10/30/21 - Hello! Big update here, but I don't have a lot of time for the full details, so check out Instagram. Short story is:
-I've moved to PCB construction with the help of Alec @ Mask Audio Electronics. All components are the same, just way easier, faster, and more reliable on my end.
-With the news of Small Bear Electronics' incipient retirement, I've bought their entire stock of several germanium devices I use--particularly in the 707 circuit--to ensure continued production. Needless to say, it was a Serious Investment for me and I'm going to devote far more effort to building starting now.
-Both these developments are going to help me push out more pedals in the coming months, and I will be switching back to a "Batch-Build" situation from my hitherto current "To-Order" model. Thats why everything you see currently says "sold out"... I'll need some time to re-tool my shop for an assembly line and build jigs for faster transistor auditing.
-While I switch gears, incoming repairs on hifi, tape decks, amps, etc will be severely screened or curtailed. Have a pedal that needs work? I probably got you. Bigger projects will need to wait.
--If you already have a MM pedal and love it, it would help me out if you could write a quick couple words that I can copy/paste to this website to help buyers see the light! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact page on this site.
7/29/21 - Surprise! Still busy! And also, with shows returning to reality at my "Real Job", my time is becoming a bit more scarce. I've been periodically pausing repair intakes to give myself time to catch up and provide the quality of service I'm accustomed to. Please use the contact page or email email@example.com to ask about availability. Worst case, you'll be waiting about two weeks to drop off.
I'm working on a rough "flat rate" fee for Tascam Portastudio restoration. This includes:
-complete disassembly and cleaning.
-restore mixer to full functionality
-new belts, pinch rollers, idler tires
-new VU meter bulbs if necessary
-head polish, machine lubrication
-speed and level calibration
-new tactile switches if necessary
-replace electrolytic capacitors as necessary
Prices start at $250, and the unit is warrantied for 6 months.
it's really fun work for me, I love the machines and I want them all to stay working! Hit me up.
4/8/21 - I've been swamped with hi-fi, tape deck, and amp repairs the last two months. Not complaining, but I haven't had much time to make pedals until now! A fresh full restock of the standards in red are headed to Tone Shop, I'm working on a batch of 202 and 406's that will be ready to ship with no lead time.
In the meantime, I'm still working on repairs. If you'd like to contact me by phone please text. Email is still the best option all around. firstname.lastname@example.org will get to my inbox. Thanks!
1/16/21 - 202 percolators and 406 Silicon fuzzes are now available for order. A shipment of red 707, 406, 303, and 202 are headed to Tone Shop Guitars in Dallas in the next week.
I'm in Triage-Mode this weekend with repairs and also an in-depth overhaul on my van, but parts are in stock turnaround is still under 2 weeks. Thanks!
12/29/20 - Testing.... Got an ultrasonic cleaner today, but I don't know where to put it. I also don't want to solder anything at all. Still waiting on 1N695 diodes to arrive from Melbourne, they're needed for 202 builds. Also need to start workin on batch of pedals for Tone Shop. Will ride bike first....