Fender unveiled six new effects pedals featuring original designed circuits at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Notable among the new stompboxes is the Downtown Express, which marks the company’s first official bass effects pedal.
Ashdown Engineering has expanded their pedal offerings with the PRO FX line, which consists of five new units: The Triple Shot, the Macchiato Comp (Guy Pratt Signature), the Studio Comp, the Velvet Comp, and the Type 23.
Electro-Harmonix has unveiled the Bass Mono Synth, a new pedal that offers 11 different bass-specific synthesizer styles: Laser, X-Fade, Acid, Cosmic, Sub, Growl, Wub, Unison, Twin, Spectre, and Oblivion.
MXR has expanded their bass pedal lineup with the M282 Dyna Comp Bass Compressor. The new stompbox offers their Dyna Comp sound in a bass-centric format that includes a clean control for maintaining your low end. It’s also tiny.
Godlyke Distributing debuted the new TWA MiniMorph Dynamic Waveshaper at this year’s NAMM Show. The new unit is a pared down version of their DynaMorph and features an envelope-dependent drive circuit.
Ashdown Engineering introduced a new practice device at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. The Phone Box allows you to plug into any solid state amplifier and listen to its output through headphones.
EarthQuaker Devices has released their first ever utility pedal. The Swiss Things Pedalboard Reconciler is described by the company as “an all-in-one pedalboard reconciliation solution.”
Back in 2017, one of the biggest stories from the NAMM Show was the release of the Tech 21 Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp GED-2112 preamp. Tech 21 is turning heads again this year with the introduction of the Geddy Lee Signature SansAmp YYZ Pedal.
Rocket Surgeon has unveiled their latest creation for bass with the Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI. Built in a pedal format, the box offers a three-band EQ with sweepable mids as well as a three-way contour switch that offers flat, vintage, and modern settings.
Collision Devices is a new boutique pedal company out of France. They’re launching their brand with their first pedal called the Black Hole Symmetry, which they call a “Modulation Delay/Space Reverb/Destruction Fuzz.”
Death By Audio was launched in 2002 with the concept for a single pedal: the Total Sonic Annihilation. Now they’ve revisited the feedback looper with the introduction of the Total Sonic Annihilation 2 pedal.
Japanese pedal company One Control has just announced the Blue 360, a bass preamp pedal created in collaboration with pedal designer Björn Juhl. The new unit is part of their Amp-in-a-box series and is made to reproduce the sound of the Acoustic 360 preamp.