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Happy New Year!

Posted by Andrew Ilgunas on


It has been quite some time since I gave an update and as we have now rolled into a new year I thought I would get my act together a bit and let you all know what is going on.

Firstly, I have to say a huge thank you to you all for your continued support and understanding throughout 2022. It was overall a great year with a pretty massive and unpleasant hiccup right in the middle of it. Whether you bought a pedal and waited patiently for it to be shipped or just supported FLB along the way, it means the world to me.

Now to 2023...

You may have noticed the 1991 is currently listed as out of stock on the website as opposed to being available for pre order. This has been a conscious decision to stop taking orders for a while so as to allow me to build up stock that can be ready to ship upon purchase. I said at the beginning of this that I didn't want to get into an Analogman situation and ever since saying that it has been pretty much the way of it. Having stock ready to ship will be better for me in terms of managing work load and way better for you guys as there will be no more 4-8 week wait after purchase. It is taking me a little bit of time to get the stock built up but it will be available to purchase by the end of the month at the latest. You guys will be the first to know when stock is about to become available.

Difficult Second Album
The 1991 has been the sole pedal in the FLB roster for quite sometime now and you could all be forgiven for thinking that the oft mentioned "new release" is never going to happen. Well, I can assure you it is happening and will be out soon. I had a very successful development day with Matt from Let's Play All recently and this thing is not far away from being ready to hit the shelves. Please bear with me just a little longer; I promise it will be worth the wait.

Out and About
I quietly made an appearance as an exhibitor at the London International Guitar Show late in 2022; not really knowing what to expect in terms of whether I would enjoy it and whether it would be worth it. Happily I had a very successful and enjoyable day; it was great getting out meeting people and as such I have booked in for a few shows this year already, with potentially more to come. If you're planning on coming to any of the shows listed below it would be great to meet you so please do come say hello.

The Guitar Show - Cranmore Park, Solihull, 25th-26th Feb
The Bristol Guitar Show - Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, 16th April
The Brighton Guitar Show and FX Expo - Brighton Race Course, 15th July

The Small Stuff
As well as all the major stuff listed above I am also currently busily working on a load of other stuff which is too businessy and boring to go into detail here, but ultimately boils down to a number of small changes which should add up to a better customer experience and make the running of FLB easier for me. 

That's it for now but I will be in touch again soon with further updates. Going forward I wish you all the best for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2023.

All the best 


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