As early as 1761, it was known that heating a wire, or filament, could create a glow, called “incandescence.” By the middle of the 19th century, there were several scientists working on the problem of creating a sustainable electric lightbulb. One of the discoveries made was that a filament burns up in the presence of … Continue reading From Glowing Wires to Amplifiers…
I’m so excited and pleasantly surprised that The People’s Amplifier was featured in an article in 614 Magazine about stuff made here in Columbus. Thanks 614 Magazine! Read the article here.
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of joining my buddies in Bohemian Highway for a super fun gig organized by Al Smyth and his wacky Free Beer ‘n Chicken Coalition. A rockin’ young power trio called Orion and The Constellations took the final set on what was a great evening of music making and friendship. … Continue reading The People’s Amp Bass Module?!
It’s been a little while since my last blog posting, and one of the things I’ve recently learned about this webby business is that updates are key to keeping the traffic coming. I’ve been posting daily on Facebook, and my cursory research tells me that pictures of dogs get more attention than anything else. I … Continue reading Wildcat Slim!
My buddy, Eric French is a Senior Broadcast Engineer for WOSU Radio, indie-rock god, and recording engineer. He’s also a proud People’s Amp owner! Recently he used his 200-series People’s Amp in a recording session. Here’s a pic of the setup: and here’s a link to some audio he recorded at Great Big Spanking Records … Continue reading New sounds
Since building the prototype in 2008, The People’s Amp head has had a few different looks, until it arrived at the current cage design seen below. Above are some of the custom looks and earlier designs that were used before I settled on the cage. Note the cool flip-top design with thumbscrews that makes … Continue reading Different looks, same awesome sounds
It’s been a little while since I last posted, but that doesn’t mean that I’ve not been moving! The start of my 21st year as an adjunct professor at Otterbein University, finishing a year-long mixing project with Bohemian Highway, recording a live CD with Two2Many, and working on my kitchen renovation have kept me pretty … Continue reading Help wanted!
As part of a renewed effort to let folks know about The People’s Amp, I’ve asked users from around the world to send me video snippets of them with their People’s Amplifier. If YOU are a People’s Amp user, please shoot me a short video. It can be anything you’d like: talking, playing, dancing, whatever, … Continue reading Video coming soon!
I’m getting older, and perhaps a bit wiser. There are a few things that I did in my twenties which hold very little interest for me now. At the top of that list is making more than one trip to carry my gear into a venue before a show. I have to admit, I feel … Continue reading A People’s Amp Combo?
So, what’s so special about the People’s Amplifier? Why do you need one?