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.
Handcrafted in the European Union
The Reuss pedals are completely handmade in the European Union. Some work is done by myself here in Copenhagen, Denmark, and some by my electronics partner in the beautiful old city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
All the pedals are fully or partly soldered by hand, using old fashioned 'through hole' parts, and they are all hard wired and features upgrade quality footswitches and jacks etc. No jacks or foot switches at the circuit boards. No cheap solutions. 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.
Currently (spring 2020), I work closely together with a local electronics engineer on circuit development here in Copenhagen, and at my Bulgarian team I work with another electronics engineer, who is the guy behind the exceptionally clean and pretty circuit board layouts. My Bulgarian engineer is also the guy doing all the hand-soldering and assembly work.
The pedals ships worldwide from Denmark via DHL Express. It's the fastest service available from Denmark, and your new pedal is only few days away, no matter where you live on Planet Earth.
As I am a Danish business and because 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 am sorry, but there's obvioysly nothing I can do about that.
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.
The graphic designs and the pedal concepts comes from my own imagination. The ideas are constantly piling up in my mind. My driving force is creating pedals I would have a desire to own myself. My main interest is in the products, not so much in the selling or marketing of them (which is probably something I should consider changing ...).
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.
Reuss Musical Instruments is still a hobby / spare time business, and I work fulltime in public healthcare as the administrative leader of long-running epidimiological research project, The Copenhagen City Heart Study, which has been going since 1976.
I am also a former musician, playing in local Copenhagen bands Naked, Port Friendly and Death Tothe in the 90s, as well as 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 VAT is added at check-out ('One-Stop VAT').