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Let Your Music Do The Talking


Make your instrument talk with the number one
talk box, Rocktrons Banshee, the worlds
best selling original amplified talk box.
The Banshee lets your imagination run wild as the
tubing runs up your mic stand and ends up with you
forming new sounds, and even words, with your lips.
The Banshee 2 includes bonus features! Feed your guitar signal to your
amplifier at the same time that the talk box effect is turned on!
The Banshee 2 also provides an effects loop letting you add other effects into the talk
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55-POINT EVALUATION
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
Low Tension Flexible Flat Wound Bass Strings

SnakePick

Available now

Available now

New from La Bella! These light tension flexible flats deliver the same classic sound,
but with out the floppy-string effect associated with other light tension flat wounds.
These hand-wound and hand-polished strings are equipped with round cores for
flexibility, and narrower ribbon wire to achieve an unrivaled smooth feeling to the
touch. At a fraction of the price of other European flat wound string manufacturers,
these new La Bella's are a steal!
SRP: $55.60
www.labella.com
800-562-4400

The SnakePick is a coiled plectrum that stops the worry of holding the pick so you
can concentrate on the more important stuff like creating music. It is available in 4
finger sizes and soft (white), medium (red) and hard (blue). Position it the same way
you would a normal plectrum and let go of your inhibitions.
RRP: $5.99 for a 3-Pack
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT
The Wahtz Wah Kit
Mod Kits Diy
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Classic Wah tone you've come expect with a hint of extra bite and growl. True bypass
switching; and the long life potentiometer manufactured specifically for use in Wah
pedals is included to provide years of smooth, quiet operation.
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Chord Buddy
Perrys Music
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ChordBuddy is the fastest guitar teaching system. It is perfect for beginners of all
ages who want to learn guitar. Start playing songs from day one and in 2 months
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All-In-One Hand Fitness


DAddario|Planet Waves
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Deal yourself an upper hand with the new VariGrip. This unique hand fitness tool allows you to
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finger pads are super comfortable and simulated
strings build up and maintain your callouses. One
unit does it all!
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Tortoise Tone Guitar Picks


Bluegrass, Speed, 3 Way, Custom/Oversize

FRETLIGHTZ

FRETLORD Guitar & Bass Lighting Accessories


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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
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MSRP: $9.99
5 color options
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Tortoise Tone
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Tortoise ToneTM offers traditional plectra for guitar, mandolin and other stringed instruments,
hand crafted from genuine farm raised (not endangered!) red eared slider turtle shell.
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We've expanded our

Our SE line of affordable, quality instruments has expanded to include


electrics, acoustics and now two basses: the SE Kestrel and the SE Kingfisher.

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2014 PRS Guitars / Photos by Marc Quigley

GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $299
$200

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

Jay Turser
JT-JG-CAR
Jaguar-style solid body. Maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. 24.5"
scale length. Single-coil pickups. Candy Apple Red nish with matching
painted headstock.
$299 retail
jayturser.com

Peavey
Raptor Custom
Basswood body. Hard maple neck. Rosewood or maple ngerboard.
25.5" scale length. Peavey USA single-coil pickups. Includes Peavey
PowerPlate for increased sustain.
$169 street
peavey.com

Slick Guitars
SL50
Solid ash body. Rosewood neck. Aged Slick Tele pickups. Solid brass
wraparound bridge. Solid brass tuners.
$239 retail
guitarfetish.com

Slick Guitars
SL59
SL
So ash body. Rosewood neck. Aged Slick P-90 pickup. Solid brass
Solid
wraparound bridge. Solid brass tuners.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere Guitars
Xaviere XV-577
Solid mahogany body. 1" maple top. Matched pair of GFS VEH
humbuckers. Floyd Rose Special tremolo.
$259 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $300-$499


Cort
G220
Basswood body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard.
25.5" scale length. Vintage tremolo.
$350 retail
cortguitars.com

Cort
X-4
Basswood body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard.
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: $300-$499
$200-$499

Epiphone
Casino Coupe
5-layer laminated maple body and top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Epiphone P-90 pickups.
$449 street
epiphone.com

Jackson
JS32 Rhoads
Basswood body. Bolt-on maple speed neck with graphite reinforcement. Rosewood ngerboard. High-output humbucking pickups with
ceramic magnets.
$399 retail
jacksonguitars.com

Jay Turser
JT-1457-SS
J-Tones 1457 classic double cutaway. Birch body. Maple neck with
rosewood ngerboard. 24.5" scale length. Alnico 5 pickups. Silver
Sparkle nish.
$499 retail
jayturser.com

LTD Guitars
ARC-6
Mahogany body. Spruce top. Set mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Graphtech Nubone XB nut. 25" scale length. Rosewood bridge,
Graphtech Nubone XB saddle. B-Band Electret Film Transducer
pickup. B-Band T-7 preamp. Onboard tuner.
$499 retail
espguitars.com

Peavey
AT-200 guitar with Auto-Tune by Antares
Solid basswood body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale
length. Automatic tuning with no moving parts. Peavey humbucking
pickups.
$499 street
peavey.com

Peavey
Riptide Guitar
Canadian hard-rock maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5"
scale length. Two custom-wound single-coil pickups. Grover tuners.
$399 street
peavey.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-899


Carvin
SCB6
Maple neck through alder body. Classic Series C22 humbuckers. Available as a custom order from Carvins USA Custom Shop.
$869 retail
carvin.com

Cort
CR320
Mahogany body and neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length.
EMG HZ SRO OC1 pickups. Coil tap.
$525 retail
cortguitars.com

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PRICE
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:UNDER
$500-$899
$200

Epiphone
Ltd Ed Union Jack Sheraton Outt
5-layer laminated maple body and top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Gibson USA Mini-Humbucker pickups.
$899 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Ltd Ed 2014 Joe Bonamassa Les Paul Standard Outt
Lt
So mahogany body. Hard maple top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerSolid
board. 24.75" scale length. Gibson USA BurstBucker pickups.
bo
$699 street
$6
epiphone.com
ep

Go
Godin
Em
Empire Sunburst P90 HG
Sil
Silver
Leaf maple body. Rock maple neck. Rosewood or maple
n
ngerboard. 24 3/4" Scale. Godin Kingpin P-90 pickups. Wraparound
bri
bridge.
$5
$595 street
ric
richmodguitarscanada.com

Gr
Gretsch
Double Jet with Bigsby
Do
Ch
Chambered
double-cutaway basswood body and arched maple top. Dual
Black Top FilterTron pickups and Bigsby B50 tailpiece.
Bl
$700 retail
$7
gretschguitars.com
gre

Hofner
Verythin Contemporary (CT)
Ultra-thin, amed maple, semi-hollowbody. 22 Frets. Rosewood
fretboard. Humbucking pickups. Hardcase Included.
$719 street
hofner.com

Jackson
Soloist SLX
Basswood body. Through-body maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard.
Duncan Designed alnico HB102N and high-output ceramic HB102B humbucking pickups. Floyd Rose Special double-locking two-point tremolo.
$733 retail
jacksonguitars.com

Jay Turser
JT-1423-BKS
J-Tones 1423 classic single cutaway. Mahogany body. Maple neck with
rosewood ngerboard. 24.5" scale. Humbucker pickups. Black Sparkle
nish.
$549 retail
jayturser.com

Jay Turser
JT-MOS-TSB
J-Tones Mosman, Venture Mach 1-style double cutaway. Mahogany body.
Maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. P-90 Alnico
5 pickups. Tobacco Sunburst nish.
$649 retail
jayturser.com

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SOUNDGARDEN
SUPERUNKNOWN TURNS 20

The early 90s were pivotal years in music,


with the rise of grunge, the demise of glam
metal and, at times, an obscure vision of what
rock was and where it was headed. All that
changed with Soundgardens 1994 release,
Superunknown, which brought alternative,
punk and hard rock together in one seminal
album. A success with fans and critics alike, the
collection of songs now celebrating its 20th
anniversary sounds as fresh and relevant today
as when it was released.
We didnt sit and, like, have a band meeting
and talk about reinventing ourselves, Chris
Cornell, lead vocalist and guitarist explains.
We just started doing different things, all of
us, bringing in new ideas and things that were
a different approach. We had a big album to
live up to, which was Badmotorfinger. It was an

album that a lot of critics liked but also a lot


of really hardcore Soundgarden fans that had
been around for a long time that came to club
shows where there were 40 people those
guys loved it. That was kind of the album they
had wanted us to make for years and they finally
got it.
Combining elements from a few guitars used by
Cornell over the years, Gibson was able to craft
an ES-335 signature model for the frontman.
This immediately became my favorite guitar
to play Cornell says, It has kind of a midrangy, rattley sound that cuts through a mix
really well and makes, like, a riff-rock song
sound like Soundgarden.

See the gear and the full interview


at guitarcenter.com.

GIBSON CHRIS CORNELL 335


ELECTRIC GUITAR FLAT BLACK
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REMASTERED FOR 5.1 SURROUND


SOUND, SOUNDGARDENS
20 TH ANNIVERSARY SUPERUNKNOWN
IS AVAILABLE JUNE 3 AT GUITAR CENTER.

GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:UNDER
$500-$899
$200
Lg Guitars
A200BRS
European Poplar body with a gured mahogany top. 24-fret Indonesian
rosewood ngerboard with pearloid inlays. Dual EMG HZ humbuckers,
$699 street
lagguitars.com

LTD Guitars
TE-407
7-string. Mahogany body. Bolt-on maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard.
25.5" scale length. EMG 707 and 81-7 active pickups.
$649 retail
espguitars.com

Michael Kelly Guitars


1953
Bolt-on construction. Alder body and binding. Flame maple top. Maple
neck. Rosewood or maple fretboard. MK T-Style single-coil neck pickup,
MK Stacked single-coil bridge pickup.
$580 retail
michaelkellyguitars.com

Michael Kelly Guitars


1957
Bolt-on construction. Swamp ash body. Quilted maple top. Maple neck
and fretboard. Rockeld SWV Humbucker neck pickup, USA Seymour
Duncan Little 59 bridge pickup.
$875 retail
michaelkellyguitars.com

Michael Kelly Guitars


1955
Bolt-on construction. Swamp ash body. Quilted maple top. Maple neck.
Maple or rosewood fretboard. MK Mini Humbucker neck pickup,
Rockeld SWC Humbucker bridge pickup.
$729 retail
michaelkellyguitars.com

PRS Guitars
SE Zach Myers
Carved, gured maple top with mahogany back. 25" scale length.
Flame maple neck with ebony fretboard. Headstock veneer with inlaid
signature, bird inlays, Floyd Rose Original tremolo and locking nut.
Uncovered PRS \m/ pickups.
$679 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 ngerboard, 25.5" scale length.
Single-coil pickups.
$899 street
Rolandus.com

Squier
Squier 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe 50s
Stratocaster
Maple neck and ngerboard. Vintage-style single-coil Stratocaster
pickups.
$599 retail
squierguitars.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $900-$1,499

B.C. Rich
Mockingbird Polarity Deluxe
Mahogany body. Flame maple top. Flame maple binding. Mahogany neck.
Rosewood fretboard. Abalone bones inlay. BC Rich B.D.S.M. pickups.
$950 retail
bcrich.com

B.C. Rich
Mockingbird STQ
Neck-through construction. Mahogany neck. Quilted maple top.
Mahogany neck. Ebony fretboard. Diamond inlay. B.C. Rich Quads Bride,
Duncan Designed HB-102 pickups. Grover tuners.
$900 retail
bcrich.com

B.C. Rich
Villain Deluxe
Mahogany body. Flame maple top. Flame maple binding. Mahogany neck.
Ebony fretboard. Pearl bones inlay. Floyd Rose 1000-series tremolo.
EMG60 and EMG 81 pickups.
$1,250 retail
bcrich.com

Carvin
DC800
27" extended
extended-scale 8-string guitar. Maple neck through an alder body.
Active A80 pi
pickups. Customized by choosing from USA Custom Shop
woods, nishe
nishes, inlays, hardware, and more.
$999 retail
carvin.com

Eastman Guitars
G
T184MX-LS Lil Smokey Thinline Electric
T184MX-L
Hollowbody tthin-line electric guitar. Double Venetian-style cutaway
with hand-car
hand-carved maple top. Carved solid-mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany ne
neck. Ebony ngerboard. Dual-mounted Seymour Duncan 59
humbucker pi
pickups.
$1,280 street
eastmanguitars.com
eastmanguita

Hagstrom
Pat Smear Signature PASS-BLK
Mahogany bo
body with carved maple top. Mahogany set neck with Resinator ngerboa
ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Custom 58 Humbuckers. Black gloss
nish.
$1099 retail
hagstrom.com

Hagstrom
Super Swede SUSWECU-CHS
Mahogany body with maple top. Set mahogany neck with Resinator ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. H90-S pickups. Champagne Sparkle nish.
$1,099 retail
hagstrom.com

Hagstrom
Viking DLX Custom VIKDLXCUS-BCF
Semi-hollow body. Contoured ame maple ply body. Canadian hard maple
set neck with Resinator ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Hagstrom
HJ-50 custom pickups. Black Cherry nish.
$1,199 retail
hagstrom.com

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Jackson
Pro Series DKA7
7-string. Arch-top alder body. Bolt-on maple neck. 26.5" scale length.
DiMarzio D Activator 7 pickups.
$1,133 retail
jacksonguitars.com

Line 6
JTV-59P
James Tyler-designed modeling electric guitar. Mahogany neck and body.
Maple top. 2 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. 2 humbuckers. New electric and acoustic models and switchable
tunings. Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo from Graph Tech. Gig bag.
$1,499 street
line6.com

LTD Guitars
EC-1000T/CTM DMZ
Mahogany body. Set mahogany neck. Ebony ngerboard. 24.75" scale
length. Tonepros Locking TOM bridge and tailpiece. DiMarzio PAF 36th
Anniversary pickups. Finishes: Black, Snow White.
$969 retail
espguitars.com

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

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
Asymmetric, beveled thin-mahogany body. 25" scale length. Rosewood
ngerboard (PRS S2 Bird inlay option). S2 Mira pickups. Gig bag.
$1,179 retail
prsguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Reeves Gabrels Signature Spacehawk
Sealed semi-hollow korina body with spruce top. Railhammer Chisel
pickups. Bigsby B70 with custom soft-touch tremolo spring. Push-pull
phase switch. Korina neck. Rosewood fretboard. 24.75" scale length.
Bass Contour control.
$1,439 retail
reverendguitars.com

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S2 Singlecut

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S2 Custom 24

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $900-$1,499
Rev
Reverend
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Warhawk RT
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Kori body with raised center ridge. Revtron mini-humbuckers. Bigsby
Korina
B70. Korina neck. Rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale length. Bass Contour
B70
control.
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$1,199 retail
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Rol
Roland
G-5 VG Stratocaster
Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood or maple ngerboard, 25.5" scale
length. Onboard COSM modeling and tuning modes. Single-coil pickups.
Divided pickup.
$1,299 street
Rolandus.com

Sandberg
Electra DC Black
Alder body. Black high-gloss nish. Canadian hard rock maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Sandberg Vintage Power pickups.
$1,385 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Washburn Guitars
P2BSK
P-Series single cutaway. Solid mahogany body. Set mahogany neck
with ebony ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Seymour Duncan pickups.
Includes a gig bag and a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,065 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe Solar/Ola Englund Signature
PX-SOLAR160WHM
Alder body. Maple neck with ebony ngerboard. 25.5" scale legnth.
Duncan Designed humbuckers. Limited lifetime warranty.
$1,069 retail
washburn.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$2,999


Buz Feiten Guitars
Buzz
Blues Pro
Blu
Alde body with ame maple top. 25.5" scale length. 2-piece quarterAlder
sawn maple neck. Maple or rosewood ngerboard. 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
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comfort rout.
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$2,395 street
$2,3
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Ald body, spruce top. 25.5" scale length. 2-piece quarter-sawn maple
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neck. Maple or rosewood ngerboard, Buzz Feiten-designed T-style
nec
brid
bridge pickup. BF 120 neck pickup (both are Alnico 5, hum-canceling).
Top
Top-load bridge. Body Lok comfort rout.
$1,995 retail
$1,9
buzzfeitenguitars.com
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Carvin
Neil Zaza Signature NZ624
Carved top. Mahogany body and set-in neck. Carved quilted maple top.
C22 humbuckers. Available from Carvins USA Custom Shop.
$2,199 retail
carvin.com

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SIGNATURE SERIES GUITARS

GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$2999
Charvel
Jake E Lee Signature Model
Quartersawn maple neck with oiled back nish. Special reverse-slanting
DiMarzio SDS1 neck and middle singlecoil pickups. Balanced Seymour
Duncan JB humbucking bridge pickup. Hardtail bridge with black base
plate and chrome saddles. Fiveway switching. Pearl White nish.
$2,831 retail
charvelguitars.com

Charvel
Joe Duplantier Signature Model
San Dimas Style 2 body with mahogany neck. Dual Charvel MFB humbucking pickups. Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece. Locking tuners.
$2,800 retail
charvelguitars.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


Axis Super Sport Hollowbody
Semi-hollow basswood with bookmatched gured maple top, or ash with
bookmatched gured maple top. Maple neck with rosewood or maple
ngerboard. Dimarzio Humbucking or Vintage Style MM-90 soapbar
pickups.
$2,675 retail
music-man.com

ESP Guitars
E-II FRX FM
Mahogany body. Flamed maple top. Set maple neck. Ebony ngerboard.
25.5" scale length. 24 J frets. Floyd Rose Original bridge. EMG 89R and
EMG 89 active pickups.
$1,999 retail
espguitars.com

ESP Guitars
E-II ST-2 Maple
Basswood body. Flamed maple top. Bolt-on maple neck. Maple ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Floyd Rose Original bridge. DiMarzio custom
wound (Steve Blucher Design) passive pickups.
$1,599 retail
espguitars.com

Fender
Fender Select Stratocaster Exotic Maple Quilt
Alder body. Birds-eye maple neck. Stratocaster pickups. Includes Fender
Select tweed case, guitar strap, cable, and polishing cloth.
$2,999 retail
fender.com

Fender
Kurt Cobain Jaguar
Stratocaster headstock. DiMarzio humbucking DP103 PAF 36th Anniversary
neck pickup. DP100 Super Distortion bridge pickup. Available in right- and
left-handed versions. Includes hardshell case and book with photos and
commentary by Charles Peterson and Nirvana guitar tech Earnie Bailey.
$1,619 retail
fender.com

Godin
Inuk Ambiance Steel HG
Electro-acoustic fretted 11-string. Chambered mahogany body. Solid
spruce top. Mahogany neck. Ebony ngerboard and bridge, 23.03" scale
length. Custom voiced electronics and dual source preamp with four
sound-imaging mic settings.
$1,595 street
godinguitars.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$2,999
Godin
Montreal Premiere TriplePlay
Canadian wild cherry top, back, and sides with breathe-through carved
spruce core. Mahogany set-neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length.
Godin Custom Humbuckers. Integrated Fishman TriplePlay wireless guitar
controller and hexaphonic pickup. Includes Fishman Wireless USB receiver.
$2,195 street
godinguitars.com

Guild
CE-100D Capri with Bigsby
Maple body, arched top and back. 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany
neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Guild Bigsby B60 vibrato tailpiece. Includes
plush-lined hardshell case.
$1,649 retail
guildguitars.com

