COG CUSTOM

Cog Custom

If you want something you don't see in our current range of effects, or want a modified version of something we already do, feel free to get in touch about a Cog Custom pedal. This can be as simple as two or more effects in one box or more in-depth tone-shaping on an existing Cog Effects pedal, all the way through to completely custom pedals based on your specifications and requirements. Either way, we will work together to find the right pedal for you. Contact us for a quote or some no-strings-attached advice!

Below are some of our previous custom builds.

"CRB005" Custom Fuzz for Mike Kerr of Royal Blood

Original design fuzz pedal for Mike Kerr. 

"CRB006" Custom Fuzz for Mike Kerr of Royal Blood

Original design fuzz pedal for Mike Kerr. 

"Slave 1" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Effects Loop, T-65, Chorus, Delay and Reverb in one enclosure with Boba Fett Mandalorian-themed artwork.

Full details of each effect and signal path HERE
 

"Beasts" Routing and Dirt Box

Knightfall 66, Tarkin and Darklighter in one enclosure, plus send and return for a Sansamp to blend in parallel. When the dirt is bypassed, the effects loop remains active to allow the Sansamp to be the stock clean sound. This pedal was commissioned by Nicky Grayson and is an upgrade and replacement to his "Like Rome" custom pedal. 

"The Drone Machinery 1 & 2" Custom Multi-Effects

Knightfall, Tarkin, Digital Delay, Analogue Delay with modulation and Digital Reverb combined in one enclosure. Twice. 

Cog Effects Custom Bass Multi FX with Knighfall Distortion Tarkin Fuzz, Digital and Analogue Delays and Digital Reverb with custom engraved The Drone Machinery Artwork

"Bop Gun" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Octave, two fuzzes, envelope filter and reverb with custom engraved stark-raving bonkers graphics.

Full details and signal chain HERE
 

"CVS-1401" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

The Avenger. Envelope Filter, Chorus, Delay and Reverb in one enclosure. Pride of the Imperial Fleet. 

Cog Effects Custom CVS-1401 Avenger Bass Guitar Multi-Effect with Envelope Filter, Chorus, Delay and Reverb

"Like Rome" Routing and Dirt Box

Knightfall, Tarkin and Darklighter combined in one box, along with routing to blend with an effects loop which will contain a Sansamp. When the dirt is bypassed, the effects loop remains active to allow the Sansamp to be the stock clean sound.

Build diary and more pictures HERE

 

 

"Red Five" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Grand Tarkin, T-65 Octave, parallel analogue chorus, reverb, and X-Wing artwork. Lots of routing options, buffered/unbuffered effects loops... lots going on. Best bet is to click HERE and get all the info. 

"Hellraiser" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz, Knightfall Distortion and T-65 Octave all in parallel. Four level controls for mixing Dry signal, with only one ever active depending on which combination of effects are selected.

This is very much an expansion on the concept of the T-65 Octave and parallel sub octave in general. 

Artwork is an adaptation of the Puzzle Box from the 1987 film Hellraiser, with oversized Moog-style knobs to finish things off. 

Cog Effects Custom Parallel Blended Bass Multi-Effects Pedal with Knightfall Distortion, Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz and T-65 Analogue Sub Octave

"BTL-S3" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz, Knightfall Distortion and T-65 Octave all in parallel and built to the same specifications as the Hellraiser pedal above, with the exception that the master bypass switch is removed and instead if no effect is selected the entire pedal will be true bypassed. A great front-end dirt-and-down box for any pedalboard. 

* Dry O - Dry level when only the octave is selected
* Dry K - Dry level when the Knightfall is selected and the Tarkin is not
* Dry T - Dry level when the Tarkin is selected and the Knightfall is not
* Dry D - Dry level when both Knightfall and Tarkin are selected 

Cog Effects Custom BTL-S3 Bass Guitar Multi-Effect Pedal with T-65 Analogue Octave, Knightfall and Grand Tarkin Blended in Parallel

"Brutal Master" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz, Knightfall Distortion and T-65 Octave all in parallel and built to the same specifications as the BTL-S3 pedal. Artwork by MrExcane. 

Cog Effects Custom Brutal Master Parallel Octave Fuzz Distortion Bass Guitar Effects Pedal with engraved artwork design by MrExcane

"Colonel Richter" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz, Knightfall Distortion with clean blend, and a parallel T-65 Octave with optional expression input to control the level of the octave down signal.

More details HERE 
 


"Midoctachoruzz" Custom Bass Multi-Effects

This pedal is totally stupid... and that's why I love it. With a T-65 Octave, analogue chorus and Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz together in a series loop, all in parallel with a mid-humped clean blend you are not going to get a nice subtle "I just want a little bit of amp-like breakup when I dig in" kind of sound. You've got a pedal for that already, it's cool. This pedal has a knob labelled "Honk" and totally gets away with it.

Built specially for Ant Wright of Brawlers in a joint bid to make some nasty sounds on Radio 1 and festival stages this summer. Winner.
  

