i've been playing guitar off and on for about 35 years now and though i've done repairs and component replacement in amplifiers i've owned, with loads and loads of time on my hands now being on disability after breaking my neck and back, i've decided to build my first amplifier from scratch. i was a factory certified BMW, Triumph motorcycle tech with a specialty in electrical systems, so i know the hows on working on PCB's, building harnesses from scratch and other things like that. basically anything mechanical or electrical fascinates me. I live in Columbia SC though i was born and raised in Windsor Connecticut. in addition to guitars and playing i also love target shooting at the local indoor pistol range, i have a vintage Vette i mess with a bit and i'm an animal lover, cats especially. i'm kind of hoping that with the resources and knowledge base here i'll be able to build my first class a amplifier from scratch.
I'm sure that you're not the only animal lover here as we've got a resident surragate squirrel parent (at times) and many others with pets. Now, you're also in good company as some here are also a bit biker (although I don't think you'll see them riding with rogue "clubs") Someone here has a summer project (has a thread for it, that seems to have probably been modified to summer projectS) of restoring a car and a bike.
Now, I will say this. Working with tube amps can be a bit like working on the other end of an ignition coil (spark plug side) although not quite as high of voltage, but more constant. With that caveat in mind....
Welcome aboard, join in the fun. Search the forums, ask questions, share opinions. I can say with certainty, this bunch here is a helpful lot, in many subjects.