We work hard to source top-shelf parts for our pedals. Our standard pedals are reliable and we very rarely see problems with parts. But if you’re the type of player that demands the absolute best money can buy, Saturnworks offers several premium upgrades to our stock pedals.
Visit our upgrades page to add premium upgrades to your pedal.
Customers looking for quieter switching often contact us asking if we can substitute regular latching switches with ‘soft touch’ switches. Soft touch switches are momentary and need to be installed in conjunction with active relays in order to act like latching switches. This makes otherwise passive pedals require power, can often make the pedal require a larger enclosure, and they cost around $40 each to install.
Enter the soft click latching switch.
Only recently available on the market, and only in small quantities, soft-click latching switches are the absolute highest quality switches available on the market, bar none. Manufactured in small batches in Japan, soft click latching switches are ultra quiet, have a buttery smooth action, feature gold lugs, and are rated for an astounding 200,000 cycles (regular latching switches are rated usually between 5,000 and 15,000).
Check out a soft click latching switch in action compared to a regular latching switch and a soft-touch momentary switch here.
Soft click latching switches can be installed in any latching switch application. The upgrade price for soft click switches is $20 per switch.
Premium Momentary Switches
Similar to their premium latching cousins, we are now offering premium momentary switches. These top quality switches have the same 200k rating as the latching version, and are the highest quality momentary switches on the market. They are compatible with normally open or normally closed momentary applications, as well as polarity or TRS setups (Strymon tap tempo pedals, for example), as well as momentary feedback looper applications.
Check out a video comparison of the momentary switches we use, including the premium momentary.
The upgrade price for premium momentary switches is $20 per switch. Please contact us for details as to how to upgrade your pedal.
Switchcraft versus Neutrik is a bit like Coke versus Pepsi, Nike versus Adidas, or Marvel versus DC. Both have their fans. Both Neutrik and Switchcraft are top quality jacks. Neutriks are high quality beefy jacks that grip like crazy. The USA made Switchcrafts are generally considered premium quality jacks, and are often featured in the highest end guitar and pedal builds.
We can upgrade any of our pedals to use Switchcraft jacks for only $2 per jack.
Most of our pedals can be upgraded to either black or white powder-coated enclosures for only $5. We have a variety of other colors available as well, with prices ranging $8-$16, depending on the color and enclosure size.
Please contact us for information on available colors and prices for painted enclosures before ordering.
Knobs & LEDs
We can customize your pedal with a variety of knobs and LED options.
We typically use a combination of red, green and blue LEDs, but we can install a wide variety of colors, including purple, white, yellow, orange, and pink. If you would like a partciular color, simply include your request as a note when you place your order, or send us a message after you check out to request specific LED colors.
We typically use the plastic knobs pictured on the pedal listings. However, like the LEDs, we can get knobs in a variety of colors and styles. We can also get aluminum knobs, often in various colors, for a small upcharge. Contact us for details.
Phase inverting switches
We can add active phase inverting switches to splitting and summing/mixing projects. The cost is generally around $35 per channel, which includes the active circuity and phase switching toggles.
Be aware that adding phase circuitry can also make the pedal larger. As with other customizations and upgrades, contact us for details.
These are the current graphics available for Saturnworks Pedals, listed by enclosure size.
The photos of pedals on the site are stock photos and may or may not have the graphic you receive. If you see a graphic you like, and would like that graphic on your pedal, simply include a note with your order letting us know which graphic you prefer. We can usually accommodate your request. You can also request no graphic.
The “order notes” field is directly below where you enter your address as you complete the checkout process.
Please note: not every graphics will fit onto all pedals. When requesting a specific graphic, please select a graphic with the same size and orientation as the pedal you’re purchasing. If the graphic you request doesn’t fit the pedal you purchase, we’ll reach out and figure out what might work for you.
We can also do custom graphics. Contact us for details.
1590A (3.64″ x 1.52″ x 1.22″)
1590LB (2″ x 2″ x 1.3″)
1590B (4.39″ x 2.34″ x 1.06″)
1590BB (4.67″ x 3.68″ x 1.18″)
6500 (5 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ x 1 9/16″)
1032L (2.65″ x 9.75″ x 2″)
This handy chart helps to visualize enclosure sizes relative to each other:
1590B / 125B
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