Guild
M-75G Aristocrat
Limited edition M-75G with gold metallic spruce top and lightly stained
mahogany back, sides, and neck. Guild frequency-tested single-coil
pickups.
$1,599 retail
guildguitars.com

Guild
Starre V with Bigsby
Mahogany body with dual f-holes. 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany
neck. Dual-coil pickups. Includes plush-lined hardshell case.
$1,699 retail
guildguitars.com

Hofner
Verythin Single Cutaway
Ultra-thin, semi-hollowbody. Spruce top. 22 frets. Ebony fretboard.
Mini-humbucking pickups. Hardcase included. Made in Germany.
$1,549 street
hofner.com

Ibanez
Prestige RG RG655FSO
Built in Japan. Super Wizard HP neck. Basswood body. Rosewood
fretboard. DiMarzio Air Norton, True Velvet, and The Tone Zone pickups.
Includes hardshell case.
$1,599 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
Prestige S-Series S5570QDPB
Made in Japan. Super-thin contoured Mahogany body. Quilted maple top.
Fast Super Wizard HP neck. Lo-Pro Edge bridge. H/S/H conguration.
Case included.
$2,533 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
Tosin Abasi Signature TAM10
Patterned closely after Tosins TAM100 8-string. Basswood body. Rosewood ngerboard. Abasis signature DiMarzio Ionizer8 humbucker and
single-coil pickups. Hardshell case included.
$1,733 retail
ibanez.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$2,999
Reverend Guitars
Pete Anderson PA-1 Custom HB
Laminated Maple back, sides, and top. Uni-Brace system: Korina neck.
Ebony fretboard. 24.75" scale length. Tune-o-matic bridge with trapeze
tailpiece. Bass Contour control.
$1,679 retail
reverendguitars.com

Roland
G-5A VG Stratocaster
American made. Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard, 25.5"
scale length. Onboard COSM modeling and tuning modes. Single-coil
pickups. Divided pickup.
$1,899 street
Rolandus.com

Sandberg
California DC
Alder body for aged nishes, ash body for matte nishes. Canadian
hard rock maple neck. Ebony, rosewood, or maple fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Sandberg Vintage Power pickups.
$1,550 street
sandberg-guitars.com

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

Taylor Guitars
T3/b
Semi-hollow body. Maple top, sapele back and sides. Ebony ngerboard
and bridge. Taylor HD humbuckers, 3-way pickup system with coil splitting capabilities. Bigsby vibrato. Includes hardshell case.
$2,198 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
T5 Classic
Semi-hollow body. Ovangkol top, sapele back and sides. Ebony ngerboard and bridge. 5-way pickup switch for acoustic to electric sounds.
Includes hardshell case.
$2,098 retail
taylorguitars.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe PXL Series PXL20EWH
Carved-top mahogany body. Mahogany neck with ebony ngerboard.
24.75" scale length. EMG 85/81 pickups. Limited lifetime warranty.
$1515 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe PXM Series PXM20FRFBCBM
Carved top mahogany body with ame maple veneer. Maple set-neck
with ebony ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Seymour Duncan pickups.
Limited lifetime warranty.
$1,783 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe PXS Series PXS29FRFTBBM
Mahogany body with ame maple veneer. Maple set neck with ebony
ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Seymour Duncan pickups. Limited
lifetime warranty.
$1,694 retail
washburn.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$2,999
Washburn Guitars
Parallaxe Solar Deluxe/Ola Englund Signature
PX-SOLAR17DLXC
7-string. Alder body. Maple neck with ebony ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Seymour Duncan pickups. Limited lifetime warranty.
$2,676 retail
washburn.com

PRICE RANGE: $3,000-$3,999


Buzz Feiten Guitars
Signature Elite
Alder body with bound AAA ame maple top. 25.5" scale length. 2-piece
e
quarter sawn maple neck. Maple or rosewood ngerboard. BF 109 bridge
en
pickup and BF120 neck pickup (both are Alnico 5, hum-canceling). Thorsen
mmini-toggle 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 ngerboard. 24 7/8" scale length.
Lollar P-90 pickups.
$3,050 retail
collingsguitars.com

Collings
360 ST
Carved Alder or Ash body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Lollar Vintage
Blackface pickups. 25 1/2" scale length.
$3,800 retail
collingsguitars.com

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Ernie Ball Music Man
Armada MM-90
Mahogany with V-shaped bookmatched mahogany top. Mahogany neck
with rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Vintage-style MM90
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

Gretsch
G6137TCB Panther Center-Block
Double-cutaway, 3-ply maple body, arched top and back, and f holes.
Spruce, with chambered center block. Rosewood ngerboard. FilterTron
pickups. Bigsby B6C tailpiece. Hard-shell case included.
$3,550 retail
gretschguitars.com

PRS Guitars
Floyd Custom 24
Beveled maple top with ame maple veneer. Mahogany back. 25" scale
length. Wide Thin maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Bird inlays. Floyd
Rose 1000 Series tremolo. SE HFS treble and Vintage Bass pickups.
$3,399 retail
prsguitars.com

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GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Taylor Guitars
T5z Pro
Semi-hollow body. Curly maple top, sapele back and sides. Ebony ngerboard and bridge. 5-way pickup switch for acoustic to electric sounds.
Includes hardshell case.
$3,498 retail
taylorguitars.com

Washburn Guitars
WI68XVCG
USA Original Idol. Mahogany body with ame maple cap. Set mahogany
neck with rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length. Seymour Duncan
pickups. Includes a case and a limited lifetime warranty.
$3999 retail
washburn.com

PRICE RANGE: $4,000 & OVER


Charvel
Guthrie Govan Signature Model
San Dimas body. Birds-eye maple or ame maple top and ngerboard.
MFB pickups in HSH conguration. Floyd Rose tremolo bridge. 25.5"
scale length.
$4,400 retail
charvelguitars.com

Collings
I-35 LC
Semi-hollow laminate maple construction. Mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. 24 7/8" scale length. Lollar Imperial humbucker pickups.
$4,500 retail
collingsguitars.com

ESP Guitars
ESP Original Mystique CTM
Mahogany body. Flamed maple top. Set mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. Bone nut. 25.5" scale length. Tonepros locking bridge. Gotoh
tailpiece. Seymour Duncan APH-1N and SH-4 passive pickups.
$4,999 retail
espguitars.com

Fender
Nile Rodgers Tribute Hitmaker Stratocaster
Alder body. Maple neck and ngerboard. Chrome-plated brass pickguard.
Vintage-style hard-tail bridge. Locking Sperzel tuners. Relic lacquer
nish in Olympic White.
$6,000 retail
fender.com

Framus
1974 Custom NT
German-made hollow-body. Carved top, ame maple body. Flame maple
neck with Tigerstripe ebony ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Seymour
Duncan pickups. Tobacco sunburst nish.
$7,099 retail
framus.com

Framus
Idolmaker
German-made. Mahogany body with AAA amed maple top. Set
mahogany neck with Tigerstripe ebony ngerboard. 24.75" scale length.
Seymour Duncan pickups. Nirvana black stain nish.
$6,999 retail
framus.com

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PRICE RANGE: OVER
UNDER
$4,000
$200
Framus
Mayeld Legacy
German-made. Laminated mahogany top and back. Solid mahogany sides.
Mahogany set neck with rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length.
Seymour Duncan SP90 RWRP / SP90 Vintage Soapbar P90 pickups.
Natural nish.
$4,899 retail
framus.com

Framus
Wolf Hoffmann Flying V
Maple body. Maple neck-through with Tigerstripe ebony ngerboard.
25.5" scale length. Active EMG 81 and SA pickups. Cream White highpolish nish.
$6,599 retail
framus.com

Gretsch
G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon
Three-ply maple arched top and back. Three-piece maple/walnut/maple
neck with ebony ngerboard. Custom wound hot Black Top FilterTron
pickups. Bigsby tailpiece.
$5,050 retail
gretschguitars.com

Knaggs
Keya Tier 2 Double Purf Fire
Double-cutaway solidbody. 1-piece contoured mahogany body, carved
maple top, set 1-piece mahogany neck. 24 frets. 24.75" scale length.
Two humbuckers.
$6,400 retail
knaggsguitars.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: OVER
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$200
Knaggs
Severn Tier 2 Trem Double Purf Ocean Blue
Double cutaway solidbody. Alder back, beveled maple or maple/sapele
laminated tops. 1-piece quarter-sawn rock maple neck with either maple
or cocobolo fretboard. 22 frets. 25.5" scale length. Choice of various
single-coil/humbucker congurations with either proprietary
Chesapeake hardtail or Trem bridges.
$6,790 retail
knaggsguitars.com

Parker Guitars
DF1024FMRCG
USA MaxxFly radial-neck series. Solid gured koa body. Cocobolo neck
with carbon glass. Epoxy ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Seymour
Duncan SSL6 neck and middle, TB14 bridge pickups.
$5,332 retail
parkerguitars.com

Parker Guitars
DF1024KOA
USA MaxxFly radial-neck series. Solid ame maple body. Cocobolo neck
with carbon glass Epoxy ngerboard. 25.5" scale legnth. Seymour Duncan
SSL6 neck and middle, TB14 bridge pickups.
$5,332 retail
parkerguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $299 & UNDER
Epiphone
50th Anniversary Inspired by 1964 Caballero
Select mahogany top, back, and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. 24.75" scale. Shadow ePerformer preamp and NanoFlex
pickup system.
$249 street
epiphone.com

Gretsch
G9515 Jim Dandy Flat Top
Coral-burst top. 24" scale length.
$239 retail
gretschguitars.com

Mitchell
MD200S
Indian rosewood back and sides. Solid spruce top. Mahogany neck with
Indian rosewood ngerboard. Rear marquetry stripe. Abalone rosette.
$279 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Norman
Expedition Natural SG
Wild cherry top, back, and sides. Silver leaf maple neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. Custom polished semi-gloss nish. Optional Fishman Isys+
electronics. Made in Canada.
$299 street
normanguitars.com

Peavey
DW-1
Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Passive piezo
pickup. Sapele back and sides. Rosewood bridge. Spruce laminate top.
$139 street
peavey.com

Peavey
DW-2
Spruce laminate top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 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 nish.
$129 street
seagullguitars.com

Simon & Patrick


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

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $300-$499
Alvarez
ABT60 Artist Series Acoustic Baritone
Solid A+ Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Bi-level rosewood
bridge. Real bone nut and saddle. FST2M Forward-shifted scalloped
bracing system.
$399 street
alvarezguitars.com

Alvarez
AP66SB Artist Series Parlor
Solid African mahogany top. Sunburst/gloss top nish. Mahogany back
and sides, FST2M Forward-shifted scalloped bracing system. Rosewood
ngerboard and bi-level bridge. Real bone and nut saddle.
$359 street
alvarezguitars.com

Cort
MR600F
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Scalloped X-bracing. Fishman Isys+ electronics with Sonicore pickup.
$450 retail
cortguitars.com

Lg Guitars
T100ACEBRS
Solid red cedar top. Dark mahogany back and sides. Indonesian rosewood
ngerboard and bridge. NanoFlex piezo pickup and DirectLg Plus
preamp.
$499 street
lagguitars.com

Mitchell
MX420
Grand Auditorium acoustic/electric. Quilted ash burl body. Indian rosewood ngerboard. Mahogany neck. CE304T preamp with 3-band EQ and
tuner. Diecast tuners.
$429 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Peavey
DW-3
Solid spruce top. Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. 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 ngerboard. 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 ngerboard. Custom polished semi-gloss nish.
h.
Optional Fishman IsysT electronics.
$369 street
seagullguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $500-$899
Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Pursuit 12-string
Solid Sitka spruce top. Sapele laminate back and sides. Nato neck with
rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale length. Fishman ISYS+ USB electronics.
$799 street
breedlovesound.com

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 ngerboard. 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
ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Shadow eSonic2 preamp.
$799 street
epiphone.com

Gretsch
G5022CWFE Rancher Falcon
Solid spruce top. Maple sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard.
Fishman Sonicore under-saddle pickup and Isys+ preamp system.
Onboard tuner.
$850 retail
gretschguitars.com

Hofner
HA-GA05BK
Grand auditorium cutaway body. Solid spruce top. Maple body. Preamp
with 4-band EQ and tuner. Gloss nish.
$599 street
hofner.com

Hofner
HF12
Classical/nylon string. Solid European spruce top. Flamed Anigre body.
50mm nut width. Satin nish.
$569 street
hofner.com

Hofner
HZ27
Classical/nylon string. Solid cedar top. Rosewood body. Wood machinehead buttons. 50mm nut width. Gloss nish.
$729 street
hofner.com

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $500-$899
Ibanez
AEL1512
12-String. Flamed maple top. Maple back and sides. Fishman Sonicore
pickup. SST Shape Shifter preamp. Onboard tuner.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
AEW22CDNT
EW body with cutaway. Spruce top. Mavengui back and sides. Fishman
Sonicore pickup.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
AVD1
Slotted headstock. Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides.
12th fret neck joint. Chrome open-gear tuners.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

Oscar Schmidt
OH32SEQN
Latin 12-string Bajo Quinto acoustic-electric with cutaway and active
Fishman EQ/Tuner pickup system. Burled maple top. Rosewood back and
sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. Includes a padded gig
bag and a limited lifetime warranty.
$789 retail
oscarschmidt.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.
$689 retail
prsguitars.com

Simon & Patrick


Woodland Pro Folk Mahogany HG
Select Solid mahogany top, back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. Custom polished high-gloss nish. Optional B-Band A3T
electronics.
$749 street
simonandpatrick.com

Washburn Guitars
Comfort Series Dreadnought WCD18CE
Acoustic/electric with Fishman Isys+ tuner/preamp system. Contoured
select spruce top. Contoured mahogany back and sides. Satin mahogany
neck with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Includes a limited
lifetime warranty.
$533 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Nuno Bettencourt Signature EA20SNB
Thin-body acoustic/electric with Florentine cutaway and Fishman Isys+
tuner/preamp system. Solid Sitka spruce top. Rosewood back and sides.
Satin mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$890 retail
washburn.com

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

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $900-$1,499
Alvarez
MGA70E Masterworks Series Grand Auditorium
Solid AA sitka spruce top. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides.
1-piece mahogany neck with 50/50 semi-gloss nish. Abalone and
mother-of-pearl inlays. FST2M forward-shifted scalloped bracing
system. B-Band SYS650 pickup.
$1,059 street
alvarezguitars.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

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Oregon Concert
Solid Sikta spruce top. Solid myrtlewood back and sides. Eastern hard
rock maple neck with ebony fretboard. 25.5" scale length. Fishman Ultratone electronics.
$1,499 street
breedlovesound.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Stage Black Magic Dreadnought
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid sapele back with laminate sides. Nato neck
with rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale length. LR-TCV electronics.
$999 street
breedlovesound.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 1/4"
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

Eastman Guitars
E20OOSS
Solid Adirondack spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides matched
with hand-carved scalloped x-bracing.
$1,200 street
eastmanguitars.com

Gretsch
G5034TFT Rancher
Arched maple top and back. Maple sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. FideliTron pickup.
$1,200 retail
gretschguitars.com

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Test drive an L Serieswe dare you!
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a warm, balanced tone that fits perfectly into a solo performance or mix;
timeless good looks inspired by Yamahas 50 years of guitar crafting;
instant played-in comfort; and stage-ready performance
with Yamahas new Zero Impact SRT pickup.

The new L-Series is the start of a new tradition. Yours.

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $900-$1,499
Guild
AF-412E
Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard and
bridge. Fishman electronics.
$1,499 retail
guildguitars.com

Guild
AF-50CE
Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard and
bridge. Fishman electronics.
$1,399 retail
guildguitars.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 ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Includes a limited lifetime
warranty.
$1,247 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Comfort Series Grand Auditorium WCG66SCE
Acoustic/electric with Fishman Presys+ tuner/preamp system. Solid
cedar top. Spalted maple back and sides with beveled mahogany comfort
elbow rest. Satin mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale
length. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,247 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
R360K
Vintage style parlor guitar with biscuit resonator cone. Spruce top. Trembesi back and sides. Satin mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard.
24.75" scale length. Includes a case and a limited lifetime warranty.
$1,069 retail
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
Warren Haynes Signature Solo Deluxe WSD5240SCEK
Acoustic/electric with Fishman Isys+ tuner/preamp system. Solid Sitka
spruce top. Rosewood back and sides. Satin mahogany neck with ebony
ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Includes a case and a limited lifetime
warranty.
$1,247 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
ngerboard. 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 ngerboard and bridge. SRT System63 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 ngerboard and bridge.
SRT Zero Impact pickup.
$1,310 retail
yamaha.com

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$3,999
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

Collings
D2H
Sitka spruce top. East Indian rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
$3,950 retail
collingsguitars.com

Collings
OM2H
Sitka spruce top. East Indian rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
$3,950 retail
collingsguitars.com

Composite Acoustics
GX
All-carbon composite body. Carbon-ber neck. Reinforced polymer ngerboard. Available with the Fishman Prex Plus T or Fishman Aura pickup/
preamp systems.
$2,699-$3,299 street
compositeacoustics.com

Cordoba Guitars
55FCE Negra
Thin-body amenco acoustic-electric guitar. Solid European spruce top,
limited edition Ziricote back/sides, Fishman pickup.
$1,549 street
cordobaguitars.com

Cordoba Guitars
GK Pro Maple
Solid European spruce top, solid amed Maple back/sides, Fishman
pickup and hardshell-humidied archtop case.
$1,679 street
cordobaguitars.com

Lakewood Guitars
D18 Natural Series
AAA spruce top. AAA Ovangkol back and sides. German-made.
$2,019 retail
lakewood-guitars.com

Lakewood Guitars
M-32 CP Deluxe Series
Grand Concert. AAA spruce top. AAA rosewood back and sides. L. R.
Braggs 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.
$3,659 retail
lakewood-guitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$3,999
Taylor Guitars
K24ce
Grand Auditorium body, solid Hawaiian koa top, back, and sides. Tropical
mahogany neck. Expression System 2 electronics and hardshell case included.
$3,978 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
712ce-12 Fret
Grand Concert body, solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Solid Sitka spruce
top. Tropical mahogany 12-fret neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge. Expression
System 2 electronics and hardshell case included.
$2,998 retail
taylorguitars.com

Bedell Guitars
Revere Parlor

PRICE RANGE: OVER $4,000

Solid Adirondack spruce top. 3-piece Brazilian rosewood back and sides.
Honduran mahogany neck with ebony fretboard. K&K PowerMix Pure XT
electronics.
$14,900 street
bedellguitars.com

Collings
CJ35
Sitka spruce top. Honduran mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck with
wenge ngerboard. 24 7/8" scale length.
$4,800 retail
collingsguitars.com

Fender
Master Designed Traditional Dreadnought RF
Solid AAA red spruce top. Solid ame mahogany back and sides. Curly maple
neck. Ebony ngerboard. Fishman Matrix Innity pickup/preamp system.
Limited edition of 15.
$5,500 retail
fender.com

Fender
Pro Custom Balboa Orchestra
Solid red spruce top. Solid ash back and sides. 1-piece maple neck. Fishman
Matrix Innity pickup/preamp system. Includes hardshell case, deluxe Fender
leather strap, and certicate of authenticity. Limited edition of 50.
$4,500 retail
fender.com

Fender
Villager Pro Custom 12-String Bolt-On
Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides Rosewood ngerboard.
Fishman Matrix Innity pickup/preamp. Includes deluxe hard-shell case,
Fender leather strap and certicate of authenticity.
$4,000 retail
fender.com

