Many people know Brent Ferguson for the time he spent as the operations manager at Dr. Z Amps. But what most people don’t know is that he has been fixated with tube gear since getting his first Marshall half stack at the age of 13. Brent was with Dr. Z for 11 years and in that time gained knowledge of tube amps that built upon his own personal obsession with guitar sounds and all things related to plates, cathodes, and grids. He has built and repaired hundreds of tube amps from Dr. Z to tweed Fenders and classic Marshalls. Brent also spent 5 years working with Pawar Guitars learning many aspects of guitar building. Brent has been committed to getting the right sound in guitar player’s hands for the last 20 years. When not at Guitar Riot headquarters Brent can be found listening to vinyl through his vintage 60s tube stereo and drinking fine Belgian ale.
Tim Parnin has been a guitar and amp enthusiast for over 25 years. He is an accomplished professional recording and touring musician. Currently Tim plays with J Mascis in the band Sweet Apple. He also has been a long time member of Cleveland rock and roll stalwarts Cobra Verde. Tim has performed original music on ‘The Jon Stewart Show’, MTV, and ‘The OC;’ and his original music has been featured on several TV shows and films including ‘True Blood’, ‘Entourage’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, and ‘Rescue Me’.