Hey bass dirt folks, this thread is just a place to talk about the great pedals made by Alan and his partner Nate at Mountainking Electronics. It's not a club, I don't care to administer numbers or keep track of anything. I'm among the biggest fans out there, I have owned every current production pedal at some point. and currently own a Heavy Machine and a Decomposer, both of which I love. I have owned a handful of one offs and rarities also; a Bog Beast, a Stone 128, the Channel Chief. I'm not affiliated in any way but I do correspond with Alan a few times a year, in fact there are a few features on the current line up that arose from our correspondence. Alan doesn't do bespoke custom work, but he does listen to feedback and has always worked to make improvements to these circuits when they made sense to do so. To start things off I will bust a Megalith myth that I have seen over the years, and asked Alan about recently. The Megalith is not a modified Muff or Fuzz Face. It shares similar topology to the Fuzz Face, but was designed by Alan using a schematic from an old electronics handbook. In his own words: "Man, all these knuckleheads telling people that Megalith is based on or a modded version a Muff or Fuzz Face drive me freakin nuts! The brith of the Megalith is a page from a old electronics text book. It shows two very basic amplifier circuits, with no component values, with just a basic explanation of how the circuits work. One of the circuits is a very common amplifying circuit that Fuzz Face is based off but it's basically topology has been used in so many circuits, most of which have not been implemented into effect pedals. I spent years developing the Megalith and to have people who no jack poopie about electronics to shot their mouths off about me just taking someone elses design, tweaking it, and then calling it my own makes me want to punch a hole in a wall! Ugh. Sure I've been influenced by other pedal designs. No one is reinventing wheel. But I am constantly looking for those "hidden channels", and I've been fortunate to find some of them..." The hidden channels is what Mountainking is all about.