Tone Report Weekly Issue 115 - Page 19

Respected local audio craftsmen Christopher Benson of Benson Amps and Steve Harmon of Synthrotek joined forces to form Harben Audio, and have thus far released a handful of excellent, handbuilt, yet very affordable, effects pedals. The company’s Synesthesia is one of the best sounding and most versatile Colorsound Overdrive clones on the market, maximizing the potential of this time-tested circuit so that it can be used effectively as a clean boost, sweet overdrive, filthy fuzz, or even a very musical sounding, easy-to-tweak EQ. Harben also builds the Good Vibe, an optical true pitch vibrato pedal that is based on the legendarily beguiling vibrato circuit contained in vintage Magnatone amplifiers. It is delicious. “maximizing the potential of this time-tested circuit so that it can be used effectively as a clean boost, sweet overdrive, filthy fuzz, or even a very musical sounding, easy-to-tweak EQ.” ToneReport.com 19