Here's FXDB's interview with DooDad Guitars of DooDad Guitars.
Doodad Guitars is run by Harald Wind. The company is located in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.
How did DooDad Guitars start?
I wanted an overdrive pedal that I needed as guitar player in a band. I missed a certain link and I designed it by myself.
A friend helped us a bit with the final circuit.
DooDad is slang for "WhatshallIcallit" of Thinkamagic. We like it!!
The checkerboard theme is the logo for DooDad Guitars and you can find them everywhere...
What sets DooDad Guitars apart from other builders?
All pedals are filling a demand from the market, either originality or pricewise!
How do you start on a new pedal?
If we see a gap in the market we try to jump in...
How do you name your pedals?
Like the logo of DooDad Guitars, the Check-a-board has something to do with checkerboards!
Can you tell us something about the production process?
Production products come from the Far East, handmade products are made in-house in the workshop in Apeldoorn. We have 2 builders available for repair and custom orders.
DooDad Guitars has production facilities in the Far East. Aside from that we do custom orders on request of customers. Fairly every color, graphic or inscription is possible.
Is parts selection important?
We make the best value for money pedal and that's our goal!Who uses your pedals and for which genres?
We make a pedal that we like and since we test all pedals before they are available, we know many people from different music styles like the pedals.
What does the future of DooDad Guitars look like?
DooDad Guitars has a wide line of products all related to electric guitars and basses, we're still extending and our products will probably be available in the USA later in 2012.
Are you working on any new products?
Yes, we always are, if there is a "company silence" it does not mean we are not working...