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Welcome to Butcher Pedals


Welcome to the new website. If you are coming here from my old site (Maritime Analog) then some of the content found here will be familiar. All pedals are built by hand in small batches from start to finish. High quality, value, great tone and flexibility are part of the foundation of Butcher Pedals and are found in every pedal produced. The pedals are available for sale at select dealers as well as being available directly from this website.

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The Firing Link MKII fuzz is available once again and it had a brand new look. Powered by vintage Germanium transistors it has an awesome thick tone and it uses an industry standard negative ground power supply so there is no need for batteries or it's own power supply. Daisy chain it with the rest of your pedalboard.               


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Butcher Pedals is a small business on the east coast of Canada located in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The business was originally called Maritime Analog and operated as such from February 2010 until September 2015 when I rebranded it into Butcher Pedals. Just like it was with Maritime Analog, Butcher Pedals is a one man show and my pedals are built in small batches by hand one at time. As for the pedals, I always try to put my own unique spin on them regardless of it is a original design or a re-interpretation of an old classic. I started messing about with electronics and pedals around 20 years ago and eventually that hobby ended up growing into a business in 2010. That business was originally planned to sell electronic components and parts for pedal building but while building and selling some pedals to raise the money to get it started the idea of the parts side of it ended up being abandoned and I just kept making pedals instead and Butcher Pedals is the end result of it.

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"How do I order?"
--The ordering process for our website is simple, safe and secure.  Just select the correct shipping option on the desired products page and press Buy Now.  All payments are processed by Paypal and you will automatically be directed to Paypal to process your payment. Paypal accecpts all major credit cards and a Paypal account is not required for payment. Alternatively the option to invoice you for you order instead is available. Just email me with what you would like and I'll make up the invoice and email it to you for payment via Paypal.

"Do you take pre-orders on new and upcoming products?"
--No. If it's not in stock and available to ship to you then I don't want your money. The only time you can pay early is for a custom pedal.

"What happens if a pedal I want is out of stock, can I still order it ahead of time and wait for it?"
--No. If a pedal is out of stock on the website please check the dealers as they may still have it in stock or send me an email via the Contact section of the website and I'll get back to you when they are available again.  I do not accept any pre-payment for orders outside of custom work.

"Do you do custom work?"
--Yes, sometimes. When time allows we will take on custom work such as rehouses, different colours, other pedal builds etc. Please inquire for details and costs. All custom work is subject to a 50% down payment with the remainder due when the pedal is completed.

"Will you build me a clone of (insert boutique pedal company's name here) pedal?"

"Where are you located?"
--We are located in North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. North Sydney is located on Cape Breton Island.

"Can I pick up my order locally or visit your workshop?"
--No. Butcher Pedals operates only as an online business. There is no storefront in the traditional sense.

"Where can I get a copy of the manual or pamphlet?"
--You can download a copy here. All files are in PDF format.

"Do you sponsor bands or have an endorsement policy?"
 --If you are a professional musician and a satisfied customer that loves using my products then maybe but Butcher Pedals is a tiny company and is not able to support every request. 

"Do any of your products run on batteries?"
--No. I discontinued offering a battery option on our pedals outside of a specific request or a custom build several years ago. My view on it is basically running your pedal off of batteries is obsolete. Quality batteries are expensive, the pedals sound and performance vary on the batteries voltage and you always have to unplug the pedal's input when you're done to conserve battery life in addition to the environmental impact of throwing away countless batteries. Running pedals off of a power supply (which are incredibly inexpensive, especially compared to the ongoing cost of batteries) enables consistent performance and tone, removes the need and expense of changing batteries, doesn't pollute the environment and you have to plug your amplifier in anyway so how much more work is it to also plug in a power supply?

"What power supply do I need?"
--Unless otherwise marked you need a 9V DC negative ground (center tip) power supply. This is the industry standard. Our pedals require the same power supply as Boss, Ibanez etc. Do not use a 9V AC adapter as you will damage or ruin the pedal as well as void your warranty.

"Do you sell prototypes, blemished, damaged or B-stock items at a discount?"
--It's seldom but sometimes they are available. I usually post them on our Facebook page first when they are available or you can always ask via email if I have anything around.