Show us your multinational boards - for fun ;)

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Show us your multinational boards - for fun ;)

Post by JVG » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:40 pm

Here’s a frivolous one - just for fun :)

How much geographic diversity is on your pedal board, with respect to place of manufacture?

Show us your multinational boards or pedals from unusual places!
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Post by JVG » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:45 pm

My reason for starting this was that i just realised the current incarnation of my board has a fair degree of geographic diversity.

This one covers:
USA x 5
New Zealand x 2
Greece
Germany
Croatia
Australia
Japan
UK (if i include the switcher)

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Post by fuzzjunkie » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:31 pm

Not as diverse as yours:
Canada - Fairfield Circuitry
UK - Roger Mayer
Denmark - tc electronics
USA - everything else

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My old board had Italian and Japan representatives in place of Canada.

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Post by JVG » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:24 pm

That’s a very professional looking setup compared to my home noodling assortment!

For some reason i thought Throbak was European...no?

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Post by natthu » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:30 pm

I don't currently have a working board, but I have recently observed that I have very little brand loyalty. Of the one hundred or so pedals I have, more than half would have to be the only one from the company that made them....

Most are from different locations in the US, but I also have some from Canada, Australia, Ukraine, Russia, UK, Finland, Denmark, Taiwan, Japan... and of course a few cheapies from China. There's probably some from other countries that I'm not aware of too.

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Post by Shadoweclipse13 » Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:10 am

JVG wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:24 pm
For some reason i thought Throbak was European...no?
I did too. I was thinking Denmark or something else nearby.

natthu wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:30 pm
I don't currently have a working board, but I have recently observed that I have very little brand loyalty. Of the one hundred or so pedals I have, more than half would have to be the only one from the company that made them....
Man, I'm almost the opposite. I've got a bunch of things from a few companies, although it isn't brand loyalty for me, just that I like a lot of things that a few companies make.

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(From Modular Grid as my guitar board is a mess right now and the only picture of it I have is missing a few pedals; Lehle volume and P-split pedals not shown here)
Germany - 3
Japan - 3 (assuming BOSS still are made there)
UK - 2
US - 15

Bass board so far (unfinished at the moment):
Finland - 1
US - 4
I'm pretty sure that FoxRox is US-made, but am not sure. If so, US would be 5.
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Re: Show us your multinational boards - for fun ;)

Post by fuzzjunkie » Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:26 am

JVG wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:24 pm
That’s a very professional looking setup compared to my home noodling assortment!

For some reason i thought Throbak was European...no?
Thanks!

I was thinking Throbak was based in Minnesota or Wisconsin, lots of people with Scandinavian ancestry there, but I checked and it’s Grand Rapids Michigan.

It is crazy how global the pedal industry has become. In the early days it was mostly UK, Italy and Japan. There were a few US companies, but some of those were just rebranding devices sourced from the big 3. New Zealand and Greece are 2 places I would not have thought would be making guitar pedals 2 decades ago.

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