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Acid Age is now Earthbound Audio (again)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by aBoMoFo, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. aBoMoFo


    Jun 16, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Anyone else see this on Facebook? Thoughts?

  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!!

    I like the Earthbound Audio name better as well.

    I wanted to try a Super Collider, but will probably scratch that off my list now that they will be in large enclosures. I'd rather have one with the Earthbound name on it.
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  4. Cool, so now I don't have to feel awkward about having a second generation Supercollider with "Earthbound Audio" branded on the front :p
  5. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Ya, Earthbound Audio is a much better name than Acid Age.
  6. MilkyMcMilkMilk

    MilkyMcMilkMilk Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Are they going to make more Beast pedals?
    That's what I'm wanting
  7. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    I have to say, the stealth EA Iron Pig was the coolest looking pedal I have every seen/owned.
  8. Hands down, Earthbound is WAY better name than Acid Age. Love my Iron Pig, love my v2 Supercollider, excited to see what he has in store for the future!
  9. Pastrami


    Feb 21, 2014
    New York, NY
    Oh man lol

    Called this
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
  11. gregmon79

    gregmon79 effectaholic Supporting Member

    I like the EA name as well. I also want an Iron Pig, that thing has been on my list for a long time. Im also with Koch, the Pig looked bad a** when it was made with the EA moniker. Bad a**....
  12. Dug2

    Dug2 Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    where do they sell these bros?
  13. gregmon79

    gregmon79 effectaholic Supporting Member

  14. acidage


    Mar 14, 2014
    builder & owner of Acid Age Electronics
    Hello all. I suppose it would be good to chime in and offer a bit more insight into the change.

    The number one reason for the name change is what many people have already expressed- Earthbound Audio is a better name. Something about the way it sounds and looks just seems right.

    The switch to the bigger boxes for the Supercollider, 71 Supercollider and Pale Mare is more about aesthetics and the soldering / assembly process. From designing the pcbs to soldering components to assembling the pedals, every step with the current small boxes takes longer and is actually pretty annoying. I honestly hate building the small box Pale Mare though I love playing through the pedal once it is finished.

    Moving those pedals into the larger boxes (same size as the old Earthbound Supercolliders, maybe a bit taller) will solve many of those problems. Also the Earthbound Audio Supercolliders just look more unique to me. The smaller Acid Age boxes are great for a crowded pedalboard but they simply don't appeal to me as much.

    The Acid Pig is going to remain in the smaller box because it fits very well and I really like the look for that pedal.

    Currently there are 2 Acid Age Beasts remaining. I make them every once in a while in small batches because they are a very niche kind of pedal. Right now I use acidage.bigcartel.com and facebook for sales and most info but will start using the Earthbound Audio blog a bit more. I hope to replace it soon with a basic but more user friendly website.

    If anyone has questions or comments I am happy to respond. And thanks for the positive comments so far regarding Earthbound Audio!

  15. aBoMoFo


    Jun 16, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Thank you for the fill in Mark.

    I've had Iron Pig #008 from the first Earthbound Audio run for a while now and it's a hell ova little green box of rat doom. LOVE IT.
  16. aetheriac

    aetheriac Gold Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
    Owner - Sunken Acropolis Audio
    Awesome to hear Mark. I've still got the scrambler clone you put together. Any plans for mods to that circuit in the future?
  17. fheliojr


    Feb 8, 2014

    I was hoping that Acid Pig would have its old features back.
  18. zwkoch

    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    Twin Cities, MN
    The Iron Pig is one of absolute favorites. I regret trading it so much.
  19. acidage


    Mar 14, 2014
    builder & owner of Acid Age Electronics
    Nice, I remember that little blue blox. I've had plans for an octave fuzz for a while and have been trying out the superfuzz, tone machine and scrambler circuits. Each of them have qualities that I like and dislike. I might end up making a 2 or 3 knob scrambler based pedal as well as a pedal that exhibits the heavier fuzz sounds found in the superfuzz and tone machine.
  20. acidage


    Mar 14, 2014
    builder & owner of Acid Age Electronics
    The continued production of the smaller, simpler Acid Pig doesn't necessarily preclude a new deluxe version of the Iron Pig.
  21. Wud


    Apr 11, 2009
    I love me some Earthbound Audio pedals.
    Have an Iron Pig and 3 Beasts (one is for sale over @ Basschat, as I'm in the UK).
    Glorious stuff, good to hear Earthbound Audio is back again.

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