Last year I bought a guitar pedal. Right, I bought 10000 pedals, but I’m talking about one specific pedal. A really great clone of a Sovtek Big Muff Pedal. Aces. Mostly. There were a couple of things about it that were a bit of a let down, but overall? Aces.
Then a couple of months ago, the company that made my Ace pedal announced that they were making a Super version of it. It would fix the flaws, add some new features, and have a second pedal built into it. Oh hell yes. They set up pre-orders and I pre-ordered.
They were supposed to start shipping on June 1st. On June 11th I finally got a shipping notification. Yesterday I checked the tracking number and it said the expected delivery date was today! Yes! Russian Fuzzy Goodness!
Then when I woke up this morning I had an email. Turns out the Russian Fuzzy Goodness that I was going to get in the mail today is defective and has to be returned to be fixed. Sonofa…. There are two toggle switches. Switch A is wired to switch B and vice versa. They need to be rewired so that they switch the right thing.
The pedal came in the mail today. I am not even going to open the envelope it came in. I’m just going to print out the return label they sent me today and I am going to mail it back. I am so sad.