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Outlaw Effects Launches Four New Pedals

Montreal-based effects pedal company Outlaw Effects will introduce a foursome of new guitar pedals at the 2019 NAMM Show. DUMBLEWEED Overdrive is inspired by one of the most sought-after (and expensive) sounds in rock & roll: the D-style American tube amp. Like the amps that inspired it, Dumbleweed gives you a complete, dynamic range of drive tones, from subtle break-up to robust, fuzzy dirt. Standard Gain, Tone and Volume [...]

January 23, 2019|

One Control Launches Blue 360 Amp-in-a-Box Bass Preamp Pedal

Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control, in collaboration with pedal designer Björn Juhl, has introduced the newest addition to its BJF collection of effects: the Blue 360 AIAB bass preamp pedal. The newest member of One Control's rapidly growing collection of Amp-in-a-Box (AIAB) style pedals, Blue 360 reproduces the sound of the legendary Acoustic 360 preamp. Paired with the 361 powered cabinet, the Acoustic 360 may be [...]

January 23, 2019|

Animals Pedal Launches Vintage Van Driving is Very Fun Overdrive

Japanese effects manufacturer Animals Pedal has introduced the Vintage Van Driving is Very Fun Overdrive pedal. This versatile overdrive/boost pedal delivers an array of tone-enriching sounds, ranging from clean boost to medium gain dirt. The pedal responds well to both single coil and humbucker pickups, delivering a sharp, thick tone through the former and a musical attack with smooth, silky sustain through the latter. Vintage Van Driving is Very [...]

January 23, 2019|

AER Introduces Colourful Versions of Compact 60 Amp

German amp manufacturer AER - The Acoustic People will introduce a number of coloured cabinet versions of its best-selling Compact 60 acoustic amp at the 2019 NAMM Show. The powerful little 60W acoustic amp - trusted by pro players around the globe including Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Johnson, Monte Montgomery, John Oates, Al Di Meola, and more - will now be available in a variety of eye-catching colours, including: High [...]

January 23, 2019|

AER Introduces 4th Generation of Compact 60 Amp Family

German amp manufacturer AER - The Acoustic People has introduced the 4th generation of its Compact 60 – the powerful little acoustic amp trusted by pro players around the globe including Tommy Emmanuel, Eric Johnson, Monte Montgomery, John Oated, Al Di Meola, and more. The Compact 60/4 family of amps includes the original Compact 60, as well versions housed in solid oak cabinets, a wedge-shaped Slope version, and a Tommy Emmanuel [...]

January 23, 2019|

SFM Now Distributing Lakland Basses

SFM is proud to announce its appointment as the Canadian distributor of Lakland bass guitars. Since the introduction of their flagship models in 1994, Lakland has produced basses that are consistently among the market’s most well-respected instruments. The Chicago-based company pairs vintage comfort and contemporary ingenuity for an unparalleled playing experience. Lakland’s superior tone, playability and construction have attracted discerning artists from every [...]

October 31, 2018|

Moog Launches a Polysynth! Introducing Moog One

Moog One is the ultimate Moog synthesizer - a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analog dream-synth designed to inspire imagination, stimulate creativity, and unlock portals to vast new realms of sonic potential. The first polyphonic analog synthesizer from Moog in more than three decades, Moog One is the culmination of years of research and has been developed to exceed every expectation of a polyphonic Moog instrument. Available in 8-voice and 16-voice configurations, [...]

October 9, 2018|

Outlaw Effects Launches NOMAD Rechargeable Battery-Powered Pedal Boards

September 10, 2018 – Montreal-based Outlaw Effects has recently introduced the NOMAD rechargeable battery-powered pedal boards. Available in two sizes, these compact, versatile tools offer the convenience of a fully-powered board plus the additional freedom of not having to plug into an outlet, making them ideal for stages with limited outlet availability, quick changeovers, busking outdoors, temporary rehearsal locations, and more! Featuring an integrated rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 12800mAh [...]

