The Skreddy Pedals™ Perestroika hearkens to the early 1990's Russian tank version fuzz which had a gritty bite to the top end, a smooth, gently scooped midrange, and a warm, but not boomy low end. Okay, it can get boomy. Depending on where you set the tone control. Has just enough gain to propel your solos and never mushy on chords.
We're adding our customary midrange boost mini toggle, too, for flat mids, no scoop!
There are a limited number of transistors we can make them with, but we don't foresee running out any time soon.
We’ll invoice you for the balance including the shipping cost upon completion.
Allow about a week or so for us to get through our list and make your pedal.
If I don’t answer an email, please re-send it in case I missed it. We are busier now than ever.
US orders will be sent via USPS Priority Mail. International orders will be sent using USPS Priority International where available.
We will not declare your package at a lower value for customs; be prepared to pay your own country’s import duty when you receive the package.
I've done my best to not just duplicate the parts values but to make it actually sound
like the old early 90's models did.
Nope; I just couldn't handle the lack of sustain in the stock version. I had to add just a TINY bit more "zing" and creamy sustain so it would be useful for soloing. But I did not get rid of the characteristic bass clean blend that is a hallmark of the green/civil war Russians.
Regular 9v negative ground, no special power requirements. 9v battery is not included. If you use a battery, then remember to un-plug the input cable from the pedal’s input jack when not in use to prevent draining (or you can also just plug in a power-supply, which disconnects the battery).
You may supply external power through an AC adapter. All Skreddy Pedals accept the industry-standard 9v DC plug (5.5mm barrel x 2.1mm center coax), negative tip. Please use a quality, regulated, filtered power supply.
I mixed up a custom color that I think is a GREAT compromise between gaudy, bright grass green and ugly, dull olive drab. I call it "dirty sparkle green!"
Here it is in two angles so you can see how it catches the light...
Fender Strat (HSS) into Perestroika into Fender Concert Amp