This week's installment of our Hi-Fives is with the man behind Zvex Effects; Zachary Vex. Give his little interview a read to learn his top-5 takes on some random subjects.
Top five strangest custom paint requests
Top five pedals you wish you’d came up with
Top five best things about running your own company
Top five ways people ask for free/promo pedals
Top five meals on the road
Top five worst jobs you’ve held
Sorry, I've loved every job (except one) I ever had. My first paying job was building an antenna deployment mechanism for a rocket headed through the Northern Lights, to do analysis. My second was as a technician in a microelectronics lab making chips, and I got a 10% raise on the first day, from $2.50 to $2.75 per hour. My third was repairing guitar amps, and that's where I learned a lot of my chops. My fourth was a lab technician making chips, my fifth was as a field service engineer with a company car and basically 75% paid free time, and ever since I've either been a recording engineer/producer or a pedal manufacturer.
The one bad job I had was working for free for my brother pulling nails out of pallet boards to make recycled wood furniture. It was my first job... I was a true slacker. Hell, I've always been a slacker who crams when things get tight.
Top five movies
Top five rooms in your house
Top five non-guitar related things to do
Top five songs on your iPod you’d be embarrassed to play with friends in the room
That stupid U2 album that self-downloaded, and is the only music on my iPhone
Otherwise, I'm proud of my vinyl collection.
Top five things you’d rather be doing than answering these top fives