November 2018
Steve Carr

Steve Carr

Steve Carr is the mild-mannered, Midwestern-rooted leader of North Carolina-based Carr Amplifiers. A family man and hi-fi enthusiast with a growing Southern accent, he coagulates his varied job experiences—roofer, mental hospital orderly, waiter, plumber, cook, T-shirt printer, bicycle salesman, bar owner, and historical-building renovator—into designing tube amps.


Dimed & Dangerous: A Day in the Life

October 25, 2018
How our columnist lives the dream of being an amp designer.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Solving Occupational Hazards

October 4, 2018
Lessons from the gigging guitarist’s handbook.
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Dimed & Dangerous: How Bright Caps Shape Tone

August 31, 2018
Discover the sound-sculpting properties of bright caps and how to tame treble acoustically.
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Dimed & Dangerous: Dr. Demento or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tube

August 2, 2018
How a burst of flame and a transistor radio led to a life exploring amp design.
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