Terms and Conditions

Please read the following before placing an order with us. If you have any queries, issues or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.


How soon will I get my pedal?

When you buy from Cog Effects you are supporting a small business and most of our pedals are built to order, so if you need it by a certain date it is best to email us before ordering to confirm that we can get it to you by this time. Wherever possible we try to build up a stock of our main line of pedals so dispatch will be almost instantaneous, though demand can be high so this is often not always possible. As always, get in touch with any questions and we will give you the info. We try to respond to all emails and Facebook messages as quickly as possible. 


Cog Effects offers a 12-month warranty from the date of purchase to the original named buyer. This includes all parts and components (with the noted exception of knobs and footswitches), but does not include paint or finishing, any damage caused by misuse, lost knobs, or the use of an incorrect power supply. All warranty repairs will be subject to an inspection upon arrival at Cog HQ and we will contact you if there are any issues that prevent us from fixing it under warranty. 

What this means is that if you use the pedal we provide in the way it is intended to be used and something goes wrong, we will fix it free of charge (though you will need to pay the cost to post it back to us). If you shove 240 volts of AC into it, run it over with your car, share a pint of lager with it, or otherwise mistreat or abuse it then your warranty is null and void.

You warranty is void if the pedal has been modified in any way (though your favourite band sticker on the outside of the box is ok) or if it has been tampered with. We offer a custom service - take us up on that if you want any modifications :)

This may sound obvious, but losing your pedal is not something we can cover under warranty.

You must always contact us before sending anything for repair, whether under warranty or not, and we always recommend posting by recorded or special delivery - we can not be held liable for anything you send to us that doesn't arrive.


Returning a Pedal To Us

In the highly unlikely event that you're not happy with the pedal you buy from us, for any reason whatsoever, you can return it within 14 days. Custom orders are not eligible for return. The first step for returns is to make contact with us as soon as possible. Once we receive the pedal back in the condition in which it was sent out to you (including all original packaging), we will issue a refund. Unfortunately, we cannot refund any postage costs incurred by you. Always send pedals by recorded or special delivery - we can not be held liable for anything you send that doesn't get to us. No point scrimping on a couple of quids worth of postage at the risk of a considerably larger refund!


Custom Orders

All custom orders will be subject to a 40% non-refundable deposit paid before construction commences. We will talk to you at length about your custom order and ensure that you are happy with all the details before we ask you for a penny. The timescale for building a custom order can vary depending on the complexity of the project and any special parts that need sourcing - a Grand Tarkin with a custom engraved finish will take less time than a multi-effects unit or a pedal not based on our current product range, for example. We will always endeavour to quote our timescales as accurately as we can, and where anything arises that means we will not meet our deadline we will contact you as soon as possible.

Upon completion of your custom order, we will invoice you for the balance that is left to be paid. Once we receive this, we will get your pedal sent out to you pronto. We will hold the pedal for a period of 8 weeks from the date of the final invoice, after which it will be offered for sale as a "one-off" on our website and social media pages if we do not hear from you to make arrangement for payment. Talk to us, we're friendly!

As stated above, we can not accept returns on custom orders.

When quoting for custom work, the quote is valid for 90 days from the date on the quote. Though unlikely, it is possible that the price may change after that time. We make our custom prices as affordable as we possibly can, but you are still investing money into your pedalboard - we give you the extra time on our quotes so you can pick the right pedal without the pressure of rushing into it and potentially getting the wrong thing.



Money, money, money. They say that money can't buy you happiness. Don't listen to them. Money buys you pedals, and pedals make you happy. I digress. We accept payments via PayPal, including credit and debit card payments through PayPal. Contact us if you have any problems with payment methods and we'll see what we can work out.

That must be wrong, surely?

We're human. Every now adn again we will nake a slepping mistake, or publish erroneous information on our website or one of our social media pages. If you see something you're not sure about, please get in touch and we will make sure you have the correct information and that we correct the error. We will be grateful that you have done this! If by some crazy act of madness we publish a price incorrectly (either too high or too low) then we will notify anyone that has purchased at that price what the correct price will be, and give them the option to purchase at the correct price or receive a refund. We are a small business and can't commit ourselves to selling at an incorrect price. As ever, feel free to get straight in touch with us about anything.

We've said it many times on this page, but please contact us about anything, we respond to all non-stalkerish emails as quickly as possible and are always happy to hear from people old and new! Do you have some Cog Effects pedals on your board or in your rack? Send us a photo!

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