The Unpleasant Surprise

  • $ 200.00
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Reminisce about the time you got your shoulder caught in the reciprocating saw while this unit destroys your slick jazz lines. The fruit of an oddball circuit, hanging there awkwardly by some parasitic effect. Tweaked, bended and shoe-horned to optimize it’s stench, it’s unpleasance. The time has come to turn all dynamics to shit. Strangely, it feels very natural.

As The Unpleasant Surprise turns your playing style upside down, you’ll be thankful for its ability to push you outside the box, outside your comfort zone, all the while retaining the essence of what is played. The artifacts created by this pedal are strange, harsh and unusual but never seem misplaced or out of context.


  • input impedance 1 MΩ
  • output impedance 1 kΩ
  • power supply 9 to 9.6 VDC
  • current draw 15 mA
  • inspiration ∞


  • true true bypass
  • 1/4” mono input/output jacks
  • 2.1mm barrel DC connector
  • 2.5” x 4.4” enclosure dimensions