The Blown Mind's bass player complained that he couldn't afford a decent name brand amp. After ascertaining how much he actually had to spend, and mentally adding up the parts cost, Pat agreed to make him a suitably powerful unit. After all, "How hard could it be?"
The first "Quilter Sound Thing" took shape over the summer of 1967 and although everything needed to be done over twice, the end result, crude as it was, managed to impress friends and even some experts. Even more amazingly, it continued to function for many years, eventually returning to Pat's hands as a trade-in for a newer model.