Black Cat Pedals was founded in the heart of Texas by Fred Bonte in 1993, at the dawn of the boutique pedal era. Black Cat users have included Eric Johnson, Billy F. Gibbons, Trey Anastasio (Phish), Scott Henderson, Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, and countless others. Fred Bonte discontinued production of Black Cat in late 2007. The company has since been restructured from the ground up to make way for a newly revamped line of Black Cat Pedals. Using Fredís same great designs, the next generation of Black Cat Pedals has received a super-boutique makeover, featuring high-quality components and PCBs, top-notch build quality with consistent production, eye-catching graphics and deluxe packaging. Not everything has changed, however Ė Black Cat Pedals are still individually hand-wired and made in the USA.