Music Thing reader Tim writes with a unexpected but very welcome round up of Noise Gear:
1) Lastgasp Art Laboratories: Really nice looking and insane sounding pedals such as the 'Sick Pitch King' and "Green Monster Septic Fuzz". Alas, they're not currently selling units while they relocate from Japan to Australia. Also in the 'Defektro' section some suitably Heath Robinson noise machines.
2) Vanilla Electronics: Noise effects with endorsements from Masonna and Guilty Connector, (Part of it is written in black text on black, so you need to highlight it to read it...)
3) Harsh Noise: A kind of noise-specific Harmony Central. Lots of reviews of pedals and other equipment from a noisy perspective.
4) Noise FX: Amazingly, a noise-specific online store, with bonus How To articles (though not many yet).
5) Sirkut Electronics: Really nice looking hand made noise effects and synths.
"Having said all that, I think buying hundreds of expensive effects pedals to make noise is kind of cheating. But that's probably coz I can't afford them. The real epicentre of the online noise scene is the I Heart Noise message board."