A Joe Bonamassa-Owned Way Huge Prototype | Find of the Week

This week's Find of the Week is a pedal with plenty of drive: it's a prototype of a Way Huge Doubleand Special Overdrive that was previously owned (and signed!) by the man for which it was made: blues guitar legend Joe Bonamassa.

For those unfamiliar, Way Huge Pedals is the brainchild of legendary effect designer Jeorge Tripps, who produced several classic circuits under that name in the early 1990s just a few years before designing the Line 6 DL4. Since joining the team of Dunlop, he's brought the brand name back—as a result, several of his original Way Huge pedals have gone on to command collector-level money.

This is a Way Huge Doubleland Special prototype.
One of two prototypes of the Way Huge Doubleland Special Overdrive, owned by Joe Bonamassa.

The limited-edition dual overdrive known as the Doubleland Special was first unveiled in 2018 and was designed to replicate Bonamassa's unmistakable tone. It packs in not one but two of the master bluesman's signature Overrated Special overdrive circuits that can be blended to taste or used on their own.

According to the seller, this pre-production prototype was one of two made and has seen its share of official release shows, NAMM exhibitions, and artist relations events. The backplate has been signed by Bonamassa himself as well as the members of the Way Huge design team. Its whopping $10,000 asking price is easily comparable to that of a standard Klon Centaur overdrive. Check out the full listing and make an offer on this piece of blues-boosted history.

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