Buy This Gear to Support Racial Justice Causes and Charities

People in all 50 states have organized around the country over the last week to protest police brutality. Several brands, including Reverb, have made statements and donations in solidarity with the Black community. We've also seen a collection of music instrument brands promoting raffles and special-edition releases whose proceeds will go to charities and causes fighting for racial justice.

Below, we've gathered a list of such brands and raffles, each linking out to more information on what the brand is doing, what cause it's supporting, and how to enter the contest, make a donation, or show your support.

Some brands, like Dirge Electronics, have already closed raffle entry submissions, but see the list below for active contests (at the time of this writing) and keep your eye out for more on the horizon.

Active Sales & Raffles
UPDATED 10 JUNE 2020

Retrofret Vintage's '73 Mustang


Brooklyn's Retrofret Vintage Guitars is selling an incredible '73 Competition Mustang, with all revenue going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.

The guitar—one of Leo Fender's last original designs—features a Candy Apple Red with Racing Stripe finish, and has been well-preserved its whole life. Click here to learn more.

Meris


All throughout June, Meris will be donating 10% of proceeds from all direct sales and sales made through the Official Meris Reverb Shop to Black Lives Matter Los Angeles and Direct Relief. See more from Meris's Instagram here, and click here to check out what's in the Meris Reverb Shop right now.


Adventure Audio


Adventure Audio has listed a batch of 50 ABY Looper pedal/chain routers on Reverb and has stated that 10% of the proceeds from each sale will be donated to REBUILDTHEBLOCK—a GoFundMe campaign raising funds to help rebuild Black-owned businesses impacted by COVID and looting across the country. Click the orange button above to grab your own ABY pedal, or click here directly.


Adventure Audio / She Shreds / Bandmemes666


Adventure Audio recently announced a collaboration between them, Bandmemes666, She Shreds and over 20 other companies to raise money for Black Lives Matter, the Bail Project, and Critical Resistance. The raffle is for a custom red and black colored Fuzz Peaks pedal, and information on how to to enter can be found on the She Shreds website, here.


Abominable Pedals


Abominable Pedals has announced via Instagram the release of a new version of the Hate Stomper PCB featuring the words "Black Lives Matter." It will cost $6.66 on the brand's web store, with all proceeds going to benefit Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Freedom Fund.

Four distortion pedals Abominable made for Anti-Flag were also being raffled by the band with winners drawn on June 9. Find more details on this separate post here.


Big Fat Snare Drum & Dream Cymbals


Bag Fat Snare Drum is also running a fundraiser along with Dream Cymbals for the Black Lives Matter movement. Each $5 donation gets you an entry into the Big Fat Snare Drum raffle for a cymbal pack featuring Big Fat Snare Drum and Dream Cymbals products. Learn more and enter the raffle before June 12 here.


God City Music


Alongside the above photo, God City Music posted to Instagram that the profits from this TB MKiii–inspired DIY PCB will be split between massbailfund.org and bostondsa.org once made available on the GCI shop.


Music Is Bad


The Australian-based Music Is Bad is also selling raffle tickets for $25 a piece for a dual-prize raffle with winners chosen on July 3. "First prize is a somewhat-broken Legacy-brand phaser pedal that I was given for free. Second prize is an unobtainable JMH XOrat active-crossover drive pedal. There is currently a 2+ year wait list for these." Proceeds from the raffle will go to support the Australian-based organization Sisters Inside. To learn more about the raffle and get a ticket, visit this website.


Electrofoods Pedals

A few days ago, Electrofood Pedals announced on Instagram that all of its per-pedal donations are going to the Lake Street Council in Minneapolis until they don't need them anymore. Another post has suggested that the brand is currently working on a product that will directly benefit bail relief funds as well. Stay tuned, and click here to see the Instagram post and learn more.


Chase Bliss Audio


Chase Bliss Audio is holding a worldwide raffle for an Automatone Preamp mkII, serial 00001. The raffle will support Campaign Zero and #8cantwait. See the Chase Bliss Audio Instagram post for instructions on how to enter.


Mid-Fi Electronics


Mid-Fi Electronics has posted a series of raffles to Instagram over the past week, raffling off pedals to anyone who donates to a relevant cause and emails in their receipt. The first pedal, a Pitch Pirate, found its winner last week. This Friday, Mid-Fi will be raffling off a Full Frequency Overdrive prototype—straight from Doug Tuttle's pedalboard.


