who is harry kolbe ?
1978: opened harry kolbe soundsmith inc., to provide equipment repair, custom
design and equipment modification for the electric musician, soundsmith
became the leading guitar amplifier modification and repair outfit in the
country, additionally we developed and marketed "the single 12 taxicab
speaker", 3 different flavors of guitar and bass preamps the "GP-1",
the "BP-1" and the "JP-1" and the world's first guitar dummy load and
attenuator, "The Silent Speaker" and "The Attennuator".
1998: sounddsmith goes into partial sleep mode: set up Kolbe Sonics LLC and
Kolbe-Podwell Inc. to explore and bridge the gap between the analog and
the digital listening experience, results; one patent, a second patent
application working and proof of concept hardware. a few years out,
unfortunately, poor health and resource problems made it necessary to put
the project on hold. however, the strong positive achievements still
excite and fascinate, I intend to return to the project.
1998 - 2012: battled on going major health problems and designed and production
engineered the product line for Atomic Amplifiers.
2012: SOUNDSMITH is awake: we are going to do much of what we did before, Hi-Fi
repair and vintage hi-fi tube equipment restoration have been added to the
menu. some of the original soundsmith products are to be improved and
reissued. Some new and unusual products are in the works.
As a wrap, I apologize to the people that are unhappy with the way I handled
soundsmith's very long disappearance. Again, I am very sorry, please come
and visit or call.