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Fuzzrocious Pedals Now Shipping Blast Furnace Fuzz Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Fuzzrocious Pedals Now Shipping Blast Furnace Fuzz Pedal

One of the coolest new pedals we saw at NAMM this year was the Fuzzrocious Blast Furnace, an original gated fuzz circuit with a short-timed delay. The pedal, which is a collaboration with Lehigh Mining & Navigation, is now available. “Blast Furnace expands the sound possibilities by adding a short-timed delay (via the left momentary footswitch),” a press release explains....

Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz
Basses

Marleaux Basses Unveils the Tiuz

Master luthier Gerald Marleaux unveiled a brand new model at the NAMM Show this year called the Tiuz. Named after the mythological German god, the bass is designed to be lightweight, customizable, and flexible. That flexibility is due in part to Marleaux’s new pickups and preamp. “The heart of the TIUZ lies in a brand new electronics package,” the Marleaux...

Laney Amps Introduces the R500 Head and Combo Amp
Amps

Laney Amps Introduces the R500 Head and Combo Amp

Laney Amplification spruced up their Richter Series of bass amps with a new look plus two new models. “For this show we’ve taken our original Richter range and we’ve given them a facelift,” a Laney rep told us at the NAMM Show. “Richters 1-4 are in the same cosmetic as the Nexus, but we’ve also added two new products: the...

Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Amptweaker Introduces the Pressurizer Compressor Pedal

Amptweaker unveiled the Pressurizer compressor at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Suitable for bass or guitar, the stompbox compressor aims to retain the attack of your instrument while adding sustain. “Sustain without compression… a common suggestion Amptweaker receives that means ‘don’t mess with my attack,’” the company says. “The PressuRizer™ compressor accomplishes this in several unique ways, and includes...

Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Trace Elliot Announces the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal

Along with the launch of their micro ELF bass amp at the NAMM Show this year, Trace Elliot returned with the Transit B Bass Guitar Preamp Pedal. The versatile preamp offers a host of controls with a pre-shape to dial in the classic Trace Elliot EQ curve, a dual-band compressor, a drive section, and a 5-band semi-parametric EQ. The compressor...

Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses
Basses

Schecter Introduces Stiletto Stage Basses

Schecter introduced the Stiletto Stage four- and five-string models at the Winter NAMM Show. The basses are designed to be a stripped-down, performance-ready bass at an affordable price point. Available in white and black gloss finishes, the neck-through basses are built with a mahogany body, a carbon-fiber reinforced maple neck, and ebony fretboard. The frets are marked with mother of...

Ashdown Engineering Announce the B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Announce the B-Social Lite Desktop Bass Amp

One of the biggest hits of NAMM 2015 was the B-Social desktop bass amp. This year Ashdown expanded the range with the B-Social Lite, which they describe as the best aspects of the original in a smaller package. “It makes the amp more affordable,” says Ashdown’s Lee Alexander. “It doesn’t have wireless feature for the instrument, but you still have...

Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps
Amps

Ashdown Engineering Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Limited Edition Amps

Ashdown Engineering first launched in 1997, so this year they’re celebrating 20 years in the business with two limited edition rigs. Each of the sets will be handmade-to-order in England. First up is the pairing of the Limited Edition 20th Anniversary ABM-600 EVO-IV and ABM 410T EVO-IV. The models are takes on Ashdown’s flagship ABM amplifier with some cosmetic and...

EBS Launches Blue Label Pedals and Premium Gold Flat Patch Cables
Pedals & Effects

EBS Launches Blue Label Pedals and Premium Gold Flat Patch Cables

EBS unveiled a new line of pedals called the Blue Label Series at NAMM this year. It’s starting this year with three analog overdrive models called the Drive Me Crazy, The Black Haze, and The Drive. While EBS makes everything work well for bass, these pedals are made specifically to work well on bass and guitar. “We know how to...

Trickfish Amplification Introduces Bullhead .5K Bass Amp
Amps

Trickfish Amplification Introduces Bullhead .5K Bass Amp

Trickfish Amplification introduced a new bass amp at the Winter NAMM Show this year called the Bullhead .5K. A little brother to the Bullhead 1K, the amp features a Mike Pope low noise preamp matched with a Class D power amplifier that offers 500 watts at 8 ohms and 700 watts at 4 ohms. “We embarked on an important mission...