Goodrich Sound to release OMNI volume pedal with both active and passive modes

Goodrich Sound has announced its new ‘OMNI’ volume pedal, which features both active and passive modes, switchable by the push of a button.

Parallel inputs and outputs are available on either side of its aluminium die cast body. This pedal also includes a tuner out on both sides, and while in active mode, utilises Goodrich’s signature impedance matching circuitry.

“Finally, a volume pedal that works great for all situations ¬– great for guitar and pedal steel,” said Greg Leisz (Eric Clapton, Lucinda Williams, John Mayer).

“I love the active/passive option and, as opposed to most volume pedals, it gets louder in the right place in the throw – the volume just blooms perfectly!”

Goodrich says the Omni Pedal is a result of “painstaking development and the input of professional musicians and the industry’s top engineers”.

“We made a list of all of the features that they (and we) wanted and set out to deliver on that,” explained Kevin Ryan, Goodrich Sound President. “I am proud that it represents the next step in the evolution of volume pedals, able to adapt to any situation from studio perfection to onstage antics, from pristine active mode to a more earthy passive sound, from lefty pedal boards to sticky barroom floors.”

Goodrich Sound is an American volume pedal manufacturer that has been producing hand-tuned, balanced and tested pedals and electronics since 1965. Their volume pedals are an intrinsic part of American music history as the professional choice of pedal steelers and guitarists of such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel, Bruce Springsteen and more.

When Goodrich founders Ollie and Curt retired in 2015, the brand was purchased by Jim Palanscar and Kevin Ryan, whom are debuting the revival of this legacy brand with newly developed as well as classic product.

The OMNI Pedal will be available at independent retailers and select online shops as of March 1st, 2018. It has a SRP of $479.

Goodrich Sound will also be previewing the new pedal at NAMM 2018 on booth #1947



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