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ELECTRIC GUITARS
ACOUSTIC GUITARS
UKES, MANDOLINS, & BANJOS
ELECTRIC BASSES
ACOUSTIC BASSES
AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS
EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS
ACCESSORIES
PERFORMANCE GEAR
RECORDING TOOLS
KEYBOARDS
MOBILE IOS

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player. Equipped with a proprietary power amp and supply designed specifically for
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Response (FIR) lter technology to optimize
transducer linearity for the smoothest possible sound
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peak and thermal transducer protection safeguard
your investment.
Complete full-function DSP control via a single-knob
interface. LCD screen for easy system set-up and
monitoring, with EQ presets for function (music, live,
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volume control to ensure optimal gain structure. Multiple
crossover settings for subwoofers, parametric room EQ,
and delay controls allow for more precise conguration.
Subs feature a preset for true cardioid performance.
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compression drivers).
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plywood enclosures nished with EVCoat. Eight mounting points
for permanent installations (full-range models). Custom die-cast
aluminum pole cups, handles and hardware.
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Pedal-Lock
Lil Luber/Groove Luber/Bench Luber

T. P. Dodd, Inc.

Big Bends LLC

Available now

Available Now

Pedal-Lock stops sustain pedal slippage is convenient, affordable, lightweight, subtle


works with any pedal, stand, height adjustment - holds several pedals - fold up with the
stand or remove and bundle cords great for guitar, drums etc.
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Big Bends LLC is proud to


introduce the complete line
of Nut Sauce tuning lubricant
applicators: the 0.5cc Lil Luber
for the guitar hobbyist; the 1.5cc
Groove Luber for the serious
player; and the 6cc Bench Luber
for the guitar tech or repair shop.
Accept no imitation!
Lil Luber $12.45
Groove Luber $24.95
Bench Luber 59.95
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1(888)788-BEND

TuskBuffer Mammoth Ivory Guitar Picks


TuskBuffer

PrePlay
Graph Tech Guitar Labs
Available Now

PrePlay cleans your hands and neutralizes the acids in


your hand to increase string life, and save your hardware
from rust and corro-sion. A quick shot of PrePlay before
your play and your ready to tear it up. Each bottle contains
approx. 200 applications.
MSRP $19.95
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#5-7551 Vantage Way, Delta, BC
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Made from legal and ethical fossil Woolly Mammoth Ivory,


TuskBuffer picks offer outstanding tone, superior grip,
unbelievable accuracy and lightning fast leads. Young or
old, beginner or pro, every player should have at least one
TuskBuffer pick in their bag of tricks. Besides, its Mammoth Ivory...and thats
just plain cool!
MSRP: $22.00 37.50
www.TuskBuffer.net
No sales to NY or NJ

FRETLIGHTZ
FRETLORD Guitar & Bass Lighting Accessories
Available now

LED Fret board illuminator. Angle adjustable, clip mounts to headstock strings.
Enhances the player's ability to see hand positioning on the instrument in low light
performance environments, while turning your instrument into a visually entrancing
spectacle!
MSRP: $9.99
5 color options
https://www.facebook.com/fretlords
954-978-4553
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Custom Guitar Picks by InTuneGP


Guitar Picks, Inc.
Available now

For over 14 years InTune Guitar Picks,


Inc. has been manufacturing and custom
printing guitar picks. Choose from a variety
of materials, thicknesses and shapes. Every
guitar player should have custom guitar picks
and every guitar player can. Use what the
pros use and get your own InTuneGP custom
guitar picks today.
MSRP: Starting at $35 (100 picks)
Quantity pricing available.
www.InTuneGP.com
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
TUSQ Picks

Graph Tech Guitar Labs

When Portability is a Must

Available Now

TUSQ Picks, Three Tones, Three Gauges, Three Shapes. They have a different feel, tone and
articulation than anything else availa-ble. Amazing feel and tone. Check out the independent
YouTube reviews. Love them or your money back! A pack of 6 for $5.95!
Tear Drop / Standard 6 pack - MSRP $5.95
Tear Drop / Standard 72 bulk - MSRP $56.95
Bi Angle 4 pack - MSRP $5.95
Bi Angle 48 bulk - MSRP $56.95
Mixed packs - MSRP $5.95
www.graphtech.com
#5-7551 Vantage Way, Delta, BC
V4G 1C9 Canada
Tel: +1-604-940-5353
sales@graphtech.com

The Fastset Musicians/DJ Utility Table


Available now

The Fastset Musicians/DJ Utility Table


is an extremely stable, collapsible
stand designed specifically for mobile
entertainers. Unlike other platform
style stands and height adjustable
tables, the Fastset table has virtually no
side to side sway and the 42x18 work
surface provides the perfect balance
between space and portability. Sets up,
adjust heights, and folds completely flat
in seconds, weighs only 20 lbs yet easily
supports 150 lbs of gear. Convenience
and versatility make the Fastset table a
must have for anyone on the go.

Protect Your Guitar!

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Zyml

Available Now

All natural Zyml.


www.zymol.com
www.FaceBook.com/zymolmusic

Axe Sack Guitar Maintenance Kit


Big Bends LLC
Available Now

The Axe Sack is a complete maintenance and


tuning stabalizer kit.
INCLUDES: 0.5cc Nut Sauce applicator, Gloss
Sauce Polish, Fret Board Juice, Guitar String
Wipes, an AXS Wipe polishing cloth, 2 stickers,
and a Muslin bag (made in the USA) to keep it
all in. This kit: stabilizes tuning, stops string
breakage, polishes guitar and moisturizes
fretboard, cleans strings, and makes you
smile.
MSRP: $44.98
www.bigbends.com
1(888)788-BEND

Changing Strings?
Duck's Deluxe
Available Now

Adjusts for hollow bodies AND solid bodies


- fits in a guitar case - rubber padded neck
cradle and legs - Power String Winder
included - 100% Wood - Change strings make adjustments anywhere. Branded,
oiled, polished wood creates functional art!
MSRP: $24.95
www.ducksdeluxe.com
702-878-4948

Ratio: Tuned Machine Heads


Graph Tech Guitar Labs
Available Now

Ratio Tuned machine heads. Every string has its own, precise
gear ratio, from 12:1 to 39:1. One turn equals one tone - all
strings. Faster, more precise tuning on every string. Available
for acoustic and electric with lots of options. Love them or
your money back!
MSRP $99.99-$109.99
www.graphtech.com
#5-7551 Vantage Way, Delta, BC
V4G 1C9 Canada
Tel: +1-604-940-5353
sales@graphtech.com

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Gnarly Knobs
Gnarly Knobs
Available Now

Our silicone custom tuning peg covers come in 5 different colors with 20 great designs. Bands and
Dealers can customize them as well, and they fit most Strat and Gibson style pegs. So give your
Guitar a brand new look and feel at www.GnarlyKnobs.com! Dealers and Bands, call for pricing.
MSRP: 14.99 per set
www.gnarlyknobs.com
jeffm@gnarlyknobs.com
call Jeff at 732-921-3778

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER
Hofner
Shorty

Full 24.8" scale length. Compact body. Humbucking pickup. Volume and
Tone controls. Padded gig bag included.
$149 street
hofner.com

Peavey
Raptor Custom

Basswood body. Hard maple neck. Rosewood or


maple fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Peavey USA
single-coil pickups. Includes Peavey PowerPlate for
increased sustain.
$169 street
peavey.com

Saga Musical Instruments


Gladiator GL-021RED Modern Series T-Style

Basswood body, Canadian maple neck, 25.5" scale length, chromeplated hardware, two ceramic single-coil pickups.
$179 retail
sagamusic.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Bohemian Guitars
Boho Moonshine

Recycled metal hollow body. Maple neck. Rosewood


fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Single-coil pickups.
$299 retail
bohemianguitars.com

Bohemian Guitars
Boho Motor Oil

Recycled metal hollow body. Maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 24.75"


scale length. Humbucker pickups.
$299 retail
bohemianguitars.com

Bohemian Guitars
Boho Surf Wax

Recycled metal hollow body. Maple neck. Rosewood


fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. P90 pickus.
$299 retail
bohemianguitars.com

Cort
G220

Basswood body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard.


25.5" scale length. Vintage tremolo.
$350 retail
cortguitars.com

Cort
X-4

Basswood body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood


fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. EMG HZ SRO OC1
pickups. Coil tap.
$389 retail
cortguitars.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Dean Guitars
Custom 350 Gloss Natural

Super Strat body-type. Flame maple top, basswood body, and maple neck.
Tune-O-matic bridge, DMT Design pickups.
$299 street
deanguitars.com

Dean Guitars
Michael Amott Tyrant X Splatter

Basswood top and body. Bolt-on maple neck. Rosewood inlays. Grover tuners, Tune-O-matic bridge.
DMT Design pickups.
$299 street
deanguitars.com

Epiphone
Slash AFD Les Paul Performance Pack

Slash-designed Les Paul Special-II. Appetite Amber


finish. Built-in Shadow E-Tuner. Premium gig bag.
15-watt Slash Snakepit amp. Custom signature picks.
Free online lessons from eMedia. Also available
without amp.
$299 street
epiphone.com

Fender
Special Edition Blacktop Jazzmaster HH Stripe

Dual humbucking pickups and all-black look featuring a Candy Apple Red
racing stripe.
$499 retail
fender.com

Jay Turser
JT-JG-CAR

Jaguar-style solid body. Maple neck with rosewood


fingerboard. 24.5" scale length. Single-coil pickups.
Candy Apple Red finish with matching painted
headstock.
$299 retail
jayturser.com

Optek Music Systems, Inc.


FG-521

Strat-styled guitar with alder body and stratabond birch neck. One
humbucker and two single-coil pickups. 3-way pickup toggle switch.
Advanced polymer fretboard with built-in Fretlight LED learning system.
$499 retail
fretlight.com

Optek Music Systems, Inc.


Fretlight 5

Entry-level guitar with alder body and maple neck.


Advanced polymer fretboard with built-in Fretlight
LED learning system in the first 5 frets.
$249 retail
fretlight.com

Peavey
AT-200 with Auto-Tune by Antares

Solid basswood body. Maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale


length. Automatic tuning with no moving parts. Peavey humbucking
pickups.
$499 street
peavey.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Peavey
Riptide

Canadian hard-rock maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale


length. Two custom-wound single-coil pickups. Grover tuners.
$399 street
peavey.com

Saga Musical Instruments


Gladiator GL-111CHS Vintage S-Style

Basswood body, Canadian maple neck, 25.5" scale


length, vintage-style nickel-plated hardware. Three
Wilkinson Alnico single-coil pickups.
$295 retail
sagamusic.com

Saga Musical Instruments


Gladiator GL-121VGR Modern Vintage T-Style

Basswood body, Canadian maple neck, 25.5" scale length, vintage-style


nickel-plated hardware. Two ceramic single-coil pickups.
$295 retail
sagamusic.com

Slick
SL50

Solid ash with aged finish and Slick-aged pickups.


$239 retail
guitarfetish.com

Slick
SL60

Solid ash with aged finish and Slick-aged pickups.


$259 retail
guitarfetish.com

Squier
Classic Vibe Stratocaster 50s

As the Stratocaster turns 60, Squiers Classic Vibe


Stratocaster 50s still delivers unmistakable 50s-era
Strat vibe and tone with the same great features as
before, now with the addition of an elegant Sherwood
Green Metallic finish option.
$379 retail
squierguitars.com

Squier
Vintage Modified 72 Tele Thinline

Semi-hollow ash body and white pearloid pickguard, maple neck and fingerboard, six-saddle string-through-body. Wide Range humbuckers.
$299 retail
squierguitars.com

Xaviere
XV555

Solid mahogany. Solid maple top. Double-locking


tremolo. GFS Hi Output pickups.
$269 retail
guitarfetish.com

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Godin
Montreal Premiere Supreme

BRYAN TURNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Figured flame-maple on Canadian


wild-cherry top, back, and sides with
a "breathe-through" carved-spruce
core. Mahogany set-neck. Bound
Richlite fretboard. Seymour Duncan
humbuckers.
$2,095 street
godinguitars.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Carvin
SCB6

Maple neck through alder body. Classic Series C22 humbuckers. Available
as a custom order from Carvins USA Custom Shop.
$869 street
carvin.com

Carvin
SCB7

Bevel top 7-string guitar with a maple neck through an


alder body. 24 frets. D26 humbuckers in the neck and
bridge.Customize by choosing from a huge selection
of USA Custom Shop woods, finishes, inlays, fretwire,
hardware, and more.
$969 street
carvin.com

Cort
CR230

Mahogany body and neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. EMG
HZ SRO OC1 pickups. Coil tap.
$525 retail
cortguitars.com

Epiphone
Ltd Ed Union Jack Sheraton Outfit

5-layer laminated maple body and top. Mahogany neck.


Rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Gibson
USA Mini-Humbucker pickups.
$899 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Ltd Ed 2014 Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outfit

Solid mahogany body. Hard maple top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups
$699 street
epiphone.com

ESP Guitars
LTD Ride the Lightning

Alder body with maple neck. 25.5" scale length. Ebony


fingerboard with 24 XJ frets. EMG 60 and EMG 81
active pickups. Metallica logo inlay. Includes ESP
form-fit case with Metallica logo and certificate of
authenticity.
$999 street
espguitars.com

EVH
Wolfgang WG-T Standard Tunamatic

Basswood body with a flat top. EVH Tunamatic bridge. Maple neck and
fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets. EVH Wolfgang humbucking pickups, and
EVH tuners.
$666 retail
evhgear.com

Fender
60s Jazzmaster Lacquer

Nitrocellulose lacquer finish in classic Surf Green. Dual


American Vintage Jazzmaster pickups.
$999 retail
fender.com

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Framus
Mayfield Custom Quilted Maple
GP Editors' Pick Award Winner,
October 2014!
Laminated AAA quilted-maple arched
top and back, solid AAA quilted-maple
sides. Tigerstripe ebony fretboard on
flamed-maple neck, 24.75" scale, 12"
radius. Graph Tech Tusq low-friction
nut. Plek Invisible Fretwork on 22
extra-high-jumbo frets. Locking Graph
Tech Ratio tuners with wooden knobs.
Tone Pros bridge. Two Seymour Duncan
APH-1 humbuckers. Cleartone strings
(.010-.046). Weighs in at 7.12 lbs.
$4,899 street
framus.de
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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Fender
Classic Player Baja 60s Telecaster

Alder body. Rosewood fingerboard and C-shaped neck profile. Single-coil American Vintage 52 Tele and 58 Tele pickups. American Vintage string-through body
Telecaster bridge. Deluxe gig bag included.
$799 retail
fender.com

Floyd Rose
International Series

Basswood body, 22-fret American maple bolt-on


neck and rosewood fretboard. Floyd Rose custom
humbuckers. 1000 Series tremolo system, chrome
hardware, and ProRockGear straplocks.
$609-723 street
floydrose.com

Godin
Empire Sunburst P90 HG

Silver leaf maple body. Rock maple neck. Rosewood or maple fingerboard. 24 3/4"
scale. Godin Kingpin P90 pickups. Wraparound bridge.
$595 street
richmodguitarscanada.com

Gretsch
G5420T Electromatic Hollowbody

Maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with 22


medium jumbo frets, silver plexi pickguard, and
Bigsby-licensed B60 vibrato tailpiece.
$799 street
gretschguitars.com

Hofner
Verythin Contemporary (CT)

Ultra-thin, flamed maple semi-hollowbody. 22 Frets, Rosewood fretboard. Humbucking pickups. Hard case Included.
$719 street
hofner.com

Jackson
Pro DK2M Limited Run

Alder body, flat-sawn graphite-reinforced maple neck,


24-fret maple fingerboard, Seymour Duncan JB
Zebra and 59 Zebra humbucking pickups, Floyd Rose
bridge, black hardware and Dunlop strap locks.
$999 street
jacksonguitars.com

Jay Turser
JT-1423-BKS

J-Tones 1423 classic single cutaway. Mahogany body. Maple neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 24.5" scale. Humbucker pickups. Black Sparkle finish.
$549 retail
jayturser.com

Jay Turser
JT-MOS-TSB

J-Tones Mosman, Venture Mach 1-style double


cutaway. Mahogany body. Maple neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. P90 Alnico 5 pickups. Tobacco Sunburst finish.
$649 retail
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Lg Guitars
A200BRS

European poplar body with figured mahogany top. 24-fret Indonesian rosewood fingerboard with pearloid inlays. Dual EMG HZ humbuckers,
$699 street
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MTD Kingston Guitar


Rubicon-22

Carved alder body. Asymmetrical maple neck. Rosewood or maple fretboard. 22 frets. Two humbuckers.
Buzz Feiten tuning system. 25.5" scale length.
$999 retail
mtdkingston.com

Musicvox
Space Cadet Guitar

Mapleneck, mahoganybody, rosewoodfingerboard. 25.5" scale length.


Musicvox vintage classic pickups. Classic vintage and limited custom
finishes.
$799-899 retail
musicvox.com

Musicvox
MI-5 Guitar 6-String or 12-String

Mapleneck, mahoganybody, rosewoodfingerboard.


25.5" scale length. P-90 or minihumbuckerpickups.
Musicvox vintage special for 12-string. Strungthrough body (6-string ) or hard tail (12- string).
Classic vintage and limited custom finishes.
$799-899 retail
musicvox.com

Musicvox
Space Cadet 12-String

Mapleneck, mahoganybody, rosewoodfingerboard. 25.5" scale length.


Musicvox vintage classic pickups or P-90s. Classic vintage and limited
custom finishes.
$899-999 retail
musicvox.com

Optek Music Systems, Inc.


FG-561

Pro-level guitar with Ash body and stratabond birch


neck. Two Fralin P-92 single-coil pickups. Advanced
polymer fretboard with built-in Fretlight LED learning system.
$899 retail
fretlight.com

PRS Guitars
SE Floyd Custom 24

Beveled maple top with flame maple veneer, mahogany back, 25" scale
length, 24-fret Wide Thin maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Floyd
Rose 1000 series tremolo, SE HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups.
$879 retail
prsguitars.com

Roland
GC-1 GK-Ready Stratocaster

Standard GK-ready Stratocaster with built-in GK-3


pickup system. Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood
or maple fingerboard, 25.5" scale length. Single-coil
pickups.
$899 street
Rolandus.com

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Strobel Guitars
Rambler Classic Guitar

Professional electric travel guitar. Solid maple body with flamey maple top.
Maple neck with rosewood fretboard. 24.5" scale length. Easily disassembles to fit in a briefcase. Dual Humbucker pickups with tone and volume
controls.
$599 retail
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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999


Buzz Feiten Guitars
Blues Pro

Alder body with flame maple top. 25.5" scale length.


2-piece quarter-sawn maple neck. Maple or rosewood
fingerboard. BF 109 bridge pickup and BF120 neck
pickup (both are Alnico 5, hum canceling). Thorsen
mini-toggle switch (passive series/parallel) top-load
bridge. Body Lok comfort rout.
$2,395 street
buzzfeitenguitars.com

Buzz Feiten Guitars


T-Pro

Alder body, spruce top. 25.5" scale length. 2-piece quarter-sawn maple neck.
Maple or rosewood fingerboard, Buzz Feiten-designed, T-style bridge
pickup; BF 120 neck pickup (both are Alnico 5, hum-canceling). Top-load
bridge. Body Lok comfort rout.
$1,995 retail
buzzfeitenguitars.com

Carvin
Neil Zaza Signature NZ624

Carved top. Mahogany body and set-in neck. Carved


quilt maple top. C22 humbuckers. Available from
Carvins USA Custom Shop.
$2,199 street
carvin.com

Charvel
Super Stock SD1 FR

Limited-run Super Stock SD1 FR with Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish and
San Dimas body. Maple neck with 22 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan 59 and
JB humbucking pickups. Floyd Rose FRTO1000 double-locking tremolo
bridge.
$1,600 retail
charvelguitars.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


Axis Super Sport Semi-Hollowbody

Semi-hollow basswood with bookmatched figured


maple top, maple neck with rosewood or maple
fingerboard. Dimarzio Humbucking or Vintage Style
MM-90 soapbar pickups.
$2,675 retail
music-man.com

ESP Guitars
E-II ST-2 Maple

Basswood body. Flamed maple top. Bolt-on maple neck. Maple fingerboard.
25.5" scale length. Floyd Rose Original bridge. DiMarzio Custom Wound
(Steve Blucher Design) passive pickups.
$1,599 street
espguitars.com

EVH
Stripe Series Circles

Basswood body, quarter-sawn maple neck with oiled


finish, fast and smooth compound-radius maple
fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets. EVH direct-mount
pickup. EVH Floyd Rose with D-Tuna bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners.
$1,199 retail
evhgear.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
EVH
Wolfgang Special Flame Maple

Arched top basswood body and flame maple top. Quarter-sawn maple neck with
oil finish, maple fingerboard, 22 jumbo frets. Dual EVH Wolfgang direct-mount
humbucking pickups. EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners.
$1,517 retail
evhgear.com

Godin
Inuk Ambiance Steel HG

Electro-acoustic fretted 11-string. Chambered


mahogany body. Solid spruce top. Mahogany neck.
Ebony fingerboard and bridge, 23.03" scale length.
Custom-voiced electronics and dual-source preamp
with four sound-imaging mic settings.
$1,595 street
godinguitars.com

Godin
Montreal Premiere Supreme

Figured flame-maple atop Canadian wild cherry top, back, and sides with a
breathe-through carved spruce core. Mahogany set-neck. Bound Richlite
fingerboard. Seymour Duncan humbucker pickups.
$2,095 street
godinguitars.com

Guild Guitars
M-75 Aristocrat

Laminated spruce top with solid mahogany back and


mahogany sides. 3-piece mahogany and maple neck.
24.5" scale length. Single-coil pickups.
$1,049 street
guildguitars.com

Guild Guitars
Starfire III with Bigsby

Mahogany top, back, and sides, dual anti-hum pickups, 24.75" scale length.
$1,099 street
guildguitars.com

Hagstrom
Pat Smear Signature PASS-BLK

Mahogany body with carved maple top. Mahogany set


neck with resinator fingerboard. 24.75" scale length.
Custom 58 Humbuckers. Black gloss finish.
$1,099 retail
hagstrom.com

Hagstrom
Super Swede SUSWECU-CHS

Mahogany body with maple top. Set mahogany neck with resinator fingerboard.
25.5" scale length. H90-S pickups. Champagne Sparkle finish.
$1,099 retail
hagstrom.com

Hagstrom
Viking DLX Custom VIKDLXCUS-BCF

Semi-hollow body. Contoured flame maple ply body.


Canadian hard maple set neck with resinator fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Hagstrom HJ-50 custom
pickups. Black Cherry finish.
$1,199 retail
hagstrom.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Hofner
Verythin Single Cutaway

Ultra-thin, semi-hollowbody. Spruce top. 22 frets. Ebony fretboard. Minihumbucking pickups. Hard case included. Made in Germany.
$1,549 street
hofner.com

Ibanez
JSM10VYS John Scofield Signature

Flame maple top, back, and sides. Sapele set-in neck.


Ebony fretboard. Super 58Custom pickups.
$1,466 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
RGIT27FESBF Iron Label 7-string

Ash body, 7-piece maple/walnut Nitro Wizard thru-neck. Ebony fretboard. EMG
707 pickups.
$1,515 retail
ibanez.com

Line 6
JTV-59P

James Tyler-designed modeling electric guitar.


Mahogany neck and body. Maple top. Custom P-90
pickups, New electric and acoustic models and
switchable tunings.
$1,499 street
line6.com

Line 6
JTV-89F

James Tyler-designed modeling electric guitar. Maple neck. Mahogany body.


Two humbuckers. New electric and acoustic models and switchable tunings.
Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo from Graph Tech. Gig bag.
$1,499 street
line6.com

MTD Kingston Guitar


Rubicon-24

Carved alder body. Asymmetrical maple neck. Rosewood or maple fretboard. 25.5" scale length. HSH
pickup combination. Tremolo. Buzz Feiten tuning
system.
$1,099 retail
mtdkingston.com

PRS Guitars
S2 Mira Semi-Hollow

Asymmetric, beveled, thin mahogany body with f-hole, 25" scale length, 22-fret
mahogany Pattern Regular neck. Rosewood fingerboard. PRS S2 locking tuners, PRS Stoptail bridge, gig bag, S2 Mira treble and bass pickups.
$1,269 retail
prsguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Bob Balch Signature

Korina solidbody. 3-piece korina neck. Rosewood 12"


radius fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Railhammer
Bob Balch signature pickups.
$1,139 retail
reverendguitars.com

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Reverend Guitars
Double Agent

Korina solidbody. Maple, satin amber-finish neck. Maple 12" radius fingerboard.
25.5" scale length. Special H bridge, CP90 pickups.
$1,019 retail
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Reverend Guitars
Warhawk RT

Korina solidbody. Three-piece korina neck. Rosewood


12" radius fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Revtron
pickups.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

Roland
G-5 VG Stratocaster

Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood or maple fingerboard, 25.5" scale length. Onboard COSM modeling and tuning modes. Single-coil pickups. Divided pickup.
$1,299 street
Rolandus.com

Roland
G-5A VG Stratocaster

American-made. Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood


fingerboard, 25.5" scale length. Onboard COSM
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Divided pickup.
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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Sandberg
California DC

Alder body for aged finishes, Ash body for matte finishes. Canadian hard
rock maple neck. Ebony, rosewood, or maple fretboard. 25.5" scale length.
Sandberg Vintage Power pickups.
$1,550 street
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Sandberg
Electra DC Black

Alder body. Black high-gloss finish. Canadian hard


rock maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale
length. Sandberg Vintage Power pickups.
$1,385 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Sandberg
Electra DC Butterscotch

Swamp ash. Butterscotch high-gloss finish. Canadian hard rock maple neck.
Maple fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Sandberg Vintage Power pickups.
$1,595 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Strobel Guitars
Rambler Custom

Custom-built professional, electric travel guitar. 24.5"


scale length. Easily disassembles to fit in a briefcase.
Schaller hardware. Choice of tone woods for body,
neck, and fretboard. Choice of color in nitrocellulose
finish. Many additional options available.
$1,599 retail
strobelguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
T3/b

Semihollow body, sapele back and sides, maple top, genuine ebony fingerboard and bridge. Taylor HD humbuckers with 3-way pickup system with
coil splitting capabilities, Bigsby vibrato, roller bridge, color options,
all-gloss finish. Hardshell case.
$2,198 retail
taylorguitars.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe PXS Series PXS29FRFTBBM

Mahogany body with flame maple veneer. Maple


set-neck with ebony fingerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Seymour Duncan pickups. Includes a limited lifetime
warranty.
$1,694 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe Solar Deluxe/Ola Englund Signature
PX-SOLAR17DLXC

7-string. Alder body. Maple neck with ebony fingerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Seymour Duncan pickups. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$2,676 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe Solar/Ola Englund Signature
PX-SOLAR160WHM

Alder body. Maple neck with ebony fingerboard. 25.5"


scale legnth. Seymour Duncan-designed humbuckers.
Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,069 retail
washburn.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Xotic Guitars
Electric Guitar XGC series

Figured maple/mahogany body, 22-fret maple/birdseye maple neck.


