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We hope everyone is doing okay out there. You know it recently dawned on us that it’s now over 10 years ago since Effectrode launched our ‘Delta-Trem‘ and ‘Phaseomatic‘ tube…

Here’s a red letter date in the history of science, and electric guitar tone, September 1920… the day that Stanley R. Mullard formed the Mullard Radio Valve Company. As all guitarists know, the…

A rare photograph of the Brimar valve works on Crittall’s Corner, Footscray, Kent next to the Sidcup bypass. This majestic art deco-styled building was originally the Depot and Branch Office of…

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