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General => Global Annoucements => Topic started by: madbean on April 03, 2014, 08:01:56 AM

Title: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: madbean on April 03, 2014, 08:01:56 AM
This idea was brought to my attention and I think it is a good one. There are many people here that are affiliated in a professional capacity with businesses related not only to pedal building but instruments, amps, parts, etc. It would be good to know who these people are and the business they may represent or work with. Stating these affiliations serves two-fold: it informs other members of businesses they may not be aware of (as well as provide some free advertising), and also informs them when a member is promoting something they have a financial interest in.

Don't get me wrong: I have NO PROBLEM with people promoting their wares here. I think that is obvious. But, I have not been too diligent in making sure that this kind of information is disseminated to the members here.

Therefore, I am asking that all members who have professional affiliations or financial interests in businesses related to DIY pedal building, pedal manufacturing, instruments, amps, components and the like to put this information in their signature starting now. The Gear Page has a similar rule and it seems to work well. For example, my signature on TGP states "Affiliations: madbeanpedals, Function F(x)".

You don't have to be particular like "I'm sales" or "Owner" or "Punching Bag"...just state the name of the business and indicate that you are involved with them. Obviously, don't violate any NDA's if you have them.

You can edit your signiature by going to the "profile" link up top. Let me know if there are questions.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: pryde on April 03, 2014, 08:30:11 AM
Profile updated.
My main gig is instrument repair and amp servicing. I offer custom pedal builds for local musicians: Not really for much profit but because I like doing it  :)

Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: timbo_93631 on April 03, 2014, 09:36:27 AM
Updated mine too, I build amps and pedals for marginal profit and maximum personal enjoyment.  It's a self-sustaining hobby that benefits others.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: GrindCustoms on April 05, 2014, 02:16:44 AM
Done!

Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: copachino on June 16, 2014, 03:46:20 PM
done sir
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Bufferz on June 17, 2014, 02:12:10 PM
Updated. I work full time in the life insurance industry and build pedals as a hobby. Though I recently started selling pedals under the name TFX as one of the fundraising channels we are doing in order to raise money for our adoption from Haiti. Kindly remember: If I could find some unobtainum diodes I would retire and just sell pedals, but until then I will wear both hats.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Leevibe on June 17, 2014, 10:04:45 PM
Updated. Sorry, Brian. Didn't notice this before.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Keith_Aviles on August 03, 2014, 08:41:25 AM
I'm brand new here. That said, I do have my own pedal company. THAT said, I tend to spend a lot more of my time messing around with discussing and working on pedals more out of appreciation and for the education of all.

My main reason for joining here is because I'm kind of "fleeing from" places like TDPRI's Stomp Box (where I'm known as 11 Gauge), and FSB. Both kind of represent two ends of the spectrum that make for a not-so-great fit, at least not any longer.

I also find myself being someone who would rather promote the products and services of runoffgroove.com, Ron Neely (RonSound), of course Brian here, and primarily all the people who do this for the love of the craft more than making a ton of profits. You've got guys like Robbie Wallace who don't even build stuff any longer, and I miss his postings on forums.

I'll sort of end on this note - I have a REAL problem with anyone who takes something like the BSIABII or something like the Supreaux (to include the Deux) and passes it off as their own repackaged thing, building them in large numbers and for (IMO) relatively large amounts of profit. Even if Ed Guidry doesn't have a problem w/his stuff being used for profits (or he's "gotten over it"), I still just take issue with it.

If someone wants to discuss my wares, they can figure out how to email me, and that can be done away from here. This assumes any site allows for such open discussion, which I'm just not interested in. I frequent these sites more for open discussion that's focused on effects themselves - that's what keeps me engaged and excited. I really like when a gap can be bridged between someone who is a casual consumer w/no technical knowledge of the things they are stomping on, but who is curious enough to kind of want to know why pedal A seems to be more of what they want than pedal B, and if there may even be a pedal C that's better yet.

...I've found that more and more people tend to seek out having some one-off built as a result of all of this, or some sort of tweaked Condor Cab Sim or something like that - they've got a special combination of needs IOW. And I offer a standard line of products and services, and really don't want to go too far outside of doing that. I always refer people to the sources that I think can actually help them cut to the chase.

