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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.

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...