Salt Box Workshop’s Spite Box is a lean, mean distortion/fuzz machine built in aid of a good cause

Salt Box Workshop Spite Box
(Image credit: YouTube / Demos In The Dark)

Spite Box is the debut pedal from a brand new name, Salt Box Workshop. However, it’s actually got two – or rather, four – experienced hands behind it in the shape of Dave Gill of Baltimore Sonic Research Institute and Damnation Audio's Jeff Davis.

The two Baltimore builders have united under this new banner in what they describe as “a whimsical and philanthropic side project”. They will periodically create a selection of weird and wonderful pedal drops, with a large portion of the proceeds from each sale going towards local school music initiatives in the Baltimore, Maryland area.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.