[interview] DynaBoxx: Beto Glaser

Here's FXDB's interview with Beto Glaser of DynaBoxx:

DynaBoxx TremolandHow did DynaBoxx start?

I've always been interested in analog effects. In my researches I found Sérgio Lucena, an electronic technician and electronics project developer. Talking to him, I exposed my ideas about new effects projects and he developed them all. We built all the prototypes, designed the products and decided to put them on the market.

We made pedals from 2005 until 2007.

Where does the name come from?

The idea of the name came from two words: DYNAMIC + BOXES, which was the essence of our products.

What sets DynaBoxx apart from other builders?

There are a lot of low-cost effect pedals for sale, most of them not built to last. We decided to built products for people who want a true analog sound for ever.

DynaBoxx SuperchargerCan you tell us something about the production process?

All pedals were built  in-house, contractors made the PCB's, did the laser cutting of the boxes and the painting.

All circuits used fiberglass PCBs, hand wired. The boxes were all laser cut and fold, electrostatic paint and silk screened decoration. We decided to build all of the products with true bypass and a vintage design, using deco colors and chicken head knobs.

How important is the look of your pedals?

The good look of a product reflects exactly what's inside of it. Good quality inside reflects on good quality outside too.

Which of your pedals makes you most proud?

I'm really proud of our Supercharger (optical compressor) and Tremoland (tremolo with photocell). These products weren't the most popular, but everybody that purchased one, always wrote big reviews and praised them.

Which of your pedals was your toughest build?

The toughest built was certainly the all-tube preamp. It's hard to built it small, compact without losing component quality. However it's big, it also sounds big! I love it, whether on the clean sound or the drive sound, it really sound great!DynaBoxx Rock-O-Matic

Which of your pedals is the most popular?

The most popular is the Rock-o-Matic, I think it's the most organic tube sound ever in a stomp box.

What does the future of DynaBoxx look like?

We're planning to come back to activity in the second semester of 2012.

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