Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:00
Dunwich Amps - custom amplifiers from ConnecticutWritten by Krach Werke
'Custom amps with solid prices' - A great description of Dunwich amps. Below is a quick interview with an amp builder based out of Connecticut. Dunwich also produces pedals and what dreww our attention to them was the beautifully etched pedal enclusures.
Please welcome Dunwich amps to our amp builder/pedal builder interview/spotlight section!
Company Name: Dunwich Amps
A quick introduction please, name, company, location:
Hi, my name is Nicholas Williams. I am the owner/designer/builder for Dunwich Amps. We are located out of the state of Connecticut in the US.
What got you started making gear?
I was tired of swapping commercial gear and I was getting an education in electrical engineering so I decided to make my own gear instead.
What gear do you make?
I make custom tube amps and pedals. Most of the pedals that I make are fuzz, overdrive, or distortion at the moment.
Where do you operate from?
I am located in Connecticut. I also have a builder who operates out of California.
What about making gear do you like the most?
The design aspect. Attempting to meet the customers needs. Coming up with gear that even I enjoy playing.
Is this a hobby or full time operation?
Sort of in between. My full time gig is graduate school at UCONN (Ph.D in EE) but I have a builder who usually does larger orders/preorders.
Who inspires you/who do you look up to musically, IE what gear do you admire?
Gear that I admire: Vintage Hiwatts, Matamps, Oranges generally. Anything that is very well built even if it does not sonically interest me is inspiring. Musically, a big influence on everything has been Electric Wizard.
What pisses you off/what do you like; about the boutique audio gear building industry?
Not going beyond straightforward cloning and poorly cloning things in general.
Are you still in a band or play music and do you use your own gear?
I am not in a band (not time). I use my own gear a little. Generally do not keep much of it.
Favourite Guitar Maker? Gibson
Favourite Guitar Effect? Fuzz
Favourite Amp Maker? Matamp
Favourite Music Genre? Doom
Favourite Band / Artist? I dont have an answer
Favourite Guitarist? I dont have an answer
Favourite Instrument? Guitar
Favourite Drink? Whole Milk
Favourite Place? My shop
Favourite Food? medium rare steak
Website Address: www.dunwichamps.com
Social Media Channels: https://www.facebook.com/DunwichAmps
I am on twitter, IG, and tumblr.
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