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Out of production for over 6 years - it is time to bring back the Frantone Cream Puff! You can get one of the first by making a pledge.
Out of production for over 6 years - it is time to bring back the Frantone Cream Puff! You can get one of the first by making a pledge.
39 backers pledged $7,132 to help bring this project to life.

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Because of the very high popularity of the campaign to bring back the Frantone Peachfuzz that completely sold out in just 12 days in January, I have expanded the number of units for the return of the Frantone Cream Puff and added new rewards for different levels of pledging.

Legendary Tone!

In March 2003, the Frantone Cream Puff won the Guitar One Pick Award.  It is a legendary design, but has been out of production since 2009 when Frantone went on hiatus. But that has gone on long enough - it's time to bring Frantone back - and now you can help do just that! Make a pledge of $295 to help fund the restart of Frantone and get one of the very first Cream Puff pedals to be produced in over 6 years!

Cream Puff cases...
Cream Puff cases...

Yes, by pledging for a new Cream Puff through Kickstarter you will be funding the restart of the Frantone Electronics line of effects, and getting a brand spankin' new Frantone Cream Puff completely hand made in the USA with love by Frantone! A win -win!

What makes Frantone pedals so special?

Hand assembled circuit boards...
Hand assembled circuit boards...

It takes a lot of love to make a Frantone! Every Frantone pedal is completely hand made in the USA - every case is hand painted and hand silk screened, and every circuit board is hand assembled with top shelf components and hardware. All Frantone pedals are built rugged for the professional player to withstand the rigors of constant touring. Designed for optimal tone and performance, and built to last a lifetime.

Being assembled....
Being assembled....

Every Cream Puff is meticulously hand assembled, and every pedal is individually tested for tonal quality by yours truly. I assure that Frantone pedals are second to none for ruggedness, reliability, and performance - truly built to last - and always sound amazing!

Make a pledge - get cool stuff!

Pledge $25 and get a Frantone Swag Pack

(Postcards / button / stickers / USA only, shipping included)

Pledge $50 and get a Frantone Swag Pack + T-shirt

(Black shirt / your size / ships anywhere)

Pledge $200 and get a piece of original signed FranArt

(Limit of 10 pieces / art will vary / ships anywhere)

Sure, I say that a new Frantone Cream Puff is completely awesome, but don't take my word for it - check out these fan videos!

Risks and challenges

My 14 day campaign to bring back the Frantone Peachfuzz in January 2016 completely sold out in just 12 days, and was a huge success. Complete fulfillment to all of the backers in the Peachfuzz campaign was achieved in March 2016, a full month ahead of intended schedule.

The Cream Puff was in production from 2002 to 2009, and this is a restart to production of the legendary design. There are always challenges to electronics manufacturing, particularly when dealing with high quality hand building and vintage components. Some delays can occur simply waiting for sourcing parts. However, the product is completely developed, the production is refined, and the design is well proven - it just needs a little Kickstart in funding to get going again.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Frantone Swag Pack:
    Postcards, stickers, button - USA only, shipping included.

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    Frantone T-shirt (your size)
    Plus Frantone Swag Pack

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    Original FranArt!
    A unique piece of Art by Fran

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    Pledge $295 or more About $295

    Brand New Frantone Cream Puff Fuzztone

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