Cog Effects Custom Bass Multi-Effects with T-65 Octave, Analogue Chorus, and Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz with mid-humped clean blend built for Ant Wright of Brawlers

"Bad Mario" Custom Noise Box

This pedal is bonkers. Stark-raving bonkers... but a whole lot of fun. Signal chain from right to left is octave up with input gain and output level, Tarkin Fuzz with Mids knob instead of switch, and with Feedback and Gate knobs each with a toggle to turn them off. Next is a Filter & Sample/Hold section to chew up the fuzz and spit it out before a 2-stage phaser rounds things off nicely.
Artwork is Banksy's and is used in tribute to the original.  
 

Cog Effects Custom Guitar Noise Box with Octave Up, Tarkin Fuzz, FSH Filter Sample Hold and FET Phaser with Banksy Mario Engraved Artwork

"CMB01" Custom Multi-Effect

T-16, Mini 66 and Tarkin in one enclosure, with master bypass footswitch and order reverse footswitch to swap Tarkin > Mini 66 to Mini 66 > Tarkin.  

Cog Effects Custom Bass Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

"Black Sun" Custom Bass Distortion

Custom "battle-worn" parallel Knightfall and Tarkin for Simon Francis - one each for his two touring rigs.

Three-position Voice switch and post-clipping adjustable High Pass Filter on the Knightfall, and Mids knob and switchable Gate knob on the Tarkin. Sounds enormous on bass.

Star Wars Black Sun artwork on battle-worn enclosures make these two one of my favourite custom projects. 

 
 

"Zappa Fuzz" Custom Dual Tarkin

Two independent Tarkin Fuzz circuits with custom tone sections, designed for an intricate stereo rig. Complete control over the mid-band of the Tarkin to allow different positions and widths of notches and boosts. Broad range of Muffy sounds in a small footprint. Built for Dweezil Zappa's 2013 World Tour.

More details HERE

"CMGo00" Custom TK-421 and Reverb

Two channel TK-421 with external clipping options, plus always-on reverb with huge wet/dry mix knob that can be foot controlled. Extra large effect order toggle switch for reverb>TK and TK>reverb, and retro industrial engraved graphic. 

Cog Effects Custom Bass Guitar Effects Pedal, TK-421 Distortion and Reverb with wet and dry blend

"Night Fall on Jupiter" Custom Knightfall and Darklighter

Darklighter with expanded active EQ and Knightfall with three clipping options (LED, MOSFET, Silicon) selected by the D switch. The O switch changes the signal order from Knightfall > Darklighter to Darklighter > Knightfall.

The expanded EQ and clipping options on the two effects, combined with the Order switch results in a hugely flexible dirt box for both guitar and bass. 

Name and artwork are the client's nod to Cave In.
 

Cog Effects Custom Darklighter and Knightfall Guitar & Bass Overdrive & Distortion with clipping options, expanded active EQ and engraved Cave In Tribute Artwork
 
 

"The Chosen One" Custom Knightfall 66

Bloody Qui-Gon Jinn has a lot to answer for.
"I reckon he's the chosen one, he must be trained, blah blah blah"

Well, that was a good call.

Cog Effects Custom Darth Vader Knightfall 66 Bass Guitar Overdrive Distortion Effects Pedal

"CRB001 & CRB003" Custom Signal Router

Signal Router for Mike Kerr of Royal Blood

Cog Effects Custom Signal Router for Mike Kerr Royal Blood Pedalboard

"CRB002 & CRB004" Custom Patch Box

Patch Box for Mike Kerr of Royal Blood

"Knight Terror" Custom Knightfall and Darklighter

Darklighter with expanded active EQ and Knightfall with additional Voice rotary switch and three clipping options (LED, MOSFET, Silicon) selected by a switch on the back. The order of the effects can also be selected by a switch on the back.   

Cog Effects Custom Darklighter and Knightfall Guitar & Bass Overdrive & Distortion with clipping options, expanded active EQ and engraved Tentacles Artwork
 
 
 
 

"Bearfist" Custom Blender

Blender with Bass/Treble EQ and phase inversion switch on the loop and variable LPF on the loop similar to the blend on the TK-421-X. Super useful clean blend pedal for bassists. 

Cog Effects Custom Bass Guitar Blender Effects Pedal With Bass Treble EQ Low Pass Filter and Phase Inversion Switch

"Propaganda" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Single channel Grand Tarkin with additional Gate control. Empire propaganda artwork for maximum cool. The red on the sides of the enclosure matches the red on the top, I just can't take a decent photo!! 

"3 Step" Custom EHX 720  Stereo Looper External Footswitch

External footswitch for the most excellent Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper, allowing quick access to Bank Up, Bank Down, and Instant Undo/Re-do, which fully unlocks the potential of the additional features of the looper. The footswitches are staggered in height to allow them to be aligned vertically and still be easy to press just one switch at a time. 

Cog Effects Custom EHX Electro-Harmonix 720 Stereo Looper FS3X External Footswitch

"Inertia" Custom Knightfall and Grand Tarkin

18v bass-tuned Knightfall, and Grand Tarkin with extended control over the filters making up the Tone control to create a hugely versatile bass fuzz. Sounds enormous. Huge. Footswitches are spaced such that they can both be pressed at the same time if need be.

