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  • TC Electronic Introduces SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal

    TC Electronic Introduces SpectraComp Bass Compressor Pedal

    TC Electronic has taken the SpectraComp found in some of their bass amps and put it into a TonePrint-enabled effects pedal. The multi-band compressor is specifically tuned for bass and housed in a mini enclosure to fit on tight pedalboards. Based on their MD3 multi-band dynamics engine, the SpectraComp Bass Compressor features a frequency specific... »

  • Boss Introduces BC-1X Bass Comp Pedal

    Boss Introduces BC-1X Bass Comp Pedal

    Following up on last year’s bass driver, Boss introduced the BC-1X Bass Comp at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. The pedal is a multi-band compressor optimized for bass that the company says offers a wide range of compression without altering a bass’s fundamental tone. The BC-1X has the familiar compressor controls of Level, Release, Ratio,... »

  • Tech 21 Unveils Bass Fly Rig at NAMM 2016

    Tech 21 Unveils Bass Fly Rig at NAMM 2016

    Tech 21 introduced a Bass version of the Fly Rig 5 at NAMM this year, fitting five of their famed pedals into one. The Bass Fly Rig includes a SansAmp, Octafilter, Chorus, Compressor, and a Boost rolled into one pedal with extra connectivity for versatility. Each effect has its own controls. The SansAmp is complete... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Bass Preacher

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Bass Preacher

    Electro-Harmonix unveiled the Bass Preacher at the Winter NAMM Show this year. The compact compressor/sustainer pedal is designed specifically for bass guitar to manipulate its dynamics. It begins with input sensitivity ranges from -10 dBu to +2 dBu, which EHX says makes it ideal for passive and active basses. The Bass Preacher has Volume and... »

  • Earthquaker Devices Introduces The Bellows

    Earthquaker Devices Introduces The Bellows

    The eccentric effects creators at EarthQuaker Devices have released the Bellows Fuzzdriver, which they describe as a “back-to-basics, transistor-based dirt device.” The pedal is pared down to just Level and Drive controls for a straight-forward vintage vibe. “Similar to the volume control of a “non master” amp, the Drive determines how hard the signal hits... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Announces Microtubes B7K Ultra

    Darkglass Electronics Announces Microtubes B7K Ultra

    Finland’s Darkglass Electronics will be kicking things into overdrive at NAMM this year with the new Microtubes B7K Ultra. Based on their B7K, the Ultra expands the pedal’s flexibility with a dedicated footswitch to engage the overdrive section, a Master volume knob, and switches for the mid control frequencies. “Whereas the Level Knob controls the... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces 720 Stereo Looper Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces 720 Stereo Looper Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix has expanded their series of looping pedals with the 720 Stereo Looper. Featuring 720 seconds (12 minutes) of stereo recording time, the pedal includes ten independent loops and unlimited overdubbing for flexible looping. The looper has 24-bit A/D/A converters and a sample rate of 44.1kHz for high quality audio. Its controls are streamlined with... »

  • PandaMidi Revives A Classic Synth Pedal with the Future Impact I

    PandaMidi Revives A Classic Synth Pedal with the Future Impact I

    The AKAI Deep Impact is one of the most sought after synth bass pedals around. Discontinued years ago, the pedal is often seen selling for $800 or more. Now the Deep Impact’s designer has announced the next generation of the synth pedal with the Future Impact I by PandaMidi. While the Future Impact I is... »

  • Fredric Effects Announce the Deeply Unpleasant Companion Bass Fuzz Pedal

    Fredric Effects Announce the Deeply Unpleasant Companion Bass Fuzz Pedal

    Fredric Effects have introduced the Deeply Unpleasant Companion, a bass fuzz pedal that builds upon the Shin-Ei FY-2 Companion Fuzz. The new model has a modified circuit to preserve more low end frequencies, plus a new clean blend function for mixing your direct signal with the dirty signal. The pedal also has a volume boost... »

  • Keeley Electronics Unveils the Multi-Echo ME-8 Pedal

    Keeley Electronics Unveils the Multi-Echo ME-8 Pedal

    The new Keeley Electronics Multi Echo ME-8 effects processor brings together eight of the company’s time-delay effects into a single unit for both guitar and bass. Made in the USA, the pedal offers chorus, echo, and reverb effects with an intuitive interface. “We paid attention to the details within the Multi Echo ME-8 as each... »