Testimonies from 2006 to 2011.
I stopped making guitar effects pedals the beginning of 2012
I started making pedals again 04/05/16 and have set up a new website.
These testimonies are from my old site and I have transferred them to this page.
Starting a new comment tab here at my new site.
July 13, 2011
I received the Brown Boost pedal, wow what a boost. I have owened a bunch of boost but this boost adds something that is right. Thanks to Dave he supported me with this boost which will be out on tour with me and never turned off. I tour and have worked with alot of National acts and can tell you this is a amps must. My problem is I’m gonna hit Dave for the white boost to go on my board as well I cant be without hearing the other and having it as well. Im out on the road for a few weeks but check out the demo I will be making on this Brown Boost pedal… Thanks Shawn Roberts
May 9, 2011
Hi Dave, I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying this pedal.
To give a quick background, I set out to build one of these myself and unfortunately it didn’t go so well, As I searched for fuzz pedals (an awful lot of them out there) I came across yours, Not only does it sound well, I can tell you that I liked it better than the Hartman silicon fuzz (which I tried in my home!!) Great product at a reasonable price and the smaller pedal size is an advantage as well. Good luck with future endeavors, as it seems you take pride and time with your work which can be rare these days. Dane Carlson
April 25, 2011
I play guitar in a band called The Running Back from Nashville TN.
I started using Trachouse Custom Pedals recently and was absolutely blown away.
Not only was I super impressed by the sound and quality of the pedals. But it was nice to know that the first thought on Dave from Trachouse is customer satisfaction. Dave was readily in contact and always quick to respond to emails. I’m looking super forward to doing work with Trachouse in the future, and I know that each pedal he releases is going to be one of the best out there!
March 23, 2011
Hey David! I just stumbled across your website & I thought I would say hi. I play in the praise band ( guitar) at Judson Baptist Church in Walker. Call me sometime!
February 10, 2011
I purchased the 70s fuzz – this is one of the few pedals that lives up to the hype. As stated, it is extremely responsive to the guitar’s volume adjustment and is capable of a VERY fuzzy texture that some fuzz pedals just do not achieve.
I am playing a Fender Prodigy Strat (HSS, GFS pickups) and a ’73 SG through a Deluxe Reverb II and a ’73 Kustom K150 – both guitars and amps sound amazing in different ways. I have several fuzzes in the collection (Foxx Tone Machine Reissue and Swollen Pickle Reissue to name a few) and Dave’s is more of a straight up fuzz when maxed out. Dave’s pedal kicked my Swollen Pickle off the pedal board. It also sounds great run into, and after, my early 90s LM308 Rat 2. I can’t believe how reasonable the price is and still can’t believe how fast it appeared on my front porch after ordering. Do yourself a favor, try this pedal – the price is so reasonable, you won’t go wrong. These things will be highly sought after when the word gets out. I plan on buying the clean boost next. Thank you Dave! God Bless!
January 19, 2011
Dave, I’ve never been a fuzz guy (or even into pedals much) but am so glad I tried this one! I have thrown a lot of money at experimentation and am surprised to find the zing I’ve been looking for in a $60 fuzz. Crazy. The response to the guitar’s volume control and the tones are amazing. This pedal put a big smile on my face. Great job!
January 17, 2011
I purchased both the 2n5088 Boost and Fuzz. Both great pedals for the $$$.
The Boost does exactly what it’s supposed to do – a nice clean boost that richens-up the tone by driving the amp a bit more.
The Fuzz took a a little playing to get dialed-in, but again, exactly what’s it’s advertised as, a 70’s Fuzz for a fraction of the price of the boutique pedals. I did tweak the internal trim pot (I turned it down a fraction – counter clockwise) after receiving it and now it’s perfect. Great fuzz for both a Strat Plus and PRS w/ HB’s.
Dave, thanks for the great sounding, AFFORDABLE pedals.
January 13, 2011
I seldom ever leave comments on products I buy but this boost pedal that I ordered has taken my sound and playing to another level. So since I was so blown away about this pedal I just had to write my thoughts. I am playing a deluxe strat through an egater head with 2 12’s The boost pedal is not creating any distortion it just gives your notes more life. Thanks for making such a great product.
