Dr. No Effects unveils stunning, symbolic Alain Johannes 11:11 guitar effects pedal

Highly personal stompbox combines fuzz and wah/filter

Dr No Effects unveils stunning symbolic Alain Johannes 11 11 guitar effects pedal

Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, PJ Harvey, Mark Lanegan and Chris Cornell collaborator Alain Johannes is one of the world's great unsung guitar heroes - as we attested in our in-depth interview with the man himself - and Dr. No Effects has enlisted his genius in creating his 11:11 signature pedal.

11:11 combines a set wah filter and low-gain fuzz, aiming to nail Alain's distinctive cutting tone, but the design has a deep significance for the guitarist.

The two bird skull knobs symbolise Alain and his late wife Natasha Shneider, and interact like a marriage: "some settings argue and some work very well as a couple".

Similarly, the larger coin knobs represent Alain's date of birth (2 May 1962) and Chilean origin, and control fuzz and fuzz volume; the smaller coins nod to Natascha's Russian heritage and 22 May 1956 birthday, and control balance and shape.

Dr. No quietly released the 11:11 11 months ago as 121 units for hardcore fans - 11 were sold every 11 months, ending on Alain's birthday. Even the price is symbolic: €335 (3+3+5=11).

YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aepkgFznFQY

The 11:11 is available now from Dr. No Effects - each stompbox is hand-signed by Alain, who recorded his own demo of the tones available, entitled The Adventures of Dr. No in the 11th Dimension - take a listen above.