Guild
Orpheum Slotted Headstock 12-String Mahogany
Orchestra
Dreadnought, jumbo orchestra and 000 6- and 12-string models.
$4,999 retail
guildguitars.com

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

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: OVER $4,000
PRS Guitars
Private Stock Tonare Grand
Adirondack spruce top. Koa back and sides. 25.25" scale length. Peruvian
mahogany wide neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge. MOP/Paua Old School
Bird inlays and headstock eagle. Proprietary PRS pickup system. Ameritage
hardshell case.
$8,999 retail
prsguitars.com

Taylor Guitars

528e
Grand Orchestra body, solid mahogany back, sides and top. Mahogany neck.
Ebony fretboard and bridge. Expression System 2 electronics and hardshell
case included.
$5,398 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
814ce
Grand Auditorium body, solid Indian rosewood back and sides. Solid Sitka
spruce top. Tropical mahogany neck. Ebony fretboard and bridge. Expression System 2 electronics and deluxe hardshell case.
$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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UKULELES & MANDOLINS


PRICE RANGE: $149 & 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

Epiphone
Les Paul Ukulele Outt
Equipped with electronics so you can plug in. Flame maple top with mahogany body.
15" scale length. Includes gig bag.
$129 street
epiphone.com

Mitchell
MU75BK
Concert ukulele. All-mahogany construction. Abalone rosette and puring.
$129 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Peavey
Composer Ukulele
24" natural spruce top. Sapele back and sides. Sapele neck with rosewood ngerboard.
d.
$69 street
peavey.com

Yamaha
GL1
Guitalele: uke-sized six string. Spruce top. Meranti back and sides. Nato neck. Rosewood ngerboard and bridge.
$141 retail
yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $150-$299


Cordoba Guitars
23T
Tenor size. Solid ovangkol top, ovangkol back/sides, rosewood binding, abalone
rosette, matte nish and Aquila strings.
$219 street
cordobaguitars.com

Epiphone
MM-30S A-Style Mandolin
Solid spruce top. Mahogany body. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 14" scale
length.
$179 street
epiphone.com

Ibanez
M522SDVS
8-String, F-style. Solid spruce top. Flame maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood
fretboard. 13.78" scale length.
$299 street
Ibanez.com

Ibanez
M615OPN
8-String, A-style. Mahogany top, back, and sides. Rosewood fretboard.
$179 street
Ibanez.com

Kahuna Ukuleles
KUC36NC
Spruce top with maple binding. Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck with
rosewood fretboard. Aquila Nyl-Gut strings.
$176 street
apintl.com

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PRICE RANGE: $299 & UNDER
Kala Brand Music Co.
Kala Cedar/Acacia Tenor Ukulele
Tenor scale. Solid cedar top. Acacia back and sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard and
bridge. Grover chrome tuners. GraphTech NuBone XB nut and saddle. Aquila strings.
$269 retail
kalabrand.com

Mitchell
MM100VS
A-style mandolin. Mahogany back and sides. Solid spruce top. Abalone dot inlays, gold hardware. Vintage Sunburst nish.
$199 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Mitchell
MU100CE
Concert acoustic/electric. All-koa construction. Fishman KULA preamp with 3-band EQ and
tuner. Natural nish.
$289 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Oscar Schmidt
OU28TE
Tenor 8-string ukulele with active EQ. All mahogany body. Rosewood ngerboard. Includes a
limited lifetime warranty.
$259 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Oscar Schmidt
OU2TE
Tenor 4-string ukulele with active EQ. All mahogany body. Rosewood ngerboard. Includes a
limited lifetime warranty.
$229 retail
oscarschmidt.com

PRICE RANGE: $300-$499


Epiphone
MM-50E Professional
Shadow Quad Preamp and pickup system. Solid spruce top with ame maple back, sides and
neck. 14" scale length.
$499 street
epiphone.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


Kala Solid Ovangkol/Spruce Top Tenor Ukulele
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

Oscar Schmidt
OGU6E
6-string guitar ukulele with active UK 2000 EQ. All mahogany body. Mahogany neck with
rosewood ngerboard. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$419 retail
oscarschmidt.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$899


G
Godin
MultiUke Koa HG
M
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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.
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$689 street
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godinguitars.com
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Ibanez
UEW1MH
U
Solid mahogany top. Solid mahogany back and sides. Wooden Tree of Life inlay. Fishman AGUKE passive piezo pickup. Padded gig bag.
$799 street
Ibanez.com

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UKULELES & MANDOLINS


PRICE RANGE: $500-$899
Oscar Schmidt
Ukulele Mike Signature Model OUUM200K
Tenor 4-string, ukulele. Solid cedar top. Mahogany back and sides. Includes a hardshell case
and a limited lifetime warranty.
$599 retail
oscarschmidt.com

PRICE RANGE: $900-$2,999


Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Kim Breedlove Signature Ukulele
Solid bearclaw Sitka spruce top. Solid myrtlewood back and sides. Honduran mahogany neck
with ebony fretboard. 17" scale length.
$2,249 street
breedlovesound.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Legacy FF Mandolin
Solid carved Sitka spruce top. Solid big leaf maple sides with solid carved bigleaf maple back.
Bigleaf maple neck with ebony fretboard. 14 scale length K&K Twin Internal electronics.
$1,999 street
breedlovesound.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Premier OO 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.
$999 street
breedlovesound.com

Collings
MT
Maple back and sides. Engelmann spruce top. Maple neck with ebony ngerboard.
$2,600 retail
collingsguitars.com

Collings
UC1
Mahogany body. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard.
$1,600 retail
collingsguitars.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


Kala Koa USA U-Bass
Top-grade solid select-Hawaiian koa top, back and sides. Mahogany neck. Vintage P-style neck
contour. Rosewood ngerboard and bridge. 21" scale length. LR Baggs U-Bass Custom Electronics. Includes a tweed hard case. Also available in fretless. Made in California.
$2,299 retail
ubass.com

PRICE RANGE: OVER $4,000


Collings
MF
Maple back and sides. Adirondack spruce top. Maple neck with ebony ngerboard.
$4,650 retail
collingsguitars.com

Weber Fine Instruments


Fern Mandolin
Solid, carved hand-graduated red spruce top. AAA grade ame maple carved hand-graduated
back. AAA grade ame maple neck with ivory bound ebony fretboard.
$7,999 street
webermandolins.com

Weber Fine Instruments


River Mandolin
Solid carved hand-graduated bearclaw spruce top. AAA Quilt maple carved hand-graduated
back and sides. AAA quilted maple neck with ebony fretboard.
$7,999 street
webermandolins.com

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Vintage Vibe. Classic Tone.

Jensentone.com

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $199 & UNDER
Blackstar Amplification
ID:Core 20

Acoustic
G35FX

2x 10W, dual-speaker programmable combo amp. super Wide


stereo technology. eQ with isF
control. 6 a,ps. 12 stereo effects,
UsB audio. stereo mP3/line in.
speaker-emulated line out. Free
insider software for editing,
practice, and online sharing.
$149 street
blackstaramps.com

35W 1x12 combo amplifier, 2 channels,


3-band eQ. spring reverb, digital delay,
digital chorus.
$149 retail
acousticamplification.com

Blackstar Amplification
ID:Core10

Blackstar Amplification
ID:Core 40

2 x 5W, dual-speaker programmable combo amp. super Wide


stereo technology. eQ with
isF control. 6 amps, 12 stereo
effects. UsB audio. stereo
mP3/line in. speaker-emulated
line out. Free insider software
for editing, practice, and online
sharing.
$99 street
blackstaramps.com

2 x 20W, dual-speaker programmable


combo amp. super Wide stereo technology. eQ with isF control. 6 amps. 12
stereo effects, UsB audio. stereo mP3/
line in. speaker-emulated line out. Free
insider software for editing, practice,
and online sharing.
$199 street
blackstaramps.com

Roland
Micro Cube GX Guitar
Amplifier

Custom speaker. 8 Cosm amps and dsP


effects. memory function. i-Cube link
jack provides simple ios audio interfacing (cable included). Chromatic tuner.
Battery power. supplied aC adapter.
Carrying strap.
$149 street
rolandus.com

PRICE RANGE: $200-$399


Acoustic
AG60

60W combo amplifier. 2 x 8 coax speaker, 2 channels, 3-band


eQ. 16 digital effects for each
channel.
$399 retail
acousticamplification.com

Acoustic
G120H

120W guitar head, 2 channels, 3-band eQ. 16


digital effects. separate effects loop.
$249 retail
acousticamplification.com

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GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Carvin
VT16

Diago
Little Smasher

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

Portable 5-watt amp head.


$229 street
diago.co.uk

Epiphone
Ltd Ed Electar Century Amplier

Hiwatt
Little P Rig

18W, all-tube 1x12. Push/pull boost.


Bright, Normal, and Dark inputs. Master
Tone. Internal bias control. Optional
footswitch.
$399 street
epiphone.com

British-made, point-to-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

ISP Technologies
Stealth Power Amp

Palmer
EINS

Class A/B power amp, 150W RMS for


pedalboards. 1.2 lbs. Made in USA.
$399 retail
isptechnologies.com

1W all-tube guitar combo.


$399 street
palmer-germany.com

Peavey
Vypyr VIP 3

Quilter
Tone Block 200

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 onboard amp models. 6 bass
amp models. 6 acoustic amp models. 25
onboard effects. Chromatic tuner.
$299 street
Peavey.com

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
V50D
50W. Two 8" speakers. Clean and Dirty
channels. Built-in chorus, digital delay,
EQ.
$399 retail
rocktron.com

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

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GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
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

PRICE RANGE: $400-$699

Carvin
V3M-G

DV Mark
DV Jazz 12

Gold edition of the 3-channel all-tube


50W micro amp. Effects loop, variable
boost, and footswitchable reverb. Made
in USA.
$629 retail
carvin.com

1x12 combo, 45W, solid-state preamp,


analog power amp, Reverb.
$699 street
dvmark.it

Fender
Vaporizer

Godin
Acoustic Solutions ASG-75

12W. Two 10" speakers. Spring reverb.


$549 retail
fender.com

Acoustic amplier. 75W. 1-channel, solid


state. 1x 5" woofer. Natural wood or
black nish options.
$699 street
godinacousticsolutions.com

Ibanez
Iron Label IL15
15W. Designed for 7-string, 8-string
and down-tuned guitars. Features two
12AX7 and two EL84 tubes. 12" Celestion Seventy 80 speaker. Two channels
with independent 3-band EQ, spring
reverb and Fat Switch.
$655 retail
ibanez.com

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Ibanez
Tube Screamer TV
TSA5TVR
5W tube combo. 8" Jensen C8R
speaker. Preamp 12AX7, power
amp 6V6GT. 2-Band EQ. Accutronics Reverb Tank. Built-in Tube
Screamer.
$533 retail
ibanez.com

Laney
A1+

Laney
Ironheart IRT-Studio

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

15W all-tube, rackmount head with 2x


EL84, 3x ECC83 tubes. Speaker-emulated recording-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
laney.co.uk

T H E U LT I M AT E G U I D E T O G U I TA R & B A S S G E A R

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $400-$699
Line 6
AMPLIFi 150

Marshall Amplification
DSL5C

Orange Amps
Crush Pro 120 2x12 Combo

Palmer
FAB5

Peavey
ValveKing Combo 50

Peavey
ValveKing Micro-head

150W combo with 5 speakers, Bluetooth


music streaming, ios app control. 200
amps and effects, and Tone match.
$499 street
line6.com

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

analog, solid-state. 2-channel. digital


reverb. effects loop. also available as a
head or 60W 1x12 combo.
$449-$699 retail
orangeamps.com

5W all-tube guitar combo amp.


$699 street
palmer-germany.com

Two 6l6GC, three 12aX7 tubes. separate


eQ for each channel. Footswitchable
gain/volume boost on lead channel. reverb. Buffered effects loop. UsB direct
recording output. Vari-Class variable
Class a simulation.
$599 street
Peavey.com

Rocktron
Velocity 100 LTD

100W, stereo, 50W/channel, reactance


control. single rack space.
$499 retail
rocktron.com

Roland
Cube-80GX Guitar Amplifier

80W. 12" speaker. Three channels, 10


Cosm amps. i-Cube link jack for ios
audio interfacing (cable included). Builtin tuner. recording/headphone jack.
optional footswitch.
$419 street
rolandus.com

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Two el84. Three 12aX7 tubes. 20W.


microphone simulated direct interface.
Tsi tube monitoring. Vari-Class variable
Class a simulation. UsB recording
output. 3-band eQ. reverb. Footswitch
input. Buffered effects loop.
$429 street
Peavey.com

Rocktron
Velocity 300

300W, 150W/channel, mono/stereo,


reactance control. single rack space.
$599 retail
rocktron.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

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $400-$699

Vox Amplication
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

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

Yamaha
THR10C

Yamaha
THR10X

10W. 2 full-range speakers. AC/


battery. Recording interface.
Solid state, emulates highgain tube tones.
$460 retail
yamaha.com

10W. 2 full-range speakers.


Five channels from three
amps. AC/battery. Recording interface. Solid-state
design emulates high-gain
tube tones.
$460 retail
yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $700-$999


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

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

Laney
Ironheart IRT120H

Line 6
DT-25

All-tube head. 120 watts.


Clean, Rhythm and Lead
channels. Pre-Boost and
Vari-Watts features.
$999 street
laney.co.uk

25W combo amplier with HD


preamp modeling and tube power
section sesigned by Reinhold
Bogner, with total control available via Line 6 Link.
$999 street
line6.com

Quilter
Aviator

Trace Elliot
TA-100

100W from either or both channels into


a Celestion Classic Lead 80. Weighs 33
pounds.
$899 retail
quilterlabs.com

100 watts two channels, with effects. 4 x


5" specially designed neodymium Celestion speakers connected in stereo.
$999 street
traceelliot.com

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Maragold

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

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GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $1000-$2,499

Budda
Verbmaster

Budda
Bully

18W. 12" Budda Phat


loudspeaker. Two
EL84 power tubes,
three 12AX7 preamp
tubes, 5U4 rectier
tube. Class AB power
section. Hand-wired
in the USA.
$1,799 street
budda.com

120W (with half power switch). 3 channels


with separate 3-band EQ on each channel. MIDI control. 4x EL34 power tubes,
7x 12AX7s, and 2 5U4 rectier tubes.
$2,499 street
budda.com

DV Mark
Multiamp

Chandler Limited
GAV19T

Rackmountable preamp/effects processor/power amp. Virtual amps,


speaker cabs, microphones and effects, mute/tuner, tap tempo.
$1,499 street
dvmark.it

19W, all-tube, 1-channel guitar amplier.


$2,050 street
chandlerlimited.com

Fender
Hot Rod III Blues Junior
Tequila Sunrise
15W. 12" Jensen P12Q alnico speaker.
EL84 output tubes, 12AX7 preamp tube.
Spring reverb.
$1,449 retail
fender.com

Fender
65 Deluxe Reverb Head
22W. Classic blackface design with dual
6V6 power section.
$1,399 retail
fender.com

Godin
Acoustic Solutions
ASG-150
Acoustic amplier. 150 W.
3-channel. 8" woofer. Built-in
digital reverb. Natural wood or
black nish options.
$1,079 street
godinacousticsolutions.com

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Hiwatt
Little D Rig
British-made, point-to-point wired
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 Starnder
cabinet.
$1,999 street
hiwatt.com

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with just the essentials for killer tone.
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100/50W (Switchable)
2 Channels
6L6GC Tubes

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Mark Tremonti - Alter Bridge

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $1000-$2499

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Hiwatt
Little J Rig

Hughes and Kettner


GrandMeister 36 Tube Head

British-made, point-to-point wired


20W/0.5W version of the Hiwatt SSJ.
Based on the original made famous by
Jimmy Page. Footswitchable cut. 1x12
Fane-loaded Hiwatt cabinet.
$1,299 street
hiwatt.com

36W programmable tube head. 128


presets, 4 channels, integrated modulation and delay effects. iPad app and
footswitch controllable.
$1,199 street
hughes-and-kettner.com

Mesa Boogie
Recto-Verb Twenty-Five Head
and 1x12 Combo

Mesa Boogie
TransAtlantic TA-30

25W, 2-channel, 4-mode head and combo


versions of the Mini Rectier TwentyFive featuring Reverb and a Fillmore
FM-75 12" speaker (combo).
$1,099-$1,249 retail
mesaboogie.com

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

PRS Guitars
2 Channel Custom 50

PRS Guitars
Archon

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

100/50W (1/2 power switch). 6L6 power


tubes, xed bias, effects loop. Master
Volume for each channel. 2-button LED
footswitch.
$1,899 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
Sweet 16 1x12 Combo

Quilter
Steelaire

16W. 6V6 power tubes, cathode bias.


Reverb and Master Volume controls.
12" Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.
$1,599 retail
prsguitars.com

200W. 15" custom neodymium speaker


make this a powerful tool for pedalsteel players. Weighs 35 lbs.
$1399 retail
quilterlabs.com

Supro
Coronado

Supro
Dual-Tone

1964 reissue, 2-channel and tremolo,


35W, Class A, 2x10 combo. Chicago
blues tone that inspired the British
invasion.
$1,249 retail
suprousa.com

1964 reissue, 2-channel and tremolo,


24W, 1x12 combo using 6973 tubes.
Authentic vintage small-club and studio
amp.
$1,099 retail
suprousa.com

T H E U LT I M AT E G U I D E T O G U I TA R & B A S S G E A R

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $1000-$2,499
Supro
Thunderbolt

Trace Elliot
TA-200

50th Anniversary 1964 reissue. 35W,


class A, dual 6L6. 1x15.
$1,099 retail
suprousa.com

200 watts, two channels, with effects. 4 x


5 specially designed neodymium Celestion speakers connected in stereo.
$1,249 street
traceelliot.com

Trace Elliot
TA-300

Vox Amplication
AC30C2TV-CB

300 watts. Two channels with effects.


Two 5" neodymium Celestion speakers
in stereo. 12" G12 Century Vintage
neodymium Celestion speaker.
$1,449 street
traceelliot.com

TV-style cabinet. 30W, Class A combo,


EL84 Power tubes, 12AX7 preamp
tubes, Normal and Top Boost channels.
Tremolo and spring reverb. Two 12"
Celestion G12M Greenback speakers.
$1,099 street
voxamps.com

65amps
The Whiskey

Budda
AS Preceptor

50W head voiced with the sound of the


Sunset Strip.
$2,695 retail
65amps.com

4x EL34 120W power section, 7x 12AX7


preamp section, and 2 5U4 rectier
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.
$2,949 street
budda.com

ENGL
Invader II

Friedman
BE-100

1,00W, 4-channel tube amp. 3-band EQ


for each channel. MIDI programmable.
$3,199 street
engl-amps.com

3-channel, 100W head, EL34 tubes, series


effects loop, line output.
$3,699 street
friedmanamps.com

Friedman
Small Box

Friedman
Steve Stevens

2-channel, 50W head, EL 34 tubes, series


effects loop, line output.
$2,799 street
friedmanamps.com

SS-100. 2-channel all-tube head with


boost. 100W. EL34 tubes. Series effects
loop, line output.
$3,699 street
friedmanamps.com

PRICE RANGE: $2500 & Over

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Live & Studio


Guitar
aMPS Gear
PRICE RANGE: $2,500 & Over
Kemper GmbH
Kemper Profiler Power Head

Kemper GmbH
Kemper Profiler Power Rack

Marshall amplification
1958X

Marshall amplification
1962HW

Marshall amplification
1973X

Marshall amplification
2245THW

Marshall amplification
CSJVM215T1

Marshall amplification
CSJVM215T2

Marshall amplification
CSJVM410T4

Mesa Boogie
Mark V Head and 1x12 Combo

600 watts. Class d powered guitar amp


profiler. 4 stompbox effects slots, 4
post-effects slots. Cab driver. Two pairs
of stereo outs. monitor out and
s/PdiF jack.
$2,730 retail
kemper-amps.com

handwired re-issue of the 18W, el84driven 2x10 combo. Two channels.


