Denis Cornell founded Cornell Custom Amplification in 1991. Denis Cornell has built repaired, serviced and custom designed amplification systems for many years. (Sound City's groundbreaking MKIII / IV amp's were co-designed by by Denis along with Brian Hucker) Over the years Denis has helped design amps for many of today's big brand amp manufacturers. As a freelance consultant Denis Cornell has sorted complex technical problems and helped Fender Europe with new designs. Denis has been called upon to help major companies grow and launch their products and had a key role in Arbiter Group's London facility in designing products for them.
Carella Guitars is run by Giuseppe (Beppe) Carella and Daniela Bruno in Umbria, near Orvieto, Italy. They hand-make electric guitars and basses as well as custom pickups and effects pedals for guitars, basses and keyboards. Beppe Carella is a master luthier, experienced in the production of electric guitars and basses and has had numerous collaborations with established Italian artists (Gatto Panceri, Toti Panzanelli, Valter Vincenti, etc ...).
For over 25 years, the MT-2 Metal Zone has been one of the most popular and influential compact pedals in the BOSS lineup, with overall sales that are second only to the venerable DS-1 Distortion. Made in Japan and infused with Waza Craft mojo, the MT-2W takes the iconic stomp to another level of tonal range and versatility.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of BOSS compact pedals, BOSS and JHS Pedals have come together in a historic creative collaboration between the two industry leaders. Housed in the classic BOSS compact design, the JB-2 Angry Driver pairs the tones of the iconic BOSS BD-2 Blues Driver with JHS Pedals' popular Angry Charlie.
Passionately designed by the master engineers at BOSS in Japan, the Waza Craft BD-2W delivers a premium stomp experience that fans of customized pedal tone will love. Crafted with an ear for highly refined sound, the BD-2W takes the classic Blues Driver grit to a greater level with all-discrete analog circuitry.
With its extreme gain, the ML-2 is the most potent and heavy distortion pedal ever created by BOSS. It easily delivers massive distortion and gain with heavy lows for playing Nu Metal, Grind Core, Industrial, Hard Core, or any genre that requires crushing sound. The ML-2's ferocious and biting tone will complement and cut through any blast beats your rhythm section can create.
The FZ-5 is a modern pedal built for the modern guitarist, but the sounds you can get from the FZ-5 are pure retro. Looking back at the glorious rock sounds of the '60s and '70s, the FZ-5 recreates its vintage fuzz through Boss state-of-the-art COSM (r) technology. Recall the fuzz-filled flavors of classic pedals, such as the Maestro FZ-1A, Fuzz Face and Octavia pedals, and kick 'em into overdrive with the FZ-5's Boost knob. Boss' proprietary COSM (r) technology allows guitar players to recreate classic fuzz Boost control for more aggressive tone.
The SD1 produces the warm, smooth distortion of an overdriven tube amplifier while maintaining the subtle nuances of your picking technique. Boss's unique asymmetric overdrive circuitry delivers a genuine overdrive effect for a classic guitar sound. A tone control is also provided for precise tonal adjustment.
The DS1 provides a harder distortion effect for guitar and keyboard sounds. Instead of toneless, fuzzy distortion, the DS1 faithfully reproduces all the subtle nuances of your playing dynamics, from whisper-quiet to screaming loud. The onboard Tone control allows you to tailor the overall sound to your liking.
Korg Inc. is a Japanese multinational company that makes electronic musical instruments, audio processors and guitar pedals, recording equipment, and electronic tuners. Korg was founded in 1963 in Tokyo by Tsutomu Kato and Tadashi Osanai as Keio Gijutsu Kenkyujo Ltd.(it later became Keio Electronic Laboratories) and their first product, released in 1963, was an electronic drum machine - the Donca Matic DA-20. In 1967 the company developed an organ - sold as the KORG and this became the companies overall brand name. In 1973 they designed their first synth the Korg miniKORG and by the 1980s Korg were making electric pianos. In 1992 they acquired Vox - best known for its guitar amplifiers and under this brand they make guitar amplifiers and electric guitars.
ThorpyFX is a family run boutique effects pedal business located in Wiltshire, England. The company was founded in 2014 by Major Adrian Thorpe MBE, after a full career in the British Army. ThorpyFX released their first product in 2015. According to their website, their design and manufacturing ethos means ThorpFX pedals should:
Walrus Audio is a US boutique guitar effects company who take pride in their unique desgins. The company was established by a group of friends in 2011 and is based in Oklahoma City. Over the years, the Walrus product line has expanded to include more than a dozen effects pedals. Each pedal design has unique artwork on the enclosure which tries to capture the essence of that pedal. The artwork is created by Oklahoma artist and musician Nathan Price who uses stylistic inspiration from classically animated films. Walrus make a wide range of effects. From overdrives and fuzzes to delays, reverbs, modulations and octavers, they have a lot of variety on offer. Walrus pedals are individually built by hand.
Joshua Heath Scott started JHS Pedals in Jackson, Missippi. He started out in 2007 modifying Boss pedals but soon began developing his own designs and expanded in 2009, moving to Kansas City and taking on 10 employees. JHS makes a range of effects pedals, including overdrive, distortion, compression, fuzz, boost, tremolo, delay, and others. JHS also has a custom shop where customers can design their own artwork to be put on a case for a standard JHS Pedal.
Catalinbread Effects was founded in 2003 by Nicholas Harris in Portland, Oregon and has since become well known for its range of pedals including the Echorec and Belle Epoch delays the Dirty Little Secret overdrive. Nicholas Harris was killed in 2016 at the age of 37 when a tree fell on his car.