About Karma Guitar Amplifiers

Karma Guitar Amps was started by this guy.

I’m a producer/engineer/mixer – some of my credits can be seen here: AllMusic and here: Discogs

Here’s an interview about a Fleetwood Mac album I engineered.

As a teenager, I often saw Joe Walsh (James Gang, Barnstorm, Eagles) play in a band called the Measles in my hometown of Akron, Ohio. It inspired me to learn guitar; I even bought the Guild Starfire pictured here. (That’s Joe in the middle playing it)

When Joe left the Measles and joined the James Gang, I was too young to get into the college bars they played. So I parked myself at the clubs’ door, begging Joe to walk me in, promising not to drink. I sat myself on the floor, probably 15 feet in front of his (un-mic’ed) amp. He filled the whole club with that amp, a modified Fender Twin Reverb with JBL speakers. I’ll never forget that sound…. no pedals, just a guitar straight into an amp. Wow.

Fast forward – Through some remarkable chance encounters, opportunities, connections, blessings, etc…. I ended up playing guitar with Joe on a tour of the US and Japan.

After the tour, Joe helped me break into the studio scene in L.A. as a recording engineer. There – and later in Nashville, Tokyo, and New York – I recorded and produced some of the best guitar players on the planet, including Peter Stroud, Michael Landau, Steve Lukather, Dan Huff, Mark Goldenberg, Don Felder, Kenny Greenberg, Greg Liesz, Rusty Anderson, Tim Pierce, J.T. Corenflos, George Marinelli, Murilo Romano, Tom Bukovac, Rob McNelley, Brent Mason, Stuart Smith, John Jorgensen, Vince Gill, Dan Dugmore – and many others. A top mastering engineer once called me “the king of guitar sounds”, but as flattering as that is – the sounds I “got” really came from the great tones these guys gave me in the first place.

I was happy and honored to help craft the recordings of such talented players, but I also enjoyed incorporating my training, knowledge, and passion for electronics. I designed and built many amps and effect pedals, some of which were used on major recordings.