dUg Pinnick has a new signature pedal from Tech 21 called the DP-3X that will be debuted at the Winter NAMM Show. The unit is a compact adaptation of his Ultra Bass 1000 head from the company, who says that both pieces of gear recreate the sound Pinnick developed in the ’80s that merges high-end distortion with low-end bass.
The King’s X bassist/vocalist personally beta tested the all-analog pedal on a European tour, saying he was still able to nail his tone each night with a differing backline. Besides his gargantuan tone, the DP-3X can also recall more traditional bass sounds. A mix mode engages drive for distortion while Chunk adds upper harmonics. Its Gain button provides additional distortion and compression. In the clean mode, the Drive and Chunk are disengaged while compression and gain remain active. Further tweaking is had through a three-band EQ with switchable mids.
The DP-3X also has a built-in tuner, headphone capabilities, and an XLR output for going to a mixing board. It’s built with an all-metal housing and weighs just 12 ounces. Tech 21’s dUg Pinnick DP-3X Signature Pedal will carry a street price of $289.
Tech 21 dUg Pinnick DP-3X Signature Pedal Features:
|Mix, On, Tuner Footswitches|
|3-Band EQ with Switchable Mids|
|Drive, Chunk Controls|