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EBS Launches Blue Label Pedals and Premium Gold Flat Patch Cables
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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...

Pigtronix Introduces the Disnortion Micro Pedal
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Pigtronix Introduces the Disnortion Micro Pedal

Pigtronix has announced a micro version of their popular Disnortion pedal, which features all of the 18-volt headroom of the original analog Fuzz and Overdrive circuits into a smaller unit that runs on 9 volts. It also has a couple upgrades. “This new Micro version of the Disnortion hugely one-ups the original’s broad palette of touch-responsive dirt sounds by including...

Ampeg Introduces Two New Bass Pedals at NAMM
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Ampeg Introduces Two New Bass Pedals at NAMM

Ampeg launched two new pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year with the Classic analog bass preamp and Scrambler bass overdrive. The pedals represent either side of Ampeg’s other pedal offering, the SCR-DI, into two smaller focused pedals. The Classic pedal allows for dialing in an Ampeg tone with its three-band tone stack as well as Ultra-Lo and Ultra-Hi...

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...

Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces Planet B Overdrive
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Crazy Tube Circuits Introduces Planet B Overdrive

Crazy Tube Circuits has unleashed a new bass overdrive called the Planet B. The pedal is described as being “voiced after a ’70s high wattage guitar tube amp that was also used on bass guitar in rock, doom, sludge and stoner bands.” The Planet B has straight-ahead controls with a Gain knob, Master Volume knob, Blend knob for mixing clean...

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...

Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils the M.O.T.H.
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Fuzzrocious Pedals Unveils the M.O.T.H.

Fuzzrocious Pedals has unveiled the M.O.T.H. pedal, which stands for Multi Overdrive Tremolo Hex. The pedal combines an overdrive, fuzz, tremolo, and noise machine oscillator into one cohesive package. It starts with an overdrive circuit that is set up for low-medium drive, which “pushes into a power amp IC which provides a blast of volume,” the company writes. When turned...

Beetronics Launches the Whoctahell Fuzz/Octave Pedal
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Beetronics Launches the Whoctahell Fuzz/Octave Pedal

Beetronics has launched its first handmade effects pedal line including the WhoctaHell, a low-octave fuzz with independent controls for each effect. “Its overdrive/fuzz is summed up with a gnarly, squared-wave low octave, resembling an 8-bit bass synthesizer,” the company writes. “Its octave has a range of one or two low octaves, selectable by a toggle switch and also has it’s...

Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Effects Pedals
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Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Effects Pedals

Ernie Ball introduced a pair of expression pedals for bassists and guitarists at the Summer NAMM show this year. The Expression Overdrive and Ambient Delay pedals, which will be available later this year, offer dynamic foot control for on-the-fly tweaking. The Expression Overdrive is described as tonally versatile, delivering “everything from a hint of natural tube-amp-like overdrive and rhythm crunch...

Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1
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Providence Releases the Brick Drive BDI-1

Providence has expanded their line of bass preamp pedals with the Brick Drive BDI-1. The comprehensive unit brings together a 3-band EQ with sweepable mids and Presence control, an overdrive, and a DI featuring their Vitalizer B circuit. The overdrive is engaged via footswitch and is blended with the clean signal with a mix knob. “By mixing the drive sound...

Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal
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Darkglass Electronics Unveils Vintage Ultra Pedal

After unveiling the Microtubes B7K Ultra at NAMM this year, Finland’s Darkglass Electronics has given the Ultra treatment to the Vintage Microtubes. The new Vintage Ultra is described as “super portable preamp which enables on one side a massive clean sound, and from the other side, a tasty saturated sound.” The pedal’s overdrive section has a Level control, Drive control,...

Cog Effects Introduces Knightfall 66 and Mini 66 Overdrive Pedals
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Cog Effects Introduces Knightfall 66 and Mini 66 Overdrive Pedals

Cog Effects has discontinued their Knightfall pedal to create two new stompbox offerings: the Knightfall 66 and Mini 66 Overdrives. Each pedal is built one at a time with true bypass switching, engraved aluminium enclosure and no PCB-mounted jacks. The Knightfall 66 has two Gain knobs with an A/B footswitch so users can have two different drives dialed in. Both...