More information HERE

"Starbird" Custom Chorus and Delay

Analogue chorus with independent control over Wet and Dry levels, Bass/Treble EQ on the wet signal, and the usual rate and depth controls, plus analogue-voiced modulating digital delay. As well as the regular delay controls, this one also features a variable high-pass filter on the repeats to allow a higher wet level and number of repeats without muddying the dry signal, and is designed with bass guitar in mind.

Further to the effects, this pedal has unique signal routing in that is has two sets of jacks for each effect - one set on the right-hand side and one set at the top of the enclosure. This was built in for the specific requirements of the customer using this pedal on two different pedalboards. Chorus Out and Delay In jacks will also link internally automatically if nothing is inserted.

Finished off with the Rebel Alliance logo, Starbird. Geekier than C-3PO, cooler than Calrissian. Awesome.
 

Cog Effects Custom Bass Guitar Pedal - Starbird Rebel Alliance Logo - Digital modulating delay and analogue chorus

"Juggernaught" Custom Distortion and Modulation Multi-Effects

Knightfall, Tarkin, Darklighter, Phaser, Chorus and Delay. Everything you could need to create some proper sonic mayhem. Graphic derived from art for Sheffield band Galleon by the rather fabulous Jason Kerr. LFO rate LEDs for each of the modulation circuits for added bling.

More details HERE

"Bertie Big Bollocks" Custom Grand Tarkin and Knightfall 66 

Checklist for custom pedal:
1) Fuzz with extra Mid control
2) Two-Channel Distortion
3) DI
4) Must must MUST have roll bars
5) Most importantly, must have giant picture of hanging testicles engraved onto the top of it and the name "Bertie Big Bollocks" on an engraved front name plate.

Yep, that'll do it. 

Bertie Big Bollocks Cog Effects Custom Dual Bass Distortion And Fuzz Pedal with engraved testicle artwork

"Slunge Detonator" Custom TK-421-X and Knightfall 66 

TK-421-X with HPF mod and external rotary switches for clipping options and LPF-2 range, and Knightfall 66 with external rotary switches for clipping options on each channel.

Custom artwork featuring Burrito the pot-head donkey. When you turn on the Knightfall 66 his spliff lights up red. Obviously.
 

Cog Effects Custom Slunge Detonator Bass Guitar Overdrive and Distortion Effect Pedal

"Silver Surfer" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz 

While he may not be as cool as Han Solo, the Silver Surfer is still cool enough to have been voiced by Morpheus, so I'm gonna give him a pass. Standard Grand Tarkin guts with super duper Marvel artwork.  

"CBGe00" Custom Line Selector 

Clean Blender with phase inversion switch and two preset levels of clean and loop. The footswitch swaps between the two presets. Perfect for those "always on" effects where you want more than one balance of clean and effect. Can also be used as a clean boost, or a buffered pedalboard interface. 

Cog Effects Custom Line Selector and Clean Blend Pedal

"CAWr02" Custom Line Selector 

Dual loop mixer with footswitch to swap between preset levels. Phase switches for additional flexibility, and the send and returns on each loop connect automatically if jacks aren't inserted. Roll bar to retain settings if you've got heavy feet. 

Cog Effects Custom Line Selector

"Stormtrooper" Custom Grand Tarkin for the 2015 CTCC Charity Auction

Despite being completely inept and anonymous, stormtroopers will always be cool. They couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo, they don't know which droids they're looking for, and they got absolutely leathered by a tribe of mini bears with vastly inferior weapons. Still cool though!

This custom finish Grand Tarkin was my submission for the 2015 Circuits To Cure Cancer Charity Auction.
 

"Circuits to Cure Cancer" Custom Dual Tarkin for the 2014 CTCC Charity Auction

Two Tarkins in one, with added Mids control and individual controls for each channel. One footswitch for bypass, the other to switch channel. This pedal will be auctioned off as part of the 2014 Circuits to Cure Cancer charity auction event in May, so as well as getting fuzzy with this beast you will also be helping kick cancer in the nuts. 

Build diary HERE

"Robot Camel" Custom Dual Knightfall

Let's face it, The Empire Strikes Back is just the best Star Wars film, and one of the coolest things about it was the AT-ATs lumbering towards Echo Base. Seeing another AT-AT as Rey's home in The Force Awakens was another cool touch, and here's one on a Dual Knightfall looking cooler than a Wampa's dangly bits. 

"Time Bandits" Custom Knightfall and Darklighter

Darklighter with expanded active EQ and Knightfall with three clipping options (LED, MOSFET, Silicon) selected by the 1 switch. The 2 switch changes the signal order from Knightfall > Darklighter to Darklighter > Knightfall. Artwork by MrExcane. 

Cog Effects Custom Time Bandits Dual Bass Guitar Overdrive and Distortion with custom engraved artwork design by MrExcane

"Maximum Stoverdrive" Custom Bass Overdrive and Distortion

Single-channel Knightfall 66 and TK-421-X bass distortion in one box. Commissioned as a two-channel pedal for medium-high gain and crazy-high gain: the right footswitch engages the pedal, while the left footswitch chooses with which weapon you shall vanquish thine enemies. 

