Thanks a lot for the kind and encouraging words, DC
The story of the Wine & Roses pedals is that Steve Wynn was a secret fan of my pedals for some time, having bought quite a few under his wife's name. Then last spring he got in touch with me with the plan of launching a signature pedal to coincide with the release of the new album in September.
Like many 80s post-punk guys he originally used a MXR Distortion+ back in the days, and as both my Old Black Shoe and Germanium Dirt models are evolutions of that classic circuit, it was a good place to start.
Unfortunately the project got much delayed and didn't make it for September 2017, because my suppliers just kept on fucking up the enclosures (I use a smith for drilling, an industrial painter for powder coat finishing and a silk screen guy for the printing). Three times I had to start all over from raw aluminium boxes. Which was expensive and took forever.
But now they are here and looking and sounding great, the complete batch of 75 pedals finally being assembled over this weekend and starting shipping in two weeks when quality checked and put in boxes and all.
Steve Wynn have been touring with a pedal containing the production circuitboard in a blank enclosure for the whole tour, starting last fall.