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  • Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal

    Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal

    Amptweaker unveiled the Pressurizer compressor at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Suitable for bass or guitar, the stompbox compressor aims to retain the attack of your instrument while adding sustain. “Sustain without compression… a common suggestion Amptweaker receives that means ‘don’t mess with my attack,’” the company says. “The PressuRizer™ compressor accomplishes this in... »

  • Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal

    Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal

    Along with the launch of their micro ELF bass amp at the NAMM Show this year, Trace Elliot returned with the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal. The versatile preamp offers a host of controls with a pre-shape to dial in the classic Trace Elliot EQ curve, a dual-band compressor, a drive section, and a... »

  • DOD Introduces Rubberneck Analog Delay Pedal

    DOD Introduces Rubberneck Analog Delay Pedal

    DOD has announced the Rubberneck Analog Delay, a stompbox that features four bucket brigade chips that allow it to provide over one second of delay. It has a tap tempo footswitch and knobs for modulation, gain, and tone, but the pedal gets its name from its unique Rubberneck feature that lets users pitch shift from... »

  • Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

    Electro Harmonix Unveils SYNTH9 Pedal

    Electro Harmonix has expanded their line of synthesizer pedals with the SYNTH9. Suited for bass and guitar, the stompbox emulates classic electronic synthesizers with nine settings: OBX, Profit V, Vibe Synth, Mini Mood, EHX Mini, Solo Synth, Mood Bass, String Synth, and Poly VI. “Using the same innovative technology that powers the award-winning B9 and... »

  • Digitech Announces FreqOut Feedback Pedal

    Digitech Announces FreqOut Feedback Pedal

    Digitech has unveiled the FreqOut, a pedal for bass and guitar that creates controlled feedback. The stompbox uses pitch-detection technology to identify the harmonic content of notes and chords then makes those frequencies feedback in a musical way with several settings. “Roaring feedback from an amp can add intensity and musicality to a live performance... »

  • 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... »

  • Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal

    Sadowsky Introduces Compact SBP-2 Preamp Pedal

    Sadowsky Guitars has released a compact version of their preamp pedal called the SBP-2. The new outboard preamp has the same circuitry that the company fits into their basses but in a slimmed down design. “[The SBP-2 is] perfect for crammed pedalboards as well as vintage basses where onboard preamp installation would affect resale value,”... »

  • Ampeg Introduces Two New Bass Pedals at NAMM

    Ampeg Introduces Two New Bass Pedals at NAMM

    Ampeg launched two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year with the Classic analog bass preamp and Scrambler bass overdrive. The pedals represent either side of Ampeg’s other pedal offering, the SCR-DI, into two smaller focused pedals. The Classic pedal allows for dialing in an Ampeg tone with its three-band tone stack as... »

  • Stomp Audio Labs Introduces Octopus Octave Pedal

    Stomp Audio Labs Introduces Octopus Octave Pedal

    The Brazilian effects specialists at Stomp Audio Labs has unveiled the Octopus, an analog octave pedal with up and down octave controls. Apt at bass and guitar, the Octopus is set up for ease with knobs for both up and down octaves plus a mix knob for dialing in your clean signal. Each direction also... »

  • Morley Announces Limited Edition Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

    Morley Announces Limited Edition Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah

    Morley has announced a new limited edition of the Cliff Burton Tribute Power Fuzz Wah. The pedal, which has independent fuzz and wah effects, will come in a chrome finish similar to the original Tel-Ray Morley model. It will be limited to 500 units with some of those being signed by the late Metallica bassist’s... »