$2,900 street
xotic.us

Xotic Guitars
Electric Guitar XGC-JR series

Mahogany body and 22-fret mahogany/Indian


rosewood.
$2,400 street
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Buzz Feiten Guitars
Signature Elite

Alder body with bound AAA flame maple top. 25.5" scale length. 2-piece quarter sawn maple neck. Maple or rosewood fingerboard. BF 109 bridge pickup
and BF120 neck pickup (both are Alnico 5, hum canceling). Thorsen minitoggle switch (passive series/parallel) top-load bridge. Body Lok comfort
rout, all chrome appointments.
$3,295 street
buzzfeitenguitars.com

Collings
290

Solid mahogany body and neck. Rosewood fingerboard.


24 7/8" scale length. Lollar P90 pickups.
$3,050 retail
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Collings
360 ST

Carved alder or ash body. Maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Lollar Vintage
Blackface pickups. 25 1/4" scale length.
$3,800 retail
collingsguitars.com

Collings
I-35 LC

Semi-hollow-laminate maple construction. Mahogany


neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 24 7/8" scale length.
Lollar Imperial humbuckers.
$4,500 retail
collingsguitars.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


Armada MM-90

Mahogany with V-shaped bookmatched mahogany top. Mahogany neck with


rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Vintage-style MM-90 soapbar
pickups.
$3,850 retail
music-man.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


Majesty

Basswood body with mahogany neck-thru construction. 25.5" scale length. Custom Signature Di Marzio
Illuminator humbuckers. Piezo bridge pickups.
$3,500 retail
music-man.com

ESP Guitars
ESP USA Horizon

Mahogany body with quilted maple top and maple neck. 25.5" scale length.
Ebony fingerboard with 24 XJ frets. EMG 66 and EMG 57 Brushed Steel
pickups. Schaller Security Lock. Sperzel locking tuners. TonePros locking TOM
bridge. Includes hardshell case.
$4,299 street
espguitars.com

Framus
1974 Custom NT

German-made hollowbody. Carved top, flame maple


body. Flamed maple neck-through with tiger stripe
ebony fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Seymour
Duncan pickups. Tobacco Sunburst finish.
$7,099 retail
framus.com

Framus
Idolmaker

German made. Mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top. Set mahogany neck
with Tigerstripe ebony fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Seymour Duncan
pickups. Nirvana Black Stain finish.
$6,999 retail
framus.com

Framus
Mayfield Legacy

German made. Laminated mahogany top and back.


Solid mahogany sides. Mahogany set neck with
rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale length. Seymour
Duncan SP90 RWRP / SP90 Vintage Soapbar P90
pickups. Natural finish.
$4,899 retail
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Precise recreation of Waddy Wacthels original 1960 Les Paul. Hand-aged, featuring custom-wound Custom Bucker pickups, hide-glue neck construction in a
limited edition of up to 300.
$7,332 street
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Gibson Custom, a Division of Gibson Brands


Collectors Choice #26, 1959 Les Paul,
serial #9-0653, aka Whitford Burst
Precise recreation of Brad Whitfords original 1959
Les Paul. Hand-aged, featuring custom-wound
Custom Bucker pickups, hide-glue neck construction
in a limited edition of up to 300.
$7,998 street
gibson.com

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Robby Krieger LA Woman 1954 Les Paul

Precise recreation of Robby Kriegers 1954 Les Paul Custom.50 hand-aged by


Gibson Custom and hand-signed by Robby Krieger, 100 hand aged, and 150
appointed with Gibson Customs VOS Specs.
$6,665-$9,165 street
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Gretsch
G6120 Chet Atkins Hollow Body, Limited
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Limited-edition with rock maple neck and ebony fingerboard, High Sensitive FilterTron pickups, and Bigsby
B6G vibrato tailpiece.
$3,625 retail
gretschguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Gretsch
G6137TCB Panther Center-Block LTD Flagstaff Sunset

Limited edition with 3-piece maple neck, bound rosewood fingerboard with
22 medium jumbo frets, dual High Sensitive FilterTron pickups, and Bigsby
B6C tailpiece.
$3,550 retail
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Ibanez
DCM100 Dino Cazares Signature

Mahogany body, 3-piece maple/bubinga 26.5" Prestige


neck with rosewood fretboard. Seymour Duncan
Blackout and Retribution pickups.
$3,066 retail
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PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Knaggs
Kenai Tier 2 Double Purf Faded Onyx

Single-cutaway solid-body. 1-piece contoured mahogany body, double purfling carved


Maple top, 1-piece Mahogany neck. 22 frets. 24.75" scale length. Two humbuckers.
$6,400 retail
knaggsguitars.com

Knaggs
Keya Tier 2 Double Purf Fire

Double-cutaway solid-body. one-piece contoured


mahogany body, carved maple top, set one-piece
mahogany neck. 24 frets. 24.75" scale length. Two
humbuckers.
$6,400 retail
knaggsguitars.com

Knaggs
Severn Tier 2 Trem Double Purf Ocean Blue

Double cutaway solid-body. Alder back, beveled maple or maple/sapele laminated tops.
one-piece quarter-sawn rock maple neck with either maple or cocobolo fretboard. 22
frets. 25.5" scale length. Choice of various single-coil/humbucker configurations with
either proprietary Chesapeake hard-tail or Trem bridges.
$6,790 retail
knaggsguitars.com

Parker Guitars
DF1024FMRCG

USA MaxxFly radial-neck series. Solid figured koa


body. Cocobolo neck with carbon glass. Epoxy fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Seymour Duncan SSL6
neck and middle, TB14 bridge pickups.
$5,332 retail
parkerguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Parker Guitars
DF1024KOA

USA MaxxFly radia- neck series. Solid flame maple body. Cocobolo neck with
carbon glass Epoxy fingerboard. 25.5" scale legnth. Seymour Duncan SSL6
neck and middle, TB14 bridge pickups.
$5,332 retail
parkerguitars.com

PRS Guitars
P24 Trem

Carved, figured maple top, mahogany back, 25" scale


length, 24-fret mahogany Pattern Regular neck with
rosewood fretboard. PRS Phase III locking tuners. PRS
piezo tremolo bridge, uncovered 57/08 treble and
bass pickups. LR Baggs/PRS piezo pickup system.
$3,399 retail
prsguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
T5z-Pro

Semi-hollow body, sapele back and sides, curly maple top, genuine ebony
fingerboard and bridge, 5-way pickup switch for acoustic to electric sounds,
multiple color options and gloss finish. Hardshell case.
$3,498 retail
taylorguitars.com

PRICE RANGE: TBA


Squier
Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Basswood body, Antigua burst finish. Rosewood neck.


Duncan Designed soapbar pickups. Fixed bridge.
$TBA retail
squierguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER
Peavey
DW-1

Dreadnought body. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Passive
piezo pickup. Sapele back and sides. Rosewood bridge. Spruce laminate top.
$139 street
peavey.com

Peavey
DW-2

Dreadnought body. Spruce laminate top. Mahogany


back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Active electronics with
built-in tuner. Gig bag included.
$199 street
peavey.com

Seagull
Merlin Natural SG

4-string diatonic instrument. Spruce or mahogany top. Rock maple body and neck.
20.75" scale length. Tusq bridge and compensated saddle. Semi-gloss custom polished
finish.
$129 street
seagullguitars.com

Xaviere
XV-200S

Solid spruce top. Maple fingerboard and bridge. Maple


back and sides.
$169 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XV-AP30S

18-fret parlor guitar. Solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides.
$159 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XV-AT130SCE

Medium jumbo acoustic. Solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides. Fishman pickup installed.
$179 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Alvarez
LJ60

Little Jumbo Travel guitar. Solid A+ Sitka spruce top. Rosewood bi-level bridge and
fingerboard, FSTLJ bracing system.
$449 retail
alvarezguitars.com

Alvarez
RD26

Regent Series dreadnought. Spruce top. Mahogany


neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
$299 retail
alvarezguitars.com

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Discovery Concert CE

Solid Sitka spruce top. Sapele laminate back and sides. Nato neck with rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale length. Fishman Isys-T pickups.
$399 street
breedlovemusic.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Pursuit Dreadnought Mahogany

Solid mahogany top. Sapele laminate back and sides.


Nato neck with rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Fishman Isys+ USB pickups.
$499 street
breedlovemusic.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Solo 12-String

Solid cedar top. East Indian rosewood laminate back and sides. Nato neck with rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale length. LR-TCV pickups.
$479 street
breedlovemusic.com

Cort
MR600F

Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Scalloped


X-bracing. Fishman Isys+ with Sonicore pickup.
$450 retail
cortguitars.com

Dean Guitars
Exhibition Ultra

Mahogany top and body, mahogany slim-D set neck, ebony fingerboard, pearl ultradiamond inlays. Grover tuners. Black hardware. USB output.
$429 retail
deanguitars.com

Epiphone
Ltd Ed 50th Anniversary Inspired by
1964 Caballero

Select mahogany top, back, and sides. Mahogany neck.


Rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale. Shadow ePerformer preamp and NanoFlex pickup system.
$249 street
epiphone.com

ESP Guitars
LTD TL-6

Mahogany body with spruce top and mahogany neck. 25" scale length. Rosewood
fingerboard with 22 J frets. B-Band Electret Film Transducer pickup and B-Band T-7
preamp with onboard tuner.
$499 street
espguitars.com

ESP Guitars
LTD TL-6N Nylon String

Nylon-string acoustic-electric. Mahogany body with


spruce top and mahogany neck. 25" scale length.
Rosewood fingerboard with 22 J frets. B-Band Electret Film Transducer pickup and B-Band T-7 preamp
with onboard tuner.
$499 street
espguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Fender
FA-300CE Acoustic/Electric Pack with Fender SLIDE Interface

Connect the guitar to your mobile device or computer for digital recording, playback, and
editing. Dreadnought guitar with a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and Fishman
Isys III pickup/preamp system with built-in tuner. Comes with cable and software
(AmpliTube, Rock Prodigy).
$299 retail
fender.com

Gretsch
G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top

Bronze burst flat top made of select guitar woods and


fully lined and braced. The G9520 offers warm and
pleasing tones, with a comfortable 24" scale.
$239 retail
gretschguitars.com

Ibanez
AEG10IINT

AEG body. Spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood fretboard. Fishman Sonicore
pickup with AEQ-SP1 preamp and tuner.
$449 retail
ibanez.com

Kala Brand Music Co


Koa Guitarlele

Tuned A-D-G-C-E-A. Solid spruce top, Hawaiian koa


back and sides, Rosewood fingerboard, slotted headstock with koa cap and Grover tuners. Satin Finish.
$299 street
kalabrand.com

Kala Brand Music Co


Thinline Acoustic Electric Steel String Guitar

Solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides, rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Compensated saddle. Shadow Performer Pro EQ with tuner.
$379 street
kalabrand.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


Tenor Guitar

Tuned C-G-D-A. Solid spruce top. Rosewood back and


sides. Rosewood fingerboard, slotted headstock,
Grover tuners. DAddario Phosphor Bronze strings.
$329 street
kalabrand.com

Lg Guitars
T100ACEBRS

Solid red cedar top. Dark mahogany back and sides. Indonesian rosewood fingerboard and
bridge. NanoFlex piezo pickup and DirectLg Plus preamp.
$499 street
lagguitars.com

Mitchell
ME1

New Element-series dreadnought acoustic. Striped


Sapele back/sides, solid spruce top, Indian rosewood
fretboard, slim-taper mahogany neck.
$299 street
mitchellguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Mitchell
ME2CEC

New Element-series acoustic-electric. Indian rosewood back/sides, solid cedar top,


shifted bracing, Indian rosewood fretboard, slim-taper mahogany neck, Fishman INK
preamp with 3-band EQ and tuner.
$399 street
mitchellguitars.com

Mitchell
MX420

Grand auditorium acoustic/electric. Quilted ash burl


body. Indian rosewood fingerboard. Mahogany neck.
CE304T preamp with 3-band EQ and tuner. Die-cast
tuners.
$429 street
mitchellguitars.com

Norman
Expedition Natural SG

Wild cherry top, back, and sides. Silver leaf maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Custom polished semi-gloss finish. Optional Fishman Isys+ electronics. Made in Canada.
$299 street
normanguitars.com

Optek Music Systems


FA-507 Fretlight Acoustic

Concert style. Spruce top. Agathis sides and back.


Built-in lighting learning system under the polymer
fretboard.
$399 retail
fretlight.com

Optek Music Systems


Fretlight 5 Acoustic Guitar

Entry-level acoustic guitar with glossy spruce top and matte agathis sides and back.
Stratabond birch neck. Classical-style bridge and a compensated saddle. Advanced
polymer fretboard with built-in Fretlight LED learning system in the first 5 frets.
$249 retail
fretlight.com

Peavey
DW-3

Dreadnought body. Solid spruce top. Rosewood back


and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
25.5" scale length. Active electronics with built-in
tuner, microphone with blend knob. Hardshell case
included.
$399 street
peavey.com

Seagull
S6 Spruce Sunburst GT

Select solid spruce gloss top, wild cherry semi-gloss back and sides. Silver leaf maple
neck. Rosewood fingerboard. Optional Fishman Sonitone electronics.
$479 street
seagullguitars.com

Seagull
Walnut Mini-Jumbo SG

Solid spruce top, with laminated walnut back and


sides. Silver leaf maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
Custom polished semi-gloss finish. Optional Fishman
Isys-T electronics.
$369 street
seagullguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Simon & Patrick


Trek Natural SG

Wild cherry top, back and sides. Silver leaf maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
Custom polished semi-gloss finish. Optional Fishman Isys+ electronics. Made in
Canada.
$299 street
simonandpatrick.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Cort
Earth300V

Solid Adirondack spruce top. Adirondack spruce bracing. Solid mahogony back and mahogany sides.
$535 retail
cortguitars.com

Cort
L300V

Solid Adirondack spruce top. Adirondack spruce bracing. Solid mahogony back and
mahogany sides.
$535 retail
cortguitars.com

Epiphone
FT-350SCE Min-ETune

Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood


fingerboard 25.5" scale length. Min-ETune self-tuning
system. Shadow preamp.
$599 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Masterbilt EF-500RCCE

Solid cedar top. Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
25.5" scale length. Shadow eSonic2 preamp.
$799 street
epiphone.com

ESP Guitars
LTD TL-12

12-string acoustic-electric. Mahogany body with


spruce top and mahogany neck. 25" scale length.
Rosewood fingerboard with 22 J frets. B-Band Electret Film Transducer pickup and B-Band T-7 preamp
with onboard tuner.
$549 street
espguitars.com

Gretsch
G9202 Honey Dipper Special, Round-Neck

All-new Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, hand-spun in Eastern Europe from nearly


99-percent pure aluminum, yields an impressive quality and volume of tone.
$899 retail
gretschguitars.com

Gretsch
G9212 Honey Dipper Special, SquareNeck

All-new Ampli-Sonic resonator cone, hand-spun in


Eastern Europe from nearly 99-percent pure aluminum, yields an impressive quality and volume of tone.
$899 retail
gretschguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Guild Guitars
M-120

Solid mahogany top, back and sides. Concert size, 24.75" scale length.
$529 street
guildguitars.com

Hofner
HA-GA05BK

Steel string. Grand auditorium cutaway body. Solid


spruce top. Maple body. Preamp with 4-band EQ and
tuner. Gloss finish.
$599 street
hofner.com

Hofner
HF12

Classical/nylon string. Solid European spruce top. Flamed Anigre body. 50mm nut
width. Satin finish.
$569 street
hofner.com

Hofner
HZ27

Classical/nylon string. Solid cedar top. Rosewood


body. Wood machine-head buttons. 50mm nut width.
Gloss finish.
$729 street
hofner.com

Ibanez
AELBT1NT

Shallow feedback-resistant concert body. Spruce top. Mahogany back and side.
Mahogany neck. Fishman Sonicore pickup.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
AEW14LTD4

AEG body. Solid Sitka spruce top. Acacia back and


sides. Rosewood fretboard. Bone nut and saddle.
Fishman Sonicore pickup. AEQ-SP2 preamp with
tuner.
$749 retail
ibanez.com

Oscar Schmidt
OH32SEQTR

Latin 12-string Bajo Quinto acoustic/electric with cutaway and active Fishman EQ/
Tuner pickup system. Quilt maple top with rosewood back and sides. Quilt Trans
Red finish. Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Includes a padded gig-bag
and a limited lifetime warranty.
$789 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Ovation
Celebrity Elite Plus, Figured Koa

Mid-depth cutaway. Figured koa top, Lyrachord back,


nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, 25.25"
scale length. Ovation Slimline pickup with OP-4BT
preamp with tuner.
$749 retail
ovationguitars.com

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has partnered with Ellis Seal, aerospace engineer and


founder of Composite Acoustics to create a carbon fiber

instrument that is not only resistant to changes in


temperature and humidity, but is designed with a
patent-pending carbon fiber body material and
bracing system meticulously fine-tuned to produce
tonal warmth and dynamic range that, until now,
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PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Ovation
Celebrity Standard

Mid-depth cutaway. Solid spruce top, Lyrachord back, nato neck, rosewood
fingerboard and bridge, 25.25" scale length. Ovation Slimline pickup with OP-4BT
preamp with tuner.
$529 retail
ovationguitars.com

Ovation
Celebrity Standard Plus, Trans Black
Flame Maple

Mid-depth cutaway, flame maple top, Lyrachord back,


nato neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, 25.25"
scale length. Ovation Slimline pickup with OP-4BT
preamp with tuner.
$649 retail
ovationguitars.com

PRS Guitars
SE Angelus A10E

15.5" cutaway body, proprietary hybrid X bracing, solid mahogany top, mahogany
back and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, mahogany neck, hardshell case,
soundhole mounted volume and tone controls. Available in Black or Tortoise Shell.
$599 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
SE Angelus Standard

15.5" cutaway body, proprietary hybrid X bracing. Solid


Sitka spruce top. Mahogany sides. Solid mahogany
back. Rosewood fretboard and bridge. Mahogany
neck. Bird inlays. Hardshell case. PRS under-saddle
pickup design.
$689 retail
prsguitars.com

Saga Musical Instruments


Blueridge BR-40CE Cutaway Acoustic / Electric Guitar

Cutaway dreadnought body shape. Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and
sides. Solid mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. Fishman Presys Plus pickup system.
$795 retail
sagamusic.com

Saga Musical Instruments


Blueridge BR-65KCE Cutaway Acoustic/
Electric Guitar
Medium jumbo body. Solid Sitka spruce top, koa back
and sides, satin mahogany neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 25.5" scale length. B-Band T-35 pickup
system.
$995 retail
sagamusic.com

Simon & Patrick


Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany HG

Select solid mahogany top, back, and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
Custom polished high-gloss finish. Optional B-Band A3T electronics.
$749 street
simonandpatrick.com

Taylor Guitars
150e

12-string, dreadnought body shape, layered Sapele


back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, genuine ebony
peghead, fretboard, and bridge. Expression System
electronics and a gig bag included.
$699 retail
taylorguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Yamaha
LS6M ARE
Solid Engelmann spruce top with A. R. E. technology. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany and rosewood neck. Rosewood ngerboard and bridge. SRT Zero Impact pickup.
$835 retail
yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999


Alvarez
MDA70
All solid wood Masterworks series. Solid AA Sitka
spruce top. Solid East Indian rosewood back and
sides. One-piece mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard with 12th-fret abalone inlay.
$1,349 retail
alvarezguitars.com

Bedell Guitars
1964 Orchestra
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid Honduran mahogany back and sides. Honduran mahogany
neck with ebony fretboard. K&K Pure mini pickups.
$1,990 street
bedellguitars.com

Bedell Guitars
Coffehouse Dreadnought
Solid Adirontack spruce top. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. Honduran mahogany neck with
Ebony fretboard. K&K Pure Mini electronics.
$2,490 street
bedellguitars.com

Bedell Guitars
Earthsong Dreadnought
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid big leaf maple back and sides. Eastern hard rock maple
neck with walnut fretboard. All USA tonewoods. K&K DuoTone electronics.
$1,490 street
bedellguitars.com

Carvin
Craig Chaquico Signature CC275
Thinline, chambered mahogany body and neck. 4A
ame maple top, 25" scale length. LR Baggs ribbon
acoustic pickup. Available from Carvins USA Custom
Shop.
$1,269 retail
carvin.com

Carvin
NS1
Classical Acoustic Synth Access guitar. Chambered mahogany body. Mahogany neck.
4A ame maple top. Piezo and hexaphonic pickup with and 13-pin connectors. Available from Carvins USA Custom Shop.
$1,399 retail
carvin.com

Composite Acoustics
Cargo
All-carbon composite body. Carbon-ber neck.
Reinforced polymer ngerboard. 22.75" scale length.
Available with the L.R. Baggs Active Element Pickup
system.
$1,099-$1,199 street
compositeacoustics.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Composite Acoustics
GX

All-carbon composite body. Carbon-fiber neck. Reinforced polymer fingerboard.


Available with the Fishman Prefix Plus T or Fishman Aura pickup/preamp systems.
$2,699-$3,299 street
compositeacoustics.com

Composite Acoustics
Legacy

All-carbon composite dreadnought body. Carbon-fiber


neck. Reinforced polymer fingerboard. Available with
the Fishman Prefix Plus T or Fishman Aura pickup/
preamp systems.
$1,599-$2,800 street
compositeacoustics.com

Cordoba Guitars
55FCE Negra

Thin-body flamenco acoustic-electric guitar. Solid European spruce top, limited


edition Ziricote back/sides, Fishman pickup.
$1,549 street
cordobaguitars.com

Cordoba Guitars
GK Pro Maple

All-solid, acoustic-electric guitar. Solid European


spruce top, solid flamed maple back/sides, Fishman
pickup and hardshell-humidified archtop case.
$1,679 street
cordobaguitars.com

Gibson Acoustic
J-15

J-45 body style, solid American tone woods, spruce top, and walnut back and sides.
24.75" scale length. LR Baggs Element pickup.
$1,499 retail
gibson.com

Gibson Acoustic
J-29

J-45 body style with spruce top, rosewood back and


sides, and advanced x-bracing. 24.75" scale length.
Baggs Element pickup.
$2,249 retail
gibson.com

Lakewood Guitars
D18 Natural Series

AAA spruce top. AAA Ovangkol back and sides. German-made.


$2,019 retail
lakewood-guitars.com

McPherson Guitars
Kevin Michael Carbon Travel

All-carbon composite body, reinforced polymer fingerboard, 22 3/4 scale length.


$2,400 retail
mcphersonguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Saga Musical Instruments
Blueridge BR-160 Historic Series Dreadnought Guitar

Dreadnought body shape. Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides, solid
mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length.
$1,095 retail
sagamusic.com

Taylor Guitars
528e

Grand orchestra body shape, solid mahogany back,


sides and top, mahogany neck, genuine ebony
fretboard and bridge. Century fretboard inlay,
Ivoroid binding. All-gloss finish. Expression System 2
electronics and hardshell case included.
$2,998 retail
taylorguitars.com

Washburn Guitars
Comfort Series Grand Auditorium WCG55CE

Acoustic/electric with Fishman Presys+ tuner/preamp system. Koa top, back and sides,
with beveled comfort elbow rest. Satin mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard.
25.5" scale length. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,247 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
R360SMK

Vintage-style parlor guitar with biscuit resonator cone.


Spalted Maple top, back, and sides. Satin mahogany
neck with rosewood fingerboard. 24.75" scale.
Includes a case and a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,069 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Willie K Signature Jumbo WJ55SCENS

Acoustic/electric with Fishman Presys+ tuner/preamp system. Solid Sitka spruce top.
koa back and sides. Satin maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,158 retail
washburn.com

Yamaha
A3RVS

Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides.


Mahogany neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. SRT
System 63 modeling preamp.
$1,360 retail
yamaha.com

Yamaha
LL16R ARE

Solid Englemann spruce with A. R. E. technology. Solid rosewood back and sides. Mahogany and rosewood neck. Ebony fingerboard and bridge. SRT Zero Impact pickup.
$1,310 retail
yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER


Collings
D2H

Sitka spruce top. East Indian rosewood back and sides.


Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. 25.5"
scale length.
$3,950 retail
collingsguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Collings
CJ35

Sitka spruce top. Honduran mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck with wenge
fingerboard. 24 7/8" scale length.
$4,800 retail
collingsguitars.com

Collings
OM2H

Sitka spruce top. East Indian rosewood back and sides.


Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. 25.5"
scale length.
$3,950 retail
collingsguitars.com

Fender
Tom Petty Kingman

AA Sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides,maple neck, Indian rosewood fingerboard, and a Fishman VT-2 pickup/preamp system. Black hard-shell case included.
$5,500 retail
fender.com

Gibson Acoustic
L-1 Blues Tribute

L-1 small body. Adirondack red spruce top with hot


hide glue top-bracing, mahogany back and sides,
period-correct 1.77" nut width and distinct V-neck
profile. Faded vintage sunburst.
$3,299 retail
gibson.com

Lakewood Guitars
M-32 CP Deluxe Series

Grand concert. AAA spruce top. AAA rosewood back and sides. L.R Baggs Anthem
pick-up system. German-made.
$3,209 retail
lakewood-guitars.com

Lakewood Guitars
M-52 Premium Series

Grand concert. AAAA spruce top. AAAA Myrtle back


and sides. L. R. Braggs Anthem pickup system. Polished body and headstock/neck satin. German-made.
$3659 retail
lakewood-guitars.com

McPherson Guitars
CMG 4.0 ES/BCS

Bear Claw Sitka top, Macassar ebony back and sides. Mahogany cantilevered neck,
ebony fretboard, bridge and headcap. Koa binding. 25.5" scale length. LR Baggs
custom pickup with preamp, Buzz Feiten tuning intonation system.
$8,800 retail
mcphersonguitars.com

McPherson Guitars
MG 3.5XP

Adirondack spruce top. Solid Indian rosewood back


and sides. Mahogany cantilevered neck. 25.5" scale
length. Ebony fretboard, bridge, and headcap. Koa
binding, LR Baggs custom pickup with preamp, Buzz
Feiten tuning intonation system.
$7,100 retail
mcphersonguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
PRS Guitars
Private Stock Alex Lifeson Thinline

Select European bearclaw spruce top. Koa back and sides. 25.25" scale length. Peruvian
mahogany wide neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge. MOP/Paua "Birds in Flight" inlay and
headstock eagle. LR Baggs Lyric pickup system. Ameritage hardshell case.
$8,999 retail
prsguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
712e-12 Fret

Taylor Guitars
814ce

Grand Concert body shape, solid Indian rosewood back


and sides, solid Sitka spruce top, Tropical mahogany
12-fret neck, genuine ebony fretboard and bridge.
Heritage Diamond fretboard inlay, ivoroid binding
and 12-fret bracing. Expression System 2 electronics and hardshell case included.
$3,978 retail
taylorguitars.com

Grand Auditorium body shape, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top,
Tropical Mahogany neck, genuine ebony fretboard and bridge. 800 Series bracing, Tusq
nut and Micarta saddle. Expression System 2 electronics and a deluxe hardshell case
included.
$4,378 retail
taylorguitars.com

Weber Fine Instruments


Raw Hide Archtop

Solid red spruce top. Maple back and sides. Maple neck
with ebony fretboard.
$6,999 street
webermandolins.com

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Ovation Celebrity Elite Plus


Trans Blue Quilt Maple

DIFFERENT.
THATS HOW WE MAKE EM.
Playing an Ovation is a unique experience.
It doesnt look, sound or feel like any
guitar youve ever played before.
Thats how we planned it.
Play an Ovation. Be different.

