Fran Blanche has taken to Kickstarter this week to raise $15,000 required to produce the legendary Frantone Brooklyn Overdrive, making it available exclusively to Kickstarter backers.
Check out the video below to learn more about the Frantone Brooklyn guitar effects box which is available to back with pledges starting from $295 and shipping expected to take place during March 2017.
I’m Fran Blanche, and I designed the Brooklyn overdrive in February of 2003, and the first units were made at my Williamsburg workshop on Wythe Ave. in Brooklyn. Like all my effects it is a unique and original design, not a hack, bend, or a mod of someone else’s product. We use only the very best components throughout and spare no expense to ensure that only the finest capacitors, potentiometers, and hardware are used in our products. I hand pick every component, and it is a founding philosophy that Frantone makes the most rugged and reliable effects on the market – designed for touring and built to last a lifetime.
My work has often been copied but never exceeded. Frantone was one of the very first Boutique effects companies, and I have been designing and producing effects since 1994. My many designs include the Hep Cat, Peachfuzz, Cream Puff, Vibutron, Glacier, The Sweet, The Sandwich and Sputnik Compressors, Hi-Ball selective overdrive, Thunderhead Bass Booster, and even the 2000 Big Muff for Electro-Harmonix.
Your New Brooklyn Overdrive will be completely hand made With Love, right here in the USA! Our circuit boards are made from raw stock and meticulously hand assembled and wired in Philadelphia by skilled people. The enclosures are hand painted and hand silk screened in New Jersey by even more skilled people. Every unit is tested by Yours Truly and I guarantee everything I make.
For more information on the new legendary Frantone Brooklyn Overdrive jump over to the Kickstarter website for details by following the link below.