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.
Hi folks, this week sees the official launch of the new ‘Purple Maize’ phaser pedal. Here’s a great demo by ‘JustNick’ showing you what a great pedal it is. Further updates & brand new page for the ‘Purple Maize’ later in the week.
Well, I’ve been working on some new ideas pedals again & hopefully one of these will be available to the public in the near future. We’ve taken a slight change of direction on this one, moving away from our usual dirt pedals & into the world of modulation. Early tests show that its a winner & a nice bonus is that you can get two effects out of one pedal. We’re really keen to get this pedal out to you as soon as possible but as with all good things we need to make sure it’s right & proper for you all. More details to folllloooowwwW.
Rabea Massaad a highly talented young guitarist from the band Dorje, has included our Cornstar pedal in a shootout demo on his youtube channel. Bea to his friends, has the Cornstar plugged into a Marshall JVM & is playing a really nice PRS custom 24. We appreciate the support shown by Bea to small pedal companies & fully agree with his sentiments about us giving you, the customers, that extra little bit of care & consideration when building our pedals. Each one is lovingly hand build by ourselves & not produced in some faceless factory. Enjoy.
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.
Over on Facebook, GCP is nearing the magic 500 likes. As soon as we hit this, I’ve decided that we should have a little give away so if you haven’t already given us a like, what you playing at? It could be you getting an early Christmas present!
Sophie McDonnell and Stuart Allen are two talented local musicians who have been with us from day one. Sophie & Stuart are bases in York and play with ‘The Blueprints‘ and ‘Freak + Geeks‘. Both groups have a large local following & can be found gigging regularly in the Leeds & York areas.
Stuart favours using the ‘Dirty Radish‘ on his board and is quoted as saying:
My Dirty Radish is ALWAYS on, it makes my rig sound how I want it to sound. Big, full, bright and everything in between. Its a keeper.
Sophie uses the Pumpkin Pi and the Fuzzy Pickle on her board to get some deep down dirty fuzzy loving tone playing her baritone guitar in Freak + Geeks
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.
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?