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UKES, MANDOLINS, & BANJOS


PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER

aNueNue
Hulala Ocean Dance Soprano
Ukulele
Mahogany body and neck. Rosewood ngerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, gear
machine heads. Gig bag.
$89 retail
hulala-uke.com

Mahogany body and mahogany neck. Rosewood


ngerboard and bridge. Synthetic bone nut
and saddle. Gig bag.
$139 retail
anuenue-uke.com

Diamond Head
DU-150 Student Soprano Ukulele

Epiphone
Les Paul Ukulele Outt

All-maple construction, nickel-plated guitarstyle tuners, and stained mahogany nish. Gig
bag included.
$47 retail
sagamusic.com

Equipped with electronics so you can plug in.


Flame maple top with mahogany body. 15"
scale length. Includes gig bag.
$129 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
MM-30S A-Style Mandolin

Fender
Pihaea Soprano Ukulele

Solid spruce top. Mahogany body. Mahogany


neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 14" scale length.
$179 street
epiphone.com

All-mahogany body, black neck and body binding, rosewood bridge, Fender headstock with
open gear tuners.
$79 retail
fender.com

Hilo
2954

Kahuna Ukuleles
KUC36NC

Premier Series Zebrawood soprano ukulele.


$199 retail
hiloguitars.com

Spruce top with maple binding. Rosewood back


and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood
fretboard. Aquila Nyl-Gut strings.
$176 street
apintl.com

Kala Brand Music Co


KA-SEM

Kala Brand Music Co


Makala Shark in Great White Satin
Finish

Top, back, and sides in exotic mahogany with a


satin nish. Soprano scale length. Rosewood
ngerboard and bridge, die cast tuners.
$94 street
kalabrand.com

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Mini Concert Mahogany Ukulele

Soprano scale. Agathis top, injection molded


body. 12 brass frets. Rosewood ngerboard.
Mahogany neck. Geared tuners. Nylon carry
bag. Available in seven different colors
$43 street
kalabrand.com

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UKES, MANDOLINS, & Banjos


PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER

Mahalo
U-350 Deluxe Soprano Ukulele

Solid mahogany top. Curly acacia back and


sides, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Aquila strings. Deluxe gig bag with
Hawaiian motif included.
$174 retail
sagamusic.com

Mitchell
MU70

Mahalo
U-40SM Smiley Face Soprano
Ukulele

All-maple construction. Ebonized fingerboard


and bridge. Aquila strings. Gig bag included.
$49 retail
sagamusic.com

Mitchell
MU75BK

Concert ukulele. Indian rosewood back and


sides. Spruce top, abalone purfling, multi-ply
binding on body and neck. Natural gloss finish.
$99 street
mitchellguitars.com

Concert ukulele. All-mahogany construction.


12-fret open. Abalone rosette and purfling.
$129 street
mitchellguitars.com

Peavey
Composer Ukulele

Yamaha
GL1

24" natural spruce top. Sapele back and sides.


Sapele neck with rosewood fingerboard.
$69 street
peavey.com

Guitalele: uke-size 6-string. Spruce top. Meranti


back and sides. Nato neck. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
$141 retail
yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Crossover OF Natural
Solid carved Sitka spruce top. Carved maple
laminate back and sides. Maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 14" scale length.
$499 street
breedlovesound.com

Tenor size. Solid Ovangkol top, ovangkol back


and sides, rosewood binding, abalone rosette,
matte finish, and Aquila strings.
$219 street
cordobaguitars.com

Epiphone
MM-50E Professional

Hilo
2955

Shadow Quad Preamp and pickup system. Solid


spruce top with flame maple back, sides, and
neck. 14" scale length.
$499 street
epiphone.com

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Cordoba Guitars
23T

Premier Series solid koa concert ukulele.


$429 retail
hiloguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Hilo
2957

Kala Brand Music Co.


Kala Solid Ovangkol/Spruce Top
Tenor Ukulele

Premier Series spruce/pine-top tenor ukulele


with Spalt Maple back and sides.
$399 retail
hiloguitars.com

Tenor scale. Solid spruce top. Ovangkol back


and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard and bridge. Grover gold open-gear tuners. GraphTech NuBone XB nut and saddle.
Aquila strings.
$349 retail
kalabrand.com

Mitchell
MU100CE

Oscar Schmidt
OU10T

Concert acoustic/electric. All-koa construction.


14-fret open. Fishman KULA preamp with
3-band EQ and tuner. Natural nish.
$279 street
mitchellguitars.com

Tenor 4-string ukulele. Spruce top with Trembesi backs and sides. Satin nish. Includes a
limited lifetime warranty.
$409 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Oscar Schmidt
OU9T

Saga Musical Instruments


Kentucky KM-150 Student AModel Mandolin

Tenor 4-string ukulele. Bocote top, sides, and


back. Satin nish. Includes a limited lifetime
warranty.
$239 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Solid spruce top with F-holes. Solid maple


back and sides. Maple neck with rosewood
ngerboard, nickel-plated open-gear tuners.
Available in traditional sunburst and black
nitrocellulose nish.
$350 retail
sagamusic.com

Saga Musical Instruments


Kentucky KM-270 Artist Oval Hole A-Model Mandolin
Solid spruce top with oval sound hole. Solid amed-maple back and sides. Maple neck
with rosewood ngerboard and nickel-plated open-gear tuners. Available in traditional
sunburst and transparent amber nitrocellulose nish.
$495 retail
sagamusic.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

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Premier OO Mandolin

Godin
MultiUke Koa HG

Solid carved Sitka spruce top. Solid big-leaf maple sides with solid carved bigleaf maple back.
Big-leaf maple neck with ebony fretboard.
$999 street
breedlovesound.com

Tenor size uke. Chambered mahogany body.


Solid cedar top with koa leaf top. Mahogany
neck. 17" scale length. Rosewood ngerboard
and bridge. Custom electronics with onboard
preamp.
$689 street
godinguitars.com

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UKES, MANDOLINS, & Banjos


PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Oscar Schmidt
Ukulele Mike Signature Model OUUM200K

Tenor 4-string, ukulele. Solid cedar top. Mahogany back and sides.
Includes a hard-shell case and a limited lifetime warranty.
$599 retail
oscarschmidt.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Legacy FF

Collings
MT

Collings
UC1

Saga Musical Instruments


Kentucky KM-1050 Master FModel Mandolin

Solid carved Sitka spruce top. Solid big-leaf


maple sides with solid, carved big-leaf
maple back. Big-leaf maple neck with ebony
fretboard. 14" scale length. K&K Twin Internal
pickups.
$1,999 street
breedlovesound.com

Maple back and sides. Engelmann spruce top.


Maple neck with ebony fingerboard.
$2,600 retail
collingsguitars.com

Mahogany body. Mahogany neck with rosewood


fingerboard.
$1,600 retail
collingsguitars.com

Solid Adirondack spruce top. Solid northern


flamed-maple back, sides, and neck. Ebony
fingerboard with compound radius and jumbo
frets, and silver-plated hardware. Available in
a vintage sunburst finish.
$2,195 retail
sagamusic.com

Weber Fine Instruments


Gallatin Mandolin

Hand-graduated and tuned solid spruce top. Maple back and sides. Maple
neck with black bound 10" radius ebony fretboard. 14" scale length.
$2,999 street
webermandolins.com

PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER

Collings
MF

Maple back and sides.


Adirondack spruce top.
Maple neck with ebony
fingerboard.
$4,650 retail
collingsguitars.com

Weber Fine
Instruments
Bitteroot Mandolin

Hand-graduated and tuned


solid spruce top. Maple
back and sides. Maple neck
with black bound 10" radius
ebony fretboard. 14" scale.
$3,699 street
webermandolins.com

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Black Ice Mandolin

Hand-graduated and tuned solid red


spruce top. AAA curly maple back
and sides. AAA curly maple neck
with ivory-bound 10" radius ebony
fretboard. 14" scale length.
$5,999 street
webermandolins.com

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PRICE RANGE: $199 & UNDER
Peavey
Milestone

Maple neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale length. One split single
coil, one straight single coil pickup. Includes Peavey PowerPlate for
increased sustain and volume.
$169 street
peavey.com

Xaviere
XVJB

Solid alder, two-pickup offset body. GFS pickups.


$189 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XVPB

Solid alder. Single GFS pickup.


$169 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $200-$499


Cort
GB34A

Agathis body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood


fingerboard. PSEB1A-4/F and MBA1P-4 pickups.
2-band active EQ.
$485 retail
cortguitars.com

Epiphone
Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO

Gibson USA TB pickups. 7-piece thru-neck. Mahogany body wings. 34"


scale length.
$499 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Toby Deluxe-IV

Radiata body. Hard maple bolt-on neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 34" scale length. Tobias active humbucker
pickups. Bass enhancement control.
$249 street
epiphone.com

Hofner
Ignition Violin Bass

Violin bass. Spruce top. Flamed maple hollowbody. Mini-humbucking


pickups. Control panel. Hardcase included.
$469 street
hofner.com

Ibanez
SRKP4 Soundgear Kaoss Pad

Mahogany body. Maple neck. Rosewood fretboard.


IBZ-KP pickups. Built-in distortion, equipped with
Mini Kaoss Pad 2.
$399 retail
ibanez.com

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E L E C T R I C | BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Kala Brand Music Co.
Cherry Sunburst Sub U-BASS

Poplar solidbody, 21" scale length. Bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fretboard, Shadow active EQ. Gig bag included. Set up in the U.S.A.
$499 street
ubass.com

Optek Music Systems, Inc.


FB-525 Bass

PJ electric bass with single-coil bridge pickup and


P-style neck humbucker. Alder body with Stratabond
birch neck. Advanced Polymer fretboard with built-in
Fretlight LED learning system.
$499 retail
fretlight.com

Peavey
Grind Bass 4

35" scale. Passive humbucking pickups. Mahogany neck with maple stringers.
Neck-through-body design. Mahogany body wings. Peavey PowerPlate for
increased sustain and volume. Available in 4, 5, or 6 string.
$399 street
peavey.com

Squier
Classic Vibe Jazz Bass 60s

Squiers Classic Vibe Precision Bass 60s still delivers


an authentic 60s-era bass experience with all the
same great features as before, now with the addition
of a lustrous Inca Silver gloss finish option with a
matching headstock and mint green pickguard.
$379 retail
squierguitars.com

Squier
Classic Vibe P Bass 50s

Squiers Classic Vibe Precision Bass 50s still delivers an authentic 50s-era
bass experience with all the same great features as before, now with the
addition of a stately White Blonde gloss finish option (with white pickguard
and un-tinted neck).
$379 retail
squierguitars.com

Squier
Classic Vibe P Bass 70s

The Fender-designed split-coil pickup delivers classic


Precision muscle, and the Hi-Mass bridge with brass
barrel saddles keeps intonation rock solid. Includes
block inlays on the maple fingerboard.
$379 retail
squierguitars.com

Xaviere
DLX Bass

Solid mahogany body. Active electronics.


$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Brubaker

Brute MJX 4- & 5-String Basses


Alder body, maple 22-fret neck and fretboard. Brubaker 3200-series pickups with coil tap and Brubaker
5200 Series active 2-band EQ. Brubaker High Mass
bridge, Graphlon nut.
$672-714 retail
brubakerguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $499-$999
Brubaker
Brute MJXSC Single Cut 4- and 5-String basses

Chambered ash body, maple 22-fret neck and rosewood fretboard.


Brubaker 3200-series pickups with coil tap and Brubaker 5200 Series
active 2-band EQ. Brubaker High Mass bridge, Graphlon nut.
$770-839 retail
brubakerguitars.com

Carvin
X44

Premium alder body and wide maple neck. Ebony


fingerboard. 34" scale length. 18V active/passive
preamp. Customized by choosing from a huge selection of USA Custom Shop woods, finishes, inlays,
fretwire, hardware, and more.
$999 retail
carvin.com

Cort
B4 20th Anniversary

Swamp ash body. 5-pc African wenge and rosewood neck. African wenge
fingerboard. Bartolini MK-1 pickups and EQ.
$799 retail
cortguitars.com

Epiphone
Jack Casady Signature Bass

Semi-hollowbody. Maple top, back, and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 34" scale length.
JCB-1 low-impedance, low-output pickup.
$699 street
epiphone.com

Fender
Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass

Olympic White gloss finish, maple neck with C-shaped profile and
vintage-style heel truss-rod adjustment, maple fingerboard with 20
vintage-style frets, split single-coil pickup, 3-ply black pickguard, and
vintage-style bridge with four single-groove saddles.
$899 retail
fender.com

Fender
Deluxe Active Precision Bass Okoume

The body is fashioned from okoume, an African hardwood with an attractive straight grain and distinctive
reddish-brown hue. Slim Jazz Bass neck, Jazz Bass
bridge pickup, Precision Bass middle pickup, active
electronics.
$799 retail
fender.com

Godin
Shifter Classic 4

4-string bass with rock maple neck. Rosewood or maple fingerboard.


34" scale length. Canadian Laurentian Basswood body. Godin Passive
PJ pickups. Double-function bridge.
$795 street
godinguitars.com

Godin
Shifter Classic 5

5-string bass with rock maple neck. Rosewood or


maple fingerboard. 34" scale length. Canadian Laurentian Basswood body. Godin Passive PJ pickups.
Double-function bridge.
$895 street
godinguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $499-$999
Hofner
Contemporary Club Bass (CT)

Single cutaway. Spruce top. Flamed maple semi-hollowbody. Staple pickups.


Control panel. Hardcase included.
$879 street
hofner.com

Jackson
David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V
Bass

This 5-string features a basswood body with Ellefsons


signature blue burst with black center stripe finish,
bound maple neck with 21 jumbo frets, EMG pickups,
3-band active EQ, Jackson high-mass HM-5 bridge,
and die-cast mini tuners.
$741 retail
jacksonguitars.com

MTD Kingston
Saratoga 4

Ergonomically designed, carved basswood body. Asymmetrical maple, fretless


neck; rosewood or maple fretboard. 34" scale length. Buzz Feiten tuning
system. Passive MTD J pickups.
$649 retail
mtdkingston.com

Musicvox
MI-5 34" Bass

Mapleneck, mahoganybody, rosewoodfingerboard.


34" scale length. Two8-poleMusicvox basshumbuckerpickups. Classic vintage and limited custom
finishes.
$899-$1,099 retail
musicvox.com

Musicvox
Spaceranger Bass

Mapleneck, mahoganybody, rosewoodfingerboard. 30" scale length. Musicvox


special basshumbuckerpickups. Fully adjustable Tune-o-Matic-style bridge
and hard tail. Classic vintage and limited custom finishes.
$899-$1,099 retail
musicvox.com

Musicvox
Space Cadet 34" Bass

Mapleneck, mahoganybody, rosewoodfingerboard.


34" scale length. 8-pole basshumbuckerand
Musicvox special vintage EB-style pickups. Classic
vintage and limited custom finishes.
$999-$1,099 retail
musicvox.com

Peavey
Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature 4-String

Maple neck-through body with mahogany stringers. Maple wings with quiltmaple top. Graphite-reinforced neck with rosewood fingerboard. Two Peavey
VFL 18V active pickups. Includes Peavey PowerPlate for increased sustain
and volume.
$799 street
peavey.com

PRS Guitars
SE Kestrel

Alder body, 5-ply maple with walnut strips neckthrough construction. Rosewood fretboard with
bird inlays. 34" scale length. SE Kestrel single-coil
pickups. Hipshot TransTone bridge and HB6 tuners.
Chrome hardware. Gig bag.
$749 retail
prsguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $499-$999
PRS Guitars
SE Kingfisher

Swamp Ash body, 5-ply maple with walnut strips neck-through construction. Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays. 34" scale length. SE Kingfisher
humbucker treble and bass pickups. Hipshot TransTone bridge and HB6 tuners.
Chrome hardware. Gig bag.
$799 retail
prsguitars.com

Sandberg
Electra M4

4-string. Redburst high-gloss. Basswood body. Canadian hard rock maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard. 34"
scale length. Sandberg designed power-humbucker.
$995 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Yamaha
TRBX304

Sculpted solid-mahogany body. 5-ply maple and mahogany neck. Rosewood


fingerboard. Performance EQ switch. M3 pickups.
$550 retail
yamaha.com

Yamaha
TRBX504

Sculpted solid-mahogany body. 5-ply maple and


mahogany neck. Rosewood fingerboard. HHB5n and
HHB5b Alnico pickups. Active-passive switch. Battery alert LED.
$790 retail
yamaha.com

Yamaha
TRBX505

5-string. Sculpted solid-mahogany body. 5-ply maple and mahogany neck.


Rosewood fingerboard. HHB5n and HHB5b Alnico pickups. Active-passive
switch. Battery alert LED.
$860 retail
yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999


Carvin
JB5

Jazz-style electric bass. Alder body. JVA alnico V singlecoil pickups, 18V active-passive electronics. 4-string
model available. Made in Carvins USA custom shop.
$1,099 retail
carvin.com

Carvin
V49K

24-fret, 4-string bass with a beveled top and ergonomic sculpting. Radius
humbuckers and 18V active-passive controls. Available in 5- and 6-string
models. Customize with USA Custom Shop woods, finishes, inlays, fretwire,
hardware, and more.
$1,029 retail
carvin.com

Cort
Rithimic

Alder body with spalted maple and padouk top.


Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard.
Bartolini Jeff Berlin Custom Soapbar pickups.
$1,400 retail
cortguitars.com

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BASSES | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
ESP Guitars
E-II AP-4

White ash body with maple neck. 34" scale length. Rosewood
fingerboard with 21 J frets. 2 Seymour Duncan SMB-4D pickups.
Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 EQ. Includes hardshell case.
$1,699 street
espguitars.com

ESP Guitars
LTD RB-1005BM

Swamp ash body with solid burled maple top


and 5-piece maple/walnut neck. 34" scale
length. Maple fingerboard with 22 J frets.
Aguilar P (neck), Aguilar J with Hum Cancel
(bridge) pickups. 2-band active EQ.
$1,249 street
espguitars.com

Fender
American Standard Jaguar Bass

Split single-coil Precision Bass pickup with Alnico 5 magnets,


single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup with ceramic bar magnets.
Maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, active/passive switch. Hardshell case included.
$2,099 retail
fender.com

Godin
A4 Ultra

Two-chamber silver leaf maple body. Solid spruce


Top. Rock maple neck. Rosewood fingerboard
on fretted model; ebony on fretless model. 34"
scale length. Lace Sensor low-profile electric
pickup. Side-mounted controls for electric
pickup. Custom Godin Saddle Transducers and
custom preamp. Natural semi-gloss.
$1,145 street
godinguitars.com

Hofner
Standard Violin Bass

European spruce top. Flamed maple hollowbody. Staple pickups.


Control panel. Hardcase included. Made In Germany.
$2,869 street
hofner.com

Ibanez
BTB7ENTF BTB 7-string

Maple wing body. Rosewood top. 9-piece


maple/rosewood/walnut thru-neck. Rosewood
fretboard. CAP Sonic Arch pickups. E6 3-band
EQ with bypass switch.
$1,791 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
SR1405TEVNF Soundgear Premium

Mahogany body. Figured maple top. Rosewood fretboard. Nordstrand Big Single pickups. EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ.
$1,933 retail
ibanez.com

MTD Kingston
Andrew Gouche 6

Ergonomically designed, carved mahogany body


with maple burl top and asymmetrical maple
neck with purple heart fretboard. Custom
Bartolini pickups and electronics. Buzz Feiten
tuning system.
$2,659 retail
mtdkingston.com

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BASSES | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
MTD Kingston
Z5

Ergonomically designed, carved mahogany body with maple burl top,


asymmetrical maple neck, fretless; rosewood or maple fretboard.
35" scale length. MTD passive soapbar pickups. 3-band electronics.
Buzz Feiten tuning system.
$1,519 retail
mtdkingston.com

PRS Guitars
Grainger 4

Carved maple top with mahogany back. 34"


scale length. Rosewood fretboard, bird inlays.
Hardsell case, GG pickups. PRS/Grainger active
electronics.
$2,999 retail
prsguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Mercalli 4

Korina solidbody. 5-piece maple/walnut, satin amber-finish neck.


Maple 12" radius fingerboard. 34" scale length. Thick Brick bridge,
Split Brick neck pickups.
$1,079 retail
reverendguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Meshell Ndegeocello Signature

Korina solidbody. 5-piece korina/walnut neck.


Rosewood 12" radius fingerboard. 34" scale
length. P-blade pickups.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Thundergun

Korina solidbody. 5-piece korina/walnut neck. Rosewood 12" radius fingerboard. 34" scale length. Thick Brick bridge, Split Brick neck pickups.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

Sandberg
California Ida Nielsen Signature

4-string. Crme high-gloss. Alder body. Canadian


hard rock maple neck. Maple fingerboard. 34"
scale length. Sandberg Blacklabel pickups.
$2995 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Sandberg
California Marlowe DK-5

5-string. Black Hardcore aged finish. Alder body. Canadian hard


rock maple neck. Maple fingerboard. 35" scale length. Sandberg
Alnico-5 pickups.
$2,995 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Strobel Guitars
Rambler Custom Bass

Custom-built, professional, electric travel-bass. 28.5"


scale length. Easily disassembles to fit in a rollaboard. Schaller hardware. Customer choice of tone
woods for body, neck, and fretboard. Choice of color
in nitrocellulose finish. Additional options available.
$1,499 retail
strobelguitars.com

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E L E C T R I C | BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
ESP Guitars
ESP Original Stream

White ash body with 7-piece maple/walnut neck. 34" scale length.
Rosewood fingerboard with 21 J frets. EMG 35P-4 (neck), EMG
35J (bridge) pickups. EMG BTC 2-band EQ. Hipshot A style bridge.
Includes hardshell case.
$3,899 street
espguitars.com

Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC


Emperor 6 Standard

Ash body. Bi-color flame maple top. 1-pc hard rock


maple bolt-on neck. 34" scale length. Pau Ferro
fingerboard. Fodera Dual Coil pickups. 6-string.
$6,750 retail
fodera.com

Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC


Monarch 4 Standard Fretless

Walnut body. Curly walnut top. 1-piece red oak bolt-on neck. 34" scale
length. Ebony fingerboard. Fodera Dual Coil pickups. 4-string.
$4,950 retail
fodera.com

Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC


Tom Kennedy Standard

Single cut-away Emperor II shape. Ash body. Flame


maple top. 1-piece hard rock maple bolt-on neck.
34" scale length. Ebony fingerboard. Fodera Dual
Coil pickups. 5-string.
$6,750 retail
fodera.com

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BASSES | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Hagstrom
Northern Series Super Swede NSUSWEB-MHB

5-string. Mahogany wings body. Mahogany neck through with Resinator fingerboard. 34" scale length. Lundgren jazz classic pickups.
Mahogany Burst finish.
$3,349 retail
hagstrom.com

Warwick
Fortress 2014 Limited Edition

German-made 5-string. Swamp ash body with


birdseye poplar. Bolt-on wenge neck with birds eye
maple fingerboard. 34" scale lnegh. Passive Nordstrand Fat Stacks pickups. Nirvana black oil finish.
$5,499 retail
warwickbass.com

Warwick
Streamer Stage 2

German-made 5-string. Afzelia body. Wenge neck with Afzelia stripes


and wenge fingerboard. 34" scale length. Active MEC J/J pickups.
$6,499 retail
warwickbass.com

Xotic Bass
Electric Bass XJ-1T 6-string series

Ash body and maple fingerboard, 34" scale, Xotic


HRI (Hum Reduction Inductor) installed. Black or
Natural.
$3,900 street
xotic.us

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When Im playing, I never worry


with The Realist on my bass.

The original Realist Copperhead ts under the


bridge to provide the most transparent acoustic
delity for upright bass, cello, viola, violin, mandolin,
banjo, and other string instruments. The Realist is
also available with a wood element, the WoodTone.
Visit RealistAcoustic.com to explore your options.

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Banjo Realist

Violin & Viola Realist


Mandolin Realist

RealistAcoustic.com
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A C O U S T I C | BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $499 & UNDER
Xaviere
XV400B
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood
ngerboard, Fishman pickup and preamp.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


Rumbler U-BASS
Laminate-mahogany construction.
Mahogany neck, rosewood ngerboard and bridge. 21" scale length.
Kala electronic system with a Piezo
pickup with active EQ and built-in
tuner. Includes padded gig bag. Also
available fretless. Set up in the U.S.A.
$399 retail
ubass.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Pursuit Bass
Solid Sitka spruce top. Sapele laminate back and sides. Nato neck with
rosewood fretboard. Concert body shape with 32" scale length. Fishman ISYS+ USB electronics.
$599 street
breedlovesound.com
Breedlove Stringed

Instruments
Solo Bass

Solid Sitka spruce top. Sapele


laminate back and sides. Nato
neck with rosewood fretboard.
Jumbo body shape with 32" scale
length. Side sound-hole monitor
and LR-TCV electronics.
$799 street
breedlovesound.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Studio Bass
Solid Sitka spruce top. Sapele laminate back and sides.
Nato neck with rosewood fretboard. Jumbo body
shape with 34" scale length. LR-TCV electronics.
$599 street
breedlovesound.com

Carvin
AC40
Acoustic-electric bass. Chambered
mahogany body and neck. 34" scale
length with 24 frets. LR Baggs
ribbon transducer. Available fretted
or fretless.
$979 retail
carvin.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000 & OVER

Kala Brand Music Co.


