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“…one giant leap for musician-kind.” Fifty years ago, on 16 July 1969, Apollo 11 rocketed away from planet Earth, propelling astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz”…

A herd of Binson baking in the shimmering heat of the Sorrento sun… well, Staffordshire actually. Here at Effectrode we don’t only build radical all-tube effects pedals, we also repair, restore…

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet… ah, that is, unless it’s an artificial rose. The same can be said of the thermionic tube—that ultimate generator of stratospheric guitar tones.…

I absolutely LOVE these pedals. LA-1A Leveling Amp is HANDS DOWN my desert island pedal. New PM-3A PhaseOmatic Deluxe (4 knob version with dual-LFO) is totally dreamy... SR-71 Blackbird is a monster tone machine. TV-5A Tube Vibe is the quintessential vibe machine...

Mark Lloyd, USA

The Mercury Fuzz and the Tube-Vibe are both absolutely outstanding. Both are works of art. I am floored. Many thanks for your great work!

Sean Sutton, UK

The Mercury Tube Fuzz pedal brought an entire plethora of overtones and richness to my Handwired Fender Vibroverb Cesar Diaz – unreal. It’s not a just a boost it’s a multidimensional tone shaping tool too. My board is now 70% Effectrode. And that wasn’t intentional; they are just THAT good.

James Peace Band, USA