Vintage amps. Most of us love them, the ones who don’t love the amps that are modeled or based on vintage circuits. The problem most of us run in to is that the “good” vintage amps usually command a pretty high price in the marketplace. And rightfully so! These are amps made in the hayday [...]
I’ve heard this question discussed quite extensively and read LOOOOONG discussions on this topic on numerous gear forums. The questions usually starts out with someone pointing out that guitar pedals only have “… like $10 worth of parts in them. Why do builders charge in the hundreds for them?” So, if you’ve found yourself [...]
A while ago I was working very hard on a new pedal offering. It was a dual pedal housing the Liquid reverb and an analog delay circuit. More info on the pedal can be found here.
Unfortunately the “Lini” will not be cost effective for me to produce. The time, parts, blood, sweat [...]
The Ernie Ball VP and VP Jr. are found on countless pedal boards of professionals, amateurs and everywhere between. The concept is a simple, tried and true solution to a number of guitarist needs. However, within its simplicity lay a new type of problem. That problem is of course what most guitarists have come [...]
Today I figured I’d clear up something very simple. This will be short, I promise. Many times people will ask me about replacing a switch on an effects pedal because it makes a popping sound when they turn it on. They figure that the noise is coming from a cheap switch that passes that [...]
So there you are, staying up far too late again looking through reviews of effects pedals, watching demo videos, searching for that ONE piece that will finally put you in sonic bliss. Then, the moment you’ve feared most… the manufacturer product description.
It’s no secret that most of them read like a combination of an [...]
As some of you may know, I’ve been working on a new effects pedal. It’s called the “Lini” and is a dual pedal consisting of the Liquid Reverb and a new delay circuit that has not yet been offered.
I’m extremely excited about this pedal as it marries two of my favorite effects and [...]
It’s really awesome to know that there are people out there that actual want my pedals, and even more awesome when they purchase! It got me thinking and wondering what those pedals are being used for…
So here is what I’ve decided. If you purchase a Mercy Seat Effects pedal, use it in [...]
One thing that has always bugged me about dual pedals is that you’re forced into using the pedal the way the builder designed it. I, like a lot of players, love the freedom of rearranging pedals in my chain to seek out new sounds of inspiration. This is why I have added the optional Circuit [...]
Often times people ask me, “What got you started in pedal building?” or “I’d love to try to build my own pedal but I don’t know where to start.” I figured it this would be a great chance for me to post an article showing some resources for those who want to try their hand [...]