January 13, 2011
I purchased the 2n5088 boost and the 70’s Fuzz. These are both great pedals.
Let’s discuss the 2n5088 Boost first. This pedal is at the end of my effects chain. If your looking for a pure boost with no coloration to your tone, this is the one for you (I have had several other supposable clean pure boosts with “NO LUCK” as far as coloration). This thing has loads and load of clean boost on hand, very easy to push a tube amp just over the edge to that nice sweet break-up that most people look for in a pure clean boost.
Now for the 70’s FUZZ. This pedal is very very very volume senitive. Your guitar volume and tone knobs have drastic effect on the tone of this pedal. I find that with humbuckers, volume on 6-7 and tone knobs on 8 work best. For single coils, volume on 7-8 and tone knobs on 7 works for me. This thing depending on the volume/tone knobs of guitar can go from a sweet low break-up to full on FUZZ that would make any PUNK band proud. I keep the Fuzz knob all the way up and the volume knob on the pedal to match my amplifier, then control the amount of Fuzz by using my volume knob on the guitar……..I really like this 70’s Fuzz, I never had a Fuzz on my effects board until I played this one (Played a lot of them at music shops and other peoples effects boards but never really cared for them until now).
Let’s talk about service, this guy built and delivered them to me within 2 day’s and even offered my money back within 2 weeks if I didn’t like them. Will I be collecting my money back…….I don’t think so!!!!
Would I buy them again……….Dam right I would! Try them out if your looking for a supper clean boost and the 70’s fuzz sound, you’ll love them. Hell, I’m saving up for the 2n5089 Boost next month.
November 20, 2010
Hi Dave I was so impressed with your boost pedal I couldn’t resist grabbing your fuzz pedal and I am happy I did. I play mostly humbucker equipped guitars and your fuzz pedal does the trick nicely with my Les Pauls (volume around 6 and tone rolled back to 7). As others have already stated your fuzz pedal is very sensitive to volume which opens up a lot of options when gigging. You can go from a low growl distortion to over the top full on Hendrix fuzz by just turning up your guitars volume. How cool is that!
Thanks for offering great pedals at great pricing. I couldn’t be happier with my two trachouse pedals. Let me know what else you got cooking.
November 15, 2010
I wanted to report back to you….the pedal came fast,but I was gone for the weekend. I gave it a go today and I am liking it a lot! It does sound good in front of the tube screamer(or behind it)…I don’t use much gain on the tube screamer…maybe thats why I can get away with running it that way.In the past I used the ts 9 to shape a tighter low end on fuzz pedals….I find that your pedal has a more focussed low end and I will be able to use the fuzz without help from the ts 9!!!
Three fuzz pedals that I have liked best in the past are…Anaologman Sunface, Fuzzfoot(foxrox) and the Diaz Texas square face….your fuzz pedal is on par with any of those pricey offerings….Thanks for offering a great sounding pedal priced in a working Musicians budget!!!
November 13, 2010
Just got the fuzz pedal, it’s awesome. I’ve been searching for my first fuzz for months, and had become resigned to the fact that I was going to have to pay well over a hundred dollars for a good fuzz face. Then I found this pedal and jumped on it. Exactly like Dave advertises and others have already said, it’s extremely responsive to the volume know, and has me fiddling with my volume control more than ever. Great pedal, even better value.
October 16, 2010
I own a 2n5088 and a 2n5089 Boost and they are both very good effects. The 2n5088 takes your tone and gives you a nice clean boost that fattens up your sound a bit but does not mess with your EQ. The 2n5089 does the same but adds a touch of treble and gain to your sound. I also had Dave to build me a custom A/B Switch on which he did a superb job. I highly recommend Dave and his effects!
