Heavy Electronics was created by Sayer Payne in 2007.
Heavy Electronics was born out of a desire for honesty in tone, construction, aesthetic, and price. Heavy Electronics makes road-ready effects pedals made with the finest components teamed with superior design. All of the pedals feature a "single point" circuit board mouting design that eliminates multiple pressure points on the PCB. All of the signal pots in the pedals are 24mm full sized pots; Jacks are always metal Neutriks; finish is powdercoated; Toggle switches are metal and are located to avoid impact. In fact, all electromechanical pieces and connectors are metal (except the 9V Jack where metal jacks simply must not be used). However, these aspects are not considered luxuries by Heavy Electronics but rather as mandatory features. High quality is a license to flourish as a company that makes its product right, NOT a license to hold guitarist's tone ransom at an unfair price compared to cost of production. They make guitar pedals for musicians, and Sayer play tests every pedal that ships to eliminate any compromises. It is for this reason specifically, that Heavy Electronics offers a lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defect.
All pedals are hand-made in Minneapolis.
Check out this great interview with Sayer here.