February 16, 2022

New from Silktone Amps: Germanium fuzz with active bias monitoring

The Silktone Fuzz, a 2 transistor fuzz with a patent pending active bias monitor to help you lock in those “sweet spots". Want fat sticky fuzz? Dial it past 8.00. Prefer that oh, so sweet sweet sweet spot? Dial it to ~4.50. Want spitty gated fuzz? Cool, me too - dial it to ~1.10. Add a cleanup knob to get you into crunch/clean boost territory with beautifully musical germanium color and you have one of the most useable, versatile fuzzes to date.

Visit the Silktone Fuzz page for more info

October 01, 2020

Introducing the JHS 3 Series!


 Introducing the new 3 Series from JHS Pedals!

The 3 Series is a collection of pedals designed to give you affordability and simplicity without compromising quality.

Made in the USA in Kansas City, MO, using high-quality parts, quality control, and attention to every detail. Each pedal has three simple controls and one toggle that offer a wide range of sounds, perfect for beginners and professionals alike. 

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May 26, 2020

The 2020 Coast Sonic Battle of the Blands : Isolation Edition


** Note: we are extending the Battle of the Blands deadline until June 12th**


We’re in an unprecedented time.

With the entire world finding itself with a whole lot of time on it’s hands recently we thought it might be a good time to check in on how folks had been spending their time on lockdown.

Isolation can be rather bland so Coast Sonic is looking to Battle the Blands with the unique, the original, the out of the box or the down right bizarre. We want to hear the fruits of your lock-down labor. We’re not after the technical best, the fastest or the most proficient. We're looking for something inspired, something unique, out of the box or just down right bizarre.

The Rules:

1. There are none. (except it must be an original work)


How to enter: Upload a 15-20 second clip to instagram with the hashtag: #coastsonicbattle

Entries are open through midnight PST June 5th

Our Judges will select 10 finalists which will be posted on intagram a few days later for voting, whichever clip receives the most likes will be the winner. 

 Winner take all.

**PLEASE NOTE: If the winner is located outside of the USA the winner would be responsible for paying any duties/customs fees/import taxes levied by their country.


 Our friends over at Demos in the Dark give you the run-down on what's up for grabs.



August 07, 2019

Heritage Guitars now at Coast Sonic!

We are very pleased to announce that Coast Sonic is now an official dealer for Heritage Guitars.

In the late 1800s, Orville Gibson arrived in Kalamazoo and began designing his own range of mandolins. Over time his company grew to become one of the world’s premier musical instrument manufacturers. Some of the finest, most famous and most sought after guitars in the world were built at 225 Parsons Street. In the eighties Gibson closed up their operations at the historic Parsons St building and moved headquarters to Nashville. After the brand left town some of the former senior employees wanted to continue the tradition of handcrafting beautiful, high quality electric guitars in Kalamazoo. In the spring of 1985, they bought space at the iconic factory, much of the original guitar-making equipment, and the rest is history. 

The original name left town but the craftsman, the equipment, the knowledge and the Kalamazoo guitar building legacy remained. Today Heritage builds the World's finest American-made guitars.

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August 21, 2017

The Caverns V2 from Keeley Electronics Demo

The new Caverns V2 Reverb & Delay from Keeley Electronics, 179$

Release date August 25th

Pre-order now: Keeley Caverns V2

May 31, 2017

Test drive: The Half Horse Fuzz from Pelican Noiseworks

We took Pelican Noiseworks' latest creation; the Half-Horse fuzz out for a little sonic exploration in this new clip.

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May 25, 2017

The Lamplighter Optical Compressor from Greer Amps!

Our man Adrian stopped by and took the new Greer Lamplighter Optical Compressor out for a spin. More of a test drive than a review or demo but have a look at the incredible sustain and overall sweetening the Lamplighter delivers!

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