Spaceman Effects (April 1, 2013)
Seven months in the making, we are very proud to release the new Spaceman Sonic Void.
The Sonic Void is a unique compliment to any playing style, and fits well with just about any guitar/amp combination, though it favors quality tube amps. It was tested for several months across many different tube amps (American, British and modern varieties) and tweaked until we got every detail well balanced.
We hand picked the finest parts for this design, a process that took a great deal of time longer than we had expected. Some standout parts include: An NOS 1959, NASA issue dimable indicator; Miltary Aircraft-rated, oxygen-free copper/silver alloy signal wire; Precision low-noise Metal Film resistor; Quadeutectic silver/platinum-alloy solder; Heavy duty Carling Footswitch; and Open-frame Switchcraft jacks.
The Sonic Void is a truly unique and elegant circuit design. Our goal was to create the most transparent pedal we could, with the lowest noise floor of any Spaceman pedal to date. Did we hit our goal? We sure think so. Compared to the list of overdrives we brought in, the Sonic Void beat every other pedal in both areas, something we are truly proud of. From boutique to cheap, this pedal is more sonically pleasing in terms of overall transparency AND noise, than potentially any other pedal on the market today. Details like choosing the exact best wire for the signal connections and finding the lowest-noise LED available, are the types of details you've come to expect from Spaceman, and they can make all the difference.
Completely hand soldered and handmade in Portland, Oregon, the Sonic Void utilizes absolute-bypass switching via the heaviest duty mechanical footswitch available, while your tone is transferred via quality open-frame jacks. Open one up and you’ll see an unparalleled display of craftsmanship, with detailed military-spec full point-to-point wiring. On top of the USA cast-aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and vintage NASA-issue dim-able indicator light. This pedal is built to last a lifetime. In order to delivery the best tone possible, we eliminated the battery snap on this model. A standard pedal 9 volt DC adapter must be used (negative-center).
We are starting this pedal off with a limited Silver Edition pre-order, and will only make as many Silver Edition Sonic Void's as is ordered within the next 24 hours. There will be a short 7-day build time before shipment on this special edition pedal.
Don't settle for pedals that muddy up your tone. Unharness your true tone today with the Spaceman Sonic Void!