Raygun FX pedals - any experience?

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joetelejoetele Frets: 98
I know a chap on here sells them on his lovely page, but I was wondering if anyone had hands-on experience with these pedals? 

I'm currently looking at the Aurora Delay V2 and the Kill Switch as potential purchases once some of my sales thread shifts. 
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  • ColsCols Frets: 293
    I have an Aurora Delay (V1 I think).  Great pedal, nice warm analogue sound.  Recommended.
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  • DdiggerDdigger Frets: 30
    I have an Aurora Delay.  I think it is a V1 - rectangular box, but set up sideways.  No complaints and happy to help UK pedal builders.
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Cols said:
    I have an Aurora Delay (V1 I think).  Great pedal, nice warm analogue sound.  Recommended.
    Ddigger said:
    I have an Aurora Delay.  I think it is a V1 - rectangular box, but set up sideways.  No complaints and happy to help UK pedal builders.
    Thanks guys. I was considering the V2, the one with two switches and two selector switches and I think four dials. The space dial and footswitch are appealing...
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  • DdiggerDdigger Frets: 30
    Haven't looked at their website for a while, but I now see some new pedals.

    The Aurora I have must be even earlier than the V1.  I also had an octave fuzz (doesn't appear to be available any more) for a while but I gave it to a niece for some teenage noise making.

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Are they generally well made and quiet to operate?
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  • I sell Raygun products and they are great, don't let the relatively low price point fool you. 

    The Aurora is a great delay pedal. I prefer the one with the Space switch as its a but more versatile and the delay is a bit more present than the Aurora Mini. Both great options though!

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  • I've seen them and never been sure what they're like but been very twmptte given the price. As @Ddigger says, it's good to support UK builders
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  • Well don’t forget I offer an exclusive discount for Fretboard members with the FBOARD5 discount code at the checkout!

    ive got loads of Raygun stuff in. Their Soda Drive is really good too!

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    edited October 12
    Well don’t forget I offer an exclusive discount for Fretboard members with the FBOARD5 discount code at the checkout!

    ive got loads of Raygun stuff in. Their Soda Drive is really good too!
    Have you used the Aurora V2 much?  Thinking it could be a cheaper option than the Caroline Meteore with that extra switch that makes things a bit more spacey but not sure if that switch effect is too subtle. Have you got the Kill Switch mini in stock too? 
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  • lincolnbluelincolnblue Frets: 69
    edited October 12
    I've not found too many demos of these. Is the Aurora very lo fi or is it more like an analogue delay?
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  • Yeah a fair amount. Really like it. Nice warm delays that decay nicely. Space switch is a nice bonus to. I don’t have any killswitches in stock I’m afraid

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Yeah a fair amount. Really like it. Nice warm delays that decay nicely. Space switch is a nice bonus to. I don’t have any killswitches in stock I’m afraid
    Cheers dude. In their demo the Space switch seemed to create quite a subtle swell, apart from one instance where it got quite loud and distorted (which I actually like) - is there much play with how extreme the Space switch can get? 
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  • Yeah, on higher settings it can start to go into meltdown after holding the space switch down for a few seconds. You get this kind of “how much longer dare I hold this down before it blows my amp up” kinda feeling. Which is cool. 

    On lower settings it can be more of a subtle wash in the back. 

    I I like noise though so always use the settings turned up fairly high

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Yeah, on higher settings it can start to go into meltdown after holding the space switch down for a few seconds. You get this kind of “how much longer dare I hold this down before it blows my amp up” kinda feeling. Which is cool. 

    On lower settings it can be more of a subtle wash in the back. 

    I I like noise though so always use the settings turned up fairly high
    Cool, cheers for answering my many questions - waiting for some pedals to sell so once they go, I'll place an order. Cheers dude! (I like noise too). 
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  • Yeah, on higher settings it can start to go into meltdown after holding the space switch down for a few seconds. You get this kind of “how much longer dare I hold this down before it blows my amp up” kinda feeling. Which is cool. 

    On lower settings it can be more of a subtle wash in the back. 

    I I like noise though so always use the settings turned up fairly high
    Do you have any links to particularly useful demos?
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Yeah, on higher settings it can start to go into meltdown after holding the space switch down for a few seconds. You get this kind of “how much longer dare I hold this down before it blows my amp up” kinda feeling. Which is cool. 

