The Brown Sugar™ is inspired by one of the most sought-after tones for decades: the sound of a cranked vintage British non-master volume amp. Whether recorded on classic albums or played on tour by legendary hard rock bands, the raw power of plugging straight into a full stack and turning it all the way up has transformed blues and rock music forever. Guitar players have long tried exotic pickups and modifications to their amplifiers to achieve this special sound with different equipment and at more practical volumes. The Brown Sugar™ is designed to get close enough to those classic rhythm crunch and stinging lead sounds that you can feel it when you play, featuring four controls that interact together for organic, amp-like tones with sustain and presence. This is a true-bypass pedal. The circuit is bypassed and the signal passes directly from input to output when the pedal is switched off.
Final assembly of our effects are followed one final test: Each finished pedal is auditioned using the best test we know of - we listen to it.
We truly believe that the Brown Sugar™ is one of the best overdrive pedals you will ever purchase. If you are an experienced guitarist, satisfied with your amplifier rig, the Brown Sugar™ will add a wide variety of very tasty flavors to enhance your sound. "Enhance" is an important concept with us. The Brown Sugar™ is specifically tuned with the finest quality components to ensure that the true sound of your guitar shines through. You will notice that your guitar's sound will remain the foundation of that sound even with the most aggressive distortion settings.
If you are like most of us, and have wasted money in the past on effects that just didn't cut it, the Brown Sugar™ will make a believer out of you. We think that you will find the Brown Sugar™ to be a useful tool in your arsenal of sound, and will get a permanent spot on your pedalboard.
- Hand built, numbered and signed by the builder
- Hand painted, with an automotive clear coat for protection
- Each pedal is uniquely painted. No two are alike.
- True bypass switching
- Better input impedance matching
- Level, Tone, Drive and Contour contols
- Improved tone section for more control
- High visibility indicator Blue LED
- 1% audiophile metal film resistors in most locations
- (with vintage carbon composition in signal path)
- Switchcraft jacks