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Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series
Pedals & Effects

Osiamo Introduces Dr. J Effects Pedal Series

Osiamo has launched the Dr. J line of effects pedals, which the company describes as bringing reasonable prices to the “boutique” market. The series includes three stompboxes aimed at bassists: the D-55 Aerolite Comp, the D-53 Sparrow Driver & DI, and the D-52 Soloman Bass Overdrive. All of the pedals feature true bypass switching, a metal housing, and DC power....

Ashdown Introduces Dr. Green Series Bass Effects Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Introduces Dr. Green Series Bass Effects Pedals

Ashdown has introduced the Dr. Green series to their lineup of bass effects pedals. The lineup includes five effects: the Octa Dose (Octaver), the Bearded Lady (Fuzz), the Doctor’s Note (Envelope Filter), Bass Verb (Reverb), and the Aspirin (Compressor). Handmade in the UK, the pedals are housed in steel stompboxes and feature true bypass. Ashdown Dr. Green Octa Dose Bass...

Pigtronix Introduces Three New Bass Effects Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Pigtronix Introduces Three New Bass Effects Pedals

Pigtronix debuted three new bass-centric effects pedals at NAMM this year: the Bass Fat Drive, the Philosopher Bass Compressor, and the Bass Envelope Phaser. Each is a tweaked version of one their existing products that have been fine-tuned for bassists. Bass Fat Drive The Bass Fat Drive features Pigtronix’s CMOS clipping concept and responds by breaking up based on how...

Whirlwind Introduces OC Bass Optical Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Whirlwind Introduces OC Bass Optical Compressor Pedal

Whirlwind kicked off the year right by debuting the OC Bass Optical Compressor at NAMM. Voiced specifically for bass, the pedal switches between a compressor and a limiter and features three pre-programmable attack speeds: Fast, Slow, and Medium. Input and Output knobs control the level and gain to help you hone in on the amount of punch and sustain you...

3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear

3Leaf Audio Releases PWNZOR Optical Compressor Pedal

3Leaf Audio has released the PWNZOR Optical Compressor, a new high-fidelity design that also nods to classic compressors with a Vintage switch. The pedal’s internal charge pump circuitry turns power from a standard 9-volt supply into 18-volts to provide more clean headroom. 3Leaf also included their new relay bypass system for clickless switching, which automatically switches to bypass mode if...

Maxon Introduces RTC600 Real Tube Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear

Maxon Introduces RTC600 Real Tube Compressor Pedal

Maxon has updated their Real Tube series with the introduction of the RTC600 Real Tube Compressor. The new device will replace the company’s RCP660 model. The RTC600 offers improvements in design and audio quality while remaining true to the former’s spirit. Housed in cast zinc, the RTC600 is a studio grade tube compressor preamp built into a portable pedal design....

Empress Effects Introduces Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear

Empress Effects Introduces Compressor Pedal

Empress Effects has released a new analog compressor pedal, which brings the stompbox closer to studio gear status through the addition of more controls. Designed for both bass and guitar, the Empress Compressor also strays from 3-knob compressors by being “truly transparent.” The pedal’s controls include those found on a pro compressor: Attack, Release and Ratio, which is a switch...

Daring Audio Debuts with Bass Effects Pedal Line
Bass Gear

Daring Audio Debuts with Bass Effects Pedal Line

Daring Audio made their debut at NAMM this year with the release of a new line of bass effects pedals, including the Particle Beam, Laser Cannon, Edge Activator, and Phat Beam. Built in California, the light energy-inspired pedals all feature true bypass and high headroom 18-volt circuits that run off of either a 9-volt batter or standard 9-volt adapter. The...

Dunlop Announces MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Dunlop Announces MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal

NAMM 2011 saw the release of the newest addition to MXR’s Bass Innovations pedal line, the M87 Bass Compressor. Featuring a an 10-LED meter to indicate Gain Reduction, the stompbox has all the standard compressor controls, including Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output. The new pedal also utilizes the company’s Constant Headroom Technology, which is a circuit that provides extra...

Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Effectrode PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor Pedal

Effectrode is now shipping their new PC-2A Photo-optical Compressor pedal, which boasts a pure analog signal path. The pedal is built around a hand-selected photo-cell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision metal film resistors, and an NOS tube. NOS stands for “new old stock,” or tubes that were manufactured years ago, but were never used. The PC-2A has two knobs, Peak Reduction...

Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear

Gear Watch: DDyna Music BASS10 Compressor Pedal

DDyna Music has announced the release of the BASS10 Compressor pedal. It’s the first in their new “GainShaper Series” of effects pedals, and features 4 Bandpass Filters for dialing entire bands of frequencies in or out. The EQ drives a Relaxed Squeeze Compressor with an auto-return to 0dB, giving a musically soothing response. It also includes a switchable overdrive that...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: FEA Labs Opti-FET Compressor Pedal

FEA Labs has unveiled the newest pedal in their product line: the Opti-FET Compressor. The pedal uses a combination of optical elements for compression as well as 100% “class A” FET-discrete amplification for the signal path. The Opti-FET has a side-chain control circuit with a 3-band equalizer and a loop to give you tons of control over your compression. The...