September 10, 2018|

One Control Launches Jubilee Red Amp-in-a-Box

Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control, in collaboration with pedal designer Björn Juhl, has introduced the newest addition to its BJF collection of effects: the Jubilee Red AIAB The newest of Björn's "Amp-in-a-Box" (AIAB) circuits, the Jubilee Red is a modern high-gain distortion pedal with tonal roots descending from the legendary Silver Jubilee series of British amplifiers that were created in the late 80s. These were the [...]

August 27, 2018|

One Control Launches Caiman Tail Loop

Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control has introduced the new Caiman Tail Loop effects loop switcher. This incredibly compact five loop programmable switcher gives the user quick access to up to 150 preset effect combinations, via six lanes, five programmable banks, and five programs per bank. It also offers MIDI compatibility, with each preset storing five MIDI PC and five CC messages, and also allows the user [...]

July 6, 2018|

Animals Pedal Launches Wren and Cuff-Designed Tioga Road Cycling Distortion

Japanese effects manufacturer Animals Pedal introduced the Tioga Road Cycling Distortion pedal at the 2018 Summer NAMM show. The new pedal is the result of a collaboration between Animals Pedal and Matthew Holl, owner/founder of the California-based boutique builder Wren and Cuff. In describing the circuit he designed for Animals, Holl says, “If you’re a fan of the classic Rat® pedals from the past, then you will be a fan [...]

June 22, 2018|

Keeley Unveils Limited Edition Canadian Exclusive Pedals

MONTREAL, Quebec ─ June 1, 2018 ─ Keeley Electronics, the U.S. maker of world-class guitar & bass effects pedals, has teamed up with their Canadian distributor SFM to release a trio of Limited Edition pedals available exclusively in Canada.The special editions of three Keeley best-sellers - Compressor Plus, Caverns delay/reverb, and Super Phat Mod overdrive - sport a custom red and black plaid finish, adding a subtle touch of Canadiana.On [...]

June 1, 2018|

One Control Launches Two New BJF Overdrives: Baby Blue and Super Apricot

April 26, 2018 – Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control, in collaboration with pedal designer Björn Juhl, has introduced two new pedals to their BJF collection of effects: Baby Blue OD and Super Apricot OD. Both pedals are now shipping to dealers. Baby Blue OD This original BJFe design dates back to 2000, when Björn first assembled the hand-made version in an [...]

April 26, 2018|

Koch Amps launches the Greg Koch Signature Amplifier

The Netherlands-based amplifier company Koch Amps will introduce The Greg - Greg Koch Signature Guitar Amp at The NAMM Show January 25 - 28, 2018.  The result of a year-long collaboration between Koch Amps and the legendary guitar-slinger, The Greg is a 50 watt, three channel all tube 2X10 combo featuring 6 12AX7's and a pair of EL34's, Jensen Falcon C10-40 speakers and a 5 way footswitch [...]

January 25, 2018|

Montreal’s SFM will become the first North American distributor of Animals Pedal.

Founded in 2015 by LEP International Co., one of Japan's premier effects distributors, Animals Pedal (formerly Ninevolt Pedals) is an affordable line of effects that pairs unconventional names and creative, ursine-centric graphics with straightforward functionality, simple layouts, intuitive controls, and an impressive array of  sounds. The brand's line-up includes a trio of pedals designed by Marc Ahlfs of California's Skreddy Pedals. “We are very excited to introduce [...]

January 25, 2018|

SFM Now Distributing Koch Amps

SFM is proud to announce its appointment as the North American distributor of Koch Amplifier products. Since 1988, Koch Amps has been producing high quality boutique guitar amplifiers in the Netherlands.  Company founder Dolf Koch began his career repairing tube amplifiers.  After honing his skills tuning up Fender and Marshall tube amps, he quit his job and started Koch Guitar Electronics.  Local success slowly grew into international acclaim, and 30 [...]

January 16, 2018|

Outlaw Effects Launches Palomino 4HP Power Supply

January 16, 2018 – Montreal-based micro effect pedal company Outlaw Effects just introduced the Palomino 4HP, an ultra-compact power supply featuring isolated high-current outputs and multiple output voltage options, capable of handling a wide range of effects pedals. This convenient, one-stop solution for fueling your pedal board delivers up to 2000 mA of stable, noiseless DC power via four fully-isolated outputs, each supplying 500 mA of current . Three [...]

