Stefan Karlsson

Stefan Karlsson

Director : Auteur : Author : Curator : Image Wrangler : Editor-in-Chief
"Going the extra mile on musical devices exploration and pushing the boundaries for what's possible or practical"

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Basic Audio Compact Pedals A to Z = 28+ Fantastic Flavours of Fuzz since 1998

Basic Audio Compact Pedals A to Z = 28+ Fantastic Flavours of Fuzz since 1998

I’m not entirely clear on how I first got into Basic Audio / John Lyons, but I did get the Scarab Deluxe very early on in my Fuzz ToneQuest - ...
Preferred Prior Edition Effects Pedals

Preferred Prior Edition Effects Pedals

Latest is not always greatest! Like many other pedal aficionados no doubt, I am quite particular about the function, aesthetics and format of each ...
Preferred Stereo Amp Setup - Principals and Understudies, Solid State and Tube - A Personal Selection!

Preferred Stereo Amp Setup - Principals and Understudies, Solid State and Tube - A Personal Selection!

When I started down this road many moons ago, my intentions were to keep things as simple as possible - but that particular rule book has long since ...

A Few Scant Details...

Co-Founder, Director of Marketing and Client Services at Affino, as well as Founder, Director, Author / Auteur at Guitar Pedal X - which started its life as a rather informal Blog on the Affino.com corporate site. I curate, write, photo-edit and retouch everything you see on this site - to give you as broad a scope of what's out there so you can better inform your gear-buying decisions.

I'm a long-term ever-budding and exploratory musician, home-player and avowed Guitar Gear enthusiast - with a predilection for Effects Pedals in particular. Generally very passionate about the Arts, Design, Architecture and Music above everything else...