What makes Juma pedals different from others on the market?
That's a beautiful enclosure, can you tell me something about it?
With such high quality components, aren’t your pedals expensive to build?
Our pedals are substantially more expensive to build than any other that we know of. We use what we believe are the best electronic components for audio currently available, they cost a lot of money to purchase and are used inside all of our products.
I’ve never heard of these electronic components! Why don’t you just use the vintage stuff?
Why do you use the quality of electronic components that you use in your pedals? Does capacitor quality really make a difference at guitar frequencies?
Of course it does. We learned early on that our pedals only sounded as good as the poorest sounding components in the signal path. For example, a great capacitor didn’t make much of a difference if the rest of the components didn’t allow those differences to be heard. Once extremely high-quality electronic components were used throughout, we began hearing an increase in resolution and detail that was new to us and exciting.
I noticed that some of your solder joints aren't shiny enough. Was your soldering iron too cold? Should I be worried?
Our solder joints will always look dull because that’s the nature of the lead-free solder that we use. When soldering with good technique, at ideal temperatures and with equipment that is world-class in keeping the tip temperature from dropping during the soldering process, it always solidifies dull and resembles the look of a cold-solder joint done with leaded solder.