More details, including details of the TK-421-X, can be found HERE

"Octagrit" Custom T-65 Octave and Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion

This one is three effects in one box: Knightfall 66, T-65 octave, or both together in parallel. Individual clean blend level controls for each mode of operation, and the box is true bypassed when neither effects are engaged. Footswitches placed just close enough to be able to trigger both at once.

More details HERE

Custom Signal Router

Stereo input jack for dual output bass, individual effects loop and PA sends for each signal, two amp outputs that can run either the individual signals or a 50/50 blend using the Stereo/Sum switch, ground lift switch for second amp output, and mute footswitch that kills all outputs except the tuner output. 

Sometimes what can seem like the most simple effects or routers like this (or the excellent Boss LS-2) can actually end up opening doors for a truly innovative rig. I could see myself combining this with a bass amp, guitar amp, plus a boat-load of effects and going for a Royal Blood-esque huge sound....

Cog Effects Custom Buffered Signal Splitter, Router and Mixer/Blender

"Gray Fuzz?!" Custom Dual Bass Distortion and Fuzz

Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz and TK-421-X Bass Distortion in one box. Each effect can be used independently or together in parallel, with level trim controls when in parallel mode. Additional input to mix in a third signal. When neither effect is engaged the whole box is true bypassed.  

Click HERE for more information.

"A/SF-01" Custom Knightfall and Darklighter

Darklighter with expanded active EQ and Knightfall with three clipping options (LED, MOSFET, Silicon) selected by the 1 switch. The 2 switch changes the signal order from Knightfall > Darklighter to Darklighter > Knightfall.

The expanded EQ and clipping options on the two effects, combined with the Order switch results in a hugely flexible dirt box for both guitar and bass.  

Cog Effects Custom A/SF-01 Bass Guitar Overdrive and Distortion

"Bounty Hunter" Custom T-47

T-47 Analogue Octave with custom engraved Boba Fett artwork. Yeah alright he got eaten by a hole in the ground after a blind man accidentally set his rocket pack off, but this Mandalorian bounty hunter is still a total bad-ass. 

"The Ashes" Custom Dual Knightfall

Custom engraved 2015 Ashes commemorative/commiserative trophy for Daniel Steinhardt, head honcho of The GigRig, who has been most gracious following the crushing defeat of Australia at the hands of the English and thus deserves a bit of a pick-me-up.

I should have called this one the "Cover Drive" really, shouldn't I...
 

"The Terminator" Custom T-65 Octave and Gated Fuzz

(Use your best Arnie accent) "I need your clothes, your boots, and a set of bass cabs capable of producing 20Hz without farting out when I shove some serious subs up them..."

The standard T-65 control set is all there with the exception of the Loop level control which is instead replaced with a two-position mode switch to move the position of the fuzz to be either in series or in parallel with the octave. An internal trimpot sets the level of the parallel send to the fuzz to allow for better balancing between the two modes. Sounds enormous in either mode.      

Cog Effects Custom Terminator Bass Guitar Effects Pedal T-65 Octave and Gated Fuzz With Custom Engraving

"Octa Frog" Custom T-65 Octave and Darklighter Overdrive

T-65 Octave with individual footswitches for octave up and down, into a Darklighter with a toggle for an alternative TS9 voicing.

The T-65 is true bypassed if neither up or down is selected, with the footswitches spaced so you can press either or both at the same time.

Cog Effects Custom Octa Frog Octave Overdrive Guitar Effects Pedal

"For Sorrow, For Joy" Custom Line Selector

Three blendable signal paths in one small unit.
Channel A switches between a clean level control and an effects loop with level control and phase switch.
Channel B switches between a clean level control and an effects loop with level control and phase switch
Channel C switches between a clean level control and a bass/treble EQ with level control.

Footswitches for channels A and B located so they can activated individually or together.

The ideal tool for the blending bass player. 

"Yin Yang" Custom Fuzz

This one is a little bit special. On the left we have a Tarkin with the Mids switch replaced with a continuous knob, and on the right is a Superfuzz clone for old skool fuzzy deliciousness. 

The special thing about this pedal is it is designed to be placed at two different points within the signal chain - in this case, both within the loop of an envelope filter AND in series with the filter. The middle footswitch switches which point in the chain the pedal is placed. In addition to the footswitch, there is also a Control jack on the back of the pedal to remotely control this function. This client uses a G-Lab controller and will use one of the available amp switch jacks when programming his patches, but it could just as easily be used with the GigRig G2, One Control Crocodile Tail or Free The Tone ARC amongst others. 

Cog Effects Custom Yin Yang Bass Fuzz Tarkin And Superfuzz

"Raging Bull" Custom Bass Darklighter

Bass Darklighter with variable-filtered clean blend section stolen from the TK-421-X and tweaked to better complement the Darklighter circuit. This combination is fantastic for warmer, lower gain tones than the Knightfall or TK series, but will still get grindy when cranked. Additional footswitch for an on-board effects loop, with the Order knob changing the pedal from loop>Darklighter to Darklighter>loop, and the Mode knob activating the Loop Level knob. 

