Custom Shop Pedals
All of our pedals have an option for requesting custom artwork. We also offer enclosure etching to other pedal businesses as well. We look at custom pedal requests as a collaborative effort. Here's a breakdown of how the process works...
For commercial etching orders, you decide if you want to design the artwork or if you want to collaborate with us and have us create the design. The price includes 8 1590BB size enclosures that are etched, painted with high temp engine enamel, oven cured, drilled, clear coated with automotive acrylic lacquer, and the clear coat is oven cured. We can also do raw etches (like the Butch pedal) if you like, they look cool, too. We typically avoid doing colors since some colors don't react as well with the clear coat, so if you want a color, let us know, and we'll see what we can do.
First, you choose the pedal that you'd like to customize. Next, choose one of the customization options. Finish placing your order, and during checkout you will see an area to upload your image file to use for the pedal. If you're buying this option as a gift for someone else, we can work with you or directly with them to consultant on the artwork...just let us know what you'd like to do in the comments section.
Some basic rules for selecting an image
- Only submit images that you own or are public domain.
- Make sure your file is .jpg or .gif format.
- No overly offensive images. I've got my company's logo on the pedal, after all.
Types of artwork that works well for etched artwork...line drawings, high contrast graphic art, high contrast photographs with low amounts of shading and grey area. Remember, this has to be transformed into an etching, so lines need to be clean, and the resolution needs to be high enough to avoid pixelation in the image. Colors don't matter since they will be discarded, but remember that the picture needs to look good in black and white (thus, why high contrast is so important).
If you are ordering from a mobile device, you may not see the upload page, but not to worry, you will get a link to the upload page in your order confirmation. Once we receive your order, we will review the order and image and contact you within 1-2 business days to offer a consultation (if there's any issue with the image, talk through details of text, etc.) and time frame on completion of the pedal. At this point we will ask you for confirmation that you want us to start on the pedal. If not, we'll give you a full refund. After this point, the custom charge ($30, $50 or $65) is non-refundable, so we want to make sure that you want the pedal. Next, we'll start working on the proof for the pedal. As soon as that is finished, we'll send it to you for approval.
After you have given the go ahead that you like the artwork and / or text, we'll start on the pedal circuit and enclosure. After this point, the pedal is non-refundable. Once completed, we'll send you a pic of the finished product and let you know your pedal is on it's way. We get so excited about custom orders; it's like Christmas every day!
If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org