Custom-voiced Celestion speakers.
Footswitchabe tube tremolo.
$3,900 retail
marshallamps.com

handwired re-issue of the dual-channel,


el84 driven 2x12 combo. aged 20W
Celestion Greenbacks. Tube-driven
tremolo.
$4,200 retail
marshallamps.com

limited edition, Custom shop Tattoo


series featuring work by UK tattoo
artist Phil Kyle on a JVm215C, all-tube,
50 W, 1x12 combo.
$2,850 retail
marshallamps.com

limited edition, Custom shop Tattoo


series featuring work by UK tattoo artist Tutti serra on the JVm410h, all-tube,
100W head.
$3,700 retail
marshallamps.com

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600 watts. Class d powered guitar amp


profiler. 4 stompbox effects slots, 4
post-effects slots. Cab driver. Two pairs
of stereo outs. monitor out and
s/PdiF jack.
$2730 retail
kemper-amps.com

handwired re-creation of the 30W,


2-channel, series ii Bluesbreaker combo.
Tube-driven tremolo, GZ34 rectifier, and
two KT66 power tubes. Two 25W Celestion Greenback 12" speakers.
$5,800 retail
marshallamps.com

handwired replica of the 30W, all-tube


Bluesbreaker head. Tube-driven tremolo,
two KT66 power tubes, and a GZ34
rectifier tube.
$4,800 retail
marshallamps.com

limited edition, Custom shop Tattoo


series featuring work by UK Tattoo artist anthony Flemming, on the JVm215C,
all-tube, 50W, 1x12 combo.
$2,850 retail
marshallamps.com

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

Live & Guitar


Studio aMPS
Gear
PRICE RANGE: $2500 & Over
orange amps
Dual Dark Head

randall amplifiers
667 Amplifier

randall amplifiers
Satan Amplifier

randall amplifiers
UN120 Amplifier

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

ola englund signature. 120W, all-tube


amp. Two channels, 4-mode. active/passive inputs. eQ for both channels. led
footswitch included.
$2,994 retail
randallamplifiers.com

120W, all-tube amp. six channels with


six modes per channel. seven midi
programmable functions per channel.
$3,745 retail
randallamplifiers.com

scott ian signature. 120W, all-tube


2-channel, 4-mode amp. active/Passive
inputs. led footswitch included.
$2699 retail
randallamplifiers.com

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GUITAR SPEAKER CABINETS

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Weapon of choice
Richard Fortus reloads with the V-Type
Performing on the front line with Guns N Roses requires legendary tone.
And when Richard Fortus needs extra firepower he calls on the V-Type,
a thrilling new 12" guitar speaker from Celestion, built on 90 years of
experience, know-how and passion for great sound.

Find out more

celestion.com

GUITAR CABS
PRICE RANGE: $200-399

Acoustic
G412A

Carvin
112V

Carvin
212S

Laney
IRT212

Mesa Boogie
Mesa Compact 1x12 Widebody

Traynor
DHX12 1x12 Cabinet

Compact 4x12 speaker cabinet. 120W,


8 ohms.
$229 retail
acousticamplification.com

2x12 designed for use with micro-sized


amp heads. Closed-back cab with removable back panel. Black Tolex
covering and Carvins GT12 speaker.
Choose from optional Tolex colors and
Celestion speakers. made in Usa.
$329 retail
carvinguitars.com

half-open back 1x12 extension cabinet.


90W. 8 ohms. slip cover.
$389 retail
mesaboogie.com

1x12 guitar cab designed for use with


micro-sized amp heads. Closed-back cab
with removable back panel. Black Tolex
covering and Carvins GT12 speaker.
Choose from optional Tolex colors and
Celestion speaker. made in Usa.
$229 retail
carvinguitars.com

ironheart guitar cabinet, 2 hh custom designed 12" drivers (8 ohms), 160W, 42 lbs.
$329 street
laney.co.uk

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

PRICE RANGE: $400-999

Carvin
412VT

4x12 slanted guitar cab. made from high


quality plywood. metal corners and black
Tolex-covered grille. loaded with four
GT12 guitar speakers. available in various
Tolex colors and optional Celestion speakers. made in Usa.
$449 retail
carvinguitars.com

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Friedman
Friedman 212 EXT

2x12 rear-ported, closed-back cabinet.


Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
$899 retail
friedmanamps.com

GUITAR CABS
PRICE RANGE: $400-999

Hughes and Kettner


TM212 2x12 Cabinet

Laney
GS412PS

Laney
IRT412

Marshall Amplifiers
CSC110T3

Mesa Boogie
Recto 2x12 Horizontal

Mesa Boogie
Recto Traditional and Standard
Oversized 4x12 Cabinets

120W, two 12" Celestion Vintage 30


speakers, closed-back guitar cabinet.
ideal companion for Tubemeister and
Grandmeister heads.
$729 street
hughes-and-kettner.com

ironheart straight guitar cabinet, 4 hh


custom designed 12" drivers (16 ohms),
320W, 67 lbs.
$499 street
laney.co.uk

Closed-back horizontal 2x12 cabinet.


Custom Celestion V30 speakers. 8 ohms.
120W. Casters. slip cover.
$649 retail
mesaboogie.com

Peavey
430

4x12 with stephens Tru-sonic V30


speakers. switchable stereo/mono
configuration. 120W. 18-ply Baltic birch
cabinet construction. straight and slant
versions available.
$799 street
peavey.com

straight guitar cabinet. Four 12" Celestion


Vintage 30 speakers, 240W, 16 ohms.
94 lbs.
$999 street
laney.co.uk

limited edition, Custom shop Tattoo


series featuring work by UK tattoo artist
Vicky morgan on a C110 1x10 speaker
cabinet. 15W Celestion speaker.
$770 retail
marshallamps.com

smaller Traditional and bigger standard


rectifier 4x12 cabinets available in
straight and slant versions. Custom Celestion V30 speakers. 240W. slip cover.
$999 retail
mesaboogie.com

PRS Guitars
PRS 1x12

1x12 closed-back pine cabinet with


Celestion Vintage 30s.
$400 retail
prsguitars.com

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GUITAR
CABS GEAR
PRICE RANGE: $400-999
PRS Guitars
PRS 2x12 Big Mouth

PRS Guitars
PRS 4x12

2x12 closed-back, deep cabinet with


Celestion Vintage 30s.
$600 retail
prsguitars.com

4x12 closed-back European birch cabinet


with Celestion Vintage 30s.
$725 retail
prsguitars.com

Rocktron
R112 Speaker Cabinet

Traynor
YBX212 2x12 Cabinet

1x12. Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.


Trapezoid shape.
$499 retail
rocktron.com

Vertical 150W, 2x12 solid plywood guitar


cabinet with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Made in Canada.
$549 street
traynoramps.com

PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

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Chandler Limited
GAV19T 2x12

Friedman
BE-100 4x12

2x12" straight or slant Britishstyle speaker cabinet to match


GAV19T amp. Choice of Celestion
speakers.
$TBD
chandlerlimited.com

4x12 closed-back cabinet. Celestion


Vintage 30 speakers.
$1,199 retail
friedmanamps.com

Friedman
Steve Stevens 4x12

Hiwatt
WEM Starnder 2x12

Steve Stevens signature 4x12 closedback cabinet. Vintage 30 speakers.


$1,199 retail
friedmanamps.com

Two 12" Fane drivers. Made as per the


original cabinet used by David Gilmour.
$1,220 street
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CaBS
PRICE RANGE: OVER $1000

Hiwatt
WEM Starfinder 4x12

Four 12" Fane drivers. made as


per the original cabinet used by
david Gilmour.
$1,662 street
hiwatt.com

Marshall amplifiers
CS1960AT5

limited edition, Custom shop Tattoo


series featuring work by UK tattoo
artist emily Wood on a 1960a 4x12
cabinet with Celestion speakers.
$1570 retail
marshallamps.com

randall amplifiers
SI412-GB

scott ian signature 4x12 straight cabinet


with steel grille. Celestion Greenback
speakers and 8 ohm mono input.
$1,787 retail
randallamplifiers.com

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BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $299 & UNDER
Epiphone
Toby Deluxe-IV
Radiata body. Hard maple bolt-on neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 34" scale
length. Tobias active humbucker pickups. Bass enhancement control.
$249 street
epiphone.com

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

Xaviere
XVDLX
Solid alder body. Maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. Active soapbar
pickups with 3-band EQ.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XVPB
P-bass-style body. Solid alder wood. Maple neck with rosewood fretboard. GFS PB Pro pickups.
$169 retail
guitarfetish.com

Cort
GB34A

PRICE RANGE: $300-$499

Agathis body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard.


PSEB1A-4/F & 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

Hofner
Ignition Violin Bass
Violin bass. Spruce top. Flame maple hollowbody. Mini-humbucking
pickups Control panel. Hardcase included.
$469 street
hofner.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
Eva Gardner Precision Bass
Basswood body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Split single-coil
pickup.
$499 retail
squierguitars.com

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BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $500-$899
Cort
B4 20th Anniversary
Swamp ash body. 5-pc African wenge and rosewood neck. African wenge
ngerboard. 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
ngerboard. 34" scale length. JCB-1 low-impedance, low-output pickup.
$699 street
epiphone.com

Godin
Shifter Classic 4
4-string bass with rock maple neck. Rosewood or maple ngerboard.
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 ngerboard.
34" scale length. Canadian Laurentian Basswood body. Godin Passive PJ
pickups. Double-function bridge.
$895 street
godinguitars.com

Hofner
Contemporary Club Bass (CT)
Single cutaway. Spruce top. Flame maple semi-hollowbody. Staple
pickups. Control panel. Hardcase included.
$879 street
hofner.com

Lakland
Lakland Skyline Series 55-01
Ash body, Maple or rosewood ngerboard, Bartolini MK1 pickup, and
3-band EQ preamp system. 35" scale.
$865 Street
www.lakland.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

Peavey
Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature 4-String
Maple neck-through body with mahogany stringers. Maple wings with
quilt maple top. Graphite-reinforced neck with rosewood ngerboard.
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 neck-through 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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PRS Guitars
SE Kingsher
Swamp Ash body, 5-ply maple with walnut strips neck-through construction. Rosewood fretboard with bird inlays. 34" scale length. SE Kingsher
humbucker treble and bass pickups. Hipshot TransTone bridge and HB6
tuners. Chrome hardware. Gig bag.
$799 retail
prsguitars.com

Yamaha
TRBX304
Sculpted solid-mahogany body. 5-ply maple and mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Performance EQ switch. M3 pickups.
$550 retail
yamaha.com

Yamaha
TRBX504
Sculpted solid-mahogany body. 5-ply maple and mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 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 ngerboard. HHB5n and HHB5b Alnico pickups. Activepassive switch. Battery alert LED.
$860 retail
yamaha.com

Carvin
JB5

PRICE RANGE: $900-$1,499

Jazz-style electric bass. Alder body, JVA alnico V single-coil 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, nishes, inlays,
fretwire, hardware, and more.
$1,029 retail
carvin.com

Carvin
X44
Premium alder body and wide maple neck. Ebony ngerboard. 34" scale. 18V
active/passive preamp. Customized by choosing from a huge selection of
USA Custom Shop woods, nishes, inlays, fretwire, hardware, and more.
$999 retail
carvin.com

Cort
Rithimic
Alder body with spalted maple and padouk top. Canadian hard maple
neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Bartolini Jeff Berlin Custom Soapbar
pickups.
$1,400 retail
cortguitars.com

Godin
A4 Ultra
Two-chamber silver leaf maple body. Solid spruce top. Rock maple neck.
Rosewood ngerboard on fretted model; ebony on fretless. 34" scale
length. Lace Sensor low-prole electric pickup. Side-mounted controls
for electric pickup. Custom Godin Saddle Transducers and custom
preamp. Natural semi-gloss.
$1,145 street
godinguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $900-$1,499
Ibanez
Crossover SRC6WNF
Factory tuned one octave below standard guitar tuning. Mahogany body.
5-piece SR6 Jatoba/Bubinga 30" scale neck. Rosewood fretboard. Tight
End bridge. EMG 35HZ pickups. EQB-IIID 3-band EQ.
$933 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
Premium SR1805
Mahogany body. Flame maple centers and rosewood wing top. 5-piece
wenge/bubinga neck. Nordstrand Big Single pickups.
$1,399 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
Terra Firma BTB686SCNTF
5-pc BTB6 maple/bubinga neck. 35" scale length. Ash wing body. Rosewood top and fretboard. Bartolini BH1-6 pickups. EQB-IIIS 3-band EQ.
$1,377 retail
ibanez.com

LTD Guitars
RB-1004SM
Swamp ash body. Solid spalted maple top. 5-Pc bolt-on maple and walnut
neck. Maple ngerboard. 34" scale length. Aguilar P and J Hum Cancel
passive pickups with active OBP-2 2-Band EQ.
$1,199 retail
espguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Mercalli-4 FM
Korina body. Flame maple. 5-piece korina and walnut neck. Rosewood
fretboard. 34" scale length. Thick Brick/Split Brick pickups.
$1,139 retail
reverendguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Mercalli-5 FM
5-string. Korina body. Flame maple. 5-piece korina and walnut neck.
Rosewood fretboard. 34" scale length. Thick Brick/Split Brick pickups.
$1,329 retail
reverendguitars.com

Reverend Guitars
Meshell Ndegeocello Signature Fellowship
Korina body with raised center section. P-Blade pickup. Stacked Volume
and Tone knobs. 5-piece korina and walnut neck. Rosewood fretboard.
34" scale length. Lock down bridge with string-thru or top-load options.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

Sandberg
Electra M4
4-string. Redburst high-gloss. Basswood body. Canadian hard rock
maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 34" scale length. Sandberg designed
power-humbucker.
$995 street
sandberg-guitars.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$3,999


ESP Guitars
E-II AP-5
White ash body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 34" scale length.
Seymour Duncan SMB-5D active pickups. Seymour Duncan STC-3M4 EQ/
Mini Switch.
$1,799 retail
espguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,500-$3,999
ESP Guitars
Stream
White ash body. 7-Pc bolt-on maple and walnut neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Bone nut. 34" scale length. EMG 35P-4 and 35J active pickups.
EMG BTC 2-Band (Stack) EQ.
$3,899 retail
espguitars.com

Hagstrom
Northern Series Super Swede NSUSWEB-MHB
5-string. Mahogany wings body. Mahogany neck through with Resinator
ngerboard. 34" scale length. Lundgren jazz classic pickups. Mahogany
Burst nish.
$3,349 retail
hagstrom.com

Hofner
Standard Violin Bass
European spruce top. Flame maple hollowbody. Staple pickups. Control
panel. Hardcase included. Made in Germany.
$2,869 street
hofner.com

Lakland
Lakland USA 55-94
Ash body, birdseye maple, rosewood or ebony fretless ngerboard, Lakland LH3 3 band EQ preamp, Lakland LH3 quad-coil bridge and dual-coil
neck pickup array, 35" Scale. Deluxe model adds gured maple or exotic
wood top.
$3,520 Street
lakland.com

MTD Kingston
Andrew Gouche 6
Ergonomically designed, carved mahogany body with maple burl top and
asymmetrical maple neck with purpleheart fretboard. Custom Bartolini
pickups and electronics. Buzz Feiten tuning system.
$2,659 retail
mtdkingston.com

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. Hardshell case, GG pickups. PRS/Grainger active
electronics.
$2,999 retail
prsguitars.com

Sandberg
California Ida Nielsen Signature
4-string. Crme high-gloss. Alder body. Canadian hard rock maple neck.
Maple ngerboard. 34" scale length. Sandberg Blacklabel pickups.
$2,995 street
sandberg-guitars.com

Sandberg
California Marlowe DK-5
5-string. Black Hardcore aged nish. Alder body. Canadian hard rock
maple neck. Maple ngerboard. 35" scale length. Sandberg Alnico-5
pickups.
$2,995 street
sandberg-guitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: OVER $4,000
Fender
2014 Proto Precision Bass
Alder body. 1-piece hard rock maple neck. TV Jones Thunderblade pickup.
RSD bass bridge.
$4,300 retail
fender.com

Guild
GSR M-85 II Bass
Laminated spruce arched top. 3-piece mahogany-maple-mahogany neck.
Rosewood ngerboard. Bi-Sonic pickups. Hardshell case included.
$4,499 retail
guildguitars.com

Warwick
Fortress 2014 Limited Edition
German-made 5-string. Swamp ash body with birdseye poplar. Bolt-on
wenge neck with birdseye maple ngerboard. 34" scale lnegh. Passive
Nordstrand Fat Stacks pickups. Nirvana black oil nish.
$5,499 retail
warwickbass.com

Warwick
Streamer Stage 2
German-made 5-string. Afzelia body. Wenge neck with afzelia stripes and
wenge ngerboard. 34" scale length. Active MEC J/J pickups.
$6,499 retail
warwickbass.com

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Xaviere
XV400B
Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood ngerboard,
Fishman pickup and preamp.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

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


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

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

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

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $299

Acoustic
B100MKII

Acoustic
B30

100W combo with custom-design 15"


speaker, 1/4" input with -10dB pad,
built-in compression, overdrive with
separate level, 4-band EQ.
$299 retail
acousticamplication.com

30W 1x12 combo. 1/4" input with -10dB


pad, built-in compression, overdrive with
separate level, 4-band EQ, direct out.
$179 retail
acousticamplication.com

Fender
Rumble 15

Gallien-Krueger
MB108

15W bass amp.


$119 retail
fender.com

25W. 8" speaker. 3-band EQ. Aux input.


$149 street
gallien.com

Hartke
HD25 Bass Combo

Hartke
HD50 Bass Combo

25W. 8 hybrid paper/


aluminum cone drive.
Top-mounted amplier.
Built-in limiter.
$129 street
samsontech.com

50W. 10" hybrid paper/


aluminum cone driver.
Top-mounted amplier.
Built-in limiter.
$199 street
samsontech.com

Roland
Micro Cube Bass
RX
4W, solid-state 2x4. 8
amp models. Digital
effects. Tuner, aux input, and headphone/
recording output.
$279 street
rolandus.com

PRICE RANGE: $300-599

Ashdown Engineering
MiBass 2.0 and Mi 12

Acoustic
B800H

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

800W, 1/4" input with -10dB pad, built-in compression, overdrive with separate
level, 6-band EQ. XLR direct out.
$599 retail
acousticamplication.com

Ampeg
BA-210
450W, solid-state combo. 2x10" 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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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

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $300-599

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
Rootmaster 420

420W head, 5-band eQ, compressor. Footswitchable drive and sub harmonic effects.
Class d power section. aux input, effects loop. Xlr di, speakon outs.
$499 street
ashdownmusic.com

Carvin
B1000

Carvin
BX700

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Reidmar

Fender
Rumble 200 Head

Fender
Rumble 500 Head

Gallien-Krueger
MB112-II

Hartke
LH1000 Bass Amplifier

Roland
Cube-120XL Bass

eQ controls centered at key frequencies for bass. Class a with a 12aX7 tube and Class
d output. solid metal construction. led panel lighting. made in Usa.
$499 retail
carvin.com

470W dynamic output, 250W rms. analog preamp with Class d power amp.
$399 street
ebssweden.com

700W, Class a preamp and 12aX7 preamp tube stage. Three eQ sections and a variable
compressor. led panel lighting. made in Usa.
$449 retail
carvin.com

Footswitchable overdrive circuit. Three-button voicing.