Koa USA U-BASS
Top-grade, solid, select Hawaiian top, back and sides. Mahogany neck. Vintage P-style neck contour.
Rosewood ngerboard and bridge. 21" scale length. Custom Hip Shot Tuners. LR Baggs custom electronics.
Includes deluxe tweed hardcase. Meets most airline carry-on requirements. Also available fretless. Made
by Kala in California.
$2,799 retail
ubass.com

David Gage
String
Instruments
Czech-Ease
Acoustic road bass.
$4,000 retail
davidgage.com

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AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS


PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER
Acoustic
A20
Acoustic instrument amplier: 20W output, 8" co-ax
driver, 2 channels. Combo
1/4"/XLR inputs. Digital
chorus and reverb. Vari-control feedback elimination,
aux in, direct output with
pre/post switch, ground lift,
and level control.
$129 street
acousticamplication.com

Gallien-Krueger
MB108
25W. 1"x8"
speaker. 3-band
EQ. Aux Input.
$149 street
gallien.com

Peavey
ValveKing Cabs
Available as 412 cab or 112
extension cab. 412 Cab
features 400W continuous
power, birch construction, 16
ohms mono with dual input
jacks, and four 12" ValveKing
speakers. Straight or slant
available. 112 has 12" Blue
Marvel Speaker, 40W RMS,
16 ohms.
$129-449 street
peavey.com

Roland
Cube-10GX
10W, 8" speaker, Clean/
Crunch/Lead presets. Replace presets with custom
COSM amps via free Cube
Kit app for iOS and Android devices. Chorus/Delay/Reverb effects, Bass/
Middle/Treble controls.
Rec Out/Phones jack, Aux
In, and AC adaptor.
$129 street
rolandus.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Acoustic
A1000
Acoustic instrument amplier: 2x50W stereo Class D
output, 8" co-ax Neodymium drivers. 2 channels,
each with combo 1/4"/
XLR inputs. DSP effects.
Automatic feedback elimination. Bluetooth aux in,
stereo direct outputs with
pre/post switch, ground
lift, and level control.
$499 street
acousticamplication.com

Aguilar Amplication
Tone Hammer 350
350W @ 4 ohms, 3 lbs. 3-band EQ with sweepable mids. Effects loop,
DI and Drive control.
$499 street
aguilaramp.com

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Acoustic
A40
Acoustic instrument
amplier: 40W output, 8"
co-ax driver, 2 channels.
Combo 1/4"/XLR inputs.
DSP. Automatic feedback
elimination. Bluetooth aux
in, direct output with pre/
post switch, ground lift,
and level control.
$269 street
acousticamplication.com

Ampeg
BA-210
450W, solid-state combo.
2"x10" woofer and 1"
tweeter. XLR line out,
effects loop, HF mute.
External speaker out. Aux
in and headphone out.
$499 street
ampeg.com

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Amplifiers & Speaker Cabinets


PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Ashdown Engineering
Five 15
125W Combo. Custom
Ashdown 15" speaker.
High and Low inputs.
Drive Control, 3-band
EQ, XLR DI output.
Headphone out, effects
loop, Aux in with Mix
control. AppTek inputs
for connecting smartphones and tablets with
included cable.
$399 street
ashdownmusic.com

Ashdown Engineering
MiBass 2.0 & Mi 12
400W. Small and lightweight, 3-band EQ, Gain control, Line/Aux
in with Mix control. Headphone out, effects loop. XLR DI output.
Optional Mi12 lightweight cabinet with 12" speaker. 1" tweeter,
and 250W handling power.
$339-$449 street
ashdownmusic.com

Ashdown Engineering
Rootmaster 420
420W head, 5-band EQ, compressor. Footswitchable Drive and Sub
Harmonic effects. Class D power section. Auxiliary input, effects
loop. XLR DI, Speakon outs.
$499 street
ashdownmusic.com

Carvin
VT16
Single channel 16W/5W, all-tube vintage-series micro amp-head.
Standard covering is tweed and available in various custom
colors. Made in USA.
$369 retail
carvin.com

Diago
Little Smasher
Portable 5-watt amp head.
$229 street
diago.co.uk

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Reidmar
470W dynamic output, 250W RMS. Analog preamp with Class D
power amp.
$399 street
ebssweden.com

Eden Bass Amplification


E300
Bass amplifier head with 300W at 4-ohm power output. 3-band
EQ and Eden proprietary Enhance control. XLR line out, 3.5mm
media player input.
$480 retail
eden-electronics.com

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Epiphone
Ltd Ed Electar Century Amplifier
18W, all-tube 1x12".
Push/pull boost.
Bright, normal and
dark inputs. Master
tone. Internal bias
control. Optional
footswitch.
$399 street
epiphone.com

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Amplifiers & Speaker Cabinets


PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Gallien-Krueger
MB112-II
200 watts. Class
D power amp.
1x12" Paragon
speaker. Chain
Output for
driving MBP
powered enclosures.
$375 street
gallien.com

Hartke
LH1000 Bass Amplifier
1,000W bridged mono, Class A tube preamp circuit.
3-band tone stack EQ. Effects loop send/return jacks.
$499 street
samsontech.com

ISP Technologies
Stealth Power Amp
Class A/B power amp, 150W RMS for
pedal boards. 1.2 lbs. Made in USA.
$399 retail
isptechnologies.com

Line 6
AMPLIFi 75
75W combo guitar amplifier with 5 speakers, Bluetooth music
streaming, iOS App Control, 200 amps and affects, and Tone Match
to match your guitar tone with songs in your music library.
$399 street
line6.com

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Hartke
HD75 Bass Combo
75W, 12" hybrid paper/
aluminum cone driver.
Top-mounted amplifier.
7-band graphic EQ.
Built-in limiter. Effects
loop. 25W/8" (HD25),
50W/10" (HD50) and
150W/15" (HD150)
models also available.
$249 street
samsontech.com

Hiwatt
Little P Rig
British-made, pointto-point 20W/0.5W
version of the Hiwatt
SSD. Based on the
original made famous
by Pete Townshend. 4
independent channels.
1x12" Fane-loaded
Hiwatt cabinet.
$399 street
hiwatt.com

Laney
A1+
80W, 2-channel
acoustic-guitar combo
with 8" speaker and
tweeter. XLR input
with phantom power.
Thomann 3-band EQ.
16 digital effects. Aux
In. Effects loop. Headphone out.
$449 street
laney.co.uk

Mod Kits DiY


MOD 101 Guitar Amp Kit
All-tube design. 60W output power into 4, 8, 16 and 20 ohms. All
parts included. This is an easy build kit with point-to-point wiring
and clear, easy-to-follow instructions.
$495 retail
modkitsdiy.com

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Mod Kits DiY


MOD 102 Guitar Amp Kit
All-tube design. 5W output power into 8 Ohms. Includes one 12AX7
(preamp) and one EL84 (JJ Electronic brand) tubes. This is an easy kit
with point-to-point wiring and clear, easy-to-follow instructions.
$215 retail
modkitsdiy.com

Mojotone
Slammins Angled Extension Cabinet
USA-made Baltic birch-ply cabinet. Speaker cutout options include
1x12, 2x12, 2x10 and 2x8. Modern-style recessed metal handles.
$307 retail
mojotone.com

Orange Amps
Crush Pro 120 2x12" Combo
Analog, solid-state. 2-channel. Digital reverb. Effects loop. Also available as a head or 60W 1x12" combo.
$449-$699 retail
orangeamps.com

Palmer
EINS
1W all-tube guitar combo.
$399 street
palmer-germany.com

Peavey
ValveKing Micro-head
Two EL84 and three 12AX7 tubes. 20W. Microphone Simulated Direct
Interface (MSDI) with ground lift and speaker defeat. Variable Class
A simulation control. USB recording output. 3-band EQ. Reverb. Two
independent channels. Footswitch input. Buffered effects loop.
$429 street
peavey.com

Peavey
Vypyr VIP 3
100W RMS. TransTube solid-state technology. One 12" Blue
Marvel speaker. PowerSponge variable power control. LCD
display. Acoustic, 12 String, Sitar, 7 string, baritone, resonator,
bass Instrument models. 12 stompbox models. 36 on board amp
models. 6 bass amp models. 6 acoustic amp models. 25 on-board
effects. Chromatic tuner.
$299 street
Peavey.com

Quilter
Tone Block 200
200W, with tube-like responsiveness and dynamics. Weighs 4 pounds.
For the pedalboard or as a backup for your live amp.
$399 retail
quilterlabs.com

Rocktron
Velocity 100 LTD
100W, stereo, 50W/channel, reactance control, single rack space.
$499 retail
rocktron.com

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PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Rocktron
Widowmaker Guitar Preamp
Analog, two channels, 100db of gain, single rack space.
$399 retail
rocktron.com

TC Electronic
BG250-115
250W combo. Class D power amp,
Intelligent EQ Section, built-in
bass tuner, dual TonePrint capability with 6 effects Chorus, Flanger,
Vibrato, Octaver, SpectraComp,
Bass Drive.
$399 street
tcelectronic.com

TC Electronic
BG250-210 Combo
250W, Class D bass combo. 2x10"
speakers. 1x1" tweeter. Lightweight. EQ section. 6-string bass
tuner. TonePrint-enabled. Two
TonePrint Slots. DI, Aux in and
headphone jack for silent sessions.
$499 street
tcelectronic.com

Traynor
DHX12 1x12 Cabinet
Compact 25W, 1x12" solid plywood
guitar cabinet with Celestion
G12M Greenback. Unique open/
closed back hatch for wider tones.
Made in Canada.
$379 street
traynoramps.com

Vox Amplication
AC4C1TV-CB
TV-style cabinet. 4W, Class A
combo amp. EL84 power tube,
12AX7 preamp tubes. Custom
VX10 Celestion 10" speaker. Classic Vox Top Boost tone.
$329 street
voxamps.com

Yamaha
THR10 (V.2)
Update with new speaker simulations. 10W. 2 full-range speakers.
AC/battery.
$460 retail
yamaha.com

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Roland
AC-40 Acoustic Guitar Amplier
Stereo amplier. Dual custom 6.5"
speakers. Stereo chorus and reverb effects. Two channels: Guitar
(1/4" input) and Mic/Line (XLR/
TRS input), each with 3-band EQ
and independent effects. Automatic anti-feedback function.
$379 street
rolandus.com

Yamaha
THR10C
10W. 2 full-range speakers. AC/
battery. Recording interface. Solid
state, emulates high-gain tube
tones.
$460 retail
yamaha.com

Yamaha
THR10X
10W. 2 full-range speakers. Five
channels from three amps. AC/
battery. Recording interface. Solid
state, emulates high-gain tube
tones.
$460 retail
yamaha.com

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AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS


PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Aguilar Amplication
Tone Hammer 500
500W @ 4 ohms, 4 lbs. 3-band EQ with sweepable mids. Effects loop, DI and Drive control.
$699 street
aguilaramp.com

Aguilar Amplication
SL 112
Single 12" driver with NEO magnet. Adjustable tweeter. 25 lbs.
$749 street
aguilaramp.com

Ampeg
PF-800
800W, MOSFET preamp and Class-D power amp. Onboard compressor. 3-band EQ plus 5-position mid select. Balanced direct out,
effects loop with mix control.
$599 street
ampeg.com

Carvin
Steve Vai Signature Model VL300
100W, all-tube, 3-channel amp. Effects loop, variable boost
and foot-switchable reverb. MIDI switching compatible.
Made in USA.
$929 retail
carvin.com

Carvin
V3M-G
Gold Edition of the 3-channel all-tube 50W micro amp. Effects loop,
variable boost and foot-switchable reverb. Made in USA.
$629 retail
carvin.com

Chandler Limited
GAV19T 2x12
2x12" straight or slant British-style speaker cabinet to match
GAV19T amp. Choice of Celestion speakers.
$715 street
chandlerlimited.com

DV Mark
DV Jazz 12
1x12" combo, 45W,
solid-state preamp,
analog power amp,
onboard reverb.
$699 street
dvmark.it

DV Mark
Maragold
Greg Howe Signature. 40W 2-channel, all-tube head with EL34
power tubes, footswitch input for channels switch and effects loop.
$899 street
dvmark.it

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Amplifiers & Speaker Cabinets


PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Classic 500
Solid state with tube-emulated drive. 500W RMS.
$999 street
ebssweden.com

Gallien-Krueger
MB800
800 watts. Class D power amp. Discrete FET preamp. Switchable boost.
$699 street
gallien.com

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Eden Bass Amplification


WTX500
Class D bass amplifier head with 500W at 4-ohm power output.
Weighs 4.3 lbs. Compressor with bypass, 3-stage EQ headphone
output, footswitch input, and auxiliary input. Mute switch, tuner
output. XLR DI with level control.
$890 retail
eden-electronics.com

Godin
Acoustic Solutions ASG-75
Acoustic amplifier. 75W.
1-channel, solid state. 1x
5" woofer. Natural wood or
black finish options.
$699 street
godinacousticsolutions.com

Hartke
HyDrive 410 Bass
Cabinet
4x10" neodymium hybrid cone LF drivers.
1" titanium HF driver.
1000W at 8 ohms.
$699 street
samsontech.com

Hughes and Kettner


TM212 2x12 Cabinet
120W, 2 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30,
closed-back guitar cabinet. Ideal
companion for TubeMeister and
GrandMeister heads.
$729 street
hughes-and-kettner.com

Ibanez
TSA5TVR
5W tube combo. 1x8:
Jensen C8R Speaker.
Preamp 12AX7, power
amp 6V6GT. 2-Band EQ.
Accutronics Reverb Tank.
Built-in Tube Screamer.
$533 retail
ibanez.com

Laney
Ironheart IRT-Studio
15W all-tube, rack-mount
head with 2x EL84, 3x
ECC83 tubes. Speaker-emulated record-output direct
from the power tubes;
internal dummy load (no
need to connect a speaker).
USB audio I/O and reamp
jack for use with DAW.
$599 street
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AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS


PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Laney
Ironheart IRT120H
All-tube head. 120 watts RMS. Clean, Rhythm and Lead channels. PreBoost and Vari-Watts features.
$999 street
laney.co.uk

Marshall Amplication
DSL5C
DSL Series all-tube (3
x ECC83, 1 x ECC99),
2-channel, 1x10"
combo with Celestion
speaker. Effects loop,
Low Power switch, Aux
input and headphone/
recording output.
$690 retail
marshallamps.com

Musicvox
Spaceranger MVX-30
Studio Custom
Combo
Single channel, 30W.
12" Celestion. Two
6L6 power tubes,
three 12AX7 preamp tubes. Spring
reverb and effects
loop.
$799 retail
musicvox.com

Musicvox
Spaceranger MVX15 Studio Custom
Combo
Class-A, all-tube
design. 15W, with
two EL84 power
tubes and two 12AX7
preamp tubes. Reverb
and tremolo. 10"
Celestion.
$699 retail
musicvox.com

Palmer
FAB5
5W all-tube guitar combo.
$699 street
palmer-germany.com

Quilter
Aviator
100W from either or
both channels into
a Celestion Classic
Lead 80. Weighs 33
pounds.
$899 retail
quilterlabs.com

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Line 6
DT-25
25W combo amplier
with HD pre-amp
modeling and tube
power section designed by Reinhold
Bogner, with total
control available via
Line 6 Link.
$999 street
line6.com

Rocktron
Velocity 300
300W, 150W/channel, mono/stereo, Reactance control, single rack space.
$599 retail
rocktron.com

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Amplifiers & Speaker Cabinets


PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Roland
Blues Cube Artist
80W, 12" speaker,
open-back, 2-channel,
variable Power Control settings of 0.5W,
15W, 45W and Max.
Reverb/Tremolo.
$899 street
rolandus.com

TC Electronic
RH750 Head
750W, Class D bass amp. 3 presets, 4-band tone controls. SpectraComp and TubeDrive. Built-in tuner. DI. Effects loop. Aux input
and headphone jack for silent sessions.
$999 street
tcelectronic.com

Traynor
YBA-1Mod1Tube Head
40W, all-tube head with
two independently
voiced stackable
channels and power
output attenuator.
Made in Canada.
$749 street
traynoramps.com

Traynor
YGL1 Tube Combo
15W, single-channel,
all-tube 1x12"
combo with USA/
Brit/Pure-tone
mode switch. Made
in Canada.
$699 street
traynoramps.com

Vox Amplification
AC15C1TV-CB
TV-style cabinet. 15W,
Class A combo. EL84
power tubes, 12AX7
preamp tubes. Normal
and Top Boost channels. Tremolo and spring
reverb. 12" Celestion
G12M Greenback
speaker.
$699 street
voxamps.com

Warwick
WCA112LWCE
1x12" bass cabinet.
500W, 8 ohm with
Celestion speakers and Celestion
neodymium compression HF driver. Two
dual-purpose jack
and coaxial lockable
connectors.
$899 retail
warwickbass.com

Warwick
WCA408LWCE
4x8" bass cabinet, 600W, 8 ohm
with Celestion speakers and Celestion neodymium compression
driver. Two dual-purpose jack and
coaxial lockable connectors.
$919 retail
warwickbass.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
65amps
The Whiskey
50W head voiced
with the sound of
The Sunset Strip.
$2695 retail
65amps.com
Ampeg
V-4B
100W, all-tube bass head. 3-band EQ with selectable mids plus high/
low boosts. Pre out/power in and direct out.
$1299 street
ampeg.com

Budda
AS Preceptor
4x EL34 120W power section, 7x 12AX7 preamp section and 2
5U4 rectifier tubes. Separate effects loops on each channel with
send and return level adjustments. MIDI control for automation.
Separate 3-band passive EQ on each channel.
$2949 street
budda.com
Budda
Verbmaster
18W. 1x12" Budda
Phat loudspeaker.
Two EL84 power
tubes, three 12AX7
preamp tubes, 5U4
rectifier tube. Class
AB power section.
Hand-wired in the
USA.
$1799 street
budda.com

Carr Amplifiers
Rambler
All-tube 6L6,
28/14W, Class A
1x12 Combo. Reverb and tremolo.
$2530 retail
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Bully
120W (with half power switch). 3 channels with separate 3-band EQ
on each channel. MIDI control. 4x EL34 power section, 7x 12AX7
preamp section and 2 5U4 rectifier tubes for rectifier tubes.
$2499 street
budda.com

Carr Amplifiers
Impala
All-tube 6L6, 44W, 1x12 Combo. Reverb and master volume.
$2490 retail
carramps.com

Carr Amplifiers
Skylark
All-tube 6V6,
handmade 1x12
combo. 12W with
reverb, built-in
attenuator, and
Hi/Low switch.
$2390 retail
carramps.com

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AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS


PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999

Chandler Limited
GAV19T
19W, all-tube, 1-channel, guitar amplier.
$2050 street
chandlerlimited.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS HD360
Solid state. 360W RMS. Built-in compressor.
$1299 street
ebssweden.com

ENGL Amplication
Bass Rackhead E 1060
2-channel tube and solid-state preamp, 2x 500W or 1x 1000W. 2
Class D power ampliers. Mute switch for both channels.
$2199 street
engl-amps.com

Fender
68 Custom Vibrolux
Dual 10" Celestion
Ten 30 conguration
and 35W of all-tube
power. Reverb.
Tremolo.
$1199 retail
fender.com

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DV Mark
Multiamp
Rack-mountable preamp/effects processor/power amp. Virtual amps,
speaker cabs, microphones and effects, mute/tuner, tap tempo.
$1499 street
dvmark.it

Eden Bass Amplication


WT550
Bass amplier head 500W at 4-ohm power output. Switchable
compression, 5-way semi-parametric tone control. Enhance control, mono pre- and stereo post-effects loop. Input pad. DI with
level and ground lift. Tuner output.
$1200 retail
eden-electronics.com
ENGL Amplication
Pro Bass Cabinet
4x10 E 410B
4x10" plus volumecontrollable horn,
four Celestion BL
10-200X speakers
and one Eminence
APT-80 horn. 8
Ohm, 800W.
$1349 street
engl-amps.com

Friedman
Small Box
2-channel, 50W head, EL 34 tubes, series effects loop, line output.
$2799 street
friedmanamps.com

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Amplifiers & Speaker Cabinets


PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Godin
Acoustic Solutions
ASG-150
Acoustic amplifier.
150W. 3-channel,
solid state. 1x 8"
woofer. Built-in
digital reverb. Natural wood or black
finish options.
$1,079 street
godinacousticsolutions.com

Hiwatt
Little J Rig
British-made, pointto-point 20W/0.5W
version of the Hiwatt
SSJ. Based on the
original made famous
by Jimmy Page.
Foot-switchable cut.
1x12" Fane-loaded
Hiwatt cabinet.
$1,299 street
hiwatt.com

Kemper GmbH
Kemper Profiler Power Head
600 watts. Class D powered. Guitar amp profiler. 4 stompbox effects slots, 4 post-effects slots. Cabdriver. Two pairs of stereo
outs. Monitor out and S/PDIF.
$2,870 retail
kemper-amps.com
Lerxst Omega Amplification
Lerxst Omega 1x12
Combo
15W, hand-wired in
USA. Three 12AX7
preamp tubes and
two 6V6 power
tubes, 3-band EQ.
Serial FX loop. Celestion G12-M Creamback 65W speaker.
$1,799 retail
lerxstamps.com

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Hiwatt
Little D Rig
British-made, point-topoint 20W/0.5W version
of the Hiwatt SSD. Based
on the original made
famous by David Gilmour.
Classic Linked input circuit. 1x12" Fane-loaded
WEM Starfinder cabinet.
$1,999 street
hiwatt.com

Hughes and Kettner


GrandMeister 36 Tube Head
36W, all-tube programmable head. 128 presets, 4 channels, integrated
modulation and delay effects. iPad App and footswitch controllable.
$1,199 street
hughes-and-kettner.com

Kemper GmbH
Kemper Profiler Power Rack
600 watts. Class D powered. Guitar amp profiler. 4 stompbox effects
slots, 4 post-effects slots. Cabdriver. Two pairs of stereo outs. Monitor out and S/PDIF.
$2,870 retail
kemper-amps.com

Mesa Boogie
Mark V Head and 1x12 Combo
90W, 3-Channel, 9-mode, head and combo featuring reverb, 5-band
graphic EQ. Multi-Watt channel assignable power 90/45/10W. Series
effects loop, Footswitchable boost. Celestion C90 speaker (Combo).
$2,249-$2,399 retail
mesaboogie.com

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AMPLIFIERS & SPEAKER CABINETS


PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Mesa Boogie
Recto-Verb TwentyFive Head and 1x12
Combo
25W, 2-channel,
4-mode head and
combo versions of
the Mini Rectier
Twenty-Five featuring Reverb and a Fillmore FM-75 1x12"
speaker (Combo).
$1,099-$1,249 retail
mesaboogie.com

Mesa Boogie
TransAtlantic TA-30
40W, 2-channel, 5-mode
Brit-inspired head
and combos featuring
reverb, effects loop.
Multi-Watt channel
assignable power 40W
Dyna-Watt, 30W Class
A, 15W Class A. Celestion Custom Vintage 30
speaker (Combos).
$1,599-$1,899 retail
mesaboogie.com

Mojotone
Brownface Deluxe
Style Amp Kit
18W, 2-channel (normal
and bright). Bias
modulating tremolo.
Mojotone AV12C
25W speaker. Solid
pine cabinet. Heyboer
Transformer. Note:
Item is sold as a kit;
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full assembly.
$1,095 retail
mojotone.com

Orange Amps
Dual Dark Head
Dual-channel guitar amp. 4-stage gain. Channel A features full EQ.
Channel B is voiced like the Dark Terror. EL34 power tubes. Tube effects loop. 50W and 100W models available.
$2,299-$2,499 retail
orangeamps.com

PRS Guitars
2 Channel Custom 50
50W. 6L6 power tubes, xed bias. Effects loop. Reverb controls.
Bright switch and master volume for each channel. Solo boost.
3-button LED footswitch.
$1,699 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
Archon
100/50W (1/2 power switch). 6L6 power tubes, xed bias, effects
loop. Master volume for each channel. 2-button LED foot switch.
$1,899 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
Sweet 16 1x12
Combo
16W. 6V6 power
tubes, cathode
bias. Reverb and
master volume
controls. 1x12"
Vintage 30
speaker.
$1,599 retail
prsguitars.com

Quilter
Steelaire
200W. 15" custom
neodymium speaker
make this a powerful tool for the
steel-guitar player.
Weighs 35 pounds,
$1,399 retail
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Amplifiers & Speaker Cabinets


PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999

Randall Amplifiers
UN120 Amplifier
Scott Ian Signature. 120W,
all-tube 2-channel, 4-mode
amp. Active/Passive inputs.
LED footswitch included.
$2,699 retail
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Randall Amplifiers
Satan Amplifier
Ola Englund Signature. 120W, all-tube amp. Two channels, 4-mode. Active/passive inputs. EQ for both channels. LED footswitch included.
$2,994 retail
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Supro
Coronado
1964 reissue, 2-channel and tremolo, 35W, Class A, 2x10 Combo.
Chicago Blues tone that inspired the British invasion.
$1,249 retail
suprousa.com

Supro
Dual-Tone
1964 reissue, 2-channel and tremolo, 24W, 1x12 Combo using 6973
tubes. Authentic vintage small-club and studio amp.
$1,099 retail
suprousa.com

Supro
Thunderbolt
50th Anniversary 1964 reissue. 35W, Class A, dual 6L6. 1x15.
$1,099 retail
suprousa.com

Tech 21
dUg Ultra Bass 1000
dUg Pinnick Signature Head. 1,000W RMS, 2,000W peak into 4-Ohm
load. Class D power amp. 2 channels. 100% analog SansAmp emulation circuitry. 12 lbs.
$1,879 street
tech21nyc.com

Tech 21
VT Bass 1000
1,000W RMS, 2,000W peak into 4-Ohm load. Class D power amp. 2
channels. 100% analog SansAmp emulation circuitry. 12 lbs.
$1,879 street
tech21nyc.com

Tech 21
VT Bass 1969
300W RMS, 600W peak into 4-Ohm load. Analog power section. 2
channels. 100% analog SansAmp emulation circuitry. 23 lbs.
$1,049 street
tech21nyc.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Vox Amplification
AC30C2TV-CB
TV-style cabinet.
30W, Class A combo,
EL84 Power tubes,
12AX7 preamp
tubes, Normal and
Top Boost channels.
Tremolo and spring
reverb. 2x12" Celestion G12M Greenback speakers.
$1,099 street
voxamps.com

Warwick
LWA1000 Bass Amplifier
1,000W at 4 ohms or 500W at 8 ohms. Class A low-noise preamp,
Class D power amp with two channels. Separate input gain control, mute function, 4-band equalizer, and adjustable compressor. Includes metal footswitch.
$1,049 retail
warwickbass.com
Warwick
LWA1000 Black Bass Amplifier
1,000W at 4 ohms or 500W at 8 ohms. Class A low-noise preamp, Class D power
amp with two channels. Separate input gain control, mute function, 4-band equalizer, and adjustable compressor. Includes metal footswitch.
$1,049 retail
warwickbass.com

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Invader II
1,000W, 4-channel tube amp. EQ, MIDI programmable.
$3,199 street
engl-amps.com

Friedman
BE-100
3-channel, 100W head, EL34 tubes, series effects loop, line
output.
$3,699 street
friedmanamps.com

Friedman
Steve Stevens
SS-100. 2-channel all-tube head with boost. 100W. EL34 tubes, series
effects loop, line output.
$3,699 street
friedmanamps.com

Marshall Amplification
1962HW
Handwired recreation of the all-tube, 30W, 2-channel Series II Bluesbreaker 2 x 12" combo. Tube-driven Tremolo, GZ34 rectifier, and two
KT66 power tube. Pair of 25W Celestion Greenback 12" speakers.
$5,800 retail
marshallamps.com

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PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Marshall Amplification
2245THW
Handwired replica of the 30W, all-tube Bluesbreaker head. Tube driven, tremolo, two
KT66 power tubes, and a GZ34 rectifier tube.
$4800 retail
marshallamps.com

Musicvox
MI-5 Custom Special
Single-channel, 30W
with 3 Mullard
12AX7 preamp
tubes, four Mullard
EL84 output tubes,
and 5V4 rectifier. Dual speaker
outputs. Musicvox
2x10 cab with
Celestion Gold
speakers. Built in
the USA.
$10,000 retail
musicvox.com

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667 Amplifier
120W, all-tube amp. Six channels with 6 modes per channel.
Seven MIDI programmable functions per channel.
$3,745 retail
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PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Aguilar Amplication
Octamizer

Aguilar Amplication
TLC Compressor

Analog octave pedal, separate level controls


for clean and effected signal. Tilt-EQ for the
clean tone.
$159 street
aguilaramp.com

Bass compressor pedal with controls for Slope,


Threshold, Attack Time, and Level.
$199 street
aguilaramp.com

Boss
BD-2W Blues Driver

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on classic Blues Driver with newly revised,
all-analog discrete amplier circuit. Standard
mode captures classic BD-2 tone. Custom
mode delivers new body and sustain.
$149 street
bossus.com

New Special Edition overdrive pedal. Drive/


High/Low sound-shaping knobs. Multi-dimensional processing.
$149 street
bossus.com

Boss
SD-1W Super OverDrive
New special edition Waza Craft pedal based on
legendary Super OverDrive with newly revised
all-analog discrete amplier circuit. Standard
mode captures classic SD-1 sound. Custom
mode offers new tonal range and gain.
$149 street
bossus.com

Budda
Karma Chorus
Chorus pedal. Included vibrato effect. Dial from
chorus to vibrato or blend with vibrato mix
knob. Vibrato speed, depth, and level controls.
$149 street
budda.com

Budda
Samsara Delay

Budda
Zenman Overdrive/Boost

Delay pedal. 20-600ms of delay time. Tone,


time, feedback, and level controls.
$149 street
budda.com

Overdrive/Boost pedal. Phat/vintage switch and


boost feature with its own level control.
$149 street
budda.com

Celestial
Capricorn Rock Distortion
Carvin
FX2
1RU dual-engine, 24-bit effects processor. Easy dials to select
effect (reverb, echo, chorus, ange) and a parameter control.
No menu or scrolling screens to navigate.
$199 retail
carvin.com

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of gain. Gain, Volume, Edge and Limit knobs.
Three-way clipping diode selector. True
bypass. 9V battery or 9VDC center-negative
adapter for power.
$179 retail
celestialeffects.com

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PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Celestial
Scorpio Super Boost!

