Hamstead Soundworks has unveiled its new Ascent clean boost pedal.
Created by Hamstead in partnership with a group of backline techs who've worked with AC/DC, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Iggy Pop and more, the Ascent is a pure clean boost pedal featuring 20dB of gain, ±15v internally isolated power for 30v headroom, buffered or true bypass operation and an OptoKick footswitch built by TheGigRig (opens in new tab).
Each Ascent pedal is hand-soldered, signed and dated by the tech that built it, while Daniel Steinhardt and TheGigRig team are contributing 15 percent of the cost of every footswitch.
The Hamstead Soundworks Ascent clean boost pedal will be available - exclusively on Reverb (opens in new tab) - starting July 24 for $199. Profits will go directly to the techs that built the pedals, while an additional 10 percent of the profits will be donated to helpmusicians.org.uk (opens in new tab).
For more info on the pedal, stop by hamsteadsoundworks.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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