The Hamstead Ascent is a pedal that can boost your guitar signal by 20 dB. Yes there’s loads of boost pedals out there. But not quite like this one. It was built by the touring tech teams of some pretty famous bands, including AC/DC, Biffy Clyro, Iggy Pop and Queen. The makers of this pedal are using the proceeds to help support music industry workers whose livelihoods have vanished because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hamstead Ascent Boost
This new boost pedal is a single-knob affair, providing 20 dB of transparent gain – just the ticket when your sound needs some extra output, perhaps to slam the front end of your amp or just giving you a lift to stand out during a solo. Each pedal will be hand soldered, signed and dated by the tech that built it. The guys building these work with famous bands including Mumford & Sons, Queen and The 1975.
Help Musicians Charity
Designed in Great Britain and with 100% analogue signal path, 10% of the profits from each pedal goes to the Help Musicians charity. Peter Hamstead’s design includes a ±15v internally isolated power with super-high 30 V headroom, plus a VCA-based design for a linear and transparent boost.
The Ascent also uses the standard OptoKick footswitch from Daniel Steinhardt and the team at TheGigRig, who are also donating 15% of the cost of every switch to the cause.
We should see the first batch of Hamstead Ascent pedals shipping from 24 July. If you would like one then follow my link below to the Reverb store page and grab your self a sweet analogue boost. And you’ll be helping a worthy cause.
RRP – GBP 159 / USD 199