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Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Introduces the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter

Source Audio debuted the latest in their line of bass envelop filters at the NAMM show this year with the announcement of the Soundblox 2 Manta Bass Filter. The Manta is the next generation, following the company’s Soundblox Pro Bass Envelope Filter. The Manta offers 12 filter effects, plus a new edition for the Soundblox line: distortion. In fact, there...

Ashdown Now Shipping Nate Mendel NM2 Double Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Ashdown Now Shipping Nate Mendel NM2 Double Distortion Pedal

Ashdown is now shipping the latest addition to their Artist series effects pedals, the NM2 Double Distortion Pedal. Designed in collaboration with Foo Fighters four-stringer Nate Mendel, the stompbox is a stereo pedal with two separate distortions that can be routed to different amps or combined. It has a single input and two outputs – one for each overdrive. Both...

Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Introduces OFD Bass microModeler

Source Audio has unveiled the SoundBlox 2 OFD Bass microModeler, a combination Overdrive/Fuzz/Distortion pedal with 12 distortions modeled after bass specific gear. The tones include models of Marshall Amplifiers, Mesa Boogie Amplifiers, Ibanez Tube Screamer, EHX Bass Big Muff, Pro Co Rat, Tone Bender, Fuzz Face, and Octavia as well as three original tones from Source Audio: Metal, Gated Fuzz...

Daring Audio Introduces Laser Cannon HD Bass Distortion Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Daring Audio Introduces Laser Cannon HD Bass Distortion Pedal

Daring Audio has upgraded their Laser Cannon with an HD version of the bass distortion pedal, which builds on the model’s functionality. New features include a state variable filter that allows low-pass, high-pass, and band-pass before and after the distortion circuit, two filters for separate pre and post gain filtering, expansion of the gain control, and a boost switch with...

EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

EBS Announces Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal

EBS will be debuting their latest offering for bassists at next week’s NAMM Show, the Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Pedal. Designed along with the bassist himself, the new pedal mixes clean and distorted signals together to preserve low frequencies to “find balance between distortion and definition.” “This pedal is a distillate of several important principles in the signal chain for...

Loud Button Electronics Introduces Morphine Dream Distortion/Analog Phaser Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Loud Button Electronics Introduces Morphine Dream Distortion/Analog Phaser Pedal

The Morphine Dream, a new pedal from Loud Button Electronics is based on the classic Roland AP-7 that the company calls a “dreamy, eight-stage phaser with fuzzy vintage distortion up-front.” The pedal has four footswitches to control Effect/Normal, Fuzz/Clean, Shallow/Deep, and Slow/Fast as well as four rotary knobs to control Fuzz Level, Tone, Resonance, and Slow Rate. The Morphine Dream...

Markbass Introduces Four New Pedals at NAMM 2012
Pedals & Effects

Markbass Introduces Four New Pedals at NAMM 2012

Markbass unveiled four new pedals for 2012 at NAMM this year, including the MB7 Booster, MB7 Distorsore, the MB Mini Boost and the MB Mini Dist. All of the new products are made in Italy and feature true bypass. Markbass MB7 Booster The MB7 Booster offers up to +20 dB in addition to a 7-band graphic EQ with controls ranging...

Source Audio Unveils Soundblox 2 Series at NAMM
Pedals & Effects

Source Audio Unveils Soundblox 2 Series at NAMM

Source Audio debuted their new Soundblox 2 line of pedals at NAMM last week, including the Multiwave Bass Distortion and the brand new Dimension Reverb, designed by Bob “The Chid” Chidlaw. Described as “boldly anti-retro,” the new pedals are housed in compact cast-aluminum housings and have multi-function inputs to support MIDI, an expression pedal, or the company’s Hot Hand control....

Heavy Electronics Releases El Oso Bass Distortion
Bass Gear

Heavy Electronics Releases El Oso Bass Distortion

Heavy Electronics has released a new bass distortion pedal named El Oso, which translates to “the bear.” The pedal is built for heavy tone and simplicity with only three intuitive knobs: Level, Mix, and Gain. El Oso’s distortion is blended with your dry signal via the Mix knob, which gives 100% dry or 100% distorted when turned either way to...

FEA Labs Releases Photon Fuzz Pedal
Bass Gear

FEA Labs Releases Photon Fuzz Pedal

FEA Labs has just announced the Photon Fuzz, a dual band distortion pedal named after a circuit component in the unit that uses infrared light to control the fuzz distortion. The unit’s drive and bite controls work on both guitar and bass signals to define the fuzz tone’s character. Drive sets the overall gain, and bite sets the activation point...