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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:$200
UNDER
& UNDER
$200
Jay Turser
JT-JG-CAR
Jaguar style. Solid body. Maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. 24.5"
scale. Three single-coil pickups. Candy Apple Red nish with matching
painted headstock.
$179 street
jayturser.com

Peavey
Raptor Custom
Rosewood or maple ngerboard. 25.5" scale. Hard maple neck. Three
Peavey USA design single-coil pickups with 6mm large pole pieces. One
volume and one tone control. Pearloid pickguard. Painted headstock.
Dual adjustable truss rod. Basswood body. Steel bridge. Includes Peavey
PowerPlate for increased sustain.
$149 street
peavey.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Bohemian Guitars
Boho Motor Oil
Recycled metal hollow body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 24.75"
scale length. Humbucker pickups.
$299 retail
bohemianguitars.com

Danelectro
12 String
Shorthorn shape with f-hole, 25" scale length. Fully adjustable 12-string
bridge. Two Lipstick pickups, master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup
selector.
$449 retail
danelectro.com

Danelectro
Baby Sitar
Round body shape, Thermometer headstock shape. Six strings tuned
like standard guitar. 25" scale length. Gotoh sitar bridge, Lipstick pickup,
master volume, master tone.
$499 retail
danelecro.com

Epiphone
Blueshawk Deluxe
Mahogany body. Contoured back. Flame maple top. 25.5" scale. P-90 Pro
pickups. 6-position rotary VariTone switch. Dummy-Coil.
$499 street
epiphone.com

Fender
Standard Jazzmaster HH
Maple neck with modern C prole, rosewood ngerboard, Blacktop opencoil humbucking pickups, push-pull switch in tone knob splits humbucking
pickup coil, and Jazzmaster oating tremolo bridge/tailpiece. 25.5" scale
length.
$499 retail
fender.com

Hagstrom
ULSWE-BLK
Ultra Swede single cutaway. 2-piece basswood body with maple cap.
Maple set neck with Resinator ngerboard. 24.75" scale. Two Hagstrom
Custom 62 neck and bridge pickups. Gloss black nish.
$449 street
hagstrom.com

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2015 PRS Guitars / photo by Marc Quigley

The S2 Vela: A New Breed

Born in our Maryland factory, the new S2 Vela is a wholly unique guitar for PRS.
Featuring a brand new plate and barrel style bridge, a Starla treble pickup and
an all new type-d singlecoil this guitar has all the spank, sparkle and vintage vibe
you could want. American made, reliable, great sounding and easy on the wallet.

GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:UNDER
$201-$499
$200
Jay Turser
JT-1423-BKS
J-Tones 1423 classic single cutaway. Mahogany body. Maple neck with
rosewood ngerboard. 24.5" scale. Two mini humbucker pickups. Black
Sparkle nish.
$299 street
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. Two P-90 alnico V
pickups. Tobacco Sunburst nish.
$399 street
jayturser.com

Oscar Schmidt
OS-30-SFG
3/4-size double cutaway. Maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. Three
single-coil pickups. Gloss Surf Green nish.
$234 retail
oscarschmidt.com

PRS Guitars
SE Standard 24
Mahogany body, 25" scale length, 24-fret maple neck with rosewood
fretboard, PRS-designed tremolo, PRS-designed HFS treble and PRSdesigned Vintage Bass pickups.
$499 retail
prsguitars.com

Slick
SL57
Solid ash body, Slick 65 alnico pickups. Solid brass tremolo block, tuner
buttons, and saddles.
$269 retail
guitarfetish.com

Sterling By Music Man


AX4
Basswood body, photo-ame graphic top, maple neck/fretboard. Zebra
SBMM H/H pickups. Double-locking Sterling by Music Man Tremolo.
$329 retail
sterlingbymusciman.com

Traveler Guitar
Sonic-L22
Full 24.75"-scale electric travel guitar featuring two humbuckers, onboard headphone amp, and 1/8" aux-in jack. Sunburst nish with chrome
hardware, 33.5" total length.
$379 street
travelerguitar.com

Traveler Guitar
Speedster Hot Rod (Classic Blue)
Full 24.75"-scale electric travel guitar. Built-in headphone amp with 1/8"
aux-in, dual-rail humbucker, and detachable upper-arm support.
$449 street
travelerguitar.com

Washburn Guitars
WIDLXSPLTD
Double cutaway Idol with carved spalted maple top on a mahogany body.
Belly-cut on the back for playing comfort. Mahogany set neck with bound
rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale. Dual Washburn Humbucker pickups.
Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$399 street
washburn.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Xaviere
XV-JT100
Solid alder body, GFS JM90 Alnico pickups. Vintage JM-style tremolo
system.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XV555
Solid mahogany body. Solid maple top with amed maple. Floyd Roselicensed tremolo, GFS Crunchy Pat pickups.
$269 retail
guitarfetish.com

