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Steel Panther plough on with their Pussy Melter guitar pedal despite protests

By | Published on Wednesday 8 August 2018

Steel Panther have announced that they are going ahead with the launch of their own guitar effects pedal called the Pussy Melter, despite objections to the name resulting in the original partner in the project, audio equipment company TC Electronic, pulling the product.

When TC first unveiled the pedal, it stated that “when we met up with Steel Panther’s oh-so-humble guitarist [Russell ‘Satchel’ Parrish], he had only one condition: that the tone be as wet as the ladies on the front row”. But after various protests to the pedal and the way it was being promoted – including from various female guitar players – TC backtracked. They said in a statement: “We recognise that the material was inappropriate […] We sincerely apologise”.

Undeterred, the band have announced that they are still going ahead with the merch item complete with knobs labelled ‘dirty’, ‘sizzle’, ‘booty’ and ‘load’. But in a bid to counter the ongoing criticisms that this product is rather sexist, they have declared that the pedal is aimed at all guitar players oblivious of gender. So, that’s alright then.

The band said in a statement: “We respect and love the freedom of speech afforded to all citizens in the US. We support the right for all people to express themselves no matter where they are in the world. We welcome all races, genders and sexual orientations at our shows – shows that celebrate everyone’s individuality through partying, and of course a love of heavy metal”.

They go on: “As clearly stated by Satchel when it was originally developed, the sound being created by the Pussy Melter tone pack was intended to bring pleasure to females who heard it. Steel Panther is happy to announce that we are now offering pleasurable eargasms to everyone”.



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