Kurt Ballou, music producer and guitarist for the metal band Converge, made his business card a distortion pedal. Read that again. It’s a printed circuit board that can be used to build a working distortion pedal Ballou calls the “Brutalist Jr.” With around $40-50 in parts, he created his own unforgettable moment with proof you’ve met him. The only way to get the card is to see Ballou on the street or at a show.
Let's build something together. If you see me at a show or on the street or whatever (I won't ship these), ask for my business card PCB. It's free. If you have decent soldering skills, $40-50 to spend on parts, and can follow directions, it can be used to build an awesome distortion pedal! This circuit, called "Brutalist Jr." is a simplified, yet no less brutal version of "Brutalist," a pedal based on the Providence Stampede I'll be releasing in 2017 under the GCI moniker. Thank you to my friends at @dunwichamps and @snkpedals for helping develop this. Paint job on the prototype by @brutalsquid #gci #godcityinstruments #brutalist #brutalistjr #stampede #runitsastampede #diy #buildsomething #businesscard #pcb #businesscardpcb #solder #distortionpedal #diyordie