Welcome to Blackstrap Electrik Company

Thanks so much for stopping by my site, blackstrapelectrik.com. My name is Matt Seppi, and I build the products posted here entirely by hand, one at a time, using premium USA and UK materials. In 2017, I opened B.E.C. in Charleston, South Carolina in response to the lack of ultra-fine musical equipment that not only sounded amazing, but looked understated, classic, and professional like the great American and British gear of the mid-20th century. You won't find juvenile names, graphics, or color schemes here—just the clean lines, fonts, and layouts of our enclosures, which house the finest point-to-point construction found anywhere.

B.E.C. is currently located in an 1842 pin-log cabin high in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. If you're ever in the Asheville area, look me up! Maybe we can grab some whiskey cocktails, watch the lightning bugs, and talk fuzz.

 

Below are a few kind notes I've received from happy customers

-Holy fuck this pedal . . . Incredible

-Need to tell you man, as amazing as the [$1000 competitor MKI fuzz] is . . it has nothing on the Supa you built me. Yours is better

-Matt, I received the pedal and I gotta be honest with you; for the past 7 years I’ve been a Tone Bender user. I started with the MkI but then moved on because I found MkII that sounded like the one in my brain. Little did I know that I was going to get knocked the fuck out! I already sold my MkII today and my MkI is listed for sale. I am set for life, best Zonk/MkI I’ve ever played. The pedal has the fuzz sound that I’ve been looking for, so my search is over. You have a golden ear for fuzz, and for that, long may you rock, sir!

-I am glad I pulled the trigger when I saw the pedal. The word needs to be spread because you have an amazing product. It’s been a while since I felt this inspired and drowned by a fuzz. Thanks for such a fucking superb pedal.

-I just scored one of these [Redleaf Double Barrel) #023 with 3 x OC44 transistors. I believe it is the first one you made. Totally blown away with the sound - thanks so much!

-Hey, this MK1 sounds phenomenal, especially when it’s boosted. Gorgeous sustain. It’s perfect. Thank you!

-Matt is a Tone Bender God.