Dunlop is now shipping the Volume (X)8 volume and expression pedal. Designed with Pedaltrain, the unit has an 8-inch housing and front-mounted jacks optimized for the Pedaltrain Metro series and more.
Electro-Harmonix has announced the Ripped Speaker, a fuzz pedal that pays homage to the very beginnings of distorted bass sounds. The first sound of a distorted stringed instrument was a gnarly Bass VI tone on “Don’t Worry” by Marty Robbins.
Red Panda has updated their Bitmap pedal with version two for 2021. The bitcrusher features fractional bit reduction and sample rate modulation to create lo-fi sounds, and the updated edition adds several features.
Source Audio is gearing up for the big launch of their Ultrawave Multiband Processor, and to warm things up, they’ll be releasing a limited edition beta unit.
Tech 21 is returning to its roots with a reissue of the SansAmp Classic. Originally released over 30 years ago, the handy pedal has been used for everything from death metal to commercial jingles.
Phil Jones Bass has unveiled a new tool for bassists called the PE-5. The pedal-sized preamp features a five-band EQ with DI capabilities as well as a boost function. Of course, Jones puts in plenty of details to make the unit stand apart.
McGregor Pedals has unveiled their second pedal, called the Crunch Plus overdrive. The boutique effects company calls it a continuation of their first offering, the Crunch Transparent Overdrive.
Portugal’s Tone Electronix has added a new pedal to their lineup with the Animalizzer. The unit, which they say works well on bass and guitar, is a versatile overdrive, distortion, and fuzz.
Dirty Haggard Audio has teamed up with Haunted Labs to introduce the Hell Horse, a pedal that combines fuzz and delay to create some unique sounds.
Darkglass Electronics has added a new weapon to their lineup of effects with the Aggressively Distorting Advanced Machine, aka ADAM. The new device was created with Adam “Nolly” Getgood and has the multi-instrumentalist’s “entire tonal arsenal...”
Barefaced Audio is primarily a company that builds bass and guitar cabs, but they’ve just unveiled their first effects pedal. The Machinist was dreamed up after Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford contacted Barefaced to try out a cab.
After previewing it at the NAMM Show earlier this year, Markbass has revealed the full details of the Mark Vintage Pre. A big part of the pedal’s creation came from a suggestion by Marcus Miller, who was looking for a compact recording unit.