I have had a plan dating back several years to build a line of just 3 pedals. Crazy? Most companies go all out developing many pedals. I wonder if those companies are just dumping out clones. IMO, they must be. It takes WAY too much time and money to develop new ideas, which is exactly what I do. The massive cost and expense of time is a limiting factor for me. The big difference from LBA vs everyone else is the lack of solid state electronics in the audio path, and the total lack of cloning. That makes it tricky for me to make something priced competitively. I realize some collectors will instantly recognize the value in my products the moment they hear about them, but I can't rely on them to sustain my business. I price my products below what I think they are worth because I want "you" to hear it for yourself. I want "you" to try it so you understand what its all about (30-day money back guarantee). Its not just a pedal. Its a work of Art that I'm very proud of and would like to share with the world. If I charged what I know its worth, I would be limiting my business to the collectors. I'd like to share my Art with musical Artists to inspire them to create new Art. We can do great things together!
About the Author
Mike Congilosi II, Owner/Designer/Electronics Engineer at Lightning Boy Audio and Owner/Audio Engineer/Music Producer at LBA Studios.