January 16, 2018|

Outlaw Effects Launches Four New Pedals

January 16, 2018 – Montreal-based micro effect pedal company Outlaw Effects will introduce a foursome of new guitar pedals at the 2018 NAMM Show. Cactus Juice Overdrive One dose of this tonic for your tone will cure all that ails your overdrive sound. Two distinct modes offer a wide array of classic, screamer-inspired crunch: Normal Mode gives you that traditionally warm and creamy breakup, [...]

January 16, 2018|

SFM is proud to announce its appointment as the Canadian distributor of Voodoo Lab products.

Since 1986, Voodoo Lab's rugged and reliable products have been hand-built one at a time at the company's Northern California facility using the finest components. The brand's Pedal Power® family of power supplies has become an definitive industry standard in the category, while its pedal boards, effects pedals, switchers, and other accessories have helped to further establish Voodoo Lab's exceptional reputation among touring musicians and their road [...]

December 4, 2017|

The Buzz Is Real, Introducing the Honey Bee Overdrive from One Control

Renowned Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control, in collaboration with BJFe (Björn Juhl), have introduced one of the most anticipated pedals of the year. The Honey Bee Overdrive.   This pedal needs no introduction. If you have been a long-time fan of BJFe then you know that this is one of his best creations. The Honey Bee Overdrive is renowned for its warm overdrive crunch. Over the years, [...]

November 30, 2017|

Renowned Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control introduces two new effect pedals, two innovative power supplies and an affordable programmable switcher.

NEW BJF PEDALS The RASPBERRY is a unique boost pedal designed to increase gain boost while maintaining tonal details by controlling the fine texture of the outputted distortion.  Bjorn designed this pedal to recreate the tone of a vintage boost/overdrive pedal driving an old school tube amp. The REBEL-RED is a custom recreation of the famous BJF Dyna Red Distortion (released in 2001), which [...]

November 13, 2017|

SFM Now Distributing Keeley Electronics

Keeley Electronics, the U.S. maker of world-class guitar & bass effects pedals, has appointed Montreal's SFM as their new exclusive Canadian distributor. Since 2001, Robert Keeley has designed and manufactured many of the music industry's best-sounding and most widely-trusted guitar and bass effects pedals. One of the true original American boutique pedal brands, Keeley's legendary pedals are made in Edmond, Oklahoma and are used by discerning players [...]

November 6, 2017|

One Control Launches Four New Pedals : Cranberry Overdrive, Lingonberry Overdrive, Dimension Blue Monger & Golden Acorn Overdrive

Dorval, Quebec, January 19th, 2017 – Renowned Japanese switcher and effect pedal company One Control introduces four new pedals part of the BJF Series FX. The Cranberry Overdrive and The Lingonberry Overdrive inherit the characteristics of the original Strawberry Overdrive. In addition, a low cut trimpot has been installed and both pedals have been tuned in order to achieve specific overdrive tones.  The Cranberry Overdrive is the [...]

January 19, 2017|

Alvarez Continues International Growth with Appointment of SFM as New Canadian Distributor

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Alvarez, maker of world-class guitars, continues to expand globally, and have teamed with SFM in Canada to oversee distribution in the region.“We’re thrilled to be working with SFM, “Says Chris Meikle, Head of Development at Alvarez and Senior Vice President of St. Louis Music. “Canada is a really important market for Alvarez and we’re very happy to be working work with one the country’s [...]

January 13, 2017|

One Control Appoints SFM as North American Distributor

SFM is proud to announce its appointment as the exclusive North American distributor of One Control products. Founded in 2010, One Control has emerged as a premier Japanese manufacturer of high quality pedal switchers, power supplies and innovative products that allow musicians to fine-tune their pedalboard in a way no other brand can. One Control Products will be managed by Franco Caruso, Assistant [...]

