Frederic Effects Regent 150 pedal: Rock the Bloc with a vintage East German preamp

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London-based Frederic Effects has designed a new pedal based on the old East German Vermona Regent. It’s called the Regent 150 preamp and it incorporates some old NOS transistors. Frederic Effects Regent 150 Preamp The pedal is inspired by the preamp of the Vermona Regent 150K amplifier, a common amp model across the Eastern bloc. The Regent 150 […]

ZT Amplifiers packs a new Lunchbox with Reverb Combo Amp and Cab II

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The brand new ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp and matching Cab II replace the company’s Lunchbox combo amp that launched ten years ago. ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Reverb Combo Amp The original ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox provided guitarists with fairly high output in a compact, portable combo amp format. The new 2019 Lunchbox Reverb is a complete redesign […]

Tube Amp, Cab Sim and Load Box in one: The Revv D20 lunchbox amp

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The modern guitarist wants an authentic tube sound they can easily output via XLR in conjunction with a cab sim. Throw in a load box and you get… The new D20 multi-role lunchbox amp from REVV! REVV D20 At a nice 4.1 kg, the new D20 compact head by REVV is its first tube amp based on the Dynamics model. It delivers 20 […]

Mad Professor Supreme, a dual overdrive pedal designed with Matt Schofield

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Mad Professor’s new Supreme pedal was designed in collaboration with blues guitar player Matt Schofield. It’s an overdrive with two channels that can be toggled or stacked. But will this pedal be good enough to make headway in an already crowded market? Mad Professor Supreme This new boutique overdrive pedal has two distinct drive tones, […]

Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive: A new Klon clone by Way Huge

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Jeorge Tripps’ pedal company Way Huge has jumped onto the Klon ‘Klone’ bandwagon with the release of a new overdrive, the Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive! Will this be a worthy, cheaper successor to the terribly expensive Klon? Way Huge Conspiracy Theory Professional Overdrive Way Huge has finally succumbed to the temptation to build a Klon […]

NAMM 2019: Marshall Studio Classic, Vintage and Jubilee launched

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That new Marshall amp I wrote about this morning was legit. It turns out that it is part of their new Marshall Studio range that they are launching at Winter NAMM. Marshall Studio There are three classic Marshall amp styles on offer a Plexi, JCM800 and Silver Jubilee version of each of these new Marshall Studio models. […]

NAMM 2019: MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40

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The new MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 is an amp based on classic American Tweed amps of the ’50s. The model was designed using the company’s rich history in servicing and modding original examples over the years. MESA/Boogie California Tweed 6V6 4:40 Back in the day, Randall Smith serviced a lot of old ’50s Fender Tweed […]

NAMM 2019: Chase Bliss Audio Automatone MK II – New preamp teased

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Looks like the Chase Bliss Audio Automatone II is about to drop at Winter NAMM. The company has been teasing us with little videos for 24 hours now and so it is imminent! Chase Bliss Audio Automatone MK II The Chase Bliss Audio Automatone MK II preamp has been designed in collaboration with Benson Amps. […]

Tosin Abasi announces the Abasi Pathos distortion pedal

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Animals as Leaders’ guitarist Tosin Abasi has collaborated on a new pedal with Brian Wampler of Wampler Pedals. It’s called Pathos. Now, what exactly can this distortion pedal do? Pathos You can see from the structure that Mr Wampler has been at work here. Many of his own pedals are identical in layout to the […]

Catalinbread NiCompressor pedal recreates a classic 1970s compressor

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Portland, Oregon-based pedal maker Catalinbread has earned a good reputation in the guitar community. Replicas of legendary effect devices are a recurring theme of the company’s output, and this latest outing fits the mould.   NiCompressor The NiCompressor is based on a circuit popular in the 70s and uses the same chip as the famous MXR Dyna […]