The moment you are plugging your guitar or bass into a new pedal is filled with magic! It inspires you to make one step further and let the sound you had in your head for so long become true. It is our aim to fullfill that dream of every musician.
We combine German engineering and craftmanship with tons of love and soul, we put in every handmade pedal. Everything starts with developing the circuit. We only use premium components like Alpha-Pots, WIMA or Panasonic caps, Neutrik Jacks and indestructible Hammond die-cast enclosure. Every pedal makes its first step along the breadboard, gets refined until it tells its own story and we are absolutely satisfied. This story consists of a symbiotic relation between the sound and the graphic design to create a piece of art for you. All of our designs are handmade and silk-screened by hand in our workshop to give every pedal a unique soul.
As a guitar player myself I know the situation when you are looking for a unique solution for a sound you are carrying in your head and there are no recent pedals along the shops. We are experienced with a lot of custom made pedals. That is why we started KMA. We have always two ears open for your dreams and wishes. Do not hesitate to ask us for anything you need.
We love vintage sounds and we also love modern stuff. To bring both worlds together we take classical and well-known circuits and give them a modern touch to fit the needs of modern musicians without selling their souls. In addition to it we design our own circuits, but do not try to reinvent the wheel. Also we deeply respect the work of other companies and electrical engineers for what they do and what they had done. So let's just hold up high the tradition of passionate craftmanship filled with love.
What about warranty?
We give a 5 year warranty for the original owner. Your pedal is under warranty as long as it suddenly stop working, any kind of hardware or a component fails. If it is broken, get in touch with us via e-mail and send it back to our location. We will repair it for free and send it back. You just have to pay the shipping fee. Your pedal is not under warranty when you use a wrong power supply, modifying the circuit or any other wrong handle. You can send it back to us, pay the shipping and the cost for repair and labor and we will ship it back. Our pedals are not made for swimming, firing up or flying around and landing softly. They are build to resist the daily routine of touring but handle with care
What about my right of refund?
We offer you a period of two weeks to check your pedal. If you recognize that it doesn't fit your needs, you can send it back and we will refund your money. Please get in touch with us before. The two weeks starts with receipt of the package. We suggest, when you buy our pedals you will love them from the first tone, but you will never know.
What about shipping cost and how do you ship?
We will ship via DHL. The shipping fee contains an insurance to guarantee that you won't have any trouble with your package The delivery time depends on destination and eventually holidays in that period. But mostly it doesn't take longer than 14 days. We offer you a tracking code to check the status of the delivery.
Do you use PCB-Kits?
No! Every pedal design runs trough several stages of developing. We are starting by setting up our ideas on a breadboard and running some calculations. We refine our circuits until we are 110% satisfied. After that, we will set up the PCB design together with the artwork of the pedal. As soon as our PCBs are manufactured and back in our workshop we test the first prototype. When everything is allright, the serial production starts. As you can see, every step of designing a pedal happens in our workshop. We don't want to fool anybody with kit-based pedals.
What about pedal uptime?
We are a small business and build everything by hand. Never the less we try to hold the uptime as high as possible for our small-series pedals. There is always the possibility to run out of stock either of pedals or parts. Please be patient if it takes some time to prepare your orders. We strictly wanna avoid any kind of waiting list. If you order a custom pedal from scratch the developing process takes some time and the production also. Approx. 2-3 months are the most common period of developing your pedal, including designing the circuit and let you know how it sounds, producing the pcb, designing the artwork and assembling everything. But let me tell, it is worth it!
What about the repair and modification service?
If you have any trouble with a broken non-KMA pedal and you want to get it fixed, send us an email and we will work it out. If you need some modification for your pedals, i.e. your Wah Wah do not have a status LED and suck your tone, we will install a LED in a color you wish and add a true bypass switching. Same with all old and vintage style pedals or buffered switching pedals. We also offer modifications, like changing IC or transistors for you or install different clipping diodes or a switch to choose between different sounds. If your pedal lacks of bass or something we will adjust the sound to your needs. The pricing is individual for any modifications so we will work it out.