Upgrades

$2.00$20.00

Add premium Saturnworks upgrades to your pedal to elevate it from a high quality piece of gear to the rarified realm of superlatives.

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Please note: this page is a work in progress. We’ll be adding new custom upgrades shortly.

Paint it black…or white…or add the best switches and jacks money can buy.

We can add a variety of custom upgrades to your pedal project including…

Soft-Click Latching Switches

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.

Powder Coated Black or White Enclosures

1590A black

Available in several sizes, our black enclosures add a dark aesthetic to your pedal — like that mysterious goth girl in the corner.

Our white enclosures add a sleek look to your pedal — like an old school iPod, but for your feet.

Switchcraft Jacks

Switchcraft versus Neutrik is a bit like Coke versus Pepsi. 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 feature a higher quality metal allow and are generally considered premium-level jacks. High end guitars, such as American Fenders, usually include Switchcraft jacks.

As far as TS vs TRS, TS jacks are the standard mono jacks most pedals use. Alternatively, some stereo, double switch, and expression pedal applications use the two-channel TRS jacks The pedal listing itself should indicate if the jack or jacks are TRS.

Please note: A small handful of our pedals use Lumberg jacks. These pedals, such as our A/B looper, are not compatible with Switchcraft jacks.

Aluminum Knobs

small black metal knob

Our current black metal knob is 15.5mm x 12.5mm. Stay tuned for more metal knob options.

Chrome LED Holders

Add a ring of class with a chrome LED holder.

Please note: The chrome LED bezels are not compatible with the bi-colored LEDs we generally use for A/B applications.

How to Order…

These listings are not to purchase the parts by themselves. They are a la cart upgrades to pedal purchases. Also, the prices are per part. For example, if the pedal you want normally has four knobs that you would like to upgrade to metal knobs, please add four metal knobs to your cart. Similarly, if the pedal you want has two switches that you would like to upgrade to two soft click switches, please add two switches to your cart.

To order upgrades, simply add the appropriate number of switches, jacks, knobs, LED holders, etc. for the pedal you’re looking at. We will then install the upgrades to your pedal. If you’re ordering multiple pedals, please add specific instructions, if necessary, in the ‘notes’ field of your order. Please contact us with any questions. Adding custom upgrades may add 1-2 business days to the processing time of your pedal. That is in addition to our regular 2-4 business day shipping turnaround time.

If you happen to select parts that are not compatible with your project, we will inform you and issue refunds and/or offer alternatives to upgrade your pedal.

Please note: Our return policy does not apply to custom work. Adding custom upgrades to your pedal makes your pedal custom and therefore not returnable. Custom work is still covered by our 1-year warranty. 

If you’re not sure which enclosure is applicable to your pedal or how many jacks, or other parts, the pedal may have, please contact us and we can help you out.

 

Additional information

Variations

Soft Click Latching Switch Upgrade, Black 1590A Enclosure Upgrade, White 1590A Enclosure Upgrade, Black 1590B Enclosure Upgrade, White 1590B Enclosure Upgrade, Black 1590BB Enclosure Upgrade, White 1590B Enclosure Upgrade, Black Aluminum Knob Upgrade, Chrome LED Holder Upgrade, Switchcraft TS Jack Upgrade, Switchcraft TRS Jack Upgrade