Hand made stompboxes

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Hand made stompboxes

1 Sale On Etsy since 2012

SmiletoneAudio is taking a short break

Mark Smilor

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Mark Smilor


Hand Crafted Tone

Smiletone Audio started as a obsessive, compulsive hobby 20 years ago and became a name a few years ago custom building one off and clone stompoxes. I couldnt help when I was in my teenage years to take things apart and wondered how they worked, how they broke or what cold be improved.I was also a musician and was coming into a "What is my tone" phase. I carried this into my professional life as a living but young and broke, I started modifying my existing Boss pedals. although some Boss pedals didnt need modding, I couldnt help but take it apart. Over that time I had designs and some were absolute knockouts some were ok at best and some were so bad that they will never see the light of day. Years of research and development and a long collection of pedals built for personal use and custom made, I decided to find a product line of my best designs. To launch the first like I have introduced 3 pedals that I took from the original designs with more to come in the future. The Ruby Overdrive was an accident that turned into an overdrive that has not left my board in years. i was taking parts off an existing design and stumbled across the tone it gives by forgetting to add some things back on the circuit. This seems to be the most popular of all the ones Ive made. Most of these designs are loosely based on existing circuits and are heavily modified from the original. This is frequent in the stompbox industry and some of the greatest boxes out there would not have been made without a little tinkering. All the designs are done in house (except enclosure painting) from drawing up the circuit, making the circuit board (PCB), hand testing transistors, 1% metal film resistors, Neutrik jacks, 3PDT true bypass switches. These are hand wired and every box is built for tone, consistency and durability. I still do custom orders and modifications to Boss, Ibanez/Maxon, Dunlop, and EHX. If you would like a modification, please inquire. My flat rate is $40 plus return shipping. I can tailor a mod to suit your style. most of these are common and nothing unusual but yet very effective. Thanks

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    Smiletone Audio is a small run pedal manufacturer that specializes in hand made effects. Every stomp box is made using high quality jacks, switches, and components. All circuit boards are made and designed on site and not prefabbed kits.

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