Yamaha
PAC120H
Alnico humbuckers. Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood fretboard. 25.5"
scale length.
$299 street
usa.yamaha.com

Yamaha
PAC510V
Alder body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
Seymour Duncan Trembucker P-Rails pickup.
$499 street
usa.yamaha.com

Zivix
Jamstik The SmartGuitar
A portable guitar and MIDI controller that works with the iPad, iPhone,
Mac, and PC. Includes four apps to learn, create, and play any sound.
No tuning, 5 frets, 6 strings, wireless connectivity through wi. Works
with hundreds of MIDI apps. Rechargeable battery with 10+ hours of
play.
$249 retail
jamstik.com

Zivix
Jamstik+ The SmartGuitar
New for 2015: Bluetooth connectivity. Fishman hex pickup and expanded
companion apps. A portable guitar and MIDI controller that works with the
iPad, iPhone, Mac, and PC. Includes four apps. No tuning, 5 frets, 6 strings,
wireless connectivity. Rechargeable battery with 10+ hours of play.
$299 retail
jamstik.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Asher Guitars & Lap Steels
Electro Hawaiian Jr. Lap Steel
Solid mahogany neck-through-body construction. Rosewood fretboard.
25" scale. Two humbuckers. Asher Hipshot bridge. Gig bag. Tobacco burst
or Cherry.
$675 street
asherguitars.com

Cort
G280-MBP
Double cutaway. Basswood body. Canadian hard maple neck. Rosewood
ngerboard. 25.5" scale. Seymour Duncan SH-4/SH-1 Humbucker pickups. Mocha Bronze pearl nish.
$549 retail
cortguitars.com

Cort
MBC-1
Matthew Bellamy signature model. Development overseen by Manson
Guitar Works. Solid basswood body with matte black nish. Maple neck
and rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale. Kill button. Manson-designed
pickups reect Bellamy's custom layouts.
$599 retail
cortguitars.com

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PRICE
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:UNDER
$500-$999
$200
Cort
Sunset Baritone
Chambered mahogany body with maple top. Mahogany neck with
rosewood ngerboard. 28.6" scale for lower range tuning. TV Jones
Magna'Tron pickups (H-H). Mocha Bronze pearl nish.
$999 retail
cortguitars.com

Epiphone
Tommy Thayer "White Lightning" Signature Les Paul
Outt
Solid mahogany body/mapletop. Seymour Duncan JB pickups. Rosewood
ngerboard. 24.75" scale. Includes custom white case.
$699 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Casino
5-ply laminated maple body. Gibson USA P-90 pickups. Trapeze tailpiece
or Bigsby vibrato. 24.75" Scale. 22 Frets.
$799 street
epiphone.com

Fender
Special Edition David Lozeau Art Stratocaster
Dragon Art
Maple neck with C prole, maple and rosewood ngerboards, three
Standard single-coil Stratocaster pickups with black covers, and vintagestyle synchronized tremolo bridge and 25.5" scale length.
$699 retail
fender.com

Godin
Session Custom 59
Canadian Laurentian basswood body, rock maple neck, rosewood or
maple ngerboard, 25.5" scale, Seymour Duncan 59 humbucker (neck),
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Godin Custom Cajun single-coil (bridge). Godin Tru-Loc Tremolo bridge,
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$995 street
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Guild
Guitars
T-50 Slim
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Thin
hollow body with arched maple top and back, maple sides. SB-1F
pickup, hardshell case.
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$979 retail
guildguitars.com

Hagstrom
VIDLXBARI-TSB
Viking Baritone Semi-Hollowbody. Contoured ply amed maple body.
Canadian hard maple set neck with Resinator ngerboard. 28" scale.
Custom 58'C Bridge/P-Uried Neck-Humbucking sized P-90 pickups.
Tobacco Sunburst nish.
$679 street
hagstrom.com

Hagstrom
PASS-BLK
Pat Smear Signature double cutaway. Mahogany body with carved maple
top. Mahogany set neck with Resinator ngerboard. 24.75" scale. Two
Custom 58 Humbuckers. Black gloss nish.
$699 street
hagstrom.com

Jackson
Pro Dinky DK2 Satin ORG Blaze
Alder body, 1/8" AAA quilt maple top (trans nishes only), graphitereinforced maple necks with hand-rubbed urethane nish, ebony ngerboard, and Dunlop dual-locking StrapLok strap retainers.
$849 retail
jacksonguitars.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Oscar Schmidt
OE20QTE-SERPENTINE
Single cutaway. Solid mahogany body. Maple set neck. Rosewood ngerboard with abalone and MOP serpent inlay. Two humbucker pickups.
Gloss Quilted Cognac nish.
$549 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Sterling By Music Man


