Pedals currently available for Special Order
Here are McGregor Pedals we have a number of pedals that have finished the prototyping phase and are not available in their final form as we haven't gotten around to designing and ordering the enclosures, writing and send the press release, demo videos, etc.
These pedals are available for special order in a more "raw" state (recycled enclosures, sometimes hand-drilled, stickers for graphics, etc). If you are interested, please send us an email through the contact form and we'll respond with options, time-frame and a payment link.
Currently available for special order are:
The Double Crunch Transparent Overdrive
Two independent Crunch Transparent Overdrive pedals in one enclosure. Choose to have Extra Crunch on one side (we recommend the right side) and Original Crunch on the other side (we recommend the left side). Or double up with two Originals or two Extra Crunches.
The Classic Fuzz
This Classic Fuzz Pedal is built on a foundation laid out by the original two transistor fuzzes from the 1960s (early Fuzz Faces, Vox Tone Benders, Sola Sound Tone Bender MK1.5, etc.) It is engineered to have that classic "germanium" sound, feel, and response with modern parts (it won't crap out in the cold). It has a massive tone! And cleans up with your guitar's volume pot, as you'd expect. I've added a "BASS" control so that you can thin it out if you want a more modern sound.
Note that like all pedals built on the original two transistor design, this pedal wants to literally feel your guitar. Please do not put anything before it in your signal chain. (Well, you might want to experiment with a wah before it)
Fuzz: Quite simply, this controls the amount of fuzz. We used a reverse log pot to give more control in the upper ranges of the fuzz control. The output of your pickups will have a significant effect on how much fuzz and sustain is generated (as will your guitar’s volume pot)
Bass: Add or remove lower frequencies.
Vol: This attenuates the final signal.
LED Brightness (Unmarked Trimpot on the side): Please make the adjustment gently using a jeweler’s screwdriver.
T2 Bias: Internal Trimpot. Bias is set at the factory at 4V. If you feel comfortable messing with these things, feel free to adjust to suit. There is a bias test point adjacent to the trimpot. Message us if you'd like instructions.
Input: Turning this trimpot full left will provide the strongest fuzz; however, it will also be noisy with the volume on your guitar turned off--you might even pick up a radio station!. This trimpot leaves the factory set at 11 o’clock. This is to mitigate the “volume off” noise while still providing that Classic Fuzz of 1960’s two transistor fuzz pedals. Turning this trimpot full right will result in a smoother, more distortion-like tone.
Bass Pot Response: The bass pot leaves the factory setup for guitar. It will add bass as you turn up the BASS pot; the corner frequency ranges from ~880Hz (Full Left) to ~80Hz (Full Right). If you are using a Bass Guitar (or keyboards) and you find that you want an additional octave below 80Hz, this toggle switch changes the corner frequency to ~480Hz - ~40Hz. Note: if you are using a standard electric guitar, attenuating the sub-80Hz frequencies will not affect your tone. We strongly recommend that guitar players leave the switch in the up position.
A simple name for an essential addition to any board. Our boost will also "duck"; it goes from -5dB to +17dB. Set low it will allow you to duck under your vocalist (this was a special request from a well known player) and maxed out it will hit the front end of your amp hard. Note that the actual increase in volume will depend on how much your amp is compressing the signal. If you have a Classic Marshall with the pre-amp pinned, you'll hear a change in tone and only a couple of dB increase.
As boost pedals are often near the end of the signal path, they are an ideal pedal for a high quality buffered bypass to drive your signal through to your amplifier. Our Boost pedal comes with a switch to toggle between true bypass and buffered bypass. The buffered output has an impedance of 100 Ohms. We only use high quality "op amp" buffers.
Question: How crazy are you guys?
Answer: We made a Talkbox!
Yes, we are crazy enough to make one of these contraptions and we are in love with it! So much fun!!!
The one pictured has a 6W amp that runs on standard Center-Negative 9V pedal power and it REQUIRES at least 700mA of current.
Our Tubular Hells Talkbox has a built in amplifier and an optional 8Ohm Speaker-Out jack (since it has a built in amp, you might as well be able to use it as a back up amp). The amp features a 400Hz-8kHz 200W driver and a 7' hose (1/2" I.D.)
Videos will be available soon!
Any questions? Don't hesitate to reach out. We answer almost all questions within 1 business day.