PRESS RELEASE: After months of R&D and serious road testing by the man himself, Jake E Lee (current Red Dragon Cartel and former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist), Majik Box is proud to begin shipping the new Body Blow Jake E Lee Mod overdrive. Never truly happy with any overdrive pedal in his arsenal, Jake and his guitar tech Scott Bell asked Majik Box to modify the company’s Body Blow overdrive to his exacting specs. The key idea behind this mod was to give the Body Blow more “bark and grunt” for his solos. And although the standard Body Blow has a significant amount of mid-range in its tonal palette, he was looking for a EQ modification to the pedal that would take his usual Charvel Strat bridge humbucker into a low-mid-range focused, P-90 pickup territory, in addition to adding a nice dollop of gain. Read More …
PRESS RELEASE: In celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the venerable Rocket Fuel pedal and their association with guitarist Doug Aldrich, Majik Box begins shipping the RF-LTD5 today. Sonically identical to the original Rocket Fuel, the RF-LTD5 features a special anodized treatment that Majik Box developed together with a Los Angeles area hot rod shop. This special process conforms to the Mil-A-8625, ASTM , military and automotive standards, and is known for its durability and beauty. The special finish chosen for this special run pedal is called Atmospheric Blue. Read More …
Majik Box signs pact with Korn’s Munky for the signature Krush distortion pedal.
May 2, 2012 – Torrance, CA – Majik Box, the developer of the Paul Gilbert Fuzz Universe and Doug Aldrich Rocket Fuel pedals have signed a pact with Munky, guitarist of the iconic metal band Korn to market the Majik Box Krush distortion, a pedal that will produce Munky’s signature distortion tones. The Krush Distortion will begin shipping this week.
The idea came to Majik Box founders Rob Nishida and David Simpson, when they were in the sound development phase of the company’s first metal oriented distortion pedal. The two had decided early on that they did not want to develop another typical “metal” pedal already being marketed other pedal makers. “We wanted to make something for drop tuned and 7-string guitar players that was bigger and more organic sounding than what was already out there,” says Simpson.
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.