This week we added McCaffrey Audio to our growing family of hand crafted effects builders here at Coast Sonic. In doing so we though boss man Ryan McCaffrey would make a great target for this week's edition of the Hi-Fives. Read on for Ryan's take on our series of random top five interview questions.


Top five reasons to start your own company

  1. The love for all things insane.
  2. The love for all things unpredictable.
  3. Creating a fun and collaborative work environment.
  4. I get to talk crazy.
  5. Making the final decision where the velvet pirate ship painting is hung.


Top five all time favorite circuits

  1. Klon Centaur.
  2. EHX/Sovtek Big Muff Pi
  3. Shin-ei Uni-Vibe
  4. Maestro Echoplex
  5. Vox Clyde McCoy Wah


Top five current pedals you wish you’d made

  1. Catalinbread Silver Kiss
  2. Lovepedal Kalamazoo
  3. Fulltone Deja’ Vibe
  4. Strymon El Capistan
  5. Rockett Archer


Top five dream guitars

  1. Collings City Deluxe
  2. Fender Stratocaster 1968-1969
  3. Vintage Gibson 1958 Les Paul
  4. Vintage Gibson ES-335
  5. Original PRS Santana 1


Top five currently living guitar players

  1. David Gilmour
  2. Eric Clapton
  3. Robin Trower
  4. Brad Paisley
  5. Pete Townshend


Top five riffs for pedal testing

  1. Little Wing -Jimi Hendrix
  2. Rude Mood - SRV
  3. Slave - Silverchair
  4. Siva - Smashing Pumpkins
  5. I Think I Lost My Headache - Queens Of The Stone Age


Top five shows you wish you could have

  1. Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon Tour
  2. Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsy’s at the Fillmore East
  3. SRV at El Macambo
  4. The Beatles final show on the rooftop of Apple Records
  5. The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show.


Top five impulse purchases

  1. DeTemple Tele.
  2. Collings City Limits Deluxe.
  3. 1966 Fender Deluxe
  4. The White Album on vinyl.
  5. My fifth record player.


Top five reasons to stay home

  1. My beautiful family.
  2. Bathrooms.
  3. My bed.
  4. Guitars and amps (and pedals).
  5. I have a small shop at home for prototyping and blowing fuses.


Top five people named Ryan

Oh boy…

  1. Ryan Dunn
  2. Ryan Gosling
  3. Ryan Reynolds
  4. Ryan Braun
  5. I’m partial to the name Ryan.

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