Music and tone has always been a big part of my life, I think it is like that for a lot of people in the gear industry in different ways. I vividly remember the first time my father played his Dire Straits tape for me back in '89. This lead me to discover the legendary sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I began playing guitar in my early teens, not imagining that years later, I would get to work with what I love.
I was always interested in the quality of sound, knowing and understanding that good music doesn’t always equal good sound, if the equipment isn’t right.
At 28 after working in retail at a Hi-Fi chain for 8 years, I decided to take the plunge and went to school. I studied as an electrical technician and during my studies, I worked as an apprentice for 3 years at Bang & Olufsen in their research and development department. Working at B&O was a dream come true, this is where I learned from the best of the best and was intrigued about product development.
While working at B&O I built pedals for friends and colleagues. In 2014 I started Nordvang Custom (Shout out to my friend Peter Dorvil a.k.a Guitar Hunter for giving me the idea to start my own pedal business.) I released my first pedal in December 2014, the No.1 overdrive. After 6 years, No.1 is a now officially retired.
4/20/20 marks a huge milestone for Nordvang Custom. We launched a trio of new overdrive pedals. Many months of hard work has finally paid off and I am excited and proud to launch these pedals.
"My journey into the pedal business started as a love for music that sparked a passion for sound quality and lead to a dedication to tone." H. Nordvang
At Nordvang Custom we strive to make pedals with no compromises.
We always choose quality over quantity and believe that component quality equals tone quality. We use the top shelf quality components to stand out from the highly saturated pedal market.
Nordvang Custom is a one-man operation from design, development, building and testing. This ensures that all products are consistent and up to our company standards. We always put 110 % effort into making each product. We are dedicated to ensuring that all products undergo a strict quality control before it ships.
Our pedals are not only made for professional musicians but for anyone who is serious about taking their tone to the next level.