Clean boost to fuzzy overdrive tones for guitar


or bass. Gain control. True bypass. 9V battery
or standard 9 VDC center-negative adapter
for power.
$135 retail
celestialeffects.com

Wah-wah pedal. Proprietary HI01 Halo Inductor


updated with stabilized cup core. Thru-hole
components. Premium pot, switch, and jacks.
$199 street
jimdunlop.com

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Funkulator

Dunlop Manufacturing
EP101 Echoplex Preamp

Simple EQ tone-shaper pedal for bass. Optimized for slap playing.


$149 retail
creationaudiolabs.com

Tone conditioner. Based on Echoplex EP-3s preamp section. FET-driven circuit. Gain control
boosts by up to +11dB.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
Fuzz Face Mini Distortion Pedals

Dunlop Manufacturing
GCB95 Original Cry Baby Wah Wah

Fuzz Faces in smaller housings with LEDs, true


bypass switching, and AC power jacks. Initial
models: FFM1 Silicon, FFM2 Germanium,
FFM3 Jimi Hendrix.
$99-$129 street
jimdunlop.com

EarthQuaker Devices
Arrows Preamp Booster

Tone sculpting preamp booster. Midrange boost.


$95 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Fuzzmo

Fuzz with Shape and Blend controls. Selectable


mid-scoop filter. For bass or guitar.
$199 street
ebssweden.com

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CM95 Cry Baby Wah Wah

Wah wah pedal. Fasel inductor.


$79 street
jimdunlop.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive

Distortion for bass with Drive, Tone, Level and


Clean controls. Built-in compressor. Clean
loop and Drive loop.
$199 street
ebssweden.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS MultiComp

Studio-quality compressor pedal for bass,


guitar, and beyond.
$199 street
ebssweden.com

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PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Eden Bass Amplification
Caliwah

Bass filter pedal. Low point-control for choosing where effect starts. Sensitivity control adjusted for playing style. Voice switch selects
between two different settings. Resonance
control adjusts detail of the voicing.
$180 retail
edenamps.com

Bass chorus. Interactive Speed and Depth


controls. Low Cut control for adjusting where
the chorus is applied.
$180 retail
edenamps.com

Egnater
Black Metal

Egnater
Goldsmith

Analog guitar effects pedal: Metal with Gate


+ Mid.
$199 street
egnateramps.com

Egnater
Silversmith

Analog guitar effects pedal: Distortion + Boost


with Path switch for order.
$199 street
egnateramps.com

Fishman
Platinum Stage

Pure analog tone shaping. Class-A universal


preamp. 4-band EQ switchable for bass or
other instruments, volume boost, XLR DI
output, 9V or phantom power operation.
$119 street
fishman.com

GFS
Retro Verb

Room, Hall and Spring reverb effects. Steel


enclosure. Heavy-duty components.
$69 retail
guitarfetish.com

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Eden Bass Amplification


i90

Analog guitar effects pedal: Overdrive + Boost


with Path switch for order.
$199 street
egnateramps.com

Electro-Harmonix
Nano Looper 360 Looping Pedal

Provides 5 minutes of recording time between


11 separate loops. Single-footswitch operation. Loop lever control. Uncompressed 24-bit,
44.1kHz sound quality.
$179 retail
ehx.com

GFS
Pro Fuzz

Vintage-style fuzz in cast-steel enclosure.


Heavy duty components.
$49 retail
guitarfetish.com

GFS
Twin Overdrive

Two separate overdrives in one enclosure. Channels cascade for max gain.
$69 retail
guitarfetish.com

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Singular Sound

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BeatBuddy
The world's first guitar pedal/drum
machine! You get complete, handsfree creative control of beats during
live performance. You can insert fills,
transition from verse to chorus, add
accents, and more. An easy-to-read
Beat Indicator lets you fully track what's
going on with the beat. You can choose
from ten different drum kits and 200
pre-loaded songs in a variety of styles.
In addition, the included BeatBuddy
Manager software (Mac/PC) lets you
create any song or drum kit, download
content from the BeatBuddy Online
Library, and share your creations with
other users via BeatBuddy's Community
Forum. BeatBuddy also syncs to other
MIDI devices.
$349 retail
mybeatbuddy.com

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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Hotone
EKO Skyline Series Stompbox

Hotone
VERB Skyline Series Stompbox

Ultra-compact, true bypass, digital/analog


delay stompbox with delay time up to 500ms.
Master Time. Echo/Repeat knobs. Mod button.
Metal footswitch.
$79 street
hotoneaudio.com

Ultra-compact, true bypass, digital reverb


stompbox. Master Decay. Tone/Reverb knobs.
Shim button. Metal footswitch.
$79 street
hotoneaudio.com

Hotone
Wally Looper Skyline Series
Stompbox

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Maxon
FWA10

15+ minutes of loop time. Unlimited overdubbing. Loop Level/Tempo control knobs. Master
Volume light-up knob. Metal footswitch, LED.
$89 street
hotoneaudio.com

Fuzz Pedal with Sustain, Level, Tone, Parametric


EQ.
$199 retail
maxonfx.com

Maxon
OD808X

MC Systems
CGN

Overdrive pedal with Gain, Tone, and Volume


knobs.
$159 retail
maxonfx.com

V-Switch velocity switching delay pedal.


Regeneration responds to V-Switch force. Two
delay presets.
$179 retail
mcsystemsmusic.com

MC Systems
LAX

MC Systems
SYD

V-Switch velocity switching Glass Chorus


pedal. Chorus depth responds to V-Switch
force. Two modulation rates and Glass xed
side-chain top-end.
$179 retail
mcsystemsmusic.com

V-Switch velocity switching String Reviver


pedal. Dual V-switch, top-end tone shaping
with two alternate boost levels.
$179 retail
mcsystemsmusic.com

Mod Kits DIY


The Persuader Deluxe

Mod Kits DIY


The Thunderdrive Kit

Uses Darlington preamp to push cascaded


triode vacuum tubes into distortion. Four dual
triode vacuum tubes are included (JJ 5751,
12AX7B China, JJ 12AU7, and NOS USA-made
12AT7). Boost switch. LED indicator. True
bypass.
$99 retail
modkitsdiy.com

Overdrive pedal kit that provides a signal


boost at low-gain settings and distortion at
maximum settings.
$29 retail
modkitsdiy.com

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Earthquaker Devices

BRYAN TURNER PHOTOGRAPHY

Afterneath Reverb & Palisades Overdrive

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The Afterneath offers comprehensive reverb control


with adjustable length, diffusion, reflection, and
dampening. The Palisades is our take on the classic
808 overdrive with six different clipping voices, five
bandwidth settings, a Bright/Normal selector, an
optional input buffer, and two gain channels.
Afterneath, $225 retail
Palisades, $250 retail
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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Mod Kits DIY
The Wahtz Wah

Wah pedal with true bypass switching.


Point-to-point construction.
$99 retail
modkitsdiy.com

Moog Music
MF Delay

100% analog delay pedal.700ms delay, 22dB


of Drive, and expression pedal control of Time
or Feedback.
$199 street
moogmusic.com

Moog Music
MF Trem

Balanced modulator design allows for wide


range of Trem, Rotary, and Phase-based effects. Expression pedal control of Speed.
$179 street
moogmusic.com

Morley
M2 Passive Voltage Control/
Expression Pedal

Passive voltage controller suitable for


use with any device that has voltage
control or expression pedal features.
Requires one TRS Stereo 1/4" cable
(not included). Cold-rolled steel housing and 2-year warranty.
$59 street
morleypedals.com

MXR
CSP099 Custom Shop Phase 99

Two Phase 90 circuits in a single housing.


Separate Speed controls for each circuit.
Vintage switch toggles modern/vintage style
phasing. P/S switch toggles parallel/series
signal flow. Sync switch synchronizes rate of
each phase circuit.
$169 street
jimdunlop.com

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Mooer Audio
ShimVerb Micropedal

Digital reverb with all-metal housing and true


bypass.
$109 retail
mooeraudio.com

Moog Music
MF Drive

Moog Ladder Filter-based overdrive pedal with


expression pedal control of Filter Cutoff.
$169 street
moogmusic.com

Morley
M2 Passive Stereo Volume

Passive, stereo volume pedal, suitable


for use with guitar, bass, or keys. No
battery or adapter is needed. Use as
mono, stereo, or ABY. Cold-rolled steel
housing and 2-year warranty
$69 street
morleypedals.com

Morley
M2 Passive Volume

Smooth taper, passive volume pedal


(no power required). Cold-rolled steel
housing and 2-year warranty.
$59 street
morleypedals.com

MXR
CSP233 Custom Shop Micro Amp+

Boost pedal. Up to +26dB. Low-noise op-amps.


Gain, Bass, and Treble controls.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

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PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200

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Palmer
Mutterstolz

Pigtronix
Quantum Time Modulator

Tube distortion pedal.


$199 street
palmer-germany.com

Dual BBD Dimension chorus and vibrato with


envelope.
$199 retail
pigtronix.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Classic

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Elevator

American 12AX7 tube, analog distortion


with three gain ranges, mid boost
and EQ.
$199 street
radialeng.com

Dual-mode, Class-A buffer with multi-level


power booster, Drag Control and mid boost.
$169 street
radialeng.com

Randall Ampliers
Mor

Rocktron
Gary Hoey Intimidator

One-knob boost pedal. True bypass. Runs on 9V


battery or external power.
$149 retail
randallampliers.com

Distortion, EQ, true bypass. 9V power supply.


$189 retail
rocktron.com

Source Audio
Hot Hand USB

TC Electronic
Ditto X2 Looper

A motion detecting wireless ring that sends


MIDI control messages to audio software via
the computers USB jack.
$149 street
sourceaudio.net

Dedicated Start/Stop button. Looper effects:


Reverse and Half Speed, Loop and Backing
tracks. Import/Export from computer. Unlimited overdubs, 5 minutes of looping time.
$119 street
tcelectronic.com

TC Electronic
Flashback mini Delay

TC Electronic
Polytune 2 Mini

Small footprint. Controls for Feedback, Delay,


and FX Level. TonePrint-enabled.
$179 street
tcelectronic.com

Polyphonic tuner. Ultra-bright display. Strobe


and Chromatic tuner modes. Compact. True
Bypass. Drop-D, Capo, Flat tuning settings.
$89 street
tcelectronic.com

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PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Tech 21
Boost Metallic Series

All-analog Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive and Bass


Fuzz. Separate boost function, up to 21dB.
$149 street
tech21nyc.com

Echo pedal with 600ms delay time, tape-like


Wobble, Self Oscillation, Echo, Intense, Rate.
$79 retail
godlyke.com

Visual Sound
H2O

Visual Sound
V3RT66

Stereo chrous with analog-voiced echo channel.


Knobs for chrorus/vibato and tone.
$179 street
visualsound.net

Overdrive and compression.


$179 street
visualsound.net

Vox Amplification
Tone Garage Trike Fuzz

Visual Sound
VS-XO

Dual overdrive with controls for bass, clean mix,


and tone.
$179 street
visualsound.net

Octave fuzz. Volume, Octave down, Octave up,


and Gain controls. True bypass switching.
Aluminum die-cast body. DC9V/AA battery
operation.
$139 street
voxamps.com

Vox Amplification
V847AUJ

Walrus Audio
Plainsman Clean Boost

Up-to-date version of the classic Vox wah


tone. Rugged metal chassis with Union Jack
aesthetic. Circuit design has been closely
matched to original specifications. Buffered
input to preserve signal. DC9V/battery
operation.
$89 street
voxamps.com

Includes Tone control.Switchable +8 or +15db.


$149 retail
walrusaudio.com

Wampler Pedals
Clarksdale

Wampler Pedals
Velvet Fuzz

Classic overdrive. 3-band EQ. Top-mounted


jacks. Soft-click true-bypass relay switch.
Smooth/Lift switch. American-made.
$199 retail
wamplerpedals.com

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TWA
Fly Boys Echo FB-03

True bypass. Big/Tight switch. Volume, Fuzz,


Tone controls. American-made.
$199 retail
wamplerpedals.com

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Up to eight simultaneous eects with famous Fractal Audio quality.
Place virtual stompbox eects between your guitar and amp.
Simultaneously place post eects in your amps FX Loop.
Change amp channels with built-in relaysand much more!
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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Way Huge
WHE203 Red Llama Overdrive

Overdrive pedal. Volume and drive controls.


$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Way Huge
WHE702 Echo-Puss Analog Delay

Fuzz pedal. Hand-selected germanium transistors. Passive tone circuit. Volume, Tone, and
Drive controls.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

PRICE RANGE: $200-$499

Delay pedal. 600ms delay time. Modulation


circuit. Delay, Feedback, Depth, Speed, Tone
and Blend controls.
$169 street
jimdunlop.com

65amps
Colour Boost

Aguilar Amplification
Tone Hammer

Bogner
Burnley

Bogner
Harlow

Bogner
Wessex

Carl Martin
Plexitone-S

Carl Martin
TOD

Bass preamp/DI with 3-band EQ, sweepable


mids, AGS boost circuit.
$229 street
aguilaramp.com

Boost with bloom. Rupert Neve Designs


transformer.
$229 street
bogneramplification.com

Single-channel version of the famous CM


Plexitone.
$269 retail
carlmartin.com

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WHE403 Havalina Germanium Fuzz

The classic, single-transistor, treble-booster


circuit from the 60s. Hand-built with fullsized amp parts.
$225 retail
65amps.com

Distortion. Rupert Neve Designs transformer.


$229 street
bogneramplification.com

Overdrive. Rupert Neve Designs transformer.


$229 street
bogneramplification.com

Classic-series high-gain overdrive


$205 retail
carlmartin.com

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$499

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Celestial
Cancer Wah the Fuzz?

Chandler Limited
Germanium Drive Pedal

Four analog effects in one. Includes 12AX7driven tube-overdrive section. Octave


can be bypassed. Muscle Fuzz section has
2-tone EQ shapes and a xed-wah effect.
9 VDC center negative adapter for power
(requires 200 mA supply).
$469 retail
celestialeffects.com

Studio-quality boost/overdrive pedal with tons


of color.
$335 street
chandlerlimited.com

Chandler Limited
Little Devil Colored Boost Pedal

Creation Audio Labs


Grizzly Bass

Boost box based on Little Devil 500.


$335 street
chandlerlimited.com

Bass pedal with overdrive, distortion, high-cut,


mid-scoop, and gain cut/boost.
$225 retail
creationaudiolabs.com

DigiTech
Bass Whammy

DigiTech
RP360XP

Bass Whammy pitch-shifting pedal. Two-mode


effect with true bypass. MIDI input. 9V DC
power supply.
$299 retail
digitech.com

Guitar multi-effects processor. 160 different effects, expression pedal, 40"


looper, and nearly 200 presets. USB
port, congurable footswitch modes,
built-in tuner, dedicated headphone
jack, and 60 drum tracks.
$299 retail
digitech.com

DigiTech
Vocalist Live Harmony

EarthQuaker Devices
Afterneath Reverb

3-part vocalist harmony pedal for guitarists.


Pitch correction, musIQ, effects, built-in
guitar tuner, advanced feedback suppression
with 12 lters, set list-preset, and 70" looper.
Includes power supply.
$409 retail
digitech.com

Reverb with adjustable length, diffusion, reection, and dampening. Drag control.
$225 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

EarthQuaker Devices
Palisades Overdrive

Electro-Harmonix
B9 Organ Machine Organ Pedal

Our take on the classic 808 overdrive, with six


different clipping voices, ve bandwidth settings, Bright/Normal selector, optional input
buffer, and two gain channels.
$250 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

Nine classic organ sounds for guitar. Emulates


percussive attack and modulation of organ.
Power supply included.
$293 retail
ehx.com

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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Electro-Harmonix
Clockworks Rhythm Generator/
Master Clock

Master clock for sequencers and drum


machines. Generates pulse to trigger devices.
Four separate clock channels. All-analog.
$293 retail
ehx.com

Emma
PisdiYAUwot

Metal distortion with Level, Gain, Low, Mid, High


controls.
$249 retail
godlyke.com

Eventide
H9 Harmonizer

Best of Factor-series stompboxes with


iOS control.
$499 street
eventide.com

Eventide
TimeFactor

Envelope filter with sensitivity control.


$249 retail
godlyke.com

Emma
ReezaFRATzitz

Rock distortion with Level, Gain, Low, High, and


Bias controls.
$249 retail
godlyke.com

Eventide
Space

Reverb algorithms taken from the


H8000FW and Eclipse V4. Pitch shifting, tremolo, modulation, and special
effects. Now includes Freeze.
$499 retail
eventide.com

Fishman
Platinum Pro EQ

Delay effects from H3000, Eclipse, and


H8000FW. Two independent 3-second
delays, real-time control, 100 presets,
true bypass, 12-second looper, USB,
and MIDI. Includes presets from Roger
Waters The Wall Live.
$399 retail
eventide.com

Pure analog tone shaping. Class-A analog preamp. 5-band EQ switchable for bass or other
instruments, volume boost, XLR DI output,
effect loop, built-in tuner, and 9V operation.
$249 street
fishman.com
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Hammond
Digital Leslie Pedal

Ibanez
TS80835TH

Select vintage 122 and 147 (Leslie


cabinets), the Model 18V, (classic
Vibratone cabinet), and Hammond
PR-40 tone cabinet. Adjust virtual mic
placement, ramp up/down speeds,
overdrive, horn and bass balance, and
overall volume. True bypass, speed and
brake control, stereo I/O, and a 6dB
gain switch.
$399 retail
hammondorganco.com

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Emma
DiscumBOBulator

Limited edition. Faithful re-creation of original


narrow box 1979 TS808.
$285 retail
ibanez.com

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Ibanez
TS808DX

ISP Technologies
Decimator G String II

Overdrive and the Booster. Features the


JRC4558D IC capable of adding up to 20dB.
True bypass. 9 or 18V.
$357 retail
ibanez.com

Noise-reduction pedal with linking capabilities.


Time vector processing.
$269 retail
isptechnologies.com

ISP Technologies
Impression

ISP Technologies
Theta Preamp Pedal

DSP-based multi-effects pedal with


chorus, delay, anger, and digital decimator. Tap funcion. Made in USA.
$399 retail
isptechnologies.com

Dual gain settings. Both circuits will


distort Bass, Mid Level, Mid Sweep
from 300 to 3KHz. Decimator G-String
II noise reduction. 160dB of gain.
$399 retail
isptechnologies.com

L.R. Baggs
Venue DI

Lehle
Little Dual

DI and preamp with tuner and volume boost.


$299 street
lrbaggs.com

Dual amp switcher with LTHZ isolation transformer, no hum.


$309 retail
lehle.com

Line 6
AMPLIFi FX100

Line 6
POD HD500X

Guitar amplier emulation and multieffects oorboard with 200 amps and
effects, 5 footswitches, expression
pedal, Bluetooth connectivity, and iOS
control.
$299 street
line6.com

Guitar amplier modeling system and


multi-effects pedal with 12 footswitches, expression pedal, aluminum
enclosure. 30 amp/cabinet models.
Over 100 effects models. Built-in
48-second looper.
$499 street
line6.com

Majik Box
Bipolar Fuzz

Majik Box
Filthy Lucre Distortion

Two discrete fuzz circuits in one boxa classic


side and a warped side. Lo-Fi switch for additional sputtering and burping.
$269 retail
majikboxusa.com

Modded amp tone and feel. Full complement


of controls, including bass, mid, treble, gain
and level.
$239 retail
majikboxusa.com

Majik Box
Rocket Fuel 5th Anniversary
Edition

Maxon
AD10

Limited edition: Only 250 available worldwide.


Overdrive and Boost in one box. 3-way bass
shift switch. Developed in cooperation with
Doug Aldrich.
$349 retail
majikboxusa.com

120

Analog Delay with Delay, Repeat, and Blend


controls.
$249 retail
maxonfx.com

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Mesa Boogie
Boogie Five-Band Graphic

Mesa Boogie
Flux-Five

True bypass. 12dB of boost or cut at 80Hz,


240Hz, 750Hz, 2.2kHz, and 6.6kHz. Status
LED, 9V battery or external. Made In Petaluma, CA.
$249 retail
mesaboogie.com

5-band graphic EQ and footswitchable Hi/


Lo performance modes added to Flux Drive.
True bypass 12dB of boost or cut at 80Hz,
240Hz, 750Hz, 2.2kHz, and 6.6kHz. Made in
Petaluma, CA.
$249 retail
mesaboogie.com

Mesa Boogie
Throttle Box EQ

Pigtronix
Echolution 2 Deluxe

True bypass. Hi/Lo-mode footswitch. Boost


switch. 5-band graphic EQ with LED. 12dB of
boost or cut at 80Hz, 240Hz, 750Hz, 2.2kHz
and 6.6kHz. Made in Petaluma, CA.
$299 retail
mesaboogie.com

Programmable modulation, multi-tap delay


with lters.
$399 retail
pigtronix.com

Pigtronix
Rototron

Randall Ampliers
Facepunch

Analog dual-rotor Leslie simulator.


$319 retail
pigtronix.com

Overdrive pedal with Punch, Frequency, and


Smooth functions. True bypass. Runs on 9V
battery or external power.
$224 retail
randallampliers.com

Randall Ampliers
RGOD

Rocktron
Banshee 2

Preamp gain pedal. Two switchable gain/level


channels. Full EQ-bass/mid/treb/pres, bass
boost, mid scoop, and tone stack shift. True
bypass.
$299 retail
randallampliers.com

Built-in preamp. No need for external speaker.


Effects loop.
$359 retail
rocktron.com

Rocktron
Hush 2X

Rotosound
Crusader Chorus

True bypass, 65db noise reduction. Two separate channels.


$249 retail
rocktron.com

Vintage-style chorus pedal. Hand-wired.


$299 retail
rotosound.com

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Rotosound
King Henry Phaser RKH1

Rotosound
Wobbler RWB1

Strymon
BigSky Reverberator

Strymon
Flint Tremolo & Reverb

Vintage-style phaser pedal. Hand-wired.


$299 retail
rotosound.com

Beautiful, immersive, and musically inspirational reverb machines in a simple yet powerful package.
$479 street
strymon.net

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Vintage-style tremolo pedal. Hand-wired with


smooth range control.
$299 retail
rotosound.com

Decades of historic vintage reverb and tremolo


effects in a pedal-board-friendly format.
$299 street
strymon.net

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Strymon
Mobius Modulation

TC-Helicon
Play Acoustic

A rened collection of the most organic,


luscious, and versatile modulation machines
imaginable.
$449 street
strymon.net

Vocal/harmony and guitar effects. BodyRez


acoustic ltering and EQ. DI. Feedback suppression and phase controls. USB recording.
$299 street
tc-helicon.com

TC-Helicon
Play Electric
Vocal/harmony, guitar and amp effects. TonePrint sounds and guitar multi-effects. Amp
sims from VoiceLive 3. USB recording.
$349 street
tc-helicon.com

Tech 21
Fly Rig 5
Single pedal with 5 components: SansAmp, Reverb, Delay, Plexi distortion and Boost.
$249 street
tech21nyc.com

TWA
Handmade Great Divide MkII
Analog synth octaver with 4 selectable voices.
12 internal trimmers and external effects
loop. Uncolored bypass tone.
$399 retail
godlyke.com

Tech 21
RK 5
Richie Kotzen Signature-series Fly Rig. Single pedal with 5
components: SansAmp, Reverb, Delay, RK Signature distortion
and Boost.
$249 street
tech21nyc.com

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Handmade Little Dipper MkII

Vox Amplication
Nuvibe

Envelope controlled vocal formant lter with


controls for Ascension, Inclination, Diffraction, Occultation, Low Boost. Expression pedal
input. Internal controls: Blend, Gate, Level.
$299 retail
godlyke.com

Chorus and vibrato effects. Volume,


Intensity, and Speed controls. Simulated CdS Photoresistor. Wave Sliders
for producing custom LFO waveform.,
Includes dedicated expression pedal.
True bypass switching. Operates on
battery or AC adapter.
$499 street
voxamps.com

Walrus Audio
Descent Reverb/Octave

Wampler Pedals
Thirty Something

Reverb with octaves. Shimmer, Reverse, and


Hall modes.
$299 retail
walrusaudio.com

Drive/Tone shaper. Independent pre-gain boost


footswitch. True bypass. 2-band EQ. Top Cut
knob. 30/15 switch. American-made.
$239 retail
wamplerpedals.com

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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: OVER $500 or TBA

Fractal Audio Systems


Axe-Fx II Mk II Preamp Effects Processor

Carl Martin
Octa-Switch II

All-in-one guitar processor includes vintage and modern guitar amps,


speaker cabs, stompboxes, studio effects, and more. Tone Matching
and onboard Speaker IR tools. USB integration and free Axe-Edit
software.
$2,199 retail
fractalaudio.com

8-effect loop switcher with amp channel switching.