$399 retail
fender.com

Footswitchable overdrive circuit. Three-button voicing.


$499 retail
fender.com

200 watts. Class d power amp. 12"


Paragon speaker. Chain output for
driving mBP powered enclosures.
$375 street
gallien.com

1,000W bridged mono, Class a tube preamp circuit. 3-band tone stack eQ. effects loop
send/return jacks.
$499 street
samsontech.com

120W, solid-state, 1x12. 8 Cosm amp


models, effects. Built-in phrase looper.
solo function with memory for use as a
second channel.
$599 street
rolandus.com

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $300-599
Roland
Cube-60XL Bass

TC Electronic
BG250-115

60W, solid-state, 10" coaxial speaker.


8 COSM amp models, effects. Built-in
phrase looper.
$449 street
rolandus.com

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

Traynor
Small Block SB115 Combo

Traynor
Small Block SB500H Head

Compact, lightweight 250W bass combo


with solid plywood cabinet. Made in
Canada.
$599 street
traynoramps.com

Compact, lightweight 500W solid-state


bass head. Class D power. All metal
chassis. Made in Canada.
$549 street
traynoramps.com

PRICE RANGE: $600-999

Carvin
BX1600

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Classic 500

Gallien-Krueger
MB800

Run as a 1,600W amp or as dual 800W


amps. Internal crossover. Three EQ sections, variable compressor and effects
loops. LED panel lighting. Made in USA.
$629 retail
carvin.com

Solid state with tube-emulated drive.


500W RMS.
$999 street
ebssweden.com

800 watts. Class D power amp. Discrete


FET preamp. Switchable boost.
$699 street
gallien.com

PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000


EBS Sweden AB
EBS HD360

Ampeg
V-4B

Solid state. 360W RMS. Built-in


compressor.
$1,299 street
ebssweden.com

100W, all-tube bass head. 3-band EQ with selectable mids plus high/low
boosts. Pre out/power in and direct out.
$1,299 street
ampeg.com

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Bass Rackhead E 1060

Hiwatt
Custom 200 Head

2-channel tube and solid-state preamp, 2x 500W or 1x 1000W. 2 Class D


power ampliers. Mute switch for both channels.
$2,199 street
engl-amps.com

4xKT88s, 3xECC83s and an ECC81.


Partridge-designed transformers.
$3,468 street
hiwatt.com

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

Hiwatt
Custom 400 Head

Mesa Boogie
Bass Prodigy Four:88

Mesa Boogie
Bass Strategy Eight:88

Mesa Boogie
WalkAbout/WalkAbout Scout

Peavey
VB-MA

Tech 21
VT Bass 1000

Tech 21
VT Bass 1969

Traynor
YBA300 Head

Warwick
LWA1000 Bass Amplifier

Warwick
LWA1000 Black Bass Amplifier

6x KT88s, 4x eeC83s, an eCC81, and Partridge-designed transformers,


$4,722 street
hiwatt.com

465W. Tube bass head. 9-Band graphic eQ. Buffered effects loop. Tuner out,
multi-watt power. Footswitchable boost. Fan cooled. slip cover.
$2,399 retail
mesaboogie.com

300W. eight el-34, four 12aX7 and two 12aT7 tubes. Volume/overdrive.
Tube compressor with level control. master 9-band graphic eQ. 15dB Pad.
Buffered tuner send. master effects loop. red backlit panel with michael
anthonys chili pepper logo.
$1,999 street
peavey.com

300W rms, 600W peak into 4-ohm load. analog power section. 2 channels.
100 percent analog sansamp emulation circuitry. 23 lbs.
$1,049 street
Tech21nyc.com

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.
$1049 retail
warwickbass.com

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250W. Tube bass head. Buffered effects loop. multi-Watt power. Footswitchable
Boost. Fan cooled. slip cover.
$1,799 retail
mesaboogie.com

300W. Compact simul-state head and scout Combo. Tube-driven mosFeT power.
3-band semi-parametric eQ. effects loop. Balanced di output. Fan cooled.
$1,149-$1,349 retail
mesaboogie.com

1,000W rms, 2000W peak into 4-ohm load. Class d power amp. 2 channels. 100%
analog sansamp emulation circuitry. 12 lbs.
$1,879 street
Tech21nyc.com

300W, all-tube bass head with 6l6 tubes (can be swapped for el34 in the field) with
user adjustable bias and safety tube lockout. made in Canada.
$1,349 street
traynoramps.com

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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BASS CABS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $399
Acoustic
B115MKII

Acoustic
B410MKII

Ampeg
PF-115HE

Carvin
BR210

1x15 cabinet, 450W rms, 8 ohms. highfrequency driver with defeat switch,
dual 1/4" inputs.
$299 retail
acousticamplification.com

4x10 cabinet, 600W rms, 8 ohms. highfrequency driver with defeat switch,
dual 1/4" inputs.
$399 retail
acousticamplification.com

1x15" eminence lF driver. 1" hF driver. 8


ohms. 450W. 99.5dB max sPl. Cabinet
top flips for head storage.
$399 street
ampeg.com

400W, 2x10 cab. Titanium hF driver,


plywood construction covered in black
Tolex. available in various Tolex colors.
made in Usa.
$229 retail
carvin.com

Hartke
AK115 Bass Cabinet

1x15" paper cone lF driver. 1" titanium hF


driver. 400W at 8 ohms.
$399 street
samsontech.com

PRICE RANGE: $400-999

Acoustic
B810MKII

Ampeg
SVT-212AV

Carvin
BRX15.3

Carvin
BRX18.1

8x10 cabinet, 1200W rms power


handling, 4 ohms. high-frequency driver
with defeat switch, dual 1/4" inputs.
$699 retail
acousticamplification.com

3-way design with a Titnium hF driver,


8" mid, and 15" lF driver. Baltic birch
plywood cabinet covered in weather
resistant duratex coating. made in the
Usa.
$449 retail
carvin.com

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2x12" eminence lF drivers. 1" hF driver.


4 ohms. 600W. 127dB max sPl.
$699 street
ampeg.com

18, 800W lF driver reproduces frequencies from 26hz up to 2khz. made from
from multi-ply Baltic birch plywood
covered in duretex weather-resistant
coating. made in the Usa.
$479 retail
carvin.com

BASS CABS
PRICE RANGE: $400-999

EBS Sweden AB
EBS ClassicLine 210

ENGL Amplification
Pro Bass Cabinet 1x15 E 115B

Hartke
HyDrive 115 Bass Cabinet

Hartke
HyDrive 410 Bass Cabinet

2x10+2", 8 ohm cabinet. 250W.


Ported cabinet. Vinyl-coated cloth
front.
$499 street
ebssweden.com

1x15 plus volume-controllable horn, one


Celestion Bl 15-400X speaker and one
eminence aPT-80 horn. 8 ohms, 400W.
$999 street
engl-amps.com

1x15 neodymium hybrid cone lF


driver. 1" titanium hF driver. 500W
at 8 ohms.
$599 street
samsontech.com

4x10 neodymium hybrid cone lF drivers.


1" titanium hF driver. 1000W at 8 ohms.
$699 street
samsontech.com

Hiwatt
Custom 1x15

Classic hand-built hiwatt 1x15 bass


cabinet with choice of speakers. 400W.
$795 street
hiwatt.com

Mesa Boogie
Traditional PowerHouse
4x10

Mesa Boogie
Scout Bass Radiator Cabinets

600W. 4 x10" Custom Powerhouse


speakers. Combination speakon and
1/4" inputs and outputs. slip cover.
$899 retail
mesaboogie.com

Compact 1x12 and 1x15 passive design


with down-firing radiator speaker.
300W Custom Powerhouse speaker.
high-frequency horn with attenuator
and Player Control network with selectable 3-point crossover.
$649-$799 retail
mesaboogie.com

Tech 21
B410-VT

Traynor
TC210 2x10 Cabinet

4x10, cast-frame, customdesigned speakers.


8 ohms. 500W.
$609 street
tech21nyc.com

400W, 2x10 cabinet with horn. solid


plywood cabinet. made in Canada.
$549 street
traynoramps.com

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BaSS
Studio Gear
PRICE RANGE: $400-999

traynor
TC410 4x10 Cabinet

traynor
TC810 8x10 Cabinet

Warwick
WCA112LWCE

Warwick
WCA408LWCE

800W, 4x10 cabinet with horn.


solid plywood cabinet, casters
included. available in 4 and 8 ohm
versions. made in Canada.
$799 street
traynoramps.com

1x12 bass cabinet. 500W, 8 ohm


with Celestion speakers and
Celestion neodymium compression hF driver. Two dual-purpose
1/4" jacks and coaxial lockable
connectors.
$899 retail
warwick.de

1,600W, 8x10 cabinet. switchable dual


8 ohm or mono 4 ohm operation. solid
plywood cabinet, all metal handles,
integrated wheels and slip rails. made
in Canada.
$999 street
traynoramps.com

4x8 bass cabinet, 600W, 8 ohm with


Celestion speakers and Celestion
neodymium compression driver. Two
dual-purpose 1/4" jacks and coaxial
lockable connectors.
$919 retail
warwick.de

PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

ampeg
Heritage SVT-810E

eBS Sweden aB
EBS NeoLine 210

eBS Sweden aB
EBS ProLine 410

eden Bass amplification


D210MBX

8x10" eminence drivers. 800W


@ 4 ohms or dual 400W 8
ohms stereo. 130 dB max sPl.
$1,299 street
ampeg.com

4x10 + 2, 4 ohm, 800W. Ported cabinet. hand-woven


protective steel grill.
$1,999 street
ebssweden.com

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Neodymium 2x10 + 2, 4 ohm, 500 W. 42


lbs. Ported cabinet. hand-woven protective steel grill.
$1,299 street
ebssweden.com

Usa d-series 2x10" tilt-back bass


monitor cabinet. 500W power handling,
4 or 8 ohms.
$1,090 retail
edenamps.com

Live & Studio


BaSS Gear
CaBS
PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

eNGL amplification
Pro Bass Cabinet 4x10 E 410B

Hiwatt
Custom 4x10

4x10 plus volume-controllable horn, four


Celestion Bl 10-200X speakers and one
eminence aPT-80 horn. 8 ohm, 800W.
$1,349 street
engl-amps.com

Classic hand-built hiwatt 4x10 bass


cabinet with choice of speakers. 600W.
$1,188 street
hiwatt.com

Hiwatt
Custom Full Range Bass Cab

Mesa Boogie
Traditional PowerHouse 8x10

Classic hand-built hiwatt 1x15 + 4x10


bass cabinet with choice of speakers.
1,000W.
$1,796 street
hiwatt.com

1200W. 8 x10" Custom Powerhouse


speakers. Combination speakon and
1/4" inputs and outputs. slip cover.
$1,399 retail
mesaboogie.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $49 & UNDER
GFS
GFS Pro Fuzz Classic

Mod Kits DIY


The Contortionist

Vintage-style fuzz pedal in cast steel


enclosure. Multi-voicing switches.
$49 retail
guitarfetish.com

Limited edition, all-analog fuzz box. Highgain circuit can put out up to 2 volts and
will provide ample amounts of sustain.
$39 retail
modkitsdiy.com

PRICE RANGE: $50-$99

Blackstar
LT Drive

Blackstar
LT Metal

Amp-like distortion and compression.


Valve-like response. Bass, Treble, and
Gain controls. Metal enclosure. 9V DC
or 9V battery operation.
$79 street
blackstaramps.com

Aggressive high-gain tones. Gain, Tone, and


Level controls, plus ISF control. Valve-like
response. Metal enclosure. 9V DC or 9V
battery operation.
$99 street
blackstaramps.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
GCB95 Original Cry Baby Wah Wah

EarthQuaker Devices
Arrows Preamp Booster

Wah wah pedal. Fasel inductor.


$79 street
jimdunlop.com

Tone sculpting preamp booster. Midrange


boost.
$95 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

GFS
GFS Retro Verb Classic
Three different digital reverbs with analog voicing. Long/Short switch. Housed
in cast steel enclosure.
$69 retail
guitarfetish.com

Hotone
British Invasion Nano Legacy Series
Amplier Head
Inspired by Vox AC30. 3-band EQ. Effects loop.
Single speaker output for 4/8/16-ohm cabinets.
1/8"Aux input. 1/8" headphone/line output.
$99 street
hotoneaudio.com

Mod Kits DIY


The Persuader Deluxe
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

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GFS
GFS Twin Overdrive
Two independent vintage-voiced distortion
channels. Use independently or cascade
into each other.
$69 retail
guitarfetish.com

Hotone
Chunk Skyline Series
Stompbox
British-style distortion.
Tone/Volume parameter controls. Hot button.
Master Gain light-up knob.
Metal footswitch. LED.
$79 street
hotoneaudio.com

Mod Kits DIY


The Wahtz Wah
Wah pedal with true-bypass switching.
Point-to-point construction.
$99 retail
modkitsdiy.com

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

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $50-$99

Morley
M2 Passive Voltage Control/Expression
Pedal

Morley
M2 Passive Stereo Volume

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

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

TWA
Fly Boys Echo FB-03
Echo pedal with 600ms delay time,
tape-like Wobble, Self Oscillation, Echo,
Intense, Rate.
$79 retail
godlyke.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$199


Blackstar
LT Dual

Boss
DS-1X Distortion

2 Gain and Level-equipped


channels, Shared tone and
ISF control. Valve-like response. Metal enclosure. 9V
DC or 9V battery operation.
$149 street
blackstaramps.com

New Special Edition


distortion pedal. Drive/
High/Low sound-shaping
knobs. Multi-Dimensional Processing.
$149 street
bossus.com

Boss
OD-1X OverDrive
New Special Edition overdrive
pedal. Drive/High/Low soundshaping knobs. Multi-Dimensional Processing.
$149 street
bossus.com

Budda
Karma Chorus

Boss
VE-2 Vocal Harmonist

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

Auto-harmony function detects chords played on connected guitar and generates matching harmonies,
even mid-song. Manually set song key with dedicated
knob. 24 harmony types.
$199 street
bossus.com

Budda
Zenman Overdrive/Boost

Budda
Samsara Delay
Delay pedal. 20-600ms of delay time. Tone,
time, feedback, and level controls.
$149 street
budda.com

Celestial
Scorpio Super Boost!
Clean boost to fuzzy overdrive tones for guitar
or bass. Gain control. True bypass. 9V battery
or standard 9V DC center-negative adapter for
power.
$135 retail
celestialeffects.com

Overdrive/Boost pedal. Phat/Vintage switch


and boost feature with level control.
$149 street
budda.com

Celestial
Virgo Rock Overdrive
Boost to high-gain overdrive tones. Gain, Volume,
Edge, and Tone controls. 3-way clipping diode
selector switch. True bypass. 9V battery or standard
9-18V DC center-negative adapter for power.
$179 retail
celestialeffects.com

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PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
DigiTech
DOD Overdrive Preamp 250

DigiTech
DOD Phasor 201

analog overdrive preamp. Gain and level


controls. True bypass. 9V dC power
input.
$149 retail
digitech.com

analog phaser. speed control. True


bypass. 9V dC input.
$149 retail
digitech.com

DigiTech
ElementXP

DigiTech
Element

Guitar multi-effect processor. 52 effects,


200 presets. Chromatic tuner, 45 drum
patterns and up to 5 seconds of delay time.
$119 retail
digitech.com

Guitar multi-effect processor with expression pedal.


58 effects, 200 presets. Chromatic tuner, 45 drum
patterns and up to 5 seconds of delay time.
$149 retail
digitech.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
EP101 Echoplex Preamp

DigiTech
JamMan Express XT

Tone conditioner. Based on echoplex eP3s preamp section. FeT-driven circuit.


Gain control boosts by up to +11dB.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Compact loooper for guitar, bass, keyboards, and other instruments. single switch. loop level knob. leds for record, dub,
and Play status. 10 minutes of stereo looping. True bypass.
$149 retail
digitech.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
CM95 Cry Baby Wah Wah

Wah-wah pedal. Proprietary hi01 halo inductor


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

Dunlop Manufacturing
Fuzz Face Mini Distortion Pedals

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

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Fuzzmo

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive

Fuzz with shape and


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

distortion for bass with drive, Tone, level, and


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

Eden Bass Amplification


i90

Bass chorus. interactive speed and depth


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

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Egnater
Black Metal

analog guitar effects pedal. metal


with Gate + mid controls.
$199 street
egnateramps.com

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EBS Sweden AB
EBS MultiComp

studio-quality compressor pedal


for bass, guitar and beyond.
$199 street
ebssweden.com

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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
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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
Egnater
Goldsmith

Egnater
Silversmith

Analog guitar effects pedal. Overdrive +


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

Electro-Harmonix
Deluxe Big Muff Pi
Deluxe version of Big Muff Fuzz Pedal.
Includes new Attack control. Mids section can be controlled by an expression
pedal for sweeping lter effects.
$159 retail
ehx.com

Analog guitar effects pedal. Distortion +


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

Electro-Harmonix
Nano Bass Big Muff Pi
Bass Big Muff tone in a compact enclosure.
Dry control allows clean signal through to
mix with fuzz.
$106 retail
ehx.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
shman.com

Maxon
FWA10
Fuzz pedal with Sustain, Level, Tone, and Parametric EQ.
$199 retail
maxonfx.com

Maxon
OD808X

MC Systems
BSL

Overdrive pedal with Gain, Tone, and


Volume knobs.
$159 retail
maxonfx.com

V-Switch Velocity switching chorus


pedal with alternate modulation rate.
$179 street
mcsystemsmusic.com

MC Systems
NKM

MC Systems
BWI

V-Switch Velocity
switching overdrive
pedal with alternate
boost levels.
$179 street
mcsystemsmusic.com

V-Switch Velocity switching fuzz pedal with


alternate boost level.
$179 street
mcsystemsmusic.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

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Moog Music
MF Drive
Moog Ladder Filter-based overdrive pedal with expression pedal
control of Filter Cutoff.
$169 street
moogmusic.com

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Mooer Audio
ShimVerb Micropedal
Digital reverb with all-metal
housing and true bypass.
$109 retail
mooeraudio.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
Moog Music
MF Trem

MXR
CSP099 Custom Shop Phase 99

Balanced modulator design allows for


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

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 ow. Sync switch
synchronizes rate of each phase circuit.
$169 street
jimdunlop.com

MXR
CSP203 Custom Shop La
Machine

MXR
CSP233 Custom Shop Micro Amp+

Fuzz pedal. Octave switch adds octave up


fuzz tone. Output, Tone, and Distortion
controls.
$139 street
jimdunlop.com

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


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

Palmer
Mutterstolz

Pigtronix
Gatekeeper

Tube distortion pedal.


