Six of Summer NAMM 2018’s Sweetest Stompboxes

By July 6, 2018News, Pedals
Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2

Every year, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) organise a trade show for all the gear goodness in the music world, software, hardware, guitars and yes, of course, pedals. Here are four releases from NAMM that got us excited.

Namm Show

Summer NAMM has delivered an exciting bunch of new stompboxes from the likes of Way Huge, Hungry Robot, MXR and Old Blood Noise Endeavours.

Way Huge Smalls Overrated Special Overdrive

Way Huge’s Green Rhino is now available in a pedal board friendly ‘smalls’ enclosure. The Overrated Special Overdrive offers a ‘hot rodded’ circuit of its bigger cousin, for an emphasized punch in the midrange. An added tone knob allows you to dial in the dirt in the low-mid range frequencies. The overdrive was developed in conjunction with blues legend Joe Bonnamassa and is limited to 2000 units, so you best get your order in quick.

For more information take a look at the Way Huge/Dunlop website.

Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2

Sharpen your harpoon, the Moby Dick V2 comes swimming with features. The new version now comes in a smaller enclosure than the original, giving you a little bit more of that precious pedal board real-estate. Tone controls for Mix, Repeat, Modulation and Time, plus a new tap tempo switch are included. The modulation effects are deeper and more adjustable than ever and the V2 also incorporates an all-new Low-Fi mode.

For more information check out the Hungry Robot website.

Hungry Robot Moby Dick V2

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dweller Phase Repeater

This isn’t your garden-variety phaser. Old Blood Noise Endeavors has opened pre-orders for this very interesting piece of kit. The Dwell Phase Repeater uses both four stage and eight stage phasing, available via a toggle switch. The phase pattern is manipulated with the options of Sin, Triangle, and Random step shapes. ‘Rate’, ‘Depth’ and ‘Mix’ controls are relatively standard, however ‘Regen’ intensifies the effect and ‘Stretch’ changes the delay through each of the phaser stages and can be controlled via the expression pedal, resulting in repeats and elastic whurring.

For more information have a look at the Old Blood Nose Endeavors Website.

MXR Dyna Comp Deluxe, Limited Edition Carbon Copy & Phase 90

MXR has clearly been busy. New for 2018 is the Dyna Comp Deluxe, the classic comp has the familiar Output and Sensitivity dials, with new Clean blend and Tone knobs, as well as an Attack mini switch that can select Slow or Fast Modes.

Identical in function, MXR’s limited edition Carbon Copy and Phase 90 have been given a fresh coat of pain by UK collective ilovedust. These psychedelic skins look like they have been peeled off a long-lost album by Cream, and are sure to add some color and spice to your floor-rig.

For more information head over to Jim Dunlop/MXR’s website.


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