Requests for Equipment for Artists or Demos
Thank you for your interest in Rare Buzz Effects! We are an extremely small company, and don’t have the resources to send out multiple pedals to artists and reviewers for free.
For Reviewers: We have existing relationships with several equipment reviewers at this time, and are not soliciting any more. We do, however, recognize the value in having multiple demonstrations of our products on a variety of platforms. If you want to review and return a pedal, we are happy to cover shipping in both directions in the continental United States. If you wish to keep the pedal, we have adopted the following conversion-based system used by several other builders to accommodate new reviewers:
- Reviewer contacts Rare Buzz Effects to request equipment for demonstration and review. This equipment will be sold directly to the reviewer (not via a dealer), in some cases at a discounted price.
- Rare Buzz Effects will generate a discount coupon code for the reviewer to include in their demonstration. This will typically be 10-15% off the retail price of the equipment being reviewed.
- For every purchase that uses this discount code, Rare Buzz Effects will reimburse 10-25% (depending on equipment price) to the reviewer, until the entire purchase amount has been refunded.
For more information about our demonstration and review policy, or to request a piece of equipment, please Contact Us.
For Artists: Here at Rare Buzz Effects, we like an ecclectic mix of music from a variety of artists, from local rock to international pop. We have partnered with artists to develop short run and co-branded pedals, and believe in supporting the music scene. If you are interested in working together to develop a new sound, we want to hear from you! If you are interested in trying out our equipment and live in the Central Ohio area, we have demo units of each of our designs for musicians to try – reach out if you’re interested! All other requests for equipment will be handled in a similar manner to the process above.