This pedal was commissioned by a Rage Against The Machine fan, and so during testing I only used Rage riffs lest this pedal become sullied by a lesser standard of riffery. Testify! 

Cog Effects Raging Bull Custom Darklighter Bass Overdrive

"Light Side, Dark Side" Custom Line Selector

Custome dual loop Line selector with footswitches to select "A or B" and "A and B"

Cog Effects Custom Blend Guitar Effects Pedal

"Politics" Custom Knightfall 66

Single channel Knightfall 66 with added Mids cut/boost and frequency knobs. Artwork is a Banksy piece and is used in tribute to the original. This one struck a particular chord with me and I used the same artwork on a pedal for myself years ago.   

Cosg Effects Custom Knightfall Bass Guitar Distortion Effects Pedal with engraved tribute Banksy Artwork

"Henderson's" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Jessica Ennis. Pulp. Nick Park. Bring Me The Horizon. Michael Palin. Harry Brearley and stainless steel. Arctic Monkeys. Richard Hawley. Def Leppard. Gordon Banks. 65daysofstatic. Kell Brook. Roger Taylor (the other one). Sean Bean.

All those great names pale into insignificance compared to this one... Henderson's Relish.

Chances are that if you are from Sheffield you will turn out super-awesome, it's that simple. Aye there's more handsome folk about, our football teams have had their day, and our greatest actor dies regularly, but there's no doubt Sheffield is made up of winners. So when a Sheffield exile found out custom finishes were an option, he had to have Hendo's for a taste of home. 

Standard Grand Tarkin circuit, extra special finish. Better on bass than chips though.

"Boba Fuzz" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Just ask anyone who they think the coolest dude is in all of Star Wars. If they don't answer Han Solo then they're gonna answer Boba Fett. If they give a different answer to those two then they probably think the prequels were better than the classics and that Greedo shot first. You don't need that kind of person in your life. Oh, also this is a bass fuzz.  

"Solo" Custom T-16 Analogue Octave

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good octave on your pedalboard, kid.

This T-16 has the Clean level control removed to keep it simple for octave down tones only. Featuring engraved artwork of the Millennium Falcon, the coolest and greatest ship ever, despite what any Star Trek or Firefly fans will try and tell you...


T-16 Analogue Octave

"Rogue Leader" Custom Line Selector

Line selector and routing pedal with free bonus harpoon and tow cable*

Two effects loops can be placed in parallel with each other or clean signal. With level controls for each loop and also each dry signal to enable proper balancing of levels. This allows for A+B, A+Clean, B+Clean and Clean from this box. 
Phase inversion switches are included on both channels for maximum flexibility. 

These line selectors can also be built in an 'A or B with A+B' configuration, as well as other custom options. Swiss Army Knife for bass players looking to blend one or more distortions with each other or clean signals.   


*Harpoon and tow cable not really included

Cog Effects Custom Rogue Leader Bass Guitar Line Selector/Blender

"Squares" Custom T-65 Octave

T-65 Octave modified so the contents of the effects loop is your bypassed sound, including internal level control for the bypass signal. Ideal for putting a large portion of your pedalboard, if not your whole pedalboard, inside the loop to add parallel octave to. If nothing is placed in the loop, the bypassed sound will default to clean.  

"Repeats" Custom T-65 Octave

The T-65 has level controls for one octave down, one octave up, and dry signal, as well as a level control for the onboard parallel effects loop. Put your dirt here, put a chorus and a fuzz here, put a delay here... the only limit is your imagination (and pedal collection). Finally, a variable Filter control on the octave down signal allows you to shape the octave down sound from synthy and grindy through to pure sub. This is the analogue octave pedal you've always wanted but not yet got.    

"Red Three" Custom T-65 Octave

This T-65 Analogue Octave has an Incom T-65 X-Wing Starfighter engraved on it. Get yours today and blow up the nearest Death Star! 

"Black Tarkin" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Custom Grand Tarkin with Dweezil mod to the Tone section and Cog Custom pink LED for maximum sex appeal. 

"Stu-Tron" Custom Envelope Filter

Custom Mutron-based envelope filter for Stuart Eastham of the British & Irish Modern Music Institute with Fiery Figrin D'an of the Modal Nodes, engraved front-plate, second LED displaying envelope, and Moog-style knobs.  

Cog Effects Custom Cantina Band Artwork Engraved StuTron Envelope Filter

"Elephant" Custom T-65 Octave

T-65 Octave with custom engraved elephant artwork.  

Cog Effects Custom T-65 Analogue Octave with parallel effects loop and engraved elephant god artwork

"RnB" Custom Multi-Effect

Darklighter, Boss CE-2 clone, modulating analogue delay, and reverb in one big ol' box. Effects loops pre- and post-Darklighter with bypassable buffers on both sends and returns, and bypassable output line driver. Everything you need to get up and go plus the flexibility to add extra effects without compromising tone.

"TX 18/45" Custom Blender

Custom blend pedal with Blend and Level knobs, plus a variable low pass filter on the clean signal and phase inversion switch for the effects loop. All killer, no filler. Deep engraved red logo and matching red sides for added bling. 