JP100D-MKOA
Mahogany body. Figured Hawaiian Koa Top, Maple neck. Rosewood
fretboard. DiMarzio Crunch Lab and Liqui-Fire pickups. SBMM oating
modern tremolo. Locking tuning machines.
$869 retail
sterlingbymusciman.com

Sterling By Music Man


LK100D
Basswood body. Maple neck. Rosewood fretboard. DiMarzio Steve
Lukather Signature Transition humbucker pickups. Custom SBMM Design
Active 12dB boost. SBMM oating vintage tremolo. Locking tuning
machines.
$869 retail
sterlingbymusciman.com

Traveler Guitar
EG-1 Custom Gold
Full 24.75"-scale electric travel guitar featuring humbucker, onboard
headphone amp and 1/8" aux-in jack, built-in tuner. Gloss gold ake
nish, cream binding, and chrome hardware.
$549 street
travelerguitar.com

Washburn Guitars
HB36K
Vintage-style semi-hollowbody. Spruce top with ame maple back
and sides. Solid maple center block. Hard maple neck with rosewood
fretboard. 24.75" scale. Washburn humbucker pickups. Includes hardshell
case and limited lifetime warranty.
$649 street
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
HB45WHK
Semi-hollowbody double cutaway. Maple body with hard maple neck and
rosewood fretboard. Solid maple center block. 24.75" scale. Dual Washburn humbucker pickups. White gloss nish. Includes a hardshell case and
limited lifetime warranty.
$699 street
washburn.com

Yamaha
PAC611
Alder body, ame maple top, maple neck. 25.5" scale length. Seymour
Duncan SP-90 and Custom 5 Trembucker pickups.
$599 street
usa.yamaha.com

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


Asher Guitars & Lap Steels
ResoSonic Rambler
Okoume neck and body. Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale. Lollar Gold
Foil Replica pickup. Hand-cut Rambler hubcap. Hand pinstriping. Other
options available.
$2,750 street
asherguitars.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Asher Guitars & Lap Steels
T Deluxe
Lightweight swamp ash or alder body. Optional ame or quilted tops.
Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale. T Blade pickups. Nitro or poly nish.
Many customizable options available.
$2,900 street
asherguitars.com

Buzz Feiten Guitars


Gemini Elite Pro
Alder body with swamp ash top, 25.5" scale, 2-piece quartersawn maple
neck, maple or rosewood ngerboard. Three available neck proles:
Nashville Fat, Medium C, or Thin C,. BF 109 humbuckers with Alnico 5
magnets. Thorsen mini-toggle switch (passive series/parallel) top-load
bridge. Body Lok comfort rout.
$2,150 street
buzzfeitenguitars.com

Buzz Feiten Guitars


Gemini Blues Pro Deluxe
Alder body with ame maple top, 25.5" scale, 2-piece quartersawn maple
neck, maple or rosewood ngerboard. Three available neck proles:
Nashville Fat, Medium C, or Thin C. BF 109 humbuckers with Alnico 5
magnets. Body Lok comfort rout, Deluxe model features wood binding
and (optional) matching headstock.
$2,850 retail
buzzfeitenguitars.com

Carvin Guitars
JB24 Jason Becker Numbers Tribute Guitar
The JB24 Jason Becker Tribute Guitar is a modern take on the "Numbers"
guitar. Order your own version, which is made in the U.S.A. in cooperation
with Jason Becker himself.
$1,599 retail
carvinguitars.com

Carvin Guitars
GH24 Greg Howe Signature Model
Alder body with a bolt-on, 24- fret, 5-piece Eastern hard rock maple neck.
EVO gold frets on radiused birdseye maple fretboard. Chambered alder
body for light weight and increased resonance. 4A amed maple top with
matching headstock is standard, also with natural body binding.
$1,599 retail
carvinguitars.com

Charvel
San Dimas Style 1 HH
Maple neck with classic San Dimas prole, Seymour Duncan 59 SH-1N
and TB-4 humbucking pickups, recessed Floyd Rose Original doublelocking tremolo and R3 locking nut, Charvel tuners and black hardware.
$1,125 retail
charvelguitars.com

Charvel
Warren DeMartini Signature Blood And Skull Pro Mod
Custom Designed Seymour Duncan humbucker, alder body, quartersawn
rock maple neck with compound radius maple ngerboard and San
Dimas neck backshape. FRT-1000 Floyd Rose tremolo and 25.5" scale
length.
$1,768 retail
charvelguitars.com

DAngelico Guitars
EXL-1
Laminated ame maple body, laminated spruce top. Hard maple 2-piece
walnut center neck, 25.5" scale length, oating humbucker pickups.
$1,299 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

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Change is Good
GFS GFT-90
Digital Chromatic Tuner
GFS Gold Foil
Pickups

