[interview] Ramay's Audio: Michael Ramay

Here's FXDB's interview with Michael Ramay of Ramay's Audio:

How did Ramay's Audio start?

I have been an audio electronics buff since I was 14 years old and have been inspired by the guitar sounds of the 70's.

I was motivated by a guitar player friend and co-worker to do something with my prototypes.

Where do the name and logo come from?

The name comes from my surname.

My Wife Dianna does all the art work.

What sets Ramay's Audio apart from other builders?

I feel that my pedals have more hands on assembly using old school processes.

How do you start on a new pedal?

I will not release a new product before hours of testing and auditions with different guitar players.

How do you name your pedals?

The word Ramm is used in all my pedals it's close to my surname.

Can you tell us something about the production process?

All circuit boards are hand etched and drilled and soldered. All components are selected for the smoothest and warmest tone.

The early enclosures where hand painted I now use powder coated enclosures with hand stamped markings.

How important is the look of your pedals?

Right now I use a simple look. I plan to change the look in the future.

Is parts selection important?

The parts are as close to old school as possible.

Which of your pedals makes you most proud?

I think all my pedals are very fine.

Which of your pedals is the most popular?

They all seem to be well liked.

Who uses your pedals and for which genres?

A while ago I made pedal for Greg Howe and Marc Seal.

What does the future of Ramay's Audio look like?

To keep making one of the best handmade overdrive and distortion pedals on the market.

I would also like to provide amp kit assembly services at great prices.

Are you working on any new products?

A very high gain distortion pedal.

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