The moment you are plugging your guitar or bass into a new pedal is filled with magic! It inspires you to make one step further and let the sound you had in your head for so long become true. It is our aim to fullfill that dream of every musician.
We combine German engineering and craftmanship with tons of love and soul, we put in every handmade pedal. Everything starts with developing the circuit. We only use premium components like Alpha-Pots, WIMA or Panasonic caps, Neutrik Jacks and indestructible Hammond die-cast enclosure. Every pedal makes its first step along the breadboard, gets refined until it tells its own story and we are absolutely satisfied. This story consists of a symbiotic relation between the sound and the graphic design to create a piece of art for you. All of our designs are handmade and silk-screened by hand in our workshop to give every pedal a unique soul.
As a guitar player myself I know the situation when you are looking for a unique solution for a sound you are carrying in your head and there are no recent pedals along the shops. We are experienced with a lot of custom made pedals. That is why we started KMA. We have always two ears open for your dreams and wishes. Do not hesitate to ask us for anything you need.
We love vintage sounds and we also love modern stuff. To bring both worlds together we take classical and well-known circuits and give them a modern touch to fit the needs of modern musicians without selling their souls. In addition to it we design our own circuits, but do not try to reinvent the wheel. Also we deeply respect the work of other companies and electrical engineers for what they do and what they had done. So let's just hold up high the tradition of passionate craftmanship filled with love.
USATO! PEALE FUZZ THE KMA MACHINE GERMAIUM FUZZ MINOS CON SCATOLA
Conqueror of old lands and cursed with the unholy horned bastard son, King Minos has returned, filled with anger to deliver those ancient tones of fuzz-history! The Minos is KMA Audio Machines’ modern approach to the old-fashioned and beloved three-stage germanium fuzz sound, derived from and inspired by the legendary Tonebender MKII and the unique, but now hard-to-find Superfuzz pedals. However, much more than just mere recreations of these classics, Minos is a versatile tool for many different styles of fuzz sounds and music. With the INPUT control, you can dial in the perfect amount of pre-gain and bass input. Turn it to the left and it gives you a gritty and crisp overdriven tone, which is perfect for garage and blues, while turning it in the other direction gives you a thick and woolly fuzz. Our attempt of the ‘Tonebender-ish’ style of pedal has a much broader range of gain structures though. Sweep through any shades of dirty tone, from raunchy low gain distortion to thick angry fuzz. Every combination of amp and instrument behaves differently, so to help tailor the pedal to your own rig, we added some additional tone-shaping controls. Tailor the bass response at the output with the three-way switch. This allows you to choose between lo-fi jangle, punchy low mid or a deep and boomy fuzz that will tear down everything! If it is all too shrill though, you can modify the high-end with the tone-cut, which tames the brightness on full gain. The overall character of the fuzz can be changed with two internal trim-pots which set the bias of the second and third transistor. Change that bias at your own risk though, as it may unleash the wrath of the Minotaur! Powered by an optional standard 9V DC (max.) PSU (negative center, 2.1mm, approx. 5mA current draw) Every pedal is designed, assembled, silkscreened, tested and numbered by hand in our small workshop. We use doublesided PCBs which are designed, tested and assembled by ourselfs, to guarantee a high quality standard and keep the price of our pedals reasonable. The use of an indestructible powdercoated die-cast enclosure ensures a maximum durability.