Barcelona-based Ananashead Effects has introduced the GT73, a new drive pedal (opens in new tab) that promises to “add some ‘70s doomy grit to your chain.”
The hand-made design is based on the 1973 Matamp GT120 preamp, and sports a master volume control and solid state components rather than tubes.
The six-knob pedal updates the previous big-box GT73, with the original’s JFETs replaced by an SMD equivalent.
Controls are Master, Bass-Boost, Presence, Volume, Treble and Bass, with the original Drive control fixed on the “Stage Bright” setting and the Bass-Boost rotary switch changed out for a potentiometer, allowing for a reduced enclosure size.
Other features include shielded inputs and outputs, a 9VDC input and true bypass switching,
The GT73 is offered for 140 € (approx. $170). For more information or to purchase, check out Ananashead Effects (opens in new tab).