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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28 of the Best Compact Overdrive Pedals - 2020 Ultimate Selection

28 of the Best Compact Overdrive Pedals - 2020 Ultimate Selection

I periodically do these category round-ups, typically triggered by a pedal launch or two, as is the case in this instance. This is my own preferred O...
Spring Pedal-Chain Update - Covid-19 Edition

Spring Pedal-Chain Update - Covid-19 Edition

I had hoped to do regular monthly updates on how the various NAMM-announced pedal releases and other newer additions were impacting my own pedal-...
28 of the Best Compact Enclosure Compressor Pedals - 2020 Ultimate Selection

28 of the Best Compact Enclosure Compressor Pedals - 2020 Ultimate Selection

I’ve encountered a number of ’Best Compressor’ articles this year which I really felt were not fully representative of the very ...

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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...