WHY DO WE HAVE PREFERRED RETAIL PARTNERS?
It provides us with a small income to help run That Pedal Show
It enables us to offer you periodic deals and offers as a small thanks for watching the shows. We like these guys! They offer a great range of products and provide superb service.
And if you're wondering if we only feature products that our partners sell...the answer is no, read on...
We love Lee and his team at Andertons Music Co. based in Guildford, Surrey, UK. An independent and family run British company, founded in 1964, they have been in business for over 50 years. At the global forefront of music retailers on YouTube, the store team back this up with expert advice and great customer service across a massive range of gear. Why Andertons? When we first started TPS Lee helped us get underway and has been supporting us ever since.
Q. Can manufacturers or distributors (or anybody else) pay for products to be featured in That Pedal Show?
A. No. Never.
Q. How do Dan & Mick choose the products to be featured on That Pedal Show?
A. We feature whatever we like, whenever we like. Our choices are based on our own preferences, and also from feedback from our viewers. If enough people want to see something, we'll feature it!
Q. Do you only feature products that your preferred retailers sell?
A. No, we feature all kinds of stuff: new, old, discontinued etc. However, our retailers get new product early, so if it's relevant for the show, they provide us with a great route to accessing the stuff that interests us most.
Q. Why these retailers, specifically?
A: They are people that we know and trust, and who we recommend to you for a great range of products and second-to-none service. They won’t stock everything we feature, but if they do, you’ll find links in our YouTube video descriptions and clickable cards in the videos themselves.
Q. Do you accept any sponsorship or product placement deals at all?
A. Never for guitars, amps or effects. We ONLY use the stuff we like. In fact we personally own a large percentage of the stuff we feature. People do lend us guitars and amps from time to time – we'll only use them if we like them!
WHY THAT PEDAL SHOP?
That Pedal Shop serves the awesome TPS community in the United States and Canada.
To help us fund making the shows, one of the ways we generate income is via That Pedal Shop. We launched our shop in November 2021 with a trusted partner based in the USA who has helped us make this happen.
When you buy gear from That Pedal Shop we get a small percentage which directly helps fund That Pedal Show. Plus what you buy gets shipped directly to you quickly and easily within the USA and if you need any help you get expert local support in the USA.
No waiting for Mick and Dan to wake up the other side of the Atlantic!
And for the sake of clarity, as always with TPS, That Pedal Shop does not affect what we feature on the shows. We always have, and always will feature the stuff that interests us and gear that's relevant to what we're discussing, so please don't be surprised if it's stuff that's not available on the shop! If you're interested to know more about this go HERE
Bottom line is that without your support we couldn't do what we do, so a massive THANK YOU to everyone who shops with us and keeps TPS trucking towards great tones!
THAT PEDAL SHOW AFFILIATE PARTNER
In October 2019 we were approached by Sweetwater Music who invited us to join their 'invitation only' affiliate program. We did a bit of research and asked around. Sweetwater has been around since 1979, has a great reputation and stocks a wide range of gear. So, we thought we'd give it go.
Q. So what is an Affiliate Partner?
A. Affiliates are an everyday part of everyone's online world. It's just new to us.
The short version is that we can include links to products on Sweetwater's website for our US-based viewers. If any of our viewers choose to click on these links and buy something then we get a small percentage. It's that simple.
Q. Does this affect the gear you choose to use and demo?
A. Not at all. We have only ever - and will only ever - feature and use gear that we like and are interested in. Sweetwater won't sell everything that we feature, but if you're comfortable buying from them and you want to help support the show please use our links. No obligation. No funny business. We thought we should just explain it.
Q. So why do an affiliate link at all?
A. It's one of a number of revenue streams that help fund the making and production of the shows that does not require any commercial obligation to any brand. We do not accept paid product placement or reviews from any manufacturer.
Thanks for watching
DAN & MICK
OTHER STUFF WE USE
Every single episode of That Pedal Show up to October 2016 was recorded on Mick's Zoom H6. We then switched to an F8. We still use both of these recorders on location and recommend them unreservedly!
Mid 2017 we switched our studio recording setup to a Universal Audio Apollo 8P and Mac system. This affords us maximum flexibility and sonic performance and again we recommend Universal Audio gear unreservedly.