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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby Chinarider1A » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:43 pm

I'm ready for mine!

Let me know when I can order :cool:

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:26 pm

They tell me I'll have chassis on the 25th of Nov (that's 10 days from now). Sooner than that we'll be setting up our paypal store on the website for orders and pre-orders. I'm gonna try and build and ship these out as quick as I can. Stay posted at:

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Thanks for all the interest and support. I just recorded John Horton from the Bottle Rockets today to create some sound samples of the Earth Drive. He played his P-90 Les Paul, my Jerry-Telecaster, and his really sweet Flying-V all thru my wife's '68 Deluxe Reverb with a Weber alnico speaker. Not exactly Jerry sounds, but killer guitar playing and sounds. I'll try to post some of the sound samples real soon.

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:22 am

A slight delay on the pedals. The metal fabrication company started a run of 50 last week, and the color came out way off from the sample we were going for. So they're re-running it with a totally different paint. Hopefully around the 15th of Dec or so we should have them. Everything else is ready to go.

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby JonnyBoy » Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:43 am

An idea, run the 50 miss colors, and in 20 years they will be worth $1000 due to their "one of a kind" (or one of 50) mistake... :-)
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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:42 pm

Hey, maybe you're onto something there!!! Limited edition, only 50 made!! :lol:

I guess that first it'll have to prove to be a super cool pedal that can stand out among the other gazillion freakin' overdrive pedals out there. I look forward to finding that out. It's a very big pond.

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby tigerstrat » Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:46 pm

SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:Hey, maybe you're onto something there!!! Limited edition, only 50 made!! :lol:

I guess that first it'll have to prove to be a super cool pedal that can stand out among the other gazillion freakin' overdrive pedals out there. I look forward to finding that out. It's a very big pond.

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So true. There are so many different overdrive pedals, it surprises me that more than 100 ever get made of any of them.
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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby bdhact1 » Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:24 pm

Actually, Boss likes to use yellow for their Dirt pedals and Orange for their Fuzzies. I can't keep up anymore.....
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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:45 pm

Here's the new color. Had trouble with an attempt at a hammertone color. Not only was the color off from what we expected, but the text graphic color ink wouldn't adhere to the hammertone, so we scratched that batch and are going for this. We do have it at our PayPal store on our site taking orders.

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby JamminJommy » Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:51 pm

I live for a sound sample!!! Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby Chuckles » Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:22 am

What's really cool is that in that rendering you have the knobs positioned to the EXACT settings they need to be at to achieve Garcia nirvana!

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:34 pm

Finally. The color came out a bit more teal than we planned for, but we'll work that out in the next run. But they're for real now. First one shipped out today.

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby jdsmodulus » Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:36 pm

I will order mine right after the new year.
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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby Imagined Days » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:40 am

So, don't give away secrets here, but......The Silicon diodes make a ton of the difference yes no? I always had a hard time believing that Jerry had Germanium in his Dist +?!?

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:21 am

I feel like the germanium in the Dist+ was what lets that pedal sound as natural and clean-ish as it does, where the guitar isn't smothered by the distortion overtones even when driven hard. Germanium is not always the best choice in a pedal, and it really depends on the circuit design and the harmonic content you're after. The Earth Drive is technically an "overdrive" pedal, and the Dist+ is techincally a "distortion" pedal. Different topologies and methods of clipping. Both silicon and germanium are great sounding when applied properly.

The silicon vs germanium issue was a MAJOR consideration in the design of the new Earth Drive. ;)

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Re: The Earth Drive pedal - coming soon

Postby bcresci » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:31 am

SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:First one shipped out today.


SWEET! I love my wife. Brad - many thank for hooking her up. My only regret is that it didn't come signed with a big Serial Number 1 on the back. I told her I was sending it back for the autograph.

If my one year old wasn't sleeping right now, it would be cranked up to 11. Can't wait to try it.
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