After years of requests, Amptweaker recently added a Dry Low knob to their TightMetal and TightRock pedals. Now the feature is available in a new bass friendly range called the Amptweaker Bass Jr Distortion Series. Each of the models share most of the features of their guitar counterparts but with the new Dry Low knob to help maintain the bottom end.
The series has three models: the Bass TightRock Jr, the Bass TightDrive Jr, and the Bass TightMetal Jr. All of the pedals use true bypass switching and operate from 9 to 18VDC. They each have a 3-position Tight switch with Fat, Normal, and Tight settings to dial in the pedal’s attack. Another EQ switch provides Plexi (Thrash on the TightMetal), Normal, and Smooth settings for tonal variety.
The drive section has Gain, Tone and Volume knobs, but is set apart by a manually-adjustable noise gate. Amptweaker says the gate can be “cranked to stop notes hard and fast,” and only affects your distorted tone. It does not affect the signal when the pedal is bypassed.
Get a rundown of the whole series from Amptweaker founder James Brown:
The Amptweaker Bass Jr Distortion Series is available for order now with a street price of $170 for each model.
Amptweaker Bass Jr Distortion Pedal Series Features:
|Gain, Tone, Volume controls|
|Dry Low knob on the side, blends back in clean lowend|
|Fat/Normal/Tight switch to adjust the guitar’s attack.|
|Noise Gate knob, from subtle gating to hard stops|
|Plexi/Normal/Smooth EQ SW-Bass TightRock/Bass TightDrive JR|
|Thrash/Normal/Smooth EQ SW-Bass TightMetal JR|
|True Bypass switching|
|Runs on 9V to 18V batteries or supplies–9V sounds heavier, more compressed, while 18V is more open and less distorted.|
|Thumbscrew removable bottom with holes for tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods|
|Current: 13mA with at 9V, 17mA at 18V|
|DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-)|
|Weight: 9 ounces, Dimensions: 2.7″W X 4.65″D X 2″H|
|Made in the USA|
|5 Year Limited Warranty|