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SHOP CLOSED Sept 21 – Sept 27

I need a recharge.
Going riding.
All orders will ship starting Sept 28


But , his Emails

This is a public announcement regarding an email error we found yesterday.

Waiting on a reply from me? Seems you’re not alone. While waiting for emails that were known to be sent TO me and none arriving, we looked into the email server from this .com site and found that thousands of emails stuck on our server and not being retrieved by my Gmail account. After more work to get it sorted than seems necessary, we hope to have the problem fixed. Time will tell the tale.

This is no excuse and I am deeply regretful that this was not noticed or taken care of sooner. Those who know me, or have had email contact in the past likely know that I am diligent with answering as quick as possible, getting repairs done as timely as possible and treating my customers time and money as if my own. Of course I make mistakes or sometimes fail to get to emails every day. However, I should have noticed that emails from 3 of the 4 email addresses were absent from my inbox. Huge fail.

Hopefully this message reaches those who are waiting for a reply from an email sent to info@, support@ or mark@.
As you can see from the screenshot, I am now 2000+ emails behind. If you are in this group, I sincerely apologize for this and sickened by the notion that some of you think that I blew off your questions, concerns or requests for custom work or warranty service. If this is you, I will work to rectify any situation, warranty repair or general correspondence question. Please allow me to regain your confidence.

I will be answering all stuck emails over the upcoming days (hopefully not weeks).

Sorry for the problems anyone may have had due to this situation.





Dual Circuit Overdrive/ Distortion


Combining two Black Arts Toneworks designs



Sometime ago, Black Arts worked with Mike Scheidt from YOB to design a distortion pedal which addressed the shortcomings of his favorite distortion at that time, the Ross Distortion. We used his pedal as a starting point and by adding a three band active EQ between gainstages among other tweaks we achieved the desired tonality, aggression and volume boosting capabilities need to push amps and address EQ needs of changing rooms on tour. The active EQ can control low/mid/treble but being between gain stages it can boost those frequencies into more or less distortion as needed. Low gain settings were of great importance to us and we were able to dial in clarity and articulation to make it a useful toneshaper in both live and studio applications. Mike road tested the design and it was released as the Quantum Mystic OD. It was used on the 2014 YOB album ” Clearing the Path to Ascend “.

Mike added a special LOW GAIN version of the Black Arts Toneworks  WITCH BURNER to his arsenal for recording and touring for the latest album ” Our Raw Hearts ” released 2018. With the low gain modification to the Witch Burner, you will find it easier to control, less of the hot feedback on the gain control, better dynamics and less compression. Its an excellent driver for focusing on upper mids.

With this, we decide it was time to release both as dual design.  Save pedalboard space, only require one power source for both circuits, and eliminate a patch cable. Featuring the art of Heavy Metal Talisman the vibe were were going for was realized.

The Raw Heart works equally well with a clean amp or driving a dirty amp. It can be a standalone distortion into clean platforms or used to boost an already saturated amp. Clarity, power, excellent eq shaping, fine tuning gain stages are all attributes of the Raw Heart OD.

The Raw Heart OD features :

  • Low Gain Witch Burner.
  • Quantum Mystic
  • 9vdc center negative operation
  • Dual true bypass switching
  • Use a single circuit or both circuits in series.
  • Toggle to change the order of stacking : Witch Burner > Quantum Mystic  OR Quantum Mystic > Witch Burner
  • 4.75″ x 5.75″ footprint


RAW HEART OD – First Sighting

 Sneak Peek

Coming October 31, 2019


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