Amp wizard owns, operates and builds gear all day at GreedTone, a handmade audio company that specializes in stuff for guitar players.

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Greg Williamson

What do you do? I own GreedTone, a handmade audio company [in Seattle] that specializes in stuff for guitar players. I am the owner, operator, designer … and I just build gear all day.

How did you get started in that field? I got in a car wreck and was laid up for eight months and decided to learn electronics. I got obsessed with it and started building stuff.

What’s a typical day like? I don’t know if I really have typical days because I build different stuff every day. I might be building pedals one day; the next day I might be working on amps. And I talk to vendors on the phone, different music stores, or I might end up doing some demos with potential customers at Kill Room Studios, maybe recording some stuff.

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What’s the best part of the work? Well, when it comes to the amps, everything is custom. So I get to work with the customer on exactly what they want. The accounts are personal, and it’s kind of like family when I call them to talk about it.

What surprises people about your job? Everything is done in house. From woodwork to electronics to Tolexing [covering with material] the exterior, etc. That, and the fact that working on 100-watt amplifiers makes it lethal.

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