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I'm going to Walter's house!! (Woods, that is..)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jacochops, Nov 4, 2004.


  1. jacochops

    jacochops

    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    Saturday morning, 10 am.....going to meet the man himself and pick up my new Amber light Woods! About 55 miles outside of Palm Springs. I might bring my camera and take a photo of us together, because any pictures of him are more scarce than photos of Bigfoot!
    More to come... :D
     
  2. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Please take a picture of him... I would love to attach a face to the many conversations I have had with him....
     
  3. Walter, what a great guy! He should send autographed pictures with his amps... Tell him Dean from Indiana says hi!
     
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    :cool:
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Moved to Amps...
     
  6. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    While you're there, convince him to setup a website so the rest of us can get some eye candy :D

    - Frank.
     
  7. jacochops

    jacochops

    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    Okay, I'm back with my new Amber in my happy little mitts! Walter was extremely gracious, kind, and very giving of his time! He lives in a retirement community in Palm Desert/Indio CA. You drive into the place (which is very nice, by the way), and you'd never know that one of the most influential amp builders of the past 50 years lives there! He answered the door, and although he must be in his mid 60s, he's still sharp as a tack and really a sweet guy! He showed me how much time and quality goes into each amp, and we chatted for at least a half of an hour about his time in LA, and why he does what he does. I have not been treated with the level of courtesy and respect that I recieved from Walter and his wife in a very long time. This may sound a little trite, but by the time our visit ended, I feel like I genuinely made a new friend.
    I heard the rumor that has been circulating around about his retiring from building, but that is simply not true, confirmed by the man himself! He's doing great, and is running his amps in batches, like always! He and his wife build them by hand (entirely!) on a table in his bedroom! Yikes! Talk about a SMALL business! But, he builds each amp painstakingly by hand, and makes sure each one is as perfect as can be. By the way, my amp's serial number is today's date!! He stamps the serial number inside the amp on the day it is to be delivered! Cool, eh?
    Anyway, no pics (I forgot my camera...sorry!), but all you have to do is go pick up one for yourself at Walter's place and bring your own camera! :D
     
  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    oh yeah, if it only it was reallt that easy......

    -Mike
     
  9. jacochops

    jacochops

    Jul 2, 2000
    Suzhou, China
    All you have to do is pay the price of admission (although steep), and you'll have the amp of a lifetime!
     
  10. Brennan

    Brennan

    Sep 29, 2004
    San Francisco
    Hey Man, how many watts ohms is the amber. And, If you don't mind me asking, what's the damage. Oh, and, how long is the wait?
     
  11. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    The amber ("super high power") is rated 650 watts @4 ohms.