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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...

Trickfish Amplification Unleashes the Trilobite Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

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 EQ. Channel A expands on...

Westminster Effects Announces the Wittenberg Bass Preamp/DI Pedal
Pedals & Effects

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 an XLR output. The Westminster...

Massive Unity Unveils the Dirty Boy Preamp Pedal
Pedals & Effects

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 connection, a highly detailed preamp...

Accugroove Introduces the Inception Tube Bass Preamp
Amps

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 triode stages for maximum flexibility.”...