. Will definitely be recommending to others.
  • Avatar James Marsh ★★★★★ 3 years ago
    First rate service from Rich at Tonefinder. I first took a guitar of mine to him a few years ago and have since used him for all of my guitar setups and always go to him for technical support and advice. Really knowledgeable and friendly … More and understands what good customer service is. On the very rare occasion something hasn’t quite been right, Rich sorted it with no issues. He’s helped me with my guitars, pedals and pickups and I would have no hestitation recommending him to anybody. My guitars play like a dream and I am always a happy customer. Cracking bloke too. Book yourself in to see Rich @ Tonefinder!
  • Avatar Charles Douglas ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Nice bloke, fair price and good standard of work. Serviced and repaired several amps for us and we've been very happy with the whole experience. Recommended.

Thanks, Rich

PS I’m currently working on a Tonefinder amp so watch this space ;o) Amps, pickups, pedals….what’s next on the quest for tone……

Tonefinder. Helping you find YOUR tone.

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