Hartley Peavey, in a recent discussion with Inc. Magazine about how he has made it all these years in the musical instrument business:
I had to look in the mirror and be totally honest with myself. I said, “OK, you’re not going to be a rock star. So what are you going to do with the rest of your life?” I realized I love music. I’m not so great at guitar, but I am pretty good at building things. So I decided that that’s what I would do.
One of the first guitar amps I ever owned was a Peavey Bandit 112. I wonder how many other musicians that began playing in the 80s and 90s share that experience? My bet is: a lot.