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KHDK Electronics Unveils the Abyss Bass Overdrive Pedal
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KHDK Electronics Unveils the Abyss Bass Overdrive Pedal

Kirk Hammett’s KHDK Electronics has introduced the Abyss Bass Overdrive, a pedal they describe as versatile for ultimate control over your tone. “It provides a warm, tube-like boost and a subtle crunchy overdrive which is perfect for rhythm playing,” they write. “For a more powerful rhythm or soloing, the “hi” setting adds saturation, sustain, low end and compression.” The secret...

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...

Greuter Audio Unveils the Fuller Drive Pedal
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Greuter Audio Unveils the Fuller Drive Pedal

Switzerland’s Greuter Audio has expanded their line of effects with the Fuller Drive. Described as a “very expressive low-to-mid-gain overdrive,” the pedal features a discrete JFET circuit design that they say makes it act like a good tube amp. “The basic idea was to build an overdrive pedal that can produce the break-up point we love in tube amplifiers,” Greuter...

Ampeg Now Shipping Classic Preamp and Scrambler Overdrive Pedals
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Ampeg Now Shipping Classic Preamp and Scrambler Overdrive Pedals

After introducing the pedals at the Winter NAMM Show this year, Ampeg is now shipping the Classic analog bass preamp and Scrambler bass overdrive. The all-analog stomp boxes are compact effects derived from the larger SCR-DI. The Classic offers up the company’s 3-band EQ complete with Ultra Lo and Ultra Hi shelving switches for dialing in your tone. A volume...

Biltworth Launches with BW-1 Effects Pedal
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Biltworth Launches with BW-1 Effects Pedal

A new pedal company called Biltworth has launched its first product called the BW-1, a multi-effects unit for bass and guitar. It features three effects – overdrive, delay, and reverb – that are cascaded in series with separate controls and footswitches for each. The Drive section has Volume, Gain, and Tone controls that Biltworth says can “push it from light...

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...