Published Nov 28, 2013Third Man Records is renowned for its bizarre vinyl curios, and now the Jack White-led label is ready to unveil another unique product: a custom-designed effects pedal called the Bumble Buzz Guitar Pedal.
The product was designed by Vancouver company Union Tube & Transistor and is modelled after the one White used on his solo album cut "I'm Shakin'." It comes housed in a wooden box with a custom bandana. According to the label, the pedal helps guitarists "crank out some stinging sounds."
The Bumble Buzz will be available in two colours: standard black will be publicly available from Third Man's online store for Black Friday (November 29), while a yellow version designed by Rob Jones will be exclusive to members of the label's Vault subscription service. This comes with a lapel pin.
The pedal makers wrote on Facebook, "They were all hand-wired here in East Van by our very small crew and are built to outlive all of us."
Watch a demonstration video about the pedal below; it includes a Jack White-fronted performance and lots of Bumble Buzz.
The label is also releasing some other products for Black Friday, including a shoulder bag, new T-shirt designs, a White Stripes onesie for babies that reads "I Think I Smell a Mouse" (a play on the song "I Think I Smell a Rat"), a box for 7-inches, and more. And don't forget that Jack Johnson Live at Third Man Records will be available at Record Store Day-celebrating indie stores.
Scroll past the Bumble Buzz video below to watch an eight-minute mini-documentary about Third Man Records. It was made by Dust & Grooves for the Vinyl Factory and focuses on the label's Nashville storefront.