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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In Defence of the more Complex PreAmp Pedals

In Defence of the more Complex PreAmp Pedals

I am somewhat exasperated to still be seeing several ill-informed nonsense critiques of these more fully featured pedals - where certain factions are ...
28 of the Best Compact Rat-Style Fuzz/Distortion Pedals - 2020 Ultimate Selection

28 of the Best Compact Rat-Style Fuzz/Distortion Pedals - 2020 Ultimate Selection

Most should know by now that I’m a huge Rat aficionado - and for me Rat doesn’t just mean those original ProCo Rat varieties but all the ...
End of June Pedal-Chain Update - Episode V - A Disturbance in the Force!

End of June Pedal-Chain Update - Episode V - A Disturbance in the Force!

June hasn’t been a particularly kind month to me - in fact it’s been something of a difficult period - I was going to call this piece &...

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...