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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by kranahan, Oct 9, 2020.
well it's on my radar now! Choo choo!
Obviously it's up to you, but @kranahan has one for sale that you wouldn't have to wait 2 months for
That is true! Ha. Nathan, this is no disrespect to the other pedals you have produced, but I think the Deep Dish is your best product. It’s very quiet, functions perfectly and sounds absolutely fantastic. It reminds me exactly of what my LA-1A sounded like. The sale of my DD has nothing to do with the sound or quality. It has to do with my continual GAS that never subsides. I plan to purchase more Sushi pedals and I’m excited for what Nathan’s got in store!
Forgot to post a picture of the front of my Wattson. Sparkly.
Sushi in classifieds. No affiliation.
OK, Mr. Box. You're not very good at sales! Or are you?
OK. Teach a dummy to pay attention. April build slots from end of November? They are moved up? And April build slots purchased in January, really April? I tried to understand the blast mail but I'm too dumb.
Somebody help the dunce.
Sushi doubled production numbers (40 a month instead of 20), so Jan became the original Jan+Feb orders, and Feb became the original Mar+April orders.
The 40 new March slots already sold
The current April slots for sale really are for April. 35 sold, 5 left.
Sales and marketing are not my forte but so far most (if not all) of the people I see listing Sushi Box pedals for sale end up buying other pedals from me down the road. I have no problem encouraging people to buy secondhand if it means two people are getting what they want, and while I'm not a businessman by any stretch of the imagination I don't think it negatively affects my sales long term.
omg. If I had a nickel for every pedal I sold that I swore I’d never sell.... or how many pedals I’ve owned 2 or 3 different times. And a lot of them I wish I never sold. But sometimes it’s the only way to get some other piece of gear you really want to check out, etc. or, like @kranahan said, for some of us the gas never ends. Or sometimes you buy a few and only plan on keeping one.
I think seeing pedals in the classifieds helps keep the excitement level up, allows more people to try things, and as sushi pointed out, may actually lead to more sales in the future. It is the way.
No, the treasure's not the takin', it's the lovin' of the game.
And there is a huge personal aspect to this, especially being musicians during these days - I know of people dumping gear they love because they've lost jobs or have other challenges.
It's true, that's huge right now. Gear is important, but not as important as feeding your family, keeping a roof over your head, keeping the utilities on, etc.
And that's why everyone needs a Dr.Wattson: those nice and toasty tubes could be used as a replacement cooktop in an emergency
On the very first Wrecking Ball I ever built I actually measured the temperature of the surface of the pedal after it had been running for 3 hours (for science). I don't remember exactly what it was, but I want to say it was around 120C. The Russians designed those tubes to be robust, they did not design them to be efficient
shoulda put a tiny piece of pork butt on that thing for 3 hrs, that would have been efficient
Here are my thoughts on the Lab Rat X:
The Lab Rat X is a rat on roids! This thing rips and makes ears bleed!
The gain is splatty until about 2 o’clock and then it really pushes the LM308 chip as you turn the knob. It adds a ton of sustain as well.
The drive volume is what you’d expect. I really like running this cranked into the boost volume. In my opinion, it sounds the best that way.
The tone knob acts as a typical tone knob. It is wide open when fully counter-clockwise and low passed fully clockwise.
The boost volume acts as a master when engaged. This is when the 12AX7 is introduced into the circuit. It can also be used independently from the drive circuit as a clean boost. That’s a great feature.
The LM308 chip is dead quiet. It’s actually incredible! The Si and LED diodes have higher noise floors but offer different tones.
I do think this pedal needs to be run with a clean blend pedal as there is some low end loss. A Bloop, Filter FX Loop or even an LS-2 will do the trick.
In the end, it offers a different perspective on the Rat. It sets itself apart with the fact that it has a tube! It’s not as versatile as the Locust Star or Volt Thrower because of its lack of EQ but it still has some great tonal options with the diode switch and separate drive and boost volumes.
Thanks for your thoughts A quick clarification though, the drive still goes into the tube without the boost on. 12AX7 is a dual triode, so it has two stages; Lab Rat uses one of the stages as an output stage on the drive, and the other stage as a clean boost after the drive, so with the boost and drive both on you're cascading one overdriven tube stage into a clean tube stage.
Ahh okay. Thank you for the clarification. That explains why I really like both on at the same time!
I've been busy and trying to keep it out of mind, but I realized today I should have a Slampegg X in a week and a half. Getting excited!
Maybe a pic or three from this month's production would help.
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