I'm really hoping that there's "room for me here." I've wanted to be involved with discussions like this more than any of the other extremes or variations. Probably my only other "gear vices" are a super affection for primarily Fender guitars and amps - most notably the Telecaster and the blackface/silverface-era of amps.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Tremster on August 03, 2014, 08:48:56 AM
Oh hey, welcome to the forum!
On TDPRI I always look first if you posted in a thread, and read that one first. And when I was new to DIY it was you who mentioned the guitarPCB TODD, and thus showing me what Runoffgroove is.

Cool.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Leevibe on August 03, 2014, 08:49:40 AM
Welcome
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: muddyfox on August 03, 2014, 09:21:46 AM
wow. honored to have you here.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: madbean on August 03, 2014, 09:34:28 AM
Welcome, Keith. Good to have you here. To address some of your points: it's totally fine to openly discuss your own products/wares so long as your affiliation is disclosed. I don't mind people promoting their own thing so long as everyone understands that the main focus here is DIY. For the most part, everyone here tempers their participation pretty well between the two ends of that spectrum. So, I don't think you will have any problem at all.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: jubal81 on August 03, 2014, 11:24:03 AM
Glad to see you here, Keith. I always enjoyed your posts at TDPRI and I think you're going to dig it here.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: selfdestroyer on August 03, 2014, 02:11:24 PM
Welcome keith, There is always room in this family for another like minded folk. Enjoy your stay.

Cody
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: culturejam on August 03, 2014, 02:54:27 PM
Welcome aboard.  :)
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: stevie1556 on August 03, 2014, 04:17:55 PM
I'll update mine when I'm next on here on the laptop. I'm in the process of setting up a website selling parts for DIYers, mostly powder coated boxes, also going to be offering laser etched boxes as one of the several planned uses for the laser cutter. I also sell some pedals to guitar friends to make the hobby as self funding as possible.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: madbean on August 05, 2014, 07:04:22 AM
I'm happy to add you in the Links section, Stevie, once you are rolling.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: stevie1556 on August 05, 2014, 07:54:33 AM
I'm happy to add you in the Links section, Stevie, once you are rolling.
That would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: cooder on August 05, 2014, 01:44:47 PM
Have been making one-off pedals mainly, modded tubescreamers and the like, (under the name 'BigNoise Amplification'), some guitar repairs and the like locally, to finance the hobby and to save the day when money was tight and too many ends to meet.
Now back to mainly doing my own thing for enjoyment, only building stuff for sale on request/order (which translates to rarely/once in a blue moon).
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: jimilee on August 05, 2014, 01:52:56 PM

Have been making one-off pedals mainly, modded tubescreamers and the like, (under the name 'BigNoise Amplification'), some guitar repairs and the like locally, to finance the hobby and to save the day when money was tight and too many ends to meet.
Now back to mainly doing my own thing for enjoyment, only building stuff for sale on request/order (which translates to rarely/once in a blue moon).
I think that describes us all.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Govmnt_Lacky on August 05, 2014, 05:13:39 PM

Have been making one-off pedals mainly, modded tubescreamers and the like, (under the name 'BigNoise Amplification'), some guitar repairs and the like locally, to finance the hobby and to save the day when money was tight and too many ends to meet.
Now back to mainly doing my own thing for enjoyment, only building stuff for sale on request/order (which translates to rarely/once in a blue moon).
I think that describes us all.

+1  8)
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: sonarchotic on September 21, 2014, 04:31:32 PM
I edited this couple year old post because I have no audio biz. aspirations at this point. I do hope to have time to build some stuff and play more in the near future though.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: juansolo on September 22, 2014, 02:21:18 AM

Have been making one-off pedals mainly, modded tubescreamers and the like, (under the name 'BigNoise Amplification'), some guitar repairs and the like locally, to finance the hobby and to save the day when money was tight and too many ends to meet.
Now back to mainly doing my own thing for enjoyment, only building stuff for sale on request/order (which translates to rarely/once in a blue moon).
I think that describes us all.

+1  8)

Pretty much. I only sell pedals to fund the hobby. I'm sporadic, expensive and largely unsuccessful at it ;) But the hobby is mostly cost neutral... mostly.

