The Architect takes a lot of inspiration from a certain mythical pedal but like everything I do at Matthews Effects I'm only interested in doing things in a new and exciting way! I didn't want to just create a clone especially since the original is a current production pedal and really if you want a clone you should just buy a real deal.

I wanted to created something for people like me who were not happy with the original design and I feel we have improved it in the best ways possible.  

We've kept the gain structure the same even using original NOS germanium diodes like the ones used in the original gold unit but also expanding your tonal options with other clipping options.

The final product is something that takes you farther than you were expecting and something unique in its own right.

Active 3-Band Eq

The EQ section though now has a full 3 band baxandall tone stack that lets you cut or boost the Bass, Mid's and Treble giving you way more control over the tone and shape of your drive.
Its still running internally at 18v for the best possible head room and clarity

3 Clipping Options

You have the option between 3 different clipping options to give you 3 different colors of gain which helps you dial in the Architect to work great with any guitar or amp combination you are using.

-Diode LIft


  • 3 clipping options
  • 3 band Baxandall Eq
  • 9v 50ma
  • Top Hole Jacks
  • Click less True Bypass
  • 4.77" x 2.6" x 1.39" (121.1mm x 66mm x 35.3mm)

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