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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...

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Gear Watch: Basswitch IQ DI

Ruppert Musical Instruments has introduced the Basswitch IQ DI, a pedal that the company calls “the bass player’s Swiss knife”. Built in Germany, it serves as an A/B input switcher, a preamp, a clean booster, a parametric EQ, an FX loop switcher, and a D.I. box. The Basswitch has two inputs, which lead to channels A and B respectively. If...

Gear Watch: Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B Bass Boost Pedal
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Gear Watch: Wren and Cuff Phat Phuk B Bass Boost Pedal

Wren and Cuff has released the Phat Phuk B, a JFET/germanium single circuit hybrid booster pedal designed specifically for bass. The pedal is not designed to be “transparent,” the company explains, as the germanium transistor adds a little grit to your sound. The JFET transistor is placed at the input to keep things “impedance-friendly,” depending on whether you have active...

Gear Watch: Plush Jersey Thunder Pedal Sneak Preview
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Gear Watch: Plush Jersey Thunder Pedal Sneak Preview

Fuchs Audio has announced a new pedal is joining their Plush FX line. The Jersey Thunder is a gain boost and EQ pedal, designed for bass. The pedal features just two knobs: a gain control and a variable EQ control. A three-position switch provides a straight gain boost and two unique bass EQ curves, which are adjustable by the EQ...

Gear Watch: Pigtronix Keymaster Impedance Matching Effects DI
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Gear Watch: Pigtronix Keymaster Impedance Matching Effects DI

Originally introduced at Summer NAMM, Pigtronix has officially introduced a new impedance matching, effects mixing direct box. The Keymaster is designed to route any sound source, including XLR mic, line level or instruments into effects via two bypass loops. The device optimizes the mixed effects signal of the amplifier, mixing console or DAW. The loops can be switched between series...

Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal
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Gear Watch: Eden Electronics Releases WTDI Pedal

Eden Electronics has released the WTDI pedal, a beefed up direct box/preamp fit into a 4.75”x 2”x3.5” package. The pedal features true bypass and both 1/4” and XLR outputs that allow you to go into a PA as well as directly into the power amp section of a rig. The design also lets you use it as a 2nd, 3rd,...

Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal
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Gear Watch: Darkglass Electronics Microtubes B3K Overdrive Pedal

Darkglass Electronics is now shipping their Microtubes B3K bass distortion pedal. The pedal features hybrid JFET and CMOS gain stages for a natural dynamic response, with Level, Drive, and Blend knobs as well as Attack and Grunt switches to dial up your sound. The Attack switch replicates the “Ultra Hi” option from many tube amps, and gives a treble boost...

Gear Watch: Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter
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Gear Watch: Source Audio Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter

Source Audio has released their newest bass pedal, the Soundblox Bass Envelope Filter. The pedal features 21 different filter sounds ranging from “Two Pole Filters, Four Pole Filters, Single Peak Filters, Triple Peak Filters, Peak and Notch Filters, and Phasers.” The filters can then be modulated via positive or negative sweeps, frequency range of the sweeps, and attack/decay speeds. The...

MarloweDK: GR2 Envelope Filter Test Drive
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MarloweDK: GR2 Envelope Filter Test Drive

I recently picked up the GR2 Envelope Filter from 3Leaf Audio and decided to give it a spin in front of the camera. This is a great little pedal that offers a lot of possibilities. For the demo, my set up includes: Bass: Sandberg California JJ Strings: Dunlop Nickel plated Medium gauge 45 -105 Amp: TC Electronic RH450 Cab: TC...

Gear Watch: Empress Phaser Pedal
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Gear Watch: Empress Phaser Pedal

Empress Effects has just released a new phaser pedal that features an all-analog signal path that is controlled by a microprocessor, giving analog tone with digital control and adaptability. This allows for the classic sounds you’re used to, but its groundbreaking auto modes (envelope filtering, audio-triggered sweeps, rhythms and direct control) are what make it stand out. The Empress Phaser...