Back in 1996 Zvonko Suhodolcan (Zvonch) started to build amplifiers, guitar pedals and effects for himself, for his friends and for people who wanted small custom designs.
Zvonch says: “Since I was a boy, I have had a huge interest in mechanics and electrical engineering. When I started to play the guitar in high school, I immediately found a great joy in exploring the inner workings of guitar effects and amplifiers. I played the guitar in a rock n’ blues cover band, and got a degree in electrical engineering. One of my first jobs was working in an R&D department for a small company in Zagreb, there was all sorts of interesting work there, it was a great learning curve. After that I worked for 6 years in a very big company „Končar“, designing PCBs for trains, power plants, protection systems and more! This was an extremely important and often amusing stage in my life, it was here that I absorbed as much of my older colleague’s experience and knowledge as possible. I was then able to use all that knowledge and experience as a springboard to starting my own company, this is how DryBell began. DryBell now has a great team of people armed with a wealth of experience and a ton of enthusiasm. Many thanks go to my family and all those that have supported me over the years and still do, and of course, a massive thanks to all you DryBell customers!”