"Waves" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Grand Tarkin with alternative taper on the Tone pot to give a larger range on the bass side at the expense of a smaller range on the treble side to allow for finer tuning of bass frequencies. Also covered in optical illusion wavy artwork that made me think the (computer generated and engraved) straight lines for the label boxes weren't parallel any more! A fun but confusing build! 

"Zig Zag" Custom Dual Knightfall Distortion

Stock Dual Knightfall Distortion with zig zag optical illusion artwork. This one looks cylindrical when you look straight down on it. Crazy, maaaaaaan. 

"Screwball" Custom T-65 Octave

T-65 with custom optical illusion artwork. 

"Brutalist" Custom Brassmaster Fuzzes

A trio of old skool Brassmaster clones because your speakers have had it far too easy until now. 

Cog Effects Custom Brassmaster Bass Guitar Octave Fuzz Effects Pedal
Cog Effects Custom Brassmaster Bass Guitar Octave Fuzz Effects Pedal
Cog Effects Custom Brassmaster Bass Guitar Octave Fuzz Effects Pedal

"RZ-1" Custom T-65 Octave Fuzz

The standard T-65 control set is all there with the exception of the Loop level control which is instead replaced with a two-position mode switch to move the position of the fuzz to be either in series or in parallel with the octave. An internal trimpot sets the level of the parallel send to the fuzz to allow for better balancing between the two modes. Sounds enormous in either mode.     

Cog Effects Custom RZ-1 Octave Fuzz T-65 Bass Guitar Effects Pedal

"Dirt Channel" Custom Amp Footswitch

Replacement channel select footswitch for a Marshall DSL100H, built into a recycled Boss pedal enclosure.

Cog Effects Custom Marshall DSL100H Replacement Footswitch Using a Recycled Boss Overdrive Enclosure

"The Boss" Custom Knightfall

Knightfall Distortion in a recycled Boss DS-2 enclosure with four-position rotary Bass switch. True bypass switching using a relay.

Build diary, more pictures and details HERE 

"ECG" Custom Knightfall

Knightfall with custom ECG style artwork, purple LED and huge metal knobs.  

Cog Effects Custom Engraved Bass Guitar Knightfall with ECG artwork and metal knobs

"Seaweed" Custom Knightfall 66

Single channel Knightfall 66 with knobs for Gain, Dirt Level and Clean level, and switches for pre-clipping low end and post-clipping high end. Artwork by Claire Cousins, pictures do this absolutely zero justice. 

Cog Effects Custom Knightfall Order 66 Bass Distortion with Claire Cousins Artwork
 
 

"Disco" Custom Knightfall

"Can I have a Knightfall with sparkly disco blue sides and a matching blue LED please?"

Yes. Yes you can!
 

Cog Effects Custom Engraved Knightfall Distortion With Disco Blue Finish

"Disastrochimp" Custom Knightfall

Two-channel Knightfall with custom artwork. 

More info and pictures HERE

 

"Signor Gatto" Custom Dual Bass Drive

Bass Darklighter and TK-421 in one box.  

Read more HERE. 

"Signor Gattino" Custom TK-421-X Bass Distortion

Signor Gatto's little brother, this is a
TK-421-X with an added adjustable high-pass filter on the dirt channel for dialling in super nasally drive tones for blending with super fat clean tones. It is scientifically impossible to play this pedal for more than five minutes without breaking into Hyper Music or Plug In Baby.
 

"Radar Rat" Custom TK-421-X Bass Distortion

TK-421-X with custom Radar Rat artwork, used in tribute to Banksy's original piece. This one has the 308 in there at the customer's request.

"Radar Rat Rides Again" Custom TK-421-X Bass Distortion

TK-421-X with external clipping selection switch and re-positioned footswitch to match the rest of the customer's pedalboard. 

"Archer Drive" Custom Knightfall

I had never heard of Sterling Malory Archer before this pedal was commissioned. He is now my hero and role model, and the only man cooler than him is Han Solo.

Stock Knightfall, super special engraving, and literally too many awesome quotes to even pick one to put here.   

"Big Dog" Custom T-65 Octave

The first standalone T-65 Octave goes to a big dog at Big Dog Drum Stuff, so what could be more fitting than Big Dog artwork? Nowt, that's what.

The T-65 has level controls for one octave down, one octave up, and dry signal, as well as a level control for the onboard parallel effects loop. Put your dirt here, put a chorus and a fuzz here, put a delay here... the only limit is your imagination (and pedal collection). Finally, a variable Filter control on the octave down signal allows you to shape the octave down sound from synthy and grindy through to pure sub. This is the analogue octave pedal you've always wanted but not yet got. 

 

"Tittie Fuzz" Custom Dual Tarkin

Two Tarkins in one box with added Mids control and light-up nipples. 

Read more HERE.

 

"Old No.18" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Custom order Grand Tarkin for Jack Mullins on his 18th birthday, who has arguably the greatest family around for getting this beast sorted for him. Distilled and bottled by Cog Effects in Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK 

"Buckfuzz" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Just like the Tonic Wine from which it takes its name, your actions are likely to be far more antisocial when using Buckfuzz. Someone order a Stella fuzz and we've really got a party going...

