Want to find Skreddy Pedals dealers?
New (general music gear)
- Musicians Friend Of
course. Tough to beat these prices and great user interface, lots of
sales, and great return policy.
- Sweetwater Sound For
the serious pro with the serious bank account--looks like strictly list
prices here, folks.
- Zzounds; "The lowest
prices" for new music gear on the web. They seem to prefer to
drop-ship your order directly from the manufacturer/distributor rather than
keep a large inventory, though; so hot items might be on backorder instead
of available for immediate delivery.
Pedalboards / Pedal Cases
(Sweden), easy to carry pedalboard in quality aluminum and ABS case
Steady Case, tweed! Need I say more?
- MusicToyz.com; awesome selection
online. Give Teddy a call and chat with him if you can.
- 30th Street Guitars;
great bunch of guys to deal with.
- Vintage stomp-box effects at Analog
Man's site; browse huge variety of used favorites or score on a new
Teese Real McCoy RMC3 Wah Wah pedal, featuring the best of the
vintage-style inductors and pots plus new, adjustable ranges to dial in
what ever tone you want
- Neal's Guitars; LOTS of
vintage guitars, amps, effects, etc.
- Strymon - Newest
kids on the block (including at least one ex Line 6 engineer), knocking 'em
out of the park with their DSP-powered joy toys
- BJF Pedals - Most
amp-like and stack-able pedals. Baby Blue OD, Dyna Red Distortion,
Baby Pink Booster, Mint Green Mini Vibe, Little Red Trebler, Pink Purple
Fuzz, Candy Apple Fuzz, Saffron Yellow Tremolo, Pale Green Compressor, Blue
Berry Bass Overdrive, The Mad Professor Amp.
Kick ass pedals, super quality; check them out!
- SubDecay: Fun and
creative pedals; give them a listen!
- Rockett Pedals: Super impressive line up.
- Malekko Heavy Industries: Check out the B:assmaster and analog
echoes--this guy is one to watch!
- OPM Inc (aka RoboPimp):
Designer of trippy artwork and now a fuzz pedal too
- Foxrox Electronics,
maker of Captain Coconut (a 3-in-1 fuzzface, octavia, and univibe) and the
incredible new Paradox Through-Zero Flanger
- HomeBrew Electronics, LOTS of great stuff! Not a clinker in the
bunch; check out his impressive lineup of stellar-sounding effects.
- ZVex; the funkiest, most original,
and most planet-friendly effects anywhere.
- Pedalworx, makers of the Texas
Two Step (arguably the BEST TS-based overdrive pedal in the world) and the highly
regarded McFuzz and McBoost pedals.
- BlackBox Electronics,
maker of the must full-featured compressor pedal, the Oxygen, plus various cool fuzzes.
- The most versatile and transparent UniVibe clone I've played, the Ultra
Vibe by SweetSound Electronics
- Geoffrey Teese, maker of
world-renouned wahs, lovingly recreated from the original Clyde McCoy wahs
from Thomas, Vox, and Jen.
- Demeter Amps, maker of the famous
Tremulator, also Fuzzulator, and Compulator. Not to mention their
amps, etc... Plus they're good people!
- Stewart Castledine,
(UK) maker of replacement circuitboards for wah pedals and his own custom
inductors. I've heard he's doing a ToneBender MkI project these
- ManecoLooper... Hey; miss
the old EH 16 Second Delay? Seen what they sell for these
days? Check this out! More features, better sound quality and
- G.S. Wylie,
Creative maker of fuzzes and sitar guitars
- Cesar Diaz, maker of Texas Ranger,
a Rangemaster clone with a 3-way tone selector, Texas Square Face, the
fuzzface clone used by SRV, and the Tremodillo, originator of the
- Or check out Hendrix's own gear-tweeker, Roger
Mayer. (USA distributor is North
- Prescription Electronics- Great
remakes and cool originals, including the dead-on remake of the classic
early Page fuzz, the Yardbox, and the Foxx Tone-Machine clone, the
Experience, featuring thick fuzz, octave, and sick swell effect
(broken-speaker-fuzz-on-fuzz, with mushy attack and feedback-like, octavy
- Michael Fuller (http://www.fulltone.com/),
maker of vintage-knockoff and innovative boutique gear. Great
website and sweet, quality effects.
- Charlie Watkins, maker of the
legendary CopyCat tape echo (new digital version available) and WEM amps
- Check out Harmony
Central's list of makers! It's fairly exhaustive.
