PG's Nick Millevoi builds his own pedal using the StewMac Sun Fuzz Pedal Kit, StewMac tools, and their step-by-step instructions, proving even a novice can be up to the challenge, with a little help from StewMac's customer support!
- Nick, with limited pedal-building skills, successfully builds a pedal using StewMac's Sun Fuzz Pedal Kit.
- Despite initial doubts and a lack of tools, Nick follows StewMac's instructions and enjoys the process, likening it to building Legos.
- He encounters issues with the first build, but StewMac's exceptional customer service, led by Devin, assists in troubleshooting and replaces the kit.
- Nick's second attempt is a success, and he expresses enthusiasm for making more pedals, praising Stewmac's support.
- Stewmac's Sun Fuzz kit is recommended as a great starting point for novice builders, emphasizing the company's commitment to helping customers succeed.
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