September 10, 2010
Just got your fuzz pedal a few days ago(very fast shipping!). It works very well and just like advertised and as others have said, very sensitive to the volume control on the guitar… just crank the volume and fuzz and role back the guitar’s volume for taste. This might sound funny, but fuzz is not really my thing. I have been very disappointed in most distortion pedals and I wanted something more interesting so I went for this fuzz pedal. What I really enjoy about this fuzz pedal is how well it plays off of my overdrive pedal. Since I favor overdrive, I play that until I need that thicker/meater sound the overdrive can’t deliver… then I click on the fuzz and the combination is quite good and surprisingly quiet as far as hum. The overdrive and fuzz together create the thick driving sound with note definition I was wanting. The inside of the pedal is clean and neat. The price vs. quality is unreal. Thank you for making such a quality product and such a great price.
September 3, 2010
Just wanted to let you know I loved your fuzz pedal, it’s very sensitive to the volume knob on the guitar and that’s exactly what I was looking for! I love it some much it kicked my other distortion pedals off the pedal board and now is my go to pedal! I like that fact that it’s fuzzy but not over the top out of control fuzz! Excellent pedal Thank you very much!!
August 17, 2010
Got the 2n5088 boost pedal. Exactly what I was looking for. Great pedal for a great price. Boosts the volume without much coloration of the tone from the amp. Excellent.
August 15, 2010
I am looking for a true bypass echo pedal. do you have plans to make any of those?
August 6, 2010
I bought a booster from trachouse pedals and absolutely love it! I think it drives my blues junior perfectly, very warm and harmonic, and super responsive. It replaced my EH LBP-1 booster which is more shrill and breathy. Great Booster!! Great Price!!
March 19, 2011
I got the Fuzz pedal in a couple days ago. I love it. It’s incredibly versatile. You can get a dirty bright clean tone all the way to the nastiest falling apart fuzz. It comes together great. I’m looking forward to seeing what else David produces. Seems like a good guy making great stuff.
June 17, 2010
David I remember when we were prayer partners at Unity. OMG you are living your dream. I am so happy for you and proud of you. Your music is so peaceful. Nan Tate
December 8, 2009
I just received my new Boost Pedal! I could not be happier, this is exactly what I have been looking for, and at a fraction of the price I had been expecting to pay for a product of this quality! I can’t wait to get your FUZZ, and LOOPER!
December 6, 2009
I got your clean boost pedal off ebay. Love it, love it. love it! Did
I mention that I love it. It is worth four times the price. I have been a musician for the better part of 40 years. The boost is fantastic for guitar, but I also love it in my harmonica pedal chain. I use it to boost my signal as needed for solo, or any time when I need more signal going into a preamp. Any chance you could do an Ibanez tube screamer clone?
October 20, 2009
Hey DAve –
I got the 2n5088 pedal – and I gotta tell ya’ – THAT pedal is EXCEPTIONAL! SUPERB! GREAT!!! I put it FIRST in my pedal chain – and it brings out every single nuance and lost harmonic tone that had been missing in my sound. Now my strat really sounds like a STRAT! Very clean – and the workmanship is outstanding! I hope you sell 1,000,000 of um! Thank you – and I appreciate the great communication and fast shipping as well. I was shocked at how soon I got it in the mail! God Bless ya Dude! Keep up the FANTASTIC WORK! One more time – Thank you DAve!!!
October 16, 2009
I have the 2n5088 boost pedal. Great build and sound. Gives my guitar that extra “push” without coloring the sound.
August 19, 2009
Dave, the 2n5088 boost pedal was exactly what I needed! It gives my Strat pickups the punch of humbuckers with just a hint more “body” without sacrificing their innate character. Now there’s no need to put “hot” pickups in the guitar anymore.
Donna Wick, PhD
August 12, 2009
David….you are truly amazing the way you play, the person you are and the world you have now manifested….I am so proud of you and for you….I will never forget our retreats and what you added to them just by being you!! I hope I can see you very soon…it’s been too long….love you,Donna
August 12, 2009
just wanted to let ya’ know I received the pedals today and they are AWESOME! I have tried many “boutique” boost pedals in the past few months and I must say, yours is the best by far…it has to be the most responsive one I have ever played! It can give a beautiful clean, transparent boost with the guitar volume rolled back a bit but it can also drive a amp into another gain stage when used wide open with the gain of the amp cranked! It was just what I was looking for!
