[interview] LAB Effects: Liam Brett

Here's FXDB's interview with Liam Brett of LAB Effects.

Lab-Effects is run by Liam Brett. Inspired by the tone of Brian May, Liam designed a Treble Booster circuit board which not only nailed that classic tone but also gave that extra bit of 'omph' which made the LAB-Effects booster so popular.

The company is based in Kent, UK.

LAB EffectsHow did LAB Effects start?

I always had a dream to build electronics. Even at school I was fiddling around with wires and PCB's. It wasn't until I discovered the world of guitar effects that I started to make guitar effects. I was, and still am a huge fan of Brian May, the guitar King of Queen. I got inspired by May's sound and discovered that Brian's sound is made up of 3 things: the Red Special, a Vox AC30 and a Treble Booster.

After searching the net for Treble Boosters there was never really anything that came near to the Pete Cornish TB83 Brian used, or in the price range should we say! So with that in mind, I dragged out my soldering iron and some strip board I had hanging around and started to build LAB-Effects 1st prototype booster.

Where does the name come from?

The name, quite simply, are the initials of the founder, Liam A Brett.

LAB Effects TB-S2 Treble BoosterCan you tell us something about the production process?

All LAB-Effects pedals are handmade in-house.

The circuits are hand wired on PCB's, the enclosures are Hammond aluminium boxes.

Which of your pedals makes you most proud?

LAB-Effects Silicon Series are really something to shout about. This is their main product which are in such high demand.

What does the future of LAB Effects look like?

LAB-Effects shop doors are currently closed. However, 2012 LAB Effects will be opening the workshop doors once again!

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