 

"Circles" Knightfall 66 Prototype

Dual-channel bass Knightfall with clean blend and internal diode selection for each channel. 

More info HERE.

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Circles Knightfall 66 - Etched Enclosure
"Harvey's Wallbanger" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Tarkin Fuzz with filtered clean blend and adjustable Mids.  Custom etch using a photo of the customer's son, Harvey. 

Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

"Charlie's Rust Bucket" Custom TK-421-X Bass Distortion

TK-421-X with custom engraved artwork. This one is Harvey's little brother. 

"Deer Lord" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

If, like me, you like to tweak your knobs while on stage then this will look very odd indeed! Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz with internal trimpots instead of external knobs, ideal for those among you capable of set-and-forget. Not me, I be like "more mids, more mids, more mids!" and then my guitarist shouts at me. True story!
 
Anyway, praise the Deer Lord...
 

"The Punisher" Custom Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion

Knightfall 66 with onboard charge pump to run at 18v from a standard 9v input, giving increased headroom and dynamic feel. 

Cog Custom - Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion pedal running at 18v with etched Punisher artwork
"Danger" Custom Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz

Custom warning sign artwork on a stock Grand Tarkin. 

"Clocks" Custom Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion

Single channel Knightfall 66 with no clean blend. Nice and simple, raucous as hell.   

Cog Effects Custom Knightfall 66 Single Channel Bass Guitar Distortion
"The Chaser" Custom Line Selector

Line selector and routing pedal. Two effects loops can be placed in parallel with each other or clean signal. With level controls for each loop and also each dry signal to enable proper balancing of levels. This allows for A+B, A+Clean, B+Clean and Clean from this box. Phase inversion switches are included on both channels for maximum flexibility. 

These line selectors can also be built in an 'A or B with A+B' configuration, as well as other custom options. Swiss Army Knife for bass players looking to blend one or more distortions with each other or clean signals.
  

Cog Effects - Custom Tantive IV Line Selector with Pacman Art: The Chaser
"309" Custom Dual Grand Tarkin

Sometimes you need more bass fuzz. All of it. You need all of it. For such occasions, you'd be glad to have this on your board. Two Grand Tarkin Bass Fuzz circuits in one enclosure.

"Ripper The Buzzsaw" Custom Fuzz and Oscillation Machine

Six fuzz modes, foot-switchable boost before the fuzz, foot-switchable oscillation with a choice of six different feedback paths and a Noise control to tame things if needed. Filter control rolls off the highs after all that crazy goodness. Pure fuzz, gated fuzz, glitch fuzz, jumpy octavy fuzz, drone tones and total stutter noises make this probably the daftest Cog Custom pedal so far. Pixelated lo-fi etch to match the lo-fi vibe, and checkerboard knobs because, well, why not?  

 
 
"Treehouse of Horrors LXVI" Custom Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion

Knightfall 66 with custom Kang and Kodos artwork. We're not mormons, we're quantum presbyterians!  

Cog Effects Custom Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion Pedal with Kang and Kodos Custom Engraved Tribute Artwork
"Octave Chorus" Custom T-65 Octave and Chorus

The imaginatively named "Octave Chorus" was commissioned to be used with a double bass, to thicken the sound using octave up and down, chorus, and both octave and chorus together, with a dry level control for each mode to allow proper balancing of levels. When neither effect is selected, the whole unit is true bypassed. The T-65 in this unit differs from the stock model in that the octave up is heavily filtered to be as clean as possible.

Though not what it was commissioned for, in testing I cranked the Down, Up, Depth and Level knobs, killed the Dry signal and then put a Grand Tarkin after it. My neighbour still won't speak to me. Result.
 

Cog Effects Custom Parallel Blended Bass Octave and Chorus
"Sun Echo Company" Custom Delay

Custom analogue-voiced digital lo-fi delay with a variable high-pass filter on the repeats to allow a high number of repeats and effect level without imposing on the dry signal as it repeats over the top of it.  

Artwork in tribute to Sun Records, with burnt paint to simulate the look and feel of vinyl. It's not a perfect match to vinyl by any means, but was fun to try something new to create a different vibe! 

Cog Effects Custom Analogue-Voiced Digital Lo-Fi Delay With Variable High Pass Filter
"Cogtendo" Custom EQ/DI

Five band EQ, cab simulator with switches to engage it on either the output to amp or the DI, ground lift for the DI, and master level control. All jacks north-mounted to save pedalboard space. Graphics from my childhood.

Cog Effects Cogtendo Nintendo Game Boy EQ Pre-Amp DI with Mario Artwork
"Brutalist Architecture #1" Custom Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion

Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion with custom engraving and translucent red finish, made for Sheffield-band Catalysts. 

Cog Effects Custom Finish Knightfall 66 Bass Distortion
"Brutalist Architecture #2" Custom Knightfall and Windu Boost

Knightfall and Windu Boost in a single enclosure, custom engraved and with a translucent red finish, made for Sheffield-band Catalysts.  

