We try as much as possible to shine the spotlight on independent pedal builders who are doing all sorts of creative things with effects. We’re sort of living in a renaissance period for independent gear – it’s now easier than ever, if you have a good idea and design, to build and distribute gear via your own small business.
One of the ways in which people get creative is combining a visual or conceptual design with an effect, which is exactly what we have on dock for you this week, courtesy Dawes Audio. These guys build made-to-order effects pedals, so if you are digging these styles, definitely get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These pedals range from cute to (maybe gross?): an inspired Super Mario mushroom boost, a They Live fuzz pedal, and an Iron Man overdrive pedal. Man is that mushroom pedal cool. Check out some pics: