Updating the Catalog...
May 18, 2020
It's been a while, so I decided it's time for a full update to the current Sushi Box FX lineup. Rather than having a random smattering of anything and everything I can come up with, I'm going to focus on a smaller number of designs and work on making them the best I can. I'm starting with the thing I've come to be known for: TUBE PEDALS. The first batch of pedals I'm going to be re-designing will have the following:
- Wrecking Ball v4.0: Hands down my most asked about pedal, this is a pedal version of the Mesa/Boogie dual rectifier using three 6N21B tubes. Version 4 goes a step further than the previous versions in dealing with efficient power to the tube heaters to keep everything running without melting everything. It will also feature something I'm excited to make standard in all Sushi Box pedals from now on, it will take any power supply from 9VDC to 12VDC, center-positive as well as standard center-negative. That's right, Any power supply you've got lying around as long as the voltage is within the right range will absolutely work.
- Black Eye v3.0: Another amazing medium-high gain tube pedal, this is a clone of the Soldano Supercharger GTO with 6N21B tubes. This will use the same efficient power supply as the Wrecking Ball and will also accept center positive and center negative power supplies.
- Particle Accelerator v3.0: A clone of the Alembic F-2B preamp with a 6N21B tube. This one has also gained a lot of popularity recently, especially with bassists as it works excellently as a bass preamp. Version 3 has all the power supply upgrades as the others, and I have also added a bass floor and gain floor modification to prevent squealing and noise when the bass and/or gain are turned all the way down.
- JC Emerald v1.0: A new addition to the Sushi Box family, this is a pedal version of the Marshall JCM 800 "high" channel preamp with 6N21B tubes. It will feature all the same power supply specifications as the others.
I'm optimistic that these will be the final versions of each of these pedals, and once I have them all nailed down I have a few other designs that will join the family, but we'll get there when we get there. For the most up-to-date and chaotically unorganized information be sure to check out Sushi Box FX on facebook!