The Martyr pedal is based on the preamp found in the legendary Marshall Valvestate 8100 amplifier from the 1990s.  This amplifier defined an entire genre of music, most famously the sound from Death, Meshuggah, In Flames, Prong, Static-X, and many others.

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As of November 1, 2021 we have refreshed the design of the Martyr.  We listened to all of the feedback from the last 18 months and incorporated them.  The circuit itself remains unchanged.  You still get that classic Valvestate tone but in a smaller 125B enclosure with top-mounted jacks.  We also eliminated the OD1/OD2 toggle switch because... let's face it:  nobody was using OD1.  The new Martyr is all high gain OD2 all the time!


The pedal uses a standard boss-style 9V power supply. There is internal circuitry to generate a ±15V power supply, just like the original amplifiers used.

Controls include: Volume, Contour, Gain, Treble, Middle, and Bass with a OD1/OD2 switch.

Each pedal uses a professionally assembled PCB and is proudly assembled by hand in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Other features include:

  -  Soft-touch relay true bypass for improved reliability

  -  Vimex 16mm potentiometers

  -  Lumberg power connector

  -  Neutrik jacks

  -  Professional high quality FR4 PCB

  -  Powdercoated enclosure

  -  UV Printed artwork

The end result is high quality pedals that sound amazing, are consistent from pedal-to-pedal.

Each pedal comes with a 1 year warranty on parts and labour. Note that the warranty does not cover damage due to using an improper power supply or other misuse. 

The price is $199US + shipping.

Shipping within Canada and the US is $20US.  Shipping to the UK, Western Europe, Australia, and Japan is approximately $60US.  For other regions, please inquire for shipping rates.

For US customers, you will not have to pay any import duties or tariffs. USPS will delivery the pedal to you once it passes through customs.

For customers outside of North America, please note that you will be responsible for any customs/import/VAT charges that your country levies on the pedal. 

Thank you and stay safe!

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