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Hot off the press—brand new Binson ‘Echorec’ idler wheels! Here in the Effectrode lab we’ve been busily working around the clock to fabricate high quality new parts for Echorec delay…

Lee de Forest, American inventor, the “Father of Radio”, pioneer of sound-on-film recording (a.k.a motion pictures), holder of over 180 U.S. patents and, most significantly, creator of the…

“…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”…

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