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.
Empress Effects has expanded its lineup of compressors with two new models. While their flagship model has been revamped to include a “tilt” tone EQ control and selectable side chain, the new bass model has been retooled for us low-enders.
MSL Pedals has announced the Night Witch Fuzz and Ramping Phaser Pedal, which the company explains is their take on the vintage Roland AP7 Jet Phaser. The new unit replicates the original characteristics while updating it for modern times.
EBS has collaborated with jazz bass legend Stanley Clarke to unveil the EBS Stanley Clarke Signature Acoustic Preamp. Designed with the double bass in mind, the two-channel preamp operates at a signal level equal to a professional mixing console.
SolidGoldFX has unveiled the NU-33 Vinyl Engine, a new pedal that replicates the lo-fi sound of vintage records.
Fuzzrocious Pedals is about to light it up again with the 420 Fuzz v2. The new version of the pedal, which was previously built in limited batches, is now a permanent part of the company’s effect lineup.
Sunnaudio has introduced the Nucleus NU-1 Dual Boost Distortion, an analog preamp designed for both bass and guitar. The pedal features a dual boost with high to low gain to go from a clean signal to full distortion.
Boss has unveiled the next generation of their looping stations with the RC-5 and RC-500, each featuring the company’s latest technology. Both pedals feature 57 onboard rhythms, 99 phrase memories for storing loops, backlit displays, and more.
Electro-Harmonix has introduced the Mainframe, a sample rate reducer, and bit crusher pedal that helps to create “old-school” video game and computer sounds.
Lightning Boy Audio has introduced the TI Box, also known as the “Thicker Injection Box.” Inspired by vintage sounds, the passive DI box is based on an LBA-MC15 transformer.
Hilbish Design has teamed up with Red Fang to release a new limited-edition pedal called the Night Destroyer. The unit, limited to 150 units worldwide, is based on the Sunn Beta Series amps the band has used throughout their career.
Boss’s octave pedals have been the standard in the bass world, and now they’re updating their OC series with the OC-5. The new iteration of the pedal introduces a new Vintage mode, polyphonic enhancements, and an octave-up feature for extended range.