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A Bright Gleaming Brick of Pure Rock & Roll.
A Bright Gleaming Brick of Pure Rock & Roll.
44 backers pledged $8,947 to help bring this project to life.

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The Small Hadron Collider started out as a dream - we wanted to build a pedal that had the natural gain structure and feel of our Manifold Drive, the incredible amount of gain from our Graviton Boost, and a nice mid-range (think Tweed Harvard or Deluxe) response.

An afternoon of tweaking and testing turned into a full-blown operation. When the dust settled, we had a circuit that did all of the things we wanted - it had the harmonic richness of the Manifold, it had the volume boost of the Graviton, and it had the tone control from our favorite tweed combo amps. There was one complication: the transistors we use in this circuit are VERY dependent on the components around them. This makes it hard to mass produce (even with 1% resistors and 5% caps). We initially abandoned the idea, figuring that production would become too complicated to deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Our solution? Only offer a limited number of pedals via this Kickstarter campaign. Each SHC sold via this campaign will have to be hand-tweaked by us. Several aspects of the circuit require specific calibration, and if you choose the $300 option, you can personally request a specific tonal range for the pedal based on the sounds you want and the other gear that you want to use it with.

This Kickstarter is sort of an experiment for us, and we're hoping that you'll help us make it work. This really is the only chance the Small Hadron Collider has to make it off our bench, and it's a chance for you to get one seriously cool pedal.

This is just the prototype - the final version will look even better.
This is just the prototype - the final version will look even better.

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Here is the first look at the powdercoated and laser etched enclosure!

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    A Field Effects or Resonant Amps t-shirt, and a Field Effects sticker.

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    A Field Effects or Resonant Amps t-shirt, a Field Effects sticker, and a limited-edition Small Hadron Collider poster.

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    A Limited Edition Small Hadron Collider pedal.
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    A CUSTOM Limited Edition Small Hadron Collider Pedal.

    Give us a call! After asking you a series of questions about your tone and what you like, we'll voice a Small Hadron Collider to fit perfectly with your rig and your tones. While you're at it, choose what color LED you want, which serial number you want, and we'll write a personal message on the inside of your pedal. We'll also throw in a limited-edition Small Hadron Collider poster.

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    A Limited Edition Small Hadron Collider and two other Field Effects pedals of your choice!

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    Pledge $900 or more About $900

    A CUSTOM Limited Edition Small Hadron Collider, an Acceleron Fuzz, a Manifold Drive, and a Graviton Boost, plus a t-shirt, stickers, and a limited-edition Small Hadron Collider poster.

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    For those looking for the ultimate rig! We'll build you a Barely Legal amplifier custom-voiced to work with your Limited Edition Small Hadron Collider (we'll throw one of those in too). You'll get an amp, a cab, a limited edition pedal, stickers, t-shirts, a limited edition poster, and the option to have your name laser-engraved on the front panel of the amp!

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