New Builder: Pettyjohn
Jun26

New Builder: Pettyjohn

In Albany, Oregon you’ll find an effects builder that has more on their mind than electronics. A builder that is growing a business centered around improving their community as they grow and expand their pedal line. The builder is Pettyjohn Electronics and according to their website their goal is to build a ‘culture upon [their] endeavor to live out what [they] believe in [their] day to day business being a people of...

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New Builder: Lunastone Effects
Jun25

New Builder: Lunastone Effects

A few days ago a member added the Wise Guy – True Overdrive pedal from Lunastone Effects. Lunastone makes stomps out of Valby, Copenhagen. The engineer behind the effects is a guitarist named Steen Grøntved. As an interesting side note, the company that Steen runs is actually called Secret Lab. I guess the effects are just distributed under the moniker of Lunastone Effects. In digging around about where these pedals come from I...

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New Builder: Animal Factory
Jun15

New Builder: Animal Factory

New builders are coming into the catalog everyday. It’ll take us a while to get them all rolled out and looking good, but we’ll stick with it to make sure we everyone covered. Recently we ran across Animal Factory Amplification. According to their FB page, “Animal Factory Amplification builds terrifying, irreverent and beautiful guitar pedals and amps, among other things, in Bombay, India.” The fearless leader...

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10 things you might not know about EarthQuaker Devices
Jun05

10 things you might not know about EarthQuaker Devices

Since we partnered up with EarthQuaker Devices to giveaway one of their incredible Afterneath reverberation machines, we would usually dig a little into the company and the people behind the scenes to see how pedals go from paper to stage. Typically this would involve posing questions to Jamie Stillman (owner and designer of the Akron, Ohio based effects company) about his creative drive, the pedals he’s produced, his likes,...

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New Builder: Big Knob Pedals
Jun04

New Builder: Big Knob Pedals

For the last 7 years Gary Kibler has been cranking out 100 percent hand-wired pedals for all. As the self described Grand Poobah (love that title) of Big Knob Pedals he’s been recreating classic tones, “using time-tested designs and the highest quality components.” All this and he still manages to keep the prices of his effects in line with those of us who have less than stellar paying careers.  Check out how he...

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New Builder: Fredric Effects
Jun03

New Builder: Fredric Effects

The new builder of the day is Fredric Effects. This is a group out of North London, England. According to their website, all their effects are hand-made with care. They take great pleasure in creating boutique quality effects without excessive boutique price-tags. Their whole take on effects development is that they like stuff small, simple and ‘as fuss-free as possible.’ Great sounding effects, high-quality components,...

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