More new pedals from Dunlop/MXR announced. After unveiling the Timmy Overdrive earlier this week, we now get the Crybaby Q Zone Fixed Wah for guitarists and the Thump Bass Preamp for bass players.
Cry Baby Q Zone Fixed Wah
If you like that ‘cocked’ wah sound but don’t get on with wah pedals, then the Cry Baby Q Zone could be for you.
Instead of fiddling with a conventional wah’s rocking pedal, the Q Zone lets you directly dial in that ‘sweet spot’. It has a simple, three knob layout that control the volume, bandpass shape and frequency centre.
Personally, I think this is a really expensive way of getting a ‘Cocked Wah’ tone. I get that not everyone wants a wah pedal, but convenient or not, I don’t think it’s worth it. Then again, I love wah pedals and own over a dozen, so I’m probably not the target market for this type of pedal anyway.
RRP – USD 149.99
MXR Thump Bass Preamp
The new MXR Thump Bass Preamp is based on the classic Echoplex Preamp and has the same tone-sweetening effect on bass. It has treble and bass controls for you to cut or boost frequencies at 8 kHz and 4 Hz. A mid knob cuts or boosts the midrange as determined by the frequency knob, ranging between 250 Hz – 1 kHz.
Should be a useful tool for players looking to add more boost and that extra ‘oomph’ to their bass signal.
RRP – USD 129.99