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Fender Introduces New Effects Including First Bass-Specific Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fender Introduces New Effects Including First Bass-Specific Pedal

Fender unveiled six new effects pedals featuring original designed circuits at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Notable among the new stompboxes is the Downtown Express, which marks the company’s first official bass effects pedal.

Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces Playing Mantis, Knob Jawn Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces Playing Mantis, Knob Jawn Pedals

Fuzzrocious Pedals released two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show with the Playing Mantis and the Knob Jawn. Each of the pedals is handmade in their New Jersey shop.

EBS Unveils the Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

EBS Unveils the Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive Pedal

EBS unveiled the latest in their line of signature pedals for bassist Billy Sheehan at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. The Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive helps to create his sound when he can’t bring his entire rig.

Ashdown Announces PRO FX Bass Pedal Series
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Announces PRO FX Bass Pedal Series

Ashdown Engineering has expanded their pedal offerings with the PRO FX line, which consists of five new units: The Triple Shot, the Macchiato Comp (Guy Pratt Signature), the Studio Comp, the Velvet Comp, and the Type 23.

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Unveils the Microtubes X Series Pedals

Darkglass Electronics has once again expanded their line of bass pedals with the Microtubes X series, including the Microtubes X and Mictrotubes X7 pedals. Each of the units employs a multi-band distortion for affecting the high and low frequencies of your tone accordingly. “The Microtubes X series brings the studio method producers have been using the years to cover the...

Dunable Guitars Unveils The SplatterBlaster Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Dunable Guitars Unveils The SplatterBlaster Pedal

Dunable Guitars and Chicago Music Exchange have collaborated to offer Dunable’s first ever pedal: the SplatterBlaster. The two-in-one stompbox is an all-analog circuit that brings together a fuzz and a distortion into one pedal. It’s made for flexibility and can be routed as running two independent circuits in parallel or into two outputs. It also includes a clean signal blend...

Alexander Pedals Introduces The Defender
Pedals & Effects

Alexander Pedals Introduces The Defender

Alexander Pedals has expanded their Neo Series with the Defender, a pedal that packs multiple digital drives into a single pedal. The effects are controlled with a full panel of secondary effects. “The Defender is capable of anything from a transparent overdrive with slapback delay to a wall of synth fuzz made even more bodacious with octaves included,” the company...

Deep Space Devices Introduces The Red Ghost Distortion
Pedals & Effects

Deep Space Devices Introduces The Red Ghost Distortion

Deep Space Devices has launched their first product with the Red Ghost Distortion, a pedal aimed at heavier types of music. The unit offers simple controls with a single knob and two switches. “Designed to appeal to stoner rock and shoegaze enthusiasts, the Red Ghost offers menacing options to your tone,” Deep Space Devices writes. “With the single knob, “Horde”,...

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...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces Alpha Omega Ultra Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Introduces Alpha Omega Ultra Pedal

Last year, Darkglass Electronics wowed NAMM-goers with the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve built upon the model with Alpha Omega Ultra, which they describe as “the most versatile bass preamplifier we’ve designed.” Just like its predecessor, the Ultra has two distinct distortion circuits that can be selected or mixed as well as a dry blend knob to retain your original signal....