NAMM 2020: Dunlop drops a huge release of pedals, set-up kits and signature picks

Including a new bass preamp, fixed wah, fuzz and more.

MXR Thump Bass Preamp

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NAMM 2020: Dunlop has unveiled a slew of new pedals, set-up kits and signature picks, aimed at guitarists and bassists alike.


MXR Thump Bass Preamp

With the Echoplex Preamp circuit as the base, the MXR Thump Bass Preamp (pictured above) has the same tone-sweetening effect on bass as the original has on guitar. Treble and bass knobs allow users to cut or boost frequencies at 8 kHz and 4 Hz respectively, while the mid knob cuts or boosts the midrange as determined by the frequency knob, ranging from 250 Hz to 1 kHz.

The MXR Thump Bass Preamp retails for $129.99.

Cry Baby Q Zone Fixed Wah

Cry Baby Q Zone WahFans of the ‘cocked’ wah will appreciate the Cry Baby Q Zone’s simple approach to achieving that sound. Instead of messing around with a wah’s rocker, the Q Zone provides immediate access to that sweet spot with a simple three-knob layout for controlling volume, bandpass shape and frequency centre.

The Cry Baby Q Zone Fixed Wah retails for $149.99.

Way Huge Smalls Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz

Way Huge Smalls Swollen Pickle FuzzThe Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz is now in its third iteration and continues to provide ample amounts of signal saturation from a pedalboard-friendly housing. Aside from the usual Loudness, Sustain and Filter controls, the Scoop and Crunch switches can be used to alter the midrange character and compression intensity. Conversely, flipping both the Scoop and Crunch switches down returns the pedal to a classic three-knob Swollen Pickle setup.

The Way Huge Smalls Swollen Pickle Jumbo Fuzz retails for $129.99.


John Petrucci Trinity Pick & John Petrucci Pick Variety Pack

Built for speed and flexibility, the John Petrucci Trinity pick is based on the Jazz III’s design and features a custom three-sided shape for superior handling. The Trinity picks are also made of Ultex, resulting in a bright and articulate tone. Also available is the John Petrucci Pick Variety pack, which includes all four of Petrucci’s signature Dunlop picks and a total of six picks per pack.

The John Petrucci Trinity Pick and Pick Variety Pack both retail for $9.99 (six picks).

Jimi Hendrix ’69 Psych Series Picks

Authentic Hendrix Pysch 69 PicksBuilding on the success of the Jimi Hendrix ’69 Series micro pedals, Dunlop has released a collection of six genuine celluloid picks commemorating Hendrix’s two-hour-long closing set for Woodstock 1969, featuring artwork by UK-based design team ILOVEDUST.

The Jimi Hendrix ’69 Psych Series Picks retail for $14.56 (six picks).

Hetfield’s White Fang Pick Tin

James Hetfield White Fang Pick TinDunlop has engineered Hetfield’s White Fang picks around the Flow Standard Pick 1.0mm, adding features like the Black Fang’s blended beveled edges, a custom grip design and increasing the thickness to 1.14mm. The end result is the White Fang pick, which can also be purchased in batches of six, housed in a specially designed tin.

The Hetfield White Fang Pick Tin retails for $14.56.

Gator Grip Jazz III Pick

Gator Grip Jazz IIIThe Gator Grip Jazz III is the result of combining the Jazz III’s shape with the tactile sensation of Gator Grip. Its beveled edges provide a smooth attack and soft release, while the matte surface ensures a secure, non-slip grip.

The Gator Grip Jazz III picks retail for $4.65 (6 picks).

Flow Standard 1.14mm Picks

Flow Standard PickFlow picks are now available in gauge 1.14mm for an even thicker sound. The pick retains its beveled edge for quick string-release and a low-profile grip for firm control.

The Flow Standard 1.14mm picks retail for $6.59 (six picks)

System 65 Complete Setup and String Change Kits

System 65 Complete Setup KitDunlop’s new System 65 Complete Setup and String Change kits are now available for both guitarists and bassists. The Complete Setup Kit provides all the tools necessary for a quick string change right down to a full set-up, while the String Change Kit includes tools like a Stringwinder and a multi-tool to make changing strings a more streamlined affair.

The System 65 Complete Setup and String Change Kits retail for $79.99 and $39.99, respectively.

Jimi Hendrix ’69 Psych Series Straps

Authentic Hendrix 69 Pysch StrapsTo commemorate Hendrix’s two-hour performance at Woodstock 1969, Dunlop has collaborated with UK-based design team ILOVEDUST to release these 2.5”-wide jacquard straps.

The Jimi Hendrix ’69 Psych Series Straps list for $46.99 each.

Designer Jacquard Straps

Jacquard StrapsDunlop has added six new designs to its collection of designer jacquard straps, featuring vibrant and colourful patterns conceived by Dunlop’s in-house artists. Each strap is pull-tested to 200 pounds, features genuine leather ends and is compatible with Dunlop’s Straplok Retainer System.

The Designer Jacquard Straps list for $39 each.

BMF Leather Tri-Glide Strap

BMF Leather Tri Glide StrapThe BMF Tri-Glide Strap’s unique tri-glide adjuster allows users to make on-the-fly adjustments to their strap’s length. The 2.5”-wide strap uses soft leather for player comfort and requires only a short break-in period for the leather to become seasoned.

The BMF Leather Tri-Glide Leather Strap list for $$79.99 each.

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