Funny little boxes that guitar players step on…how do you decide which one? It’s a slippery slope my friends.
Sansamp Bass Driver Programmable $209
Always thinking of our fat-stringed brethren, we had to make a 3-channel, programmable, rig-in-a-box for bassists who can’t get enough of a great thing. Like the TRI-A.C. for guitar, you get three hot tones right at your toetips. The all-analog circuitry features the same controls as its single channel predecessor: Drive, Bass, Treble, Presence, Blend and Level. Digital only in its programmability, you just tweak the knobs until you find a tone, double-tap on a footswitch, and it’s saved in that channel. It’s that simple. Three of your faves — to go!
Sansamp Bass Driver DI $199
Much more than just a direct box, the SansAmp Bass Driver DI is capable of dialing up big vintage tube tones, bright modern slap sounds, gnarly distortions, and all in between. Three different outputs to drive power amps, recording desks, PA mixers, or simply enhance your current rig. Controls include Presence for definition and upper harmonic content; Blend to combine the proportion of direct signal and SansAmp circuitry; and active EQ specifically tuned for bass with 12dB of cut or boost.
The V3 H2O is more than a mere re-boot of one of the finest dual pedals of all time; it is a carefully thought out complete redesign. It has all the classic tones from its storied past, yet the capability to give the user the otherworldly tones of what is yet to come. To make the V3 H2O more pedal board friendly and rugged, the housing and footswitches have been updated. To give the chorus circuit more versatility, knobs for chorus/vibrato, and tone, along with switches for detune have been added. The Echo keeps its stellar warmth, yet now has the trance inducing ability to go into controlled oscillation. The V3 H2O is truly the finest echo and analog modulation pedal available.
– Analog voiced Echo channel
– Extremely versatile fully analog Stereo Chorus capable of true pitch vibrato
– Light, lush, Leslie, or pulsating out-of-this-world effects
– Pure Tone buffer on/off and separate Input and Output for each channel
– Change order of effects, patch in a loop, or use a switching system
– Reliable and silent True Bypass switching with the custom designed Forever Footswitch™ rated for 10 million hits.
Tech 21 Character Series British (v2) $169
The legendary crunch of British steel and Greenback-style speakers delivers searing blues to UK anarchy from this Anglo-voiced pedal. Tough Bluesbreaker overdrive, the throaty roar of a Plexi or the ballsy smack-down of a ‘70s Metalface, it all adds up to a well tasty spot o’ bovver*, Brit-style. However you choose to build your stack of tone, lads, you can rock out with this box out.
*Translation – ‘an enjoyable moment of hooliganism.’
Tech 21 Double Drive 3X Mod $159
This unique pedal design captures the lush, muscular power amp
distortions of both Class A and Class A/B tube amps. The tones can be used individually or you can feed one into the other for massive ‘cascading’ distortion and limitless tonal variation. The 100% analog Double Drive 3X is a 3-channel, fully programmable version of its single channel predecessor and features active 3-band EQ. The expanded tone section gives you even greater flexibility to create incredible and original tones. You can store three custom sounds, even on the fly, by simply tweaking the knobs and double-tapping on a footswitch. How easy is that? And, with both Drives at minimum, you can program a clean boost up to 10dB for blazing solos.
Sometimes more is more.
The Double Drive 3X has undergone a Private Stock MOD. It has been revoiced for more aggressive hard rock and metal tones rather than classic, bluesy-style tones. It features a tighter low end and a wider Level taper. The Double Drive 3X MOD is available at the same price as the original for a limited time.
Visual Sound Double Trouble $149.95
Everyone loves the overdrive channel in Visual Sound’s Jekyll & Hyde and Route 66 pedals. Over the years, Visual Sound has had many requests to put two of these overdrives into one pedal, allowing for two different settings and the ability to use them together. Now you can have that great sound and all the advantages of V2 Series construction, plus the addition of an innovative noise reduction system, in the Double Trouble…only from Visual Sound!
Visual Sound Jekyll & Hyde $149.95
From its first appearance in 1997, the Jekyll & Hyde was the first pedal to combine two separate effects in one pedal. Now ten years later the new V2 Series gives the same great tone guitarists have come to love plus an added noise reduction system, creating the ultimate guitar dream! Each channel of the newly designed Jekyll & Hyde has separate controls, giving you the ability to use them separately, or together. The Jekyll Overdrive channel improves on the sound of the TS-808 Tubescreamer. With a Bass Boost switch and far more output volume than the original TS-808, this Overdrive far surpasses its predecessor. The Hyde side is a heavier distortion with more bottom end, a separate Mid range control, and even an internal Bass control. All of this adds up to one of the most versatile distortion/overdrive pedals on the planet!
