[interview] Yerasov: Alexander Yerasov

Here's FXDB's interview with Alexander Yerasov of Yerasov.

Yerasov Music Corporation was founded by Alexander Yerasov in Penza, Russia, in 1988.

How did Yerasov start?

I started building pedals and amps myself 40 year ago.

We built the company without any external help.

YerasovWhere does the name come from?

The company name is my family name.

What sets Yerasov apart from other builders?

We use the best modern components and our employees are musicians and engineers - 2 in 1, so we know the sound musicians like.

How do you start on a new pedal?

The God sends me ideas and 2-3 month later all is ready for productionYerasov Black Formica

How do you name your pedals?

It depends on the series:

  • The pedals from the Insect series are named after insects.
  • The pedals from the Volt series are named after hi voltages as a joke.

Can you tell us something about the production process?

We don't use contractors - we are about 50.

Yerasov Gamma FC-1 FET ColorHow important is the look of your pedals?

We hope it is looking good!

Is parts selection important?

In the audio path it's important for the parts that really matter.

Which of your pedals makes you most proud?Yerasov 3000 Volt Modern Overdrive

We're not proud of anything... The next pedal always has to be better than the previous one.

Which of your pedals was your toughest build?

All models are about the same in difficulty.

Which of your pedals is the most popular?

All distortions and overdrives... Every guitarist needs one of those...

Yerasov SCS seriesWho uses your pedals and for which genres?

We make pedals for all styles of music.

What does the future of Yerasov look like?

We start with new conception SCS (Secret Connecting System) - that is a compact revolution in pedalboard construction

Are you working on any new products?

You can look at our news, a few times a year we have new pedals and new amps.

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