We work with Rej of GCFX, in a totally non-financial capacity. It's totally platonic you understand ;) Mainly to further the proliferation of DIY projects. Rully did the SuperJudge, and Thomas did the Boobtube also. Again all for the DIYage.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Guitarmageddon on October 06, 2014, 06:54:31 PM
Well, I barely qualify as a corporate threat to anyone, but I'm Ben aka "Captain Cod" of codtone (http://www.codtone.com/), a one man pedal builder/full time Dad/part time fireman, sometimes guitar teacher and, of course, forever musician.
I have a few boards for sale, do some repairs and mods, but am mainly known for custom builds with etches.
Most of what I do is one-off stuff- which suits me fine, my definition of hell would be being hunched over a card table building the same circuit over and over and over again... :P
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: markeprice on March 11, 2015, 09:25:43 PM
Mark Price here.  I have been on the forum for maybe 6 months or so.  I have enjoyed making my own effects so much I have started a guitar pedal site called diyguitarpedal.com (http://diyguitarpedal.com).  I mostly try to compare different manufacturers DIY PCB's and documentation for the curious DIY guitar pedal builder.  If I have bought and built that manufacturers DIY PCB, I let people know and give extra commentary about that.  I currently have about 12 projects in flight right now from AION Electronics, MadBeanPedals, GuitarPCB, Tonepad, AMZ, JMK and have my sights on many other projects from these and others like THCustom.  I also hope to make some pedals on request or small batches for sale sometime soon, though I have not yet.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: stevie1556 on March 12, 2015, 03:15:53 AM
Completely forgot about this thread! I've been building pedals for about 3 years now, and whatever pedal I've built, they always seemed to get pinched by friends or friends of friends. I used it as a way to try and make the hobby self funding, but when I had a knee operation last year and I was off sick for 3 months on basic pay, I started testing the waters with selling on eBay. Decided to give the bootweak market a go, mainly because I don't like the company I work for, and since I do a lot of powder coating and laser etched boxes for people (and a few builders, including a guy who sells loads), I thought it's silly not to if I've got all the kit.

Oh, I've also built about 12 phasers, not one of those buggers worked.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: CodeMonk on April 05, 2015, 03:06:54 AM
Still exploring the site and found this thread so my sig is updated.

My affiliation with Smallbear is doing layouts for their DIY section.
I get a flat "fee" (in parts) so I can continue to build my own stuff.
He can sell 1 part related to my work or 1,000 parts, my benefits stay the same.
Not complaining, just making it known that if I mention Smallbear as a place to get X part, I don't get any "kickbacks"  :P
I'm quite satisfied with our arrangement.
But thats kind of on hold ATM as I have been too damn busy doing stuff around here for my mom, and after that I'm usually too damn tired to do anything but veg in front of the TV and hang around on forums and otherwise waste my time looking at cat gifs and crap.

Dalton Jones Electronics is me.
Unfortunately that one is on hold as well.
At least until I can get the funds together to actually do some proper builds :(
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: Vallhagen on May 04, 2015, 12:56:24 PM
I should add up some info here too.

Since some time back, some of my designs are sold as kits and/or finnished boxes at Moody Sounds, https://moodysounds.se/ in sweden.

Cheers
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: fenderbender on July 19, 2016, 02:44:10 PM
Hello, I'm affiliated with 45 RPM Amplification. We build guitar amps. The pedal building bit is not a part of that, for me, it's part of my personal, never ending quest for the perfect tone.  :-)
Good to be here!a
Best regards, Tommy J.
Title: Re: Affiliation disclosure - a new thing
Post by: electricstorm on December 29, 2016, 12:27:07 PM
Hello everyone! It's been a long time since I've been on the board due to work and life in general. Hope everyone is fine, just wanted to stop in to say hi and to, hopefully, update my signature per Brian's request.

I mainly tinker, reverse engineer, build a pedal for a friend once in a while, and try to answer questions or help others try to figure out issues with their builds when time allows. I'm not affiliated with any groups, organizations, wholesalers or retailers. Just visit the various boards and try to learn something new or build something that peaked my interest.

Take care all! I'll try to drop in when time allows or I retire from work.