Announcing exclusive European and UK Distribution of Daredevil Pedals – Handmade Effects Pedals

Sep 1, 2022 | ADG News, Guitar Products, News


Daredevil Pedals

and their new

ACES – Hybrid Amplifier

We are extremely excited to announce that Audio Distribution Group has added another exciting brand to our portfolio, with ADG distributing Daredevil Pedals across Europe and the United Kingdom.

Main Brand Features:

  • Focused range of of vintage inspired effects
  • Diverse palette of Drive and Fuzz pedals as well as Boost, Filters and Delay
  • Many original circuit designs based on classic tones
  • Simple and easy-to-use designs
  • Handmade in Chicago, USA

Also, coinciding with ADG’s taking on distribution with the brand, Daredevil Pedals is launching a brand-new product today.

With the ACES Hybrid Amplifier, Daredevil Pedals present a dual gain-stage circuit, inspired by 1950s RCA data sheets, that utilises NOS Germanium and modern Silicon Transistors to create sweet sustain and biting rock ‘n roll gain.

The entire Daredevil Pedals range including ACES will be available and shipping from Audio Distribution Group soon!

Johnny Wator, founder of Daredevil Pedals commented, “The highly regarded reputation and success of ADG, that preceded my partnering with them, has made this an incredibly exciting opportunity to share Daredevil with the UK & European countries. We hold a common enthusiasm and respect for the products, creating a perfect fit from the very beginning. I feel right at home amongst the rest of the brands they distribute”.

Bruce Davidson ADG’s COO added, “ADG is proud to be brand partner for Daredevil Pedals in Europe. Johnny has created some truly stunning and original products, which so many of our customers are sure to appreciate and find useful in their musical journeys. It’s a great pleasure to work with a brand that displays such timeless and classic qualities, while at the same time challenging the boundaries of traditional convention”.

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Hailing from Chicago Illinois, Daredevil was founded by guitar player and builder Johnny Wator in 2012.

With necessity being the mother of all invention, this statement also rings true for Daredevil Pedals. The brand’s genesis was in Johnny’s touring, recording and spending his last pennies on strings and more gear than he could fit in his apartment. When unable to find a pedal that gave him the tone he desired, he started ripping apart circuits and turned his quest for tone into a new-found obsession.

Daredevil Pedals are 100% built by hand in Chicago, IL. Inspired by vintage circuits from the 60s and 70s and themed after muscle cars and rock ’n roll, almost all Daredevil Pedals are circuits of original design. Based on classic tones, these pedals have been nurtured from sonic ideas into finished products, all while striving to recreate the legendary tones of yesteryear for the modern age.

Ranging from great Fuzzes, Overdrives and Distortions, as well as Filter effects and Delay, Daredevil Pedal’s approach has resulted in a deep range of affordable hand-built effects that sound great and are made to inspire.


Hybrid Germanium / Silicon Amplifier

The ACES Hybrid Amplifier found its origins in RCA data sheets from the 1950s. Simple 2 stage gain circuits utilizing germanium transistors, the only kind available at the time. Daredevil wanted to use the same approach, but give it the Daredevil treatment, creating something unique that nailed a tone bouncing around in founder Johnny’s head. The end result cranks out the warm, sweet sustain of germanium, while having that biting rock n roll gain on top – nailing the best of

both worlds. Great for solo boosts, a leave-on effect or stacking with other pedals.



Main Features: 

  • Booster Effects Pedal
  • Original hybrid circuit with NOS germanium and modern silicon transistors inspired by 1950’s RCA data sheets
  • Offers warm vintage feel and harmonic sustain with dynamic touch-sensitive response
  • Great for stacking with other effects and reacts great to volume roll-off
  • One-knob control interface for easy-to-use gain boost
  • True bypass switching
  • All hand-wired in Chicago, IL, USA
  • Powered by (opt.) 9V battery or (opt.) regular 9V DC PSU
            (centre -, 2.1 mm, <100 mA current draw)

Available: Now

The Aces sounds best in front of any buffered bypass pedals.

Under the hood is 1 NOS Germanium and 1 modern silicon transistor, each tested and biased to give optimal tonal definition and response. The two internal trim pots set the bias for each gain stage, you should not need to adjust these for any reason.

The knob controls your output level. Turn it up, stomp, off you go…


Authorised ADG dealers can visit the ADG Hub dealer portal for additional information, product pictures, webtexts etc.

Daredevil Pedals

Audio Distribution Group is proud to be the exclusive UK and European distributor for Daredevil Pedals.