this was a picture I sent to late, great echoplex designer mike battle after one of our many long, geeky phone conversations. I had mentioned the amp I was just finishing up for rad, and he wanted to see some pics...he dug it! mike was a great old-school electronics guy who was always happy to share his knowledge and experience with me...I learned a lot, and heard some great stories from "back in the day."
around this time, I was also working on an amp design with the one and only LES PAUL...wtf?!? I built (and still have) a prototype which we sent back and forth, making circuit tweaks and throwing ideas around. unfortunately, les passed away before the project could be completed. in hindsight, totally surreal. RIP