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Willy's Teal ALBIE

Willy's Teal ALBIE



  • Product Info

    STORYTIME! This enclosure has a secret.... This enclosure was the first ever ALBIE enclosure!

    This particular enclosure is powder-coated in "Willy's Teal", which was the color we had originally intended to make the production ALBIE pedal.

    While designing the look of the ALBIE, we prototyped two powder-coat options: "Willy's Teal" and a second color for backup, "Translucent Teal" (the standard color that ALBIE is now.) This particular enclosure was printed in black by accident, but it still let us see the powder-coat and we ultimately ended up falling in love with and choosing the second color option ("Translucent Teal") for the production ALBIE color. What a moment in time! :)

    BUT we still adore "Willy's Teal" and intend to use it at some point in the future (shhh!). It kinda reminds us of Dave Grohl's guitar. Very cool color!

    So while cleaning the other day, Grant found this prototype enclosure and decided to build it up and finally gave it a life as a real pedal! The pedal is built with the same guts as the standard ALBIE, btw--but this one's in a one-of-a-kind outfit with a pretty neat history!  

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    ALBIE is an ambient modulator featuring eight settings specifically built and curated to cover the jangly, shimmering, modulated sounds associated with the New Wave & Post Punk music of the ‘70s & ‘80s.

    ALBIE has two knobs, “Effect” and “Blend.” The “Effect” knob allows the user to change between eight different pedal-chains or “stacks” of effects (the LEDs light up with the corresponding effect). These effects chains consist of several kinds of modulation as well as reverbs and delays, even some compression. The “Blend” knob mixes the chosen effect setting into the clean-tone of the guitar, making this pedal especially perfect for those with option-paralysis.

    The clicking momentary footswitch operates like a standard footswitch, but when held down provides a secondary setting for each effects chain. These extra settings are called the “Neil Modes”—named after Neil Graham of Dr. Scientist who programmed the digital code for ALBIE, as well as designed these secondary settings.  These modes can also be accessed with latching functionality, meaning they will stay on even after lifting your foot off of the footswitch!


    ALBIE does not contain a battery snap and requires a 9v (111ma minimum) power supply with a 2.1mm barrel connector (negative center).


    *This pedal DOES NOT come with a power adapter. We recommend using an isolated DC power supply.

  • Warranty & Final Sale Policy

    All BIG EAR pedals are assembled by hand in the USA. All sales are final!

  • Current Lead Time:

    In stock! Ships in 2-3 business days!

    International customers, please note: Once we ship a package, we cannot control how long it will take to get to your door. Everything has been running a lot slower during Covid times, so please expect a longer than usual wait time. 

    Thank you so much for all of your support!

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