Jim Dunlop have just announced several new products at the 2017 Winter NAMM show including some great MXR and Way Huge pedals as well as some new Jimi Hendrix pedals.
MXR Dyna Comp Mini Compressor
The Dyna Comp Mini Compressor is in a housing that’s nearly half the size of the original. Thanks to its rare CA3080 “metal can” integrated circuit (IC), the Dyna Comp Mini has a quiet operation, greater transparency & increased dynamic range. It also has the addition of an Attack switch giving slow & fast attack time options. The ETA for the Mini Comp is April.
MXR Six & 10 Band EQ
The MXR Six & 10 Band EQ pedals have been upgraded with noise reduction circuitry, true bypass switching, brighter LEDs for increased visibility, and lightweight aluminum housing. The 6 Band EQ covers all the essential guitar frequencies, with each slider ready to deliver +/-18dB of cut or boost for incredible control over your sound. It can create scooped-mid rhythm tones with massive low end, add natural sounding warmth to a quacky acoustic pickup, eliminate onstage feed-back, and much more. You can also use the Six Band EQ in the effects loop of your amp for a lead boost shaped shaped by you. The 10 Band EQ has the same upgrades as the 6 Band EQ but has a second output so you can run two separate signal chains. The 10 Band EQ will aid you with tuning your bass or guitar rig to any room in seconds allowing you to create great low-end, add punch, level, and treble response to a you pedal board and it also works great shaping and warming up an electro acoustic. The ETA for the 6 & 10 Band EQ’s is February.
MXR Il Diavolo Overdrive
The Il Diavolo Overdrive, designed in collaboration with premier Italian pedal designer Carlo Sorasio, features a classic circuit that’s been hot-rodded for enhanced mid range and low end frequencies. Thanks to the Hi/Low switch, this pedal gives you access to a wide range of symmetrical and asymmetrical tones, from a smooth organic boost to sweet, smoky overdrive to full on-grind. The ETA for the Il Diavolo Overdrivep is March.
MXR Sub Octave Bass Fuzz
The Sub Octave Bass Fuzz will give you thunderous low end with earth-shaking fuzz. To achieve this, the MXR engineers have combined the Growl section of the Bass Octave Deluxe with a long-forgotten fuzz circuit. With three separate output level controls for the fuzz, sub octave, and dry signals, you can create your own array and tone combinations whilst maintaining the natural sound of you instrument. Its very versatile as the fuzz section has tone controls and two switchable voices—warm and compressed or bright and aggressive.The Mid Level adjustment control, also allows you to give your dry signal some more punch in the midrange. The ETA for the Sub Octave Bass Fuzz is June.
There are 5 new pedals being added to the Jimi Hendrix range.
Sporting great artwork by Gered Mankowitz, the Univibe, Fuzz Face models and Octavio are available in the standard MXR housing with a few tweaks to boot!
The Fuzz Face has the same circuit as the Dallas Arbiter Fuzz Face unit Hendrix employed in the late ’60s.
The Gypsy Fuzz Face gives you the Band of Gypsy’s era Fuzz tones with the addition of a Tone control knob for sonic fine-tuning.
The Uni-Vibe Chorus/Vibrato that Jimi used during the Band of Gypsys era is and will always by undeniably associated with Jimi from this period in his career. Jimi utilised the phasey, chorusy, Leslie sound from his original Shin-ei unit but this new pedal doesn’t require its own pedal board!
The Octavio has the same sonic pallate as the larger ‘Cheese Wedge’ Octavio that Jimi used but like the other pedals mentioned above, these pedals are all in more pedal board friendly Phase 90 sized housing, have LED status, true-bypass switching and a 9-volt power jack option.
Jimi Hendrix was one of the first guitar gods to embrace the Wah and this new pedal is crafted to deliver the same dynamic tonal sweep of Jimi’s original Italian-made Thomas Organ unit but it has been shrunk in the wash to be more pedal board friendly and has a classy chrome top rocker and black gator base and has True Bypass switching. The ETA for these Hendrix pedals is June.
Mr ‘Way Huge‘, Jeorge Tripps has been busy too and delivered us 2 new Fuzz pedals to enjoy…
The Conquistador Fuzzstortion is an aggressive gated fuzz that uses simplicity to get what you need with a Volume, Tone, Fuzz control setup to dial in your sound.
The Russian-Pickle Fuzz dishes out smooth, creamy fuzz tones with a clear mid range to cut through the mix and a fat bottom end that keeps your sound thick and full. Again, simplicity is the order of the day with Volume, Tone, and Distortion controls. Like any well designed Fuzz, this pedal will be perfect for Bass players too so whether you’re going for ’90s-era grunge, swinging stoner grooves, or raw two-piece garage rock riffage, the Russian-Pickle Fuzz is the perfect comrade for your pedal board.The ETA for the Conquistador Fuzzstortion & Russian Pickle is March.
If there’s one company that’s forever associated with the history and evolution of Wah Wah pedal, it’s certainly Jim Dunlop.
This 50th Anniversary Wah is gold plated celebrates the 50 years since the original pedal hit the market in 1967, opening a whole new world of sonic expression for guitar players. This pedal will be very limited in numbers and the ETA is June.