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Fender Announces the Trapper Bass Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fender Announces the Trapper Bass Distortion Pedal

Last year marked the first-ever bass-specific pedal from Fender, and now they’ve revealed another for later this year. The Trapper Bass Distortion is a modified version of their Trapper that features two distortion circuits.

Spun Loud Effects Announces Blister & Peel Fuzz Drive V.2 Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Spun Loud Effects Announces Blister & Peel Fuzz Drive V.2 Pedal

Spun Loud Effects has updated its Blister & Peel dual fuzz pedal with a new version. The V.2 edition was switched to a PCB build for consistency while adding capacitors to improve and extend gain sweep.

EarthQuaker Devices Announce Life Pedal V2
Pedals & Effects

EarthQuaker Devices Announce Life Pedal V2

After the first version sold out almost immediately, Earthquaker Devices has unveiled the Life Pedal V2. The circuit is in a new, more traditional housing and has all the sounds of the original with a few more features.

Fuzzrocious Introduces the Egg Sack Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Introduces the Egg Sack Pedal

Fuzzrocious Pedals has introduced a new pedal to their lineup called the Egg Sack. The unit features the boost, drive, and distortion portion of their Playing Mantis that was introduced earlier this year.

Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Nano Operation Overlord Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Nano Operation Overlord Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the Nano Operation Overlord, a distortion/overdrive in a compact chassis. The stompbox is versatile in application thanks to a three-position switch that sets the input level to make it compatible with bass, guitar, and more.

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Announce Second Run of the Life Pedal
Pedals & Effects

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Announce Second Run of the Life Pedal

After selling out the initial run in a matter of hours, SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices have teamed up again for a second edition of the Life Pedal. The unit is an octave fuzz and distortion used to make SUNN O)))’s last album, “Life Metal.”

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Introduce the Life Pedal
Pedals & Effects

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices Introduce the Life Pedal

SUNN O))) and EarthQuaker Devices have teamed up to release an effects box called the Life Pedal. The pedal, which is limited edition and hand numbered, includes an octave fuzz and distortion with boost.

DSM Noisemaker Unveils the Sub Atomic X-over CMOS Bass Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

DSM Noisemaker Unveils the Sub Atomic X-over CMOS Bass Drive Pedal

Chilean boutique pedal company DSM Noisemaker has expanded their line of bass effects with the Sub Atomic X-over CMOS Bass Drive pedal. The unit processes the high and low frequencies differently by utilizing a cascaded CMOS architecture.

Dwarfcraft Devices Unveil Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Dwarfcraft Devices Unveil Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder Pedal

Dwarfcraft Devices has released a new version of their flagship distortion pedal called the Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder. The pedal offers a streamlined interface as well as “germanium diodes and NOS Fairchild 2n5133 transistors for a vintage Muff vibe.”

MXR Releases the Raijin Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

MXR Releases the Raijin Drive Pedal

MXR has teamed up with renowned amp and pedal designer Shin Suzuki to create the Raijin Drive. The new pedal reinvents two iconic Japanese stompboxes – an overdrive and a distortion – with more tonal range to keep up with modern pedals.

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.