WHO WE ARE
Redbeard Effects is a guitar effects company based in the UK. Offering highly engineered hand made products, Redbeard Effects is the conjoined brain-child of seasoned rock guitarist and self confessed rock & roll gear head, Mikey Demus (of UK based band, Skindred), and internationally renowned pedal designer and manufacturer, Adrian Thorpe (of ThorpyFX).
Mikey’s first encounter with guitar pedals was way back in the early 90s when learning to play guitar. “My dad’s only pedal was an Arion Metal Master - an amazing yet nasty little thing which I permanently borrowed, and quickly learned it made the noisiest, gnarliest sound I’d ever heard. It clipped to oblivion and made CRAZY feedback, which is the coolest thing in the world when you’re 10 years old. I guess I’ve never really grown up from that.” An inherited curiosity for electronics and DIY left Mikey with the desire to know how things worked under the hood. “I’d pull a pedal to bits to see what it was all about, something about exploring its innards made me appreciate it more. I’m still that guy who takes a pedal to pieces to see what makes it tick. Most of the time, even before I’ve plugged it in!”