Williams Audio is run by me Nick Williams. I have played guitar semi-pro in many different bands for about the last 25 years, and currently play in a Jam / Paul Weller tribute band called Full Weller and another band playing 'the best of British', classic rock from the likes of Led zep, The Small Faces, The Kinks etc etc. I also play in a function band and am involved in an originals project.
My interest in the pedal side of things started about 20 years ago when I was given a non-working '70's Electric Mistress, the satisfaction of suddenly getting this amazing sound happen after hours of blindly messing about with its guts got me thinking maybe I could learn what these bits do and make my own. I worked with an old school ex-BBC engineer repairing vintage radios and amplifiers and learnt the proper way of doing things. So, many years later, a pedal collection around the 200 mark and too many other bit to count!
I play live, sometimes several times a week and my approach to what I build is 'Would I use this at a show?', 'Will it stand up to being dropped, thrown, drenched in beer / cider / sweat etc...' and most importantly 'Does it sound @*@$#@ good?!'. I will not use low cost parts, this is is a false economy, I don’t want my sound to die at a show because the builder saved a dime on a socket!
Links to Great People:
The Guitar Repair Workshop - Based in Manchester UK, The Guitar repair workshop is run by one of the coolest guys on the planet. The work he has done for me and his love, passion and skills just blow me away, if you're thinking of getting any work done check here first. Also stocks and fits Bare Knuckle pickups.
The Reveres - Great alternative rock band from Manchester. Guitarist Paul as well as being a top guy also uses a few Williams Audio pedals, what more can I say! Check them out!
DiscoFreq's Effects Database - THE best pedal resource on the net, amazing pedal site!
Full Weller - The UK's leading Paul Weller / Jam tribute band and yes I'm in them!
Tom's You Tube Channel - Killer tones and great feel, just 15 years old, check him out.
ZZ Eliminator - THE No.1 tribute to the almighty ZZ Top. Honestly if you ever get the chance then you must see this band, plus they're smashing guys too.
Stomp That Box - Really great web site about all things stompable! All the latest news, reviews and much much more. Check it out!
ToneWorld - Based in the UK, lots of really cool high end boutique products. Gear paradise!
Terms & Conditions:
Any personal information supplied through www.williamsaudio.co.uk is treated as wholly confidential and will never be passed to any 3rd party without the direct consent of the individual. Any links to other websites supplied on this website are provided purely as an information resource. I have no control over how these sites may use any personal details that may be supplied so please check T&C's before providing personal information.
Return of Defective Items:
A full refund or credit will be made for any items found to be defective upon receipt. These items must be returned within ONE month of purchase. This period may be extended where the purchaser has advised of the return and the item has been delayed whilst in transit.
Notice must be given BEFORE returning the item and Correct details as supplied by Williams Audio must be entered onto any required Customs / Shipping forms. Any returned item incurring shipping and / or customs handling charges due to these supplied details details not having been entered or entered incorrectly will be returned to sender or the fees subtracted from any refund amount due. This warranty does not apply to damage caused by use of an incorrect power supply (voltage, polarity etc). Please ensure a correct supply before purchase as these items will be repaired at normal repair cost and incur all related shipping costs.
Refund Policy on Non Faulty Items:
If the pedal is returned within 6 Month's of purchase and is in 100% original condition then a full refund minus 10% restocking fee is offered or full credit towards any other store item. If the pedal has damage or defects, the restocking fee will be the sale amount minus 25% or a store credit minus a 10% restocking fee. Please advise of any damage or defect BEFORE shipping.
Notice must be given BEFORE returning the item and Correct details as supplied by Williams Audio must be entered onto any required Customs / Shipping forms. Any returned item incurring shipping and / or customs handling charges due to these supplied details details not being entered will be returned to sender or the fees subtracted from any refund amount due.