Spiral Electric FX White Spiral Boost: Your next “always on” boost?

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Spiral Electric FX is a pedal company run by Tom Cram, the genius behind many of the great Digitech pedals – before they fired him and his team. The new White Spiral Boost is billed as an ‘always on boost’ that its maker says has a few tricks up its sleeve… Spiral Electric FX White Spiral […]

EarthQuaker Devices Plumes – Just Another Tubescreamer?

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EarthQuaker Devices already has a highly regarded Tubescreamer in the Palisades pedal range. But the new Plumes is cheaper, more compact and has its own approach to the Tubescreamer circuit. EarthQuaker Devices Plumes The new Plumes pedal is an independent interpretation of the venerable Tubescreamer circuit –  ” More headroom, less noise and much better sound quality.” In reality this means they’ve done away with […]

Joyo Bantamp FireBrand: A lunchbox amp for modern high-gain metal tones

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Joyo Audio has just launched a new model in its BantAmp range, the Firebrand. It’s a lunchbox amp head tuned to a modern high-gain distortion tone and given its diminutive size has plenty of useful features. Joyo Audio Bantamp FireBrand The preamp on the FireBrand consists of a JFET plus a single 12AX7 tube. These two […]

NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia AXE I/O, a new desktop interface for guitar and bass

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As predicted here on this very site, IK Multimedia is launching a new high-end guitar audio interface called the AXE I/O. The Italian company already knows a thing or two about recording guitars (see the AmpliTube range), so we are expecting great things from this new product. IK Multimedia AXE I/O Over the years, IK […]

NAMM 2019: IK Multimedia tease the AXE I/O guitar tone infused audio interface

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IK Multimedia likes a good tease although they might have let the cat out of the bag with this one. I heard a rumour that IK had a couple of products to release around NAMM 2019, well a teaser video has just dropped entitled “Hi-end sound meets best-in-class guitar tone”. And at the end in […]

Audient teases new guitar I/O product on Twitter

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UK-based maker of consoles and interfaces Audient has today teased a new ‘guitar product’ via Twitter. It looks like it could be some type of modelling/processing hardware; luckily the company says we’ll only have to wait till Firday to find out what the fuss is all about… Audient’s Twitter Tease So could it be a […]

Crazy Tube Circuits Falcon Overdrive: Tweed inspired vintage tones in a pedal

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For those of you keen to find new ways to add some vintage tweed tones to your rig, this pedal may pique your interest. Crazy Tube Circuits’ new Falcon Overdrive pedal is voiced to imitate two classic Fender amps, namely the  ’55 Tweed and ’61 ‘Brownface’ models. Crazy Tube Circuits Falcon Overdrive The new Crazy Tube […]

Walrus Audio Emissary Parallel Boost: 2 boost circuits in one pedal

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Walrus Audio has just announced its new 2-in-1 boost pedal called the Emissary Parallel Boost. It should be available via its website in the next few days. Although the market seems overrun with this type of pedal at the moment, this does have one or two little features that set it apart. Emissary Parallel Boost […]

TritonLab’s new Labyrinth pedal: 33V of dual-channel overdrive and distortion

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Estonia’s TritonLab has launched a new pedal, the Labyrinth Dual Overdrive/Distortion. One of the main features is an internal voltage that’s higher than many drive pedals out there. TritonLab claims that the Labyrinth “simulates the behavior of a vacuum tube in tube amplifiers”.  Labyrinth The Labyrinth is a dual channel overdrive/distortion pedal with an internal voltage […]