(watch the video to see Rhy’s demo of his new Trouble Booster)
Who designs Bigfoot Engineering’s pedals?
Bigfoot Engineering Ltd. was founded in 2009 by Rhys Stubbs, a guitarist, recording studio manager, and electronic engineer. After working for the Wimbledon based company Vortexion, originally popularized by Joe Meek, he spread his creative wings with a venture of his own. His one-off custom built studio consoles, outboard, guitar amplifiers and effects pedals proved to be in demand and have inspired the current range of Bigfoot Engineering products.
Why Bigfoot Engineering Products?
Bigfoot are building effects pedals that have the sonic integrity of tube/valve amplifiers, characterized in particular by frequency response, breakup, compression, and touch sensitivity. You can hear it, and you can feel it too.
Made in England, every Bigfoot product exudes quality, originality, and rock solid reliability. The future of this company is set to be an exciting one. This is one Bigfoot you can expect to see a lot more of.
Are Bigfoot pedals handmade?
Yes, with regards to the manufacturing, it is almost all done in-house here at the workshop. This means that we can keep quality control to our exacting standards throughout the entire manufacturing process.
To begin with, we machine the enclosures and enamel the graphics by hand (but we don’t cast the aluminum boxes here). The circuit boards are manufactured for us by a company in Hertfordshire, England, and we populate and solder the boards here ourselves by hand. We then bolt in all the panel mount components and hand-wire all the off-board components. Once all the soldering is completed here by hand, the last stage is to mount the dials and feet, and even the packaging is silk screened here by hand. Finally, every pedal is tested by us with a guitar and an amplifier before being dispatched.
In addition, all design work is undertaken in-house, including R&D, prototyping, PCB and layout design.
Are Bigfoot pedals true bypass?
Some are true bypass and some are buffered bypass, see product pages for details.
Who plays Bigfoot?
- Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs)
- Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), hailed as his favorite pedal*
- Marc Ford (The Black Crowes/Ben Harper/Gov’t Mule)
- Stephen Street (producer/engineer for Blur/Graham Coxon)
Want to learn more about Bigfoot?
Click here to go tour the Bigfoot pedals on our site.