Tell us about the history of At Mars?
After playing and buying tube amps over the years the either didn’t sound right or work right, I decided to try and build something for myself so I could have some control over both of those issues. After completing one project I would put it up for sale in order the fund the next. The feedback was usually favorable after something was sold, and that’s how At Mars began
What’s your background?
I have been playing guitar and tinkering with things since I was a kid.
What was the first product you offered for sale?
The Specialist head was the first product.
Which has been the most popular?
There are still more Specialist heads out there than anything else.
You probably know Greg Martin as the lead guitarist for the Grammy Award winning Kentucky HeadHunters, but he’s a lot more than that! Possessing what I believe to be the absolute best Les Paul tone I’ve ever heard, he’s also involved in some killer side projects and even hosts his own radio show. I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk with Greg recently, and we talked about these things and so much more. He is one interesting cat!
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