- Published: 12 April 2021 12 April 2021
Hello, Effects Fans!
Today we announce the availability of our Naked Pedals. Naked Pedals are pedals we sometimes build when we are researching a new effect. They are usually built on third-party boards, using third-party designs and instructions. Sometimes we modify their designs, try new options or mods, try different components, or anything else that comes to mind. Sometimes that results in kludgy, hacked-up circuits we would never use or offer to anyone. Those end up as scrap, and are not offered for sale. Most of the time, however, they are good pedals of quality that compares to or even exceeds what you may be able to purchase from the big pedal companies or boutique builders. They are not built to the same standards or with the same design principles as our own products. That does not mean that they are inferior or "second rate". It just means they are different from what we normally do. We've accumulated quite a pile of these pedals over the years. They have been lightly played and tested during our R&D, but have mostly been in storage once we finish building them because we have no further need for them. We are now making them available for about the cost of the parts used to build them.
They are "naked". A small number of them have nice gloss paint finishes, but nearly all are bare aluminum enclosures with hand-written labels, or no labels at all. They work fine as-is, or you can finish them however you like. The pictures below show a couple of typical examples. If these pedals had finishes, they would be comparable to the thousands of lightly used commercial pedals you can find for sale every day.
Just for convenience, we lumped them into four categories: Boost, Drive (overdrive, distortion), Fuzz, and Other (flanger, phaser, routing, reverb, etc).
These are offered first come, first served. Since they are not really products, they come with no warranties or guarantees of any type, and there are no returns, refunds, or exchanges available. All sales are final.