I havn't adjusted my shipping rates for years, though my shipping partner (DHL Express )have been increasing them all the time. On top of that, I have only been charging about half the actual shipping price, since setting the up the shop.
I am sorry to say, that now is the time to bring the shipping rates up to date. You still only pay part of the actual cost - but a larger part than before. The rest is on my expense.
The increase is much made up by environmental taxes and fees (fuel), so shipping to remote parts of the world is proportionally more expensive.
Also, Europe is much more differentiated now, shipping rates to Southern Europe being more expensive than rates to countries near Denmark.
Pedals ships twice a week
You pedals goes out on Mondays and Thursdays
Due to a significant increase in sales, and still being a one-man business and still keeping a dayjob and being a husband and a father of five, I've had to slow down my paces.
This means that from February 2019, I've reduced my despatch service to only shipping pedals twice a week. Mondays and Thursdays.
To get your pedal in a shipment, I need your order before noon (Central European Time) the day before the shipping date.
I am sorry for this limited service. It is a necessity for the time being. Hopefully I can revert to daily shipments in the fall.
I still ship only DHL Worldwide Express which is a super reliable deluxe courier service with amazingly short delivery times worldwide. And you don't pay the full rates. Only about half the actual price. The rest is on me.
All the best,
Anders / Reuss
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Prices are now listed in Euros
Reuss has been a global business since day one, always shipping the major part of the pedals to far away corners of the World. And since the US Dollar is the most international currency, I've always been listing my prices in USD. Until now
The thing is, I am a Danish company, and the Danish 'krone' is tied to the Euro. This means my income from the pedals have been fluctuating with the exchange rate between the USD and the EUR.
So to keep things stable, and fix my pricing at a stable minimum, the pedals are now listed in Euros. To set the new prices, I used the current exchange rate. There is no hidden 'mark-up' in the conversion.
The prices are still listed without the 25% Danish VAT, because I still sell most of the pedals to customers outside the European Union. The VAT is still added at check-out when the shipping destination is in the EU.
Reuss is releasing a Warren Ellis signature pedal in 2016
I am proud to announce, that I am working with Warren Ellis of The Dirty Three, Grinderman and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds on developing a signature pedal.
It'll be called the Reuss WE-01 Muzzbomb, and it's based on Warren Ellis' legendary 'mystery stomp box' which is much discussed at the guitar forums. It's a DIY pedal which is capable of some really wild and wonderfully mean and evil fuzz noises, built from old radio parts by Warren Ellis' brother Murray.
Currently the pedal is here with me to be cloned exactly. In the Muzzbomb we are pairing it up with a very loud clean boost circuit.
Warren Ellis' mystery DIY box ready for inspection at the Reuss lab:
Update February 4th 2016:
The Muzzbomb pedal is now put into production for an expected June 2016 release.
The production model Muzzbomb is a two-in-one pedal featuring the muzz effect going into a very strong and loud booster (actually the same boost circuit as featured in the Reuss RF-02 Repeater Fuzz pedal). The above picture shows a working prototype.
The boost level is adjusted via a trimmer at the left side of the pedal, to keep the knob count low and make room for the large 'chicken head' 50s amp style knobs.
The Muzzbomb will be completely handmade in the European Union in full boutique contruction (hardwired jacks and footswitches) using only top shelf parts.
Update May 31st: Release date confirmed for June 27th 2016. Pre-sales starts Sunday June 19th.
Update January 29th 2019: The Muzzbomb sold out and was discontinued in early 2018. 150 pedals was made. It was replaced by the smaller Muzzbox later the same year.