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  • Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    Death By Audio Introduces Absolute Destruction Pedal

    If you’re looking to blow up your bass sound, Death By Audio has you covered with their new Absolute Destruction pedal. Utilizing a power amplifier IC, the unit offers a distortion as well as what its name implies. “Showing little to no respect for what instruments normally sound like, or even what many people want... »

  • Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix Reissues the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi Pedal

    Electro-Harmonix reached into their past to reissue the Op-Amp Big Muff Pi from the late ’70s. The new pedal is faithful to the original 1978 design with a few new features including a compact, die-cast chassis, and true bypass switching. “The pedal relies on op-amps rather than transistors and three gain stages rather than four,... »

  • Fredric Effects Introduces The BugCrusher

    Fredric Effects Introduces The BugCrusher

    London’s Fredric Effects has expanded their tonal palette with the BugCrusher, an analog sample rate reducer that produces an aliasing effect. Although its name makes it sound like it is a BitCrusher, Fredric writes that’s not the case. “Despite the name, the BugCrusher is not an actual BitCrusher. Most BitCrusher effects will have sample rate... »

  • Ashdown Announces Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-DI

    Ashdown Announces Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-DI

    Ashdown has expanded their lineup of signature gear with the Norman Watt-Roy Special Edition OriginAL Pre-Di. Watt-Roy, who is best known as the bassist for Ian Dury and the Blockheads, helped create the unit. “Strictly limited to a run of 50 special units, the special edition Norman Watt-Roy OriginAL Preamp Pedal has been tweaked to... »

  • Pigtronix Introduces Trio of Micro Pedals

    Pigtronix Introduces Trio of Micro Pedals

    Pigtronix has expanded their micro pedal lineup with three new pedals: the Gatekeeper Micro noise gate, Class A Boost Micro clean boost, and all-new Octava Micro octave up/drive/fuzz. Each of the units features true bypass switching and a housing with dimensions of 3.75 inches by 1.5 inches by 1.75 inches. The Class A Boost Micro... »

  • Free The Tone Announces the PA-1QB Programmable 10-Band EQ Pedal

    Free The Tone Announces the PA-1QB Programmable 10-Band EQ Pedal

    Japan’s Free The Tone has released the PA-1QB, a programmable 10-band EQ pedal for bass. The device’s signal path is analog with a digital parameter control section for storing and processing your settings. The pedal revolves around the Holistic Tonal Solution, or HTS, circuit that has been revamped for 2018. “It holistically manages high-quality guitar/bass... »

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  • Z. Vex Effects Introduces Vertical Vexter Fuzz Factory Pedal

    Z. Vex Effects Introduces Vertical Vexter Fuzz Factory Pedal

    Z. Vex Effects has introduced a new vertical version of their Vexter Fuzz Factory pedal. Formerly configured as a horizontal pedal, the new VFF will feature the same effects and circuitry in a more pedalboard-friendly setup. It utilizes two new old-stock ’60s germanium transistors, but that doesn’t mean it’s a vintage sound. “The circuit is... »

  • Seymour Duncan Unveils La Super Rica Fuzz Pedal

    Seymour Duncan Unveils La Super Rica Fuzz Pedal

    Seymour Duncan has a new pedal called La Super Rica. Translated to mean “super rich,” the silicon fuzz pedal is “inspired by iconic fuzz sounds” with a classic parametric midrange for versatility. “First we brought [the classic fuzz circuit] up to modern standards by adding a true-bypass switch, an LED, and a standard 9v power... »

  • Neunaber Audio Effects Unveils the Inspire Tri-Chorus Plus Pedal

    Neunaber Audio Effects Unveils the Inspire Tri-Chorus Plus Pedal

    Neunaber Audio has introduced the Inspire Tri-Chorus Plus, a pedal that offers eight stereo chorus effects. Featuring true bypass and mono or stereo i/o, the pedal ranges from classic to modern sounds. “Some of Inspire’s effects are my take on the classic effects that come to mind when you think of tri-chorus, while others are... »

  • KAE Systems Unveils the MIDI Ant Foot Controller

    KAE Systems Unveils the MIDI Ant Foot Controller

    KAE Systems has released the MIDI Ant, a compact MIDI foot controller designed for versatility. The pedal can activate any program or patch in any existing MIDI device in a chain of up to nine devices. Sporting a bright 3-digit LED display, it offers a fully customizable view of the program/patch number and can generate... »