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Palmer Introduces the Acoustic Pocket Amp
Pedals & Effects

Palmer Introduces the Acoustic Pocket Amp

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 Introduces the Equinox Bass Preamp/Overdrive Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Tritonlab Introduces the Equinox Bass Preamp/Overdrive Pedal

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.

Rocket Surgeon Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI Now Shipping
Pedals & Effects

Rocket Surgeon Starlifter Bass Preamp and DI Now Shipping

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 Introduces the Rabbithead RH-1 Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

Sunnaudio Introduces the Rabbithead RH-1 Preamp Pedal

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.

EBS Introduces the MicroBass 3 Pedal
Pedals & Effects

EBS Introduces the MicroBass 3 Pedal

EBS expanded their bass pedal offerings this year at the Winter NAMM Show with the EBS MicroBass 3, an analog “multi-tool” for bassists. The unit is a two-channel preamp that brings together features from their HD360 and Fafner II bass amplifiers.

Rocket Surgeon Pedals Announces the StarLifter Bass Preamp/DI
Pedals & Effects

Rocket Surgeon Pedals Announces the StarLifter Bass Preamp/DI

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.

One Control Introduces the Blue 360 Bass Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

One Control Introduces the Blue 360 Bass Preamp 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.

Jerzy Drozd Announces the Copperstone 3-Band Bass Preamp
Accessories & Strings

Jerzy Drozd Announces the Copperstone 3-Band Bass Preamp

Jerzy Drozd has just unveiled his latest creation with the Copperstone, an interchangeable 3-band bass guitar preamp. The onboard electronics come with his basses, but now the unit can be installed into any bass guitar.

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

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.

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

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 the Civil War and Green...