I play guitar….in a band…..I need pedals. So that’s been the story for over 10 years now. Touring, recording, spending my last pennies on strings and more gear than I could fit in my apartment. After never owning or affording the cool effects I wanted, I decided to build a few things. This quickly turned into an obsession, like a non stop-all night long obsession of the 3rd kind. Other friends wanted my new pedals, one thing leads to another, here we are. Daredevil Pedals, 100% hand built in Chicago, IL since summer of 2012.  My goal in all this is to make stuff that I think is awesome. Seems a little selfish, but that’s what makes it fun for me. I’m picky when it comes to gear and I’m not gonna make things I wouldn’t play through. Apparently a bunch of other people out there feel that these pedals sound good too, thus keeping this noisy train rolling. I started out building old school point to point and stripboard circuits, which i still love to do, so those will be available occasionally as time allows.  I’m going to continue doing my best to make affordable effects that sound great and inspire people. Spread the fuzz and get yourself one of these hand built pedals.

Plug in, Tune up, Rock out.


- Johnny