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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... »

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  • 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... »

  • 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... »

  • Cog Effects Introduces T-16 Analog Octave Pedal

    Cog Effects Introduces T-16 Analog Octave Pedal

    Cog Effects has launched the T-16 Analog Octave, a pedal they say is “engineered to provide huge octave down tones in a tiny enclosure.” The UK-built stompbox offers level controls for clean and octave down signals as well as a variable Filter control to adjust the octave down signal voicing between synthy and subby. The... »

  • SolidGoldFX Introduces The Apollo II Phaser Pedal

    SolidGoldFX Introduces The Apollo II Phaser Pedal

    SolidGoldFX’s Apollo phaser has been updated to The Apollo II. The stompbox combines an all-analog, four-stage phaser circuit with the company’s tap tempo microprocessor. The Apollo II now has an 11-position detent knob that controls a variety of distinct waveforms. Combined with its three different rhythmic patterns, SolidGoldFX says the pedal offers a vast array... »