So many of the players we enjoy listening to seem to gravitate to Satellite Amplifiers which makes us very pleased to announce that Coast Sonic is now a dealer for Satellite's effects pedals. See why such a wide array of artist trust their tone to Satellite; from Social Distortion to Steely Dan to Pearl Jam to Willie Nelson to Steve Jones to.....
True high-end, handcrafted quality hand made in San Diego, CA
JHS only goes on sale once a year and this year they're letting us run the sale for a full week. 15% off from Monday November 21 through Monday November 28th. Get the jump on Black Friday and pickup that pedal you've been watching! Act quick though as a lot of these will be sold out by the time Black Friday rolls around.
15% off with code "JHS15" at checkout.
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
The world-famous Coast Sonic Hi-Fives is our regular feature where we pester our favorite builders and players who usually have much better things to be doing but yet still manage to put up with our inane series of top five questions.
This time around we're wasting Mr. Dave Catching's time! Some will know Dave as the proprietor of the legendary Rancho De La Luna studios - birthplace of a wide range of incredible albums, others may be familiar with him for holding down guitar duties for Eagles of Death Metal/Earthlings?/Masters of Reality/Mojave Lords and a host of others.
Top Five all time favorite pedals:
Top Five ways to pass time on a long haul drive:
Top Five truckstop purchases:
Top Five favorite guitar sounds on record:
Top Five venues to play:
Top Five historical bearded figures:
Top Five most embarrassing songs on phone/ipod:
Top Five favorite dishes to cook:
Top Five things about having your own studio:
Top Five things that confuse you:
Check out the Dave Catching/Dr.No Roadrunner Flying Machine
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We love when we come across people who are truly creating something unique and different with their music and our latest Hi-Fives feature Sarah Lipstate is one of those people. Operating under the moniker Noveller, Sarah creates incredibly lush ambient pieces via one guitar and a pedalboard. The originality of her sound has opened the doors to opening slots for St. Vincent and Iggy Pop among others as well as collaborating with like-minded sonic craftsman like Lee Ronaldo.
Give it a quick read to get Sarah's take on everything from performing at the Royal Albert Hall to the delicacy of Reindeer meat.
Top five current favorite pedals:
Top five venue experiences:
Top five worst jobs you’ve held
Top five things to spend five bucks on:
Top five things that confuse you:
Top five vocalists you could picture working with
Top five things about living in a city with winter
Top five foods to avoid
5. Alligator. This is a big one in Louisiana. Does fishy chicken appeal to anyone?
Top five films:
We've gotten together with Wren and Cuff to release a limited edition version of one of our absolute favorite fuzzes:
Introducing the Wren and Cuff Box of War SmallFoot; same classic circuit but built into a standard size enclosure. Smaller and more affordable....and gold! A limited edition run of 12.
The Box of War is Wren and Cuff's recreation of the legendary and very rare, Russian made Civil War Muff. Built to be as true to the original as possible.