JAM Pedals has launched the “Lending a Hand” campaign in partnership with 15 artists—Alex Skolnick, Andy Timmons, David Torn, Nels Cline, Graham Coxon, Bill Frisell, Julian Lage, Richie Sambora, Neal Schon, John Scofield, Sean Ono Lennon, Steve Lukather, J Mascis, Lee Ranaldo, and Nile Rodgers.
The company, along with the participating artists, is looking to help alleviate the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to music industry professionals worldwide. JAM pedals will be releasing ten limited-edition stompboxes per participating artist (150 overall). Each unit sports a striking gold-sparkle finish and is hand-signed by the artist.
Per the press release, “Lending A Hand is a platform that seeks to raise as many funds as possible for eligible music industry professionals, enable people and organizations willing to contribute to this cause to do so while in the process recognizing their generosity with unique, one-off, handmade and hand-painted pedals out of the JAM pedals Custom Shop, hand-signed by their favorite artists.”
The limited-edition pedals include gold versions of the Double Dreamer dual overdrive, Wahcko wah, Rattler distortion, WaterFall chorus/vibrato, and RetroVibe vibrato, among others. They will be going to those who make the ten biggest donation offers per artist stompbox between June 21 and July 12.
To broaden the donation base, JAM Pedals also offers limited t-shirts that are available until the campaign is live. Campaign beneficiaries include Crew Nation, Jazz Coalition, Jazz Foundation, MusiCares, New Music USA, and Northern Greece Musician’s Union.