[interview] Burford Electronics: Alan Exley

Here's FXDB's interview with Alan Exley of Burford Electronics:

How did Burford Electronics start?

I started because I thought that there were a few more avenues for different types of effects not covered by the mass builders.

Where does the name come from?

A place where I spent a lot of happy childhood summers

What sets Burford Electronics apart from other builders?

My pedals have different sounds to the norm, the price.

How do you start on a new pedal?

I start with an idea of a sound.

Going into production could take a day or 6 months.

How do you name your pedals?

I pull names out of thin air.

Can you tell us something about the production process?

All in house.

How important is the look of your pedals?

Quite, as you need to be a bit different.

How important is parts selection?

All parts have to be best quality for cost.

Which of your pedals makes you most proud?

The ones I'm most proud of are the ones that give the most bizarre sounds & are not like standard boring pedals.

Which of your pedals is the most popular?

The Robot Pedal, Coral Sitar sound & Mosquito - because they are different.

Who uses your pedals and for which genres?

I made pedals for, amongst others, Billy Gibbons [ZZ Top], Nalle Colt [vintage trouble,...

No specific genres.

What does the future of Burford Electronics look like?

Launch a new designed range of pedals.

Are you working on any new products?

watch this space... in the Autumn...

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