Pedals, art and the call for collaboration
OWNING AND operating a business in the music world, let alone the world at large, is a daunting task. I wear a lot of hats at Fuzzrocious. I design circuits, populate components on PCBs, order and sort components, deal with the public via phone/social media/e-mail/face-to-face, pay the bills, balance the books, work in part on the website, create and edit demo videos, plan and coordinate events, solder, drill, pay taxes, and much more…oh, and I have a family, too. Each part of running this business is a piece of a puzzle that I construct, disassemble, and reassemble on a daily basis, many times in a set routine in a the same order over and over again. This could drive a sane person nuts and on some occasions, I am driven batty. Yes, facets of my job are exciting, but that excitement fades and is easily clouded. There are many things that I cannot do alone and some projects Fuzzrocious takes on depend on the most crucial part of running a business: collaboration.
A Big Start
In the last three years, Fuzzrocious has collaborated on a large scale with MXR Bass Innovations (Dunlop), Dwarfcraft Devices, and Electro-Faustus to create new offerings to the pedal world. We owe much of our success and forward momentum to the MXR/Dunlop family for helping us make a big leap into a larger market. Creating the MXR Bass Distortion with them was nothing short of amazing from start to finish. It was an honor. Even after the designing was over and the hard part was finished for our part of the bargain, new attention was brought to our little company and family, affording us new experiences and opportunities.
Check out the rest of Ryan Ratajski’s piece on collaboration here
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