First at 8020 Archibald Avenue, Cucamonga, California, USA.,
then later across the street at 8040 Archibald Avenue, Cucamonga, California, USA. (Later 'Studio Z (3)' - see "Opening Night Party At Studio Z' on Frank Zappa - Mystery Disc)
A popular studio for aspiring bands to record their work 'on a budget'. The unique 12-track built by Buff would help create some memorable works, especially in the era of the 'surf sound' for bands such as The Surfaris. Quite surprising, for a studio in the desert, rather than the California coast.
The studio became very popular with Frank Zappa, who spent much time there, honing his craft, with Buff and his circle of friends - such as Dave Aerni. FZ would later gain the studio from Buff and renamed it Studio Z on 1st August, 1964. Buff then worked at Original Sound Studio for Art Laboe
Whilst operating Pal Studio, Buff also created/ran independent labels - such as; "Pal", "Emmy", "Yukon", "Plaza" and "Vigah". It should also be noted that, in early years, Buff recorded work at PAL and sold it on to Original Sound (e.g. Tijuana Surf/Grunion Run with FZ) - later actually recording work at Original Sound Studios (e.g. Drums-A-Go-Go).