Transmutation Devices Pedals

Mark Wurston’s first real guitar was an Ibanez Roadstar II with a Crate G10 combo. How did that first instrument influence Mark and what he and Shea Sterner do at Transmutation Devices? “I’d say they do not, in any way, influence how we make our product.” Well, not everyone has to draw inspiration from that…

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Black Harbor is looking for one thing and one thing only: to bring you high quality, custom gear that works for you. Cory Jensen’s journey as an artist and businessman started with, you guessed it, his first guitar, his mom’s 1974 Ventura acoustic. “I still own it and it is one of the most incredible…

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“At ideaBench we are passionate about music, design, and quality.” Kind of sums it all up, doesn’t it? But I suppose that’s getting a little ahead of ourselves. Rick Kreifeldt started out with an old nylon acoustic that his mom gave him. “I tuned that guitar with a tuning fork. I still have that guitar,…

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There is a common theme to entrepreneurship. When you find something in a product or a service that’s missing, you decide to do something about it. That desire is what got Rob Hargrave of Huber Effects into business in 2014. What was the “lack” that Rob decided to address? Options. Not enough options. “I’m a…

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There is one thing that separates the successful painter/writer/craftsmen/musicians from everyone else. Some think it’s some gift of inspiration, while others believe that it comes down to so-called “natural talent”. Wrong. No, the one thing that separates the “artist” from the hobbyist and wannabe is work. Plain ol’, showin’ up every day, work. Don’t think…

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A good indicator of just how much you really want something is just how hard you’re willing to work for it. For Kevin Moore, in the beginning, it was that first guitar. “The first guitar I owned was a 1972 Japanese Kimberly that I bought new from an electronics store here in Logan, the name…

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Highwind Amplification

Jordan Gale of Highwind Amplification has a problem. It’s is a problem common to the entrepreneur and the artist alike: getting what’s going on inside your head out into the world. It started, as these things often do, as a hobby. A Christmas gift from his father and uncle, Jordan’s first guitar was a Dean…

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Sometimes it’s the things we don’t like that point us toward what we want to do. For David Kirkham of Malyse Intende, it was his very first guitar. “My first bass was a black, off-brand PJ bass. I had it for about three months before I was ready for an upgrade. I traded it in…

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