Yes, that TC Electronic controversial Satchel from Steel Panther TonePrint has been renamed and is now called something less controversial.
Melter of Cats?
The original name for the patch and the accompanying marketing blurb caused a bit of an uproar. That preset has been renamed and re-released following pressure from fans of Steel Panther – it’s now called Repeat Offender. TC has also re-released some more tones by adding the Viagra Substitute for the Hall of Fame as well.
Arguably, it was all a bit of a storm in a teacup. But thanks to this name change we still get to enjoy the free tones without people feeling offended.
Official TC Electronic press release
Here’s what TC had to say about the name change:
After significant public pressure from Steel Panther fans around the world, we decided to re-release Satchel’s original TonePrint under a new name. At first, we asked the guitarist himself to come up with a less dangerous description for his signature sound, but quite frankly that was like asking a shark to behave like a tuna fish. If danger is in your blood, then there’s not a whole lot to be done about it.
Therefore, after 10 days of furious email correspondence, late night phone calls and countless suggestions from Satchel, all of which were even more offensive than the original, we decided that a simple homage to the artist himself was the way to go. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that we present to you a fitting tonal tribute to the artist known as Satchel: the original “Repeat Offender.”
As a bonus, we’ve also re-released Satchel’s tone-enhancing TonePrint “Viagra Substitute” for Hall Of Fame Reverb, which has been sorely missed by fans of music and blood vessels the world over. So what are you waiting for? Rediscover your love of hard rock with Satchel and Steel Panther right here, right now!