For those of you who, for whatever reason, read this blog, you'll remember that I ran over this amp last year. Then CH, my friend (another unsung hero) put it back together for me and it worked, surprisingly. That earned this amp the name of Lazarus.
Lazarus is 61 years old and from the looks of her,* she's been around the block a few times. Built for a lap steel guitar, she's got the right industrial mojo for a harp amp and I've always loved her voice.
But Tim took her and breathed new life into her old tube chassis, taking her from a good amp to a great amp. I brought her home on Saturday and played for hours, still not believing how good she sounds.
Yes, children, there are heroes in our midst. They don't get on Fox News. They don't squeeze 17-year-old pages. They just do their jobs brilliantly and for that, I am grateful.
To leave you with some musician eye candy, I found this guy, David Barnes, who builds new amps to the specs of the old Valco amps from the 40's. His work is incredible. Take a look.
*I know Lazarus was a man. I can live with cognitive dissonance just fine, thank you.