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  • Creation Audio Labs Introduces Grizzly Bass Pedal

    Creation Audio Labs Introduces Grizzly Bass Pedal

    Creation Audio Labs has unleashed the Grizzly Bass pedal, which combines boost, overdrive/distortion, and tone shaping effects. Likening it to a tube preamp without the tubes, the pedal draws from the company’s other effects while being tailored for bass. “Grizzly Bass borrows analog wave-shaping technology from the [Creation Audio Labs] Holy Fire to re-shape the... »

  • MU-FX Reissues Octave Divider Pedal

    MU-FX Reissues Octave Divider Pedal

    MU-FX has announced it will be reissuing the classic Musitronics Octave Divider pedal. The new pedal will retain all the qualities of the original thanks to MU-FX creator and builder Mike Beigel, who co-founded Musitronics in 1972. Equally useful for both bass and guitar, the Octave Divider has Bass, Tone, Dry Mix, and Ringer knobs,... »

  • JHS Pedals Announces Emperor Chorus and Vibrato Pedal

    JHS Pedals Announces Emperor Chorus and Vibrato Pedal

    JHS Pedals has introduced the Emperor, a true analog chorus and pitch vibrato pedal based on the vintage Arion SCH-1’s chorus topology. The Emperor employs a bucket brigade system, which JHS says allows for a host of vintage modulation tones. The Chorus and Vibrato modes are selectable via a mini switch. Combined with a three-way... »

  • 3Leaf Audio Announces Little Black Box EQ Pedal

    3Leaf Audio Announces Little Black Box EQ Pedal

    Seattle-based effects company 3Leaf Audio has unveiled their latest offering called the Little Black Box. The pedal is an EQ/clean boost circuit that builder Spencer Doren says is designed to “add sizzle to your tone”. The Little Black Box’s EQ section has bass and treble boost controls with a mini-switch to toggle the affected treble... »

  • TWA Now Shipping Little Dipper Mk II Pedal

    TWA Now Shipping Little Dipper Mk II Pedal

    After two years of development, TWA has released the Little Dipper Mk II envelope-controlled vocal formant filter. The new version of the pedal, which is based on the classic Colorsound Dipthonizer circuit, adds new control features as well as a fuller frequency response, lower noise floor, and improved tracking. Among the new features is a... »

  • db Instrument Amp Releases 4E Dual Axis Expression Pedal

    db Instrument Amp Releases 4E Dual Axis Expression Pedal

    db Instrument Amp has announced the 4E Dual Axis Expression pedal, a pedal with four expression control mega-potentiometers to control up to four individual expression enabled effects at once. The pedal has a two axis design and moves up and down as well as left to right, allowing for simultaneously and independently adjusting separate effects... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Enters Compact Looping Pedal Market with the NanoLooper 360

    Electro-Harmonix Enters Compact Looping Pedal Market with the NanoLooper 360

    The compact looping pedal market is heating up, with Electro-Harmonix adding their own pedal to the mix. The NanoLooper 360 is a compact looping pedal with 360 seconds of loop recording time that can be split into 11 different loops. Housed in a die-cast chassis, it records uncompressed audio at 24-bit A/D/A and a 44.1kHz... »

  • BOSS Announces RC-1 Loop Station

    BOSS Announces RC-1 Loop Station

    Taking a step towards simplicity, BOSS has announced a new entry-level looping pedal called the RC-1 Loop Station. The RC-1 strips away all the extra functions the series is known for and is designed solely for recording loops. Made with bassists and guitarists in mind, the Loop Station offers up to 12 minutes of stereo... »

  • ADA Amps Introduces Definition Preamp

    ADA Amps Introduces Definition Preamp

    ADA Amps has unveiled the Definition Preamp, a discrete transistor preamplifier housed in a stompbox format. The pedal is designed to get the most out of instruments with passive magnetic pickups. ADA says the Definition’s high impedance and low capacitance allow for passive pickups to “produce their full dynamic and frequency capabilities without introducing compression,... »

  • Molten Voltage Releases SIMI Pedalboard Display

    Molten Voltage Releases SIMI Pedalboard Display

    Bassists who use MIDI controllers on their pedalboard know that the displays aren’t always clear. Molten Voltage has released a device called the SIMI (pronounced “See Me”) to tackle this problem. SIMI is a modular MIDI pedalboard display that features 16 large bright red alphanumeric LEDs to show what MIDI program you are on. Further,... »