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  • Rougarou Pedals Introduces The Draugr Distortion Pedal

    Rougarou Pedals Introduces The Draugr Distortion Pedal

    Louisiana’s Rougarou Pedals has launched the Draugr, a versatile drive pedal that they say has “massive amounts of headroom and gain on tap while maintaining clarity through the range of the drive control.” The Germanium diode-based distortion circuit is controlled with a simple three-knob layout. “The drive and tone controls interact with each other in... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal

    Earlier this year, Darkglass Electronics unveiled a new dual distortion pedal called the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve unveiled a new take on the circuit with the Alpha Omicron. “With the Alpha Omega’s popularity and momentum, we decided it was time for an uncompromising option to those in search of the same bone-crushing sound and flexibility... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Green Russian Big Muff Distortion Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Green Russian Big Muff Distortion Pedal

    It’s back, but smaller than ever. Electro-Harmonix has announced they’re reviving the classic Green Russian Big Muff distortion pedal. A faithful reissue of the mid-90s model, the pedal now has a more compact and pedalboard-friendly footprint. The pedal has Tone, Sustain, and volume controls for dialing in what the company calls “devastating low-end and unique... »

  • Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series

    Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series

    Amptweaker has grown their distortion pedal line with several new, compact JR Distortion models. The new set includes the Bass TightFuzz Jr and the Bass BluesFuzz Jr. “Like the other JR pedals, they’re housed in a smaller lightweight ‘phase 90’ sized package, but still include most of the popular tones available with their big brothers,”... »

  • Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the LunaReclipse Pedal

    Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the LunaReclipse Pedal

    The innovative minds at Fuzzrocious Pedals revealed their latest invention at the Summer NAMM show this year with the LunaReclipse. It centers around a 12-position rotary that features twelve unique ways to clip your signal. “If you want a more vintage distortion/overdrive sound out of your modern, high gain distortion, turn the lunaReclipse rotary to... »

  • Old Blood Noise Endeavours Announces Fault Overdrive/Distortion Pedal

    Old Blood Noise Endeavours Announces Fault Overdrive/Distortion Pedal

    Oklahoma’s Old Blood Noise Endeavours has unveiled the Fault, a flexible overdrive/distortion pedal. It features dual gain stages, with a footswitch to kick in the second gain. The Fault also has a three-band active EQ for further tonal tweaking. Check out this clip of the Fault on guitar, bass, drums, and synth: The Old Blood... »

  • Rainger FX Introduces Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass Distortion

    Rainger FX Introduces Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass Distortion

    London’s Rainger FX has introduced the Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass Distortion, a compact pedal with some cool features. Its distortion is controlled with a large overtone knob to dial in different tones, but it can also be affected by the Igor pressure pad controller for real-time expression. The bottom of the pedal has an LFO... »

  • TWA Introduces the DM-02 Dynamorph

    TWA Introduces the DM-02 Dynamorph

    TWA has introduced the DM-02 Dynamorph, an envelope-controlled harmonic generator. The versatile pedal gives distortion, fuzz, filter, and synth effects in one unique unit. “Featuring a distortion circuit where the amount and type of saturation is intricately linked to the input signal level, the TWA DM-02 Dynamorph creates multi-layered, highly complex waveforms that “morph” your... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omega Distortion Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omega Distortion Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics wowed NAMM attendees this year with a brand new pedal called the Alpha Omega. Co-designed with Karnivool’s Jon Stockman, the stompbox is a departure from their previous circuits and preamplifiers. “[The Alpha Omega] is fully operational amplifier based and has two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega) which can be selected or blended... »

  • OnkartGromt Unveils Grombass V2 Overdrive Pedal

    OnkartGromt Unveils Grombass V2 Overdrive Pedal

    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,... »