Effects & Pedal News from Winter NAMM 2017




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It never hurts to have another pedal on your board, and companies like Electro-Harmonix, Earthquaker Devices, and JHS are on hand to debut the newest options for 2017. Stay tuned right here for all the latest updates on new effects and pedals.

12:30 AM | 1/22/2017

Meet the Electro-Harmonix Blurst Modulated Filter and Operation Overlord OD

Electro-Harmonix always has some interesting pedals at NAMM and this year was no exception. Take a look above for a glance at the new Blurst modulated filter and Operation Overlord, EHX's first dual gain stage overdrive pedal. Read More ››

2:30 PM | 1/21/2017

Catalinbread Belle Epoch Deluxe, Belle Epoch Preamp and Formula 55 at NAMM 2017

Catalinbread has released some of the most beloved pedals in the guitar world in recent years, and the Belle Epoch may be chief among them. For NAMM 2017, they expanded their Epoch line to include the new Belle Epoch Deluxe (an "Echoplex-in-a-box pedal") and Epoch Pre, which isolates the beloved preamp section of the EP-3 tape echo. They've also got a brand-new offering, the Formula 55 Tweed-style overdrive.

12:30 PM | 1/21/2017

Walrus Audio Red Hi-Gain Distortion & Monument Harmonic Tremolo at NAMM 2017

Walrus Audio is one of Reverb's favorite pedal makers, always making new and exciting pedals for us to try out. Joe spoke with Colt about their new Red Hi-Gain Distortion & Monument Harmonic Tremolo at NAMM 2017 and then played them and we were not disappointed.

11:00 AM | 1/21/2017

Pedal Photos From NAMM Day 3

3:00 AM | 1/21/2017

Video: JHS Ryan Adams Signature VCR Plus Milkman and Calhoun ODs at NAMM 2017

One of the most talked-about pedals at NAMM this year is the new JHS VCR Ryan Adams signature model. This '80s-tinged stompbox packs volume, chorus, and reverb controls to instantly nail the retro tone of Ryan's self-titled album from 2014. Hear what all the Ryan Adams-y hype is all about with this demo. Read More ››

5:00 PM | 1/20/2017

First Listen: Source Audio Ventris at NAMM 2017

The Source Audio Ventris is easily one of the most talked-about new pedals at this year's NAMM show. Following on the heels of last year's wildly popular Nemesis Delay, the Ventris offers 12 different reverb modes with the ability to switch engines mid-trail. Time will tell if this reverb will score as high on the pedal charts as the Nemesis did. Read More ››

4:30 PM | 1/20/2017

DigiTech/DOD Show Us the CabDryVR, FreqOut & Rubberneck Analog Delay

The DOD lineup at NAMM 2017 had a little something for everyone. New models this year include the CabDryVR, FreqOut feedback generator, and Rubberneck Analog Delay all of which could potentially rival last year's Carcosa as a breakout pedal of the year. Read More ››

11:45 AM | 1/20/2017

More Pedal Photos From the NAMM Floor

2:00 AM | 1/20/2017

DOD CabDryVR, FreqOut & Rubberneck Analog Delay at NAMM 2017

The DOD lineup at NAMM 2017 had a little something for everyone. New models this year include the CabDryVR, FreqOut feedback generator, and Rubberneck Analog Delay all of which could potentially rival last year's Carcosa as a breakout pedal of the year.

9:30 AM | 1/20/2017

From Nice to NAMM | Anasounds boutique pedals, handmade in France

Check out their Reverb shop

8:47 PM | 1/19/2017

First Listen: Chase Bliss Brothers Analog Gain Stage Pedal

Chase Bliss Audio is easily one of the most exciting brands on the pedal scene, and we were eager to hear their new, much-buzzed-about Brothers overdrive in action at NAMM 2017 today. This pedal features two stackable overdrive channels that can be deployed for a versatile array of tones. This overdrive is sure to be one of the hottest new pedals coming out of Anaheim this year. Read More ››

3:45 PM | 1/19/2017

Ryan Adams Launches JHS Chorus/Reverb/Volume Pedal

3:30 PM | 1/19/2017

T-Rex Effects Feature New Binson Echorec

3:30 PM | 1/19/2017

Video: Way Huge Announces New Conquistador Fuzzstortion & Russian Pickle Fuzz

These two new fuzz pedals from Way Huge are dripping with rich, distorted tone. Read More ››

2:00 PM | 1/19/2017

Earthquaker Devices’ NAMM Booth Setup

2:00 PM | 1/19/2017

Orange Releases New Compressor Pedal

New product: Orange kongpressor compression pedal #namm2017 #newproducts #kongpressor orangeamps.com/kongpressor/

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2:00 PM | 1/19/2017

Mooer’s Mic Preamp Pedals

Some sick preamp pedals that are based on modern metal tube amps – Diezel Hagen, Mesa Boogie Mark III, EVH 5150, Engl Blackmore.

