This could get long. I’ll try to keep it entertaining.
I’m a Pisces, and a lefty. If my parents were hippies, or I’d grown up an orphan, I might have completed the childhood beginnings trifecta of “artist”.
In school, I played trumpet from Grade 7 to 13 and guitar at home. I dug music early on and the guitar helped get me into college for Recording Engineering. That course included a Friday morning (7 AM) Basic Electronics class. Ouch.
All this time I’m growing more and more gear obsessed, whether it’s buying new pedals, fixing old ones, or constantly searching for the best amps and guitars. This activity continues to evolve as my gear acquisitions continue to expand.
In 1999, armed with the knowledge from those barely attended early morning Electronics classes, I got a job as an Electrical Assembler where I’m trained to achieve Mil. spec. quality workmanship. Perfect for a mild OCD wreck like me. This has significantly contributed to my success in delivering exceptional quality work…according to my LinkedIn page anyway…
By this point the InnerWebs has fully exploded and made available all the info you need to build gear for yourself. So, I do. Pedals, Pedalboards, Custom cables, Power Supplies, Racks and everything in between.