April 29, 2024 I Acquisition

Danny Gomez Acquires Dirty Boy Guitar Pedals

Boutique guitar pedal brand Dirty Boy has been acquired by Madrid-based musician and product designer, Danny Gomez.

Stompbox maker Dirty Boy Pedals was founded by Alex Saraceno, father of session ace and former Poison guitarist, Blues Saraceno, to create high-end guitar pedals for the player. The Dirty Boy Afro Fuzz pedal has been seen on the pedal boards of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ John Fusciante and the Water Boys’ Mike Scott.

“I have done my thing with the Dirty Boy Pedals brand, it’s time for Danny Gomez to take over, ” Blues Saraceno said. “I am looking forward to hearing Danny Gomez do great thing with my father’s sonic legacy.”

Gomez has worked with a range of top names in the music industry, including Queen, Brian May and the We Will Rock Show, Freddie Mercury’s Phoenix Trust, Ronnie Romero of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow and many more. In his role as a product developer, he has worked with gear manufacturers, including Orange Amplifiers, OMEC, Fender and PRS. His collaboration with Dirty Boy Pedals produced the Dirty Boy T.A.E. preamp pedal, based on the classic amplifier designed by Alex Saraceno and powered by Gomez’s proprietary Tube Amp Emulation.

“I was extremely proud to be a part of the development of the Dirty Boy T.A.E. pedal, and I’m excited about taking the company to the next stage,” Gomez said. “I remain committed to company’s ethos of quality pedals for discerning guitarists.”

Effective immediately, Gomez is now the new CEO of Dirty Boy Pedals, with rights to manufacture, distribute and market the brand. The pedals will now be manufactured by craftsmen in Spain headed by Dirty Boy’s new CTO Pablo Díaz de Rada and COO Martha García.


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