Genzler Amplification has announced a new line of bass effect pedals starting with the 4 On the Floor Classic Bass Overdrive. The design brings Jeff Genzler and Andy Field back together and along with Genzler Amp engineer Scott Andres.
Hamstead Soundworks has unveiled the Comet, a four-knob drive pedal that has both transparent and character drive voices. The company says the pedal can be “molded from boutique sounding overdrive with a vocal midrange to a rich and creamy fuzz.”
Spaceman Effects has launched the Aurora, an analog BBD-style flanger packed with features. That includes two LFO types, two tape emulations, and a static comb filtering option.
TC Electronic has unveiled the Zeus Drive, an overdrive boost circuit in the style of the classic Klon pedal. The compact pedal is described as having a luxurious warm tone and an astonishing dynamic response.
Lightning Boy Audio has introduced the DiVision, a limited edition vacuum tube direct box featuring a 6DS4 nuvistor vacuum tube running at 230V. The company says using the minuscule tube lets you get a big tube tone and headroom in a little box.
Flower Pedals has released the Castilleja Phaser pedal. The four-stage analog optical phaser has digital controls for the best of both worlds. It has two different voicings: one similar to a Phase 90 and one similar to a Univibe.
Tech 21’s Bass Fly Rig is being updated for 2021 with version 2. The multi-effects floor unit has a built-in 3-band EQ, chorus, octaver, fuzz, compression, and – of course – the company’s SansAmp preamp sounds.
Mile End Effects has unveiled the DTYCEYP, aka the Don’t Think You Can Escape Your Purpose, fuzz/preamp pedal. The unit is an homage to the Univox Super Fuzz of the 1970s, which was used on Yoo Doo Right’s first LP of the same name.
Matthews Effects has announced a new MIDI controller pedal called The Futurist, which they call a better way of experiencing MIDI. The compact unit features just four switches, though it’s built for flexibility.
Glou-Glou FX has unveiled the Loupé, a creative stereo looper and delay pedal. The unit, which is the company’s first digital creation, is described as “flexible, musical, and interactive.”
Aguilar Amplification has added a new model to their ultra-compact line of pedals with the DB 599 Bass Compressor. Housed in a yellow chassis, the mini unit has a simple control layout with a knob for gain and a knob for compression.
Sinobas Amplification produces a healthy line of bass cabinets and cables, but now they’re also getting into the world of pedals. Their first stompbox offering is the Boost BT-1, a “mean and clean” boost designed for the bass guitar.