2020 Winter NAMM Effect Pedal New Releases
Retail Price: $299.00
The first in the Mako series, the D1 is a powerful multi-function delay with five, studio grade, high-fidelity, custom tuned programs. The programs are Digital, Mod, Vintage, Dual and Reverse. Each can be tuned and tweaked with modulation, tone, age, and subdivisions. The attack knob adds another dynamic to each program, opening up a new world for creating soundscapes. The D1 boasts stereo in and out, midi control and on-board presets. A workhorse of a delay that is just as ready for the road as it is the studio.Each program can be fully customized to your taste and playing style with the Tweak knob. Flip the toggle switch to Mod to bring in a tasteful modulation to your delay trails. Tone will brighten or darken your delay trails. Age will add some grit and wear reminiscent of vintage delay units. Subdivisions can be easily changed between quarter, eighth and dotted eighth.RE The Attack knob will soften the attack of the echoes. Dreamy and ethereal soundscapes can be created with higher repeat and attack settings.
Retail Price: $249.00
The ECCOS Delay Looper is based on a new stereo, flanged delay tone. Create beautiful sounding tape style delay lines and then spin them endless with the Looper! Designed to be at home in live pro rigs or bedroom studios while experimenting. The Keeley ECCOS is a delay-looper workstation with superb sound quality and abundant features.
Retail Price: $239.00
The Fulltone Custom Shop CS-Ranger may just be the greatest Rangemaster-style treble booster pedal we’ve seen at Sweetwater. What brings us to this conclusion? Well, first off, the CS-Ranger is Fulltone’s meticulous reimagining of the classic Rangemaster pedal of the ’60s, and it sounds wicked. If you’re rocking humbuckers into a dark-sounding overdriven guitar amp, the CS-Ranger adds the perfect treble edge to balance out your tone and cut through the track. Second, the pedal’s germanium transistor-based circuit (as used in the original Rangemasters) delivers smoother, more-ear pleasing natural distortion than many silicon transistor designs.
Retail Price: $129.00
There’s nothing more satisfying than dialing up the perfect guitar tone, but what do you do when you want to hit it with some overdrive without chucking your hard-earned tone out the door? Famed pedal builder, Paul Cochrane was well aware of this predicament, and set about to create an overdrive that could punch up your tone while retaining its fundamental character—thus the Timmy Overdrive was born. The Timmy pedal was well-priced and highly desired, and the demand for it often outran the production. So, Paul has teamed up with MXR to bring Timmy to a wider audience. Now, you can level-up your rig with Timmy’s celebrated transparent overdrive, designed to bring out the expressiveness of your playing, while giving you access to myriad tones and textures via its four control knobs (Bass, Treble, Volume, and Gain) and a Clip switch with three distinct clipping profiles to fit a range of playing styles.
Retail Price: $699.00
With the H9 Max, you can employ all of Eventide's stompbox effects using a single pedal. You get all 49 algorithms and associated presets from Space, TimeFactor, PitchFactor, and ModFactor, as well as PitchFuzz, SpaceTime, Crushstation, Sculpt, UltraTap Delay, Resonator, and Compressor EQ. On top of that, all future H9 effect algorithms are free for you to download. The H9 Max ships with 99 factory presets, and you can download over 500 more via the free H9 Control app on your Bluetooth-equipped device. Featuring a simple, one-knob user interface, the H9 Max adds legendary Eventide sounds to your tonal tool kit.
Retail Price: $250.00
Sporting two different modernized takes on the legendary Tone Bender circuit in one box, Communication Breakdown is an unabashed sonic love letter to the glorious fuzz tones of yesteryear.This pedal is ready to reveal the stairway to tone heaven through its wide gain range, intuitive tone controls and the ability to use the two channels individually or together. From clear and refined low-gain grime, crushing walls of sound to beautifully compressed and singing leadtones, Communication Breakdown is sure to bring all of the good times and none of the bad.
Retail Price: $199.00
Few things are as enjoyable as rocking out through a dimed guitar amplifier, and thanks to its FET-based circuitry, the JHS PG-14 delivers that exact sensation. Designed to the exact specifications of guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert (Racer X and Mr. Big), the PG-14 gives you a stadium-level experience — the touch, feel, and response of a pushed tube amplifier — at manageable volumes. The PG-14 gives you a bevy of sound-shaping controls, but this distortion stompbox’s crown jewel is its active mid-frequency preamp. With it, you’ll benefit from a vast sweep of sonic options. If you want to add a scorching, high-octane dirt channel to your rig, the JHS PG-14 is a great way to do it.
Retail Price: $299.00
With it’s re-voiced circuit, enhanced with the addition of a parallel dry control, Subspace allows you to craft your perfect drive sound without losing any character or low frequencies from your original signal. You’ll be taken on a journey from clean boost with tone shaping, to warm vintage valve style overdrive, through to defined distortion and all the way to glitchy oversaturated fuzz.Whilst developed with bass in mind, Subspace took us further than we could have imagined. When used with guitars it opens up a whole range of alternative and inspiring drive sounds, and allows frequency-specific clipping for all instruments including keys, synths and drum machines. When used with bass it offers more than you could believe was possible from a compact analogue drive pedal.
Retail Price: $299.00
Sunn O))) and EarthQuaker Devices are pleased to bring you the compact, pedalboard-friendly version of the Life Pedal distortion. This is the same exact circuit as the WILDLY popular limited run version that was released in early 2019 but with the addition of expression pedal control over the octave blend and Flexi-Switch® Technology on the relay-based true bypass footswitches. Limited to 2,500 units worldwide.
Retail Price: $329.00
Geddy Lee has been performing without onstage amps and speakers since the Test for Echo Tour in 1996, favoring major household appliances instead. Wanting to streamline his gear for new projects, Geddy initially partnered with Tech 21 to design a Signature SansAmp, the GED-2112. This challenging collaboration involved distilling a rackload of equipment into a single rackspace. According to Geddy, “The GED-2112 is really a continuation of my long-time approach to bass tone. A ‘deep clean’ tone coupled with the ‘edgy crunch’ I get from the SansAmp RPM now all in one box.”The GED-2112 rackmount introduced a new framework for Parallel Pre-Amping –having two separate internal pre-amps. Following this concept, the compact SansAmp YYZ pedal adapted the architectural structure to simplify blending the two signal paths. Merging the design of the rackmount and the portability of the pedal, the SansAmp DI-2112 offers yet another new format that is designed to be equally at home on a studio desk-top as well as an amp-top.The Drive pre-amp section is based upon the versatile SansAmp RPM, for a wide range of sonic possibilities. The Deep pre-amp section offers thick, meaty tones. Saturation goes from clean in lower settings to increased harmonics and tube-like compression in higher settings. You can use either section independently or blend them externally direct to a mixing board as well as to two amplifiers.