Jesse Hoff has lived in many different places, both in Europe and the US, making a living partly as a musician and partly as an amp tech.
In all these different places he found himself working with fellow musicians on their specific ideas about their tone and equipment.

Someone would need a switching system, which would allow them to use their equipment more effectively…someone else wanted a certain type of preamp or distortion pedal. Then there was a whole host of amp modifications and set ups…

Over the years, Jesse has worked with countless musicians on their specific requirements. From many of these musicians, he learned that their big frustration had been that they couldn’t find anyone in their area who would work with them on their quest for better tone.
While many Techs have vast electronic knowledge, they often don’t have a musical background. Therefore they are sometimes at a loss when it comes to dealing with musicians and the tonal subtleties they are trying to achieve.

It has always been Jesse’s goal to bridge this gap.

Offering a very personalized service, he draws on his own extensive experience as a musician to help him better understand musicians and their pursuit of tone.

Spending over 20 years on stages in clubs and bars, Jesse’s approach was born out of necessity. Like everyone else, he worked on ideas about how to get the best out of his equipment, and in the process developed a certain philosophy about the crazy world of ‘better tone’.

As a result of his interaction with fellow musicians, as well as his own projects, Jesse built, serviced and customized countless amps and pedals. He has remained in contact with many of these players over the years and miles and continues to work with them into the future.

It is with their encouragement that Lazy J Projects has come about and is now making some of its projects more widely available.

In your own quest to get the best out of your equipment, give us a call. We will be glad to listen to your ideas and work with you on your way to achieving them.