Terms, reckonings and other statements of the obvious

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So hey gang – for those that follow this feed this should;t come as a surprise considering the general trend of how things are at HQ at the moment, but for anyone on the outside, this may come as a shock and surprise. Brace for it – I’m retiring the 23. Yup – the flagship, the bread and butter the one that the famous folks have, etc. Why? For the same reason that everything else is being put out to pasture – to make room for the new and exciting, not to mention some sort of long-awaited reissue 10 years down the line or something. I mean, I get it – some pedals are classics and will never go out of production – Rats, Muffs, Screamers, etc. And these simple circuits have floated an industry, provided jobs, lead to sick tones, etc. And then theres folks like me – this whole electronics thing is a bit of a journey – as much as I’d like to continue making the same thing until the cows come home with the mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the fact remains that I’d probably get bored of doing the same production for years on end. I mean, hell, it’s been 7 years already since the first 23 was cranked out in San José – and I still think they sound awesome, but for me, the time’s come to concentrate on something new and awesome. It’ll most likely be called the Sangre de Nieve and if we’re lucky and our bioluminescent dear leader doesn’t seal the country in a crystalline biosphere so that other countries can’t steal our air or precious fluids, the first special edition will be dropping in January. That’s right – special edition – because why start with production if you an kick it classy from the get go. More on that as it comes down the pike, but in the meantime, we clear the desk, both physically and spiritually. Thanks again to all the players and support over the years – it’s been awesome getting to know every single one of you and remember – you still have a lifetime warranty on that box, so if anything does happen to it, please let me know and I’ll hook you up. In the meantime, stay tuned – I’ve been touting the Sangre as my “masterpiece” of fuzz – it might not be the masterpiece of all fuzzes, but I hope it’ll at least serve as the culmination of what I’ve learned so far in the realm of analog clipping. After that, we go digital.

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~ by vauxflores on October 29, 2018.