Skateistan, the award-winning international non-profit organisation which combines arts-based education with skateboarding in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, has teamed up with charity initiative Tone For Change.

The collaboration is a first for Tone For Change, which gives visibility to global issues and donates 100% of profits from pedal sales. The initiative was co-founded by David Karon, who is best known for his work with Kirk Hammett on KHDK Electronics. 

Now, as the brand’s first 100% pro-charity project, Tone For Change has created a limited edition “Skateistan” fuzz guitar pedal, which comes in a one-of-a-kind enclosure made from skateboards used by students in Skateistan’s Skate Schools in Afghanistan.

All profits from the sale of the pedal go to Skateistan’s Skate Schools in Cambodia, South Africa and Afghanistan, and have over 2,500 active students, half of which are girls.

Watch the Skateistan fuzz pedal in action below:

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Not only was the pedal inspired by skateboarding subculture, the skateboards used for the pedals’ unique enclosures come from Skateistan’s Skate Schools in Afghanistan.

The pedal’s controls let guitarists experiment and make the tone their own, with mosfet stage for tube-like warmth. Think grunge-rock tones: toothy, fuzzy, sharp and dry.

David Karon (KHDK Electronics) said:

“Growing up, skateboarding and music were my passions. I am beyond excited to merge these two worlds in this incredible fuzz pedal and help Skateistan continue to transform the lives of vulnerable children.”

Skateistan Founder and Executive Director Oliver Percovich said:

“We are so excited to be supported by the sales of this amazing Skateistan pedal. The funds generated will make a huge difference to the lives of our students, who, because of the work we do, have safe spaces in which to play, learn and make new friends.

“We’ll be able to reach even more children in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa because of this awesome support from Tone for Change.”

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