Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who wants a Tweed Deluxe?

That's right, we're making amps now! Check out this Tweed Deluxe clone that was just built by our assistant tech, Chase. He actually did this on his own, with very little input or assistance from Greg. And believe it or not, this was Chase's first amp build - not too shabby, huh?

Chase ordered the 5E3 kit from Mission Amps and asked if he could take a day off and work on it at our shop. Then he dug in and got to working on it pretty intensely and managed to have it finished in a couple of days. Here are some pictures of the result. Anyone need an amp kit built? Let us know!

Friday, May 7, 2010

I'm Awesome!

Hey everybody, I'm awesome! At least that's what it says on these cupcakes that Black Cat Sara made for my birthday. In case you can't see it, there's a letter on each cupcake so altogether they spell "You're Awesome." It made me feel pretty special when she brought in these awesome cupcakes... and they were pretty tasty too! Sara and I ate most of them right there on the spot, although we had some help from everyone else in the shop. Now, I don't know how awesome I really am, but I sure do have a great crew working here.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

FMO Customer of the Month - 5/10

For some strange reason, that I won't even begin to question, our sales over the past couple of months have been absolutely phenomnal. It seems like everything has picked up all at once - our custom and repair work, vintage sales, and new dealers for Black Cat Pedals. At first, I thought it must be a fluke, but the orders and requests just keep coming.

Among all this activity, there is one particular customer who really stands out - our new Canadian friend, Mr. David Sheeler. David is a vintage effects collector with exquisite taste who just discovered the FMO Gear Shop on the web. A great match! For we all know, the FMO Gear Shop has more vintage effects than any place else on the web. We helped David add several prime pieces to his collection, including a Tycobrahe PedalFlanger, an original Vox Clyde McCoy, and an original MXR Blue Box. As if that weren't enough, Dave's a super nice guy who's been great to deal with. Thanks Dave!