Guitar Effects Pedal, "Total Sonic Annihilation," 2013

Summary

This guitar effects pedal is an example of the growing culture of creators building custom noisemaking devices. Death By Audio is a company that works in opposition to mass-production--they actively choose to hand-assemble and solder their pedals. These decisions, alongside the unique sonic qualities of the pedals, all feed into traditions of musical craftsmanship, amateur invention, and "DIY" spirit.

This guitar effects pedal is an example of the growing culture of creators building custom noisemaking devices. Death By Audio is a company that works in opposition to mass-production--they actively choose to hand-assemble and solder their pedals. These decisions, alongside the unique sonic qualities of the pedals, all feed into traditions of musical craftsmanship, amateur invention, and "DIY" spirit.

Artifact

Pedal (sound device component)

Date Made

2013

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2014.38.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Oliver Ackermann, Matt Conboy, & Travis Johnson.

Material

Cardboard
Plastic
Rubber (Material)
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 2.375 in  (pedal)

Width: 2.75 in  (pedal)

Length: 4.75 in  (pedal)

Height: 3.25 in  (packaging)

Width: 4.25 in  (packaging)

Length: 5.75 in  (packaging)

Inscriptions

pedal: Output Input Total Sonic Annihilation Send Return Death by Audio product package: Death by Audio Effect Pedals Brooklyn, NY Total Sonic Annihilation Changing the Battery . . . DBA Lifetime Warranty . . . instruction card, obverse: Total Sonic Annihilation Suggestions: . . . Selective Sounds . . . Pedal Forced Modulation . . . Warning: This Pedal can Produce Extremely Loud Sounds as Well as Subsonic and Ultrasonic Frequencies instruction card, verso: Standard Pedal Configuration . . .

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