12 new pedals and effects units for March 2018

Our favorite new stompbox announcements, releases and rumors from February to March 2018.

Every month, we’ll compile a few lists of gear that’s fresh out of the oven. Here’s one devoted to pedals.

Origin Effects RevivalDRIVE

Origin effects revivaldrive

The two-channel stompbox emulates the full circuitry of a tube amp—preamp, phase inverter, power amp and rectifier stages included.

Dusky Electronics Mandorla


Dusky Mandorla

Taking cues from vintage tweed amps and treble boost pedals, the Mandorla harnesses the unpredictability of a MOSFET circuit to deliver even-order harmonic distortion.

Morley Mini Pedals

Morley Mini Pedals Power Wah Volume Maverick Switchless Wah Volume Plus

Measuring under seven inches in length and five inches in width, Morley’s three new Mini units are pint-sized versions of the brand’s popular wahs and volume pedals.

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Flat Light Textural Flange Shifter

Old Blood Noise Flatlight Flanger pedal

Its mouthful of a name reflects the stompbox’s features: It’s a flanger, echo and pitch-shifter rolled into one.

J Rockett Audio Designs Melody EQ/Overdrive


J Rockett Audio Mark Lettieri Melody

The stompbox does exactly what it says on the tin: It marries an overdrive with a six-band graphic equalizer.

BluGuitar AMP1 Mercury Edition

Spaceman Effects Mercury IV

It’s less a guitar pedal and more a nanotube-driven amp head that churns out a blistering 100 watts.

Pigtronix Ringmaster Analog Multiplier

The Ringmaster is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a ring modulator, harmonizer and tremolo rolled into one—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Taurus Amplification Servo

Taurus Servo

In the words of its makers, the Servo pedal “does not change the guitar sound properties.” Rather, it enhances the harmonics of the instrument’s signal, in effect saturating and enriching your tone.

Spaceman Effects Mercury IV
Spaceman Effects Mercury IV

The Mercury IV is an all-analog device—with a vintage gemanium transistor, no less—to kick your tone up a notch.

JPTR FX Fernweh Multi Echo

JPTR FX Fernweh Delay pedal

The pedal’s a dual delay that can issue out sounds that range from an atmospheric haze to elaborate rhythmic patterns.

ZVEX Effects ’59 Sound Vertical

ZVEX Effects 59 Sound Vertical

It’s the same ’59 Sound you know and love, but in a pedalboard-friendlier enclosure.

Deep Space Devices Red Ghost
Deep Space Devices Red Ghost

The Red Ghost is a distortion pedal that offers a swathe of brutal tones through a single knob and two switches. (And you gotta love that artwork, too.)

Read our picks of the latest guitars here and the latest amps here.