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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...

F-Pedals Announces the Robotholic
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F-Pedals Announces the Robotholic

Los Angeles-based F-Pedals has teamed up with recording engineer Eddie Kramer to unveil the Robotholic. The first in their new Pulse of Rebellion series, the pedal brings together a range of effects including a clean boost, a crunchy drive, heavy distortion, and an “analog-ringmod-resembling effect.” The Robotholic has four knobs – Mix, Pitch, Drive, and Rate – for dialing in...

EBS Introduces Black Label Studio Edition Pedals
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EBS Introduces Black Label Studio Edition Pedals

Swedish amp company EBS has announced their Black Label series of bass pedals will be getting overhauled with the Black Label Studio Edition lineup. The series updates six pedals – the MultiComp SE, the DynaVerb SE, the UniChorus SE, the OctaBass SE, the MetalDrive SE and the MultiDrive SE – with several improvements for studio use while retaining their effect....

Wampler Pedals Introduces Low Blow Bass Pedal
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Wampler Pedals Introduces Low Blow Bass Pedal

Wampler Pedals has released the Low Blow, an overdrive/distortion pedal designed specifically for bass. The Low Blow features two clipping modes – Smooth and Jagged – for dialing in your dirt as well as a 3-band EQ for further tonal tweaking. Additionally, the pedal has a Notch Filter switch to tighten up “common cabinet ‘woof’ without having to turn down.”...

Maxon Introduces the BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver
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Maxon Introduces the BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver

Maxon has announced the BD10 Hybrid Bass Driver, a bass overdrive pedal that features a symmetrical clipping circuit for “heavy yet articulate distortion.” The company teamed up with famed Japanese bassist Masaki to design the unit to keep up with extended techniques. The BD10 has a dedicated clean level for mixing in your dry signal. It also boosts up to...

Boss Announces BB-1X Bass Driver Pedal
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Boss Announces BB-1X Bass Driver Pedal

Boss has introduced the BB-1X Bass Driver, a compact pedal that employs the company’s MDP technology to offer sounds ranging from natural clean tone to a heavy distortion. Beyond a drive pedal, the BB-1X has EQ controls and a 1/4-inch line output to add preamp and DI functionality. The pedal’s distortion circuit analyzes your bass signal to respond to your...

Electro-Harmonix Introduces Bass Soul Food Pedal
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Electro-Harmonix Introduces Bass Soul Food Pedal

Electro-Harmonix has announced a bass-specific version of their Soul Food natural overdrive and clean boost pedal. The company describes the pedal as designed to enhance the original sound of your instrument while retaining its essential character. The Bass Soul Food is set apart with a gain stage, treble control and signal path optimized for bass guitar with more low-end definition....