Innovating Sconic Escellence
Today, the respected and recently resurrected Canadian brand Diamond Pedals is re-launching, with an all-new line up of devices. We are also extremely proud to announce that ADG is partnering with the brand to distribute Diamond Pedals across all of Europe and the United Kingdom.
Main Brand Features:
- Concise range of pedals with a rich legacy
- Updated versions of the original circuit designs
- High-quality components
- Simple, yet versatile designs with a focus on usability
- Handmade in Montreal, Canada
The first of the re-released Diamond models includes the venerable MEMORY LANE – digital Bucket Brigade Delay (dBBD), their legendary Compressors resurrected as COMP/EQ and BASS COMP/EQ, the DRIVE (that revives the original J-Drive) and the TREMOLO, all faithfully re-created, expanded with new features and circuit upgrades and made ready for the modern era.
The entire updated Diamond Pedals range is available and shipping from Audio Distribution Group now!
The legend is back!
Originally founded by Michael Knappe in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2003 Diamond Pedals had a goal to create devices that improve the sound quality of the modern guitar player, while maintaining familiar product usability. In 2005, a new era of innovation in the pedal industry was ushered in. That was the year that Diamond introduced their now legendary Compressor and the game-changing Memory Lane; the world-first all analog tap-tempo Delay
The next few years saw many innovative Diamond designs being brought to the market and many now beloved industry staples would leave the brand’s workbenches. However, in 2020 and right in the midst of the global pandemic, Diamond Pedals was sadly forced to shut down their operations.
Seeking to assist their fellow Canadian brand, SolidGoldFX mastermind Greg Djerrahian reached out to see if he could help out, whether that be assisting with manufacturing, producing parts or other elements of pedal production as they wanted to do whatever it could to “keep this pedal institution alive.” One thing led to another and SolidGoldFX ended up acquiring the Diamond Pedals brand and designs in 2021.
After two long years of endless research, development and tinkering with Diamond’s original and long admired pedal circuits, Greg and his team have launched 5 new devices, all building on the original designs of Diamond’s most iconic flagship pedals.
Reborn, Diamond Pedals will continue the development of sonically excellent and inspiringly innovative effects, with all design and manufacturing now happening in their fully equipped facility located in Montreal, Canada.
Reimagined Bucket Brigade Delay
Blending analog companding, anti-aliasing|reconstruction filters with a bucket brigade style delay line, we have immaculately captured the ethereal essence of the original big-box Memory Lane using Diamond’s innovative digital Bucket Brigade Delay technology (dBBD). Basically what we’re saying is, you get all the goodness of the original Memory Lane in a smaller footprint, over double the delay time, extended frequency response, higher SNR, and at a fraction of the current draw.
This innovative progression of the Memory Lane is defined by 3 distinct delay lines to offer modern or vintage sounds delivering up to 1200ms of lush, modulated repeats.
Next Generation Classic Compressor
There isn’t a compressor that’s more sought after than the Diamond yellow box. This next-gen COMP/EQ maintains the classic circuit architecture while increasing range and functionality. The new EQ section allows you to sculpt your tone in the same box that squashes it (that’s a good thing).
Furthermore, the new Attack switch allows you to go from the signature ultra-snappy Diamond comp style all the way to softer transparent compression.
Return of a Legend
There’s something truly magical about finding the compression sweet-spot on bass. Enter the Diamond BASS COMP/EQ. This bad-boy will go on your board, and never come off. This next- gen compressor maintains the classic circuit architecture while increasing range and functionality.
The new EQ section allows you to sculpt your tone in the same box that squashes it (that’s a good thing). Furthermore, the tilt switch allows you select the fulcrum frequency of the Tilt EQ for sculpting those all-important mids.
Return of the O.G.
Tremolo has been a staple effect since the 60’s. Now it’s time to welcome it to the 21st century. Don’t let your preconceptions fool you, this is not your average trem.
The new Diamond TREMOLO takes what it means to be a tremolo and pushes it well beyond the limits. We started with 11 rhythm control positions, and 3 different modes, but then decided to introduce a secondary tremolo circuit based around a FET that provides a sharp edge, completely killed, tremolo effect.
With the way this circuit chops your signal, we’ve coined it the CHOPPER. With all of this, the updated Diamond Tremolo will be your go-to tone warping machine.
Soaked to the bone in legendary Diamond DNA, the new generation Diamond DRIVE is built on a foundation of signature drive and EQ soundblocks.
Distilling the most desirable and functional elements from the almighty J-Drive, Blaze, and Fireburst pedals, the Diamond Drive combines a warm and wide-ranging overdrive built around a Premium Sound Burr-Brown Op-amp with a dual band, post-gain active EQ.
Authorised ADG dealers can visit the ADG Hub dealer portal for additional information, product pictures, webtexts etc.
Audio Distribution Group is proud to be the exclusive UK and European distributor for Diamond Pedals.