$199 street
palmer-germany.com

High-speed noise gate.


$149 retail
pigtronix.com

Pigtronix
Quantum Time Modulator
Dual BBD Dimension chorus and vibrato
with envelope.
$199 retail
pigtronix.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Classic
American 12AX7 tube, analog distortion with three gain ranges, mid
boost, and EQ.
$199 street
radialeng.com

Randall Ampliers
Mor

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Elevator
Dual-mode, class-A buffer with multi-level
power booster, Drag control, and mid boost.
$169 street
radialeng.com

Rocktron
Guitar Silencer
Hush and Noise Gate in one. True bypass.
9V battery/power supply.
$189 retail
rocktron.com

108

One-knob boost pedal.


True bypass. Runs on
9V battery or external
power.
$149 retail
randallampliers.com

Rocktron
Reaction HUSH
Hush technology, 65db signal clean
up. True bypass. 9V battery/
power supply.
$139 retail
rocktron.com

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Rocktron
Gary Hoey Intimidator
Distortion. EQ. True bypass. 9V
battery/power supply.
$189 retail
rocktron.com

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
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.
$179 retail
tcelectronic.com

Tech 21
Boost Metallic Series

TC Electronic
Flashback mini Delay

All-analog Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive and


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

Small footprint. Controls for Feedback,


Delay and FX Level. TonePrint-enabled.
$119 retail
tcelectronic.com

Tech 21
Hot-Rod Plexi

Vox Amplication
Tone Garage Double Deca Delay

All-analog distortion with 28dB boost of preamp


gain.
$179 street
tech21nyc.com

Analog delay. Three 3205 BBD chips, Level, Modulation,


Feedback, and Time controls. Three-way delay-time selector. True-bypass switching. Aluminum diecast body, 9V DC/
AA battery operation.
$159 street
voxamps.com

Vox Amplication
Tone Garage Trike Fuzz
Octave fuzz. Volume, Octave down, Octave up, and Gain controls. True bypass
switching. Aluminum diecast body. 9V
DC/AA battery operation.
$139 street
voxamps.com

Way Huge
WHE203 Red Llama Overdrive
Overdrive pedal. Volume and Drive
controls.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Way Huge
WHE403 Havalina Germanium Fuzz
Fuzz pedal. Hand-selected germanium transistors. Passive tone circuit. Volume, Tone, and
Drive controls.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Way Huge
WHE702 Echo-Puss Analog Delay
Delay pedal. 600ms delay time. Modulation circuit.
Delay, Feedback, Depth, Speed, Tone, and Blend
controls.
$169 street
jimdunlop.com

PRICE RANGE: $200-$399


65amps
The Colour Boost

Bogner
Harlow

The classic, single-transistor,


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

Boost with bloom. Rupert Neve


Designs transformer.
$229 street
bogneramplication.com

Bogner
Burnley
Distortion. Rupert Neve Designs transformer.
$229 street
bogneramplication.com

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MC Systems presents the APOLLO range of classic effects pedals.


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 !

mcsystems
mcsystems

www.mcsystemsmusic.com
sales@mcsystemsmusic.com

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Bogner
Wessex

British Pedal Company


Players Series Buzzaround

Overdrive. Rupert Neve Designs


transformer.
$229 street
bogneramplication.com

Pedalboard-friendly version of the 1960s


Burns Buzzaround Fuzz using specially
selected transistors. 9V power.
$219 retail
britishpedalcompany.com

British Pedal Company


Vintage Series Professional
MKII Tone Bender OC81D

Carl Martin
PlexiTone-S
Single-channel version of the famous CM
PlexiTone.
$269 retail
carlmartin.com

Classic Tone Bender reproduction as


used by Jimmy Page. British sandcast
aluminum casing and NOS OC81D
transistors.
$319 retail
britishpedalcompany.com

Carl Martin
TOD

Chandler Limited
Germanium Drive Pedal

Classic-series high-gain overdrive.


$205 retail
carlmartin.com

Studio quality boost/overdrive pedal with tons of color.


$335 street
chandlerlimited.com

DigiTech
Bass Whammy

Chandler Limited
Little Devil Colored Boost Pedal

Bass Whammy pitch-shifting pedal.


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

Boost box based on Little Devil 500.


$335 street
chandlerlimited.com

DigiTech
Supernatural
DigiTech
RP360
Guitar multi-effect processor. 160 different
effects, 40-second looper, and nearly 200
presets. USB port, congurable footswitch
modes, built-in tuner, headphone jack, and 60
drum tracks.
$224 retail
digitech.com

DigiTech
Vocalist Live FX
Vocal effect processor. Live Adapt listening
technology, over 65 studio quality effects
including Lexicon reverbs, dbx compression,
dbx automatic feedback suppression, and
70-second looper. Includes preset management software for Mac/Win.
$379 retail
digitech.com

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DigiTech
RP360XP
Guitar multi-effect processor. 160 different effects, expression pedal, 40-second looper, and nearly 200 presets.
USB port, congurable footswitch modes, built-in tuner,
dedicated headphone jack, and 60 drum tracks.
$299 retail
digitech.com

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

T H E U LT I M AT E G U I D E T O G U I TA R & B A S S G E A R

Ambient reverb pedal for


guitarists. Stereo or
mono. True bypass.
$249 retail
digitech.com

MORE THAN A PEDALBOARD. IN A PEDAL.


Youve got to go, like, now. Its a paycheck, an opportunity, maybe

Or, you could slip the sleek Fly Rig 5 into your guitar case and hit

the gig of a lifetime. When you arrive, there wont be much time,

your gig so chill it would make Sinatra look awkward.

space or patience, but you better sound incredible. You could rent a
van and bust your back trying to load a half-stack and rack system

The Fly Rig 5 is a complete, professional rig with mammoth Tech

on your own, maybe pay baggage overages so the airline can play

21 tones in the footprint of a pixie. You get 5 must-have gigging

dodgeball with your hard-earned gear.

pedals for 1/3 the cost at 1/3 the size. A genuine SansAmp with
3-band EQ, a DLA delay with tap-tempo, lush reverb, a 21dB clean
boost, and our glorious Plexi distortion, all packed into a gunmetal
chassis less than 12 long. A lightning rod for inspiration with
nothing to program or patch. Just the essential, blistering tones
you want to have for every gig.
The lovable, totable Fly Rig 5 is perfect for y gigs, fast-turnaround
sessions, studio rehearsals, backup rig, or even as your main rig.
Freedom never sounded so sweet.

Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A.


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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
EarthQuaker Devices
Palisades Overdrive

Electro-Harmonix
EHX Tortion

A 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

JFET Overdrive pedal with footswitchable


Boost Channel, four Pre-gain voices, 3-band
EQ, and XLR direct output.
$238 retail
ehx.com

Emma
PisdiYAUwot

Emma
Discumbobulator
Envelope lter with sensitivity
control.
$249 retail
godlyke.com

Metal distortion with Level, Gain, Low, Mid,


High controls.
$249 retail
godlyke.com

Fishman
Platinum Pro EQ

Emma
ReezaFRATzitz

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
shman.com

Rock distortion with Level, Gain, Low, High,


and Bias.
$249 retail
godlyke.com

Hiwatt
Limited Edition John
Entwistle OX Pedal

Ibanez
TS808DX

Hand-built British effect inspired


by Who bassist John Entwistle.
Combines dynamic compressor with
a nely tuned parametric EQ.
$399 street
hiwatt.com

Overdrive and Booster. Features the


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

ISP Technologies
Decimator G String II

ISP Technologies
Impression

Noise-reduction pedal with linking capabilities. Time vector processing.


$269 retail
isptechnologies.com

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DSP-based multi-effects pedal with chorus,


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

ISP Technologies
Theta Preamp Pedal

L.R. Baggs
Venue DI

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

DI and preamp with tuner and


volume boost.
$299 street
lrbaggs.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Lehle
Little Dual

Majik Box
Bipolar Fuzz

Dual amp switcher with LTHZ isolation


transformer, no hum.
$309 retail
lehle.com

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

Majik Box
Rocket Fuel 5th Anniversary
Edition

Maxon
AD10
Analog Delay with Delay, Repeat, and Blend
controls.
$249 retail
maxonfx.com

Overdrive and Boost in one box. 3-way


bass-shift switch. Developed in cooperation with Doug Aldrich. Limited
edition of 250 worldwide.
$349 retail
majikboxusa.com

Mesa Boogie
Flux-Five

Mesa Boogie
Boogie Five-Band Graphic

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.
$299 retail
mesaboogie.com

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

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

Randall Ampliers
Facepunch
Overdrive pedal with Punch,
Frequency, and Smooth functions. True bypass. Runs on
9V battery or external power.
$224 retail
randallampliers.com

Randall Ampliers
RGOD
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

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

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

TWA
Handmade Little Dipper MkII
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

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399

Walrus Audio
Descent Reverb

Visual Sound
Dual Tap Delay

Three-mode reverb pedal with Hall, Reverse,


and Shimmer. Includes Octave Up and Octave
Down controls.
299 retail
Walrusaudio.com

Two-channel delay pedal. Channels work


independently or together. Synchronized with single tap-tempo switch.
$249 street
visualsound.net

PRICE RANGE: OVER $400

Celestial
Cancer Wah The Fuzz?
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.
9V DC center negative adapter for power
(requires 200mA supply).
$469 retail
celestialeffects.com

Carl Martin
Octa-Switch II
8 effect-loop switcher with amp channel
switching.
$593 retail
carlmartin.com

DigiTech
Vocalist Live Harmony
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-second looper. Includes
power supply.
$409 retail
digitech.com

Eventide
H9 Harmonizer
Best of Factor-series stompboxes with iOS control.
$499 street
eventide.com

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: OVER $400

Korg
Nuvibe

Line 6
POD HD500X

Chorus & Vibrato effects, Volume,


Intensity and Speed controls. Simulated
CdS photoresistor, Wave sliders for
producing custom LFO waveforms.
Includes expression pedal. True bypass
switching. Operates on battery or AC
adapter.
$499 street
korg.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

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

RMI
Basswitch IQ DI
Bass preamp with 4-band EQ, A/B switch,
mute function, transformer isolated.
$799 retail
rmi.lu

Visual Sound
V3H2O
Liquid Chorus & Echo
$179
visualsound.net

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Visual Sound
V3XO
Premium Dual Overdrive
$179
visualsound.net

GhosT B.C.

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price range: $199 & UNDER
Radial Engineering Ltd.
Reamp JCR

John Cuniberti-designed passive reamper


with level control and filter.
$199 street
radialeng.com

carvin
FX2

dual-engine, 24-bit effects processor. easy dials to


select effect (reverb, echo, chorus, flange) and a
parameter control. No menu or scrolling screens
to navigate.
$199 retail
carvin.com

price range: $200-$499


Boss
GT-001 Guitar Effects Processor

Radial Engineering Ltd.


EXTC

desktop unit with latest Cosm models and mdP


effects. Vocal/acoustic guitar patches. Compatible
with GT-100 2.0 sounds. Tone studio editor/librarian. multi-channel UsB audio/midi interface. Xlr
and 1/8 input. mono guitar-to-midi conversion
using 1/4 input. Jack for expression pedal. aC
adapter.
$299 street
bossus.com

effects-loop interface connects guitar pedals to a line-level recording


system for reamping.
$259 street
radialeng.com

Rocktron
Versatune
Boss
ME-80 Multi Effects

rack tuner. True bypass. led display, strobe, mute switch.


$299 retail
rocktron.com

eight simultaneous effects categories and multifunction footswitches. expression pedal. Updated
GT-100 Cosm amps. delay with phrase loop and 38
seconds of recording time. 6xaa batteries. optional
aC adapter. UsB audio/midi interface.
$299 street
bossus.com

tech 21
VT Bass Rackmount

Boss
GP-10 Guitar Processor

expanded version of sansamp Character series VT Bass pedal.


$329 street
tech21nyc.com

instant access to down/open tunings, 12-string sounds and custom


tunings. instrument modeling via Cosm technology. GT-100
effects. Tone studio editor/librarian (mac/Win). 13-pin input for
GK-compatible guitars. standard 1/4 input. UsB audio/midi
interface.
$399 street
bossus.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

Rocktron
Widowmaker Guitar Preamp

analog. 2 channels. 100dB of gain. single rack space.


$399 retail
rocktron.com

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ALGORITHMS

Eventide and Harmonizer are registered trademarks of Eventide.


All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 2014 Eventide Inc.

effects | s i g n a l p r o c e s s o r s
price range: $500-$999

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

Rocktron
Patchmate Loop 8

8 loops, 128 programmable presets. active and passive inputs and outputs.
$609 retail
rocktron.com

Line 6
POD HD Pro X

2rU guitar multi-effects processor and audio interface with 30 hd amp


models, more than 100 effects.
$699 street
line6.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

two Notes Audio engineering


Torpedo Reload

integrated 150W rms loadbox with active heat control. reactive-active


attenuator, di and reamplification 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

two Notes Audio engineering


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 amplifiers. 96 khz/32-bit floating 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

Allen & Heath


ICE-16

rack-mountable 16-track digital recorder and interface. records UsB stick, 24 bit 96khz resolution.
$999 retail
allen-heath.com

price range: $1000 & over

Yamaha
SPX2000

reV-X reverb. 24-bit, 96k-hz dsP audio processing. Computer-based editing.


$1,349 retail
yamaha.com

two Notes Audio engineering


Torpedo Studio

integrated 150W rms loadbox with active heat control. 4, 8, 16 ohms. Cab+mic simulation. 50
virtual speaker cabinets, 8 microphones, 8 power amplifiers. 96 khz/32-bit floating point signal
processing. 3rd-party ir compatible. lowcut filter, 5-band eQ, exciter, Compressor. Variphi,
overload. amp in, speaker out, 2x Xlr line in/out, aes/eBU & sPdiF i/o. UsB remote control.
$1,995 retail
two-notes.com

fractal Audio systems


Axe-Fx II Mk II Preamp Effects Processor

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. axe-edit 3.0 software.
$2,199 retail
fractalaudio.com

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PRICE RANGE: FREE

Focusrite
Tape

Carvin
Carvin Impedance
Calculator

2-track recording, instant


mastering, customizable tape
artwork, and social media connectivity.
Free
us.focusrite.com

Easily calculate the total


impedance of multiple
speakers.
Free
carvin.com/calculator

Novation
Launchkey App

Novation
Launchpad App

Analog-modeling synthesizer. Can be used standalone or with Novation


Launchkey hardware.
Free
us.novationmusic.com

Music performance platform


based on the Novation Launchpad. Multicolor 8x6 grid for
making beats and triggering
loops.
Free
us.novationmusic.com

Roland
Cube Jam

Yamaha
THR Session

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

Tool for learning songs. Slow


down passages without
losing audio quality. Change
the pitch or repeat song
segments.
Free
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $4-$49

Yamaha
Mobile Music Sequencer
Create, edit, and mix songs with phrases
and sections.
$15 retail
usa.yamaha.com

Steinberg
Cubasis
Streamlined, multi-touch
sequencer for recording,
editing, mixing, and adding
effects on an iPad.
$49 retail
steinberg.net

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Un-wind
The electric guitar pickup has been wound since1934.
80 years later, weve unwound it.
Original and totally re-imagined, Fluence Multi-Voice pickups
for electric guitars are free from the hum, noise and frustrating
inductance issues that plague even the most coveted wire-wound
pickups, revealing pure, uncorrupted and musical tone.
Unwind, youve waited long enough.

fishman.com/fluence

PICKUPS |
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $49
GFS
GFS Widetone
Exact replacements for vintage
Fender WideRange pickups. Oversized shell, available in ceramic or
alnico versions.
$32 retail
guitarfetish.com

GFS
GFS Professional
Telecaster Pickups
Vintage-correct alnico pickups with ber bobbins,
Formvar wire and push-back cloth leads.
$32 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $50-$99


Carvin
S22
Metal covered humbuckers.
Available in chrome, gold,
or black metal covers.
Each pickup includes
mounting hardware and
bezel.
$65 retail
carvin.com

Carvin
C22
Classic Series humbuckers with 11 polepieces per coil, Alnico V magnets. Available in combinations of black, cream & white. Each pickup
includes mounting hardware and bezel.
$60 retail
carvin.com

Bartolini Pickups
5 String P Bass
57CBJ3D
Dual in-line coils (humcanceling). Enhanced treble
response.
$97 retail
bartolini.net

GFS
Slick Fullerton Aged Tele
Pickup Set
Matched Tele set, hand-aged,
ber-bobbin bridge pickup,
German-silver neck pickup cover,
push-back cloth leads. Housed in
Wood-burned box.
$79 retail
guitarfetish.com

Bartolini Pickups
4 String J Bass 9J1
Original split-coil. Strong lows
and low-mids. Sold individually or in sets.
$98 retail
bartolini.net

PRICE RANGE: $100-$199

Bartolini Pickups
Acoustic Guitar 3AV
Sound-hole mounted. Bright, clear hum-canceller
(stacked coil). B-string compensation. 10 cable
with strain relief.
$140 retail
bartolini.net

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Tremonti Pickups
Available as an uncovered treble pickup with
nickel screws/slugs (15.42k ohms, DC res) and
a covered bass pickup (7.3k ohms, DC res).
$150 retail
prsaccessories.com

T H E U LT I M AT E G U I D E T O G U I TA R & B A S S G E A R

L.R. Baggs
Lyric Acoustic Microphone
Bridge-plate microphone with end-pin
preamp and Volume control.
$199 street
lrbaggs.com

| PickuPs
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199

PRs Guitars
59/09 Pickups

PRs Guitars
\m/ (Metal) Pickups

Uncovered humbuckers with nickel


screws/slugs. available in treble
(9.3k ohms, dC res) and bass (8.4k
ohms, dC res).
$199 retail
prsaccessories.com

humbucker with engraved, gloss


nickel covers and ceramic magnets. available in treble (15.7k
ohms, dC res) and bass (8.5k ohms,
dC res).
$199 retail
prsaccessories.com

Roland
GK-3B Bass Pickup

13-pin bass pickup for roland


guitar/bass synthesizers.
$199 street
rolandus.com

Roland
GK-3 Guitar Pickup

adjustable external guitar midi pickup with 1/4 jack for


normal guitar input.
$199 street
rolandus.com

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PRICE RANGE: Over $200

carvin
A60

Carvins active a60 pickups are ideal


for hard rock and metal players. a
fully engineered and tone tested
active preamp is required for these
pickups. sold in a kit with all mounting hardware, two a60 pickups and
preamp module with Volume and
Treble controls.
$229 retail
carvin.com

L.R. Baggs
M80

Body sensitive soundhole pickup.


$249 street
lrbaggs.com

Fishman
Fishman Fluence

multi-voice pickups. 100% analog. available in hum-cancelling


single-Width, Classic humbucker and modern humbucker. optional
rechargeable battery pack or standard 9V battery power.
$TBA
fishman.com

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PRICE RANGE: $39 & UNDER

Allparts
Stop-It Friction Disk
Washers
Place under knobs to create
friction between the knob
and pickguard to prevent
accidental volume adjustments. Comes in a 4-pack.
$7 retail
allparts.com

Allparts
Switchcraft Double Neck Switch
Switchcrafts original right-angle toggle switch
for doubleneck guitars.
$28 retail
allparts.com

Boss
TU-10
Clip-on chromaticc tuner
ht,
with ultra-bright,
olor
easy-to-read color
display.
$35 street
bossus.com

BigRock Engineering
Snapz Bridge Pin Puller
Snap-on and slide-lock bridge-pin removal
tool.
$7 street
apintl.com

DAddario
NS Artist Capo
Patented tri-action geometry reduces the
force required to open and close the capo
while applying even tension regardless of
neck prole.
$32 retail
planetwaves.com

DAddario
Rotating Elliptical Endpins

Deltalab
CT30

D&A Rock Solid Stands


and Hangers
Headlock

Clip-on chromatic tuner.


