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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...

Billy Sheehan’s Signature EBS Pedal Goes Deluxe
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Billy Sheehan’s Signature EBS Pedal Goes Deluxe

The EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive Deluxe was unveiled at NAMM this year with the bass legend on hand to talk about it. The pedal adds on to his existing signature drive with more gain with a Boost footswitch, a phase inverter switch for add low end, and an innovative swappable op-amp. “There are a lot of drive pedals that...

Darkglass Electronics Announces Microtubes B7K Ultra
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Darkglass Electronics Announces Microtubes B7K Ultra

Finland’s Darkglass Electronics will be kicking things into overdrive at NAMM this year with the new Microtubes B7K Ultra. Based on their B7K, the Ultra expands the pedal’s flexibility with a dedicated footswitch to engage the overdrive section, a Master volume knob, and switches for the mid control frequencies. “Whereas the Level Knob controls the output of the overdrive section...

Hudson Electronics Introduces Sidecar Overdrive Pedal
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Hudson Electronics Introduces Sidecar Overdrive Pedal

Hudson Electronics has announced the Sidecar, a germanium clipping overdrive based on the classic 808 circuit. The pedal also features a 2-band EQ inspired by a vintage Studer recording console. “The front end of the Sidecar is a modified version of the classic 808 overdrive, tuned for a bigger low-end, wider gain range and greater headroom,” Husdon writes. The company...