Basic Audio founder John Lyons has been making guitar pedals since 2003, and before that he ran a recording studio. As a result, he knows what he's doing and is one of the best in the business at creating incredible fuzz pedals. Even the enclosure designs are damn cool!
Originally from California, John set up shop in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Basic Audio has developed a cult following for its superb takes on some all-time classic fuzz pedals, as well as some unique fuzz circuits and other pedals.
As Stefan Karlsson of Guitar Pedal X states, "All of John’s pedals are beautifully tuned, and you can guarantee the very best components and tone."
The Bleak District Tapescape is one of the best delay and ambience style pedals ever invented. The controls are all intuitive but highly flexible, the sounds are rich and detailed, the modulation can go from dreamy to nightmarish very quickly, and all of that inside a small footprint with a low power requirement. It's difficult to get a bad sound out of it, honestly.
Add in that Boost shipped it out quickly and it arrived with a nice note written on the invoice, is there anything else you could ask for? Definitely will be buying more from both Boost and Bleak District in future.
I ordered a set of strings from Boost, that did not initially turn up. After contacting Boost via the website they immediately sent out another set (no questions asked). Both sets arrived a few days later (Thanks Royal Mail!). Boost were prompt in dealing with the issue (gave) me a set of strings and got things sorted out. Highly recommend you use these guys.
I didn’t know that particular manufacturer from Italy, but I definitely recommend their "Vintage Vibe”. It’s simple, intuitive, it looks awesome, the build quality seems impeccable, and most importantly, it sounds fantastic.
Really loving the range of organic tape sounds from the tapescape. Great build quality and a world of wobbly good times. Instant atmosphere as soon as you turn it in. Great small company from the UK, worth every penny