- Jeorge Tripps: Designer
Profile: From Way Huge to Line 6 (here's the old Way
Huge site; sounds like clones of the Anderton Tube Sound Fuzz, the
Ibanez TS808, the Arbiter Fuzz Face, the Colorsound ToneBender, the
ElectroHarmonix Small Clone, and other classic circuits) Now heading
up his own vintage-reissue crew at Jim Dunlop
- Jon Cusack: awesome designer and
builder! Check out his work.
- Diamond Pedals: Super
quality boutique pedals including drives and a feature-packed analog delay
formerly an ElectroHarmonix geek who did some repairs and one-offs, now a
- Tom Heertjes;
Nice collection of vintage Ibanez and wahs with pictures!
- Jacques Stompboxes, kinda kooky
design, passionate collector, lotsa info and pics
- Gilmourish.com; a widely-recognized source for information on the
evolution of David Gilmour's music-making arsenals.
- Tone Frenzy; the coolest gear
info site with awesome sound samples
- Tone Hunter; some info and
- Pedalworx also does wah pedal
(and other) mods and repairs.
- Howard Davis, former
engineer for ElectroHarmonix, designer of many EH products, including the
AWESOME Memory Man pedals!
- RunOffGroove - Check out the
latest in specific amp emulators using jfets! Awesome work!
- Analog Alchemy
- Joe Davisson's innovative circuits and cool hacks
- PisoTones - check out Manolo
Dudes and collaborators way cool clones
- JD Sleep's Guitar
Effects Projects - Detailed, step-by-step instructions, schematics,
layouts, and even ready-to-populate boards
effects - home of the 3d layout
Technology - Dive in and learn what the pros want to know
- Learn physics (including DC circuit theory) online
- Complete info about electronic component and circuit-design theory
- PAiA - Kits for lots of cool
- R. G. Keen (Guitar Effects
Oriented Web Page), all about building and modding most popular, classic
effects, including FuzzFace, wah wah, Tubescreamer, etc.
- Jack Orman's Analog Music Zone
Nelson's Stompbox Page Great help for the beginner!
- Small Bear Electronics
Good source for ALL your DIY needs, offering complete kits,
hand-selected and matched components, and hard-to-find vintage germanium
transistors and chips of all kinds
- Fuzz Central; good source
for distortion schematics
Electronic Peasant's DIY Page; this guy's a freakin genius
- Music Electronics µ
- CommonSound; This
link belongs in both the 'Makers' and the 'Do It Yourself'
section. Ingenious, insane, weird, and advanced pedal projects
from noisy fuzz to 6-stage tweekable phasers
- Moosapotamus! Builds
of some really cool classic and funky circuits!
- Adam's Amps
- Gabe's Tube Amplifiers & Stuff
Connection -- Highly recommended purveyor of many of the most commonly
needed parts to build your own effects; also sells fine instrument cables,
- Pedal Parts Plus -- Another great place to get parts!
- Get your Mouser catalog for free,
browse the CD at home and order parts online. They've got it all!
- Small Bear Electronics
Great source for all your DIY needs, offering complete kits,
hand-selected and matched components, and hard-to-find vintage germanium
transistors, analog bucket-brigade delay (BBD) chips as well as timers
and opamps and everything else you'll need to build your own guitar
- The Hardware Book large
online pinout, cable, and circuit resource
- Having trouble finding a transistor for a project or need a pinout for
a transistor or a chip? Try using NTE's
online semiconductor cross-reference database or their Semiconductor
Index then look up the pinout on NTE's
pinout chart using NTE's stock number.
- Or you can try Electronics
Directory if NTE doesn't have it
Guitar Makers & Dealers
- Roseville Guitar Works, local Roseville guitar tech and all around great
- Pagelli Guitars, incredible hand-made
- SonFather Guitars,
Rocklin's own custom guitar maker; also full music shop and amp repairs.
He helped me finish the body of my Warmoth Strat; great work.
- Beyond the Trees, meet Fred
Carlson, maker of fantastic custom accoustic creations
- Dillion Guitars, low-cost,
quality alternative to overpriced brand names
Luthiers, Guitar Parts, and Mods
- John Fisher makes
his own instruments from scratch using whatever materials are
available. Step-by-step details and pictures; also amps and other DIY
alla yer guitar-building tools and supplies and parts in one place!
of wiring info
Guitar Reranch, refin
supplies and info
top-rated noiseless pickups with pre-CBS Fender magic, and inexpensive!
Warmoth, awesome necks
and bodies, plus other parts to finish your guitar
Guitars--People have recommended these guys to me as the best for custom necks and bodies
for workmanship and detail
Terrapin Guitars--Custom pick guards, great workmanship and materials
PickGuardian--Custom-make any pick guard for any electric
K & K Sound Systems,
superior piezo transducers for acoustic instruments. Ditch that thin,
harsh, tinny tone most piezo acoustic pickups give you!
