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  • 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... »

  • Wayne Jones Audio Introduces the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp

    Wayne Jones Audio Introduces the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp

    Australia’s Wayne Jones Audio has unveiled the bass amp builder’s latest creation: the WJBPII Twin Channel Bass Preamp. The comprehensive unit has two independent channels with the second channel having the option of phantom power. “Listening to endorsees Scott Colley & André Berry I designed this new edition for the endorsee family,” designer Jones writes.... »

  • Eden Announces the Module Bass Preamp Pedal

    Eden Announces the Module Bass Preamp Pedal

    Eden has taken their Terra Nova circuitry and put it into a new bass preamp pedal called the Module, which provides the EQ stage and connectivity of a Terra Nova amplifier into a floor unit. Its four-band EQ has sweepable low and hi-mid frequencies, plus an Enhance EQ sweep. A bass boost switch adds even... »

  • Hartke Gets Back On The Attack With the New Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD

    Hartke Gets Back On The Attack With the New Bass Attack 2 Preamp/DI with OD

    Hartke has introduced the new Bass Attack 2 pedal, which combines Hartke’s classic preamp circuitry with thick overdrive tones and a low-noise direct box into a rugged zinc die cast stompbox design. It’s the ultimate tool for both live bass performance and studio recording. This second generation of the Hartke Bass Attack offers unique preamp... »