Visual Sound Route 66 $149.95
In 1999, Visual Sound made the statement “Our Route 66 is sure to become as legendary as its namesake.” Since then, the Route 66 pedal has become a must-have for artists like Jonny Lang and Kings of Leon. If you’ve listened to the “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” album by U2 (Beautiful Day, etc.), you’ve heard Route 66.
With broad flavors of Compression and Overdrive, Route 66 sounds amazing with both guitar and bass. Many players leave the compressor on all the time because it just makes your instrument sound better. The overdrive is smooth and crisp, covering everything from mild boost to cranked amp sounds.
The V2 Series Route 66 gives the same great tone guitarists have come to love over the years, plus an added noise reduction system that gives you that quiet ride you’ve always wanted. Classic compression combined with Classic Overdrive – these two effects sound great on their own, but combine them together and get the ultimate compliment to one another in one pedal. New housing, new stomp switches designed by Bob Weil himself — and an all-new, noise-free experience — this version of the Route 66 has raised the bar for years to come.
Visual Sound Liquid Chorus $119.95
Looking for the most amazing true stereo Chorus pedal to come along in years? Look no further than the all-new, single pedal Liquid Chorus from Visual Sound. Wonderfully voiced for electric, acoustic, or bass guitar, using pure analog circuitry, the Liquid Chorus is soon to become a must for every player who wants their sound to stand out from all the rest. At the heart of the Liquid Chorus circuit are custom designed Visual Sound “bucket brigade” chips. Use the Depth knob to set the overall style of Chorus (from light to lush) and the user-friendly knobs to adjust however you want your chorus to sound. Unlike H2O, the second output of Liquid Chorus is a “true stereo” output for extremely spacious sounds when used with two amps, a PA system, or when recording.
Works great on bass too!
Truetone Clean Boost is the Perfect way to push the front end of your tube amp. Then again, it’s also a great way to push a good overdrive pedal a bit harder. If you like the tone you already have from another pedal, just put Truetone after that pedal for a volume boost… great for a solo boost or to make a certain part stand out. Punch in and punch out without affecting your tone.
The Truetone can get up to a 15dB boost, but the real uniqueness of it is that it is running internally off of 27V. So, all of that boost is clean. We bump up the voltage inside the pedal, rather than requiring use of a special external power supply. Most other boost pedals just run off of 9V, so although they might advertise a greater boost than 15dB, it’s really just overdrive boost at any setting greater than about 6dB.
Visual Sound Route 808 $99.95
Check out the new V2 Series Route 808 pedal from Visual Sound. Everyone loves the overdrive channel in Visual Sound’s original Jekyll & Hyde and Route 66 pedals. Visual Sound’s new Route 808 pedal is designed to improve on the sound of the original TS-808 Tubescreamer, including a bass boost switch and far more output volume than the original, along with Visual Sound’s proprietary tone sweetening ingredients. By popular demand, this distinctive overdrive is now available as a single pedal in the all-new V2 Series of pedals from Visual Sound
Visual Sound Son of Hyde Distortion $99.95
The single pedal Son of Hyde from Visual Sound is the exact same distortion channel found in the highly acclaimed Jekyll & Hyde pedal. With a wide range of sounds that can be discovered by using the Mid knob to adjust the midrange, a Bright switch to go from a more compressed distortion to very bright, along with Drive, Treble, and Volume knobs to set the overall style of sound, the new Son of Hyde is the perfect compliment to any pedalboard. The added noise reduction circuit in Son of Hyde eliminates white-noise when you stop playing… although you might not want to stop! With the all new housing design and user-friendly controls, the sonic possibilities of the new V2 Series Son of Hyde are… endless.
ProCo Rat 2 $94.99
The RAT2 is the classic distortion pedal in the Pro Co RAT family. It has a unique tone structure that other effect devices are measured against. The beauty of the RAT 2 lies in its versatility. Used as a primary distortion, it excels at arena rock rhythm tones and soaring leads. Do you have a powerful amp with too much headroom for the gig? The RAT 2 nails that sweet spot where a tube amp goes from sparkly clean to warm overdrive. Maybe you already love your amp’s distortion. Use the RAT 2 as a boost for solos and get the extra kick you need.
The RAT 2 features the legendary RAT Filter control. Turn it to the right to roll off brittle high-end frequencies. Having trouble cutting through the mix? Turn the Filter down and allow the natural brightness of your instrument to shine through. The Distortion and Volume controls dial in the perfect amount of gain while keeping the level consistent with your clean tone. While there’s no mistaking the legendary RAT tone when the pedal is on, true-bypass switching ensures that when the pedal is off, there is no coloration of your sound.