Jackson Audio upgrades Mateus Asato signature drive with replaceable distortion circuits

Mateus Asato recently collaborated with Jackson Audio on a brand-new signature overdrive pedal, which has now been rebranded and relaunched as the Asabi Modular Overdrive Distortion. And while Jackson acknowledges there were “legal reasons” for the change, the company also says there’s more to the stompbox than just a new logo on the enclosure.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.