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Amptweaker Expands JR Distortion Series
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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
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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...

Old Blood Noise Endeavours Announces Fault Overdrive/Distortion Pedal
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Old Blood Noise Endeavours Announces Fault Overdrive/Distortion Pedal

Oklahoma’s Old Blood Noise Endeavours has unveiled the Fault, a flexible overdrive/distortion pedal. It features dual gain stages, with a footswitch to kick in the second gain. The Fault also has a three-band active EQ for further tonal tweaking. Check out this clip of the Fault on guitar, bass, drums, and synth: The Old Blood Noise Endeavours Fault has true...

Rainger FX Introduces Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass Distortion
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Rainger FX Introduces Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass Distortion

London’s Rainger FX has introduced the Dr. Freakenstein Dwarf Bass Distortion, a compact pedal with some cool features. Its distortion is controlled with a large overtone knob to dial in different tones, but it can also be affected by the Igor pressure pad controller for real-time expression. The bottom of the pedal has an LFO button that modulates the overtone...

TWA Introduces the DM-02 Dynamorph
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TWA Introduces the DM-02 Dynamorph

TWA has introduced the DM-02 Dynamorph, an envelope-controlled harmonic generator. The versatile pedal gives distortion, fuzz, filter, and synth effects in one unique unit. “Featuring a distortion circuit where the amount and type of saturation is intricately linked to the input signal level, the TWA DM-02 Dynamorph creates multi-layered, highly complex waveforms that “morph” your instrument’s harmonic structure in bizarre...

Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omega Distortion Pedal
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Darkglass Electronics Introduces the Alpha Omega Distortion Pedal

Darkglass Electronics wowed NAMM attendees this year with a brand new pedal called the Alpha Omega. Co-designed with Karnivool’s Jon Stockman, the stompbox is a departure from their previous circuits and preamplifiers. “[The Alpha Omega] is fully operational amplifier based and has two distinct distortion circuits (Alpha and Omega) which can be selected or blended using our Mod knob,” Darkglass...

OnkartGromt Unveils Grombass V2 Overdrive Pedal
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OnkartGromt Unveils Grombass V2 Overdrive Pedal

Norway’s OnkartGromt has released the Grombass V2, an overdrive/distortion pedal made for bass. The innovative pedal has an analog circuit with a microcontroller inside that controls the gain stages. The microcontroller is Arduino compatible with open code that can be modified by the user via USB cable. The Grombass V2 has three distortion modes: Germanium, LED, and Silicon. “Germanium diodes...

Earthquaker Devices Introduces V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath Pedals
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Earthquaker Devices Introduces V2 Updates of Dispatch Master, Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and Afterneath Pedals

Experimental pedal maker Earthquaker Devices has released updated versions of four of their pedals including the Dispatch Master, the Speaker Cranker, Acapulco Gold, and the Afterneath. The pedals, which range in use from delay/reverb to distortion and overdrive, all now feature silent soft-touch relay based switching. This allows for “truly silent and effortless operation with increased long-term durability,” the company...

Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal
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Positive Grid Unveils the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS amplifier processing technology into the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal. The tone-matching distortion pedal works for guitar and bass by emulating the circuitry of any distortion. “With BIAS Distortion pedal, users can easily match their favorite distortion, overdrive, fuzz, and boost pedals’ tones,” the company writes. “BIAS Distortion integrates with BIAS Pedal’s Tone Match technology...

Amptweaker Introduces Bass Jr Distortion Pedal Series
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Amptweaker Introduces Bass Jr Distortion Pedal Series

After years of requests, Amptweaker recently added a Dry Low knob to their TightMetal and TightRock pedals. Now the feature is available in a new bass friendly range called the Amptweaker Bass Jr Distortion Series. Each of the models share most of the features of their guitar counterparts but with the new Dry Low knob to help maintain the bottom...