Norway’s OnkartGromt has released the Grombass V2, an overdrive/distortion pedal made for bass. The innovative pedal has an analog circuit with a microcontroller inside that controls the gain stages. The microcontroller is Arduino compatible with open code that can be modified by the user via USB cable.
The Grombass V2 has three distortion modes: Germanium, LED, and Silicon. “Germanium diodes gives you a mild distortion in the background [while] LED diodes has the highest sound level and gives more low end,” the company writes. “Silicon is a more modern tone adding more mid-range fuzz. The distortion in the Grombass is inspired of one gain-stage of the BigMuff. This gives a combination of the clean signal and the distorted, leaving the lowest frequencies intact through the effect.”
It also has wet and clean outputs, allowing for using the pedal as a distortion or clean boost. Other features include an expression pedal input, an isolated DC converter for 18 volts of headroom, and a flexible power input that accepts 7-20V DC (positive or negative center) or 7-18V AC.
The OnkartGromt Grombass V2 is available now for $299.
OnkartGromt Grombass V2 Overdrive Pedal Details:
|Three modes of Distortion: Germanium, LED, Silicon|
|Analog circuit with digital microcontroller for gain stages|
|Gain Stages controlled by Arduino Nano v3 card that can be modified|
|Distortion and Clean Outputs|
|Expression Pedal Input|
|Isolated DC/DC Power Converter for 18V of Headroom|
|Power 7-20V DC (positive or negative center) or 7-18V AC. Min current is 200mA.|