WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN BUILDING?
In compliance with RoHS, nothing I build contains lead (Pb). All soldering is done with lead free solder and the printed circuit boards and all components are lead free. I use high quality components- 1% metal film resistors, low ESR electrolytic capacitors. For op amps I use Texas Instruments where possible, if TI doesn’t make the part I use the best available. The foot switches, toggle switches and jacks are all rated for long life. I manually screen print all the housings using durable ink, it basically bonds to the powder coating on the housing and becomes part of the paint.
WHAT ABOUT POLARITY PROTECTION?
To protect against accidentally plugging in the wrong adapter, all Signal Cheyne pedals have reverse polarity protection. I use the industry standard 2.1mm center negative DC connecter on all models that have a DC plug. If you accidentally use a center positive jack with the pedal it simply will not turn on.
All Signal Cheyne pedals (except the B6K Compressor) are true bypass, meaning when the pedal is off your signal goes straight from the IN jack to the OUT jack. The B6K has a clean buffer as it's often near the beginning of a pedalboard and insures the rest of the signal chain has low impedance to reduce the loss of high end over long cable lengths and so many connectors/jacks/foot switches.
ARE YOUR PEDALS ONLY FOR GUITAR?
Nope! I've had customers report back that the pedals work with synth machines like the Korg Electribe, Volca Kick, Volca Bass and Volca Mix. And others have successfully played with violin, cello, keys...anything that has an analog output can be plugged into Signal Cheyne pedals. The Sirius parallel blender and B6K compressor are fantastic for bassists!