About us

We are a small group of guitarists who happen to also be electrical engineers, an amp technician and programmer located in the Midlands UK, dedicated to quality workmanship and take huge pride in our work and customer service - currently we operate not for huge profit, but to establish our name and reputation.


Hopefully our prices reflect this, they only just cover our materials, import costs, equipment, chemicals & fuel to the post office. Every single surplus penny earned gets ploughed into the purchase of equipment and test pedals/pickups/leads for us to develop new mods on. However our customers are quick to point out that the quality of our work is second to none! Many mods are fine tuned with the help of professional musicians to meet their needs, and ensure they sound great at stage performance volumes.


Why?
Because we want the Holy Grail of tone also!

News

Our research and development guys have been busy beavering away in one dark corner of our workshop for the past couple of months developing a true bypass system that can be dropped into most Ibanez/Dunlop and some Boss pedals (others manufacturers & models still to be determined). Finally the fumes have cleared and the end result is a small circuit approx 35mm x 25mm, that requires very little power to operate, that will actuate true bypass and LED indicator via a miniature relay.


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Boss BD-2

Many owners of the BD-2 are surprised to find that their pedal sounds more like a 'full on' fuzz pedal than a 'blues-overdrive' pedal. In truth this pedal can generate distortion at levels approaching the DS-1. This wouldn't normally be a problem if the gain could be wound down to lower levels and still sound good, however when this is attempted something very nasty happens, the overdriven sounds very unnatural, its on the verge of cutting out, many owners complain that long sustained notes lack depth and body. The pedal also sounds quite thin, and with certain pickup combinations can lack a rounded bass response.

Our mod was developed over many years to rectify this problem. First off we level off the EQ slightly by reducing the bass content within the overdrive stage (via a toggle as described below, or hardwired), this instantly reduces the mud, secondly we warm the pedal up a tad by increasing the overall bass response, thirdly we address the overly compressed gain by opening it up slightly to sound less fizzy, the result is a more natural and therefore more musical pedal, it'll still produce buckets of overdrive check out the reviews page!

People love toggle switches on their modded pedals! And yes we can fit an ultra miniature toggle to offer multiple voicings, you can now select between a boosted 'mid heavy' overdrive or a gain with slightly thinner bottom end for a small additional fee, just ask, this upgrade makes the pedal more versatile as it offers different tonal ranges to match different pickups, thus helping reduce excessive bass and mud.