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Converge Guitarist Kurt Ballou’s Business Card Is A Schematic For An Actual Distortion Pedal


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Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou has also built himself up a formidable career as a producer/mixer, etc. at his own God City Studio in Salem, MA over the years. Below you can see his business card for that venture, which is actually the schematic for a distortion pedal, as he explains below:

Let’s build something together. If you see me at a show or on the street or whatever (I won’t ship these), ask for my business card PCB. It’s free. If you have decent soldering skills, $40-50 to spend on parts, and can follow directions, it can be used to build an awesome distortion pedal! This circuit, called “Brutalist Jr.” is a simplified, yet no less brutal version of “Brutalist,” a pedal based on the Providence Stampede I’ll be releasing in 2017 under the GCI moniker. Thank you to my friends at @dunwichamps and @snkpedals for helping develop this. Paint job on the prototype by @brutalsquid #gci #godcityinstruments #brutalist #brutalistjr #stampede #runitsastampede #diy #buildsomething #businesscard #pcb #businesscardpcb #solder #distortionpedal #diyordie

A photo posted by Kurt Ballou (@godcitymusic) on

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