ILITCH ELECTRONICS LLC, Camarillo, CA USA
Our mission is to first and foremost satisfy musicians’ needs by creating innovative quality guitar parts and accessories and providing excellent service, technical support and education.
Ilitch has been playing guitar since he was 10 starting with acoustic and soon after that discovering the magic of the electric guitar. In his early twenties Ilitch wound his first magnetic pickups and later started building his own pedals and tube amplifiers. In 1978 Ilitch graduated from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria as an electrical engineer. As an active rock guitarist, Ilitch understood the guitar tone and experimented to achieve the tone of his guitar idols. At the start of his 30s Ilitch was already designing and building limited edition guitar effect pedals and custom electronic units, servicing muscians from all over Bulgaria and neighbouring countries. In 1999 Ilitch moved to Santa Barbara to work for Seymour Duncan pickups as R&D design engineer. In the begining of 2004 Ilitch and his daughter Siliana started Ilitch Electronics to develop their first USA line of Overdrive/Distortion pedals. The Dyna Dist Overdrive pedals based on Ilitch’s original MAMP (Method of Analog Math Processing) technology had great success in Japan, Europe and USA. In 2005 Ilitch patented his hum canceling technology for single coil pickups and licensed the technology to JS Technologies (Suhr Guitars). In 2011 both companies went their separate ways and Ilitch expanded his line of Hum canceling products to cover the most popular guitar models and single coil pickup combinations.
Ilitch (second from the left) with his Rock band “IKAR” on a tour in Europe – back in 1981