- Celebrating 10 years of weird, dreamy, and fuzzed out sounds
Since 2009 we’ve been helping musicians find and dial-in their sounds.
Join as we celebrate a decade of igniting the creative process through effects pedals.
Demo boards, Builder meet n’ greets, mini-performances, raffle prizes and special discounts.
Friday November 8th
Q Division Studio
363 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA 02144
Entrance & Parking behind the building via Whipple St.
FB Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/416034335924022/
Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4340968
Online sales end Thursday at 8pm.
Remaining Tickets available at Q Division 6pm Nov. 8th
Builder Lounge (Lobby/Lounge):
- Dusky (Board Only)
- EarthQuaker Devices (Board Only)
- Electronic Audio Experiments
- God City Instruments
- MidFi Electronics
- Nerdkuckle Effects
- Red Panda Labs
- Old Blood Noise Endeavors (Board Only)
- ZVEX (Board Only)
- SBS “Greatest Hits”
Plus an Aluminati Keystone. A Lucite/Aluminum/Carbon Fiber Guitar.
Performances/Talks (Live Room):
- Rachel Devorah Electronics, Synths, Effectss
- Joel Edinberg (Vindor) Electronic Saxophone
- Andrew Abrahamson (ZOIA)
- Adventure Audio
Adventure Audio came by SBS HQ to deliver a few of their finest. The Dream Reaper Fuzz and Again Delay. You really need to check these out!
- Zumix Block Party
We will be vending at the Zumix Block Party!
Your Stompbox Sonic pals will have three demo boards set-up. Two for guitar/bass. One for vocals. All pedals and accessories we bring to the event will be 15% off! Think of it as a end of summer sale.
This will be a fun, family friendly event. Zumix is a Boston based non-profit that empowers youth to use music to make a strong, positive change in their communities and in the world.
- SBS 10th Birthday
- EarthQuaker Day 2019
An 11 hour drive, amazing music, tons of musical gear, and great people. For the 2nd year in a row took 90 West in a car full of cds and snacks bound for Akron, OH. Made our way to that magickal place that has produced Airships, Devo, and the Rainbow Machine.
EarthQuaker Day sure was a lot of fun. We even donated some of our favorite books, penned by Boston area musical authors, to the EQD raffle.
Here’s some photos and a handful of blurry, blownout Instagram videos:
Live Clips of:
- Sometimes that xenon gas gets free….
Sorry, I couldn’t resist paraphrasing the Magnetic Fields classic, “Born on a Train,” changing neon to xenon gas. It’s a catchy tune and apropos for the Game Changer Plasma pedal. Which transforms your instrument’s signal into high-voltage electrical discharges within a xenon gas filled tube. The song is posted below if you wanna have a listen. Oh, speaking of Gamechanger…
Several members of of Latvia based company stopped by SBS HQ at the end of July for a music & pizza filed hang session. Not only did they teach us some cool tricks for the Plasma and their flagship device the Plus Sustain, we also were treated to a full run-through of the soon-to-be-released Motorsynth, the Thirdman edition of the Plasma, the rack mounted version of the Plasma and a cool new prototype.
Here are a few quick video clips:
And now for some Magnetic Fields!
- Tax Free Holiday
Sunday the 18th, the State of Massachusetts is waiving the 6.25% sales tax. It’s a great time to save some dough on effects, instruments, and amps. To help you find that perfect new piece of gear we are offering free 20 minute consultations so you can try things out.
Call 857-222-7310 or email email@example.com to schedule your visit.
- Yellowcake Pedals
We are back from Summer NAMM and we’ve got lots of new gear making it’s way to SBS HQ. First up are Alabama’s Yellowcake Pedals. Makers of fine drives & filter effects.
Detailed product pages coming soon!
- Top 100 Dealer
What an honor to be recognized by NAMM as one of the Top 100 Dealers of 2019.
Over the past 10 years, as the effects community has blossomed, and the world has changed, we have overcome major challenges. We have learned much, adapted, and grown. None of it would be possible if not for the encouragement and the support of so many along the way.
- Drum Clinic w/ Hozoji Matheson-Margullis
Tuesday June 18th 2019
Q Division Studio
Stompbox Sonic and Girls Rock Campaign Boston present a drum clinic featuring Hozoji Matheson-Margullis of Helms Alee.
Hozoji, sings and drums in the Seattle trio Helms Alee. Known for a beautiful and brutal hybrid of post-hardcore & shoegaze. Mixing all forms of heavy with an undeniable hook-laden melodic sensibility.
Her drumming draws inspiration from the powerful rhythms of her Puyallup heritage as well as from Pacific Northwest luminaries as Sara Lund of Unwound and Dale Crover of the Melvins.
Hozoji will be discussing her influences and creative process. Demonstrating some of the techniques she uses in the band.
Formed in Seattle in 2007 Helms Alee released their 5th album, Noctiluca, in April on Sargent House Records.
The band is also comprised of Dana James on bass & vocals and Ben Verellen on guitar & vocals.
They are currently touring the U.S with EARTH. The two bands play ONCE Lounge in Somerville, MA on June 18th.
Where’s the Buy It Now button?The web is teeming with online retailers: Music Toyz, PGS, Reverb, etc. These knowledgeable sellers with a wide range of gear are ready to ship almost anywhere.
Our approach is more personalized, more collaborative, focusing on the creative process. Our services are highly individualized. Sound Tastings, Consultations and Sales are conducted in person, at our space, in local recording studios or venues.
More than just selling you a single pedal or instrument we help you find your sound.