Same articulate fuzz as before but in a cool, Japanese-inspired box!
Oh, man...I want it. Last night I was enjoy a refreshing beverage at my local watering hole when something caught my ear. Well, maybe "caught" isn't the right word; more like forcibly yet seductively stormed my eardrums. The best part was, every note was clearly defined. Anybody who can combine THAT much tone and saturation with THAT caliber of note definition is a true artist in my mind. It can go from psychedelic to synth-like with just two knobs! It’ll change your life...
We named our fuzz Olympia™ in honor of its “hammer of the gods” ’60s roots, the Pacific Northwest locales where this sound came back with a vengeance in the ’90s, and the Columbia neighborhood that is now a home to our emerging musical and artistic scene.
Inspired by our favorite timeless and classic transistor Bender and Muff-based fuzzes, we tweaked every component we could to squeeze as much performance as we could out of the designs, listened to what our testers and players told us, then forgot about the math and went for the red line. As Lemmy from Motorhead once sang: “You thought you knew the answers/but you only knew the rules.”
To the best of our knowledge, Olympia™ is the first guitar effect pedal to be funded by Kickstarter.com, a fundraising website for creative endeavors. Thanks to the superb support of our campaign by our community of players and friends, Olympia is now shipping to our retailers.
We are really looking forward to you getting to play this. Our goal for this fuzz is to inspire great performances…and then go further. Nothing less. Failure is not an option. This is our standard: if it doesn’t make you want to set your amps on fire in front of a bunch of hippies sitting around Indian style, and film it all in glorious Technicolor, then we have no business asking money for it.