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  • Radial Engineering Announces the 4-Play Direct Box

    Radial Engineering Announces the 4-Play Direct Box

    Radial Engineering has announced the 4-Play Direct Box. Aimed at multi-instrumentalists, the DI works well for bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and more. It has a 1/4-inch input for your instrument with four selectable XLR outputs. You can switch instruments by hitting the mute footswitch, plugging in the right instrument, and then using the second... »

  • 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,... »

  • Emma Electronic Announces New Octave/Fuzz Pedal

    Emma Electronic Announces New Octave/Fuzz Pedal

    Ten years after their last release, Emma Electronic has unveiled the ON-1 Okto-Nøjs. The octave/fuzz pedal features an all-analog circuit that works well on both bass and guitar. It has separate footswitches for the octave and fuzz effects for flexibility. Controls include Dry, Okto, and Tone for the octave section with Gain, Tone, Color, and... »

  • Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces Planet B Overdrive

    Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces Planet B Overdrive

    Crazy Tube Circuits has unleashed a new bass overdrive called the Planet B. The pedal is described as being “voiced after a ’70s high wattage guitar tube amp that was also used on bass guitar in rock, doom, sludge and stoner bands.” The Planet B has straight-ahead controls with a Gain knob, Master Volume knob,... »

  • Iron Ether Updates Xerograph Deluxe Pedal

    Iron Ether Updates Xerograph Deluxe Pedal

    Iron Ether Electronics is continuing to redesign their pedals for 2016 with an updated version of the Xerograph Deluxe. The synthesizer-inspired stompbox now includes an expression attenuator knob for setting the sweep, top-mounted jacks, and a second footswitch dedicated to the envelope filter. “[The new] stomp switch activates/deactivates the envelope follower, allowing you to seamlessly... »

  • Earthquaker Devices Introduces V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath Pedals

    Earthquaker Devices Introduces V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath Pedals

    Experimental pedal maker Earthquaker Devices has released updated versions of four of their pedals including the Dispatch Master, the Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and the Afterneath. The pedals, which range in use from delay/reverb to distortion and overdrive, all now feature silent soft-touch relay based switching. This allows for “truly silent and effortless operation with... »

  • Iron Ether Electronics Retools FrantaBit for 2016

    Iron Ether Electronics Retools FrantaBit for 2016

    Iron Ether Electronics has revamped their FrantBit effects pedal for 2016 with upgrades and a new feature. The bit crusher/sample rate reducer now has a built-in expression attenuator knob that allows for dialing in the range of the expression sweep, plus better audio fidelity and improved expression response. “In all modes, the expression value is... »

  • BBE Introduces Mini Sonic Stomp MS-92 Pedal

    BBE Introduces Mini Sonic Stomp MS-92 Pedal

    BBE’s Sonic Stomp now comes in a compact pedal called the MS-92. The stompbox is a pedalboard-friendly version of their Sonic Maximizer, which is designed to improve clarity and definition in your signal. It features the same all-analog processor as the larger SS-92 with a new circuit board and control layout for a smaller chassis.... »

  • Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

    Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

    Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS amplifier processing technology into the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal. The tone-matching distortion pedal works for guitar and bass by emulating the circuitry of any distortion. “With BIAS Distortion pedal, users can easily match their favorite distortion, overdrive, fuzz, and boost pedals’ tones,” the company writes. “BIAS Distortion integrates with... »

  • J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases SOS Buffer Pedal

    J. Rockett Audio Designs Releases SOS Buffer Pedal

    J. Rockett Audio Designs has added the SOS Buffer pedal to their Tour Series line. The simple pedal is made for use in conjunction with other pedals to save your tone. “Buffers balance out your impedance and get the loss of highs back on track, especially with multiple pedals and long cable runs,” the company... »