“Whether it’s a guitar, a pick-up, a microphone, a recording console, a pre-amp, a guitar amp, etc… It’s the imperfections, the character that develops over the years, the rust on the pick-up magnet, the nonlinearities in the signal path, the saturation of tubes and transformers, even the filter capacitor that’s fucked up in just the right way in my amp – That’s where the magic is.
This, along with a design by a human being who put a lot of heart into their creation.
This is what I look for and I know it when I find it.
It’s a similar process for me creating music.”
- Chris Arvan