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 DS-1

Often criticised for sounding too shrill, lacking bass and on the verge of fuzz. Our DS-1 mod puts back the bass that the pedal design originally removed, and better still adds selectable gain voicing - so you can go from smooth and thick to edgy and open with one flick of a discreet switch - the middle position is a very open boost.

This mod took a while to get right, but the results are way better than expected, and our customers have stated that it blows the US competition away! The picture below shows DS-1 with optional red Davies knobs

Check out this audio review from a very happy customer:

Audio samples provided by Albert Stebbings - Lead guitarist in Cassio Avenue

Make sure you use a good set of speakers to fully appreciate the increase in bass and harmonic content that the modded pedal provides. 

  • Clip 1: Intro
  • Clip 2: Gain at 12 o'clock Clip
  • Clip 3: Hard rock tone - hi gain Clip
  • Clip 4: Low gain Clip
  • Clip 5: Toggle switch demo (large file)