Yeah, the only two builders who I haven’t sold any of their pedals that I’ve picked up are Keeley and Analogman.I think it's pretty tough to argue with Robert Keeley. I've tried so many of his pedals over the years and I still don't think I've tried a 'bad' or 'useless' one yet. Usually at a good price point too.
If I’m understanding you correctly: You’re advertising a builder whose pedal you’ve ordered but haven’t played yet in a thread about pedal makers who have great ears. How can you vouch for a builder whose products you don’t own or have tried yet?I have not used any but am waiting for the Magnetic effects Sandare OD to be available again.
Think he'll fit the bill. He was a touring musician > pedal builder, UK.
Pedals are built one at a time & are surprisingly reasonable. Available in short bursts.
What struck me the most was that all his pedals are available in India & at reasonable prices.
The graphic work is also stellar.
Name: Christian Livingstone of worldwide touring band ’The Datsuns’
@analogmike has golden ears...Have u ever gotten a really superb overdrive or boost where everything is just right, intuitively designed, and most of all sounding perfect. Like that target tone in your head, or better, even..?
The first Greenchild drive pedal I purchased really hit me that way,
I later purchased every pedal in his line,
I thought, “this guy thinks like a musician”
My RaingerFX Echo-X Delay is brilliant, and works perfectly for its purpose.
Or the Alexander Amnesia modulated Delay, the way he designed that is brilliant,
and it sounds exactly like it should, for what I use it for...
Have u ever identified with a pedal builder where you just trust his ears?
I am not advertising for anything here. I heard & read on these pedals, found them a good deal. The description of the the thread got me thinking about this builder since he used to play live. The last statement makes that pretty clear.If I’m understanding you correctly: You’re advertising a builder whose pedal you’ve ordered but haven’t played yet in a thread about pedal makers who have great ears. How can you vouch for a builder whose products you don’t own or have tried yet?
Nice list (We seem to like a lot of the same builders).Top Ears ime:
C) Simon Labelle @FairfieldCircuitry
Nice man, yeah Simon always responds to my emails so I figured he was the one! Lol. But of course the guy with the last name that matches the company name is the real wizard! derp.Nice list (We seem to like a lot of the same builders).
fwiw I'm pretty sure it's Guillaume Fairfield who is the founder of Fairfield Circuitry (and I assume the main creative force behind the company). Here's an interview with him about the Barbershop.
Also you can see the shop at 10:50 in this video where @chaseblissaudio visits Guillaume to ask for his input on Joel's plan to destroy (or reincarnate?) Steve Bragg of Empress. Simon is the "carebear" at the front desk.
John Lyons! I concur, He's great.Top Ears ime:
A) Zak & Morgan @Spaceman
B) @Dave Fox @FoxRox
C) Guillaume Fairfield @FairfieldCircuitry
D) John Lyons @basicaudio
E) @Tom Von Kramm Spiral Electric FX
F) Simon Jarret @Kingsley Amplification
Edit: Simon is still awesome! But I inserted Guillame’s name in for FC. thanks @Tabor !