I have been a touring guitar technician for over ten years working all over the world in all conditions. During that time, I have toured extensively with Mumford and Sons, Royal Blood, Ellie Goulding, Bloc Party, Ben Howard, Suede, and Noah and the Whale amongst many others.
I trained as a master luthier at London Metropolitan University building guitars under expert guidance. I found a lot of the skills I learned could be transferred to the touring world: tidiness, simplicity and precision. With this in mind, I began building pedalboards for artists I was touring with and finding solutions to make their boards work exactly to their requirements.
With the demanding schedules of modern touring bands, flying in to shows with just guitars and pedalboards and relying on rental amps is a regular occurrence. In this situation, a board that you can rely on to define your guitar tone is invaluable.