Dwarfcraft Devices has released a new version of their flagship distortion pedal called the Gold Standard Eau Claire Thunder. The pedal offers a streamlined interface as well as “germanium diodes and NOS Fairchild 2n5133 transistors for a vintage Muff vibe.”
MXR has teamed up with renowned amp and pedal designer Shin Suzuki to create the Raijin Drive. The new pedal reinvents two iconic Japanese stompboxes – an overdrive and a distortion – with more tonal range to keep up with modern pedals.
GR Bass has expanded its line of bass specific gear with the Pure Drive pedal. The unit features a four-band EQ with four selectable frequencies for the mid-range control. It also has deep and bright filters for more general tonal shaping.
Maxon has announced a new limited edition pedal called the OD808-40 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their original OD808 overdrive. It was originally created by former Maxon engineer Susumu Tamura in Japan.
Electro-Harmonix is now shipping the Switchblade Pro, a pedal for switching that has features including true mechanical bypass, soft switching, and high quality/low noise buffers. It also has volume controls for all input signals.
After unveiling the pedal at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show, Rocket Surgeon is now shipping the Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI. The box offers a three-band EQ with sweepable mids as well as a voicing contour switch with modern, flat, and vintage settings.
Sunnaudio has unveiled the Rabbithead RH-1, an all-analog preamp, and overdrive designed for multiple instruments. The company says it offers features for bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric violin, and more.
Walrus Audio has expanded their modulation effects with the Slö Multi Texture Reverb. The pedal was designed to build dreamlike soundscapes.
Seymour Duncan has unveiled a new digital delay and reverb pedal called the Dark Sun. Developed with Periphery guitarist Mark Holcomb, the unit draws its sound from the Andromeda Dynamic Delay and the Silver Lake Dynamic Reverb pedals.
BecosFX has added to their CompIQ series with the CompIQ PRO Stella Compressor. Designed for bass and guitar, the pedal is described as “highly versatile… providing compression, limiting, and a twist of available harmonic distortion.”
Mattoverse Electronics has unveiled the AirTrash, which they say “is a pedal for guitar or bass that sounds like absolute garbage.” Its gnarly sounds could be described as a fuzz, but it’s not based on any known fuzz circuit.
West Co Pedals and drummer Curt Bisquera have teamed up to create a new envelope filter called The Grease Juicer. The pedal comes in two versions with one for guitar and one for bass.