T-Rex Engineering is a company that simply had to be born. Founders Lars Dahl and Sebastian Jensen were (and still are) both tech geeks and music freaks – and they started the company in 1996 so they could build the best guitar MIDI gear on the planet. They achieved their goal quickly, producing the legendary Mac1 MIDI controller and BigFoot MIDI board. But change was in the air, and T-Rex was set to lead the way.
By the late 90s, guitarists who had thrown away their shoulder pads at the start of the decade were now ditching complicated amp-and-effects racks – and replacing them with vintage-sounding combo amps and a few simple stomp boxes. The problem was that late-90s pedals didn’t live up to the standards set by a new generation of tube amplifiers. At least not until T-Rex Engineering delivered its first pedals.
From the moment T-Rex started making guitar pedals, the company knew where it was headed. T-Rex wanted to make simple pedals that each did one thing superbly. Like fine musical instruments, T-Rex pedals used whatever combination of technologies was needed, offered a brilliantly simple user interface, and delivered astonishing sound however they were used. The first series of pedals culminated in what is arguably the best guitar delay ever produced: the T-Rex Replica.
By 2002, T-Rex was confident that it had a formula for success with guitarists around the globe – but the company was virtually unknown outside Denmark.T-Rex began a new era pushing into foreign markets. A debut appearance at the Frankfurt Musikmesse quickly led to distribution deals throughout Europe, Japan and USA. Today, T-Rex pedals are sold in some 28 countries around the world.
T-Rex has come a long way since 1996, but the company is still driven by its original spark – a passionate belief that the right technology can do great things for how music sounds. Today, the “right technology” is an ideal balance of analogue warmth and digital precision – engineered from the ground up to serve the practical needs of working musicians. T-Rex Engineering is convinced that this formula for success will continue to help deliver superior tone on stages and in studios around the world.
T-Rex makes classic and signature effects pedals for the world’s best musicians. Our approach blends hi-tech innovation with old-world craftsmanship – always in the service of great sound.
Our mission is to provide the best effects on the market for reasonable money. Our products rule among high-end pedals, but the prices are still fair.
The success of this company relies on our continuous, innovative cooperation with experienced musicians, and all of our products are designed with the special needs of guitarists and bass players in mind.