Passing Note: Bruce Barr

October 16, 2008

And as the owner of Sound Barrier Music International in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Barr bought and sold stompboxes and educated guitarists about their sonic value at a time when pedals were generally considered obsolete (can you imagine that?). The explosion in stompbox awareness and the rise of the boutique pedal industry had much to do with Barr’s knowledge of the subject and his passion for those fabulous analog sounds that were almost forgotten in the dawn of the digital age.

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