is located in Hermosa Beach, CA. where each product is handcrafted by Scott.
I had been tinkering with stuff for quite some time and the more I did it the more I wanted to learn. Selling pedals wasn’t the first thing that came to mind, it just kind of happened.
I started off building effect pedals in my home and still work out of my home.
Building my first pedal was not really to hard. Actually things went very well until I tried to tackle a Fuzz Face for the first time, that threw me for a loop as far as getting to sound right and/or how I thought it should.
I have a friend that works in a local store and he was a big help in getting the ball rolling. From there it was word of mouth, getting on the forums…things along those lines.
Marc Ford and Jeff Massey from The Steepwater Band play on my pedals. Andrew DeRoberts, a very talented player who has done work with the Jonas Brothers and American Idol winner Kris Allen. I’ve heard from people that “so and so bought one of your pedals” but Marc, Jeff and Andrew are guys that I have direct contact with.
One of the cool things about doing what I do is that I get to hear from independent and locals bands…guys who are really talented but that I don’t know that I would have heard about. As the new website comes together, I want to have a page where people who are using my pedals can list their bands/projects and hopefully people who come to check out my site will also check out music they may not normally come across.
The amount of pedals I build a year varies, especially with the current state of the economy. Most of the pedals I build go overseas but things are starting to pick up in the States and new dealers are always coming on board. Overall I’d say I’m pleased with how BMF Effects has grown.
The last couple of months saw the release of The Great Wide Open distortion and most recently the El Jefe overdrive. There are a couple of projects on the back burner that I hope to get out there before the end of the year.
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