For this edition of the world-famous CoastSonic.com hi-fives we venture across the Atlantic to check in with the infamous Dr. No at his sonic laboratory in Einhoven, Netherlands. The good doctor embodies everything we love in a brand; supreme quality builds, great artwork, unique concepts and that made made touch in everything he does. From start to finish the good doctor's projects are true hand made works of art. So we thought we'd interrupt his creation process with some pointless questions, enjoy!
Top five best things about running your own company
Top five people you’d love to collaborate with
Top five current pedals you wish you’d made
One thing I don't do is look around to see what is going on or available. I strictly work in a bubble to avoid being distracted. Also one of the reasons I never participate or visit those big music events like NAMM or Musik Messe. My and enthousiasm about my work and creating as well as focus gets distracted and causeless by it.
Top five things about being based in the Netherlands
there is actually nothing positive about being based in the Netherlands when it comes to having my Company based there. I hate the weather, the politics and conservative mind here. The Dutch Music Industry in particular, is extremely conservative, the prefer the in line grey mouses, that are safe. Some European or Dutch fans and users appriciate me being innovative and colorfull here wich I love and appreciate a lot, don't get me wrong, but I pawned my heart to and focused myself and my brand to the more open minded America. Always knew Holland or the Netherlands was a difficult place to focus on and station in. If it wasn't because of my American friends and users, and only focussed on my homeland, the name was changed into " Bankruptcy Effects" a long time ago...ha. So thank you US Fuzzdudes and Fuzzerettes!
Top five dream guitars
Top five foods you’re scared of
Top five riffs to test pedals
Actually I rarely or never play others riffs as a musician or when I test pedals. Sorry.
Top five famous Doctors
Top five non-guitar related things to do
Top five things you’d rather be doing than answering these top fives