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Jukeboxes have been a particular passion for me since the late 60's. I bought a Wurlitzer 600 from the local Salvation Army while I was still a student at the University Of Washington.

I ran my own shop for a number of years, then went to work for Jukebox City here in Seattle. When that closed, I made the decision to continue working on jukeboxes out of my home.

Jukeboxes add a level of complexity above that of radios and amplifiers as they have the mechanical systems as well to contend with. The interaction between the electrical and mechanical systems is often a source of difficulty, too.

Mostly, I work on jukeboxes from the 30's through the 60's. I try to do quality work at a reasonable price, but prefer not to compromise quality for economy.

As it's impractical to send jukeboxes from out-of-state, I primarily work on complete jukeboxes from the Pacific Northwest. I can work on components (such as amplifiers, selection systems etc.) shipped in from other areas.

For any amplifier I work on:

  • All tubes tested.
  • All paper capacitors replaced.
  • Filter capacitors tested for leakage, capacity, and power factor.
  • Resistors and micas checked.
  • Transformers checked.
  • Tube sockets checked for contacts.
  • Controls and switches checked for proper operation.
  • Gain and AVC action tested.
  • Stereo Amplifiers checked for AVC and balance.
Mechanical components require much care to ensure reliability. Each mechanism design requires its own combination of knowledge and experience to make sure of its continued reliable operation. All worn parts, such as bushings, bearings, cam followers, etc. must be replaced and the mechanism adjusted and aligned to perform smoothly.

I've been working on jukeboxes for over thirty years now. I share my knowledge by writing a column in Always Jukin', a jukebox collector magazine.

Unfortunately, I've become backlogged, so check on time and space availability.