This photo document is slightly outdated - it was later replaced with this video. If you'd like to look at the pretty photos however please read on.
If you are interested in boutique pedals, then you are almost definitely interested in what goes inside of them to make them special. Here is a brief look into what goes into making a Dazatronyx pedal:
Rather than cheaply outsourcing production of circuit boards, I take great pleasure in knowing that my pedals have old-style, in-house made boards. This adds 20% more love to the product. All of my circuits have a thoughtfully laid out traces to increase reliability and prevent unwanted noises. Though they look like they are intentionally a 'vintage' style with curved, thick, hand drawn traces, this is merely a side-effect of low-resistance paths with excellent adhesion. Earth plains are made as wide and filling as possible to minimize noise where signal paths are made as direct as possible while maintaining a decent thickness. Modern circuits are often squared and thin to look neat, however I rather functionality.
First I will start with a blank piece of copper-plated fibreglass. This is then finely brushed back to remove any oxidization and coated with a thin mask film (black). A negative print is then lasered onto the copper at 600 x 600 dots per inch.
The boards are then submerged in a tinning crystal solution suspended in water. This puts a fine layer of soft tin on the board which produces better continuity and improves the joints made to components. This also retards oxidization of the copper from being exposed to open air.
The enclosures begin as a raw box by Hammond/Eddystone. These are an extra thick strong aluminium. A jig is used to drill the pilot holes. A progressive drill is then used to accurately expand the holes.