About Us

Startouch was started in 1998. At Startouch it’s all about quality. From the research, testing, solid customer support. to the best materials that go into each pedal, that is hand made. (Tony pictured in the Startouch shop. If you notice, on the bottom right is a rare 1956 AMPEX amp "620", 6V6 power, 18 watts of pure bliss!) I started playing bass when I was 13 years old. I was lucky enough to start my musical endeavors in the San Francisco bay area in 1968, when bands like Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, just to name a few would play at the old Fillmore West and at Winterland. I played with some really good/great players, and was influence from the best that I saw live, and lucky enough to meet. So I know from personnel experience how valuable great equipment is when playing. Each and every pedal that is made at Startouch has that experience and passion factored in, so you can have that confidence when using our products. Built by a musician for musician's.

I also started my own 4 track recording studio in 1971. With a 4 track TEAC 3340S
1/4 inch tape, 10 1/2 inch reels, and 15ips. Dug in and learned the art. About 10 years.
So sound is very important to me, and learned a lot during those studio days.

Thanks for all the support.
Tony Key Chostner. Musician. Owner.