Ep#4 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker

Just posted Ep#4 of MrGlyn Meets Your Maker. It would be great if you could help support Kiwi made musical gear by subscribing or sharing.

Stephan Gilberg makes a huge range of guitar pedals from his workshop in Nelson NZ.

In this episode he talks about pedal design, the inspiration behind his creations and what drives him.

If you’re at all interested in unique guitar sounds, expanding on the traditional palette or just want something funky on the floor then this episode is for you.


Mr Glyn’s Pickups

Ep#3 MrGlyn Meets Your Maker

In Episode #3 of ‘MrGlyn Meets Your Maker’ I talk to David Benavides of Benavides Guitars in Ahipara. I first played one of his handmade guitars about 5 years ago and immediately gave him a call I was so impressed. If you are an aspiring guitar maker, have an interest in guitar construction or are in the market for “the” acoustic guitar it’s well worth listening to what Dave has to say.

MrGlyn Meets Your Maker episode #2

In Eposode #2 of “MrGlyn Meets Your Maker” I talk to Waylon from McPherson Stompboxes in his workshop in Papamoa.

I wanted to know how he designs and builds his pedals, his philosophy and how he makes his World class Kiwi made gear.

These pedals are works of art both inside and out – seems a shame to step on them.

McPherson Stompboxes NZ 2020


MrGlyn Meets Your Maker

Hi all,

some of you will know how keen I am on NZ made musical gear. We have world class makers here in Aotearoa and the World needs to know about them.

Rather than just having a good moan I’ve been trying to think of ways I can help.

After many conversations with other small manufacturers I’ve come up with an idea.

I’m starting a series of YouTube videos where I chat with NZ makers so we can all get to know them a little better.

I figure that seeing and hearing the person behind the product, hearing their story, their philosophy, will help promote what they do beyond just their website. Some of these makers you may not even have heard of.

It’s a very simple format, just recording a Skype conversation. There is some editing mainly cutting out my own waffle but I do try and keep edits to a minimum.

I am not a professional presenter I’m just an ordinary bloke working with what I’ve got and this is way out of my comfort zone but I hope you’ll find the content interesting.

I’ve called the series “MrGlyn Meets Your Maker”.

In episode #1 I’m talking with Aiden from Archetype Guitars in Palmerston North who very graciously agreed to go first.

If these videos go any way towards you considering buying NZ made then I’ve succeeded.

Please share, link to, subscribe and spread the word, that’s how you can help.




Rewind on an old Jansen Pickup

A couple of weeks back I received this faulty old pickup from a Jansen stratphonic hollow bodied bass made in New Zealand.

The meter was showing it was ‘open circuit’ so after the usual tests for dry joints and removing the top layer of windings I decided it needed rewinding.

I do enjoy saving old dead pickups and this one looks so cool with that ‘toaster’ cover.