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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 04: (L-R) Musician Lexxi Foxxx, singer Michael Starr, and musician Satchel of Steel Panther perform at Irving Plaza on January 4, 2012 in New York City.

Last month, Steel Panther was on the receiving end of some criticism because of the name of a new guitar pedal attached to their lead guitarist Satchel.

However, the dust seems to have settled and now the infamous “Pussy Melter” pedal is available for pre-order at the band’s official website.

Much of the controversy, of course, came from the pedal’s name, which those offended cited as misogynistic.  Then again, Steel Panther is a parody of an ‘80s hair metal band, a genre of music which is known for being misogynistic, so considering that and the passage of time, it’s understandable that the controversy has died down and the pre-sale is now a reality.

The band released the following statement with the announcement of the pre-sale:

“We respect and love the freedom of speech afforded all citizens in the U.S.  We support the right for all people to express themselves no matter where they are in the world.  We welcome all races, genders, and sexual orientations at our shows – shows that celebrate everyone’s individuality through partying, and of course a love of heavy metal.  As clearly stated by Satchel when it was originally developed, the sound being created by the Pussy Melter tone pack was intended to bring pleasure to females who heard it.  Steel Panther is happy to announce that we are now offering pleasurable eargasms to everyone…This limited edition pedal will only be available until October 1, at which point orders will begin shipping.”

The Pussy Melter pedal features four knobs (heh…knobs) labeled “Dirty,” “Load,” “Booty” and “Sizzle.”  The pedal is also manufactured in the United States, so you’ll feel extra patriotic while you rock out with your cock out.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights