the damn history

Starting Damnation was the inevitable result of years of tweaking in my basement and getting so full of myself I thought the world needs to hear this.  The reaction to the original MOSFET Bass Distortion was more than I could have hoped for and emboldened by a false sense of importance, I launched a company building bass distortion pedals in 2016.  Not my best idea but certainly not my worst.  I continue to grow and improve but the basic drive has not changed.  Just the amount of stress and side-eye from the misses.

The Damnation Audio philosophy is simple.  I build what I can't find for myself.  I always aim to Solve a Problem and Do it Better.  I build what I would use on stage or in the studio.  If it doesn't further my cause or the greater human experience then I would find it hard to work on it all day in and out.  I try to provide the best customer service experience because I know how I like to be treated.  Just like in my own home this can all be summed up by simply promising not to be a jerk.  Welcome to Damnation Audio.  I love you.


Jeff - Owner/janitor

I have very little interest in talking about myself, so I'll be plain.  I love bass and I love effects and I love marrying the two whenever possible.  I love tinkering and I love staying up all hours of the night worrying about part selection.  To distort a phrase from my favorite author, "I do this for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die."

I'll take up the rest of this space to talk about a few of my favorite things:  Family,  Friends,  Sleep (the band and activity), My neighbors, Firefly, Parks and Rec, Rocky I-III, Alien, Aliens, Major Payne, Basil Hayden, Pedals, Gear, Music, Spreadsheets, not taking things seriously, and most of all (behind family I suppose) is solving problems.  If you want an endless list of problems to solve, I suggest starting a business doing what you love.


Woolly - Solder jockey/Assembly

So this is Mr. David Wilson known to his friends as "Woolly" and known to me as an excellent builder who goes above and beyond.  I first met Woolly when we shared a booth at a trade show and I fell in love with his old world charm and unique artistic style.  He makes amp smashing noise machines with his company Champion Leccy which deserves your time and praise.  I quickly noticed that his builds were very clean and he had a fantastic attention to detail so I asked him if he would help me build a run of pedals that I didn't have the time to complete myself.  I was so impressed I asked him to do it more often.  I even jumped the gun a little and asked him to be my lead assembler (not sure what the entails but we'll figure it out as we go).  I am stoked to have Woolly on the team and to see where our work can take us.