Boutique guitar pedals and accessories
rigorously handmade in Italy
Colombo Audio Electronics project was created by Luca Colombo in January 2018. Guided by a strong passion for music and instruments since early age, taking advantage of a good electronics knowledge from his studies and beyond. In 2013, he began producing guitar pedals for personal use.
Little time passes before some friends and bandmates ask him to build other pedals (mostly replicas of famous pedals), and in 2014, even a couple of tube amps are completely built by hand, with the traditional methods of the past.
After a few years of pure personal pleasure, the choice to give life to this wonderful project at the service of music and musicians.
Eruption pedal has been mentioned by Delicious Audio and counted among the 10 best pedals in the world. Click on the link below to view
The most rewarding thing for us musicians is when the sound we reproduce with our instrument perfectly matches what we have in our head and ears. Colombo Audio Electronics bases its philosophy on this principle: an alternative concept in an era where consumption prevails, and, in such a sophisticated environment as audio, finding on the shelves of large distribution, the sound that really satisfies us, is very difficult, that's because every musician has unique characteristics in the world.
Like the musician's mind and fingers, Colombo Audio Electronics products are unique in the world, precisely because it's practically impossible to build two of them the same; as much as you can try to reproduce the same product several times, using the same electronic circuit with the same components and the same materials.
The painting process of our pedals takes place with the aid of acrylic-based enamels, the same technique is used by many masterbuilders in the Custom Shop guitar sector, this technique (named pre-1965) allows easier customization in the case of special aesthetic features requested by the customer, it also gives a unique artistic effect. Just keep in mind this kind of technique is surely more fragile than modern industrial techniques and the pedal, if used intensively, will age faster, taking with it the signs and memories of your performances.
The main target of this company is the full satisfaction of the musician, it’s necessary to listen carefully to the needs of the musician and turn them into reality.
“Satisfaction” also means a sort of pride in being able to document all the phases when building a product, seeing it slowly come to life, authenticating its origin strictly handmade in Italy.
Being able to touch the soul of the musician through a sound character means creating a unique and indissoluble bond between human and instrument. This project has this dream in its deepest roots: the musician will never get tired of his Colombo Audio Electronics equipment.
Each chassis can be customized as desired: position of the connectors, potentiometers etc.