January 2, 2017|

Outlaw Effects Launches 2 New Pedals: Rocker Box Tremolo & Deputy Marshal Plexi Distortion

Micro effect pedal company Outlaw Effects will introduce a pair of new analog guitar pedals at the 2017 NAMM Show: Rocker Box tremolo and Deputy Marshal plexi distortion. Rocker Box is an optical tremolo pedal that allows players to unearth rich, natural sounding tremolo effects.  A Bias control adjusts the tonal complexion of the sound wave, giving the player access to everything from smooth and polished trem [...]

January 2, 2017|

AER Introduces Tommy Emmanuel Signature Amp

German amp manufacturer AER - The Acoustic People and the legendary guitarist Tommy Emmanuel have formalized their relationship with the release of the new Compact TE signature acoustic amp. The accomplished Australian fingerstyle player, a two-time Grammy nominee and twice the winner of Guitar Player magazine's "Best Acoustic Guitarist" award, has long been an unofficial AER ambassador and one of the best-known users of the company's products. Over the years, [...]

September 28, 2016|

SFM to Distribute Quilter Labs

SFM MI is proud to announce its appointment as the exclusive distributor of Quilter Labs guitar amplification products for Canada. Pat Quilter’s patented technology is serving to bring a whole new generation of solid state guitar amplification products to the world that is simultaneously setting new standards for tone and quality, all in a surprisingly lightweight and durable package. “We are honored and privileged to work with one of the [...]

July 4, 2016|

Outlaw Effects Introduces Six Shooter II Tuner Pedal

Micro effects pedal company Outlaw Effects is introducing the Six Shooter II, a new and improved version of the company's popular Six Shooter tuner pedal. This precision, compact-sized chromatic tuner is suitable for a wide range of instruments. The Six Shooter II features a quicker response time and more accuracy than its predecessor, and boasts a larger LCD screen (1 3/16" x 2"). Six Shooter II features true bypass switching [...]

June 13, 2016|

Outlaw Effects Launches Lasso Looper

Micro effects pedal company Outlaw Effects is introducing the Lasso Looper pedal. This compact-sized 24 bit, 44kHz looping pedal lets you build multiple layers of guitar sound into rich sonic creations. Lasso Looper features a generous 10 minutes of recording time and unlimited overdubs, and allows users to record, play back, overdub, stop and delete all at the touch of a single, easy-to-use footswitch. Lasso Looper includes a USB cable [...]

June 13, 2016|

Outlaw Effects Launches Micro Power Supply and Power Supply/Tuner

Micro effects pedal company Outlaw Effects is introducing two new power supplies. The Kerosene micro power supply and the Iron Horse combination power supply/tuner both help users streamline their pedal boards by eliminating individual power cords/wall adapters. With eight 9V DC outputs each offering 300mA of current, and 2000mA of overall output, Kerosene has plenty of fuel to burn. Iron Horse also features eight 9V DC outputs, two of which [...]

June 13, 2016|

SFM’s President Randal Tucker Interviews for Music Inc. Magazine’s June 2016 Issue

In June 2016's issue of Music Inc. Magazine, SFM President Randal Tucker offers an honest look into the company's success in North America, highlighting the differences between the Canadian and American markets. As President of SFM, Tucker has shaped a group of innovative and creative individuals who constantly consider ways to improve company operations. SFM is a recognizable player in the music business for most North American industry insiders, having [...]

June 6, 2016|

SFM to Distribute Wylde Audio Guitars

Dorval, Quebec – SFM, the provider of professional-quality products and services to the live entertainment and audiovisual industries, is proud to be the exclusive Canadian distributor of Wylde Audio, the new company created by legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde. The Canadian partnership is part of a worldwide distribution arrangement between Schecter Guitar Research and Wylde Audio, whereby Wylde Audio guitars will be distributed via Schecter’s international distributor network in over 70 [...]

May 9, 2016|

SFM Earns Distributor of the Year Honours from On-Stage Stands

Dorval, QC  – SFM was thrilled to be named 2015 Distributor of the Year by On-Stage Stands. The announcement was made at the 2016 NAMM Show, with representatives from both SFM and On-Stage's parent company, The Music People! Inc. This marks the third consecutive year that SFM has earned Distributor of the Year honours from the Berlin, Connecticut-based manufacturer of musical instrument and mic stands and other accessories. Left to Right: [...]