Audio Equipment, condenser microphone acoustic transducers +
preamps & loudspeakers
- TubeWonder -- Most amazing amps. Rent for recording or
buy one yourself.
- Mad Professor -- Well, what can we say? It's Bjorn,
the mad professor. He knows how to create rock and roll tone!
- Demeter Amps... professional
quality amps for the professional musician. See what they can do for
you! Good people!
- Ultrasound, acoustic guitar
- London Power, made
by author of "The Ultimate Tone," these amps can give you cranked
tone at apartment levels without using a powersoak or variac.
- Roccaforte Amps Think of the best plexi
with that brown sound just screaming "shut up and listen to this guitar!"
- VintageAmps.com Not cheap, but
great reputation; get a fully restored Marshall Plexi here.
- Aamp's Electric Guitar
Store Pignose, Gorilla, and Pegasus - get a portable mini amp or an
inexpensive tube amp
- London Power also
has complete kits with instructions at near-wholesale prices
- Steve Ahola's Blue Guitar
pages: instructions on how to turn your Peavey Classic 30 into a
nice-sounding, pro-quality amp!
- Weber Remakes of classic speakers,
plus custom, diy amp chassis and load boxes that utilize a real speaker
motor to absorb the amp output.
- Hoffman Amps Kits to convert a
crappy amp or a carcass into a point-to-point-wired Bassman or Plexi or
AC30. Wow! I'm serious! Full instructions, get all the
parts you need here to finish out your project (except for cabinet and
coverings). Pretty cheap. too!
- Duncan's Amp Pages TONS of
resources for the musical-electronics enthusiast with lots of links to
- Velvet Black -
Traynor Tube Amps
- SwAMP, good resources for tweeking
your tube amp
- Pat's Tube & Recording
Schematics - Schematics not free, but lots of info and links to tube
info are! Find that rare schematic here.
- KCA NOS Tubes Find the tone your
amp was meant to have
- Triode Electronics Great
source (cheap prices/cool selection) for tubes
- Antique Electronics Tubes and
- audioXpress Info, magazine,
books, and kits for DIY hifi
- Guitar ReRanch; how to do a vintage
refinish, supplies for sale
- GM Arts; lots
of diverse info and links
- Fralin Pickups; Real single
coils with real classic strat tone. Add depth and subtlety to your
guitar. Also makes PAF-style humbuckers.
- Bill Lawrence; Handmade by the
legendary Bill Lawrence himself; the most pristine-sounding pickups I've
heard. I mean that in a good way, in case you're wondering. Let
me just use the word "best", if you're looking for a Strat or a Tele pickup.
They're noiseless, by the way, but don't let that put you off if you're
striving for authentic single-coil tone. They lack nothing in the tone
department. I haven't tried his Gibson-style humbucker pickups yet...
- Kinman Pickups; Noiseless vintage Strat pickup tone
- Warmoth: order your own custom
configuration with any kind of wood, compound radius, frets, nut, headstock,
- WD Music Products; Lots great
parts--make or customize your guitar
- AllParts; Everything you might need
for any guitar project
- Famous Guitar Makers, et
al Good index of online guitar makers and resources.
- Guitar Nuts, lots of do-it-yourself
guitar wiring, amp, etc. info
Guitar Lessons: Guitar Tricks is 45 guitar instructors with over 3000
online guitar lessons in one massive site. Guitar Tricks lessons use video,
mp3 and guitar tablature so you can learn guitar online. 45 instructors cover
every major style of guitar playing, including acoustic, blues, classical,
country, jazz, rock and metal.
- GuitarJamDaily: Plenty of online
lessons plus gear reviews, columns, and information about the makers
- Learn Blues, Jazz, and Funk guitar techniques from a master; Tomo Fujita.
- Guitar Lessons, Guitar Tabs
& Chords Crossroads online guitar tabs and guitar lessons conducts
streaming instruction for advanced or beginning guitar students; try our
free guitar lessons before you purchase!
- Get some guitar tabulature
- How about some online
lessons from your guitar heroes?
- Check this out; this guy's got the coolest online, interactive scale web
page (go to the guitar room, advanced)
Or compose your own!
- What are you looking down here for? You should be writing a song
instead of surfing the net. Okay; need some inspiration?
Try a random/fractal music generator. Here are two...
Here; professional quality, vintage analog synth and sequencer for your
PC. Try it!
General Audio Info
Sell Your Music:
- Here's a cool service that will sell your CD's online; CDBaby.com
Stompbox by Art Thompson
Since you've read this far, you must be a musician. If you play guitar,
you might like this blank chord
chart for writing songs. Print as many pages as you need. I'm
thinking about making a blank tab chart, too.