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  • Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa/Boogie Adds New Amp, Cabs, and Preamp Pedal to Subway Series

    Mesa/Boogie has expanded on their Subway series of bass amplification with the Subway WD-800 head, three new cabinets, and the new Subway+ DI preamp pedal. The products are built in their Petaluma, California shop. The WD-800 is an 800-watt head that brings together a two-stage tube preamp with a powerful class-D power section. “The Subway... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi and the Nano Battalion Bass Preamp Pedals

    Electro-Harmonix Introduces the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi and the Nano Battalion Bass Preamp Pedals

    Electro-Harmonix announced a handful of new pedals this week including two of note for bassists: the Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi and the Nano Battalion. The first is a combination of their classic fuzz circuits while the latter is a miniature version of their bass preamp and overdrive. The Sovtek Deluxe Big Muff Pi houses... »

  • Trickfish Amplification Unleashes the Trilobite Preamp Pedal

    Trickfish Amplification Unleashes the Trilobite Preamp Pedal

    After revealing it at the Winter NAMM show back in January, Trickfish Amplification has announced the Trilobite preamp pedal is available for pre-order. The pedal packs in two of the preamps found in their Bullhead amps with plenty of connectivity and routing options. Each channel of the Trilobite has independent gain controls with a four-band... »

  • Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal

    Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal

    Westminster Effects has unveiled three new preamp/DI pedals for Summer NAMM, including the bass-specific Wittenberg Bass preamp. The three-knob pedal has a volume control, a Frequency control for setting the center frequency, and an EQ control for setting how steep the EQ’s curvature is. It has a standard 1/4-inch input and output as well as... »

  • Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal

    Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal

    Massive Unity attended the Summer NAMM Show this year and introduced the Dirty Boy preamp. Designed for guitar and bass, the unit is powered by T.A.E. technology, which is a proprietary tube amp emulation developed by engineer Danny Gomez. “Based on the classic amplifier, the Dirty Boy is a full analog amplifier simulator for line... »

  • Accugroove Introduces the Inception Tube Bass Preamp

    Accugroove Introduces the Inception Tube Bass Preamp

    Accugroove has announced the Inception, a tube bass preamp that offers a wide range of tones. “Traditional bass preamps use a single dual-triode tube – and even then the signal might only pass through a single triode in most modes of the preamp,” they write. “Our design implements two balanced 12AX7 tubes that deliver four... »

  • TC Electronic Unveils the SpectraDrive Bass Preamp & Line Driver

    TC Electronic Unveils the SpectraDrive Bass Preamp & Line Driver

    TC Electronic has expanded their bass offerings with the SpectraDrive, a bass preamp and line driver that the company calls a powerful tone tool for bass players. Its preamp section is taken from their BH800 head and features a four-band EQ plus TonePrint compression from their SpectraComp effect. “But the real power of SpectraDrive is... »

  • Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

    Bassics Unveils New Bass Amplification and Pedals

    After releasing the BPA-01 floor bass preamp, Bassics took to the Winter NAMM Show this year to unveil a host of new products designed by renowned studio engineer Malcolm Toft. The range includes the A900 power amp, the AH900 bass amp head, and four new pedals: a compressor, a distortion, an EQ, and a preamp.... »

  • Darkglass Electronics Introduces Alpha Omega Ultra Pedal

    Darkglass Electronics Introduces Alpha Omega Ultra Pedal

    Last year, Darkglass Electronics wowed NAMM-goers with the Alpha Omega. Now they’ve built upon the model with Alpha Omega Ultra, which they describe as “the most versatile bass preamplifier we’ve designed.” Just like its predecessor, the Ultra has two distinct distortion circuits that can be selected or mixed as well as a dry blend knob... »

  • Massive Unity Announces the 1964 Preamplifier

    Massive Unity Announces the 1964 Preamplifier

    Massive Unity debuted the 1964 at the Winter NAMM Show, a preamp powered by T.A.E. technology. Made for both bass and guitar, the unit was designed as a professional alternative to amplifiers as well as a responsive backup to your regular rig. “1964 is a full analog amplifier simulator for line connection that you can... »