The PANDΩRA fuzz pedal, based on the Arbiter Fuzz Face circuit, features a hand selected geranium transistor and independent transparent boost.

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"'If I fall and somehow my career ends on that particular day, then so be it," Joe Bonamassa says of his new hobby, bicycling. "If it's over, it's over. You've got to enjoy your life."

Photo by Steve Trager

For his stylistically diverse new album, the fiery guitar hero steps back from his gear obsession and focuses on a deep pool of influences and styles.

Twenty years ago, Joe Bonamassa was a struggling musician living in New York City. He survived on a diet of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and ramen noodles that he procured from the corner bodega at Columbus Avenue and 83rd Street. Like many dreamers waiting for their day in the sun, Joe also played "Win for Life" every week. It was, in his words, "literally my ticket out of this hideous business." While the lottery tickets never brought in the millions, Joe's smokin' guitar playing on a quartet of albums from 2002 to 2006—So, It's Like That, Blues Deluxe, Had to Cry Today, and You & Me—did get the win, transforming Joe into a guitar megastar.

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Mojo Hand FX has unveiled the Sericon, an overdrive pedal with three separate controls for gain manipulation; Drive, Gain, and Blaze.

The Sericon overdrive is an interpretation of the gold standard of overdrives with more gain shaping options than other “Klones”. It has a highly tweak-able, interactive mystique all its own, with three separate controls for gain manipulation; Drive, Gain and Blaze. All types of drive are on tap, ranging from clean always-on boost to edge-of-breakup to all out shred.

Features

  • Controls for 3 stages of gain manipulation: Drive, Gain, and Blaze
  • Post Gain control for treble and level
  • Blaze control is a unique interactive third gain stage affecting low end and mid
  • 9v Standard center negative power supply only (not included), no battery provision
  • True bypass with soft touch silent switching design
  • Individually serial-number plated limited production issue
  • Made in USA, lifetime warranty
  • Dimensions: 4.7” L, 3.69” W, 1.37” H

$199 MAP/ street price. Go to mojohandfx.com for more info.

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