Bright full color display,
convenient swivel-clip, builtin visual metronome.
$29 retail
deltalabeffects.com

Designed to secure the strap to your guitar without


any bulky hardware or dedicating a strap to a
specic guitar.
$25 retail
planetwaves.com

Du
Dunlop
Manufacturing
John Petrucci Signature
Joh
Jazz III
Ja
Ulte pick. Polished, beveled tip.
Ultex
Raised JP logo grip. 1.5MM.
Ra
$5 rretail
jimdunlop.com
jimd

Wall hanger with gravity activated see-through gates and


Grip Friction Lock system for
home mounting. Earthquake
Proof. Easily screws into wall.
Available in black and chrome
$31-$39 street
heydna.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
Ultex Sharp

Dunlop Manufacturing
Ultex Jazz III XL
Ult pick.
Ultex
i k JJazz III XL shape.
h
Available in gauge 1.38.
$4 retail
jimdunlop.com

Ultex pick. Sharp, sculpted tip.


Molded edge. Available in .73,
.90, 1.0, 1.14, 1.40, 2.0MM
gauges.
$4 retail
jimdunlop.com

Fender
Yngwie Malmsteen Clip-On Tuner
LCD needle indicates correct pitch. Tuning
range of A0-C8; A4 range of 430-450Hz.
$19 retail
fender.com

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EBS Sweden AB
EBS PCF patch cables
Flat-designed, low-resistance,
patch cables.
$2-$6 street
ebssweden.com

ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $39 & UNDER
Fender
Yngwie Malmsteen
Signature Instrument
Cable
Designed in collaboration with
the shred virtuoso himself.
$34 retail
fender.com

Goby Labs
Guita
Guitar-hook Thingy

GHS Strings
Fast Fret
String and neck lubricant/cleaner for all stringed
instruments.
$7 retail
ghsstrings.com

Godin
Luthie
Luthier Grade Guitar
Polis
Polish
A blend o
of non-abrasive natural
conditi
conditioners safe for use on
all nis
nishes. Non-aerosol, ecofriendl
friendly dispenser. Silicone free,
leaves no wax build-up. 4 oz.
bottle. Made in Canada.
$6 retail
halleona
halleonard.com

Locking pole-grip forms a


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

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


PrePlay
A small dab of PrePlay cleans your
hands and neutralizes hand acidity
to protect your guitar.
$19 retail
graphtech.com

Godin
Straps
Branded Godin guitar straps. Various styles available.
$18 retail
hal
halleonard.com

Graph Tech
h
Guitar Labss
TUSQ Pickss
Three distinctive
ive
tones: bright,,
warm and deep.
ep.
$5 retail
graphtech.com
m

Gruv Gear
FretWraps HD
String dampeners/muters in new fullcolor themes. 3-pack.
$29 retail
gruvgear.com

MOTU
Zbox
Guitar-pickup impedance
adapter. Restores
Res
authentic
amp-feel wh
when playing into
an audio
au
interface,
inte
mixer DI,
wireless, etc
wire
etc.
$ retail
$39
motu.com

Kyser Musical Products


Fender/Kyser Limited Edition
Stratocaster 60th Anniversary
Electric Guitar Capo
Limited edition capo for electric guitar. Made
in USA.
$24 retail
fender.com

Onori Straps
CL-S2-SND
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

Kyser Musical Products


Kyser Instrument Care Kit
4oz spray bottle of Kyser string cleaner,
Lem-Oil for fret board conditioning, and
instrument polish. Includes three reusable
Opper Fiber cloths. Made in USA.
$24 retail
kysermusical.com

Peavey
Capo
6-string capo. Available in anodized
or black nish.
$13 retail
peavey.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $39 & UNDER

Peavey
String Maintenance Kit
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

Peavey
Tablet Mounting
Mou
System
Suitable for iP
iPad and
tablet. Unive
Universal metal
tube clamp. Multi-angle
adjustment allows
a
universal positioning
po
of
the tablet.
$29 retail
peavey.com

USB-rechargeable clip-on headstock tuner. Touch screen display.


Settings for guitar, bass, ukulele
and chromatic.
$29 retail
prolemusicproducts.com

Voltage converter: 12V, 18V, 24V.


$30 retail
godlyke.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

2000mA Digital Switching power supply. 11 pedal daisy chain and


assorted cables for different pedals.
$39 retail
godlyke.com

Prole
PT-4000 Tuner

Power-All
r-All
Iso-Pump
ump

Quik Lok
GI-8

Power-All
Deluxe Kit

Power-Grip
PG-1m
1-meter
1
roll
ll ffor
securing pedals.
$14 retail
godlyke.com

Samson
CT20 Clip-On Tuner

Samson
CM40 Chromatic Tuner/Metronome

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

Chromatic tuner/metronome, Full-color LCD,


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

Vibramate
String Spoiler

SnakePick
SnakePick
A coiled plectrum, available in 4 nger sizes and soft
(white), medium (red) and hard (blue) models.
$5 retail
snakepick.com

138

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Adapter bracket designed for Bigbsy vibratos, makes string changes


simple. Installs in minutes. Stainless
steel. Universal design. Made in USA.
$39 retail
vibramate.com

ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $40-$99

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

Carvin
CL33C

BigRock Engineering
Power Pins

Locking
L ki tuners with
i h precise
i 19
19:1
1 gear
ratio for ne tuning. Available in
chrome, gold, and black nishes.
$54 retail
carvin.com

String-through, acoustic-guitar bridge pins, available in multiple nishes, Set of 6.


$49-$57 street
apintl.com

DAddario
Guitar Dock
Turn any surface with a at edge
e
into a secure instrument stand.
d.
360-degree rotation. Lightweight.
eight.
Stores in most cases and gigbags.
bags.
$43 retail
planetwaves.com

Celestion
stion
V-Type
pe

D&A Rock Solid Stands


and Hangers
Hange
Starsh
Five-legged fo
folding instrument
oor stand w
with Grip Friction
Lock system
system. Covered in protective T.P.E. Saf
Safe for all nishes.
$55 street
heydna.com

12-inch diameter, modern-vintage tone guitar


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

D&A Rock
k Solid Stands
and Hangers
ers
Starsh +
Five-legged folding instrument
oor stand with gravity
activated see-through
ee-through gates
and Grip Friction
iction Lock system.
Covered in protective T.P.E.
Safe for all nishes.
$71 street
heydna.com

Diago
PatchFactory

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

Goby Labs
Tablet Frame Thingy
Deluxe
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

Korg
Pitchblack Pro
1U rackmount tuner for guitar/bass. Large meter. Onboard cable checker. Regular, strobe, and half-strobe display modes. Lightweight.
$99 street
korg.com

Fender
Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Guitar Bag
Thick-cell foam padding, soft leopard-print plush interior, and durable nylon exterior.
$79 retail
fender.com

Hosa Technology
Hosa Edge Series Guitar Cables
Gold-plated Neutrik connectors. 20 AWG oxygen-free
copper (OFC) conductor. 95% OFC braided shield.
Available in straight/straight and straight/right-angle
congurations.
$46-$81 retail
hosatech.com

Kyser Musical Products


Kyser Guitar Straps
Made of poly twill and recycled leather. Padded
body adjustable from 45" to 55". Front elastic
slip for storing capo, guitar slide, or harmonica.
Made in USA.
$69 retail
kysermusical.com

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139

ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $40-$99

Line 6
Sonic Port
iOS guitar interface.
24-bit/48kHz resolution.
$99 street
line6.com

Onori Straps
CL-L1-2.5-BLK
Cowless Series, 2.5"
synthetic leather
strap for guitar or
bass. Adjustable
from 45" to 55".
$45 retail
onoriintl.com

Mod Kits Diy


Guitar Assembly

Onori Straps
CL-L7P-BRN
Cowless Series,
3.25" synthetic
padded leather
strap for guitar or
bass. Adjustable
from 45" to 57".
$48 retail
onoriintl.com

Each pre-wired assembly has a treble-bleed


Volume pot, which helps to retain clarity
when you roll back on your volume.
$50 retail
modkitsdiy.com

Prole
G815 Guitar Stand
Pa
Palmer
Pal
almer
mer
PCABM
Cabinet Merger
$45 street
palmer-germany.com

PRS Guitars
tars
Gear Bag
g
Cordura accessory bag with
interchangeable pockets. Carries
up to 50 pounds of gear. 14"H x
12"W x 7"D.
$76 retail
prsguitars.com

ProRockGear
RGMMPTC01 Mic Case

Guitar stand with hanging


auto-clamp mechanism.
Holds any shape or style
of guitar.
$49 retail
prolemusicproducts.com

Customizable microphone case.


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

PRS Guitars
Instrument Cable
18 straight-to-angle
instrument cable.
Made in the UK by Van
Damme Cabling.
$58 retail
prsguitars.com

Black cowhide-leather
her top
and tan suede backing.
king.
Adjusts to 55"; 2.5"
5" wide.
$40 retail
prsguitars.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

Radial Engineering
StageBug SB-1 Active
High-performance active direct box. Made to t
inside a guitar case.
$69 street
radialeng.com

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PRS Guitars
PRS Signature
e
Suede Strap

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|EL ECT RIC


ACCESSORIES
GUITARS
Rockton
Buzz Kill

R
Roadrunner
RRDWA
R
W
Wooden/Tolex-c0vered
case for acoustic
dreadnought guitar.
Cushioned inner
lining, neck support,
accessory compartment.
$88 retail
$
roadrunnercases.com

Samson
SR950 Studio Reference
Headphones
Studio reference headphones, closedear design. 10Hz30kHz frequency
response.
$69 street
samsontech.com

Eliminates 60Hz/120Hz
/
g
ground hum. 2 inputs/
p /
outputs.
99 retail
$99
ocktron.com
rocktron.com

PRICE RANGE: $40-$99


Rockton
DC OnTap Adapter
Power up to 20 pedals. 110/220V. Cable set
included.
d.
$59 retail
il
rocktron.com
.com

Spectraex
Big Fatty

Spectraex
Alien Probe
X-Flex-series guitar 10 cable.
$59 retail
spectraex.com

X-Flex-series guitar 10 cable.


$59 retail
spectraex.com

Spectraex
Camo
X-Flex-series guitar 10'
cable.
$59 retail
spectraex.com

Yellow Jacket Vacuum


Tube Co
NOS 6AQ5
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

Vibramate
V5
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
Mounting Kit for Bigbsy B7 Vibrato on Les
Paul guitars.Installs in minutes. No drilling
required. Made in USA.
$69 retail
vibramate.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$199

Allparts
s
Gotoh bridge for Telecaster
Compensated Tele bridge with nickel-plated
steel base and titanium saddles.
$105 retail
allparts.com

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Babicz
Z Series Full Contact Hardware
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

T H E U LT I M AT E G U I D E T O G U I TA R & B A S S G E A R

Boss
BCB-60 Pedal Board
Lightweight pedal board for compact pedals and effects.
Onboard AC adapter to power 7 pedals.
$169 street
bossus.com

| ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
Carvin
SC10N

Carvin
SC8N

Rigid case with padding


and soft inner lining.
Large outer pouches for
accessories. Side handle
and backpack straps for
carrying.
$118 retail
carvin.com

Rigid bass case with


padding and soft inner
lining. Large outer
pouches for accessories. Side handle and
backpack straps for
carrying.
$118 retail
carvin.com

Decibel Eleven
Loop Expander

Diago
ago
Gigman Pedal Board

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

Celestion
on
G12-35XC Limited Edition
12", special design, limited-edition, guitar
speaker, with 35W power handling. Available in 8- or 16.
$169 street
celestion.com

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


$179 retail
diago.co.uk

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


Ratio: Tuned Machine Heads
The gear ratio in each machine-head is tuned to its
string position, so that every string responds the same
to any tuning adjustment.
$99-$109 retail
graphtech.com

Godin
TRIC case
Thermally Regulated Instrument Case.
Made of expanded Polypropylene. Lightweight and impact resistant. Available in
various acoustic and electric body sizes.
$119 street
halleonard.com

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|EL ECT RIC


ACCESSORIES
GUITARS
Levys Leathers
M17BWC

Levys Leathers
MG17NH1

Foam padding covered with supersoft 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

PRICE RANGE: $100-$199


Levys Leathers
PM44DS
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

Prole
PRDEB906
906 Series double electric
guitar gig bag. 600-D Cordura weather-resistant
outer material. Heavy
duty zippers. 30mm
padding. Multiple padded
straps and ve accessory
pockets.
$129 retail
prolemusicproducts.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS CarryOn pedal
bag system
Hand luggage-sized,
ed,
reinforced bag with pedal
board, angled distances,
stances,
3M Dual Lock.
$249 street
ebssweden.com

Roadrunner
RRMEG

Quik Lok
ok
GS-350
0
Multiple universal guitar stand with adjustable instrument slots. High-grade steel
construction. Padded backrest/base.
Lightweight, portable 1-piece design.
$133 retail
quiklok.com

ABS molded, universal electric-guitar


case. Thick plush interior, padded
neck brace, oversized accessory
compartment, locking latch.
$139 retail
roadrunnercases.com

Gruv Gear
GigBlade

PRICE RANGE: OVER $200


SKB
3i-4214-61 ATA
Watertight SG-Type
Case

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

iSeries Watertight SG-style


guitars case with wheels
and patented TSA Trigger
Release Latches. Lifetime
warranty.
$249 street
skbcases.com

Rockton
Power Tap
9V adjustable pedal
dal
power. 3 AC outputs:
tputs:
5-9V/12V DC jacks.
acks.
$269 retail
rocktron.com

Qu Lok
Quik
SL930
SL

Decibel Eleven
Switch DR
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

Full adjustable double-tier, slant keyFully


board stand. Solid aluminum/steel
bo
construction. Foldable, compact
co
design. Includes nylon bag.
de
$383 retail
$38
quiklok.com
quik

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

| ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: OVER $200

Shure
SRH1540
Boss
eBand JS-10
Personal guitar/bass trainer with built-in loops,
songs, effects, amp modeling, and a 2.1 stereo
sound system.
$429 street
bossus.com

Roland
CM-110 Cube Monitor
Active electronic instrument monitor
system with 2-way, 25W active speakers and 50W powered sub.
$499 street
rolandus.com

Jensen Speakers
Bass Speakers

Floyd Rose
Hot Rod Tremolo System
The original double-locking tremolo made from hardened
steel. Available in multiple nishes. Made in Germany.
$248-$329 street
oydrose.com

D&A ROCK SOLID

Closed-back headphones with 40 mm neodymium


drivers, aircraft-grade aluminum alloy yoke and
carbon ber cap. Padded headband. Frequency
range 5 to 25,000 Hz.
$499 retail
shure.com

Available in different sizes, with Ceramic and Neo magnets.


Choose from either Smooth or Punch option.
$TBA
jensentone.com

TM

STANDS & HANGERS

HEYDNA.COM

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ToNY iommi

STRINGS

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STRINGS |
PRICE RANGE: $10 & Under
Xaviere
Xaviere Nickel Round
Wound
$2 retail
guitarfetish.com

Carvin
450N Classical Nylon
$5 retail
carvin.com

Xaviere
Xavier Stainless Steel
$2 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
Xaviere Pure Nickel
$5 retail
guitarfetish.com

Carvin
1046 Nickel Electric
Guitar Strings
$5 retail
carvin.com

Godin
Godin High-Definition
Acoustic Phosphor
Bronze Light
$6 retail
godinguitars.com

Godin
Godin High-Definition
Nickel Regular Light E10
$6 retail
godinguitars.com

Ernie Ball
Aluminum Bronze
Acoustic Strings
$7 retail
ernieball.com

Peavey
Phosphor Bronze-Wound
Balanced Strings

Dunlop Manufacturing
Dunlop Electric Nickel
Wound Strings

Rotosound
Jumbo King JK12 Acoustic
Guitar Strings

GHS Strings
Fluorocarbon Ukulele
Strings With Tie Ends

SIT Strings
Power Groove Pure Nickel

Rotosound
Rotos R10 Electric
Guitar Strings

$7 retail
peavey.com

$9 retail
rotosound.com

$10 retail
sitstrings.com

$9 retail
jimdunlop.com

$10 retail
ghsstrings.com

Peavey
Nickel-Wound Electric
Guitar Strings
$7 retail
peavey.com

PRS Guitars
PRS 10-46 Electric
Guitar Strings
$9 retail
prsaccessories.com

PRS Guitars
PRS 11-49 Electric
Guitar Strings
$10 retail
prsaccessories.com

$11 retail
rotosound.com

PRICE RANGE: $12 to $19


Ernie Ball
M-Steel Electric
Strings
$12 retail
ernieball.com

GHS Strings
7- and 8-String Guitar
Boomers Roundwound
Nickel Plated Steel, Hex
& Flat Core Wires

Dunlop Manufacturing
Dunlop Phosphor Bronze
Acoustic Strings

PRS Guitars
PRS Acoustic Strings

SIT Strings
Royal Bronze Acoustic

$13 retail
jimdunlop.com

$12 retail
ghsstrings.com

Elixir Strings
HD Light Acoustic
80/20 Bronze
NanoWeb Coating

$15 retail
prsaccessories.com

$14 retail
elixirstrings.com

Elixir Strings
HD Light Acoustic
Phosphor Bronze
NanoWeb Coating
$16 retail
elixirstrings.com

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Elixir Strings
Acoustic Phosphor Bronze
NanoWeb Coating
$16 retail
elixirstrings.com

T h e U lT i m aT e G U i d e T o G U i Ta r & B a s s G e a r

$15 retail
sitstrings.com

| STRINGS
PRICE RANGE: $12 to $19
Fender
Yngwie Malmsteen
Signature Guitar
Strings

Carvin
50STS 5-string
Stainless-Steel Bass
Strings

$17 retail
fender.com

DAddario
NYXL Electric Guitar
Strings
$19 retail
nyxlstory.com

$18 retail
carvin.com

PRICE RANGE: $20 & OVER


Dunlop Manufacturing
Dunlop Super Bright
Bass Strings

Rotosound
Swing Bass RS66LD Bass
Guitar Strings

SIT Strings
Power Wound Bass

Peavey
Cirrus Bass Strings

GHS Strings
Crossovers Micro Ground
Alloy 52 Over Flat Round
Core Wire

DR Handmade Strings
Neon Multi-Color
Electric

$37 retail
jimdunlop.com

$39 retail
sitstrings.com

$39 retail
rotosound.com

$29-$43 retail
peavey.com

$TBA
drstrings.com

$89-$129 retail
ghsstrings.com

DR Handmade Strings
Neon Multi-Color
Acoustic

DR Handmade Strings
Neon Multi-Color Bass
$TBA
drstrings.com

$TBA
drstrings.com

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LIVE & STUDIO GEAR

150

T h e U lT i m aT e G U i d e T o G U i Ta r & B a s s G e a r

Legendary analog tone


on your desktop.
Record with stunning
24/192 kHz conversion

Plug-in to a world of
vintage UAD tones

Mic preamp emulations,


powered by Unison

High-speed Thunderbolt
connection to your Mac

Get the best dynamic range and


clarity of any desktop interface.
Digitally controlled analog
monitor outputs provide full
resolution at all listening levels.

