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The Comfortably Plum

We’re about to launch the Comfortably Plum pedal. The website is playing silly buggers with us so we cant load it’s true home page.

The ‘Comfortably Plum’ is our homage and a nod towards David Gilmour. The Plum brings together 2 classic circuits into one distinctive pedal. The first channel is the classic ‘Ramshead muff’ as used by David on a number of albums & tours throughout his career. We’ve added a 3 way tonal switch which allows you to switch between a10db’s & 4db’s boost to a classic scooped Muff tones.
The second channel is based on the ’Colorsound Powerboost’ but we’ve tweaked the circuit in a couple of places and added a volume control to make the circuit more user friendly. The volume control allows you to dial in the pedal from a clean boost to an overdrive just by the interaction between the drive & volume controls. This circuit is another one favoured by David Gilmour especially as a tone sweetener after a muff. We’ve also added a voltage doubler meaning that the circuit runs at just short of 18v for more headroom but uses the standard 9v input so you don’t have to worry about a 18v power supply. Both these channels work independently of each other but the real magic happens when used together. The Ramshead cascades into the PB for tonal heaven.
The Comfortably Plum is constructed in ‘true bypass’ removing the possibility of any tone suck from your original signal when the pedal isn’t engaged. All GCP pedals run on 9v via a standard Boss negative centre input Jack. The Comfortably Plum pedal should only be run at 9v & you should not attempt to use 18v.

£200 + p&p

Pedal frustration.

When you’re working on a new pedal or rejigging a design, the amount of brick walls & frustration you hit can be really hard to overcome. I’ve left pedals & designs alone for weeks having hit a block & then come back at them with fresh eyes. You can get everything spot on on paper but in practice something just isn’t right & it can drive you crackers. Well, I’m currently at this point with a pedal design. I’ve rejigged a tone stack (tone control) half a dozen times without getting the exact results I’m looking for. Who said pedal building was easy? Back to the drawing board & more hours of frustration.


Can’t say too much but a  famous local (Wakefield) bands’ guitarist is checking out the Cornstar in their studio. He tweeted on his feed ‘got it here demoing, can get pretty nasty! Cool I dig’.  Sounds like someone is having a good time.



New Pedal Testing

Well, today was band practice so I took a new pedal I’ve been working on for a while with me to see how it performed.  I have to say it went very well & everyone was most impressed, which if you knew the rest of the band, would impress you! It now off to the testing team for some vigorous usage, being abused more like but hopefully it will stand up to testing & then I can think about a launch date. Here’s a taster picture, what do you think it is?


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‘The Allotment’

Welcome to the ‘Allotment’  a place where i will wistfully ramble about life, the Universe, pedals & shizzle.  I hope to make these little ramblings every few weeks with the intention  to keep you all update on things that are happening in the lovely world of Green Carrot Pedals.

It might be a video thats taken my fancy, a story I’ve heard or even just a rant about the weather in the veg patch. Who knows what delights are in store for us, so strap in & hold on tight, it might be a bumpy ride.