2:00 PM | 1/19/2017

Wampler Releases New Dracarys Distortion

1:30 PM | 1/19/2017

Hologram Electronics Teases New Pedal

Though we’re still not entirely sure what this is, we’re excited to learn more about what Hologram Electronics (makers of the arpeggiating, pitch-shifting, all-around ambient machine – the Dream Sequence) have in store for us.

Coming Soon. #geartalk #tonemob

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1:30 PM | 1/19/2017

Foxpedal Unveils New Tremolo and Delay

Knocking on the door of other pedal companies like Chase Bliss Audio who are releasing super controllable offerings, Foxpedal’s harmonic tremolo (Quiver) and delay (Novaflex) both pack a wealth of features, including tap tempo, expression control, and preset saving.

A little taste of NAMM coming next week... details announced during the show.

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1:30 PM | 1/19/2017

Check Out These Baby DOD Volume and Expression Pedals

Today, the DOD Mini Volume and DOD Mini Expression pedals were released in tandem. These adorable offerings are about half of the size of Ernie Ball’s VP Jr, hit the markets in April, and will retail for about $100 each.

1:30 PM | 1/19/2017

Darkglass Electronics Collaborates with Jon Stockman

Jon Stockman, bass player for Karnivool, partnered with Darkglass Electronics 18 months ago to bring us the Alpha Omega – a bass preamp packed with a punchy and tight Alpha distortion engine and a brutal and growling Omega distortion engine.

Besides being an great composer, producer and bassist, Jon Stockman (@karnivool_official) is amazing at crafting some of the most devastating bass tones in the world. We got together in our then Helsinki headquarters 18 months ago and after endless tweaking and tens of prototypes we are finally ready to announce our first co-designed creation: Alpha·Omega. For this we designed from the ground up two distinct distortion engines which we called Alpha and Omega. Alpha is punchy, tight with a lot of definition, whereas Omega is just brutal and raw. Additionally, we added toggle switches to control the amount of bass (Growl) and high mids (Bite) being saturated. More on the Alpha·Omega on our profile link. The Alpha·Omega is now is the beginning and the end. -- #AlphaOmega #AO #NewCreation #JonStockman #Karnivool #Distortion #Overdrive #NAMM #NAMMShow #NAMM2017 #NAMMShow2017 #WinterNAMM #Darkglass #DarkglassElectronics

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1:30 PM | 1/19/2017

Laney Amplification Partners with Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath collaborated with Laney Amplification to bring us his first signature pedal, the TI-Boost.

1:20 PM | 1/19/2017

Walrus Audio Debuts High-Gain Distortion, RED

Stay tuned for a Reverb exclusive video with Walrus Audio to check out this pedal!

1:20 PM | 1/19/2017

Red Panda Tensor Prototype

Red Panda is showing off their newest pedal prototype. It’s a reverse/tape stop effect with pitch shifting and time stretching functionality. It also features a hold function and time warping, all of which allows you to manipulate time absolutely live.

10:30 AM | 1/19/2017

Photo Highlights From the NAMM Floor

9:00 PM | 1/19/2017

Video: EarthQuaker Devices Unveils the Space Spiral Modulated Delay

Check out or video to see how this new EarthQuaker pedal lives up to its name. Read More ››

4:00 PM | 1/18/2017

Walrus Audio Unleashes 13 New Pedals at NAMM 2017

8:30 PM | 1/17/2017

Fuzzrocious Announces New Blast Furnance Pedal

10:30 AM | 1/17/2017

Electro-Harmonix BLURST Modulated Filter

EHX has grafted technology found in keyboard and modular synthesizers into a pedal designed for guitarists and bass players. The Blurst modulates an instrument’s sound like an envelope filter, but instead of the filter’s response being controlled by playing dynamics, it’s controlled by an internal oscillator.

9:00 PM | 1/16/2017

Catalinbread Announces Belle Epoch Deluxe

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