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EarthQuaker Devices Announces The Plumes Pedal
Pedals & Effects

EarthQuaker Devices Announces The Plumes Pedal

EarthQuaker Devices has announced The Plumes, which is a low to medium gain overdrive “based on the trusty lime-green overdrive that has been an industry staple since its inception.”

Verellen Amps and Sub Pop Unveil the Sub Fuzz Pop Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Verellen Amps and Sub Pop Unveil the Sub Fuzz Pop Drive Pedal

Two famous Seattle companies have teamed up for something special. Verellen Amplifiers and record label Sup Pop have announced the Sub Fuzz Pop Drive, an effects pedal housing both an overdrive and a fuzz circuit that can be used separately or together.

Boss Announces the 200 Pedal Series
Pedals & Effects

Boss Announces the 200 Pedal Series

Boss has introduced the 200 Series of pedals, including the DD-200 Digital Delay, the EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer, the MD-200 Modulation, and the OD-200 Hybrid Drive.

Tritonlab Introduces the Equinox Bass Preamp/Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Tritonlab Introduces the Equinox Bass Preamp/Overdrive Pedal

Tritonlab has expanded their line of effects pedals with the Equinox, a bass preamp/overdrive that emulates a tube preamp with JFET technology. The circuity achieves a “warm tube sound with soft clipping and low noise level,” they write.

Aclam Guitars Announces Dr. Robert Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Aclam Guitars Announces Dr. Robert Overdrive Pedal

Aclam Guitars has introduced a new overdrive pedal for bass and guitar called Dr. Robert. Named after the famous Beatles song, the pedal features artwork by Klaus Voorman, who designed the band’s “Revolver” cover. It is also based on a vintage amp from the same era.

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.

GR Bass Introduces the Pure Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

GR Bass Introduces the Pure Drive Pedal

GR Bass has expanded its line of bass specific gear with the Pure Drive pedal. The unit features a four-band EQ with four selectable frequencies for the mid-range control. It also has deep and bright filters for more general tonal shaping.

Maxon Unveils the Limited-Edition 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Maxon Unveils the Limited-Edition 40th Anniversary OD808-40 Overdrive Pedal

Maxon has announced a new limited edition pedal called the OD808-40 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their original OD808 overdrive. It was originally created by former Maxon engineer Susumu Tamura in Japan.

Spiral Electric FX Unveils the Yellow Spiral Drive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Spiral Electric FX Unveils the Yellow Spiral Drive Pedal

Spiral Electric FX has just released the Yellow Spiral Drive, which they say ranges in sounds from “a clean boost to a crunchy monster.” The company is headed by circuit designer Tom Cram, who worked at DOD/Digitech and helped create The Carcosa, Rubberneck, and FreqOut pedals during his tenure.

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.