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Date : 25/04/2012

We have once again teamed up with Dirtbox.net for the release of a one of a kind
custom drive pedal to mark the 50th pedal to be released into the wild ...
... this pedal wil only be available through the Dirtbox.net website
More info in the video and on dirtbox.net !

Date : 11/04/2010

We have the honour of congratulating Silvio Gazquez (papuza) on winning the contest
that was set up by DirtBox.net in cooperation with Truthinshredding.com and Valvette.
A big thank you to everyone who entered this contest and took the time to upload a video

... Here is the winning solo !

Date : 10/02/2010


Dirtbox, TruthinShredding and Valvette have teamed up to bring you an exciting contest !

A Brand New Valvette Custom Drive! Spanking new, entirely hand-made boutique overdrive pedal.

Download the backing track HERE and shoot a one take video (no overdubbing) and then post it as a response to the original contest video

As stated in the video we want you to play a solo in YOUR typical style. You will be rewarded for having good technique, but more important is how musical your solo is. Originality will also be a key factor.‚Ä®Upon initially watching your video, Adam Ironside (dirtbox.net) and Laurie Monk (truthinshredding.com) will write down a basic score for you. When the competition ends your video will be re-visited several times by them to calculate a more appropriate and in-depth score. After that, the top 10 videos will be judged by a panel consisting of Adam, Laurie and Johan Maertens of Valvette and the three of us will then negotiate an overall winner

Please read and adhere to the rules very carefully. The competition closes at 12 O Clock midday (UK / GMT time) on the 31st March 2010. Entries submitted AFTER this deadline will not be entered into the competition.

You must subscribe to Adam Ironside's youtube channel HERE. Why? By subscribing to his youtube page you are helping to support dirtbox.net and boost his online presence. If he is more well known on the youtube community it means he can run more great competitions like this. It also means that YOU will be the first to find out about new competitions or uploads via youtube.

You may enter several times. (Try to be reasonable, but there is no problem with you uploading three different takes)

Once you have posted your video as a response to the original PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE OR EDIT THAT VIDEO. Doing so will cause confusion. If you decide you do not like that take do not worry, you can still upload a few more.

This is a worldwide contest, BUT PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER BELOW.

Adam Ironside will personally pay to ship the pedal anywhere in the world, however, if your country charges import tax or customs duty it is YOUR RESPONSABILLITY to pay these charges. Adam Ironside, Laurie Monk, and Johan Maertens of Valvette will not be responsible for extra charges incurred by your country or government. If you are concerned about any of this please e-mail Adam via his contact page.

The prize cannot be changed and no cash alternative will be offered.

Judges decisions are final!

Date : 05/02/2010

We are currently designing some new products. Due to work obligations and EU compliancy requirements for these new products and the enormous costs involved for a small builder like us, it will likely be near summer 2010 before we can produce any more pedals. If you would like to pre-order a pedal you can use the appropriate tab in the menu bar and drop us a line. We will then advise you on expected delivery dates and so on ... Pedals will be produced on a first ordered, first served basis.

Thanks for your understanding and your continued support.

Johan Maertens
Valvette Effects