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Interviews with Pedal builder, amp builders and luthiers

Interviews with Pedal builder, amp builders and luthiers (26)

Interviews with guitar builders (luthiers), pedal builder and amp builders. We will also feature people who build audio or effects related products. We will try to get under the skin of the people who tirelessly slave over caps, pods, diodes and build the special effects that we all enjoy.

To submit your interview please go to our submission form HERE

New guitar and bass effects company based in Glasgow, Scotland. Effects designed and built by a musician with other musicians in mind. Suddenly craving a new tone? It's a Sine.

Say hello to Marc-Eric from Stonefly effects. He kindly added his interview via our form.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015 22:04

Interview with Acid Splash Designs

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Acid Splash Designes specialize in safe etching practices for custom design guitar pedals, as well as a variety of other forms of art.

Sunday, 12 April 2015 22:36

Interview with B&G handmade Guitars

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Please read the interview with master luthiers Eliran Barashi and Kiki Goldstein. These guys are serious about handmaking everything, even casting their own brass hardware from a unique alloy that conducts the widest frequency range. The pickups are also made in-house and only use rare stocks of aged wood.

Check out our interview with Xylem custom guitars and basses, a luthier based in Colorado. They also repair guitars. All Xylem custom bass guitars and guitars are fully tailored to your musical tastes and preferences. Xylem luthier Anthony Olinger will help you design and develop the perfect instrument for you by combining his expertise and experience with your idea of the perfect bass or guitar. The result will be a one of a kind instrument that fits you better than any other.

Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:30

Interview with VFE Pedals in Puyallup

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We had a great confersation with Peter of VFE Pedals. They build and design analogue guitar effects pedals in Puyallup, WA, USE.

Black Trees Audio came to my attention when I saw their pedals and designs on instagram. The pedals are unique and handpainted and just look great. Marina paints the stomps iwth a flavour of her own art. Black Tress Audio dabble with Guitar effects pedals and software audio plugins.

Taurus Pedals are a small boutique company, located in Northwest Arkansas. Their team consists of electronics prodigy's and musicians. They like to experiment, work hard and "live the dream" by making and testing pedals that make a difference for every musician.

Meet the man/company who supply the 'pumpkins' with amp rack mods. Excuse me for being slightly star struck here but the Smashing Pumpkins are a favourite of mine, especially because of their sound. Please stick around to see the whole interview.

Prisma Guitars is based on the love for skateboarding and music. The self-taught woodworker and industrial design student based out of San Francisco, California builds guitars using the wood from broken and used skateboards. Prisma Guitars are all 100% handmade and the colors are completely one-of-a-kind for every build.

Gojira pedals makes custom and clone effects and pedals. All effects are hand-wired & hand painted using only quality components and enclosures. They have a selection of Gojira designs or you can send them your own artwork to be printed on your pedal at no extra cost!

Sleeping Dog FX was born out of the need to find perfect tone that that eludes musicians... Until now apparantly. Sleeping Dog FX proudly help musicians define their tone and find the sound that they have been searching for.

Brady Cases have built for dozens of industries, bands that have sold millions of albums, multi-billion dollar corporations, the U.S. Military, schools & non-profit organizations and thousands of bands that have chosen our cases to protect their equipment. They have hundreds of available case upgrade options - if you don’t see it they can still design and build it.

Saturday, 17 January 2015 10:49

Rootbeer Audio amp building and repair service

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"Rootbeer Audio is a tube amp repair/building workshop that's been operating in some form since 2008. I (Matt Manhire) started Rootbeer Audio in a parking lot in Northern New Jersey, moved it to a bedroom in Francisville (Philadelphia), relocated it to a basement in Fishtown (Philadelphia), before finally settling into (for the moment) a better-suited basement in Fishtown. Prior to Rootbeer Audio, I worked at a boutique amplifier company in New Jersey, and worked for Jess Oliver (Ampeg B-15 inventor). - Matt"

Custom Speaker Cabinets Handcrafted in the USA!
Some beautiful stompbox / guitar fx pedals from Bologna in Italy.
 
Sunday, 04 January 2015 13:56

BomesElectric Pedals Portland

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Overdrives, delays and more great guitar pedals from a builder in Portland USA.
"Hand crafted pickups and electronics for guitars, made one at a time and tailored to your specification. All pickups are hand / scatterwound like those from a bygone era and are crafted from the finest parts available." - Mojo Pickups
 
KMA Machines core business  is the design and production of finest handcraft in the form of series out of selected effects pedals / stompboxes. They also offer a pedal modification and repair service. We found these guys on facebook and contacted them for an interview because our eyes were drawn to the look of the pedal enclosure designs. Please see the full interview with KMA Machines.
 
RJM Effects started as a hobby of Ryan and has grown from there. He started doing guitar repairs about seven years ago and last year decided to take a stab at effects pedals to take his mind off his "real job".  At first just modding and repairing but as knowledge grew (and there's always more to learn) he thought he'd take a stab at building a pedal for his own use. "So, I figured since I was pleased with my builds than maybe other guitar players might be as well." And so it starts...
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 00:00

Craigamps - amp maker in South Africa

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Looks we are really traveling the world with these interviews and amp/effects builder spotlights. The next interview is with Benjamin from Craigamps from Nelspruit in South Africa. A proper love story, like most builders the hobby/business/corporation... whatever it grows into always seems to start the same; by the love for guitars and everything that it brings with it. Please read the interview with Benjamin from Craigamps!
 

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