Reuss Musical Instruments is a brand name owned by Good Guy's Media & Music. A Danish one man business run by me - Anders Marcuslund-Reuss
My ambition for Reuss Musical Instruments is to make great sounding guitar effect pedals of uncompromising quality.
Made in the European Union
The Reuss pedals are handmade in the European Union. Some assembled by myself, and some by my electronics partner in the beautiful old city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The pedals are made to full boutique contruction with hardwired footswitches and connectors. No cheap solutions and always old fashioned PTH-construction (plated-through-hole). Never SMD (surface mount divices). A lot of my circuits calls for obsolete vintage parts, and I go all the way to source these, because I believe the devil is in the detail.
When I started out, releasing the RSH-02 Rowland S. Howard model back in 2013, I had the pedals manufactured at a Chinese OEM manufacturer. The RSH-02, RF-01, ET-01 and the first few OD-01s and SF-01s were all fully factory made in China.
The following releases were assembled my myself in Denmark, still using Chinese made enclosures and circuit boards. In January 2016 I parted ways with the Chinese, bacause the communication was a drag, and because they kept pushing me for doing increasingly large quantities. The quality was excellent, though. Having said that, the new, local manufacturing definitely have taken it to a different level.
The pedals ships worldwide from Denmark via DHL Express. The shipping rate you are paying at the webshop is only about half actual shipping price for most territories. I don't want the expensive shipping rates from Denmark to be a deal-breaker.
DHL Express is the fastest service available. Your new pedal is only a few days away, no matter where you live on Planet Earth. One day to Europe. Two days to the US. Three days to Japan and Australia.
As I am a Danish business and becasue Denmark is a member of the European Union, I have to charge local, Danish VAT when shipping pedals to customers in the European Union. This is a bit unfortunate as Denmark is the most tax-ridden county in the EU, the VAT being 25% on all goods.
I learned electronics from my dad, who was a science teacher, and I started etching my own circuit boards and building musical devices from age 12. Electronics has been an on/off hobby ever since, and have now gotten serious with Reuss Musical Instruments. I develop the circuits myself and collaborate closely with my engineer friend Hristo in Bulgaria about the circuit board design and layout.
The graphic designs and pedal concepts comes from my own imagination. The ideas are constantly
I have two educations. I am both a journalist and a lab tech, and for years I was working at various record companies as communications manager, doing press for a large number of leading independent labels including Mute Records, 4AD, Domino, Beggars Banquet, City Slang and major labels Universal Music and Sony.
Today I make a part-time living from Reuss Musical Instruments, does some freelance music journalism - and brings home the bacon working in a research science lab.
I am also a former musician, playing in local Copenhagen bands Naked, Port Friendly and Death Tothe in the 90s, as well as still being a frequent guest with The Tremolo Beer Gut playing the theremin.
Good Guy's Media & Music was formerly called Good Guy's Recording Company, releasing records by local artists The Breakers (dk), Green Pitch and Pluto between 2005 and 2007.
I am the father of five and happily married to a wonderful woman called Marie Marcuslund-Reuss.
PLEASE NOTE: Prices at the webshop are listed without VAT. For customers in the European Union 25% VAT is added at check-out