So – it’s been about 13 months since my last update! What the hell happened?
Well – a whole lot happened! I started graduate school, changed jobs, etc., and in the end, the pedal building suffered and I’ve been away for a while save for a few custom orders that trickled in now and again.
So – what now? What now? I’ll tell you what now. GodaSound is going to get back on track. I will be having a good hard look at the various pedal designs from the past and I am currently working up some new ones. I will be doing business in a different way, and by that I mean I will have set pedal design that I make and sell. I will only sell pedals that I have already built, and I will not take custom orders. I don’t want to come across as rude, but it’s important to make this kind of decision in order to protect the business. Mods and custom orders are money losing endeavors for me, so I am dropping them from the “services offered” list.
I am also raising my prices.
Yeah, sorry. I sold a lot of pedals around $50-75 and basically that’s charity work. Every pedal has between $25-50 in parts inside, nevermind finishing costs, packaging, taxes and fees (eBay and PayPal take a big bite), and nevermind the hours of work hand-building the damn things. In the end I was losing money or just barely breaking even on most every pedal sale I made. Bad move, and not something I’ll be doing in the future.
So – in the very near future I will be introducing a clean-ish germanium boost pedal as the first pedal in the new GodaSound lineup. The prototype builds are sounding great and I’m just dialing in the finishing touches to make sure they are as good as they can be. At a price of around $100 it promises to be an excellent deal on a hand-made, quality guitar (and bass) effect that you are sure to love.
Keep checking in, and in the meantime here’s a shot of the current prototype build of the clean germ boost: