To say why I got into the amplifier business I have to go back a long way …over 40 years! At that time in the 1960’s I was playing bass in a series of bands based around the West Midlands area in the UK. This was a very fertile time in music and I had a great time playing at all types of venues. During this period I was still at school (Rock and Roll and schooling are not a good mix!) and several times was found to be asleep in class having returned after some gig, somewhere, usually at 5 or 6am in the morning.