Hi Y’all – just a quick heads up that the next batch of 23’s will be ready for order on Wednesday, October 17. As soon as they’re ready I’ll post the links up on our stores and various social media outlets. Then I return to my cave for more soldering, building and occasional dad excursions. Not to say I’m complaining – loving every minute of it. Also, for those looking for 24’s, hold onto your hats – they’re next up on the bench.
So the internet was down at the workshop all weekend – administrative error involving old resident never actually canceling their service and our provider never actually following up. But after a few hours of stern lecturing to a poor call center employee in a country on the other side of the world, I think things are more or less sorted out and here we are. Gotta say – thanks for the props, support and recognition that the reviews in both Guitar Player and Guitar Moderne have turned out. Nice to know we’re potentially on the right track. As a heads up, we’re planning to expand our operations a bit and are looking for distributors to help with spreading the good word – more on that as it comes up, but at least from my end, the more I can spend building as opposed to marketing, the happier I am. So, if someone might be interested in taking on our wares, please, by all means, get in touch. But in the meantime, after a short break for baby stuff, we’re happy to announce that production at the workshop has begun again in earnest, and batches are being churned out, much to our collective delight. First up is a new batch or 23’s set to coincide with the third anniversary or their original release. Egad, three years – oh how the time flies. He says while entertaining three week old daughter, born slightly before the end of his first year in Baltimore. Time. She be weird. Will let y’all know once the boxes are ready. Until then, feel free to browse our Reverb and Etsy stores and pick up something fancy. The holidays, they be coming. Among other things.
While the good news is still rolling: we here at headquarters are honored to announce that VauxFlores has been featured in a 4-page review in the November 2014 issue of Guitar Player Magazine! Curious about what they say about us? Grab a copy and check it out! Spoiler alert: it’s good!
Hiyo – so for those who’re fancy enough to consider themselves regular readers, there’s been a lot going on in our section of the planet-sphere – and I’m not just talking about two artists’ ability to somehow keep a small, helpless human alive for over two weeks. First off, I should mention that we were, well, mentioned in Guitar Moderne – an online webzine for adventurous guitarists as a “Cool Gear Alert.” Considering I began designing pedals for exactly that section of the music-sphere, I think we might be making progress on the whole finding a niche in the industry thing. You can check the article here. Also, for anyone who tracks such things, I’m about to release a new batch of 23’s – be on the lookout for them in the next couple weeks. More on that as building progresses – especially now that building is wedged between feeding, naps and trips to the office where most of my meetings are typically punctuated with the showing of baby pictures to any and all interested in seeing such things. Ah fatherhood…
Loves: Third and final demo video from the good folks at Guitar Player, this time featuring the VauxFlores 24 in all it’s industrial glory. In other news, the whole new-parent thing goes. Sleep schedules are being adjusted, baby’s been home for over a week, new apartment has been moved into. After a short hiatus, I think it may be time to start building again. After all, there is another mouth to feed around the compound these days…
Hey y’all – major update here. Ok a couple. First off, our daughter arrived 9 days early! It’s been an adventure. Lots of hospital stuff and appointments and all that, but I’m happy to report that both mother and daughter are doing fine. This dad is exhausted, but I’ve discovered that the Sleep Sheep that my co-worker picked up for us is as awesome as he said it was. Tiny stuffed sheep + noise generator = yours truly fast asleep. It’s like a Buddha Machine but fluffy. Recommended.
Also, as a bonus, here’s a quick vid of Baltimore guitarist Marc Miller of Microkingdom and OXES doing his thing with a Gold Standard – proving, among other things, that the box only sounds better in the hands of a capable guitarist. Look, listen, repeat. More on the way. (t)