$593 retail
carlmartin.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Headload
Speaker load box with built-in Radial JDX
cab simulator, Phaser, EQ, DI and headphone amp for silent practicing.
$899 street
radialeng.com

Line 6
POD HD Pro X
2RU guitar multi-effects processor and audio interface
with 30 HD amp models, over 100 effects.
$699 street
line6.com

Precision engineered for robust performance, the Apollo range


introduces our innovative, dynamic response V-SWITCH
velocity sensitive true bypass switching system - giving you
MORE right when you need it. Stompboxes just got smarter!

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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: OVER $500 or TBA
RMI
Basswitch IQ DI

TC-Helicon
VoiceLive 3

Bass preamp with 4-band EQ, A/B switch,


mute function, transformer isolated.
$799 retail
rmi.lu

3-in-1 multi-efects processor.


Complete TC-Helicon vocal, guitar,
and looper effects. Vocal harmonies.
TonePrint sounds. Guitar amp sims.
Stereo outputs
$799 street
tc-helicon.com

Two Notes Audio Engineering


Torpedo C.A.B.
Cab-and-mic simulation. 32 virtual
speaker cabinets, 8 mics, 8 power
ampliers. 96kHz/32-bit oating
point signal processing. 3rd-party
IR-compatible. 5-band EQ. Guitar/Line
In, Amp/Line out, Headphones. USB
remote control.
$549 retail
two-notes.com

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Torpedo Live
Integrated 100W RMS loadbox with active heat control. Cab+mic simulation powered by Torpedo technology. 32 virtual speaker cabinets, 8
microphones, 8 power ampliers. 96 kHz/32-bit oating point signal
processing. 3rd-party IR compatible. 5-band EQ. Amp In, Speaker Out,
Line Analog In/Out, SPDIF Out. USB remote control.
$995 retail
two-notes.com

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PRICE RANGE: OVER $500 or TBA

Two Notes Audio Engineering


Torpedo Reload
Integrated 150W RMS loadbox with
active heat control. Reactive-active
attenuator, DI and reamplication
box. Inst./pedal input. 24 virtual cab
models, 8 mics, 4 power amps, studio
effects with Wall of Sound plug-in.
$849 retail
two-notes.com

Fractal Audio Systems


FX8 Multi-FX Pedalboard
8 simultaneous Fractal Quality FX in a
self-contained oor unit. Built-in amp
channel switching relays. Four Cable
Method allows both pre/post FX.
$TBA
fractalaudio.com

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Yamaha
SPX2000
REV-X reverb. 24-bit, 96k-Hz DSP audio processing. Computer-based
editing.
$1,349 retail
yamaha.com

MXR
CSP033 MXR Custom Shop Il Torino
Overdrive
Overdrive pedal. MOSFET-based tube emulation. Treble, Mid, Bass, Master, Gain controls.
OD/Boost switch toggles between tube-like
saturated OD mode and slightly cleaner Boost
mode.
$TBA
jimdunlop.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
Allparts
LT-1402-023

BigRock Engineering
Snapz Bridge Pin Puller

Cleartone Strings
Electric Guitar Strings

Cleartone Strings
Acoustic Guitar Strings

DAddario
NYXL String Line

Dunlop Manufacturing
Electric Nickel Wound Strings

Snapz bridge-pin pulling tool.


$10 retail
allparts.com

Nickel-plated treated electric guitar strings.


$12 street
cleartonestrings.com

Phosphor-bronze treated acoustic guitar


strings.
$16 street
cleartonestrings.com

NYXLs feature DAddarios exclusive New York


manufactured, high carbon-steel alloy for
unprecedented strength. Improved tuning
stability compared to traditional nickel-wound
strings.
$19 retail
nyxlstory.com

Electric guitar strings


$9 retail
jimdunlop.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
John Petrucci Signature Jazz III

Dunlop Manufacturing
Ultex Jazz III XL

Ultex pick. Polished, beveled tip. Raised JP


logo grip. 1.5MM.
$5 retail
jimdunlop.com

Ultex pick. Jazz III XL shape. Available in gauge


1.38.
$4 retail
jimdunlop.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS PCF Patch Cables

Elixir Strings
HD Light Acoustic 80/20 Bronze
Strings with NanoWeb Coating

Flat-designed, low-resistance, patch cables.


$2-$6 street
ebssweden.com

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Snap-on and slide-lock bridge-pin removal tool.


$7 street
apintl.com

The set blends the medium-gauge plain steel


strings with light gauge wound strings,
bridged by a custom .025 third string. Gauging:
.013", .017", .025", .032", .042", .053".
$14 retail
elixirstrings.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
Elixir Strings
HD Light Acoustic Phosphor Bronze
Strings with NanoWeb Coating

Ernie Ball
Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings

Ernie Ball
M-Steel Electric Strings

Everly Music Company


Star Picks

The set blends the medium-gauge plain steel


strings with light gauge wound strings,
bridged by a custom .025 third string. Gauging:
.013", .017", .025", .032", .042", .053".
$16 retail
elixirstrings.com

$12 retail
ernieball.com

Delrin guitar picks, available in 12-pack.


$6 street
everlystrings.com

GHS Strings
Thick Core Boomers

GHS Strings
Thin Core Boomers

Goby Labs
Guitar-hook Thingy

Godin
Luthier Grade Guitar Polish

Godin
Straps

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


TUSQ Picks

Heavier core wire, increased sustain and performance. Nickel-plated steel.


$9 retail
ghsstrings.com

Locking pole-grip forms a closed loop


around most mic stands. Supports the
weight of most electric guitars. Fits in
most electric guitar cases.
$23 retail
gobylabs.com

Branded Godin guitar straps. Various


styles available.
$18 retail
godinguitars.com

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$7 retail
ernieball.com

Slightly smaller core wire, faster action. Nickelplated steel.


$9 retail
ghsstrings.com

A blend of non-abrasive natural conditioners


safe for use on all finishes. Non-aerosol, ecofriendly dispenser. Silicone free, leaves no
wax build-up. 4 oz. bottle. Made in Canada.
$6 retail
godinguitars.com

Three gauges. Three designs. Three tones of


harmonics.
$5 retail
www.graphtech.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
Kyser Musical Products
Kyser Instrument Care Kit

Kyser Musical Products


Tie-Dye Quick-Change Capo

Peavey
Capo

Peavey
String Maintenance Kit

Power-Grip
PG-1m

Profile
PT-3300 Tuner

Prohands
Gripmaster

Prohands
Pro

Prohands
Via

PRS Guitars
PRS 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings

4oz spray bottle of Kyser String Cleaning,


Lem-Oil for fret board conditioning, and
instrument polish. Includes three reusable
Opper Fiber cloths. Made in the USA.
$24 retail
kysermusical.com

6-string capo. Available in anodized or


black finish.
$13 retail
peavey.com

1-meter roll.
$14 retail
godlyke.com

The first and best hand exerciser available to


musicians at all levels. Exercises each finger
individually for stronger, faster fingers.
$14-$15 retail
prohands.net

Our entry-level hand exerciser that strengthens


each finger separately for improved speed
and dexterity.
$10 retail
prohands.net

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Quick-Change capo in unique, colorful tie-dye


finish.
$24 retail
kysermusical.com

Clean and polish strings between string set


replacements. Dark gray side of the applicator
removes rust, dirt, and corrosion. White side
of the applicator applies a lubricating polish.
For use on electric or acoustic guitar strings.
$9 retail
peavey.com

Ultra mini-clip on headstock instrument tuner.


Auto-tuning mode. Chromatic. Powered by 3V
(CR2032) battery.
$11 retail
profilemusicproducts.com

Our larger hand exerciser for professional musicians. Isolates and strengthens each finger for
optimum speed and dexterity.
$19-$21 retail
prohands.net

$9 retail
prsaccessories.com

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Over 65 years of STROBE tuning technology PACKED INTO A SLEEK, HANDHELD


TUNER MAKES THE STROBOPLUS HD THE BOSS OF ANY TUNING TASK.
1/1000th of a Fret Accurate Tuning HUGE TUNING SCREEN OVER 90 SWEETENED TUNING PRESETS
RECHARGEABLE BATTERY PLAYBACK TONE GENERATOR AVAILABLE METRONOME OPTION USB Programmability

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The Sound of Precision

2014 Peterson Tuners. The term StroboPlus HD and Sweetened Tunings are trademarks of Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc. Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a registered trademark of Buzz Feiten Design Co., Inc.

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
RoadHog
HOG-10B

Roadrunner
Ukulele Gig Bags

Rotosound
Jumbo King JK12 Acoustic Guitar
Strings

Rotosound
Roto R10 Electric Guitar Strings

Saga Musical Instruments


Mahalo FP-1 Ukulele Felt Picks

Samson
CM40 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome

10ft. touring guitar cable with reinforced jacket.


$20 retail
roadhogcables.com

$9 retail
rotosound.com

Thick and rigid, white felt material. Traditional


triangle shape. Sold in a package of three.
$1 retail
sagamusic.com

$11 retail
rotosound.com

Chromatic tuner/metronome, full-color LCD,


built-in mic, manual/automatic tuning modes.
Beat/Rhythm setting, flat tuning/transposition/pitch calibration (430450Hz).
$14 street
samsontech.com

Samson
CT20 Clip-On Tuner

SIT Strings
Power Groove Pure Nickel

SIT Strings
Royal Bronze Acoustic

String Swing Mfg., Inc.


CC01K Hardwood Home & Studio
Guitar Keeper

Clip-on chromatic/guitar/bass tuner, with fullcolor LCD, mic/piezo sensor, flat tuning/transposition/pitch calibration (430450Hz).
$24 street
samsontech.com

$15 retail
sitstrings.com

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Thick foam Interior. Reinforced headstock pocket. Accessory pouch. Available in Soprano,
Concert, and Tenor sizes.
$24-$39 street
roadrunnercases.com

$10 retail
sitstrings.com

Deep-cradle design prevents the guitar from


being improperly placed in its hanger.
$9 retail
stringswing.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
Xotic
Strings for Electric Bass

Xotic
Strings for Electric Guitars

Nickel-plated or stainless steel.


$25 street
xotic.us

Nickel-plated.
$9 street
xotic.us

PRICE RANGE: $26-$50


Allparts
TK-7724 Series

BigRock Engineering
Power Pins

Boss
TU-10

DAddario
NS Mando/Banjo Capo Pro

DAddario
NS Ukulele Capo Pro

D&A Stands and Hangers


Gigstand

D&A Stands and Hangers


Headlock

Elixir Strings
2-Pack Acoustic Phosphor Bronze
Strings with NanoWeb Coating

Tortoise, simulated ivory, and ebony buttons for


Grover tuners.
$29-$35 retail
allparts.com

Clip-on chromatic tuner with ultra-bright, easyto-read color display.


$35 street
bossus.com

Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzzfree, in-tune performance at every fret. Also
available for standard electric and acoustic
guitar.
$27 retail
planetwaves.com

Self-closing guitar wall-hanger with seethrough gates offering reliability, clean


design. Safe for all finishes. Fits up to 2-inch
necks. Also available in chrome.
$31 street
heydna.com

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String-through, acoustic-guitar bridge pins,


available in multiple finishes, set of 6.
$49-$57 street
apintl.com

Designed for 4- or 5-string banjos and mandolin.


Micrometer tension adjustment assures buzzfree, in-tune performance at every fret.
$27 retail
planetwaves.com

Foldable guitar stand. Compact size, portable,


durable construction, featherweight and safe
for all finishes. Also available for electric
guitars.
$27 street
heydna.com

2-Pack Acoustic Phosphor Bonze Strings.


Delivers distinctive phosphor bronze warmth
and sparkle together with extended tone life.
Gauges available in the 2-Pack include Custom
Light. Light and Medium.
$29 retail
elixirstrings.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $26-$50
Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC
Fodera Handmade Electric Bass
Guitar Strings

Fractal Audio Systems


XA-1 / XA-2 FASLINK Adapters

GFS
Professional Series Tele Set

GHS Strings
Round Core Bass Boomers

Gruv Gear
FretWraps HD

Hercules Stands
DG320B

Hercules Stands
HA300

Hosa Technology
Hosa Edge Series Guitar Cables

Jensen Speakers
Bass Speakers

Knig & Meyer


Heli 2 Electric Guitar Stand

Handmade compressed round-wound strings.


Made with Nickel or Stainless Steel. Available
in a variety of gauges. Available in Tapered B
and Extra Long sets.
$28 retail
fodera.com

Vintage-wound Tele pickups, Alnico magnets,


42-gauge formvar wire.
$32 retail
guitarfetish.com

String dampeners/muters in new full-color


themes. 3-pack.
$29 retail
gruvgear.com

Newly upgraded iPad holder for microphone


stands and desk tops.
$49 street
herculesstands.com

Available in different sizes, with Ceramic and


Neo magnets. Choose from either Smooth or
Punch option.
$50 retail
jensentone.com

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Add a FASLINK connector to any Axe-Fx II or


MFC-101 for interconnection over standard
XLR cables instead of MIDI or Ethernet.
$49 retail
fractalaudio.com

Roundwound nickel-plated steel. Round core


wire.
$46-$68 retail
ghsstrings.com

Universal tablet holder for keyboard stands,


desks, etc.
$49 street
herculesstands.com

Gold-plated Neutrik connectors. 20 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductor. 95% OFC
braided shield. Available in straight/straight
and straight/right-angle configurations.
$46-$81 retail
hosatech.com

Non-marring material. 4 adjustable positions.


Folds flat for transport. Available in black
or cork.
$26 retail
km-america.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $26-$50
Korg
Rimpitch-C

Korg
Slimpitch

Chromatic tuner that attaches to an


acoustic guitars soundhole. Piezo pickup
rapidly and accurately detects the sound.
Broad detection range. Calibration
function. Ultra-bright LED for superb
visibility.
$29 street
korg.com

The Slimpitch features a color LCD display and


a brilliant white backlight. The clear color
VU meter provides high contrast and a wide
viewing angle.
$29 street
korg.com

MOTU
Zbox

Onori Straps
CL-L1-2.5-BLK

Onori Straps
CL-L7P-BRN

Guitar-pickup impedance
adapter. Restores authentic amp-feel when playing
into an audio interface,
mixer DI, wireless, etc.
$39 retail
motu.com

Cowless Series, 2.5" synthetic leather


strap for guitar or bass. Adjustable
from 45" to 55."
$45 retail
onoriintl.com

Cowless Series, 3.25" synthetic


padded leather strap for guitar or
bass. Adjustable from 45" to 57."
$48 retail
onoriintl.com

Onori Straps
CL-S2-SND

Palmer
PCABM

Cowless Series, 2.5" synthetic suede


leather strap for guitar or bass.
3.5mm thick backing. Adjustable
from 45" to 57."
$30 retail
onoriintl.com

Cabinet Merger
$45 street
palmer-germany.com

Peavey
Tablet Mounting System
Suitable for iPad and tablet.
Universal metal tube clamp. Multiangle adjustment allows universal
positioning of the tablet.
$29 retail
peavey.com

Power-All
Deluxe Kit
2000mA Digital Switching power
supply. 11 pedal daisy chain and assorted cables for different pedals.
$39 retail
godlyke.com

Power-All
Iso-Pump
Voltage converter: 12V, 18V, 24V
$30 retail
godlyke.com

Prole
PT-4000 Tuner

Guitar stand with hanging auto-clamp mechanism.


Holds any shape or style of guitar.
$49 retail
prolemusicproducts.com

USB-rechargeable clip-on headstock tuner.


Touch screen display. Settings for Guitar,
Bass, Ukulele and Chromatic.
$29 retail
prolemusicproducts.com

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Prole
G815 Guitar Stand

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $26-$50
Quik Lok
A302BK

Quik Lok
GI-8

Microlite microphone stand with tripod base and xed


length boom. Black nish. Includes mic cable clips.
$49 retail
quiklok.com

Round, compact and portable universal guitar stand. High-grade steel


cradles/backrest with foam cushioning. Pull-out oor stabilizer.
Light weight, collapsible and ts in gig bags.
$33 retail
quiklok.com

Rotosound
Swing Bass RS66LD Bass Guitar
Strings
$39 retail
rotosound.com

SIT Strings
Power Wound Bass
$39 retail
sitstrings.com

Zymol
Bridge
Vibramate
String Spoiler
Adaptor bracket designed for Bigbsy vibratos, makes string changes simple. Installs in
minutes. Stainless steel. Universal design. Made in USA.
$39 retail
vibramate.com

Fretboard care.
$33 retail
zymolmusic.com

Zymol
GBC#

Zymol
GBCb

High-gloss-nish care.
$33 retail
zymolmusic.com

Natural-nish care.
$39 retail
zymolmusic.com

PRICE RANGE: $51-$99


Allparts
LT-4239-000

Babicz
Z Series Full Contact Hardware

Penguin motorized multi-tool.


$55 retail
allparts.com

Guitar and bass retrot bridges designed with


e-Cam saddles for maximum string-to-body
contact. Made from zinc alloy. Available in
multiple styles and nishes.
$77-$129 street
fullcontacthardware.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $51-$99
Bartolini Pickups
4 String J Bass 9J1

Bartolini Pickups
5 String P Bass 57CBJ3D

Original split-coil. Strong lows and low-mids.


Sold individually or in sets.
$98 retail
bartolini.net

Dual in-line coils (hum-canceling). Bright tone.


Enhanced treble.
$97 retail
bartolini.net

Carvin
C22

Carvin
CL33C

Carvin
S22

Celestion
A-Type

Celestion
V-Type

D&A Stands and Hangers


Starfish+

Classic Series humbuckers with 11 pole pieces


per coil, Alnico V magnets. Available in combinations of black, cream & white. Each pickup
includes mounting hardware and bezel.
$60 retail
carvin.com

Locking tuners with precise 19:1 gear ratio for


fine tuning. Available in chrome, gold and black
finishes.
$54 retail
carvin.com

Metal covered humbuckers. Available in chrome,


gold or black metal covers. Each pickup
includes mounting hardware and bezel.
$65 retail
carvin.com

12-inch diameter, American tone guitar loudspeaker, with 50W power handling. Available in
8- or 16 ohms.
$99 street
celestion.com

12-inch diameter, modern-vintage tone guitar


loudspeaker, with 70W power handling. Available in 8- or 16 ohms.
$99 street
celestion.com

David Gage String Instruments


Realist Docking Station for Bass
Universal volume attenuator.
$89 retail
davidgage.com

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Five-legged folding instrument floor-stand


with gravity activated see-though gates. Safe
for all finishes. Also available with gravity
activated grip-lock system.
$55 street
heydna.com

Diago
PatchFactory

Solderless patch cable system. 10" angled patch-plugs with specially designed caps, 10 of
low capacitance cable, and one cutter.
$89 retail
diago.co.uk

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $51-$99
EMG Inc.
GZR-P

Eminence
CV-75

The all-solderless P-set uses Alnico 5 pole


pieces and custom wound coils for just the
right amount of punch and grit.
$99 retail
emgpickups.com

12", 75W British-voiced guitar speaker.


$94 street
eminence.com

Eminence
GA-SC64

Goby Labs
Tablet Frame Thingy Deluxe

12" vintage-voiced guitar speaker designed by


amp guru George Alessandro.
$99 street
eminence.com

Locking pole-grip forms a closed loop around


most mic stands. Detachable steel base for
desktop use. Compatible with iPad (2nd 4th
gen.) and iPad mini.
$54 retail
gobylabs.com

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


Ratio-Tuned Machine Head

Hercules Stands
DG400BB

Predictable tuning on every string. Each string


has its own gear ratio: one turn equals one
tone, on every string from 12:1 to 39:1.
$99-109 retail
www.graphtech.com

DG-series laptop stand for studio and DJs.


$79 street
herculesstands.com

IsoAcoustics Inc.
Custom Modular Aluminum
Isolation Stands

Klotz AIS GmbH


Joe Bonamassa Signature Cable

Custom-t isolation stands for amps and


speaker cabinets. Strong and durable
aluminum construction. Online-calculator to
address sizing requirements.
$99 retail
isoacoustics.com

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Also available with the Neutrik Silent Plug.


$79 retail
klotz-ais.com

Klotz AIS GmbH


Titanium Guitar Cable

Klotz AIS GmbH


Vario Guitar Cable

High-end guitar cable. No microphonics and it


comes with a silent plug.
$89 retail
klotz-ais.com

Real stereo guitar cable.


$99-$119 street
klotz-ais.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $51-$99
Knig & Meyer
iPad Holder Clamp-on Stand

KRK Systems
KNS 6400 and 8400 Headphones

Clamping screw allows the iPad holder to be attached to any tubes up to 1.18" diameter. Can
be adjusted to any position within 90 degrees.
Portrait or landscape view. Available for iPad
2, iPad Air, iPad mini.
$69 retail
km-america.com

Studio monitoring headphones, with acoustic


memory foam that insures sound reproduction
and isolation.
$99-$149 retail
krksys.com

Kyser Musical Products


Guitar Straps

Mojotone
Mojotone Greyhound Speaker

Made of poly twill and recycled leather. Padded


body. Front elastic slip for storing capo, guitar
slide, or harmonica. Made in the USA.
$69 retail
kysermusical.com

12" speaker, 8 Ohms, 50-70W. Ceramic magnet.


11 lbs. Made in the USA.
$86 retail
mojotone.com

Mojotone
Two Face Strat Pickup
Neck output 6.4k, Middle output 6.7k, Bridge output 10k. Alnico 5 rod magnets
on top three strings, ceramic bar magnet on bottom three strings. Plain enamel
wire, vintage black-and-white cloth lead.
$63 retail
mojotone.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $51-$99
Mojotone
Vintage BV-25M Speaker

Mojotone
Vintage BV-30V Speaker

12" speaker, available in 8 and 16 Ohms. 25W.


Ceramic magnet. 13 lbs. Made in the USA.
$92 retail
mojotone.com

12" speaker, available in 8 and 16 Ohms. 60W.


Ceramic magnet, 13 lbs Made in the USA.
$92 retail
mojotone.com

ProRockGear
RGMMPTC01 Mic Case

Radial Engineering
StageBug SB-1 Active

Customizable microphone case. Hard-plastic


outer shell, non-slip rubber grip, heavy-duty
plastic latches, removable diced foam bottom
and convoluted foam top.
$59 street
prorockgear.com

High-performance active direct box. Made to t


inside a guitar case.
$69 street
radialeng.com

Radial Engineering
StageBug SB-15 Tailbone

Radial Engineering
StageBug SB-2 Passive DI

High-performance Class-A guitar signal buffer


and 2x 9V-to-15V Tonebone power converter.
$79 street
radialeng.com

Passive DI with custom made Eclipse ET-DB3


transformer. Made to t inside a guitar case.
$69 street
radialeng.com

Railhammer
Chisel

Railhammer
Hyper Vintage

Rails under the wound strings, poles under the


plain strings. Nickel-silver cover, ceramic
magnet. Bridge and neck models available.
$99 street
railhammer.com

Rails under the wound strings, poles under the


plain strings. Nickel-silver cover, alnico 5
magnet. Bridge and neck models available.
$99 street
railhammer.com

Rocktron
DC OnTap Adapter

Rocktron

Power up to 20 pedals. Operates at 110V/220V.


Cable set included.
$59 retail
rocktron.com

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BuzzKill
Audio isolation transformer kills 60Hz/120Hz
hum. Two channels.
$99 retail
rocktron.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $51-$99
Saga Musical Instruments
Carrion C-1501 Standard Hardshell
Dreadnaught Guitar Case

Samson
SR950 Studio Reference
Headphones

SKB
1SKB-SC2714 DJ/Controller
Keyboard Soft Case

SKB
3i-0907-4-H5

Multi-ply wood construction. Black tolex


exterior with white stitching. Chrome-plated
latches and hinges. Plastic handle. Padded
black plush interior lining. Neck support and
accessory pocket.
$74 retail
sagamusic.com

Protective qualities of rigid foam with the style


and portability of a canvas bag for popular
DJ performance controllers or small MIDI
controller keyboards.
$89 street
skbcases.com

Studio reference headphones, closed-ear


design. 10Hz30kHz frequency response.
$69 street
samsontech.com

iSeries watertight Zoom H5 custom-interior


case.
$69 street
skbcases.com

Slick
Fifty Six Strat Set

Matched set of hand-aged, Strat-style Alnico pickups. Comes in a wooden display


box.
$79 retail
guitarfetish.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $51-$99
Slick
Fullerton Tele Set

Vibramate
V5

Matched set of hand-aged Alnico pickups.


Comes in a wooden display box.
$67 retail
guitarfetish.com

Mounting Kit for Bigsby B5 Vibrato on most


guitars with a tune-o-matic-style bridge and
stop-tailpiece. Installs in minutes. No drilling
required. Made in USA.
$69 retail
vibramate.com

Vibramate
V7

Yellow Jacket Vacuum Tube Co


NOS 6AQ5

Mounting Kit for Bigbsy B7 Vibrato on Les


Paul guitars. Installs in minutes. No drilling
required. Made in USA.
$69 retail
vibramate.com

Tube converter made exclusively for use with


the N.O.S 6AQ5 seven-pin, miniature-beam
power tube. The N.O.S Yellow Jacket is for use
in most ampliers using 6L6, EL34, 7027 or
6V6 output tubes under 100W.
$86 retail
yellowjacketstc.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$499

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Aguilar Amplication
AG 4J-HC

Aguilar Amplication
AG 4P-HOT

Hum-canceling, split-coil Jazz bass pickup.


Alnico V magnets, 42-gauge Formvar wire.
5- or 6-string versions also available.
$189 street
aguilaramp.com

Larger 6mm magnets, overwound design. Alnico


V magnets, 42-gauge Formvar wire.
$119 street
aguilaramp.com

Aguilar Amplication
DCB D2

Argosy
Eclipse Rolling Rack ER10-H

Dual ceramic bar magnets. Available in various


4-, 5- and 6-string sizes.
$199 street
aguilaramp.com

10U rolling side rack. Convenient side handles.


