Hilbish Design has announced the Sol-Invictus Preamp Pedal. Designed for both guitar and bass, the enclosure combines a two-channel preamp, a bi-amp rig, a drive pedal, and direct box. It also takes its cues from some classic heavy-sounding amps.
Arkham Sound has expanded its line of preamps with the Oracle, a tube-driven preamp centered around their full EQ. That includes a James Tonestack with gain, treble, and bass controls as well as a range knob that sweep’s the tonestacks midpoint.
Aguilar Amplification has introduced its first micro pedal with the DB 925 Bass Preamp. Inspired by their DB 924, the new unit is al all-FET preamp with bass and treble boost controls.
MXR unveiled the Thump bass preamp at this year’s Winter NAMM Show. Based on the Echoplex preamp, the compact green pedal features a three-band EQ with a mid-frequency knob.
JHS Pedals has revamped one of their preamp pedals with the Colour Box V2. The unit is designed to replicate the “direct-in” sound of recording into a Neve studio console. Building on the original pedal, version two has some upgrades.
Tech 21 is continuing to celebrate its 30th anniversary with the release of the PSA 2.0, which builds upon the original PSA-1 rackmount. Useful for nearly any instrument, the unit has been reimagined into a floor unit.
Tech 21 has added a new pedal to its signature product line with the Steve Harris SH1 Signature SansAmp. The Iron Maiden bassist worked with the company to come up with a solution for touring with his side project, British Lion.
Trickfish Amplification has added a new preamp pedal to their lineup called the Minnow. The new bass preamp features the company’s Bullhead EQ section from its larger amplifiers.
Massive Unity has announced the T.A.E 10th Anniversary Preamp, designed by Danny Gomez for guitarists and bassists. The unit utilizes Tube Amp Emulator technology to create realistic amp sounds in a compact design.
Fuzzrocious Pedals and Electronic Audio Experiments have teamed up for their first collaboration. The resulting pedal is called the Wicked Jawn, which includes slang from each of the builders’ local cities.
Palmer has announced the Acoustic Pocket Amp, a compact preamp for used with acoustic instruments. It has three instrument modes – Acoustic Guitar, Acoustic Bass, and Magnetic Pickups – with three basic sound settings.
Tritonlab has expanded their line of effects pedals with the Equinox, a bass preamp/overdrive that emulates a tube preamp with JFET technology. The circuity achieves a “warm tube sound with soft clipping and low noise level,” they write.