Chasing tone is in Adam Palow's blood. As a child, he looked for sound and music in nearly everything around him. In his late teens, he stumbled upon a vintage 5 watt, Class A tube amplifier, and it changed his life. He was immediately drawn to the warmth and breakup of that single 6V6 pumping through a miniscule 8" Alnico speaker. That sparked a lifelong obsession and pursuit of good tones, a thirst which has yet to be quenched.
Living in California at the time, Adam had access to a multitude of blackface amplifiers and began to acquire them whenever he could. As it became apparent that these amps would require maintenance, Adam began learning about what made these amps work and how to repair and modify them. Not too long after that, Adam became involved with Hammond organ repairs and restoration, and under the tutelage of master Hammond technician, Bob Schleicher, he spent five years learning everything about vintage Hammond organs. That knowledge and experience, coupled with his own research and experimentation with classic amp designs was the genesis of Tungsten Amplification. Adam has been designing and building Tungsten amplifiers for several years now, and he is constantly looking for new designs to add to the Tungsten line and to refine his existing models.