Origin Effects is the brainchild of British audio-designer Simon Keats.
From humble beginnings in a small barn conversion in the Oxfordshire countryside to developing into an internationally renowned industry mainstay, the brand has developed strength by strength through a genuine desire to produce highly-musical, superior-quality audio-tools, that just cannot be matched by profit-maximising, “off-the-shelf” effects pedals.
Each pedal is still individually handbuilt and hand finished in Origin Effects headquarters, Buckinghamshire UK, utilising the same processes and materials used when Origin Effects started, ensuring each pedal is expertly calibrated, assembled and tested to the highest of quality and specification by highly skilled team.
A few artists who use Origin Effects -
David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) John Mayer Ed O’Brien (Radiohead) Pete Townshend (The Who) Pino Palladino (John Mayer, Eric Clapton, The Who…) Don Felder (The Eagles) Chris Woltsenholme (Muse) Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) Mark Knopfler (via British Grove Studios) Steve Lukather (Toto, Ringo Starr) Peter Frampton (Humble Pie, Ringo Starr ) Leland Sklar (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Rod Stewart, Diana Ross…) Paul Epworth (Producer: Paul McCartney, Coldplay, Adele) Robbie Robertson (The Band, Bob Dylan, Producer) Alessandro Venturella (Slipknot) James Valentine (Maroon 5) Gary Lucas (Captain Beefheart) Nolly Getgood (Periphery) John Shanks (Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Santana, Sting…) Robbie McIntosh (Paul McCartney, John Mayer etc…) Cindy Cashdollar (Ryan Adams etc…) Ross Hogarth (Producer: Van Halen, Gov’t Mule etc…) Terry Britten (Michael Jackson, Tina Turner etc…) Giacomo Gastaldi Mark Cimino (Devon Townsend) Andy Saxton (Cry For Silence, Bon Jovi, Jimmy Eat World) Josh Smith Jerry Douglas (Eric Clapton, Alison Krauss, etc…) Steven Gibb (Black Label Society, Crowbar) James LoMenzo (John Fogerty, Dave Mustaine, Zakk Wylde, Slash…) Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Dead Daisies, Thin Lizzy…) Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Opeth, King Crimson, Jethro Tull…) (Kylie Minogue, Sugarbabes) Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses, Slash, Heart, MC5…) John Fields (Producer: Miley Cyrus, Pink…)