Retro-Sonic® was founded in 2001, in Ottawa, Canada.
My passion for vintage toys began with restoring and rebuilding vintage cars (my ride is a 1969 cherry red Firebird convertible). This hobby soon evolved into another passion ~ retro music. Although my own music ‘career’ started, and ended, with a garage band in the 1980’s, I longed for the unique vintage vibes of that time.
My gear of choice is my Fender Strat and Marshall Super Lead 100. Retro-Sonic® began with the CHORUS, our first retro custom effect pedal. I worked countless hours to create a hand made vintage effect pedal with the clarity, tone and soul of the originals from the 1970’s and 1980’s.
My signature boutique pedal remains the Chorus, and much of the feedback touts it as being as good, or even better than the original. The overwhelming international response has led me to redesign and create an entire series of retro boutique effect pedals, including; the Phaser, Delay, Overdrive, Distoration, Boost and Compressor, all designed to create the ultimate vintage vibe.
We are proud to say that all Retro-Sonic® effect pedals are custom designed, hand made and individually tested before it reaches you, the musician. We are a 100% Canadian company.
As a testament to the unique sound, clarity and tone of Retro-Sonic®, our pedals are now available in Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the UK.
Believe what you hear!