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Hal Leonard Now Distributing Walrus Audio Pedals in U.S. & Canada

[![Leonard VP of MI Products Brad Smith ](/content/images/2017/09/Brad-Smith-Walrus-300x268.jpg)](/content/images/2017/09/Brad-Smith-Walrus.jpg)Leonard VP of MI Products Brad Smith
Walrus Audio, an electronics company based in Oklahoma City, announced that as of Sept. 1, 2017, Hal Leonard will distribute its line of guitar pedals and accessories to U.S. and Canadian music stores. The announcement came from Colt Westbrook, president of Walrus Audio, and Brad Smith, VP of MI products with Hal Leonard.

Walrus Audio was formed in 2011 and garnered attention of its pedals’ distinctive sound and artwork. Walrus is best known for pedals such as the Julia analog chorus/vibrato, ARP-87 delay, Deep Six compressor, and the Janus fuzz tremolo with joystick.

“With growth comes demands,” says Westbrook. “We knew we had to either hire an internal sales team and acquire more warehouse space, or partner up with a like-minded group that understands our product and is great in executing the dealer service portion of the business. We are excited to start our new phase with Hal Leonard. They have a focused team to dig into our line and present it with the spirit of what we do, and they certainly are big enough to handle any market and dealer demand. We love their 24/7 service and we’re a complementary fit with the other great lines they carry.”

Smith adds, “We’ve been looking for this type of product line and now is the right time. Walrus Audio is a special company and we are thrilled to partner with them They have organically grown from a group of guitar fanatics to making some of the coolest, most inspiring tools for the guitar market. Walrus now has the platform to concentrate on making more products as Hal Leonard handles the sales, marketing, and distribution to our dealer network. We are excited to get these creative tools into the hands of our dealers that love to introduce new products to their customers.”

For more information, contact Hal Leonard: 414-774-3630, sales@halleonard.com, www.halleonard.com.

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Canadian Music Trade. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.