1991 Information and FAQ's

In September of last year Funny Little Boxes released the 1991 pedal; made in collaboration with the Let's Play All YouTube channel. It has become something of a phenomenon and as of now there are over 500 1991's out in the world with another 1000 people on a closed waiting list. Feedback from players who have bought it has been overwhelmingly positive and it recently garnered a 4.5 out of 5 star review on MusicRadar.com with another review for Total Guitar magazine to be published in the near future. 

Due to it's overnight success I receive more emails with questions regarding the 1991 than I can feasibly reply to and so have provided answers below to the most commonly asked questions in order that you can get an answer more quickly than you will by messaging me direct.

Q: How can I purchase the 1991? Whenever I try to click on the product page it tells me I don't have permission to view it.

A: The short answer to this is that unless you are on the build queue; which I am afraid is currently closed, you can't purchase the 1991. The reason you get that message is that the product page is locked and only accessible via a link which get's emailed out to 200 people in the build queue on a monthly basis.


Q: Will the build queue re-open? If so, When?

A: Yes. Demand was high before the music radar review and now it's even higher; now that we've cleared a third of the build queue we can re-open the build queue and take on some more orders. We will be reopening the build queue on 1st March 2022. How long it stays open is another matter so my advice is to get your name down sharpish.


Q: When the queue re-opens how do I sign up?

A: There will be a sign up form in the "1991" section of the website where you can register your details. Once you've signed up you will receive an email to confirm you are in the queue.


Q: How long will I have to wait to get a 1991 once I've joined the build queue?

A: There's still 2 thirds of the original signups to clear so it will be a long wait. New sign ups can expect a minimum wait of 6 months. 


Q: That's a long wait, do I pay when I register?

A: No; shortly after registering you will receive an email telling you when you are in line to receive a pedal and when your billing period is. When your billing period comes around you will receive a link via email to make your purchase. That link will be active for a month. If you don't make your purchase in that time you miss out I am afraid; however you can always email me and ask to be put to the back of the queue so you don't miss out completely. And yes, It is a long wait, but it is better than paying second hand prices to jump the queue which have been as high as £400.


Q: I've seen B-stock items listed on your site but they're sold out. What's the deal with that?

A: Sometimes there are some units in the monthly batches that have minor cosmetic blemishes. They don't affect the performance of the pedal at all but with the length of time people are waiting for a 1991 it just wouldn't be right to sell them at full price. If there are any b- stock units from a monthly batch then they go up for grabs at a 10% reduction in price on the first of the following month. They're only ever in small quantities; they sell out really fast and they're non returnable and not eligible for the warranty.


Q: I am on the build queue but haven't had an email telling me where I am in the queue. What should I do?

A: Everyone currently in the build queue should have received an email telling them where they are in the queue. If you haven't then check your spam and promotions folders as they go in there sometimes. If you still can't find it, email me at andy@funnylittleboxes.co.uk


Q: I am in the queue and I've placed my order. I've had a confirmation email but it's been 2 weeks now and haven't heard anything else. Has my pedal been dispatched?

A: No. As explained in the email that your link to purchase is in, and the previous email telling you when your billing and shipping period is; the 1991 is purchased on a pre-order basis a month in advance. So your pedal will not ship in the month you purchase it and may take up until the last day of the following month to dispatch. You will receive a dispatch notice with tracking info once it's on its way to you. Please don't email me asking where your pedal is unless you haven't received a dispatch notice by the end date of your shipping period.


Q: I've lost the info telling me when my billing and shipping period is, can you remind me?

A: Of course; there's a page detailing all the info in the "1991" menu of the website.


Q: How do I register for the 1991 warranty?

A: Complete the form in the "1991" section of the website.


Q: I play in a Pearl Jam tribute band/I have a YouTube channel doing guitar demos. Can I endorse/demo the 1991?

A: This depends on a lot of things. Look in the Marketing/Endorsements bit of the "1991" section on the website.


If this information doesn't answer your question then by all means get in touch with me:

Email: andy@funnylittleboxes.co.uk

Instagram: @Funny_Little_Boxes