I have successfully relocated to Ithaca, NY. I was thinking I would be able to get back into building pedals right away, but I’m going to be getting married soon and I’m in the middle of working out a transfer to a new university. So, there is just too much happening in my life right now to be able to build. I will now say that shop is officially “closed” until at least the beginning of 2015.
But I have some interesting new things in the works – I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how I can possibly update the Four Banger mk2 to be improved. At the very least, it must have a new PCB designed for it, to better accommodate the new style JFETs I have started using it (I have successfully mounted them on the old boards, but it’s a real pain…). I don’t know if the changes will be enough to constitute calling it a “Four Banger mk3” yet, but I’m thinking it will at least be a “mk 2,5”. I’m also very interested in possibly doing some dual pedals. I have built a few one-off custom dual overdrives and OD/Boost combos in the past, and they always turned out well, so now I’m thinking of what might be good combinations to offer as regular models. I am also seriously considering getting back into taking custom orders – those are usually the most fun builds for me!
When I have time for it, I will also start publishing some DIY articles. I have alot of interesting design ideas that would probably be fun to build, but really wouldn’t be practical for me to try to sell as finished products.
Have a good Holiday Season!