Up for auction is a rare and magical early example of Mark Svirkov's guitar pedal wizardry and artistry as SviSound -- the Germanium Fuzz Overdrive v2.0!I purchased this pedal directly from Mark in 2013 after discovering his incredible pedals on Facebook and he shipped it to me direct from Russia. I believe this is among the earliest of Mark's signature "steampunk" creations, this early one a spectacular example of his talent, with a gorgeous lush sound housed in a stunning enclosure that is skillfully and meticulously handcrafted using real wood and copper.I have the impression that this pedal is an important one in the SviSound story. This exact pedal actually has its own dedicated page on the SviSound.com website. The photos and YouTube videos that you see and hear on this page are of this exact pedal (you can tell this because every single mark and irregularity matches perfectly, even down to the precise turn angle of the screws): Germanium Fuzz Overdrive v2.0Of course, Mark says that "the look of his pedals is half of his success". That's because their sound is equally as wondrous as their physical manifestation. Please check the YouTube videos in the link above to hear this pedal and to know hear the range of gorgeous tones this pedal contains within it. If you are a fan of SviSound you know that Mark's designs are unique and original and are not based on any previous pedal design. Mark's productions are the work of a true guitar pedal alchemist, from their inner sonic guts to their unmistakeable external beauty.More info from Mark at SviSound, from the webpage linked above:
Vintage fuzz overdrive with old USSR germanium transistors. Steampunk style body.
True germanium sound.True bypassSpecial Tone control.The body is made without a paint - only electroplating and instruments. True wood! TRUE METAL!Three modes of pregain tone.Power from internal battery or external adapter 9V. Wrong polarity protection.Includes everything just as I received it from Mark back in 2013 (and as seen in the photos), including the original Russian post shipping box and customs form, Russian newspaper packing material, super-cool handmade steampunk metal guitar pick with embedded gears and engraved SviSound.com logo, and an unopened Russian Varta Superlife 9V battery.Please write if you have any questions! I will ship via USPS Priority Mail with tracking and insurance within 24 hours of receiving payment.Best of luck with your bid, and thank you!!