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Doing the right thing

In July 2012, I received some troubling news from a close friend of mine:  My friend, Justin Brown, was diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Justin and I have been friends for five years.  During that time we have played numerous shows together, jammed late into the night together, built pedals at Jack Deville Electronics together, and developed and nurtured quite a friendship.  As Justin explained the situation, all I could think about was how I could help my friend get through a really tough time in life, as he has done for me and how friends do for one another, time and time again.

The wheels in my head started rolling, and I decided to put together an incredible fund-raiser for Justin.  With the help of our friend group, 100 Eterna pedals, specially priced and including a custom paint-job and custom artwork, would be built and sold to help Justin with his medical bills and treatment.

So here's the deal:
  • There are 100 TCA Eterna pedals available (that's Testicular Cancer Awareness).
  • 100% of the proceeds from these pedals go to Justin's care and treatment.  All of it.
  • There are ten levels you can contribute at and every level earns a pedal.
  • The pedas are shipping on or before November 15th, 2012.
Your contribution is entirely up to you and what you are comfortable with.  You can select the level that is right for you using the drop-down menu at the top the Eterna page and following the normal checkout procedures.
If you would like to contribute more than the top level, please contact Mr. Black and we'll work out the details, special for you.

This is a limited special edition.  There are only 100 TCA Eternas with the custom graphic and paint, and this benefit is limited to the TCA Eterna pedal.  Of course, there are standard Eternas, SuperMoons, and TunnelWorms available for purchase as well!

I'd like to take a minute to thank all the people involved in this project,
in no particular order:

Victoria B., Evan R., Ellie B., Sarah C., Russ B., Mike F., Josh T., Nic H., Teresa P., Blaine B., Spencer N., Corey K., Todd H., Mom, Dad and everybody else who has selflessly given their time, insight, sweat and support.

Without your direction, guidance, suggestions, artwork, voluntary pedal building, web-skills, administrative support, planning, and fucking kick-ass-we-can-do-this vibes and attitude none of this would be possible.

This is more than a Mr. Black pedal.  This is incredible.

-Mr. Black

Justin and his wife Ellie hiking in the Oregon forrest