End of Days Fuzz (1) – Initial ideas and development

Like everything recently, this is way behind schedule. I blame my donkey brains, and offer many apologies from them and me. With these ‘end of days fuzz’ update posts I’m aiming to document the development of a pedal design. I like the idea of giving back to the community with educational content, and I’ve been…

Strymon power supply issues

At some point last year I started to hear from a couple of colleagues that Strymon power supplies were causing issues with some pedals that use digital chips. They would lock up when powered up. Users needed to unplug the power from the pedal and plug it back in to get the pedal working properly….

#endofdaysfuzz challenge

What (is the end of days fuzz challenge)? At some point in mid 2021, on what was meant to be a lovely, slow, relaxing day off, my brain was struck by the god of fuzz lightning and an idea for what I reckon will be a particularly gnarly fuzz was born, so I spent the…

The Swan Hunter

I’m sorry this is so late. Lots of you have been asking about the new pedal for a few weeks now, but I just haven’t had time to sit down and write about it, but here I am 2 weeks from launch! Better late than never eh? As usual I’ve divided it into questions and…

The Swan Hunter – block diagram

I don’t have time to write in more depth about the pedal, but cos so many people are asking I’m just going to put up the block diagram so you can see what’s going on. I promise I’ll be back to give more detail about what it does and a bit of info behind the…

The Kilter

Firstly the TLDR bits. The Kilter will be released on Friday 27th November. It will retail at $210. It is a modulation pedal with a single input, a single output, and two FX loops in parallel. The Kilter modulates your signal between the two FX loops. Basically, when one FX loop gets quieter, the other…