Welcome to the

Service Station

The Service Station is a musical instrument and pro audio repair shop located in Asheville, North Carolina. Our mission is to provide reliable repair and maintenance services that inspire you to create in a new way. 

Whether you’re in need of a deep refurbish or interested in some general maintenance to your most loved equipment, just fill out our service inquiry form and we’ll bring your gear back to sounding its very best.

A La Carte Servicing - $100/hr

• Tube amplifiers
• Hifi electronics
• Reel-to-reel machines
• Cassette decks 
• Electric guitars
• Synthesizers
• Acoustic pianos
• Rhodes and Wurlitzers
• Effect pedals
• Microphones
• Pro-audio outboard gear
• Analog mixers
• Custom cabling
• Tour prep/rig optimization
• Custom projects

Available for travel and remote consultations.
We accept orders nationally.

Repairs Subscription - $85/hr

Interested in a recurring service option for heavily used gear at a reduced rate? A great solution for artists and studios with well-used gear that often needs a bit of love here and there. Packages start at $255/month for a 3 month term, equivalent to 3 hours of service per month at a reduced rate of $85/hr.


“Like many gear heads, I’m constantly buying stuff, breaking stuff, modding stuff and re-evaluating my hundreds of knobs and tubes. Nathan has been an absolutely crucial teammate in keeping our studio up and running. He has a remarkable understanding of how things work, is totally adept at thinking creatively and is consistently kind, honest and a joy to work with. I totally trust his work and would recommend him 100%.”
-Alex Farrar (Owner and Engineer, Drop of Sun Studios)

“Nathan is the only guy I call when something breaks. Intuitive, honest and a joy to be around.”
-Dave Hartley (Nightlands/The War on Drugs)

“Anytime something in my studio or touring rig needs work, Nathan is the one I call. Over the years, he has repaired or modded more of my gear than anyone else (including old synths, drum machines, tape echoes, guitars, pedals, amps, rack effects, you name it). I’ve not met anyone else so understanding, so competent and so creatively driven to bring out the best (and beyond) of pretty much any given piece of gear. Nathan’s also a brilliant musician and one the kindest humans I know, so it’s a complete joy anytime I work with him.”
-Mark Campbell (Producer, Nashville TN)

“Nathan is a joy to work with, on a personal and professional level. He redefines the classic tech curmudgeon caricature with kindness, thoughtfulness, truth, and transparency. I’m spoiled in having the pleasure to know and work with him.”
-J Seger (Musician, Asheville NC)

“Everything Nathan has worked on for me doesn’t just work well but somehow it also feels better than ever. This isn’t too hard to imagine with my CP70, but when I’m even noticing that intangible feeling with XLR cables he made for me, that’s when I know that what Nathan does is very special.”
-Mason Self (Composer, Musician, Scientist)

Owner and lead technician Nathan Culberson has over a decade of experience in music electronics. His passion for making a piece of equipment all it can be has taken him around the world with touring bands and into professional recording studios. Nathan’s ethos for musical equipment service is that the final goal is to assist the artist to better connect with a piece of gear in a way that enables them to create something inspired and genuine. This is what The Service Station is all about - offering a service that is not simply a way to fix broken things, but a part of the process to make great music.