Our Story

McPherson Stompboxes NZ is the creation of Waylon & Shelley McPherson – a family owned and operated workshop

We personally design and create our own line of artisan McPherson Stompbox effects pedals, which are all completely hand crafted onsite. We are also specialists in hand made, one-off and custom pedals, all of which are designed and built to our customers specs in our busy workshop here in stunning Papamoa Beach, Bay of Plenty New Zealand.

At McPherson Stompboxes we use quality components a
nd methodical techniques to craft each pedal we make. Including designing our own schematics, hand drilling all our circuit boards, faultless point to point hand soldering, in-house hand cut, sanded and finished wood detailing inside and out. All McPherson pedals are hand crafted in our workshop, to the very highest standards and designed for a lifetime of playing and enjoyment. Our pedals also are designed to sound as good as they look.


We specialise in customising, modifying, repairing and servicing all brands, makes and models of effects pedals (including all Wah pedals) within New Zealand and around the globe.
We are renowned nationally for our expertise in repairing, modifying and the servicing of live sound audio equipment. We do a variety of work for an array of customers who include musicians and bands, schools, polytech and other educational music departments, venues, music and other clubs, churches, vineyards, theatres and more!


We work vintage, retro, collectable and modern music equipment and our work covers;, amplifiers (including valve amps) speakers, PA’s, mixers, stage lighting, microphones, headphones, leads, guitars and bass, along with full restrings, electronic re-wires, fret work, setups, intonation and changing out hardware for both bass and guitar.

We take absolute pride in the reputation of our name and this shows in the quality of our work and our products. We can help with advise when required and we listen to our customers wants and needs while taking the upmost care of your gear. We believe in looking after all our customers and their precious equipment with meticulous workmanship and outstanding customer services.


Our reviews on Google and Facebook, and also the many ongoing referrals from our existing customers to new customers are a testament to how passionate we are about our chosen path.


Waylon and Shelley McPherson – McPherson Stompboxes & Music Gear Repairs NZ