Vancouver's Union Tube & Transistor finds a fan in Jack White

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      If you pick up the August issue of Electronic Musician magazine, you’ll find an interview with Jack White describing how he used a pedal built by those geniuses at local boutique company Union Tube & Transistor. White’s vocal was run through a signature pedal called the More on “I’m Shakin’ ”, while the same pedal is responsible for the guitar sounds on “Sixteen Saltines”, both from the album Blunderbuss.

      “In July I got this call from Andy Wilson, who’s a mastering guy in New York,” Union Tube cofounder Chris Young told the Straight. “He phoned me on a Saturday morning and he said, ‘I just spent two-and-a-half days trying to track you down. Jack White says he used your pedals on the new album.’ I was like, ‘Fuck off…’ ”

      It was the first Young had heard, although he knew that a bunch of Union Tube gear had been shipped down to Third Man Records. He subsequently built a Facebook page for the low-key company, since, as Young says, “I should at least have someplace for some people to go look!”

      You can get your gear on at the Union Tube and Transistor Facebook page .