Turn It Down!

Student: Sam Grossman
Mentor: Jon Mulhern
Domains: Art/technology
Faculty Grader: Kieran Ryan

What I came up with is a fully functioning tube powered guitar amp, but with a twist, it is built out of reclaimed wooden floorboards from a barn built in the 1800’s. I hand-wired the circuit board myself and constructed every aspect of its enclosure from the pull out drawer at the bottom to the metal braces that bind the speaker cabinet. I wanted to create an amp that looks and sounds like no other amp currently available, and by melding a unique circuit design with a never before used enclosure design, I have built something that represents me as a person and as a creator.