The Djinn by Dr. No and Alain Johannes, Sorcière part deux.
After the appearance of the first effect, the Necrofuzzicon, from the trilogy series called Sorcière by Dr. No, The Djinn now appears, after a long intensive collaboration with Alain Johannes.
The Djinn is the second effect in the trilogy project named Sorcière, Dr. No has been working on for almost 4 years now.
Last year Dr. No was asked by Alain Johannes to build a circuit to build in a new bass guitar, handmade by the Tuscan Luthier Tom Pugi with his company called T.P. Customs stationed in London. The first and only version of the Djinn by Dr. No recently, was only and exclusively present in a build of Alain Johannes’ Bass Guitar, by Tom Pugi of T.P. Customs London. From here, Alain and Dr. No decided to also release the Djinn in a guitar effect model and make it available to a wider audience.
The assignment was somewhat abstract, but because Alain Johannes has become a good friend of Dr. No, few words were needed to envision and realize what he asked.
Still, it took some time because the question was based on a simple circuit from Dr. No’s previous Laboratory prototypes, but Dr. No wanted to take this prototype to the next level. Because without that extra mile, it wouldn’t deserve a place in the current Dr. No Effects Collection and certainly wouldn’t be worthy for tone connaisseur and wizard musician Alain Johannes. So the journey started.
“Like a Genie from the bottle”, the Djinn finally appeared.
The name Djinn was formed because this has become a very special circuit; in part on purpose but also accidentally, the Djinn brought much more than intended.
The Occult design and function of the Djinn.
Alain Johannes Spirit Animals the Owl and Turtle integrated into the Djinn.
-The owl is the sacred symbol of wisdom, for the owl was the constant companion of Athena, goddess of wisdom. The owl sees what others do not and is therefore seen as wise in the occult.
-The Turtle. A magnificent gift from Turtle meaning is longevity. Turtles live a very long and fruitful life, and teaches great spiritual significance of taking the very best care of self and having a long life filled with splendid journeys having learned many valuable life lessons. Both Owl and Turtle elements present are literally and figuratively highlighted in the Djinn. Both elements on the Djinn glow in the dark.
-The Djinn. Djinn possess supernatural powers and can be conjured in magical rites to perform various tasks and services. A Djinn appears as a wish-granting “genius” in many Arabic folktales.
-The bone, horn element of the Djinn, surrounding the foot switch, lights up when summoning and activating the Djinn.
-Dried Chicken Foot. Dried Chicken Feet are used in the practice of Hoodoo, as well as other magical traditions, for protection and for enemy work. The feet are believed to be powerful protection against evil doers and are believed to work by magically “scratching” one’s enemy.
Is it a booster? Is it a fuzz? No, it’s the Djinn.
The Djinn is best described as an effect that brings out properties from each and every instrument that comes into contact with the Djinn. Hidden treasures surface, tone becomes much clearer, instruments become more dynamic, and formerly unknown features are brought out of your guitar, amp or other effects that the Djinn dominates.
Unfortunately, we have to report that the Djinn is a promised indispensable effect in every loop of instruments and you will probably never want to put this genie back in his bottle.
The Djinn works both at the beginning of your effects chain and at the end of it. The Djinn does not colour the character of your signal, it does however accentuate and bring out the properties of your instruments and effects. At a higher gain setting, the Djinn generates an extremely pleasant natural clipping, but does not color the natural signal.
The second part of Sorcière, the Djinn, is a must have for expanding and discovering your playing and instruments more, which will certainly add lots of voodoo to your sound.
The Djinn by Dr. No and Alain Johannes will be limited and exclusively available in the series of Sorcière at www.DrNo-Effects.com. The Djinns are fully handcrafted by Dr. No, one by one, and will be numbered and signed………in blood.
The red ink used on the Djinn has committed a blood ritual. Mixed into the red ink, is blood that Alain Johannes has donated for the blood ritual, which makes this limited Djinn in collaboration with Alain Johannes a true signature in blood.
The Djinn uses 9v regular powersupply, and has a built in noise filter.
Release of the first series in October 2021 at www.DrNo-Effects.com and www.AlainJohannes.eu
If you don’t want to miss out on the first release, subscribe to the newsletter at www.DrNo-Effects.com. The limited edition of the Djinn will be built by hand, in very small series each time. In total only 350 will be handmade.
The next Sorcière project is called the “DIVOCAI” (Possessed by an Evil Spirit). Still work in progress. Subscribe to the newsletter to get updates on Sorcière’s Necrofuzzicon, Djinn and DIVOCAI, to collect them all, as well as other Dr. No Effects, news, and available Dr. No Effects handcrafted work.
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HUM NOW OUT ON CD. (Including a limited edition signature HUM guitar Pick Set)
Hum track list:
1. Mermaids’ Scream
3. Hallowed Bones
5. If Morning Comes
8. Here In The Silence
This item include (Only 100 available).
– Signed copy of Hum on Vinyl
– Limited edition Hum Pick set
– Original photo print by Tom Bronowski
Alain Johannes Hum.
Pre order now. Shipping July 2020.
Get Spark Vinyl + Fragments and Wholes Vol 1 Vinyl and a signature Guitar Pick set.
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1x Custom made Signature Guitar Pick set of 6
Limited Edition Official Alain Johannes Tour Guitar Pick.
1.0mm, Black with grip. 5pcs
Available now in limited edition.
Unfinished Plan, The Path of Alain Johannes.
Never released before footage and documentary of the Path of Alain Johannes. With the official and original artwork by Kartess. Exclusively Available here at the official shop.
Featuring interviews with, Alain Johannes, Peter Rock, Matt Cameron, Jack Irons, David Catching, Mark Lanegan, Chris Cornell, Alex Turner, Josh Homme, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Cote Foncea and Feto Foncea.
Director: Rodolfo Gárate. Executive Producer: Samanta Artal, Rodolfo Gárate.
Duration: 91 Minutes
Alain Johannes first solo album Spark.
Exclusive and limited re-release of Spark.
First released in 2011.
This limited edition is on 180gr Yellow vinyl with gatefold cover.
Limited Tour Re-Release of Fragments and Wholes vol. 1
First released in 2014
Fragments and Wholes is Alain Johannes second solo album.
This is an extreme limited run on 180gr Ivory white/beige vinyl with a gatefold cover.
Only 300 copies pressed.
Exclusively available here and at live shows.
Silkscreen poster, Alain Johannes.
Hand slikscreened on handmade high quality thick paper.
Handnembered and handsigned.
Design by Kartess, made by Dr. No Effects
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Silkscreen on real wood.
Incl: Wooden Planchette, Planchette bone holder, Ouija Board, hook for hanging (mounted on the frame), Signed and numbered.
Can also be used as a Ouija Board. (Use it with caution!!!).
Limited edition of only 200.
High Quality Ladies Tank Top. Various Sizes. Vintage Bleach silkscreen.