Heavy-duty locking casters. Cable accesses.
Ships ready-to-assemble. Manufactured in
U.S.A., 2-year limited warranty.
$355 street
argosyconsole.com

Bartolini Pickups
Acoustic Guitar 3AV

Blue Microphones
Mo-Fi

Sound-hole mounted. Bright, clear hum-canceller (stacked coil). B-string compensation. 10


cable with strain relief.
$140 retail
bartolini.net

Powered high-delity headphones with a


built-in 240mW audiophile amp, 50mm berreinforced drivers, multi-adjustable arms and
analog amp-control modes.
$349 retail
moheadphones.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Boss
BCB-60 Pedal Board

Boss
eBand JS-10

Lightweight pedal board for compact pedals and effects. Onboard


AC adapter powers 7 pedals.
$169 street
bossus.com

Personal guitar/bass trainer with


built-in loops, songs, effects, amp
modeling, and a 2.1 stereo sound
system.
$429 street
bossus.com

David Gage String Instruments


Realist Copperhead for Mandolin
Piezo pickup installed under the bridge feet.
$209 retail
davidgage.com

Celestion
G12-35XC Limited Edition

12-inch diameter, special design, limited-edition build guitar


speaker, with 35W power handling. Available in 8- or 16 ohms.
$169 street
celestion.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
David Gage String Instruments
Realist LifeLine for Bass

Decibel Eleven
Loop Expander

Pickup that mounts at the bridge adjuster.


$229 retail
davidgage.com

4 relay, true-bypass audio loops. Optional 4th


loop as amp switch. Accepts MIDI Program
Change or MIDI Control Change. Class A
discrete input buffer.
$189 street
decibel11.com

Decibel Eleven
Pedal Palette

Decibel Eleven
Switch DR

Analog loop/bypass/switcher/router/
mixer with 4 effects loops. True bypass.
Store preset congurations. MIDI.
$399 street
decibel11.com

A master controller that combines fully programmable MIDI control, true-bypass audio
effects loops, and amp channel switching
capabilities. Easy to use.
$299 street
decibel11.com

Diago
Gigman Pedal Board

EBS Sweden AB
EBS CarryOn pedal bag system

Sturdy, hard case, designed for up to 15 pedals.


Rugged construction.
$179 retail
diago.co.uk

Hand luggage-sized, reinforced bag with pedal


board, angled distances, 3M Dual Lock.
$249 street
ebssweden.com

EMG Inc.
57/66 Set
Designed and voiced specically as neck and
bridge pickups, the 57 and 66 humbuckers
come in MetalWorks caps.
$239 retail
emgpickups.com

Eminence
Legend EM12
12" high-power guitar speaker with ultra-clean
tone.
$149 street
eminence.com

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EMG Inc.
ACB-5
Magnetic pickup for ve-string acoustic banjo.
$229 retail
emgpickups.com

Fishman
Fluence Humbucking Pickups
Multi-voice electric guitar pickups featuring
two selectable, complementary voices to
choose from. Optional rechargeable battery
pack or standard 9V battery power.
$129-$149 street
shman.com

Fishman
Fluence Single Width Pickups

Floyd Rose
Hot Rod Tremolo System

Multi-voice electric guitar pickups featuring


two selectable, complementary voices to
choose from. Offers 200+ hours of play on
optional USB rechargeable battery pack or
standard 9V battery power.
$109 street
shman.com

The original double-locking tremolo made


from hardened steel in Germany. Available in
multiple nishes.
$248-$329 street
oydrose.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC
Hardshell Custom Shop
Teardrop Bass Case

Fodera Guitar Partners, LLC


Hardshell Standard Teardrop Bass Case

Regular and Extra Long sizes.


Crushed red velvet interior. Inside
pocket compartment. Lock and key
mechanism.
$450 retail
fodera.com

Regular and Extra Long sizes. Black


short fur interior. Inside pocket
compartment. Combination lock
mechanism.
$220 retail
fodera.com

Godin
TRIC case

Thermally Regulated Instrument Case. Made of


expanded Polypropylene. Lightweight and impactresistant. Available in various acoustic and electric
body sizes.
$119 street
godinguitars.com

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


Ghost Pickup System

Authentic acoustic and/or MIDI capabilities from your guitar. Available in many styles of
retro-fit bridges and saddles.
$124 retail
www.graphtech.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Gruv Gear
GigBlade

IsoAcoustics Inc.
ISO-L8R430

Side-carry guitar/bass gig bag. Long pocket to


store straps at. Multi-access to your axe.
Choose Black or Charcoal.
$249 retail
gruvgear.com

Isolation stands for guitar and bass combo


ampliers. Optional tilt settings. For stage,
studio or home.
$109 retail
isoacoustics.com

Jensen Loudspeakers
P10R-F

Knig & Meyer


Electric Guitar Guardian Stand

Designed in cooperation with Fender for the reissue of the 57 Bandmaster and the 20th Anniversary Vibro King. Provides a smooth, round
top end and a full-bodied low-end response. It
distorts at lower levels and still maintains the
classic tonalities of the legendary P10R.
$125 retail
jensentone.com

Holds up to 5 electric guitars. Non-marring


translucent support arms. Integrated pick
holders. Protective bars to prevent damage.
Holds at guitar neck.
$229 retail
km-america.com

L.R. Baggs
Lyric Acoustic Microphone

L.R. Baggs
M80

Bridge-plate microphone with end-pin


preamp and volume control.
$199 street
lrbaggs.com

Body sensitive soundhole pickup.


$249 street
lrbaggs.com

Levy's Leathers
M17BWC

Levy's Leathers
MG17NH1

Foam padding covered with super-soft garment


leather. Multilayer top is veg leather with a
basket weave tooled insert. 2.5"-wide strap
is adjustable from 41" to 54" and is also available in XL which adds 12" to the strap.
$150 retail
levysleathers.com

Designed by Danica Levy. Tiny nail heads are


imbedded in soft black leather. Neutral suede
leather backing provides durability. Adjustable from 41" to 54". Also available in XL
which adds 12" to overall length.
$155 retail
levysleathers.com

Levy's Leathers
PM44DS

Mojotone
Johnny Winter Signature Firebird
Pickup

Distressed garment leather and rm veg-tan


leather. A padded 3" wide guitar strap, adjustable from 30" to 50". Also available in XL,
which adds 12" to the overall length.
$159 retail
levysleathers.com

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Neck output 6.3k, Bridge output 7k. Alnico 5


bar magnets. 42-gauge plain enamel wire,
shielded external braid cloth covered wire.
$130 retail
mojotone.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Mojotone
Stompbox Suitcab Custom
Pedal Board

PRS Guitars
59/09 Pickups
Uncovered humbuckers with nickel
screws/slugs. Available in treble
(9.3k DC Res) and bass (8.4k DC
Res).
$398 retail
prsaccessories.com

USA-made. Over 60 Tolex covering


choices, 1/2" thick carpet-covered
Birch-ply pedalboard. Large black
leather handle. Metal corners.
Multiple slots for easy cable pass
through. Rubber feet on both sides
of case. Weighs 21 lbs.
$325 retail
mojotone.com

PRS Guitars
Tremonti Pickups
Humbuckers. Available as an uncovered treble
pickup with nickel screws/slugs (15.42k DC
Res) and a covered bass pickup (7.3k DC Res).
$300 retail
prsaccessories.com

Quik Lok
SL930
Fully adjustable double-tier, slant keyboard
stand. Solid aluminum/steel construction.
Foldable, compact design. Includes nylon bag.
$383 retail
quiklok.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Railhammer
Bob Balch Signature

Rails under the wound strings, poles under


the plain strings. Brass cover, ceramic magnet. Bridge and neck models available.
$109 street
railhammer.com

Roadrunner
Tweed Electric Guitar Case

Non-scratch, thick pile plush-lined interior.


Oversized accessory compartment. Available
for Dreadnought guitar. Universal fit electric
guitar.
$119 street
roadrunnercases.com

Rocktron
Power Tap

Universal fit, 3-ply Luan-wood construction.


Bottom and side metal feet. Plush redpadded interior with accessory compartment. Locking latches.
$129 street
roadrunnercases.com

9V adjustable pedal power. Three AC outputs.


Five 9V/12V DC jacks.
$269 retail
rocktron.com

Roland
CM-110 Cube Monitor

Roland
Cube Lite Guitar Amplifier

Active electronic instrument monitor system


with 2-way, 25W active speakers and 50W
powered sub.
$499 street
rolandus.com

Countertop, 10W, 2.1 channel audio system with


stereo speakers and integrated subwoofer. Effects. Free Cube Jam app for iOS plays songs
and minus-one jam tracks. Includes cable for
2-way communication with iOS devices. Available in black, white, or red.
$169 street
rolandus.com

sE Electronics
Space

Sennheiser
HD6 MIX

Portable acoustic treatment in the Reflexion


Filter product family.
$399 street
seelectronics.com

Closed-back circumaural headphones with


8Hz-30kHz frequency response, detachable
cable design, straight and coiled cables, and
carrying case.
$279 retail
en-us.sennheiser.com

Shure
SRH1540

SKB
3i-4214-61 ATA Watertight SGType Case

Closed-back headphones with 40 mm neodymium drivers, aircraft-grade aluminum alloy


yoke and carbon fiber cap. Padded headband.
Frequency range 5 to 25,000 Hz.
$499 retail
shure.com

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Roadrunner
Graphite-look Molded Hardshell
Cases

iSeries watertight, SG-style guitar case with


wheels and patented TSA trigger-release
latches. Lifetime warranty.
$249 street
skbcases.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Super-Vee Tremolo Systems
BladeRunner Tremolo

Super-Vee Tremolo Systems


Locking Tremolo System

Super-Vee Tremolo Systems


Maverick Tremolo for the
Telecaster

Walrus Audio
Aetos Clean Power Supply

Frictionless action and positionable


whammy bar, the BladeRunner is
designed for Stratocasters and
Strat clones in six-screw or two-post
mount. Fits modern and vintage
string spacing. Custom Shop models
include a wide variety of finishes,
saddles, blocks, and bars.
$169-199 retail
super-vee.com

The ultimate in tonal clarity, tuning


stability and sustain. Vintage-style
brass with true compensation. Each
saddle is engineered for each set of
strings giving you perfect intonation.
Kit comes with bar, springs, screws,
claw and claw screws.
$199 retail
super-vee.com

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Drop-in, double-locking tremolo


system does not require permanent
or destructive modifications to the
guitar. Patented Blade technology
and patented drop-in side-locking
nut makes the Super-Vee dive-bomb
proof with zero-friction action.
Designed to fit Stratocasters and
Strat clones in six-screw or two-post
mount.
$399 retail
super-vee.com

8 9VDC outputs, 100 mA and 300mA.


$169 retail
walrusaudio.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: OVER $500 or TBA
Fractal Audio Systems
MFC-101 Mk III MIDI Foot
Controller

DR Strings
Neon Multi-Color Electric

Designed for the Axe-Fx II or any MIDI rig.


17 ultra-quiet Solid State Switches. New
FASLINK connector for convenient/rugged XLR interconnection.
$749 retail
fractalaudio.com

$TBA
drstrings.com

DR Strings
Neon Multi-Color Acoustic

DR Strings
Neon Multi-Color Bass

$TBA
drstrings.com

$TBA
drstrings.com

Fractal Audio Systems


EV-1 Expression/Volume Pedal

Precision linear expression, plus audio-taper analog volume pedal in one


unit. Rugged metal housing. Long smooth pedal travel.
$TBA
fractalaudio.com

FAIR USE IS FAIR PLAY

Whether he is recording Mark Knoper or


learning a new plug-in, award-winning
recording engineer Chuck Ainlay always
acquires the music software he uses
from legitimate sources.
Chuck believes in fair play and works
exclusively with legal software.
Respect yourself, your craft, and the work of others.
Buy the software you use, and buy the music you love.

www.imsta.org
International Music Software Trade Association New York Toronto Hamburg Tokyo Tel: 416 789-6849 Fax: 416 789-1667

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER

AKG
P120

AKG
P170

Project studio 0.66" diaphragm


condenser microphone with
20Hz to 20kHz frequency
response.
$149 retail
akg.com

Harbinger
L1202FX

Project studio 0.5"


diaphragm condenser
microphone with 20Hz
to 20kHz frequency
response.
$149 retail
akg.com

Roland
Mobile BA

5W, 2"x4" portable stereo P.A. system with effects and 3-channel mixer. Battery powered.
$199 street
rolandus.com

LvL-series 12-channel mixer. Four XLR


mic preamps with
1/4" TRS balanced/
unbalanced line input,
and four TRS 1/4"
balanced/unbalanced
stereo inputs. Also
available in 4 and 8
channel versions.
$109 street
harbingerproaudio.com

Samson
Q8 Professional Dynamic Microphone

Neodymium mic element. Multi-axis/shock-mounted capsule. Supercardioid


pickup pattern. 50Hz-16kHz. SPLs up to 150dB. Rugged die-cast body.
Includes mic clip/carry case.
$99 street
samsontech.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

AKG
P220

Project studio large-diaphragm condenser


microphone with 20Hz to 20kHz frequency
response.
$349 retail
akg.com

Carvin
AG300

200W, 3-channel acoustic amp and PA


system. Three microphone/instrument inputs, EQ, dual effects in an allin-one, 3-way cabinet. Made in USA.
$499 retail
carvin.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
Smart Gate Pro Noise Gate

Noise gate rack module. Three selectable noise


reduction ranges. Two discrete channels. Sync
function links two channels. Selectable ground
lift. Remote switching (with LEDs) capability.
True bypass.
$399 street
jimdunlop.com

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Fender
PS-512
Class A/B powered subwoofer
(500W peak, 250W RMS)
that works with all Fender
Passport (or other) PA systems that include a sub out
feature. 12" Fender Special
Design Ferrite Magnet (3"
Voice Coil).
$499 retail
fender.com

Electro-Voice
ZLX
Portable, powered full-range loudspeakers available in 12" and 15" sizes. Custom-built
1,000W Class-D amplier. Visual control and monitoring with application/location presets.
$399-$499 retail
electrovoice.com

Harbinger
M120

Harbinger
V2115

MuV-series portable PA.


4-channel 120W powered
mixer. XLR and 1/4" inputs.
Master 3-band EQ and
effects send level. RCA aux
in and recording out. Two
speaker cabinets with 12"
woofer.
$299 street
harbingerproaudio.com

600W Class D powered speaker.


15" woofer, 1.35" HF driver. XLR,
1/4" and RCA inputs. 2-band EQ,
1/8" TRS stereo aux in. Stand
mount.
$249 street
harbingerproaudio.com

JBL Professional
EON610
Active 1,000W, 2-way PA loudspeaker,
iOS and Android supported interface to be paired with the Bluetooth
Smart Ready 4.0 for controlling
master volume, 10" drivers.
$485 retail
jblpro.com

Line 6
Relay G50
Digital wireless guitar system with 12
compatible channels, 200 range and
stompbox-style receiver for your
pedalboard.
$399 street
line6.com

Mackie
SRM450

Mackie
Thump12

1,000W, 2-way PA speaker. 12" LF


and 1.4" HF drivers. 4 applicationspecic speaker modes. Automatic
feedback eliminator. 2-channel
mixer plus Thru output. Systemprotection DSP.
$499 street
srm.mackie.com

1,000W, 2-way PA speaker. 12"


woofer and 1.4" tweeter. 3-band
EQ with sweepable mid. Dynamic
bass boost. 2-way crossover and
time alignment. System protection
and limiting.
$299 street
thump.mackie.com

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499

Samson
Expedition XP112A 2-Way
Active PA Speaker

Weighs 30lb. 500W, 12" LF woofer, 1"


HF driver. XLR-1/4" combo input.
Contour EQ switch, XLR Link output.
Tilt-back design. 15" (XP115A) model
also available.
$219 street
samsontech.com

Samson
Synth 7 Professional UHF Wireless System

Premium UHF wireless system (receiver, beltpack transmitter). All-metal


construction, multiple LCDs, 100 operating channels across 25MHz bandwidth, 300 operating range. 15 hours battery life (2 x AA).
$349 street
samsontech.com

Shure
BLX24/SM58 Handheld Wireless
System

BLX4 Receiver and BLX2 Handheld Transmitter. Up


to 12 compatible systems per frequency band.
Microprocessor-controlled internal antenna
diversity. One-touch QuickScan frequency selection. 1/4" and XLR audio outputs.
$349 retail
shure.com

Yamaha
MG10XU

10-channel mixer. XLR


balanced outputs. D-PRE
mic preamps. SPX effects.
USB 2.0 direct connection
with mobile devices.
$259 retail
usa.yamaha.com

Shure
GLXD16

Bodypack wireless guitar system in pedal design for flexible use and foot control. Integrated
tuner. Automatic Frequency Management. Operate 8 compatible systems in 2.4 GHz
frequency band.
$449 retail
shure.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System

2.4 GHz digital 24-bit/48 kHz operation. Frequency, time and space diversity.
$614 retail
audio-technica.com

Carvin
XP800L-PM10

500W, 2-way system


includes XP800L
6-channel powered
mixer, two PM10 2-way
speakers, two M50 mics,
XLR cables and 50-ft
speaker cables. Made
in USA.
$619 retail
carvin.com

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P-Series P1000X

Portable 2-way, full-range 10"


speaker with 1,000W power
rating.
$699 retail
cerwinvega.com

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Cerwin-Vega!
P-Series P1500X

Cerwin-Vega!
P-Series P1800SX

Portable 2-way, full-range


15" speaker with 1,500W
power rating.
$799 retail
cerwinvega.com

Powered 18" subwoofer with


2,000W Class D amplier.
$999 retail
cerwinvega.com

JBL Professional
EON612
Active 1,000W, 2-way PA loudspeaker, iOS and
Android supported interface to be paired with
the Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.0 for controlling
master volume, 12" drivers.
$546 retail
jblpro.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
Cry Baby Rack Module
Wah-wah rack module. 6-position frequency range switch. Q control for setting sweep width.
Adjustable boost (up to 10dB). Connect up to six pedals.
$599 street
jimdunlop.com

JBL Professional
EON615

LD Systems
Dave8 Roadie

Active 1,000W, 2-way PA loudspeaker, iOS and


Android supported interface to be paired with
the Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.0 for controlling
master volume, 15" drivers.
$607 retail
jblpro.com

Complete PA system with a 700W (Peak) power


amp. 8" band-pass subwoofer and two (2x4" +
1") satellite speakers.
$599 retail
ld-systems.com

Line 6
StageSource L2
800W, 1x10", 2-way powered speaker with
smart speaker modes, digital networking,
and digital mixer with feedback suppression,
acoustic guitar modeling and effects.
$849 street
line6.com

Line 6
XD-V75
Digital handheld wireless system with 10 microphone emulations. 14 channels. 300 range.
$599 street
line6.com

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Peavey
Escort 6000
600W (300 x 2). 9-channel,
2-way speaker system with
10" woofer. Seven-band
graphic EQ. XLR/1/4" combo
inputs. USB MP3 plackback.
Feedback locating system.
Digital multi-effects.
Monitor send. Subwoofer
output. Bluetooth wireless
audio playback. Two folding
speaker stands. 15 speaker
cables.
$899 street
peavey.com

QSC
K10
10", 2-way, 1,000W
active loudspeaker
system housed in an ABS
enclosure.
$926 retail
kformusicians.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999


B-52 Professional
Matrix-1500

B-52 Professional
Matrix-2500

1200W active 3-channel speaker system. 15"


subwoofer. 10" woofer and
compression driver per
satellite speaker.
$1,399 retail
b-52pro.com

1600W active 3-channel


speaker system. 18"
subwoofer. 12" woofer
and compression driver
per satellite speaker.
$1,699 retail
b-52pro.com

Carvin
RX1200L-PM15

Electro-Voice
ETX Powered
Loudspeakers

1,600W, 2-way system


includes RX1200L 12-channel powered mixer, two
PM15 2-way speakers, two
M68 mics, XLR cables and
50-ft speaker cables. Made
in USA.
$1,159 retail
carvin.com

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Professional-grade
portable loudspeakers,
available in 10", 12" and
15" 2-way, 15" 3-way, and
15" and 18" subwoofers.
1,800W (subs), 2,000W
(full-range) Class-D
power ampliers with
integrated DSP.
$1,099-$1,499 retail
electrovoice.com

LD Systems
Dave 15G3

LD Systems
Maui 28

Active compact PA system


with a bass-reex subwoofer and 15" driver. Satellite
speakers with 8" drivers and
HF horns. Subwoofer with a
2.1 power amp and 700W of
RMS power.
$1,199 retail
ld-systems.com

PA and monitoring system


with frequency-responsebased 4.1, 5-way amping
$1299 retail
ld-systems.com

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999

PreSonus
StudioLive 18sAI Active
Integration Subwoofer
Active 1,000W PA subwoofer
with wireless networking and
integrated software for Mac,
Windows, and iPad.
$1499 retail
presonus.com

PreSonus
StudioLive AI Digital
Mixers
32/24/16-channel digital mixing
systems with wireless networking, 24-bit/96 kHz FireWire
recording, signal processing on
every channel and bus, cascading, and integrated software (3
models).
$1,999-$3,999 retail
presonus.com

PreSonus
StudioLive AI Active
Integration
Loudspeakers
Active 2,000W, 3-way coaxial PA
speaker system with wireless
networking and integrated
software for Mac, Windows, and
iPad (3 models).
$1,499-1,699 retail
presonus.com

QSC
KW122
12", 2-way, 1,000W active
loudspeaker system housed in a
birch enclosure.
$1,399 retail
kformusicians.com

Yamaha
STAGEPAS 600i
Portable, complete PA system with two speakers, one
powered mixer; 680W. SPX
digital reverb. EQ. iPod/
iPhone connectivity.
$1,249 retail
usa.yamaha.com

QSC
TouchMix 8
12-channel compact digital mixer.
$1129 retail
qsc.com

Yorkville Sound
Paraline PSA1 Powered Cabinet

Yorkville Sound
ParaSource PS12P Powered Cabinet

2,800W, 2x12" powered subwoofer. Solid plywood


cabinet, integrated wheels and all metal handles.
Made in Canada.
$1,749 street
yorkville.com

1,200W scalable, stackable vertical array cabinets


with patented Paraline Lens technology. Class D amp,
ABS cabinet construction. Made in Canada.
$1,749 street
yorkville.com

1,400W, 12" powered cabinet with mic/line inputs,


tunable response, Class D amplier, lightweight
ABS cabinet and DSP. Made in Canada.
$1,099 street
yorkville.com

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Paraline PS1S Powered Subwoofer

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PERFORMANCE GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Soundcraft
Si Expression 2

24-channel digital mixer with 24 mic preamps,


66 input processing channels, and Lexicon
hardware-based effects.
$5,000 retail
soundcraft.com

Soundcraft
Si Expression 3

Soundcraft
Si Expression 1

32-channel digital mixer with 32


mic preamps, 66 input processing
channels, and Lexicon hardwarebased effects.
$6,000 retail
soundcraft.com

16-channel digital mixer with


16 mic preamps, 66 input
processing channels, and
Lexicon hardware-based
effects.
$4,200 retail
soundcraft.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Ableton
Live 9 Intro

Create, produce, and perform. Almost everything in Live works in real time. Flexible
track routing without interrupting your flow.
$99 street
ableton.com

Guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch,


and Mac computers.
$129 retail
apogeedigital.com

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


ATM650

Audix
i5

Hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone.


All metal, dual-wall floating construction.
Includes clamp and storage pouch.
$169 retail
audio-technica.com

Dynamic mic for all guitar cabinet miking


solutions. VLM capsule technology with 50Hz16kHz, +140dB max SPL performance.
$99 street
audixusa.com

Big Fish Audio


Steel & Wood: Songwriter Acoustic
Sessions

Blue Microphones
Mikey Digital

Blue Microphones
Yeti Studio

Focusrite
iTrack Dock

25 songwriter acoustic-session construction


kits.
$129 retail
bigfishaudio.com

All-in-one professional vocal recording


system featuring Yeti multi-pattern USB
mic, PreSonus Studio One Artist software,
and iZotope Nectar Elements advanced
studio vocal effects.
$149 retail
bluemic.com

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Apogee
JAM 96k

Ultra-compact, stereo condenser microphone


with Lightning connection for recording to
iPhone and iPad. Compatible with most popular audio and video recording apps. Includes
auxiliary input for direct recording of guitar
and instruments.
$99 retail
bluemic.com

2-channel docking iPad recording interface with


Lightning connection offering 24-bit/96kHz
recording capability. Two Focusrite preamps
with line/DI, and a USB input offers MIDI
connectivity for class-compliant keyboards
and controllers.
$199 street
us.focusrite.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Focusrite
Scarlett Solo
2x2 audio interface that connects to
your PC, Mac, or iPad via USB 2.0. One
mic/instrument preamp, a DI/line input,
two RCA outs, 24-bit/96kHz. Focusrite
Scarlett Plug-in Suite included.
$99 street
us.focusrite.com

Heavyocity Media
Master Sessions: Ensemble Drums
Collection
Mac/Win virtual instrument powered by
Kontakt 5 (Full); kits and loops comprising
ensemble-style cinematic percussion. 1.9 GB
(compressed) and 470+ presets.
$149 retail
heavyocity.com

iZotope
Alloy 2

JBL Professional
LSR305

Six powerful tools in one zero-latency


plugin: Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter,
DeEsser, Transient Shaper, and Limiter.
250 presets. Compatible with all the
popular DAWs.
$199 retail
izotope.com

2-way powered, 5" studio monitor with Image


Control Waveguide.
$199 retail
jblpro.com

KRK Systems
Rokit G3
5", 6", and 8" bi-amped, Class A/B amp studio monitors
with glass aramid-composite woofer, soft-dome tweeter,
and front-ring port.
$149-$249 retail
krksys.com

Line 6
Sonic Port
iOS guitar interface. 24-bit/48kHz resolution.
$99 street
line6.com

Line 6
Sonic Port VX

MakeMusic, Inc.
Finale PrintMusic 2014

2x2 iOS guitar interface with built-in stereo and mono condenser microphones, exible I/O and 24-bit/48kHz digital
conversion.
$199 street
line6.com

Music notation software (Mac/Win) for educators, worship directors, performing musicians,
composers, and arrangers who dont require
the advanced features in Finale. Orchestrations up to 24 staves, extract parts, music
play back, print and share les (PDF, MP3
audio, Finale, and MusicXML).
$119 retail
nale.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200

McDSP
6020 Ultimate EQ

McDSP
6030 Ultimate Compressor

Equalizer plug-in for Pro Tools and other DAWs.


$199 retail
mcdsp.com

Compressor plug-in for Pro Tools and other DAWs.


