Hello from Frankfurt, Germany,
today I was accepted into your forum, thank you.
Ever since I was a teenager all my good friends have called me tone,
I grew up south of London and have played guitar in many a dark venue there.
Here I am going by the name of overtone,
but feel free to call me what ever you like :-)
I am 46 and make a living not in music, but by designing and constructing buildings.
When I was young my grandfather taught me about electricity, surveying, drawing and hammers.
I remember I was eight when he connected me with crocodile clips up to a metal box,
he threw the switch, and then had a real good laugh.
He then went on to explain that the shock was only at 4 volts.
After that we learnt all about Ohms law, built solenoids, telephone systems, etc.
but never an amp.
I built my first amp at sixteen,
only to discover that a plain "power amp" is not so hot for a guitar!
Now after a 25 year break from music I am building again,
and not playing as much as I should!
But these homebrew amps sound really so good.
Even "Her indoors" says so.
She calls them "handbags"
because it seems you can never have enough of them...
all the best,