Shoe Pedals Marshall-Style Distortion/OD



Shoe Pedals Marshall-Style Distortion/OD

Postby V_____ » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:08 am

Alright, so you guys have probably seen me around for quite a while. For those of you who don't know me, I've been building Shoe Pedals for about a year now and I'm also the designer of the HCFX Octophant circuit (and one of the main builders of the pedals). I normally specialize in wild fuzz and distortions but I also make some less wild pedals as long as they sound good enough for me to want to use them myself. (I tend to tweak designs until I really don't want to let the pedal go, actually. Then I remember that I can always make another one.)

Anyway, I've been a bit busy working on some new pedal designs (and improvements to the existing ones) so this is my first Shark Tank thread.

Here's the latest design. I just finished it this afternoon.

Brand New Release:
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This overdrive/distortion design is so new that I haven't even managed to name it yet. Anyway, this is an extremely touch-sensitive pedal that uses a combination of discrete Jfet and mosfet transistors combined with adjustable soft clipping (controlled via the gain knob). It sounds, to me, very much like a JCM800 preamp at higher gain settings. With the gain back, however, it goes into earlier marshall territory reminiscent of a lot of classic rock. (It reminds me very much of Mick Ronson's early David Bowie sounds and I am considering calling it the Savior Machine). Bowie to Smashing Pumpkins to Deerhoof to...well you get the idea. Also makes a nice strong touch-sensitive dirty boost on lower gain settings.

Medium gain with a very versatile tone knob and very amp-like breakup. Oh and it's not another tube screamer or ocd. There are no Integrated Circuits in this pedal. In fact it's not based on anything except general electronic amplification principals and lots of fine tuning.

$135 shipped to US/CA
Handwired in the USA using Point to Point construction for long-term sustainability of the pedal.

If anyone has a name idea, that'd also be awesome.
http://www.shoepedals.com
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Re: Shoe Pedals Marshall-Style Distortion/OD

Postby Narwhal-Industries » Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:21 am

I say call it the "Wingtip"
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Re: Shoe Pedals Marshall-Style Distortion/OD

Postby V_____ » Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:43 pm

Ba dum chick.
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Re: Shoe Pedals Marshall-Style Distortion/OD

Postby V_____ » Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:30 am

I recorded some clips at low volume. I'll have to do some at real levels when it's not like 2 AM, but it should give people an idea:

http://soundcloud.com/shoe-pedals/savio ... ine-demo-1
http://soundcloud.com/shoe-pedals/savio ... mo-2-blues (lol TGP'd)
http://soundcloud.com/shoe-pedals/savio ... mo-3-fripp
http://soundcloud.com/shoe-pedals/savio ... -4-saviour
http://www.shoepedals.com
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Re: Shoe Pedals Marshall-Style Distortion/OD

Postby V_____ » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:28 am

Oh yeah the guitar used on this is...well I'll just show you:
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