Red Witch Pedals

On Thursday, June 5, Red Witch Pedals announced on Instagram that they would be donating all of the profits from pedal sales through the next week. This applies to all purchases made through the Red Witch online store or the Red Witch Analog Official Reverb shop. All proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.


Sugar Percussion

Sugar Percussion has already raised $4,000 (and counting) through its online raffle. As announced on Instagram, Sugar is giving away a 14 X 5.5" aluminum snare. To enter, you can make a donation to Black Lives Matter through Sugar Percussion. Click on the Instagram link above for more details.


Oneder Effects

From Monday, June 1, through the following two weeks, all profits from the Oneder Effects online store will be donated to one or all of these racial justice organizations: George Floyd Memorial Fund, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Campaign Zero, or Unicorn Riot. For more details, see Oneder's Instagram post here.


Mythos Pedals

Mythos Pedals is putting its first-ever pedal up for auction. "All the profit from the sale will go to charities in support of Black Lives Matter," the company says. The auction will end next week. For more info, check out the Instagram post here, or go straight to the auction here.


SolidGoldFX

SolidGoldFX has listed the remaining stock of its LM308 Beta DLX pedals on Reverb, and has pledged to donate 100% of sales to Black Lives Matter.


Partscaster Concierge

Partcaster Concierge is raffling off a custom-built Burndt RD. Between now and June 20, anyone can enter by paying $10 for one ticket or $25 for three. If the total amount raised is under $1,500, collections will be split between Black Lives Matter and BailProject.org groups. If the total is over $1,500, Partscaster Concierge will recoup $500, donate the rest, and build a second guitar to raffle off as well. For more details and to enter the raffle, click here.


Waterslide Guitars

Until June 13, the boutique guitar company Waterslide Guitars will donate $200 to Black Lives Matter from each new deposit a customer puts down for a new build.

"Current build time on custom orders is 4-6 months. A deposit of 50% gets things started, with the remainder being due on completion," Waterslide writes. For more information, check out its Instagram post here.


Ended Contests & Raffles
UPDATED 10 JUNE 2020

Cooper fx

Cooper fx posted to Instagram today that each $10 you donate to a worthy cause will get you one entry into a raffle for founder Tom Majeski's personal Generation Loss pedal. He also pledged to match the highest donation. To learn more about how to qualify for entry, see the brand's Instagram post. The winner will be drawn on June 10.


7-Drum Shop Raffle

Seven drum sellers with some of the best vintage drums available have come together to raise money for a host of organizations working in Minnesota and beyond.

The idea is simple: You donate to the George Floyd Memorial Fund, Black Visions Collective, or other select causes, share your receipt, and you're entered to win prize drums. These include: a '60s MIJ kit with a Slingerland Radioking snare, and a cymbal package including period-appropriate Zildjian ride.

The drum shops taking part are: Revival Drum Shop, Philadelphia Drum & Percussion, Hawthorne Drum Shop, Wood & Weather Drum Shop, Rochester Drum Trade, Po's Percussion, and Nelson's Drum Shop.

To enter, check out Nelson Drum Shop's Instagram post here. Hurry—raffle ends Friday, June 5.


Big Ear Pedals

From earlier this week to Saturday June 6, Big Ear Pedals will be donated 100% of its pedals sales to Color of Change and Black Lives Matter Nashville. In its Instagram post, Big Ear Pedals wrote, that the decision to donate to both organizations was "our best attempt to help both our friends around the country as well as ones in our own backyard."


Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars has introduced the Korona, an upscale take on the Titan Guitars KR1. Kauer is selling the prototype of the Korona—along with three "builders choice" versions—for a special low price of $2,000 each. 100% of the sales and and extra 25% donation by Kauer will be going to the buyer's choice of organization: George Floyd Memorial Fund, Minnesota Freedom Fund, Black Visions Collective, Reclaim the Block, Campaign Zero, or Unicorn Riot.


Old Blood Noise Endeavors

All proceeds from sales on oldbloodnoise.com that take place Friday, June 5, will be donated to Black Lives Matter OKC.


Caroline Guitar Company

On Friday June 6, Caroline Guitar Company announced a 24-hour raffle for the Météore Prototype #2, signed by Andy Summers. On Instagram, the company wrote, "This is a very special pedal I’ve held onto for a while. ... This is the one after hearing and testing where we said 'yes, we are ready to go on this now' in 2015. If you look closely the graphics are slightly different than our final release."

To enter the raffle, you just make a donation to a bail fund, and for every $10 you give, you get a chance to win the Météore. Find more details on Caroline's Instagram post here.

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