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  • Pigtronix Announces the Ringmaster Ring Modulator Synth Pedal

    Pigtronix Announces the Ringmaster Ring Modulator Synth Pedal

    During the Winter NAMM Show, Pigtronix introduced the Ringmaster, an analog ring modulator synth pedal that they designed to create analog harmonizer and tremolo effects to follow the notes you play. “Expanding on the “Intelligent Ring Mod” found in the original Mothership pedal, Ringmaster adds LFO and Sample + Hold modulation sources, pitch following tremolo... »

  • Aguilar Amplification Unveils Grape Phaser Bass Pedal

    Aguilar Amplification Unveils Grape Phaser Bass Pedal

    Aguilar Amplification has expanded their line of effects at the Winter NAMM Show this year with the Grape Phaser bass pedal. The all-analog pedal is designed for tone and simplicity. “The Grape Phaser provides lush, analog phase shifting courtesy of a simple, two-knob layout,” Aguilar writes. “RATE controls the speed of the modulation while COLOR... »

  • Way Huge Electronics Unveils The Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive And Fuzz Pedal

    Way Huge Electronics Unveils The Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive And Fuzz Pedal

    Way Huge Electronics has announced their first bass-specific pedal with the Pork & Pickle Bass Overdrive and Fuzz. Tuned for bass frequencies, the pedal combines their Pork Loin overdrive and Russian-Pickle Fuzz into one box. Players can toggle between the two effects with an OD/Fuzz switch. The pedal has three main controls – Volume, Tone,... »

  • Shin-ei Announces the B1G 1 Gain Booster Pedal

    Shin-ei Announces the B1G 1 Gain Booster Pedal

    Shin-ei has announced the B1G 1, a gain booster pedal that offers up to 30dB of boost. Useful for bass, guitar, and even vocals, the pedal is described as “totally transparent, non tone-coloring, and non tone-sucking.” “Featuring 100% pure, high fidelity, studio-quality boost, the B1G 1 explodes with power, fattens your tone, and sacrifices nothing... »

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  • Tech 21 and dUg Pinnick Team Up For DP-3X Signature Pedal

    Tech 21 and dUg Pinnick Team Up For DP-3X Signature Pedal

    dUg Pinnick has a new signature pedal from Tech 21 called the DP-3X that will be debuted at the Winter NAMM Show. The unit is a compact adaptation of his Ultra Bass 1000 head from the company, who says that both pieces of gear recreate the sound Pinnick developed in the ’80s that merges high-end... »

  • Crazy Tube Circuits Unveils the Locomotive Tube Bass Overdrive Pedal

    Crazy Tube Circuits Unveils the Locomotive Tube Bass Overdrive Pedal

    Crazy Tube Circuits is expanding their bass effects line with the Locomotive. Debuting at the Winter NAMM Show, the pedal will offer real tube overdrive to players. “[The Locomotive features] a 12AY7 tube for warm organic tube grind with excellent touch sensitivity and dynamic response,” Crazy Tube writes. “We provided a wide range of gain... »

  • Mattoverse Electronics Announces The TetraStep MkII

    Mattoverse Electronics Announces The TetraStep MkII

    Mattoverse Electronics has released the TetraStep MkII, an updated version of their four-step square wave sequencer. It has four pitch controllable steps with on/off buttons for each step. Users can adjust the rate, tone, pitch, and volume of each step. The MkII version adds a slew of new features including a Tap Temp footswitch, Sync... »

  • Earthquaker Devices Introduces Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

    Earthquaker Devices Introduces Westwood Translucent Drive Manipulator

    Earthquaker Devices has introduced the Westwood, a pedal they describe as “a mild mannered light-to medium-gain translucent overdrive manipulator.” Its EQ section includes Treble and Bass controls with up to 20 dB of cut/boost while its drive section offers a host of tones. “The Westwood’s Drive control sets the level of gain for a near-clean... »

  • Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    If you’re looking to blow up your bass sound, Death By Audio has you covered with their new Absolute Destruction pedal. Utilizing a power amplifier IC, the unit offers a distortion as well as what its name implies. “Showing little to no respect for what instruments normally sound like, or even what many people want... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix reached into their past to reissue the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi from the late ’70s. The new pedal is faithful to the original 1978 design with a few new features including a compact, die-cast chassis, and true bypass switching. “The pedal relies on op-amps rather than transistors and three gain stages rather than four,... »