$199 retail
mcdsp.com

McDSP
FutzBox

Novation
Launchpad S

Lo-/distortion plug-in for Pro Tools


and other DAWs.
$149 retail
mcdsp.com

USB Ableton Live controller providing an 8x8,


64-button grid of 3-color Launchpads.
$169 street
us.novationmusic.com

Novation
Launch Control XL

Overloud
Mark Studio 2

USB midi controller providing 16 buttons, 24


knobs, and 8 faders, all of which integrate
seamlessly with Ableton Live.
$199 street
us.novationmusic.com

Ofcial Markbass bass-amp simulation.


$137 street
ilio.com

Overloud
TH2
Guitar effects suite.
$197 street
ilio.com

Palmer
DACCAPO
Reamplication box.
$124 street
palmer-germany.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200

Palmer
PDI09

Peavey
AmpKit LiNK HD

Speaker simulator DI.


$167 street
palmer-germany.com

Mac/iOS guitar interface. Includes cables.


Charge an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch while
playing with optional AC adapter.
$119 street
peavey.com

Peavey
AmpKit LiNK II

Peavey
ReValver 4

Guitar interface. Improved from the


original AmpKit LiNK with new look,
design, and improved instrument
jack. iOS and Android compatibility.
Crosstalk reduction circuitry for less
interference.
$19 street
peavey.com

Amp modeling software. Redesigned with improved modeling


engine plus new GUI and UX.
Includes GIG mode, Audio Cloning
Technology, Pedal Board, and RIR
2 cabinet modeling. Runs standalone, on Windows-based tablets,
or as VST/AU/AAX plug-in.
Free
peavey.com

PreSonus
AudioBox iOne

PreSonus
AudioBox iTwo

2-channel bus-powered USB/iPad audio


interface with 1 mic input and 1 instrument input.
$159 retail
presonus.com

2-channel bus-powered USB/iPad audio and


MIDI interface with 2 combo mic/line/instrument inputs.
$199 retail
presonus.com

Propellerhead
Reason Essentials

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Reamp JCR

Entry-level music-production software


studio.
$129 retail
propellerheads.se

John Cuniberti-designed passive reamper with


level control and lter.
$199 street
radialeng.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Roland
R-Mix
Mix-manipulation software with Audio Visualizer, Mix Element Isolation, noise reduction,
and pitch and speed control (Mac/Win).
$199 street
rolandus.com

Roland
Duo-Capture USB Audio Interface
2-channel, 24-bit, 2 VS preamps with phantom-power. Compatible with Windows,
Mac, and iPad. Low-noise 3-way power supply, runs on USB bus power, three AA-size
batteries, or AC adapter, Hi-Z input and MIDI I/O.
$199 street
rolandus.com

sE Electronics
X1 R

Tannoy
Reveal 402 studio monitor

Passive ribbon microphone.


$199 street
seelectronics.com

50W bi-amped with 0.75" soft-dome tweeter


and 4" high-efciency LF woofer. Front-ring
bass port. Balanced/unbalanced inputs. Wide
stereo image. EQ controls. Aux link cable
included.
$139 street
tannoystudio.com

Tannoy
Reveal 502 studio monitor

Tascam
DR-22WL

75W bi-amped with 1" soft-dome tweeter and


5" high-efciency LF woofer. Front-ring
bass port. Balanced/unbalanced inputs. Wide
stereo image. EQ controls. Aux link cable
included.
$179 street
tannoystudio.com

Portable recorder with WiFi connectivity.


$149 retail
tascam.com

Tascam
US-2x2
2x2-channel USB audio interface.
$149 retail
tascam.com

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STOMPBOX

DIGITAL 2.4 GHz HIGH-F IDELITY WIRELESS


Combining advanced 24-bit, field-proven performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality, our System 10 Stompbox
delivers the ultimate wireless experience. With the tap of a foot on the rugged, metal Stompbox receiver, guitarists can
toggle between dual " balanced outputs or mute one output without affecting the other. And, since the System operates
in the 2.4 GHz range, its free from TV and DTV interference. You can also pair multiple UniPak body-pack transmitters with
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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Ableton
Live 9 Standard

Apogee
MiC 96k

Time-stretching, arranging,
and sequencing capabilities.
Multitrack recording up
to 32-bit, 192kHz. Instruments, effects and sounds
included.
$499 street
ableton.com

Cardioid condenser microphone for iPhone,


iPad, iPod touch, and Mac computers.
$229 retail
apogeedigital.com

Apogee
One
Audio interface with built-in microphone for
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac computers.
$349 retail
apogeedigital.com

Cakewalk
SONAR X3 Producer
The agship DAW in the SONAR X3 line with industry-leading features,
designed for music professionals.
$499 retail
cakewalk.com

EastWest/Quantum Leap
Steven Wilsons Ghostwriter

EastWest/Quantum Leap
Stormdrum 3
86 GB and over 800 MIDI performance les of cinematic percussion
produced with Mickey Hart and
Remo Belli.
$395 retail
soundsonline.com

60 GB of custom guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, and more


produced with Steven Wilson.
$395 retail
soundsonline.com

Eventide
MixingLink
Electro-Voice
RE320

High quality mic preamp with effects loop.


$299 street
eventide.com

Dynamic mic with Variable-D proximity control. Integrated


humbucking coil guards against EMF interference.
$299 retail
electrovoice.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Focal Professional
Alpha 50

Focal Professional
Alpha 65

5" powered studio monitors, custom inverteddome tweeter and polyglass woofer, bi-amped
Class AB amps. XLR/RCA inputs. Built-in
limiter. EQ.
$299 street
focalprofessional.com

6.5" powered studio monitors, custom inverteddome tweeter and polyglass woofer, bi-amped
Class AB amps. XLR/RCA inputs. Built-in
limiter. EQ.
$399 street
focalprofessional.com

Heavyocity Media
AEON Collection
Mac/Win virtual instrument powered
by Kontakt 5 Player. Organic
instruments, analog synths, hybrid
sounds. 14 GB (compressed) and
725+ presets.
$399 retail
heavyocity.com

Focusrite
Safre PRO 26
18x8, 24-bit/96kHz, Firewire/Thunderbolt-compatible audio interface. Four Focusrite
microphone preamps, two TRS instrument inputs, two independently controlled
headphone outputs, 5-segment LED input metering. Analog and digital I/O options.
$349 street
us.focusrite.com

iZotope
RX 4
Complete audio restoration software suite.
Includes Denoise, Declip, Decrackle, Hum
Removal, Spectral Repair, Clip Gain, RX
Connect, EQ, Channel Operations, and
Batch Processing.
$349 retail
izotope.com

Heavyocity Media
DM-307

iZotope
Break Tweaker

Mac/Win virtual instrument


powered by Kontakt 5 Player.
Beat and groove production
toolkit of kits and loops. 7.5
GB (compressed) and 1500+
presets.
$299 retail
heavyocity.com

Designed by BT to create complex


polyrhythmic beats and control pitch
and texture.
$249 retail
izotope.com

JBL Professional
LSR308
2-way powered, 8" studio monitor
with Image Control Waveguide.
$325 retail
jblpro.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
JBL Professional
LSR310S

KRK Systems
10s

10" powered studio subwoofer with XLF


Extended Low Frequency.
$499 retail
jblpro.com

150W, 10" active subwoofer, glass aramidcomposite woofer, protective steel grill,
front-ring port.
$399 retail
krksys.com

Mackie
MR8mk3

MakeMusic, Inc.
Garritan Abbey Road Studios CFX
Concert Grand

85W reference monitor. 8" poly woofer and


1" silk-dome tweeter. XLR, line and RCA
inputs. Frequency controls.
$249 street
mackie.com

Virtual instrument: Yamaha CFX Concert Grand


piano recorded in Abbey Roads Studio One;
three microphone perspectives. Mac/Win;
works as standalone or AAX, RTAS, VST, and
AU plug-in.
$299 retail
garritan.com

MOTU
MicroBook II
4x6 personal, bus-powered USB audio interface with mic, guitar, and
keyboard inputs, plus no-latency
mixing with effects processing.
$249 street
motu.com

Native Instruments
Komplete Kontrol S-Series Controllers
61-, 49-, and 25-note USB controllers designed for use
with Native Instruments Komplete 10 software bundle.
$499-699 retail
native-instruments.com

Novation
Launchpad S Control Pack
Launchpad S, Launch Control, Ableton Live Lite 9,
1GB of loops and sounds, and two custom-designed
cases in a single pack. Launch loops and sounds and
play drums and melodies with the Launchpad S, plus
control mixer, instrument, and effects with Launch
Control.
$249 street
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software studio.
$449 retail
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Radial Engineering
JDX 500

Audition up to four microphones. Each input has


trim adjustment. Distortion-free signal path.
Local 48V phantom power on board.
$349 retail
radialeng.com

Samson
MixPad MXP144FX

500-series guitar cabinet simulator with reactive load for natural amp tone and feel.
$299 retail
radialeng.com

Samson
MTR231

14-channel analog stereo mixer with


effects. 6 Class A mic preamps.
Bidirectional USB interface with
24-bit digital effects. MXP124,
MXP124FX, and MXP144 models
also available.
$269 street
samsontech.com

Dual 1" diaphragm condenser microphone. Selectable


cardioid/omnidirectional/bidirectional pickup
patterns. 20Hz-20kHz. SPLs up to 134dB, 10dB attenuation switch. Rugged die-cast construction. Includes pop filter/shockmount/carry case. MTR101,
MTR101A, and MTR201 models also available.
$249 street
samsontech.com

Samson
RXA6

sE Electronics
X1 D

2-way active studio monitor (sold individually).


2.5" aluminum Air Displacement Tweeter.
100W. 6" copolymer woofer. Balanced 1/4",
XLR, RCA inputs. 5" (RXA5) model also
available.
$249 street
samsontech.com

Sennheiser
e 906

Supercardioid dynamic mic with three switchable presence settings.


$239 retail
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Titanium-diaphragm condenser microphone


with 10dB pad and low-cut filter.
$299 street
seelectronics.com

Sennheiser
MK 4

Large-diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone.


$299 retail
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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499

Steinberg
UR44

Tannoy
Reveal 802 studio monitor

6x4 USB 2.0 portable audio interface.


4 D-PRE mic preamps. 24-bit/192
kHz support. MIDI I/O.
$399 retail
steinberg.net

100W bi-amped with 1" soft-dome tweeter


and 8" high-efciency LF woofer. Front-ring
bass port. Balanced/unbalanced inputs. Wide
stereo image. EQ controls. Aux link cable
included.
$279 street
tannoystudio.com

Tascam
DR-44WL

Vir2 Instruments
Acou6tics

Portable recorder with XLR and WiFi connectivity.


$299 retail
tascam.com

Six acoustic guitars (6-string, mandolin,


12-string, nylon, ukulele, guitalele) in one
premium virtual instrument.
$399 retail
bigshaudio.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Zoom
H5 Handy Recorder

Ableton
Push

Portable digital recorder.


Records four tracks at once.
USB audio interface. Phantompowered XLR mic inputs.
$269 retail
zoom-na.com

Hands-on control of melody and


harmony, beats, sounds, and song
structure. Fits in a backpack alongside your laptop.
$599 street
ableton.com

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


AT4081
Phantom-powered bidirectional ribbon
microphone. Handles 150dB SPL. Frequency
response is 30Hz -18kHz. Sensitivity -42 dB.
$895 retail
audio-technica.com

Audix
SCX25A
Large-diaphragm condenser microphone.
Patented capsule suspension system and
internal shockmounting for complete
physical and electronic isolation. 20Hz20kHz frequency response and +135dB
performance.
$695 street
audixusa.com

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PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

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Dynaudio
BM Compact mkIII

Dynaudio
BM5 mkIII

Extended excursion 5.7" woofer with pure aluminum voice coil. 1.1" soft dome tweeter with
pure aluminum voice coil. XLR and RCA inputs.
Bundled with IsoAcoustics speaker stand for
decoupling and proper angling.
$629 street
dynaudioprofessional.com

Extended excursion 7" woofer with pure aluminum voice coil. 1.1" soft dome tweeter with
pure aluminum voice coil. XLR and RCA inputs.
Bundled with IsoAcoustics speaker stand for
decoupling and proper angling.
$729 street
dynaudioprofessional.com

Dynaudio
BM9S II

EastWest/Quantum Leap
Hollywood Orchestral Woodwinds

10" woofer with pure aluminum voice coil.


200W @ 4 ohm. Phase adjustment. Auto on/
off power LED. Selectable LFE or slave mode.
Discrete LFE input, slave output for linking.
Adjustment of lowpass corner frequencies.
$999 street
dynaudioprofessional.com

142 GB of meticulously multi-sampled orchestral woodwinds.


$799 retail
soundsonline.com

Focal Professional
Alpha 80

MakeMusic, Inc.
Finale 2014

8" powered studio monitors, custom inverteddome tweeter and polyglass woofer, bi-amped
Class AB amps. XLR/RCA inputs. Built-in
limiter. EQ.
$549 street
focalprofessional.com

Music notation software (Mac/Win). 400+ Garritan instruments, Linked Parts, Music Educator
Resouces, Band-in-a-Box Auto-Harmonizing,
MicNotator, Video Support, TempoTap.
$600 retail
nale.com

MOTU
UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid

Native Instruments
Komplete 10 Ultimate

10x14 mobile, bus-powered FireWire/USB audio interface with CueMix


FX mixing and effects processing.
$549 street
motu.com

Plug-in library for Windows/MacOS with 75 virtual instruments, processors, and effects. Supports AAX Native, VST, RTAS, and AU.
$999 street
native-instruments.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Neumann
KH 120

100W, bi-amped active nearfield studio monitor.


$749 retail
neumann-kh-line.com

Neumann
TLM 102

Transformerless, large-diaphragm, compact,


cardioid condenser microphone.
$699 retail
neumann.com

Primacoustic
London 12

Acoustical room treatment designed for rooms


that are approximately 120 square feet.
Comes complete with installation kit. Choice
of black, grey, or beige fabric.
$769 retail
primacoustic.com

Palmer
PDI03

Speaker simulator.
$679 street
palmer-germany.com

Rupert Neve Designs


542 Tape Emulator

Tape emulator, limiter, and transformer saturation for the 500-series format.
$745 street
rupertneve.com

Roland
Studio-Capture USB 2.0 Audio Interface

16x10, 24-bit interface with 12 VS preamps, four independent


software-controlled monitor mixes, XLR monitor out, direct monitor, dual headphone output with independent front-panel level
knobs, coaxial digital I/O, and MIDI I/O.
$999 street
rolandus.com

Rupert Neve Designs


551 Inductor EQ

3-band inductor EQ for the 500-series format.


$850 street
rupertneve.com

Universal Audio
Apollo Twin with Real-Time UAD Processing

2x6 desktop Thunderbolt interface. 24/96kHz resolution. Includes UAD SOLO or


DUO Powered plug-in processing and Realtime Analog Classics plug-in bundle.
$699-899 retail
uaudio.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Universal Audio
SOLO 610 Tube Preamplier
and DI

Vienna Symphonic Library


Vienna Suite
Mastering plug-in effects suite.
$570 retail
ilio.com

All-tube mic preamplier and DI. Gain,


Level, and Impedance selection.
Hand-built in the USA
$999 retail
uaudio.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999

Antelope Audio
Orion32

Antelope Audio
Zen Studio

32-channel, 192kHz ADA converter with D-Sub analog I/O, ADAT digital
I/O, USB and MADI connectivity.
$2,995 retail
antelopeaudio.com

Portable USB audio interface with 20 analog inputs, 12 mic preamps,


DSP effects. Mac/Win control software.
$2,495 retail
antelopeaudio.com

Audix
STE8
Includes dynamic and condenser studio
microphones for recording, with all clips
and mounts. Aluminum carrying case.
$2,499 street
audixusa.com

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MOTU
1248
32x34 Thunderbolt/USB audio interface with 48-channel mixing, matrix
audio routing, effects processing, and AVB audio networking.
$1,495 street
motu.com

Neumann
TLM 107

PreSonus
StudioLive 16.0.2

Large-diaphragm, multipattern condenser microphone with 5 polar patterns, 3-position pad, and
3-position highpass lter.
$1,699 retail
neumann.com

16-input digital mixer and 16x16


FireWire recording interface with
signal processing on every channel
and bus, MIDI, and integrated
software.
$1,299 retail
presonus.com

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RECORDING TOOLS
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999

Two Notes Audio Engineering


Torpedo Studio

Rupert Neve Designs


5017 Mobile Mic Pre / DI / Compressor
Portable mic preamplier and DI with compressor, blend and variable
phase controls.
$1,045 street
rupertneve.com

Integrated 150W RMS loadbox with active heat control. 4, 8, 16 Ohms.


Cab+mic simulation. 50 virtual speaker cabinets, 8 microphones, 8
power ampliers. 96 kHz/32-bit oating point signal processing.
3rd-party IR compatible. Lowcut lter, 5-band EQ, Exciter, Compressor.
Variphi, Overload. Amp In, Speaker Out, 2x XLR line In/Out, AES/EBU
and SPDIF I/O. USB remote control.
$1,995 retail
two-notes.com

Universal Audio
Apollo with Real-Time UAD Processing
18x24 Firewire/Thunderbolt audio interface. 24/96kHz resolution.
includes UAD DUO or QUAD Powered Plug-In processing and Realtime Analog Classics or Classics Plus bundles.
$1,999-$2,499 retail
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Casio
CTK-2400

61-key portable keyboard. Sampling with built-in mic,


lesson system, metronome and rhythms.
$99 retail
casiomusicgear.com

Casio
LK-240

61-key portable keyboard. Light-up keys.


Sampling with built-in mic, lesson system,
metronome and rhythms.
$129 retail
casiomusicgear.com

Dave Smith Instruments


DSM01 Curtis Filter Module

A resonant 2- and 4-pole, lowpass analog filter module


for Eurorack modular synthesizers. Includes input
boost, integrated VCA, and CV inputs for frequency,
resonance, and VCA. Separate pre-amplifier and
post-amplifier outputs for VCA.
$179 retail
davesmithinstruments.com

Samson
Carbon 49 USB MIDI Controller

49-key velocity-sensitive/semi-weighted keyboard.


MIDI Out/USB/sustain pedal connections. iPad/
USB bus powered. Bundled with Native Instruments
Komplete Elements software. 61-key (Carbon 61)
model also available.
$99 street
samsontech.com

Samson
Graphite 49 USB MIDI Controller

49-key velocity-sensitive/semi-weighted keyboard


with Aftertouch. MIDI Out/USB/sustain pedal connections. Bundled with Native Instruments Komplete
Elements software. 25-key (Graphite 25) model also
available.
$179 street
samsontech.com

Samson
Graphite M25 Mini USB MIDI
Controller

25-key velocity-sensitive mini keyboard.


Mini USB port, iPad/USB bus powered.
Graphite M32, MF8 and MD13 models
also available.
$79 street
samsontech.com

Williams
Legato

88 semi-weighted keys, five onboard sounds (piano,


electric piano, organ, synth, and bass), built-in metronome, and built-in speakers. Battery or AC operation
(AC adaptor optional).
$199 street
williamspianos.com

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Gen16 A/E Cymbals

Reduced-volume acoustic cymbals.


$139-$329 retail
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KEYBOARDS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Novation
Bass Station II
25-key analog synthesizer with two lter types, two
oscillators, one sub-oscillator, pattern-based step
sequencer/arpeggiator, and Aftertouch.
$499 street
us.novationmusic.com

Arturia
MicroBrute SE

Novation
MiniNova

Compact analog synthesizer in three


colors: blue, orange, and white.
$329 retail
arturia.com

37-mini-key synthesizer/vocoder and USB controller.


14 lter types, 6 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, and
gooseneck mic.
$399 street
us.novationmusic.com

Williams
Rhapsody
88 weighted, velocity sensitive keys, 12 piano and keyboard voices, split and layer modes, built-in
metronome. USB/MIDI connectivity. Stereo line output, sustain and soft pedals.
$399 street
williamspianos.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Novation
UltraNova
37-key synthesizer, USB
controller and audio interface with touch-sensitive
encoders, built-in vocoder,
and gooseneck mic.
$599 street
us.novationmusic.com

Arturia
MiniBrute SE
Analog synthesizer updated with a new Step-sequencer and stylish looks.
$549 street
arturia.com

Roland
System-1 Plug-Out Synthesizer
25-key slim design. Over 70 physical controls. Flexible 2-oscillator
design with Superwaves. Plug-Out-capable for SH-101 and more.
$599 street
rolandus.com

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Zildjian
Gen16 A/E System

88 full-size hammer-action weighted keys, 64 note polyphony,


15 voices. USB and MIDI connectivity. Reverb and Chorus effects. 2-track recorder, built-in speakers, headphone output,
stereo line output. Sustain/Sostenuto/soft pedals.
$599 street
williamspianos.com

Acoustic/electric cymbal system.


$699-$899 retail
zildjian.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Dave Smith Instruments
Pro 2 Monophonic/Paraphonic Hybrid Synthesizer

Digital/analog hybrid synth with 4-voice paraphony, 4 oscillators, sub-oscillator, dual filters (low-pass and
state-variable), 32-track sequencer, CV I/O, audio input, 3 digital delays, digital BBD emulation, analog VCA,
effects, and arpeggiator.
$1,999 retail
davesmithinstruments.com

Dave Smith Instruments


Prophet 12 Synthesizer Keyboard

12-voice digital/analog hybrid synth with 4 oscillators, sub-oscillator,


resonant lowpass and highpass filters, and analog VCAs per voice.
Four envelopes, 4 LFOs, effects, and arpeggiator.
$2,199 retail
davesmithinstruments.com

Hammond
Sk1-73

73-note stage keyboard. Custom digital tonewheel programming, 12-base


Hammond types. Transistor, pipe, and drawbar organs with Percussion,
Vibrato, Chorus, Reverb, Overdrive, EQ. MIDI. USB. Digital Leslie. Piano,
E-Piano, woodwind, brass. Free downloadable library. 20.5 lbs.
$2,395 retail
hammondorganco.com

Hammond
Sk2

61-note, dual-manual stage keyboard. Custom digital tonewheel programming, 12-base Hammond
types. Transistor, pipe, and drawbar organs with Percussion, Vibrato, Chorus, Reverb, Overdrive,
EQ. MIDI. USB. Digital Leslie. Piano, E-Piano, woodwind, brass. Free downloadable library. 35 lbs.
$2,895 retail
hammondorganco.com

Hammond
XK1c

Compact B3, 61-note drawbar organ. Custom digital tonewheel programming, 12base Hammond types. Transistor and pipe organs. Percussion, Vibrato, Chorus,
Reverb, Overdrive, EQ. MIDI. USB. Digital Leslie, 16 base types. 16.5 lbs.
$1,495 retail
hammondorganco.com

Muse Research
Receptor QU4TTRO

Hardware plug-in player with bundled PreSonus AudioBox 1818


interface, fastest quad-core processor, 16GB RAM.
$2,999 retail
museresearch.com

Muse Research
Receptor TRIO

Hardware plug-in player with bundled PreSonus AudioBox 1818


interface, quad-core processor, 8GB RAM.
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museresearch.com

Nord
Lead A1

Analog modeling synthesizer.


4-part multitimbral. Effects.
$1,799 retail
nordkeyboards.com

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Rack mountable analog


modeling synthesizer.
4-part multitimbral.
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FA-08 Music Workstation

88-note, weighted-action keyboard with 2,000+


INTEGRA-7 sounds, 128 voice polyphony, five
sound engines, two Wave expansion slots, 16-track
sequencer, 16-bit linear sampler, and 16 pads.
$1,799 street
rolandus.com

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RD-800 Stage Piano

88-note, PHA-4 concert keyboard with escapement


and ebony/ivory feel, 128-voice polyphony, four
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studiologic-music.com

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Forte

16 GB mega-stage piano with


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keyboard.
$3,995 retail
kurzweil.com

Yamaha
Motif XF8

741MB internal Wave ROM. 1,664 Voices, 97 Drum Kits. 512 MB of


memory, expandable up to 2 GB with optional Flash RAM.
$4,039 retail
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Carvin
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Focusrite
Tape

2-track recording, instant mastering,


customizable tape artwork, and social-media connectivity.
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Novation
Launchkey App

Analog-modeling synthesizer. Can be


used stand-alone or with the Novation
Launchkey hardware.
$ Free
us.novationmusic.com

Roland
Cube Jam

Play back songs and minus-one tracks


through the Cube Lite via i-Cube Link, and
then riff along with COSM tones. Record
audio through i-Cube Link.
$ Free
rolandus.com

TC Electronic
TonePrint Editor for
iPad

iOS only. Create your own custom


TonePrints. Endless variations of
totally unique sounds. Complete
control over all effects and
parameters. Intuitive slider-based
interface.
$ Free

tcelectronic.com

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Focusrite
Tape

Recording solution with 2-track


recording, instant mastering, customizable tape artwork, and social
media connectivity.
$ Free
us.focusrite.com

Novation
Launchpad App

Music-performance platform based


on the Novation Launchpad. Multicolor 8x6 grid for making beats
and triggering loops.
$ Free

us.novationmusic.com

PreSonus
Capture Duo

2-track mobile recording software


for iPad.
$ Free

presonus.com

TC Electronic
TonePrint App

iOS and Android. Beam guitar and bass


TonePrints to your TonePrint-enabled
pedals via your smartphone. Completely free of charge. Cached files: no
Internet access required. Constantly
updated with new TonePrints.
$ Free

tcelectronic.com

Yamaha
THR Session

Tool for learning songs. Slow down


passages without losing audio quality.
Change the pitch or repeat song segments.

$ Free
usa.yamaha.com

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Arturia
iProphet

Arturia
iMini

Re-creation of the Sequential


Circuits Prophet VS.
$9 retail
arturia.com

Re-creation of the classic 1971


Moog Minimoog.
$9 retail
arturia.com

Arturia
iSEM

Cakewalk
Z3ta+ iOS

Re-creation of the legendary 1974


Oberheim SEM synthesizer.
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arturia.com

The legendary waveshaping synthesizer is now available for the


iPad.
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cakewalk.com

PreSonus
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Propellerhead
Figure iOS Beatmaker app.
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32-track mobile recording software

for iPad.
$9 retail
presonus.com

Propellerhead
Thor iOS

Steinberg
Cubasis

Streamlined, multi-touch sequencer


for recording, editing, mixing, and
adding effects on an iPad.
$49 retail
steinberg.net

Polysonic synthesizer.
$4 retail
propellerheads.se

TC Electronic
Polytune App Polyphonic
Tuner App

Guitar and Bass Mode. Drop-D


tuning. Retina Display support.
Colorblind mode. Chromatic
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modes.
$4 retail
tcelectronic.com

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TC-Helicon
VoiceJam

iOS only. 6-track vocal


looper. Free vocal effects:
HardTune. Pitch Correction,
Reverb, Echo and Delay.
Undo, reverse, 2x, loop mixing, and instant re-triggering. Performance Recorder.
SoundCloud upload. Support
for AudioCopy/Paste.
$6 retail
tc helicon.com

Yamaha
Mobile Music
Sequencer

Create, edit, and mix


songs with phrases
and sections.
$15 retail
usa.yamaha.com

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