Caroline Guitar Company Olympia Fuzz Effect Pedal  From Caroline Pedals

Amazing note defintion from a massive fuzz frenzy!

Caroline Guitar Company

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What We Think

Oh, man...I want it. Last night I was enjoy a refreshing beverage at my local watering hole when something caught my ear. Well, maybe "caught" isn't the right word; more like forcibly yet seductively stormed my eardrums. The best part was, every note was clearly defined. Anybody who can combine THAT much tone and saturation with THAT caliber of note definition is a true artist in my mind. It can go from psychedelic to synth-like with just two knobs! It’ll change your life...

Manufacturer's Description from Caroline Pedals

We named our fuzz Olympia™ in honor of its “hammer of the gods” ’60s roots, the Pacific Northwest locales where this sound came back with a vengeance in the ’90s, and the Columbia neighborhood that is now a home to our emerging musical and artistic scene.

Inspired by our favorite timeless and classic transistor Bender and Muff-based fuzzes, we tweaked every component we could to squeeze as much performance as we could out of the designs, listened to what our testers and players told us, then forgot about the math and went for the red line. As Lemmy from Motorhead once sang: “You thought you knew the answers/but you only knew the rules.”

 

To the best of our knowledge, Olympia™  is the first guitar effect pedal to be funded by Kickstarter.com, a fundraising website for creative endeavors. Thanks to the superb support of our campaign by our community of players and friends, Olympia is now shipping to our retailers.

We are really looking forward to you getting to play this. Our goal for this fuzz is to inspire great performances…and then go further. Nothing less. Failure is not an option. This is our standard: if it doesn’t make you want to set your amps on fire in front of a bunch of hippies sitting around Indian style, and film it all in glorious Technicolor, then we have no business asking money for it.

Caroline Guitar Company

About Manufacturer

We care because we know you do. The innovative music industry companies of the 1970s and ’80s hand crafted products that could last forever, were easy to maintain, could survive the hazards of the road, and sounded great. Now, imagine if one of those companies opened a satellite office in Columbia, S.C. and never bothered to tell that office that they went out of business or decided to offshore everything. Your pedal is built by touring and former pros at our “small batch distortery” who are crazy about classic pedals and the great work of our competitors. That being said, we love ours even more. Everything we have designed and will design begins as something we wished was out there for our own setups. After a LOT of revising, it becomes worthy of yours.

We had a million reasons to decide against doing this, just like you have a million excuses not to rock out. The same bravery that motivated you to take up playing is what motivated us to start building our first prototypes. Like you, we believe in genuine rock and roll fun, danger, courage, passion, commitment, and the thrill of hearing and seeing what you have dared to dream made real. These are the values that we share with our customers, and we are committed to doing our part towards getting you the most out of that experience. The rest is up to you.

While we are often asked if our start-up will become a success, we believe that every pedal we get to make for our customers is a success. Our work is dreamed, designed, and created in Columbia, South Carolina. We are proud that every pedal is hand-wired here in the USA, and we are also proud to say that we are committed to top-notch customer service and getting you fired up to play music.

Caroline Guitar Company is a proud member of the USC/Columbia Technology Incubator. Since its inception in November 1998, the USCCTI has provided opportunities for entrepreneurs to commercialize their ideas, produced successful, financially viable and freestanding businesses, and created hundreds of additional jobs in the community.