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FEA Labs Releases Photon Fuzz Pedal
Bass Gear

FEA Labs Releases Photon Fuzz Pedal

FEA Labs has just announced the Photon Fuzz, a dual band distortion pedal named after a circuit component in the unit that uses infrared light to control the fuzz distortion. The unit’s drive and bite controls work on both guitar and bass signals to define the fuzz tone’s character. Drive sets the overall gain, and bite sets the activation point...

Carl Martin Releases Classic Optical Envelope Pedal
Bass Gear

Carl Martin Releases Classic Optical Envelope Pedal

Carl Martin has released a new stompbox to their lineup, the Classic Optical Envelope. The effects company explains it is “essentially a classic envelope filter (auto-wah)” for bass or guitar with some extra tweak-ability. The pedal includes two foot switches, the first being for activating the effects, and the second for switching between modes. The pedal operates in three modes...

Gear Review: Way Huge Electronics’ Green Rhino MkII
Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Way Huge Electronics’ Green Rhino MkII

The Green Rhino MkII, by Way Huge Electronics made its debut at the NAMM Show in January, and I recently took it for a test spin. Way Huge was making pedals back in the 1990’s and sort of fell off the radar for a while. Dunlop now manufactures this new series, and one of the most popular requests for a...

Markbass Announces MB Octaver
Bass Gear

Markbass Announces MB Octaver

Markbass has announced their new MB Octaver, an analog octave pedal built to add extra bottom end to your sound. It features separate level controls for each octave as well as your dry signal for you to mix your played pitch with one and/or two octaves down. For more, check out the Markbass website. MB Octaver Specs: Input: 1/4″ Input...

Daring Audio Debuts with Bass Effects Pedal Line
Bass Gear

Daring Audio Debuts with Bass Effects Pedal Line

Daring Audio made their debut at NAMM this year with the release of a new line of bass effects pedals, including the Particle Beam, Laser Cannon, Edge Activator, and Phat Beam. Built in California, the light energy-inspired pedals all feature true bypass and high headroom 18-volt circuits that run off of either a 9-volt batter or standard 9-volt adapter. The...

Ibanez Announces TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Pedal
Bass Gear

Ibanez Announces TS9B Bass Tube Screamer Pedal

Ibanez expanded their 9 Series effects pedals this year with the introduction of the TS9B Bass Tube Screamer. Based on Ibanez’s already popular guitar version, the company says the Bass Tube Screamer retains the former’s mid-range character while keeping the low-end intact. The pedal is also built for simplicity, with controls including Level, Drive, Bass, Treble, and Mix. The mix...

Dunlop Announces MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Dunlop Announces MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal

NAMM 2011 saw the release of the newest addition to MXR’s Bass Innovations pedal line, the M87 Bass Compressor. Featuring a an 10-LED meter to indicate Gain Reduction, the stompbox has all the standard compressor controls, including Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output. The new pedal also utilizes the company’s Constant Headroom Technology, which is a circuit that provides extra...

Tech 21 Releases Boost Chorus Bass Pedal
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Tech 21 Releases Boost Chorus Bass Pedal

Tech 21 has unveiled a new two new Boost Chorus pedals, including a bass specific version. The new Boost Chorus Bass, which can be used to obtain slapback, echo, flanging, and doubling effects, was designed after ‘70s vintage choruses, to mimic their richness. To get a chorus sound without making “seasick tones,” Tech 21 added a Detune knob that adds...

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Peterson Releases StroboStomp Classic

For NAMM 2011, Peterson released the StroboStomp Classic, a retro stomp box tuner modeled after their Conn ST-11 Strobotuner from the ‘70s. The new pedal boasts .1 cent note detection and the company’s “Sweetened Tunings,” which are presets for specific instruments. A USB input allows for you to drop in your own presets and update firmware. The display is a...

Gear Watch: Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal

Fishman unveiled their new Fission Bass effects pedal at NAMM; a box that adds harmonies to your bass lines, including octave up, 4th and octave up, octave and 5th up, and an octave, 5th, and second octave up combined. The stompbox utilizes 32-bit signal processing and 24-bit audio conversion. Harmonies selected are visually displayed via four footswitch LEDs. There are...