Luke Hilton, the founder of the brand, started out with nothing but a massive pedal collection and a simple dream back in 2009. That dream was to bring something new to the world of effects, breaking the chains of trends and fads and instead becoming a brand who creates the sonic trends of the future.
In 2010 Luke’s dream became a reality with the highly acclaimed PDF-1. A truly unique drive pedal unlike anything else, PDF-1 sported a parametric EQ and active circuitry that allowed for on-the-fly control via an expression pedal.
This technology has shaped the foundation of Stone Deaf’s amazing range of drive, distortion and fuzz pedals: Warp Drive, Kliptonite, Fig Fumb, Trashy Blonde and the successor to the company’s first creation, the PDF-2.
However, Stone Deaf have also delved into the dark-arts of digital, giving unprecedented control to analog effects and valve amplifiers. The first offering in this line is the amazing Tremotron, an all analog but digitally controlled Dual Tremolo pedal that’s sure to set hearts alight among sonic experimentalists, as well as old-school tone purists.
One of only a handful of companies pioneering this marrying of digital and analog technology within the MI industry today, Stone Deaf craft tone like no other. If you want something generic, then you’ve come to wrong place. So, if creativity is what you crave, then welcome aboard Stone Deaf’s awesome magical world.
Stone Deaf founder, Luke Hilton, commented, “Stone Deaf are pleased to be working with Steve, Bruce and their team at ADG. I know that they are the exact partners we need to help us grow to our full potential as a brand and will support us to continually work positively with our innovative products, expanding dealer network and our joint marketing efforts”.
ADG COO Bruce Davidson added, “ADG is delighted to now be responsible for distributing the amazing Stone Deaf brand across Europe and help to bring these fantastic British-made products to an even wider audience.
Working closely with Luke and his team is a real pleasure and from what we’ve discussed and seen with future product plans, this is definitely a brand to watch, for sure!”.