Fat Randy are a genre-defying guitar band from New England.
Interview: The TinesRead more
The Tines are a band from New Haven, CT, who according to their Bandcamp profile “play cleverly crafted indie rock that focuses on the balance of tension and beauty”, which sums them up pretty perfectly. Their newly-released self-titled album is a real pleasure to listen to and features excellent guitar playing by Sam Carlson and…
Interview: Kaz Kawamura (One Control, Animals Pedal)Read more
Kaz Kawamura runs the Japanese gear company LEP International, whose brands include One Control and Animals Pedal.
Interview: Kai Tachibana (Nobels, Nordland Electronics)Read more
Kai Tachibana is the Hamburg-based engineer behind the legendary Nobels ODR-1, which he’s recently refined and released as the ODR-C. He shared his story with Var Guitar.
Interview: Jeff Wright (Unconditional Arms)Read more
Jeff Wright is the musician behind the Unconditional Arms project. I interviewed him shortly after the release of his 2020 album “Formation”.
Interview: Ryan Clarke (Dr Scientist)Read more
Ryan Clarke is the founder of Dr Scientist, the Canadian pedal company responsible for such pedals as the Atmosphere reverb and Dusk filter.
Interview: Zack Slater (Birmingham Sounds)Read more
Zack Slater is a Maryland pedalbuilder who builds the Twentyseventeen under the name Birmingham Sounds.
Interview: Ryan McGill (Vongon Electronics)Read more
Ryan McGill builds gear under the name Vongon Electronics and records music as Ryan Von Gonten. Vongon’s latest pedal Paragraphs is an extremely flexible filter and envelope generator. I chatted with Ryan over email about his music and gear. Tell me about yourself and your musical journey. I’m an engineer and musician based in Oakland,…