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  • Amptweaker Introduces Bass Jr Distortion Pedal Series

    Amptweaker Introduces Bass Jr Distortion Pedal Series

    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... »

  • Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Effects Pedals

    Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Effects Pedals

    Ernie Ball introduced a pair of expression pedals for bassists and guitarists at the Summer NAMM show this year. The Expression Overdrive and Ambient Delay pedals, which will be available later this year, offer dynamic foot control for on-the-fly tweaking. The Expression Overdrive is described as tonally versatile, delivering “everything from a hint of natural... »

  • Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

    Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

    Providence has expanded their line of bass preamp pedals with the Brick Drive BDI-1. The comprehensive unit brings together a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids and Presence control, an overdrive, and a DI featuring their Vitalizer B circuit. The overdrive is engaged via footswitch and is blended with the clean signal with a mix knob.... »

  • Rock Stock Pedals Introduces the Dark Horse Fuzz

    Rock Stock Pedals Introduces the Dark Horse Fuzz

    Rock Stock Pedals have introduced the Dark Horse, a new silicon fuzz pedal for bass and guitar. With wide fuzz and gain ranges, the company says it has a wide palette from “cool lo-fi tones to all out saturated, high-gain fuzz.” The Pedal has three controls – Volume, Treble, and Sustain – for dialing in... »

  • Brimstone Audio Now Shipping Ouroboros Dual-Band Effects Loop Switching System

    Brimstone Audio Now Shipping Ouroboros Dual-Band Effects Loop Switching System

    After years of development, Brimstone Audio is now shipping the Ouroboros OB-1 dual-band effects loop switching system. The fully analog pedal cleans up your effects by separating them into two loops that can be layered together in a several ways. “The Ouroboros can do a standard parallel blend configuration, but the real star of the... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal

    After unveiling the Microtubes B7K Ultra at NAMM this year, Finland’s Darkglass Electronics has given the Ultra treatment to the Vintage Microtubes. The new Vintage Ultra is described as “super portable preamp which enables on one side a massive clean sound, and from the other side, a tasty saturated sound.” The pedal’s overdrive section has... »

  • Dr. No Effects Announces MotherBrain Analog Delay

    Dr. No Effects Announces MotherBrain Analog Delay

    Dr. No Effects has released the MotherBrain Analog Delay for guitar, bass, keyboards and vocals. The limited-edition, hand-crafted pedal is described as a “high-end delay that produces classic tones.” It features three controls: Present, Insanity, and Memory. Present acts as a mix of the delay and dry signals, where Insanity is the actual Delay time... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils the WireTap Riff Recorder Pedal

    TC Electronic Unveils the WireTap Riff Recorder Pedal

    TC Electronic has introduced the WireTap Riff Recorder, a compact pedal that can record 8 hours of recording time stored in CD audio quality. Similar to the Ditto, the new pedal has pared down controls for “plug and play” capabilities. Pressing the footswitch begins and ends the recording process while play, back, and next buttons... »

  • Cog Effects Introduces Knightfall 66 and Mini 66 Overdrive Pedals

    Cog Effects Introduces Knightfall 66 and Mini 66 Overdrive Pedals

    Cog Effects has discontinued their Knightfall pedal to create two new stompbox offerings: the Knightfall 66 and Mini 66 Overdrives. Each pedal is built one at a time with true bypass switching, engraved aluminium enclosure and no PCB-mounted jacks. The Knightfall 66 has two Gain knobs with an A/B footswitch so users can have two... »

  • Rodenberg Amplification Introduces Commander Distortion Pedal

    Rodenberg Amplification Introduces Commander Distortion Pedal

    Germany’s Rodenberg Custom Amplification has expanded their lineup of effects with the Commander distortion pedal. Apt for bass and guitar, the pedal is described as the logical development following the company’s GAS Overdrive series. “While the GAS-808 is designed for overdrive sounds, the Commander’s home is distortion,” Rodenberg writes on their website. “But you can... »