Frequently Asked Questions
My name is David Ross and the purpose of my business is to provide expert level guitar repair locally with reasonable and competitive prices, and to provide unique looking and sounding guitar effects pedals to people who are serious about music.
I’ve been building and repairing guitars since 2008. I’ve been committed to the craft and have spent countless hours researching, meeting other professionals in the industry, and doing practical building and repairing in my work studio/guitar store. My primary goal in guitar repair is to solve the problem you are having with your instrument. I feel comfortable and confident in a wide variety of repairs and I have the tools and equipment to handle almost any situation. You can see more specifically what I’m capable of by visiting the Guitar Repair page.
Guitar Effects Pedals
The Winter Storm was created as a result of learning about guitar effects pedals, researching different designs and schematics, and building numerous prototypes which eventually led to the product I have for sale today. It all started when I decided to order and build a guitar pedal from a kit. It was a clone of the MXR Micro Amp, which is a simple one knob clean boost. It served as a good jumping off point and once I realized how that pedal worked, I decided to draw my own circuit from scratch and add the features that appealed to me.
I wanted to be able to switch between a clean boost and an overdrive, and once I figured out how, I decided that it made sense to me to add distortion as well. This would allow for three very common types of guitar tones. From there it made sense to add a tone stack, and I was very particular about how I wanted it to work. I wanted something that wouldn’t alter my original guitar sound unless I wanted it to. Often times when I would use commercial guitar pedals, I felt like I was forced into sounds even with the settings at minimum. I wanted to create a guitar pedal where I could add as much or as little change to my guitar tone as possible.
In total, this process took me about two years from having an idea in my head for a guitar pedal to a finished product. I learned a lot about not only circuit design, but about what it means to bring a product to market. There are so many things to consider and I knew that I wouldn’t release a product unless I was fully satisfied. Today, I’m proud to offer the Winter Storm as the first release in what I hope to be a full line of guitar pedals. Whether you’re a hobbyist, someone who plays live music on the weekends, or a seasoned professional, I hope that you’ll consider checking one out!