Megadeth bassist Dave Ellefson does not rest easily on his laurels.
The musician turned entrepreneur announced this week a new partnership with Pro Tone Pedals to create a new guitar pedal. The pedal, dubbed the “Dawn Patrol Chorus,” came to being after Pro Tone Pedals representatives approached Ellefson and proposed the idea.
Ellefson stressed the new, signature pedal will be a welcome addition to any bassist’s resources, adding he already used the company’s “Chorus” pedals when the organization’s representatives came to him with the idea.
“When Pro Tone approached me with the idea of making some signature pedals,as a bass player, Chorus is one of my go-to effects live, an ace weapon in my arsenal, and in many regards, helped me transition to my signature tone from studio to live on classics like ‘Dawn Patrol,’ Ellefson said. “So the idea of developing a great chorus pedal was really a no brainer. Dennis and the Pro Tone team are technical wizards and developed the Dawn Patrol to my exact specifications, and together we’ve developed a high quality, hand-built stompbox pedal that I’m positive will find a special place in any bassist’s rig.”
Ellefson’s new partnership with Pro Tone Pedals makes him just the latest name to make the company live up to its name. Animals as Leaders bassist Tosin Abasi and Reeves Gabrels use the company’s signature pedals. Jeff Loomis, Fear Factory, Alice in Chains, Prong, Deftones, Living Colour, Overkill, 30 Seconds to Mars and many others also use the company’s products.
Pro Tone Pedals was founded in 2004. The company, now based in Charleston, South Carolina, has developed its reputation from making custom designed pedals. Its employees’ dedication to customer service has garnered it affiliations with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Whitechapel, the Cure, Fear Factory, Ministry, Prong, Overkill and others.
The Dawn Patrol Chorus will be available at an introductory price of $189.99. More information on the new pedal is available online now at:
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