[interview] Rat Pedals: Nick Sylaidos

Here's FXDB's interview with Nick Sylaidos of Rat Pedals.

Rat Pedals is run by Nick Sylaidos. His workshop is located in Athens, Greece.

How did Rat Pedals start?

The story begins back to 2008 when I used to make small transistor guitar amplifiers from kits and forums.

This was not enough ! As a guitarist I got bored with all these digital processor multi-effects and I was looking for something else.

In the beginning I got help from forums and professional stompbox builders.

Rat PedalsWhere do the name and logo come from?

The name of the pedals came from the main logo.The Big Rat !

Can you tell us something about the production process?

The entire production of the pedals is done by me.

I still build all pedals myself, by hand. I print and drill the circuits boards myself or I use point to point turret boards.

How important is the look of your pedals?

The look of the pedals is very important but the most important is the quality and the sound of the pedal.

Are you working on any new products?

I am working on a noise gate and a delay with tap tempo. I hope will be ready in 2014.

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