From Montreal, Canada
Innovative and versatile effects pedals
Hailing from Montreal, Canada, creator, designer and builder Greg Djerrahian founded SolidGoldFX in 2006.
The brand’s goal is to offer a sonic experience like no other, by blending the warmth and feel of Greg’s favourite vintage effects with the clarity, response and tone expected from modern day electronics.
Wanting to push the limits of pedal design, Greg has developed innovative new features such as introducing tap tempo controllers to help you redefine the boundaries of your music. These boxes aren’t toys, but powerful tools designed to inspire and create art. SolidGoldFX pedals are individually handmade, using nothing but the finest parts available and are rigorously tested using live (which means real world and LOUD) amplifiers.
The results of years of testing, tweaking and always wanting better tone, more definition, less noise and creating versatile products is what makes SolidGoldFX a real special gem in the pedal category. From ripping fuzz to earth-shaking filters to secret-tonal-weapon utilities, all SolidGoldFX pedals are built entirely in their Montreal workshop and are individually tested, inspected and approved by Greg himself before making their way onto your pedalboard.
Whether it is one of the range of Fuzzes, Overdrive, Delay and Reverb or Modulation & Filter devices, there is sure to be a SolidGoldFX pedal that will fit your board and add a unique, yet inspirational quality to your music!
Home is where the fuzz is. That’s how the saying goes, right? Well, that’s definitely how it goes for the certified fuzz experts at SolidGoldFX who just keep finding new ways to make fuzz as fresh and exciting as the very day it was invented.
From perfectly refined and modernized Fuzz Face and Tonebender takes in the If 6 Was 9 and Rosie, to the absolutely crushing octa-fuzz tones of the 76 Fuzz (trust us when we say, this is the best octave fuzz ever made), the spitty and gated madness of the Sasori, the one-stomp solutions for legendary Hendrix or Zeppelin tones in the Spanish Castle and Communication Breakdown dual fuzz’ and all the way to their recent endeavors into the world of synth-sounds with their Lysis Octave-Down Fuzz Modulator and 76 Plus Octave Fuzz & Filter.
Whether you want tried and true classic dirt tones or are looking for a futuristic fuzz device to truly push your creativity to new places, you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for among SolidGoldFX’s stellar selection of fuzz devices.
Whether you’re a guitarist or bass player, SolidGoldFX is ready to meet your gritty needs with their elegant and versatile drive boxes.
The Zeta DLX and Beta DLX are dirt boxes designed for the discerning guitarists and bass players who require extreme tonal flexibility. Serving up a true tonal trifecta, these pedals act as both a preamp, drive and boost. Plus, with the ability to set the boost either pre or post dirt and with ample control of your frequency spectrums, both sophisticated devices are ready to push your tone over the edge. On the other hand, if you like to keep things super simple, then the Beta MKII delivers the great drive tone of its bigger brother, but in a much more compact package, making it easy to fit sweet crunchy bass drive tones into any setup.
Every musician needs a great foundational drive pedal and your sonic foundation will be rock steady with any of these great offerings from SolidGoldFX.
Modulation & Filters
SolidGoldFX create some of the most warm and musical modulation devices and filters in the business.
The beautiful Athena Vibraphase delivers everything from classic lush phaser tones to throbbing uni-vibe and warbly vibrato in one heck of a compact package. Apollo II is your otherworldly tap-tempo phaser ride, as it serves up both tried and true phaser sweeps as well as highly unique synthetic step-phaser patterns for your interstellar tone explorations. The Funk-Lite is an ultra-compact and intuitive envelope filter, giving you those instant fast funk vibes, whereas the Funkzilla (aka the Ultimate Envelope Filter) is for musicians who want a filter device to open up new funky worlds, as it delivers both classic quaky envelope filters as well as LFO-based sweeps and step-filters for your psychedelic solo explorations.
While the latest otherworldly modulation device, the Oblivion Quad Flanger boasts three modes and a whopping four individual offset modulating delay lines for massive swooshing tsunamis of ominous textures.
So, if you want to put some motion in your sonic ocean, then these beautiful modulation devices will definitely deliver.
Reverb & Delay
If you’re looking for ambience devices with a ridiculously inspiring and inviting vintage vibe, then SolidGoldFX has you covered.
The Electroman MkII stands out as a true delay masterpiece, serving up unbelievably gooey and warm analog-voiced repeats, while its different delay, feedback and modulation modes plus built-in fx loop, makes it perfect for everything from classic slapbacks to spaced-out soundscapes. The Surf Rider III beautifully captures the classic splashy spring tones of vintage amps, and combines it with a switchable boost for when you really want your drippy lead lines to stand out. Finally, the Counter Current takes a completely different reverberating path, as it sends a lo-fi spring-like reverb into a drive circuit for oceans of cascading and crushing ambience.
So don’t be afraid to dip your tones in these ambient waters – your inspiration will thank you immediately!