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Electro-Harmonix Introduces 44 Magnum Power Amp And Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi Pedal

The 44 Magnum Power Amp is more powerful than the previous 22 Caliber Guitar Amp, and the Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi features four classic germanium transistors.

Long Island, NY (June 8, 2010) -- Electro-Harmonix announced a new power amp and a new combination overdrive and distortion pedal.

44 Magnum
Following the introduction of the innovative 22 Caliber power amp, Electro-Harmonix presents a more powerful 44-watt version in their smallest pedal-sized package. The 44 Magnum Power Amp, designed with guitar in mind, is also at home with bass, keyboards, or virtually any electric instrument.

The 44 Magnum delivers a broad power range with plenty of headroom. It can also be driven to a natural saturation as the volume is turned up. A Tone switch lets the player select a neutral tone or a top-end boost that adds upper harmonic definition.

44 Magnum Power Amp specs:
  • 4.70″ high x 3.70″ wide x 1.18″deep
  • 24DC-3000 power supply
  • compatible with any speaker cabinet providing an 8 or 16 Ohm load
  • MSRP: $193
  • June 2010 delivery anticipated
Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi
The Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi features two independent circuits, one Overdrive and one Distortion, that can be used individually or in series. The Overdrive and Distortion circuits each use a pair of N.O.S. NKT275 Germanium transistors.

The Overdrive section features independent controls for Gain, Bias, Tone and Volume. The Distortion section provides independent controls for Gain, Bias, Volts and Volume. The Bias controls adjust the tonal character of the distortion by changing the bias of the signal before it is distorted by the Germanium Transistors. The Volts control enables the player to dial back the amount of voltage supplied to the Distortion side and create varying “dying battery” sounds.

Stack the overdrive and distortion in series and the player has two individual control sets that work in combination for a hybrid tonality that can be mixed and balanced. When combined, the four germanium transistors are stacked providing a new power edge in performance.

Germanium 4 Big Muff Pi specs:
  • 4.75” high x 5.75” wide and 1.5” deep
  • true bypass
  • equipped with a battery
  • uses an optional 9DC-100 power supply
  • MSRP: $193
  • shipping date to be announced
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Source: Press Release