Third Man Hardware, in partnership with Donner Music, have announced the Triple Threat, a 3-in-1 analog multi-effects pedal. Designed by Third Man Hardware and manufactured by Donner, the pedal includes Echo, Phaser and Distortion modes, and will be available exclusively via Third Man Hardware for the next three months. In the USA, the limited yellow edition ($129) will only be available at Third Man’s Reverb storefront, along with the standard black edition. The standard black version ($99) will be available exclusively on the Third Man webstore. In the UK, the yellow limited edition and standard black will both be available via the Third Man website.
Additionally, Third Man Hardware has announced the Fuzz-a-Tron, a basic no-fail DIY guitar pedal kit. This kit was designed with the beginner in mind, to give someone with little or no soldering experience the chance to succeed at building a classic sounding fuzz pedal. With an easy to follow and in depth build manual, this kit will teach entry level soldering and electronics skills. The Fuzz-a-Tron is available for pre-order now via the Third Man website, and will retail for $75.
“It has been my hope for a while to make an affordable pedal for beginning musicians,” White says about the Triple Threat. “When I approached Donner they knew what I was aiming for and we were able to make something very cool that was also not going to break the bank for a beginning musician.”
Triple Threat starts with a wide-range high gain distortion, with volume, gain, and tone controls to create a threatening rock sound. A classic phaser upgraded from the Pearl Tremor pedal by Donner is next with extended mod controls. Third in line is an analog voiced echo, originated from Donner’s first ever pedal, the Yellow Fall Delay released in 2013, with warm analog tone and rich feedback.
“All three effects: the distortion, phaser and echo are all heavy duty. I was very impressed with them the first time I plugged into the prototype version that Donner had sent,” White adds. “This set of effects is for all kinds of music, all genres. Maybe not opera though.” He adds, “The Triple Threat will fit very comfortably on my pedal board.”
Third Man Hardware designed the external appearance of The Triple Threat, adding its signature patterns such as lightning bolts from the Tesla tower on the panel, three sharp stripes in front and the signature diagrams from Third Man Hardware’s logo on both sides of the pedal. With upgraded circuit design and tuning the tone to Jack’s specifications, Donner combined three analog circuits into one metal enclosure, delivering simplicity, unique analog sounds and versatile utility for all beginner musicians on the go.
About Third Man Records
Triple Threat – Price and Availability: The Triple Threat will be launched in two versions: one of which will be a limited edition variant in yellow, exclusively available at Third Man’s Reverb store.
The second variation will be the standard black. $99
Limited Edition Available at Third Man’s Reverb store
Triple Threat – Main Features3-in-1 analog effect pedal
DISTORTION: TONE, GAIN, VOL
PHASER: DEPTH, RATE, LEVEL
ECHO: TIME, FEEDBACK, LEVEL
FOOTSWITCHES toggle effects on (yellow LED indicates on)
Bypass: Buffered bypass
Power Supply: 9 volts DC (Adapter included)
Third Man Records was originally founded by Jack White in Detroit, MI in 2001. In March of 2009, a physical location was established in Nashville, TN. Third Man Records in its current state contains a record store, record label offices, photo studio, dark room and live venue with analog recording booth. TMR now has three locations, with its latest addition in London. Almost all of our records are recorded, printed and pressed in Detroit, MI and produced by Jack White. In this fashion, TMR strives to bring a spontaneous and tangible aesthetic back into the record business.
About Donner Music
Since 2012, Donner has been committed to creating innovative, enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing musical instruments to both entry-level and advanced musicians. This is what drove Donner to pioneer its mini pedals, which have brought the joy of musical performance to people across the world. Relying on its strong R&D team, Donner has become well-known for its high-quality and innovative musical instruments and accessories. Donner’s musical instruments deliver the reflections, ideas and values of the player.