Every once in a while we will build a small batch of laser-etch effects pedals. Some include NOS parts and are PTP. Others are inexpensive. Check out what's available and our portfolio below.
The WEM/Rush Pep Box was a fairly unique and quite rare fuzz box designed and built by Pepe Rush in the 1960s. There is a famous photograph of John Lennon using an early unit at the Abbey Road during the Revolver session. The sound is unique, lush, more trebly than a fuzz face, and has a nice gated edge to it. We originally intended to use AC128 transistors because they are similar in spec to the original ACY41 transistors, but settled on a combination we much prefer: a higher gain GT404 and lower gain MP35 or MP38. Both of these Russian devices are NOS and sound great. We've included an internal bias trim pot so you can play with the sound. It will arrive to you set at what we think sounds best and closest to the original units, but you can play with it to find tones that suit you best. We are utilizing the best cast aluminum enclosure on the market: the Gorva S90. Limited to 35-40 units.
The Dallas Rangemaster was a non-switchable treble booster made in the 1960s using a Germanium transistor (typically OC44) by Dallas Arbiter in England. We have modernized it and are using high quality components for quiet and superior tone. There is an added frequency control that allows a full-range of tones! This one was named by Katie: Winter Wonderland Rangemaster
The Arbiter Fuzz Face was a critical piece of gear in the evolution of rock and roll. The list of users is almost endless. We are making a limited number of custom laser-etched matte black units with cream and matte black/cream NOS knobs. Germanium or Silicon versions available. We pick the transistors, but all units are tuned to be BADASS. Texas Instruments BC183L, Phillips BC109, or Telefunken BC108 for the Silicon, and NOS Soviet devices for Germanium.
The Dallas Rangemaster was a non-switchable treble booster made in the 1960s using a Germanium transistor (typically OC44) by Dallas Arbiter in England. We have modernized it and are using only premium components for quiet performance and incredible tone. Limited to a batch of 20, these will likely never be made in the NOS knob configuration again.