Many Baroni Lab effects pedals are designed not with certain effects in mind, but with certain famous tones in mind. There are a lot of clone pedals out there, which focus on recreating the exact sound of a famous stomp box, but we take a different angle and try to develop effects which capture the tone and style of certain eras and genres of music over the years.
One of the most popular eras for rock guitar – and one which we have focused on quite a bit – is the 1970s. In many ways, the 70s is a golden era of sorts for music, musicianship, creativity and good tone. Some of the most renowned bands and artists came into the spotlight during this time, and groups which had made names for themselves during the 60s just got better and better during this period.
Particularly in the UK, bands like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd were making great albums and taking the world by storm. Artists did not just have good songwriting and performance skills, but they also cared a lot about the details of tone and realized the importance of good sound. Players like David Gilmour and Jimmy Page were at the forefront of guitar culture, and used their equipment in new and groundbreaking ways, to bring a certain character to the music. Gilmour in particular is famous for his tone, and used a variety of distortion pedals, compressors and modulation effects to create a huge, overwhelming ambient sound in his guitar solos. Long, soulful bends and perfectly timed, tastefully chosen notes are abundant in every solo, and many players even to this day look for ways to get these kinds of famous guitar player tones without having to spend a fortune on old pro amplifiers and stomp boxes.
This is why Baroni Lab vintage amplifiers are made with great attention to detail and care for the overall tone of the finished gear. We want every single tube amp and effects pedal to be the best we can make, and to faithfully recreate those classic huge tones that everybody knows and loves from the golden eras of music.