The fuzz is great as well and is also full of versatility when you play with the guitar volume and the fuzz pot! Just a awesome fuzz sound!
You have fantastic products Dave and hope you continue to make more because you have a customer here for life! Can’t wait to show my fellow musicians because I am sure they will be as equally impressed…and will want one too! I’ll be sure to tell them the web site!
July 10, 2009
still lovin’ that fuzz, Dave – put me on your email list! (I commented on the pedal on Musical Faily tree as “Lumpy Repellent” stage name) THANKS!
December 20, 2008
Excellent fuzztone, Dave, I love it.
November 11, 2008
Very nice site. I enjoy your webcam the most. Beautiful scenery! Keep up the great work.
November 6, 2008
Hellow, Good site! My name is Reder Gasmus.
I like this forum
October 7, 2008
I just got one of the 5088’s I think its a well made product and very toneful. I was looking for somthing to boost my solo parts when they roll around but this pedal is actually adding more articulation to my guitar’s signal and overall tone. I play in over 8 diffrent bands so this is going to get a real workout!
thanks for the hard work you put into your pedals.
all the best,
September 25, 2008
just listened to your cd samples, very soothing,very talented, I too have just released a spirituall oriented cd through the same company,its not so ambient but the fruits of meditation practice are shining through the lyrics.keep in touch
May 3, 2008
Hello! I’m Samuel Smith, i’m from Switqerland i and find your site really brilliant!
December 20, 2007
Wow! You are a GREAT musician and this proves my theory concerning what people hear. You listen to people like yourself and you hear them cover others music so well (as you do) and then you hear what THEY have inside them. You are far better than cover songs reveal. You have more talent that gets released as you play what is in YOU as a musician/person. I love your music and I am glad that I have met you. You are an outstanding person, and I glad to be in a cover band with you. Your music is splendid! Keep it up!
By the way…..I’m really giving those Gilmour pickups a thought…My strat could use the tone improvement!
November 27, 2007
Great job, David! So nice to be in touch with you. Our daughter, Julianna, is a singer/songwriter in Nashville. I’ll find out how you can get on her myspace and hear her music. How awesome that you are using your incredible gift for the Glory of God! Blessings to you, Cheryl
November 15, 2007
Love your music.
October 12, 2007
Hello David…Kuddie had to say Hello…and to thank you for Being You ! Kuddie Loves all Your Music…WOW…You are Blessed…Your Friend, Kuddie/WalknRoll Productions
October 10, 2007
Nice Web site!!!!!!!!!!
April 9, 2007
I was in the Unity book store and I commented on the beautiful music. It was your CD, which I immediately purchased. Thanks. Keep going!
February 13, 2007
December 21, 2006
Site look good.
Veronica H. Hernandez, LMT
October 23, 2006
Brilliantly sounding, for my massage therapy office. Takes you away…. Thanks
October 22, 2006
Love your intuitive little sample player and the music is well-produced! Can’t wait for the real CD! I wish my first CD was this good.
Donna Wick, PhD
October 20, 2006
David, I was so glad to hear from you and know I could benefit from your healing music. I am so proud of all that you have gone through, emerging to realize to an even greater capacity your soul self. Congratulations David. I love you so much. dw
October 14, 2006
Dave the site is looking great. I like how it is easy to listen to samples of the songs. Keep it up. Katiebug loves the CD she plays it every night since we got it to go to sleep with. Talk to you soon Robby
October 12, 2006
The light of God is shining in and through you. This music is truely healing…
October 12, 2006
How very beautiful is your music.
I will use it in my work as well.
October 9, 2006
I love it so much…God is truly working through you.
October 4, 2006
Wonderful website and awesome music Dave. Your music has spiritual feeling. We are very proud of you.
October 4, 2006
Hey dave. the site is really nice! i think it says just what you wanted it 2. you or a very talented person. i hope everything works out for you with your music. you have worked very hard at it and it shows! never stop beliveing.it is the power!!!
your friend. Zeke Thompson-N- TKK