Black Cat Pedals are hand built at the FMO Gear Shop, a 1500 square foot workshop/office/gear demo space located in Foxon, CT, Southern New England, USA. On most days you can find Tom, Greg, Donato, and Sara all working at the shop. They are often joined by any number of recurring helpers, visitors and assorted characters, such as Keyboard Mike, Pablo X, Gabriel Scrole n’ Beans, Hugo, the Mayor, Dump Boy, Dave the mailman, and Delia.
The day to day operation of the business is managed by Black Cat co-owner, Tom Hughes. He’s our boss. Tom is the author of Analog Man’s Guide To Vintage Effects, keeper of the keys at For Musicians Only, and a renowned gearhead. Having known Black Cat founder Fred Bonte for several years, Tom was the one who pitched the idea of revamping the Black Cat brand and taking it to the next level.