Hello everyone, it's Shotaro, ECistheBest from ShotRod Guitar Works in Los Angeles, California. I'm introducing you to the all-new, ShotRod Guitar Works services and pedals! I offer boutique pedal building to fellow UG community. My pedals aren't pedals you would consider "military grade" or anything. However, my pedals are hand-wired with reliable components, they sounds awesome, and they're affordable.
I'm a third-year Electrical Engineering student who has a passion in playing blues and rock, and replicate the sound of vintage spec guitar effects with my experience in electrical engineering.
Just so you know, I am a college student with this "side job" so please don't expect me to be working 24/7. I have to study like everybody else, and I have final exams that I may need to study for. Thanks.
DISCLAIMER: Please think my business as the middle between building/modding yourself, and a professional job. I've repaired dozens of pedals, modded dozens of pedals, built dozens of pedals, but not a professional yet.
Note: I will be PERFECTLY honest with everybody. Things I do is VERY easy for people like me. Yes, I seem to charge quite a bit. However, these prices don't give me much of a margin for me after all. Also, boutique builders charge twice as much. So I guess in a way, you're getting what you pay for. I offer my services mainly to people who are unable to, don't want to, or just plain lazy. Of course, if you just like me, that's awesome too! Also, if you want instructions on how to do what I do yourself, read through the Wah-wah modification thread in the Guitar Building and Customizing section. Thanks!
In conclusion, I like making stuff myself. I've made $200~300 quality pedals for $100, because I made them myself. I've made $50 quality cables for $20, because I made them myself. I just like doing it, and if I can help others while making some money, by doing what I like, it's an absolute pleasure. I'm willing to help others too, so don't be shy and be my guest!
I use two different enclosures, a big one, and a small one. -Small Box: 4 3/8" x 2 3/8" x 1 1/4" -Big Box: 4 11/16" x 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" I offer different colors such as: -Silver (bare metal) -Neon Green -Black -Moss Green -White -Sky Blue -Red -Navy Blue -Yellow -Etc. -Orange
If you don't see your favorite color offered, please inquire me if I can get the color for you. For darker colors, I might leave a white spot on the top to insert my logo. Most cases, I don't have to.
Note: ShotRod Wah-Wah Pedal does not have an enclosure option!
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If you have ANY pedal you want to see if I can make you, please inquire me at firstname.lastname@example.org Please either just tell me what pedal it is, or provide your schematic of the pedal if I can't find one anywhere. We'll figure out the prices and other options through e-mail. Don't be afraid to e-mail!
This my version of the Colorsound MKII ToneBender, the classic pedal used by Jimmy Page. Two knobs, "Attack" and "Volume" is all you need. This pedal also come with an adjustable bias trimpot located inside, which I set the value before shipment. You're free to change the values, although I wouldn't recommend it if you do not own a voltage meter. This pedal is hand-wired, with true-bypass, optional LED indicator, in a choice of size/color for the enclosure. This pedal is "positive ground" (unlike most pedals). This pedal does not have a DC jack to protect the components from reverse polarity. -CURRENTLY UNDER TESTING
Lead times for the ShotRod MKII Fuzz Pedals are 3~4 weeks, unless I have one to just ship out. Otherwise, they are made to order.
This is my version of the '60s Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face. This classic pedal offers thick, smooth fuzz over your guitar tone with rich harmonics. This pedal uses two AC128 germanium transistors to reproduce the sound from the '60s. It has two knobs, "Fuzz" and "Volume". This pedal is hand-wired, with true-bypass, optional LED indicator, in a choice of size/color for the enclosure. This pedal is "positive ground" (unlike most pedals). This pedal does not have a DC jack to protect the components from reverse polarity. Modifications are available upon request. -CURRENTLY UNDER TESTING
Lead times for the ShotRod Fuzz Pedals are 3~4 weeks, unless I have one to just ship out. Otherwise, they are made to order.
This is my version of the Dallas RangeMaster pedal, classic booster pedal that boosts the mid to high frequency. This pedal gives you the bite to cut through the mix without getting muddy, and overdriving a good tube amp. This pedal has only one knob, the "gain" knob. It uses a germanium transistor just like the original. This pedal is hand-wired, with true-bypass, optional LED indicator, in a choice of size/color for the enclosure. This pedal is "positive ground" (unlike most pedals). This pedal does not have a DC jack to protect the components from reverse polarity. Modifications are available upon request. -$100!!!
Lead times for the ShotRod TrebleBooster Pedals are 3~4 weeks, unless I have one to just ship out. Otherwise, they are made to order.
This is my interpretation of the '60s Vox Clyde McCoy, which I think sounds amazing. I build my pedals inside a Crybaby shell, but with a new circuit board, new potentiometer, new inductor, and true-bypass.
Specifications: ShotRod Wah-wah pedals do NOT have a DC power jack, it only accepts a standard 9V battery. ShotRod Wahs are HANDWIRED with 22AWG stranded wire. The input/output jacks are all-metal switch craft jacks, and your cables fit snug. The circuit board is secured with a bolt. I calibrate the gears and the switch so when you get it, it would work like a normal wah-wah pedal would. They come with a written instructions manual (that's not boring like some manuals) and my approval signature. If it's shipped out, the sound is up to my expectation.
ShotRod Wah-wah Pedal ------------ $145!
Options: -Use Dunlop Potentiometer ---- Subtract $15 -Use Dunlop Inductor --------- Subtract $20 -Add a DC Jack --------------- ADD $10 (requires drilling) -Any options from the modifications are available.
Lead times for the ShotRod Wah-wah Pedals are 3~4 weeks, unless I have one to just ship out. Otherwise, they are made to order.
You must send in your own wah-wah pedal through the mail. The pedal being sent to me MUST be either Dunlop Crybaby GCB-95, or VOX V847. Any other wah-wah must be verified by me to be modified. PM or E-mail me at email@example.com If you want me to build one from scratch, please refer to "ShotRod Guitar Works Wah-wah Pedals". For any questions, you can E-mail me for any instructions. Nuts and bolts coming loose, I'm pretty sure if you're over the age of 13, you can fix it yourself.
Payment: I'll accept Paypal, Personal Checks, Postal Money Order, or COD (collect on delivery) from USPS. COD fee is about $5, but it is not risky. You pay when you get the item. I won't start my work until I receive the payment (COD is the only exception).
Shipping: I'll ship via USPS if there's no specific shipping company you like. FYI, USPS is by far the cheapest to ship through the US. If you need COD, USPS will be the one. If you don't, and really prefer UPS or FedEx, i can do that too. just costs a bit more. I'll gladly try to ship internationally, but for some items, the customs reject the products and It doesn't work out. You'll have to pay extra shipping too. so for these kinds of information, please E-MAIL ME FIRST.