Record your music in real time


through a full range of UAD
plug-ins including ENGL amps,
effects from BOSS and Roland,
legendary 1176 and LA-2A
compressors, and more.*

Explore the character and color


of classic mic preamp designs
with integrated Unison mic
preamp modeling.

Get blazing fast PCIe speed


and rock-solid performance on
compatible Macs.

uaudio.com/twin
*Apollo Twin includes the Realtime Analog Classics UAD plug-in bundle. All other
plug-ins are sold separately at www.uaudio.com. All trademarks are property of their
respective owners. Requires Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or 10.9 Mavericks.
Thunderbolt cable sold separately.

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PR
PRICE RANGE: $99 & UNDER
Ableton
Live 9 Intro
Create, produce, and perform. Almost everything in Live works in real time. Flexible track
routing without interrupting your ow.
$99 street
ableton.com

Blue Microphones
enCORE 100

A
Audix
i5
Dynamic mic for all guitar cabinet miking
solutions. VLM capsule technology
with 50Hz-16kHz, +140dB max SPL
performance.
$
$99 street
a
audixusa.com

Peavey
ReValver 4

Handheld mic with cardioid dynamic capsule.


Heavy-gauge barrel construction, reinforced
steel grill, and hardened metal-plated
nishes. Includes soft-grip microphone clip
and soft-lined storage pouch.
$99 retail
bluemic.com

Amp modeling software. Redesigned with improved


modeling engine plus new GUI and UX. Includes GIG
mode, Audio Cloning Technology, Pedal Board & RIR
2 cabinet modeling. Runs standalone, on Windowsbased tablets, or as VST/AU/AAX plug-in.
Free
peavey.com

Samson
MTR101A Studio Mic Kit
Includes MTR101 condenser microphone, pop lter, shockmount. Cardioid pickup pattern. 20Hz-20kHz.
SPLs up to 137dB.
$99 street
samsontech.com

Two Notes Audio Engineering


Torpedo Wall of Sound III
Convolution-based algorithms. Mac/Win
compatible. AAX, AU, VST and RTAS. Optimized processing, low CPU usage, low
latency. 3rd-party IR compatible: WAV,
AIF, TSR, TUR les. Stereo processing.
Free
two-notes.com

RANGE: $100-$199
PRICE R

A
Arturia
MiniLab
M

Apogee
JAM 96k

USB controller. 25 velocityU


sensitive mini-keys.
$129 retail
$
arturia.com
a

Guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, iPod


d
touch, and Mac computers.
$129 retail
apogeedigital.com

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


ATM650
Hypercardioid dynamic instrument
microphone. All metal, dual-wall oating
construction. Includes clamp and
storage pouch.
$169 retail
audio-technica.com

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Big Fish Audio


Guitar Sessons: Indie and Alternative
Guitars
Indie and alternative songwriter guitar styles.
$129 retail
bigshaudio.com

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LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $100-$199

Big Fish Audio


Steel & Wood:
Songwriter Acoustic
Sessions

Focusrite
iTrack Dock

25 songwriter acoustic
session construction kits.
$129 retail
bigshaudio.com

Blue Microphones
Spark Digital
Studio condenser microphone
one with Lightning connection for
iPhone/iPad and USB connection for Mac/Win computers.
Focus switch. Headphone connection for no-latency monitoring. Includes desktop stand and shockmount.
$199 retail
bluemic.com

2-channel docking iPad recording interface with


Lightning connection. 24-bit/96kHz. Two Focusrite
preamps with line/DI capability. USB input offers
MIDI connectivity for class-compliant keyboards
and controllers.
$199 street
us.focusrite.com

iZotope
Alloy 2
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

MakeMusic, Inc.
Finale PrintMusic 2014
Music notation software (Mac/Win) for educators, worship
directors, performing musicians, composers, and arrangers
who dont require the advanced features in Finale. Create orchestrations of up to 24 staves, extract parts, play back, print,
and share les (PDF, MP3 audio, Finale, and MusicXML).
$119 retail
nale.com

Ov
Overloud
TH2
TH
Gu
Guitar
effects suite.
$197 street
$1
ilio.com
ilio

Palmer
Pal
DAC
DACCAPO

Overloud
Mark Studio 2

Ream
Reamplication
box.
$124 street
palm
palmer-germany.com

Ofcial Markbass bass-amp


simulation.
$137 street
ilio.com

Peavey
AmpKit LiNK HD

P
Palmer
PDI09
P
Sp
Speaker
simulator DI.
$167 street
$1
palmer-germany.com
pa

Mac/iOS guitar interface.


Includes cables. Charge an
iPad, iPhone or iPod touch
while playing with optional AC
adapter.
$119 street
peavey.com

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PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
Roland
Mobile BA
5W, 2x4 portable stereo PA system
with effects and 3-channel mixer.
Battery powered.
$199 street
rolandus.com

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

Samson
Expedition Express Portable
rtable
PA with Bluetooth

Samson
8 Guitar
G it 16-Channel
16 Ch
lT
it UHF Wi
l
S
t
Concert 88
True Di
Diversity
Wireless
System
UHF wireless system (receiver, beltpack transmitter). 300' operating range, 8-hour battery
life (2xAA). Run up to 16 systems simultaneously across two frequency bands. Balanced
XLR/1/4" outputs.
$169 street
samsontech.com

All-in-one PA systems, weighs 10 lbs.


Bluetooth connectivity with wireless
music sources, 6" LF driver, 1"" HF
arry handle,
driver, 3-channel mixer, top carry
y.
rechargeable 10-hour battery.
$199 street
samsontech.com

PRICE RANGE: $200-$399


Allen & H
Heath
ZED-10FX
10-input live
live-sound/studio mixing
console. US
USB interface. 16 digital
effects pre
presets. 2 Class A FET
DI inputs fo
for guitar. Comes with
guitar amp and pedal modeling
software.
$299 retail
allen-heath.com
allen-heath.c

A
Apogee
MiC 96k
M
Ca
Cardioid
condenser microphone for
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac
computers.
$229 retail
$2
apogeedigital.com
ap

Apogee
One
Audio interface with built-in
microphone for iPhone,
one,
iPad, iPod touch, and
nd Mac
computers.
$349 retail
apogeedigital.com

Arturia
KeyLab 25
Keyboard controller with
th 25
semi-weighted keys, velocity,
and aftertouch.
$299 retail
arturia.com

Blue Microphones
Baby Bottle
Arturia
MicroBrute
Mini-keys 100 percent analog synthesizer with stepsequencer, Steiner-Parker multimode lter, LFO, and
sub-oscillator.
$299 retail
arturia.com

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Large-diaphragm studio condenser


microphone
i
h
with
i h cardioid
di id polar
l
pattern. Class A discrete transformerless design. Includes
custom shockmount, pop lter,
and wood storage box.
$399 retail
bluemic.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $200-$399

Electro-Voice
RE320

Focusrite
Foc
Safre PRO 26

Dynamic mic with Variable-D proximity control. Integrated humbucking coil guards against EMF interference.
$299 retail
electrovoice.com

18-in/8-out, 24-bit/96kHz, FireWire/Thunderbolt


FireWire/Thunde
audio interface.
preamps two TR
Four Focusrite microphone preamps,
TRS instrument inputs,
two headphone outputs.
$349 street
us.focusrite.com

Focusrite
Fo
Scarlett
Sc
6i6
6-in/6-out
6-i
USB 2.0 audio interface for PC, Mac, or
iP Two mic/instrument preamps, 24-bit/96kHz.
iPad.
F
Focusrite
Scarlett plug-in suite included.
$2 street
$249
us.
us.focusrite.com

iZotope
Ozone 5
O
Complete mastering system in a single integrated
plug-in. Includes eight mastering tools: Maximizer, Equalizer, Dynamics, Stereo Imaging, Post
Equalizer, Harmonic Exciter, Reverb, and Dithering. Compatible with all the popular DAWs.
$249 retail
izotope.com

iZotope
Break Tweaker

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

Designed by BT to create complex


polyrhythmic beats, and control
pitch and texture.
$249 retail
izotope.com

Mackie
Thump12
Mackie
MR8mk3
85W reference monitor. 8" poly woofer
and 1" silk-dome tweeter. XLR, line,
and RCA inputs. Frequency controls.
$249 street
mackie.com

MakeMusic, Inc.
Garritan Abbey Road Studios
CFX Concert Grand
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

1,000W, 2-way PA speaker. 12" woofer and


1.4" tweeter. 3-band EQ with sweepable
mid. Dynamic bass boost. 2-way crossoverr
and time alignment. System protection
and limiting.
$299 street
thump.mackie.com

R
Radial
Engineering
Gold Digger
G
Audition up to four microphones. Each input
A
has trim adjustment. Distortion-free
signal path. Local 48V phantom power
on board.
$349 retail
$3
radialeng.com
ra

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155

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$399

Radia Engineering
Radial
JDX 5
500
500-ser
500-series
guitar cabinet
simulator with reactive
simula
load fo
for natural amp tone
and fe
feel.
$299 retail
re
radialeng.com
radialen

Rocktron
MIDI Mate
MIDI controller. 9 switches. 128 presets.
Phantom power.
$309 retail
rocktron.com

Steinberg
UR44
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

6x4 USB 2.0 portable


audio interface. 4 D-PRE mic
preamps. 24-bit/192 kHz
support. MIDI I/O.
$399 retail
steinberg.net

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

Zildjian
Gen16 A/E Cymbals
Reduced-volume acoustic cymbals.
$139-$329 retail
zildjian.com

Vir2 Instruments
Acou6tics
Acoustic guitar virtual
instrument.
$399 retail
bigshaudio.com

PRICE RANGE: $400-$699


Ableton
Live 9 Standard
Time-stretching, arranging, and sequencing
capabilities. Multitrack recording up to
32-bit, 192 kHz. Instruments, effects, and
sounds included.
$499 street
ableton.com

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Ableton
Push
Hands-on control of melody and harmony,
beats, sounds, and song structure. Fits in
a backpack alongside your laptop.
$599 street
ableton.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $400-$699
Au
Audix
SCX25A
SC

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


System 10 Stompbox Digital
Wireless System

Larg
Large-diaphragm
condenser
m
microphone. Patented
ca
capsule suspension
sy
system and internal shockm
mounting for complete
ph
physical and electronic
is
isolation. 20Hz-20kHz
fr
frequency response and
+135dB performance.
+1
$69
$695 street
aud
audixusa.com

2.4GHz digital 24-bit/48kHz operation.


Frequency, time, and space diversity.
$614 retail
audio-technica.com

Bose Corp.
B2 bass module
Delivers low-frequency output for
L1 system users. Two 10" woofers. Three output levels.
$499 retail
bose.com

Carvin
XP800L-PM10

Carvin
AG300

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

200W, 3-channel acoustic amp and


PA system. Three microphone/
instrument inputs, EQ, dual effects
in an all-in-one, 3-way cabinet. Made
in USA.
$499 retail
carvin.com

Electro-Voice
ZLX

LD Systems
Dave8 Roadie

Portable, powered full-range loudspeak-ers available in 12" and 15" sizes.


Custom-built 1,000W Class-D amplier.
er.
Visual control and monitoring with appliplication/location presets.
$399-$499 retail
electrovoice.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

Mackie
SRM450
1,000W, 2-way PA speaker. 12" LF and 1.4" HF
drivers. 4 application-specic speaker modes.
Automatic feedback eliminator. 2-channel mixer
plus Thru output. System-protection DSP.
$499 street
srm.mackie.com

Line 6
XD-V75
Digital handheld wireless system with 10 microphone
emulations. 14 channels. 300' range.
$599 street
line6.com

MakeMusic, Inc.
Finale 2014
Music notation software (Mac/Win). 400+
Garritan instruments, Linked Parts, Music
Educator Resouces, Band-in-a-Box AutoHarmonizing, MicNotator, Video Support,
TempoTap.
$600 retail
nale.com

MOTU
Digital Performer 8
Mac/Win audio workstation software.
Authentic guitar effects plug-ins. Plug-in
hosting. Real-time processing. Complete
multitrack production.
$499 retail
motu.com

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Palmer
PDI03

MOTU
UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid

PRICE RANGE: $400-$699

Speaker simulator.
$679 street
palmer-germany.com

10x14 mobile FireWire/USB 2.0 audio interface. Two Hi-Z guitar


inputs. Effects and mixing.
$549 retail
motu.com

Rocktron
Patchmate Loop 8 Floor
Rocktron
n
MIDI Raider
ider

8 programmable loops. True bypass. 128 presets. Phantom power.


$499 retail
rocktron.com

MIDI controller,
oller 120 presets
presets, 16 MIDI channels
channels, 2
expression pedal ports.
$699 retail
rocktron.com

Shure
GLXD16
6
Bodypack wireless guitar system in pedal
design with integrated tuner. Automatic
Frequency
cy Management. Operate 8
compatible
ble systems in 2.4 GHz frequency band.
$449 retail
il
shure.com
m

Vienna Symphonic Library


Vienna Suite
Mastering plug-in effects suite.
$570 retail
ilio.com

PRICE RANGE
RANGE: $700
$700-$999
$999

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


AT4081
Phantom-powered bidirectio
bidirectional ribbon
microphone. Handles 150dB
150d SPL.
Frequency response is 30Hz
30 -18kHz.
Sensitivity -42dB.
$895 retail
audio-technica.com

Bose Corp
L1 Compact system
Designed for audiences
up to 100. Six small
speakers in line array.
Two built-in channels;
two ToneMatch presets.
Integrated bass in power
stand; not expandable.
$999 retail
bose.com

Fender
Passport Event
Self-contained PA system with
Bluetooth connectivity.
$979 retail
fender.com

Fender
Passport Studio
Portable studio monitoring system.
Focal drivers. Front-panel controls.
$799 retail
fender.com

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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

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $700-$999
Peavey
Escort 6000
MOTU
828x
28x30 Thunderbolt/USB 2.0 audio interface.
Two Hi-Z guitar inputs. DSP effects and
mixing.
$849 retail
motu.com

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

Primacoustic
London 12
Acoustical room treatment designed
for rooms that are approximately
120 sqaure ft. Comes complete with
installation kit. Choice of black, grey, or
beige fabric.
$769 retail
primacoustic.com

QSC
K10
10, 2-way, 1,000W active loudspeaker system
housed in an ABS enclosure.
$926 retail
kformusicians.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

Universal Audio
SOLO 610 Tube Preamplier
and DI
All-tube mic preamp and DI. Gain, Level, and
Impedance selection. Hand-built in the USA.
$999 retail
uaudio.com

PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER

Acoustic/electric cymbal system.


$699-$899 retail
zildjian.com

Allen & Heath


QU-24
30-inpu digital mixing system, 4
30-input
effects engines, 10 aux sends,
effect
DAW ccontrol, onboard multitrack recording. iPad control.
Motorized faders with total
Motor
recall of all settings. Mac/Win
compatible.
compa
$2,799 retail
allen-heath.com
allen-he

Allen & Heath


QU-16
22-input rackmountable digital mixing system. 4 effects engines, motorized faders,
DAW control onboard multi-track recording. iPad Control. Mac/Win compatible.
$1,999 retail
allen-heath.com

Zildjian
Gen16 A/E System

Audix
STE8
Dynamic and
a condenser studio microphones for recording. All clips
and mou
mounts included. Aluminum carrying case.
$2,499 st
street
audixusa.com
audixusa.

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PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER
B-52 P
Professional
Matrix-1500
Matrix

B-52 P
Professional
Matrix-2500
Matri

1200W active
a
3-channel speaker
system. 15" subwoofer. 10" woofer
and com
compression driver per satellite
speaker.
speaker
$1,399 retail
re
b-52pro.c
b-52pro.com

1600W active 3-channel speaker


system. 18" subwoofer. 12" woofer
system
and co
compression driver per satellite sp
speaker.
$1,699 retail
b-52pro.com
b-52pro

Dave Smith Instrumentss


Mopho x4

Carvin
RX1200L-PM15

Four-voice polyphonic analog


keyboard synthesizer.
$1,299 retail
davesmithinstruments.com

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

Dave Smith Instruments


Prophet 08

Dave Smith Instruments


Prophet 12

Eight-voice analog keyboard


synthesizer.
$2,099 retail
davesmithinstruments.com

Twelve-voice hybrid digital/analog keyboard synthesizer. Also available as a


stand-alone module.
$2,999 retail
davesmithinstruments.com

ElectroElectro-Voice
ETX Pow
Powered Loudspeakers
Profession
Professional-grade
portable loudspeakers, avail
available in 10", 12", and 15" 2-way,
15" 3-wa
3-way, and 15" and 18" subwoofers.
1,800W ((subs), 2,000W (full-range) ClassD power a
ampliers with integrated DSP.
$1,099-$1,499 retail
$1,099-$1
electrovoic
electrovoice.com

ENGL Amplication
Tube Power Amp 810
1U stereo tube p
power amp,
p 2x 20W. Each stereo channel has separate
p
Volume controls.
Input
ut Gain Level switch for boosting input gain. 4x EL84 power tubes, 3x ECC83 preamp
p tube and phase splitter tubes. 8 and 16 ohms outputs for each channel.
$1,349
49 street
engl-amps.com
amps.com

Fender
Passport Venue
Portable PA with USB port for
playing WAV and mp3 les.
$1,399 retail
fender.com

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LD Systems
Dave 15G3
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 RMS power.
$1,199 retail
ld-systems.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $1000
000 & OVER
LD Systems
Maui 28
P.A. and monitoring
monitorin system
frequencywith frequency-responsebased 4.1, 5-way amping.
$1,299 retail
ld-systems.com

QSC
TouchMix 8
12-channel compact digital mixer.
$1,129 retail
qsc.com

QSC
KW122
12", 2-way, 1,000W active loudspeaker system housed in a birch
enclosure.
$1,399 retail
kformusicians.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 Real-time Analog Classics or Classics Plus bundles.
$1,999-$2,499 retail
uaudio.com

CFX CONCERT GRAND


VIRTUAL PIANO

EXPERIENCE THE PASSION REFLECTED


IN EVERY DETAIL AT GARRITAN.COM

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PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER

Yamaha
STAGEPAS 600i

Yorkville Sound
Paraline PS1S Powered
Subwoofer

Portable, complete P.A. system with


two speakers, one powered mixer.
680W. SPX digital reverb. EQ. iPod/
iPhone connectivity.
$1,249 retail
usa.yamaha.com

2,800W, 2x12" powered subwoofer. Solid plywood cabinet,


integrated wheels and all-metal
handles. Made in Canada.
$1,749 street
yorkville.com

Yorkville Sound
Paraline PSA1 Powered
Cabinet
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

The golden rule is to always


turn your main amp on last,
and turn it off rst to avoid
the potentially destructive loud
POP. The Rockn Stompn does
this automatically, powering all
your equipment guitar, bass,
PA or keyboards up or down in
the proper sequence, every time.
The RS-4 is a state-of-the-art, UL
listed surge protector with 1935
joules of protection. Its U.S. made
electronic components provider
the users valuable electronic
equipment with clean, noise-free
AC power perfect for both studio
and live performances.
MAP $299
www.rocknstompn.com

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Yorkville Sound
ParaSource PS12P Powered
Cabinet
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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