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Dwarfcraft Devices closing indefinitely
#3040144 04/22/20 08:57 PM
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surfergirl #3040174 04/23/20 02:21 AM
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Reading Louise's statement, it seems she and Ben have found happy new lives and are moving on for now.

I've never seen or heard a Dwarfcraft Device.

A while back I transitioned from pedals/pedalboards to amps with built-in effects.
I find the form factor much more convenient for gigging and I can get great sounds with the built-in toys.

I wish them well!!! Perhaps they will find somebody to manage the Dwarfcraft business, make and ship the pedals etc. Cheers, Kuru


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surfergirl #3040185 04/23/20 03:26 AM
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I'm not into pedals anymore but I wish them luck in their retirement from the pedal biz...maybe one of their customers will make them an offer and keep it going. cool


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surfergirl #3040197 04/23/20 05:43 AM
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Dwarcraft made some killer pedals. Their Gears was on my list.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=knobs+dwarfcraft


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Their stuff is/was original, with a sense of fun. The Wizard of Pitch is one of the most bizarre Pitch Shift devices I've ever used, and their Happiness Filter pedal really wanted to be part of a Modular Synth rig, more than a Guitar pedal. I hope they return to making gear, at some point.


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Or if not, sell/license their IP to someone else to carry the torch.


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surfergirl #3041923 05/04/20 02:54 AM
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I suspect a lot of the boutique music gear operations will shut down in the coming months, but the good news is that since they're mostly mom and pop shops (this one seems to literally be one) they can resume whenever they feel demand justifies it, again.

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It's also possible that someone with more money to invest will want to buy the rights to produce some of the more interesting gear these smaller companies have come up with. If you were getting out of the gear business, looking to do something else entirely, why not make one last big sale, and know that at least some of your designs would still be out there? Better than being 'cloned', by which I mean ripped off for your design by someone who changes one small thing, or maybe nothing but the box, and claims it's a different device.


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surfergirl #3042179 05/05/20 06:29 PM
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Boutique pedal builders these days habitually "goop" the inside of the pedals (covering the components in a dollop of melted black plastic that hardens around them) so that other builders can't just reverse engineer the circuits by sight, though since it is a "language" of circuity talented engineers just seem to understand the signal paths that produce effects and reproduce them, anyway... still, people are people and everyone clamors for the "real thing" (see Klon) and even insist different graphics or pedal housings "sound different" when all the circuitry is the same...


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