My name is Simon Allaway. I am British, but living with my wife and family in the USA, near Chicago. I’ve been playing guitar since the age of 9, and have a love for tube amplifier tone. This blog is all about my attempt to learn all about them.
In recent years my ambitions have stretched to building analog effects units. They have the advantage of being significantly cheaper to build than a tube amp, and the possibilities for tonal variation are enormous. Added to that it’s giving me the opportunity to learn some of the fundamentals of audio circuit design.
Oh and it’s tons of fun 🙂