    On lower settings it can be more of a subtle wash in the back. 

    I I like noise though so always use the settings turned up fairly high
    Do you have any links to particularly useful demos?
    Just Raygun's own demo 


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  • Theyre great pedals. The Beastmaster Deluxe is another winner too. Thick, meaty fuzz with an awesome Glitch footswitch, a little similar to the Fuck Overdrive by smallsound/bigsound

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Theyre great pedals. The Beastmaster Deluxe is another winner too. Thick, meaty fuzz with an awesome Glitch footswitch, a little similar to the Fuck Overdrive by smallsound/bigsound
    Watched their video, looks really nice but I'm sorted for fuzz. I do like how they're putting switches instead of dials for things which saves bending over. 

    Have you tried the Life Is Unfair Pale Spectre? I can't really work out exactly what it does based on the two videos I can find. I like the idea of it but need some more info...
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  • I also stock that. Its kind of a glitchy, spluttery fuzz with a dying battery kinda vibe. Similar-ish to the Raygun one with the glitch mode active. 

    Sorry for being so vague, some of the stranger textures can be hard to describe and sound different to each individual person.

    its a good pedal that's for sure, maybe leans more towards more experimental stuff or lo-fi garage rock or something. Its definitely a fuzz with some flavour!

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    I also stock that. Its kind of a glitchy, spluttery fuzz with a dying battery kinda vibe. Similar-ish to the Raygun one with the glitch mode active. 

    Sorry for being so vague, some of the stranger textures can be hard to describe and sound different to each individual person.

    its a good pedal that's for sure, maybe leans more towards more experimental stuff or lo-fi garage rock or something. Its definitely a fuzz with some flavour!
    I thought it was a tremolo, booster and (whatever the third mode is called)? Unless they did a fuzz version of it? 
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  • Ah hang on, apologies. I was describing the Awkward Breed


    Yes, the Pale Spectre is as you describe. The tremolo really surprised me actually, how warm and natural sounding it was. It can act as a boost also yes, although I would say this is the least used mode (as most already have a boost pedal of some kind)

    The third mode is kind of a unique "thing" that it does that's basically impossible to describe. Kinda ring mod-y. When I do trade shows and anyone asks me to demos something weird and out-there, this is usually one of the first pedals I grab

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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    Ah hang on, apologies. I was describing the Awkward Breed


    Yes, the Pale Spectre is as you describe. The tremolo really surprised me actually, how warm and natural sounding it was. It can act as a boost also yes, although I would say this is the least used mode (as most already have a boost pedal of some kind)

    The third mode is kind of a unique "thing" that it does that's basically impossible to describe. Kinda ring mod-y. When I do trade shows and anyone asks me to demos something weird and out-there, this is usually one of the first pedals I grab
    Sweet. It's on the list of consideration as we speak. I've asked the manufacturer about potentially demoing it as he's based in Cardiff, where I work, and it's not too far away. 
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  • timmysofttimmysoft Frets: 1703
    I had a single footswitch from them, the build on such a simple item was terrible. 

    - socket was loose with no anti vibration washer
    - one terminal was completely unsoldered
    - switch badly installed, the terminals touched the casing.
    - sticker placement was off, so it looked shit.

    i sent pictures to them and just got a thank you back. I know it’s only a £25 product but I won’t be buying from them again. I purchased the same thing from Bright Onion and it was built superbly, with none of the above issues.
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  • ragingbenragingben Frets: 45
    @timmysoft - just to clarify is your previous comment in relation to Raygun FX or Life Is Unfair ?
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    ragingben said:
    @timmysoft - just to clarify is your previous comment in relation to Raygun FX or Life Is Unfair ?
    I'm assuming he meant Raygun as I don't think Life is Unfair do kill switches. The Life is Unfair site is about 5 mins from where I work so I've asked if I can pop in one day and try some pedals. 
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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 7173
    The Life is Unfair chap was a regular on here, if I had any clue what his user name was we could probably summon him. 
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  • joetelejoetele Frets: 98
    The Life is Unfair chap was a regular on here, if I had any clue what his user name was we could probably summon him. 
    I just found him via Reverb. Probably won't have time to get there this week now but hopefully next week. 
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