[interview] Stereoscope: Scott Hodgson

Here's FXDB's interview with Scott Hodgson of Stereoscope:

How did Stereoscope start?

I started in 2002, building fuzz effects for local bands.

Can you tell us something about the production process?

All were built by me.

When I first started my enclosures were square steel or sloped aluminium boxes made by a local company. Later I used standard Hammond cases. Most of the effects had decals, but since 2008 they all are engraved.

Is parts selection important?

If possible, I buy most of my parts from manufacturers in North America or Europe.

Which of your pedals makes you most proud?

So far my favorite was the Bubble Machine. It started out as an tube tremolo experiment and worked its way into a solid state pedal able to be controlled with expression pedals. I've also built tube versions within an amp as well as stand alone tube units that has a slight vibrato sound to it.

What does the future of Stereoscope look like?

In 2008 I was too busy with my day job. I had to quit building effects, but still do custom work, amp repairs. I still prototype effects... depending on how busy I am in 2012 I may release some new effects.

Are you working on any new products?

I have a few that I've prototyped hopefully they will be out in by late 2012.

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