Frantone Electronics first opened in 1994 under the direction of Fran, a young woman with a dream of making cool pedals that were all hand-built. While Frantone products were certainly popular during the first year, it wasn’t until their website opened in 1995 that Frantone became a world-wide name. All of their pedals are designed by Fran, and they’re manufactured completely in the US. One of the things that makes Frantone Electronics so unique is that Fran does everything in-house, from designing to machining the cast aluminum cases to doing the silk screening and painting. Everything is done by hand with care and precision.
Frantone manufactures a number of different effects pedals. The Glacier, for example, is a small and easy to use ring modulator that has a huge tonal range while still providing high fidelity. It features a Y select switch that allows players to select between one of three different waveforms, changing the oscillation of the tone.
Another cool pedal is the Bassweet. It features everything that the popular Frantone Sweet pedal has except it provides expanded bass contour and more controllability.
The Hep Cat Daddy-O pedal is based on the Hep Cat, the overdrive that started it all. It’s known for its very bright grind and its transparent tone. While it was once hard to get your hands on one of these pedals, now it’s not. The Hep Cat Daddy-O features everything that made the original Hep Cat great plus a bit more!
These are just a few of the amazing pedals that Frantone Electronics produces. If you’re looking for a pedal that has been handcrafted by someone who loves her work, you want one of Frantone Electronics’ amazing products. (more...)