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Pirate Guitar Effects Introduces the Peg Leg Overdrive/Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Pirate Guitar Effects Introduces the Peg Leg Overdrive/Compressor Pedal

Pirate Guitar Effects has released the Peg Leg Overdrive and Compressor, a pedal that they say captures the amp tones of the ’60s and ’70s with an added versatile compressor. Useful for bass and guitar, the pedal features dual-mode circuits for a wide palette of sounds.

Catalinbread Introduces the NiCompressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Catalinbread Introduces the NiCompressor Pedal

Catalinbread has expanded their line of pedals with the NiCompressor. Inspired by the vintage Loco Box “The Choker” compressor, the new stompbox is described as offering “exceptional compression dynamics while keeping higher-frequencies intact.” Alongside Gain, Compression, and volume controls, the NiCompressor has Bass and Treble knobs for extra tone shaping. Its all-analog design is FET based and offers 4.8ms of...

Darkglass Electronics Reveals Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Reveals Hyper Luminal Hybrid Compressor Pedal

Darkglass Electronics announced a new pedal to their lineup with the Hyper Luminal compressor, which they say features the first hybrid design with an analog VCA controlled by a digital side-chain. The setup allows for capturing the characters of some legendary compressors while keeping the signal path all analog. Another unique feature are a pair of touch sensors that control...

Keeley Electronics Introduces the Aria Compressor and Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Keeley Electronics Introduces the Aria Compressor and Overdrive Pedal

Keeley Electronics has expanded their pedal lineup with the Aria Compressor and Overdrive, a pedal that brings together their Keeley Compressor with their classic Red Dirt Overdrive pedals. Each side of the pedal allows for flexible routing and different setup situations. A switch allows for changing the order of the effects in the pedal’s signal path, plus the pedal comes...

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals
Amps, Pedals & Effects

Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes the A900 power amp, the AH900 bass amp head, and four new pedals: a compressor, a distortion, an EQ, and a preamp. Bassics describes the A900 as...

Ampeg Introduces Liquifier and Opto Comp Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Ampeg Introduces Liquifier and Opto Comp Pedals

Ampeg launched two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year: the Liquifier Analog Chorus and Opto Comp Analog Optical Compressor. The new pedals add to their existing preamp and overdrive pedals. The Liquifier features a dual chorus circuit, which Ampeg says offers deep potential. “This isn’t your typical chorus pedal,” Ampeg Product Manager Ryan Cassady says. “The dual...

OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

OnkartGromt Introduces the Grompressor Pedal

Norway’s OnkartGromt has released a new compressor called the Grompressor, which the company describes as an advanced compressor that is very useful for bassists. “With options to control Input Level, Threshold, Attack, Release, Ratio, and Output Gain it is almost like a plugin in a DAW,” says pedal builder Øyvind Mjanger. “You can also save 3 presets for your favorites...

API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal
Pedals & Effects

API Introduces TranZformer LX Bass Pedal

API has unveiled the TranZformer series, including the TranZformer LX bass pedal. The pedal incorporates the company’s traditional analog signal path with gain control, compression, and equalization all in one unit. The pedal’s variable compressor, which can be bypassed, is their API 525. The three-band EQ can also be bypassed for flexibility. Other features include phase invert switches on each...

Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Platform
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Introduces The Platform

Electro-Harmonix has released The Platform, a stereo compressor/limiter that includes an overdrive section as well as a volume swell function. Suited for guitar or bass, the stereo pedal has a full compressor control set including Volume, Attack, Release, Sustain, and Hard or Soft Knee buttons. A set of colored LEDs show your compression settings as well as a pair of...

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Unveils Tone Corset Compressor

Electro-Harmonix has expanded their dynamic range with the Tone Corset, an analog OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier) compressor pedal. The pedal has a four-knob layout with Volume, Sustain, Attack, and Blend controls. Blend mixes the compressed and dry signals for a fatter sound. It also has a pad switch for padding down the input signal, which the company says is especially...