McNally Smith College of Music - November 15, 2011
Meeting Topic:Lotus Pedal Designs
Moderator Name:Tom Day
Speaker Name:Sean Erspamer of Lotus Pedals
Meeting Location:St. Paul, MN, USA
Sean began the meeting with an explanation of his guitar pedal company, and how he got started building and selling his custom designed pedals. He followed with a demo of nine of his pedal designs, ranging from clean boost, to heavy drive, to tremolo and delay pedals. Sean gave students the opportunity to look inside his pedals and see how the circuits where organized and constructed, as well as giving insight into his design and build process. The group had many questions about how he achieves his unique tones, touching mostly on which components he uses to accomplish desired sounds. The meeting concluded with an open demo in which students could test his great custom pedal board.