April 26, 2017

Introducing Jackson Audio!

The Prism Overdrive is the first offering from Jackson Audio, a new company founded by Brad Jackson and Juan Kyle from Jackson Ampworks and Nigel Hendroff.

For more info and to check the demo visit the Prism page.

March 15, 2017

Dr. No X Troy Van Leeuwen

The highly anticipated new release from Dr. No has finally arrived!

The meeting of two very creative minds has resulted in a two pedal series aimed at capturing some of Troy Van Leewen's (Queens of the Stone Age, Failure, Sweethead, Gone is Gone) signature tones. The first is the "TVL" Octavia which is now shipping! We have a very limited supply of these and they will not last long so act quickly if you're after one!  

Shop Dr. No TVL Octavia


March 02, 2017

Just arrived; The V2 Frazz Dazzler from DR Scientist

A lot of people have been anxiously awaiting this one, ourselves included!

So what's new on the V2? Same high and higher gain modes as before but now the signal gets an active 3 band equalizer for way more tone control.  Its now got a second stomp switch to go between the gain modes.  Most importantly, its got a new voltage starve control that decreases headroom, raises saturation, and can do really lofi pitchy glitchy tones when turned all the way down.  Lots of new sounds and a new look including gain and volume knobs that light up with LEDs. 

The Dr. Scientist Frazz Dazzler is now shipping!


February 26, 2017

New Coast Sonic headquarters in the works!

Coast Sonic is on the move! If you live in the San Diego area or are passing through you'll be able to make an appointment to swing by and try out any of the gear we sell in person, even bring your own gear to see how things sound through your rig. We're conveniently located right next to the 5 freeway for easy on/off access for bands traveling between San Diego and Los Angeles.

Details coming soon!


January 17, 2017

New from Chase Bliss; Brothers

The latest from Chase Bliss Audio; Brothers Analog Gainstage

Release date; March 20th/pre-sales February 20th

Designed in collaboration with Resonant Electronics, Brothers is built upon two independent JFET / IC analog channels comprising a total of six unique boost, drive, or fuzz circuits in one small enclosure.  The pedal can be routed in thirty-three distinct ways, including mixing them in parallel or changing the order of the effects.  As with every Chase Bliss pedal, you can save everything and recall presets instantly, on-the-fly either on the pedal or with MIDI.  Every knob and switch is connected to a little digital brain while your guitar signal stays 100% analog the entire time and never gets digitally processed. Since the control of the effect is digital, it opens up unprecedented effects and features that have never been heard or offered in analog stompboxes.

100% Analog Signal Path --- Six independent Effects via Two Independent Channels (A & B) --- Stack A into B, Stack B into A, or Mix Channels in Parallel --- Save-able Presets (2 on board, 6 via “faves” switch, 122 via midi) --- 33 Different Routing Options, All Save-able with Knob Positions --- Channel A features JFET based Boost, OD, Fuzz (Designed in collaboration with Resonant Electronic Design™) --- Channel B features IC based Boost, OD, Fuzz (Designed by Chase Bliss Audio™) --- High Headroom, Super Clean Tonestack for Each Channel --- All Parameters Controllable by Expression / CV --- True Bypass or Buffered Bypass selectable by Dip Switch --- Momentary Engage / Kill Mode for Both Channels --- $349 

December 28, 2016

Spaceman has landed at Coast Sonic

Coast Sonic is pleased to announce that Spaceman Effects have landed! Top shelf craftsmanship meets beautiful design.

Spaceman Effects

December 22, 2016

Hi-Fives with Earthquaker Devices' Jamie Stillman


For this edition of the World-Famous Coast Sonic Hi-Fives we've managed to pester EarthQuaker Devices head-honcho Jamie Stillman with our rather pointless series of Top 5 questions.  Give it a read to get Jamie's take on strange office build-outs, shelved experiments and the best products to invest your money on at random truckstops.


Top five things about running your own company

  1. Believing I can do whatever I want with my time.
  2. Getting to travel.
  3. Making the pedals I wish existed.
  4. Working with my wife and employing our friends.
  5. Being able to hire people who have way more expertise at running a company of our size.


Top five things that tend to interfere with said company

  1. Not actually being able to do whatever I want with my time.
  2. Travel
  3. Ridiculous problems I never knew could exist.
  4. My ability to procrastinate on everything.
  5. The amount of meetings it takes to know what’s going on in a company of our size.


Top five pedal names that didn’t make the cut

  1. Deal Roller
  2. Amp Hammer (1 and 2)
  3. Sonic Reducer
  4. Surprise Machine
  5. Arc Chute


Top five reasons people think you should send them free gear

  1. They are “artists”
  2. They are “up and coming artists”
  3. They can get us in front of “soooo many people”
  4. They’ll put our name on their shirts
  5. They can’t afford it


Top five experiments that didn’t see the light of day

  1. Envelope controlled delay
  2. Dirty envelope filter
  3. Arpeggio Delay
  4. A whole series of experiments based around a robot voice modulator
  5. Eno machine- 5 Dispatch Master in 1 box


Top five reasons to call in sick

  1. I’m laying out PCB’s and can’t be distracted
  2. I got something new that I need to “test out”
  3. I’d rather play music
  4. I’m travelling
  5. I’m actually sick


Top five things we don’t know about EQD

  1. I’m constantly working on building the best fuzz face.
  2. If you have seen a facebook post, we’ve probably had a meeting about it.
  3. I don’t have any formal training in electronics, I just go for it and hope for the best.
  4. We currently have a maze and a makeshift space station built in our warehouse.
  5. I’m not actually running the company, my wife Julie and a lot of our employees make all the important decisions.

Top five truck stop impulse purchases

  1. A whole gallery of velvet paintings
  2. Corn Cob pipe
  3. Child sized cowboy hat
  4. Gold aviators that slightly magnified
  5. Eagles greatest hits CD


Top five embarrassing riffs you can play

I’m not necessarily embarrassed by these, but, you know…

  1. “More than words” by Extreme
  2. Some 3rd eye blind song that I don’t know the name of
  3. “Black or White”- Michael Jackson
  4. “Party in the USA”- Miley Cyrus
  5. “Your smiling Face”- James Taylor (this song actually rips)


Top five drummers

Drums are my first (and probably favorite) instrument so, here’s 10 in no particular order: 

  1. John Bonham
  2. Steve Shelley
  3. John Theodore
  4. Billy Cobham
  5. Brooks Headley
  6. Bill Bruford
  7. Todd Trainer
  8. Bill Ward
  9. Dale Crover
  10. Steven Drozd


Check out Jamie and the crew at Earthquaker Devices fine handiwork.

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