COOL GEAR ALERT: Majik Box Kryptonite Overdrive

Freaky! I was just looking at the Majik Box Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe in an issue of Young Guitar that Mrs I Heart Guitar brought back for me from her trip to Japan, and then I find this in my inbox. Looks cool!


Majik Box unveils the new Matt Roberts signature Kryptonite Overdrive pedal.

(TORRANCE, CA) October 5, 2011 – Majik Box, makers of the Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe and Doug Aldrich Rocket Fuel pedals release their third signature pedal, the Kryptonite Overdrive. This pedal was designed to produce the “radio ready” signature guitar tones of Matt Roberts, lead guitarist of the multi-platinum rock act 3 Doors Down, who released their new album, Time of My Life in August.

The Kryptonite Overdrive is simple in concept, featuring only 3 knobs (drive, level and tone controls) making the pedal incredibly easy to use. Designed in close collaboration with Roberts, guitar tech Jeff Chase and Majik Box engineers, the Kryptonite Overdrive was carefully tuned to produce thick rhythm and saturated lead tones, when used in conjunction with any lightly distorted amp, suitable for all modern rock applications.

The pedal features true bypass switching, like all Majik Box pedals, eliminating tone degradation when in bypass mode and features Majik Box’s road proof construction and hand wired assembly. “I can’t describe how happy I am about this pedal. When I play, my signature Kryptonite Overdrive is on all the time. The only time I ever switch it off is for clean sounds. It’s a huge part of my guitar tone,” said Roberts.

Since forming in 1995, Mississippi rock quintet 3 Doors Down has sold more than 16 million albums worldwide, garnered three Grammy nominations, two American Music Awards, and five BMI Pop Awards for songwriting, including BMI’s coveted “Songwriter of the Year” award. The band’s debut album, 2000’s The Better Life, which is now certified six times platinum, featured the smash hit “Kryptonite” from which the Kryptonite Overdrive received its name. Their sophomore album, 2002’s Away from the Sun, saw similar success with its radio mainstays “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You.” Their subsequent efforts 2005’s platinum certified Seventeen Days and 2008’s 3 Doors Down debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and their most recent, Time of My Life released in August, debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with 59,800 copies sold in its first week.

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