Amplifiers

Steve Soest played in several local rock bands and studied hard on the makes of electric guitars and amps, an expertise that came in handy around 1972 when he began repairing musical instruments. His shop was opened in 1974 and since that time Steve has become one of the leading experts on guitar...
Gerald Stanley is without question one of the pioneers in pro audio, working as product engineer for Crown International for several decades.  Over 45 patents have been issued to him over his 45 year career with Crown.  Gerald began working for Crown International, located in Elkhart, Indiana, in...
Wade Stewart entered the pro audio industry in the late 1960s when he worked along side Bob Crooks, the founder of Standel Amplifiers. In the early 1970s he formed Wade Electronics and focused on repairing Standel products, as well as most other brands of amplifiers of the day. When he created and...
Mal Stich worked for the BC Rich Guitar Company from 1975 until 1985, which was an important time of growth for the guitar maker. Mal helped the company's founder, Bernard Rico, expand the models, enhance the distribution, and monitor the quality control while working in the factory.  Over the ten...
Peter Stroud is probably best known for his work as guitarist with Sheryl Crow. While that gig may have helped Peter come to greater recognition, he first developed his love of gear while working in a music store. This love of gear has lead Peter to try and perfect his sound while playing bigger...
Dave Stuber was just out of high school in 1968 when he was hired to work as a technician in the tape recorder production of Crown International. The Elkhart, Indiana based audio company continued to pay Dave and even gave him raises when he was drafted to serve in the army during the Vietnam War. ...
Gary Sunda began building guitar amplifiers under the name Sunda in the 1960s before he was hired by Don Randall to create a new line of amplifiers, Randall Amps. Gary began designing products for the Randall Company in 1970 and stayed until just after Don sold the company in 1990. Gary continues...
Norm Sundholm was playing bass for the rock band The Kingsmen when he had a few ideas to improve his amplifier. As the band rose to fame, thanks to the recording of “Louie Louie,” Norm and his brother, Conrad, formed Sunn Amplifiers. As the key product endorser while on tour, Norm learned firsthand...
Conrad Sundholm is the founder of Sunn Amplifiers and Biamp Systems, which revolutionized the music industry with several key design innovations, designs, and products.  Although Conrad was building amps for his brother as early as 1961, Sunn became a big influence, especially on bass amp makers...
Tom Szerencse worked his way up to an Engineering Group Manager overseeing Crown International’s design prototyping efforts. In the mid 80’s his team worked with the Marketing department to define new products that would solve customer requirements. Then later he moved to manufacturing as a...

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