Here are some rough images of the new 3X looper (to be released Christmas 2013)
It features 3 true bypass loops (send & return)x 3 and each loop has its own LED indicator, which can be powered by 9V DC or battery (yes, there is battery space)
Don't worry about the enclosure colour, it's just a prototype. Standard colour for the 3X looper is matte black, also available in 5 custom shop colour themes.
Finalized product will feature labels on the send & return.
Battery is held by a tight clip to keep distance from jacks
Vintage style 20 AWG cloth wire for maximum signal transfer.
We have an odd business structure here, making pedals factory direct only for many good reasons.
The most important reason is that our primary goal is to make top-quality pedals available to everyone at reasonable price. Easy to say, and you have probably heard it enough times from many companies, but there is actually a lot going on behind this simple concept if I tell you we meant absolutely every single word.
To make this happen it requires many sacrifices and struggling. It really has been very tough and challenging for us to start up this project and to keep it running with such high cost and little margin. But it isn't just about making money. There is this quest.....
I want to make absolute best pedals without a business mind, and put them in the hands of enthusiastic musicians
I worked for an international trading company after graduating from university and have deep understanding how the global economy works. I'm not going to raise any arguments about the disadvantages of profit-driven chain here, nor to discuss about outrageously priced pedals developed by internet hypes. But here is this one simple question.
Wouldn't it be nice to offer these hand wired pedals for $100 less?
You have seen all kind of "hand wired", "point to point soldered", and "boutique" pedals out there pricing at $250 and up. Many of those are great pedals and they have their value, but wouldn't it be nice if there is also this alternative choice which you can avoid marketing games, no need to wait for promotion, discount, special offers...etc and you can buy a well-made pedal at what it really cost to make?
At 6 Degrees FX, there is no added margin on the parts. We only charge between $15 to $17 per labour hour for every unit sold.
The material cost is about triple an average pedal, and the labour is probably 5 times more intensive. We make pedals the old fashion way and buy mostly raw materials except for parts like pots and switches. We cut and drill our circuit boards, install turrets by hand and hammer, set components one by one then do the soldering and routing...etc. We also drill enclosures ourselves because mounting the circuit board requires high precision. You can probably tell it takes a very long time to make just one unit, let alone the high cost of material. All of these is to prove that we really meant to make top-quality pedals available to everyone at reasonable price.
Thanks to this project we were able to make connections to many awesome musicians around the world and we consider it, the greatest reward.
Many of you have asked for colour options, and we took action and made it a reality!
6 Degrees FX is proud to present the new lineup for Sally Drive Custom in 5 colour themes inspired by the hottest ponies on the road.
"Dark Knight" - Coming Soon !
"Frankenstein" - Coming Soon !
"Hertz" - Coming Soon !