These are other places we love and we hope you will too...
Fidelity Guitars are friends of Break The Machine, and produce high quality, handmade guitars right here in the UK.
With designs that are influenced by the best elements of classic instruments from every era of the electric guitar, brought together to form something new and exciting.
All of their guitars are handcrafted one at a time by Matt (owner and luthier) at their workshop in Cambridge.
Please check them out at https://www.fidelity-guitars.co.uk
River Holme Connections
River Holme Connections is a registered charity based in the Holme Valley, West Yorkshire. Their small team along with an army of volunteers, help to improve the River Holme and its tributaries making it a welcoming place for generations to come.
The River Holme starts life on the moorland above Holmfirth. As it flows north, it’s joined by many tributaries, including New Mill Dike, River Ribble and Meltham Dike. Finally the River Holme empties into the larger River Colne at Aspley, near Huddersfield Town Centre, in West Yorkshire.
Break the Machine is proud to support this wonderful cause.
Effects Database is like an encyclopedia of pedals. It is an absolutely brilliant online resource for anyone interested or manufacturing effects units. It is an exhaustive site which contains brand interviews, descriptions and photos of some very rare pedals and plus lots more. The site is a credit to its creator, Bart Provoost.
Check them out at www.effectsdatabase.com as soon as you can.
Music for All
Music for All is dedicated to changing lives across the UK by improving access to music making. They are a passionate, focused and ambitious UK charity helping disadvantaged music makers experience the joys and far-reaching benefits of making music.
Established for over 25 years, they have a long track record of providing support. In the past 5 years alone they have awarded over £300,000 in cash grants and donated hundreds of instruments and equipment to individuals, community groups and educational establishments, and provided free ‘Learn to Play’ experiences for thousands of people.
Loaded For Bear
Loaded for Bear are a Yorkshire based, boutique cable company who make wonderful braided cables which are all hand assembled in the West of the county, and are built to last! Break the Machine stock the wonderful ALMA cables, see link here
Heavy Repping is the best damn plectrum blog on the internet, run by guitar and pick expert, John Tron Davidson. John also writes blogs for us here at Break the Machine.
Collector Emitter is a super best channel on YouTube featuring some of the most beautiful pedal demos out there. Also, they have a wonderful collaboration pedal with MAE called The Part Garden. Check them out here.