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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....

Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

If you’re looking to blow up your bass sound, Death By Audio has you covered with their new Absolute Destruction pedal. Utilizing a power amplifier IC, the unit offers a distortion as well as what its name implies. “Showing little to no respect for what instruments normally sound like, or even what many people want them to sound like, we...

Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

Electro-Harmonix reached into their past to reissue the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi from the late ’70s. The new pedal is faithful to the original 1978 design with a few new features including a compact, die-cast chassis, and true bypass switching. “The pedal relies on op-amps rather than transistors and three gain stages rather than four, to create its signature sound,”...

TC Electronic Unveils 8 New Analog Pedals
Pedals & Effects

TC Electronic Unveils 8 New Analog Pedals

TC Electronic has announced eight new analog effect pedals ranging between distortion, modulation, and dynamics. The series is dubbed the Analog Armada. “With strong steel enclosures and top mounted input/output jacks, these sturdy stompboxes provide analog warmth with and true bypass circuitry so your tone stays totally unaffected when the effects are off,” the company writes. The drive pedal portion...

Rougarou Pedals Introduces The Draugr Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Rougarou Pedals Introduces The Draugr Distortion Pedal

Louisiana’s Rougarou Pedals has launched the Draugr, a versatile drive pedal that they say has “massive amounts of headroom and gain on tap while maintaining clarity through the range of the drive control.” The Germanium diode-based distortion circuit is controlled with a simple three-knob layout. “The drive and tone controls interact with each other in a way that makes an...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omicron Pedal

Earlier this year, Darkglass Electronics unveiled a new dual distortion pedal called the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve unveiled a new take on the circuit with the Alpha Omicron. “With the Alpha Omega’s popularity and momentum, we decided it was time for an uncompromising option to those in search of the same bone-crushing sound and flexibility but in a smaller, more...

Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Green Russian Big Muff Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Green Russian Big Muff Distortion Pedal

It’s back, but smaller than ever. Electro-Harmonix has announced they’re reviving the classic Green Russian Big Muff distortion pedal. A faithful reissue of the mid-90s model, the pedal now has a more compact and pedalboard-friendly footprint. The pedal has Tone, Sustain, and volume controls for dialing in what the company calls “devastating low-end and unique sludge and sizzle.” Other features...

Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series
Pedals & Effects

Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series

Amptweaker has grown their distortion pedal line with several new, compact JR Distortion models. The new set includes the Bass TightFuzz Jr and the Bass BluesFuzz Jr. “Like the other JR pedals, they’re housed in a smaller lightweight ‘phase 90’ sized package, but still include most of the popular tones available with their big brothers,” Amptweaker writes. “The bass versions...

Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the LunaReclipse Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Pedals Announces the LunaReclipse Pedal

The innovative minds at Fuzzrocious Pedals revealed their latest invention at the Summer NAMM show this year with the LunaReclipse. It centers around a 12-position rotary that features twelve unique ways to clip your signal. “If you want a more vintage distortion/overdrive sound out of your modern, high gain distortion, turn the lunaReclipse rotary to 2:00 and allow a pair...