gig-fx inc. has been awarded a US patent protecting the unique shape of gig-fx pedals as well as some of the advanced analog /MIDI algorithms in the Chopper and Prochop pedals.
The shape of the gig-fx pedals has function as well as a distinct appearance. Before that shape appeared, expression / wah pedals had to put control knobs on the side or make the pedal larger to put them next to the pedal, whereas the gig-fx shape elegantly contains as many as twelve knobs (using dual-concentric pots) and several switches, all within a standard-size pedal. The knobs and switches are protected by the height of the treadle but are easy to access as they face upwards. The patent covers the functional aspect as it relates to the shape as well protecting the unique modulation features of the Chopper and Prochop. A separate design patent application is pending which covers the actual Trade Mark design elements of the pedal. All gig-fx pedals are housed in road-worthy, lightweight aircraft aluminum castings featuring the patented, ergonomic shape described above. You can hear sound samples on www.gig-fx.com
Originally posted 2009-03-17 15:04:38.