Effects

Viva Tortuga!

Viva Tortuga!

MATT JOHNSON wanted a job that would allow him to create. While toiling in retail, he took a flyer on building kit pedals... blending his own ideas into the mix. The response was overwhelming and an effects company was born.  more...
Ready for Skreddy?

Ready for Skreddy?

IT IS A HOUSE not unlike any other house in the neighborhood - two stories with a good lawn and evidence of recent upgrades to its curb appeal... chiefly the new pavers along the sidewalk next to the driveway. But once you step inside, the comparisons cease. The living area is butted by a swath of guitar gear - a Hiwatt Custom 100 head is decorated with unfinished pedal parts... populated circuit boards and painted, but empty enclosures.  more...
Sweet Caroline

Sweet Caroline

HOUSED in a tech incubator not far from the University of South Carolina campus in downtown Columbia is Caroline Guitar Co. - the boutique effects pedal manufacturer led by the enthusiastic and gregarious Philippe Herndon.  more...