Amplification as a pro activity or hobby...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Achilles LS, Dec 25, 2002.

  1. Is there anybody here who's into amp engineering/modeling/design/construction either as a professional activity or a hobby?

    See, I'm about to enter Electric Engineering college and embark into the sound amplification area, so I'd like to see some opinions/advice/recall on the subject...
  2. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    not sure but bob lee (qsc) probably is and joris has a lot of knowledge too... :confused:
  3. Look into it, but I think you will find there is FAR more demand for EE in other fields. Money will no doubt be much better also.
  4. I build tube amps for my hobby. It's what got me into EE. I don't do it for my paycheck, though. I do fiber optic telecom engineering for a day job. I've done machinery control systems in the past too. There are folks making a living from EE in the audio area, but I think it's pretty small compared to things like motors, controls, telecom, power, etc.

    Don't ruin a fun hobby by making it your job. Use your EE courses as a way to learn how to build the perfect amp, but I'd recommend getting into the industrial world for your paycheck, where people can pay you good money for your knowledge. Musicians are almost always poor. :D