RIP Pete Hartley

From his workshop on London Road, Pete Hartley probably repaired more equipment from Sheffield musos than anyone else. His knowledge of valve amps was second to none. He even launched a range of amps “Hartley Thompson” back in the 70s. Few people knew he actually had a website! Pete died in December 2014 and his typically Sheffield approach to life will be greatly missed.


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  1. Very sad to hear that Pete Hartley has passed away he was a great character.
    I am lucky enough to own a Hartley Thompson amp and it sounds great to this day. He recently repaired another amp of mine, successfully of course. RIP

  2. I have just come across this news (June 2021). I moved away from Sheffield in 2007. Pete repaired some home hi-fi separates for me. I found him to be affable, down-to-earth, knowledgeable – of course; generous with his time, patient with me and he had a very reasonable pricing structure (if such a thing existed in his world). A great loss. Thank you Pete.

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