Update Sept 2, 2020:
Mimir's Well is currently sold out. I don't currently plan to make a second batch of these, but email me to express interest and I'll do another run if a handful of people put down a deposit.
Mimir's Horn continues to be available on an ongoing basis.
Mimir's Well is a very limited batch of expertly handcrafted guitar pedals powered by the extremely popular FV-1 DSP (digital signal processor). It allows you to run audio processing patches that create amazing reverb, delay, pitch, and other effects.
This is the same chip that powers pedals such as the EQD Rainbow Machine and Dispatch Master, Subdecay Super Spring Theory, EHX Holy Stain, Catalinbread Topanga, Walrus Arp 87 and Fathom, Black Hole Symmetry, Fuchs Plush Good Verbrations, and tons more. Just like those, it uses all of its hardware to run a single patch at a time. Unlike those, however, it also holds 23 patches you can switch between.
You customize your pedal by choosing from 163+ available patches designed by professional audio engineers and amazing members of the DIY pedal community.
You will be delighted with this pedal if you want...
Visit the bank builder to see a list of many of the available custom patches. These patches are created by professional audio DSP engineers, as well as members of the DIY pedal community.
In addition to the custom patches you select, the pedal comes with 7 excellent built-in patches.
|Name||Knob 1||Knob 2||Knob 3|
|Chorus + Reverb||Reverb mix||Rate||Chorus mix|
|Flanger + Reverb||Reverb mix||Rate||Flanger mix|
|Tremolo + Reverb||Reverb mix||Rate||Tremolo mix|
|Pitch shift||Pitch +/- 4 semitones||-||-|
|Pitch Echo||Pitch||Delay||Echo mix|
|Reverb 1||Time||High filter||Low filter|
|Reverb 2||Time||High filter||Low filter|
Like other FV-1 based pedals, this pedal's sound comes entirely from the patch running on it. There are 163+ patches so it's simply not possible for me to demo all of these. (especially since this is a very small batch of handmade pedals, not an ongoing production run... Plus I don't have a decent video rig)
To hear the level of quality you can expect from this pedal and its programs, check out some of the other pedals in the wild that share nearly identical circuitry:
I guarantee you will find at least a few you love, or you can return for a refund within 7 days. Plus, you can try tons of extra patches for only $1 each, then when you narrow it down to the few you love, consolidate them onto 1 or 2 banks.
Get the exact same, fantastic sounds as Mimir's Well, but in a smaller package with a fewer bells and whistles.
This is the most popular, flagship pedal, described throughout this page.
This deluxe edition is the same great Mimir's Well pedal described throughout this page, but gives you the flexibility to make it 100% your own.
We can help you sort through hundreds of awesome pedal programs and find the precious few you'll take to your grave...
Want every possible variation of a Shimmer Reverb, or half a dozen Ping Pong delays? You'll have plenty of options to dial in the perfect sound...
Want to explore dozens or hundreds of pedals? Maybe even write your own?! This is the platform for you...
For a very motivated DIY'er, I've posted everything you need to build this pedal on github.
Or if you already own a pre-built pedal, this github repository is also great if you want to customize the display code (different colors? different fonts? completely redesign the screen?)
It also has the code and tools to make your own EEPROMs.
I also sell PCBs and kits that can take away some of the trickier parts of this build:
If you're looking to hear all of the patches, that's simply not feasible. See more details in the "PATCHES" section above for an explanation. If you're worried about the risk of not liking it, we'll mitigate that risk in 2 key ways:
No. Not in the way you're probably imagining. You don't pick and choose multiple effects to chain or layer like you would with a modeling amp, or a little pod unit. Those are a jack of all trades, and master of none.
The patches written for this pedal use low-level DSP code that modify the audio signal in complex mathematical ways. Each is written very specifically for the desired effect, and the result is a single "pedal". It requires 100% of the hardware and DSP's capabilities to run, so you can only use a single patch at a time.
A patch is not a collection of approximated (or modeled) pedals; it's a single pedal, precisely.
Since this is a high-quality DSP, and not a general-purpose modeler, you can only run a single patch at a time.
If you find more than one patch you love, and want to run them both (and I suspect you will!), you can obviously buy another Mimir's Well pedal. This is a limited-time small batch of pedals, though, and they may sell out.
I'm offering an ongoing made-to-order smaller version of this pedal. For $219 (and occasionally less) you can get the same great sounds in a smaller package, with a single custom bank (8 patches), and no screen.
Because these are made-to-order, that also means you can choose custom colors, labels, and pick from a variety of graphics to really make it your own.
If you have other questions I didn't address on this page, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to try more than 23 patches, you'll need to swap out the bank chips in the pedal.
This isn't a routine part of using the pedal; It's only really for auditioning a bunch of patches to find your perfect sounds.
It's pretty straightforward:
Once you've tried out everything you're interested in, come back and we'll consolidate your favorites onto 1 or 2 banks so you never have to swap again.