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 gear. Although my own music ‘career’ started, and ended, with a garage band in the 1980’s, I love the unique vintage vibes of that time.
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 original CE-1 from the late 1970’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 response led me to redesign and create an entire series of retro boutique effect pedals, including; the Phaser, Delay, Overdrive, Distortion, 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.
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Chief Gear Head & Founder