Interviews with Pedal builder, amp builders and luthiers
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
Interview with Sine Effect Electronics Glasgow, ScotlandWritten by Helmut Watterott
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.
Interview with Stonefly Effects, handmade boutique guitar pedals from MontrealWritten by Helmut Watterott
Interview with Acid Splash DesignsWritten by Helmut Watterott
Acid Splash Designes specialize in safe etching practices for custom design guitar pedals, as well as a variety of other forms of art.
Interview with B&G handmade GuitarsWritten by Helmut Watterott
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.
Interview with Xylem Guitars and Bass - a luthier in ColoradoWritten by Helmut Watterott
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.
Interview with VFE Pedals in PuyallupWritten by Helmut Watterott
We had a great confersation with Peter of VFE Pedals. They build and design analogue guitar effects pedals in Puyallup, WA, USE.
Interview with Black Trees Audio - Boutique handmade pedals with custom designsWritten by Helmut Watterott
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.
Interview with Taurus Pedals - Grab your tone by the horns!Written by Helmut Watterott
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.
Interview with Salvation Mods - amp and rack mod awesomeness!Written by Helmut Watterott
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 - guitars built from broken and used skateboardsWritten by Helmut Watterott
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.
GojiraFX - Gojira pedals makes custom and clone effects and pedalsWritten by Helmut Watterott
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 - Quality hand built effects and stompboxes from Lincolnshire, EnglandWritten by Helmut Watterott
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 - custom and bespoke cases, protective cases and ATA CasesWritten by Helmut Watterott
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.
Rootbeer Audio amp building and repair serviceWritten by Helmut Watterott
"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"