Cog Effects Custom Knightfall Distortion and Windu Boost
"Ten Beers Vibe" Custom Univibe Clone

AKA "Beerwolf" this hound will swirl and throb and mush and shimmer and make you think that things were just plain cooler "back in the day"

Artwork drawn by the rather talented Santiago Paredes Cruz

"The Maze" Custom Univibe Clone

Arguably the most a-maze-ing (sorry) Univibe clone in the whole world ever.   

"The Fuck Pig" Dual Tarkin and Octave

One fuzz not enough? No? How about two? No? Octave up as well? Still not enough? OK we'll give it a daft name and artwork too, how's that?

This bad boy will do Mario sounds if you treat it right. Ace. 

"Meat Grinder" Bass Fuzz

Zero subtlety on this one. It's a bass fuzz, and it's massive. Input impedance control to work with active basses, and clean blend control. Massive low end. Comes with spare trousers just in case.

More info and pictures HERE

"Aeolus" Bass Overdrive

Darklighter with clean blend, and two additional overdrives tuned for bass and with clean blends on both. Toggle switches allow switching the order of the effects within the box.

More info and pictures HERE

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Aeolus Custom Bass Overdrive - Etched Enclosure
 
 

"Arklight" Custom Darklighter

Re-boxed version of the very first Darklighter.

More info and pictures HERE 

"Wings On Eagles" Custom Bass Knightfall

Knightfall distortion with clean blend and four-position Bass/wool switch. Does subtle warmth through to huge over-the-top gain. Put an octave in front of it and you have the power to destroy all evil. 

"Windu Boost" Prototype FET Boost

Very loud FET-Based boost. Huge knob for on-the-fly adjustments. Plays very nicely to push amps into overdrive and as an "always on" tone. Crank it high and use your guitar's volume knob to control the breakup.

"Street Fighter" Dual Bass Drive

Channel A is a Bass-tuned Darklighter with Clean Blend, Channel B is a Tarkin Fuzz with Clean Blend, as well as three-position Mids switch (Range) and low-cut switch on the distortion channel. Highly useful for reminding your guitarist that the authority lies with the bassist.

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Street Fighter Dual Bass Drive - Etched Enclosure

"Vendetta" Master Control Box

Separate tuner output and Mute footswitch, compressor, effects loop, mid-boost, full-range boost,  analog chorus, and EQ. Built for a specific pedalboard, with jacks mounted on the base of the box for Tuner, Output and Wireless connection to other areas of the board, with additional input for a cable that overrides the wireless input in case of wireless failure during a show. 

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Vendetta Master Control Box - Etched Enclosure

"iFuzz" Silicon Fuzz and Octave

Silicon fuzz monster with separate octave up. Toggles for shelving frequency and compression. Artwork is not my own and I will probably be hearing from Apple before long. Oh well...

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - iFuzz Silicone Fuzz and Octave - Etched Enclosure

"Fear Me" MOSFET Boost

Very loud MOSFET boost with big knob for on-the-fly foot adjustment. This one goes to twelve. 

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Fear Me MOSFET Boost - Etched Enclosure

"Inch by inch, play by play" Delay and Tremolo

Modulating lo-fi digital delay with dual delay times, and tap-tempo analog tremolo with time division and shape controls alongside the usual suspects. Text is the Al Pacino speech from Any Given Sunday, made for an NFL fan. 

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Inch By Inch, Play By Play Delay and Tremolo - Etched Enclosures

"Zohar's Phase Shift" 4/6/8-stage phaser

FET phaser with adjustable number of stages, and Rate, Depth and Regeneration control.

More info HERE 

"Birds" Tarkin Fuzz

Tarkin Fuzz built to "Triangle" specs, with Mids adjustable on a knob rather than two-position switch, and clipping bandwidth switching. The bandwidth selection provides a subtle variation in how smooth or crunchy the Tarkin is, and is useful for fine-tuning into a band mix. 

"Colour" Phaser

Four-stage phaser with Rate, Depth and Level controls, as well as three-position resonance switch for subtle shimmering through to thick and lush phasing. Decoupaged finish using last week's Kerrang magazine. 

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Colour Phaser - Decoupage Finish

"Khyber Pass" Chorus

Digital chorus pedal. Subtle chorus with a cleaner, more metallic sound than found on the analog choruses we have produced.

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Khyber Pass Chorus - Printed Finish

"Catalysts"  Delay

Lo-fi digital delay with switchable modulation. Capable of subtle echo through to some rather crazy swirling madness. 

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Catalysts Digital Delay - Etched Finish

"Rings" Delay

Lo-fi digital delay with switchable modulation. Capable of subtle echo through to some rather crazy swirling madness.

 

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Rings Modulating Delay - Etched Enclosure

"Space" MOSFET Boost

Massive clean boost. Good for killing amps and eardrums. Featuring a one-off hand-painted enclosure with over 5,000 dots to create the gnarliest of space images ever. Time-consuming? Nooooooo.

Cog Custom - Custom Effects Pedal - Space MOSFET Boost - Painted Enclosure

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