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JaMit FAQ

I need my pedal now, but I see that I have to wait for my pedal to be built.

The JaMit FX team builds custom pedals based on your order. This way we can take our time and build the best-sounding pedal for the end user to suite his/her needs and taste. We put 100 % of ourselves in each and every pedal, so it takes a bit longer (usually up to 20 days) to produce and test the “newborn” pedal.

Are your pedals battery powered?

No, none of our pedals can be powered by a battery. Why? The thing is, that almost all guitarist use pedalboards, where the pedals are always connected. It would be quite annoying to unplug each pedal at the end of each concert so your battery won’t die. A lot of pedals need more current, so in that case batteries can become quite expensive. We’re offering a lot of high quality and cost-efficient power supply units, so take a look at our Juice PS units. Although if you’d still like to have a battery powered pedal, contact us and we’ll find the best solution together.

Are you building clones as well?

Some of our pedals are based on other well-known designs, but all of them are upgraded and modified to make the even more useful. All of our pedals are built on our own PCBs. But most of our pedals are designed and developed by ourselves.

Are your pedals True Bypass?

Yes. We’re using high quality 3PDT bypass switches to ensure minimum signal loss when the pedal isn’t engaged. True Bypass switching principle switches between the input (dry) and effected (wet) signal – this means that the signal path is physically connected to the effect or fully bypassed, so there’s no influence on your guitar tone when the pedal is bypassed. Buffered bypass switching principle is based on solid state switching logic. A lot of old pedals were buffered bypassed, but the used components weren’t good enough to prevent “tone sucking”. Many of the new buffered bypass circuits do the job much better, so there's no signal loss anymore.

What kind of a power supply do your pedals need?

If it’s not labeled differently, the pedals run on standard supply – 9 Vdc, center negative, 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm power jack. We recommend using highly filtered and well regulated guitar power supply units to prevent unwanted noise. The best results are assured by using our Juice Power Supply units.

Can I power your pedals with higher voltages to increase the headroom?

Some of our pedals have built-in supply voltage booster (up to 18 V or even 30 V). These pedals must be powered by 9 V only. Many of our other pedals can easily run on 18 V or more. We recommend powering our overdrive pedals with 18 V or more, because they sound much better that way. If you want to know more about powering your pedals, click here.

I have a power supply that provides 9Vac. Can I power your pedals with it?

No! The AC sign stands for “alternating current”. Our pedals need DC (direct current) supplies. Please read the article on powering your pedals..

What does a Buffer pedal do and where should I put it?

The guitar buffer prevents tone loss that occurs when using long cables from your guitar to your amplifier. Each cable has its own resistance and capacity that affect your guitar tone. In most cases you’ll hear the lack of presence and “sloppy and softer” bass response in you’re not using a buffer (or a buffer bypassed pedal) in your signal path. The buffer brings back your punchy, edgy and sharp guitar sound that you love.

The best place for your buffer pedal is to be connected right after the guitar. This prevents the unwanted pickup loads and your guitar signal won’t collapse, resulting in pure clean guitar sound.

Do you repair other (non-JaMit FX) pedals as well?

Generally we don’t. Our company’s main goal is to produce our own pedals and to give best support to our customers. If we have enough time, we can do a quick check of your non-JaMit FX pedal as well.

Can I order a pedal that isn’t in your catalog currently?

Yes, please contact us.

I need a PCB, an enclosure, some switches and a non-faceplated pedal. Can I buy these things from you?

No. Currently we’re selling only custom pedals. Maybe in a couple of years we’ll open a web store for DIY electronics.