Amptweaker is really a journey or a quest…..it started with James designing amps at Peavey to try and find the tone in his head, and eventually became a place where we collaborate directly with you to help you find the tone in yours. Rather than build clones of everybody else’s products, James and Phyllis Brown build high quality products in the US from the best parts we can find, that are all based on ideas consumers sent in on our website…..and they’re all our own designs. We constantly find new ways to solve the problems musicians throw at us, and look forward to implementing your ideas!
I’m an amp design engineer and since 1986 I’ve been designing guitar amps–first for Peavey® and then as Chief Engineer for Kustom® Amps. Usually there’s a team of people involved…..industrial designers who design the looks, mechanical engineers who design the package, engineers who design the circuit boards and usually a manager, owner, or artist who decides a lot of the details.
My specialty is tweaking. I’ve been good at coming up with ideas, but my main contribution in every case was really fine-tuning the sound–especially how the amp or pedal distorts.