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EarCandy Cabinets

September 28, 2015

EarCandy_logoHow did EarCandy get started and what got you interested in building gear?
I started playing piano when I was four, and I was doing piano recitals in front of 2,000 people when I was six. I babysat for this lady who couldn’t pay me so she gave me her ex-husband’s Stratocaster and it was love at first sight. After that, nothing else mattered but good grades. I had to have good grades or my dad would yank the guitar. He was a brilliant man, an E-9 Master Chief in the US Navy, a math genius and a very skilled wood worker by hobby. He had me out in the wood shop as soon as I could walk, I was sanding cabinets and shelves. When he passed away he left me all of his wood working tools, which a few are still used in the shop to this very day.

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Raging Snail Amplification

October 7, 2014

Raging Snail AmplificationIn this edition of Point to Point, Eminence’s Josh Martin spends a few minutes with Trevor Tauch from Raging Snail Amplification. Learn how they got started and what sets their products apart.

“A lot of boutique companies take old designs that sounded great and just copy or modify them, but never ask what made it sound so good. I deviate a lot from traditional topology to maximize those characteristics while correcting the problems that those amps have.”

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Electric Amp

May 16, 2014

Electric Amp, USAIn this edition of Point to Point, Eminence’s Josh Martin spends a few minutes with Joel Wheeler from Electric Amp, USA. Learn how they got started and what sets their products apart.

Amps take a lot of abuse so it was important to build one that is capable of taking abuse from shippers and being on the road. I have been told that they are overkill, but they are just killer. – Joel Wheeler, Electric Amp, USA.

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Love Tree Amplifiers

April 16, 2014

PadaukIn this edition of Point to Point, Eminence’s Josh Martin gets a behind the scenes look at how boutique amp builder Love Tree Amplifiers got their start, and their approach to designing their products.

“We build our amps in solid wood enclosures. This opens up a world of different sounds and looks. Your amp is 50% of your tone and we feel it should look as nice. As a company we build to a standard, not a price point.” says Jon-Paul Painton, Marketing Director at Love Tree Amplifiers.

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