Redbeard Effects, the brainchild of Skindred guitarist and self-confessed gear-head Mikey Demus, has launched with its first stompbox, the Red Mist MKIV.
Based in the UK and offering precision-engineered effects pedals, the Redbeard Effects team aim to channel two decades of touring and studio experience and admit that subtlety isn’t their strongpoint.
“I’ve always been inspired by effects that make you think ‘WOW!’ when you stomp on them,” says Mikey. “We’re not looking to go where others have gone before. Whether you’re into blues, rock, punk, metal, ambience, pop, or making weird and wonderful noises— whatever your thing is, we’re here to push the envelope of what a pedal can do for you.”
Debut Redbeard pedal the Red Mist MKIV is a medium-to-high gain drive pedal offering characteristic amp-like tones in a highly engineered custom enclosure. An entirely original circuit, the Red Mist MKIV promises to transform your clean or crunchy amp into an unapologetic gain machine.
The Red Mist MKIV offers a distinctive voicing which cuts through the mix, due in part to its carefully designed (and refined) 100 per cent analogue circuit and adaptive mids control. With a wide and versatile gain range, the Red Mist MKIV can go from a spicy boost, into a huge tight crunch, all the way up to a crushing high-gain tone.
Designed to integrate seamlessly into your analogue, digital or even hybrid rig, the Red Mist MKIV includes modern features such as a compact, yet durable, chassis and top-mounted jacks for maximising pedalboard real estate.
The Red Mist MKIV is hand-made in the UK with carefully selected components and is priced at £184.99. The Red Mist MKIV is available now from Redbeard Effects’ online store at www.redbeardeffects.com and via Reverb.com.