Amorphis have gained a near-iconic status in Finland. This Metal-band has forged its sound by combining traditional Finnish influences with 1970s Progressive Rock and Metal, seasoned with a sprinkle of World Music influences. This year Amorphis celebrate the 20th anniversary of their ground-breaking album “Tales from the Thousand Lakes

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When I heard the news that I might get to service a couple of the late Albert Järvinen's amplifiers, I was so excited I almost fainted. The amps in question were a pair of Fender Twin combos, the amps Järvinen used at the end of his career, right up to his untimely death. Did these amps sound special? Has the late guitar legend left some of his special mojo in these combos? I was about to find out!

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Björn Juhl is the creative mind behind all Mad Professor-amplifiers and effect pedals. The Mad Professor monicker isn't all that far fetched, and Björn's reputation precedes him. A video clip, shot at a Chicago trade show, ended up in a movie about boutique fuzz-pedal makers, and quickly turned him into a mythical figure among people in the know.

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