Amptweaker unveils trio of new feature-packed Bass Jr effects pedals

Amptweaker's ingenious line-up of drives have earned their fair share of plaudits over the years, and the James Brown-led company has now expanded the downsized Jr range to the low-end, with the release of three new bass overdrive pedals.

The Bass TightDrive Jr, TightRock Jr and TightMetal Jr include the same range of features as their guitar incarnations, including three-position tight switches, EQ switches and built-in noise gates, but offer a tweaked EQ and dry/low blend to maintain bass frequencies.

True bypass switching and 9-18V operation are also onboard, as well as no-tools-required battery access. Neat.

The Bass TightDrive Jr, TightRock Jr and TightMetal Jr are available now for $170 each direct from Amptweaker.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.