January 23, 2016|

Schecter Introduces Nick Johnston Traditional Signature Custom Shop model

Schecter Guitars has introduced the company's first signature USA Custom Shop model: the Nick Johnston Traditional. The product of a relationship between Schecter and the Guelph, Ontario guitarist which began in 2014, the new Nick Johnston model is based on a traditional double-cut shape. Built at Schecter's USA Custom Shop in Sun Valley, California, the guitar features an alder body, rosewood fingerboard, Schecter's vintage 2-point tremolo, 3-ply mint green pickguard, [...]

January 23, 2016|

Musiquip Becomes SFM

Dorval, QC – January 15, 2016 – Musiquip, a distribution, sales and marketing company dedicated to delivering products, services and support to the U.S. musical instruments industry, is amalgamating with SFM, its Canadian sister company. The united companies will operate as SFM in both the USA and Canada. Musiquip was introduced in 2005 as a sister company to SFM, the Montreal, Quebec-based distributor with a storied 35 year history in the Canadian MI [...]

January 15, 2016|

Kyser Adds SFM to U.S. Distribution Team

Dorval, QC – November 23, 2015 – SFM is proud to announce its appointment as a distributor of Kyser Musical Products for the USA. “Kyser is an exceptional addition to SFM MI's product and accessory offering and we look forward to serving such credible and reputable U.S.-made products to our customers,” says John Kelley, SFM General Manager. “Kyser is pleased to announce our new partnership with SFM,” says Max Lintner, Executive [...]

November 23, 2015|

Schecter Guitars – New Summer 2015 Special Editions

Schecter Guitars has introduced a trio of Special Edition models, dressed-to-kill in their new Trans-Purple Burst finish. The Hellraiser Hybrid SOLO-II and C-1 are loaded with all of the features that have made this one of their most popular new collections: EMG 57/66 humbuckers, a thin fast SLS set-in neck with compound radius, carbon fibre binding, and more! The SLS C-1 FR/S features Schecter’s exclusive Floyd Rose 1500 tremolo and [...]

August 11, 2015|

Casio Canada Appoints SFM for Canadian MI Distribution

Dorval, Quebec – SFM is proud to have been appointed as the new distributor of Casio’s electronic musical instrument products to the Canadian MI channel. Casio offers a full line of electric keyboards, digital pianos, synthesizers, and DJ controllers that cater to both beginners and professionals alike. From their mini-keys products right up through their prestigious Privia and Celviano digital pianos, Casio offers a compelling and feature-rich solution for musicians of [...]

July 27, 2015|

MusicNomad Wins Best in Show at Summer NAMM 2015

DORVAL, QC – MusicNomad, the musical instrument equipment care company, was one of the big winners of the Summer NAMM 2015 edition of Best in Show, the popular breakfast panel discussion at NAMM U. Six retail-buying experts shopped Summer NAMM, selecting the 24 best products, companies or services they saw during the three days of this year’s show. On the morning of July 11, at Nashville’s Music City Center, they [...]

July 15, 2015|

New Schecter Banshee Elite

Exuding quality construction, optimally chosen USA Schecter pickups, and visual flare comparable to none, the NEW Banshee Elite is the guitar you’ve all been waiting for. Features: Swamp Ash body with a Flamed Maple top 9 piece Maple/Walnut neck with Ebony fingerboard 24 X-Jumbo Stainless Steel frets Mother of Pearl offset/reverse dot inlays with brass circles Neck-Thru construction with Ultra Access for seamless playability and easy access to the higher [...]

June 4, 2015|

Outlaw Effects Launches New Fuzz and Boost Pedals

Micro effects pedal builder Outlaw Effects will introduce a pair of brand new analog guitar pedals at the 2015 NAMM Show: Five O’Clock Fuzz and Boilermaker Boost. Five O’Clock Fuzz offers plenty of rich, cascading sustain with crisp attack and subtle compression, delivering a wide array of fuzz tones in a compact package. Featuring Sustain, Tone, and Level controls, this micro mustachioed marvel covers sounds from waxy smooth, violin-like sustain [...]

January 12, 2015|