ezhi&aka was started as a pedal building hobby of two friends. Their nicknames gave the future project its name.
Now it’s me, Alexey Kruglov, who develops, tests and builds pedals in Yaroslavl, Russia.
I focus on broken sounds, weird concepts and creative usefullness of my noisemakers.
That being said, these pedals can be harsh, noisy, lofi, sound broken or completely messed up.
The main philosophy behind the designs is trying to create strange but interesting sounds using the limited possibilities old 90s chips provide. This adds to the whole weirdness and that low sound quality. I intentionally use minimum filtering, allow ticks and squeals to pass into the signal because there are tons of great effects on the market which sound clean – and I’m here to provide broken sounds.
Though I cannot achieve a factory-grade build quality at my small workshop, I check every component and every solution and build pedals with great love.
Everything is made/built/soldered/designed/finished in house with little to no outsource. (I only order pcbs from a factory in Saint Petersburg and/or from China).
Every good and bad thing about these pedals was done by me and I hold full responsibility for them.
Please read about my past mistakes and overall warnings here.
Please also take into consideration I use Russian Post to ship your pedals and it is slow (about a month to get to you) and very rarely can hurt your pedals.
But if anything is wrong – please contact me and you will be sent a replacement or we will figure out a way to keep you satisfied with our deal.
Please also take note that I’m not supporting russian government and any military actions and awful war crimes. I’m just a guy with brain issues who tries to survive. Thank you vry much for taking a risk and ordering pedals from me now, it saves me. If the pedal business finally fails, I’ll just go carry heavy stuff like I used to before the pedals. But let’s hope I can bring more weirdness and noise to your setups for as long as possible and even longer.
All prices are in US dollars.
If you desperately want a pedal from me but somehow cannot afford it – feel free to contact me and I’m sure we’ll find a solution.
This applies to all the other problems and questions – I believe everything can be solved and done.
I also sometimes use my old email firstname.lastname@example.org