GFS Twin
Clean Drive

GFS Professional Series


PRO59 Pickups

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Overdrive

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JT100 Ivory

GFS Surf 90 Pickups

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
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DAngelico
Guitars
EX-59
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Laminated
Flame Maple body and top. Hard maple with 2-piece walnut
ccenter and rosewood fretboard, 25.5" scale length. P-90 pick ups.
$1,499 retail
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DAngelico
Guitars
EX-SS
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Laminated
ame maple top and body, rosewood fretboard and hard
Maple 2-piece walnut center neck, 25" scale length. Kent Armstrong
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$1,599 retail
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Dream
Studios
Twang
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One-piece
swamp ash body. Bolt-on hard maple neck with maple fretboard. 25.5" scale. Schaller-type locking tuners, Seymour Duncan APS-2
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Vintage and Twang Banger pickups.
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$1,199 retail
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Dream
Studios
Studio
One-piece Swamp Ash Body. Bolt-on hard-maple neck with maple fretboard. 25.5" scale. Schaller-type locking tuners, Seymour Duncan Alnico
II Pro single-coil and Custom Custom pickups. Real Floyd Rose EVH
Tremelo Bridge with D-Tuna.
$1,499 retail
dreamstudioguitars.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


Albert Lee HH
African mahogany body, rosewood neck. 25.5" scale length. DiMarzio
custom humbucking pickups. 11 nish and 6 pickguard options available.
$2,660 retail
music-man.com

ESP Guitars
LTD AJ-7
Andy James signature model. 7-string. Neck-thru-body construction at
25.5" scale. Mahogany body. Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard with
24 XJ frets. Tonepros locking TOM bridge. EMG 66-7H (neck) and 57-7H
(bridge) pickups.
$1,049 retail
espguitars.com

ESP Guitars
LTD EC-1000FM EverTune
Set-neck construction at 24.75" scale. Mahogany body w/amed maple
top. Mahogany neck. Ebony ngerboard with 24 XJ frets. Grover tuners.
EverTune bridge. Seymour Duncan SH-2 (neck) and SH-4 (bridge) pickups.
$1,099 retail
espguitars.com

ESP Guitars
E-II Arrow
Neck-thru-body construction. 25.5" scale. Alder body. Maple neck. Ebony
ngerboard with 24 XJ frets. Floyd Rose bridge. Gotoh tuners. EMG 81
pickups.
$1,899 retail
espguitars.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
EVH
Wolfgang Special TOM
Arched top basswood body (AAA ame maple top on 592 only), maple
neck with hand-rubbed urethane nisht, maple ngerboard, dual EVH
Direct Mount Wolfgang humbucking pickups, EVH locking Gotoh tuners,
and 25.5" scale length.
$1,379 street
evhgear.com

EVH
Stripe Series Star
Star basswood body, rock-solid quartersawn maple neck with a handrubbed urethane nish, rosewood ngerboard, single EVH direct-mount
pickup, EVH Floyd Rose bridge and locking nut, and EVH tuners.
$1,527 street
evhgear.com

Framus
German Pro Series Panthera Supreme Burgundy Black
Burst HP
Panthera Supreme model from the Framus Pro Series Teambuilt line. 1"
maple top with mahogany back and neck. Tigerstripe ebony ngerboard.
24.75" scale. Original Seymour Duncan SSH-1N and SSH-4 pickups.
$2,499 street
framus.com

Framus
German Pro Series Diablo Supreme Nirvana Stain HP
Diablo Supreme model from the Framus Pro Series Teambuilt line. 1"
maple top with mahogany back and neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 25.5"
scale. Original Seymour Duncan SSH-1N and SSH-4 pickups.
$2,499 street
framus.com

Gibson Brands, Inc.


Les Paul Studio 2015
Maple top. Mahogany body with modern weight relief. Mahogany
any slimtaper neck and rosewood ngerboard. Zero Fret Adjustable Nut. 24.75"
scale. 57 Classic humbucker rhythm pickup, 57 Plus humbucker
er lead
pickup. Gibson G Force tuning system. Available in Desert Burst,
rst,
Manhattan Midnight, and Wine Red colors. Hardshell case.
$1,229 street
gibson.com

Gibson Brands, Inc.


SG Standard 2015
Ultra low-density Mahogany body. Mahogany slim-taper neck
k and
rosewood ngerboard. Zero Fret Adjustable Nut. 24.75" scale.
e. 57 Classic
humbucker pickups. Gibson G Force Tuning System. Available in Heritage
Cherry, Translucent Ebony, and Fireburst colors. Hardshell case.
se.
$1,879 street
gibson.com

Godin
Summit Classic CT
Carved maple top. Mahogany set-neck bound Richlite ngerboard
oard
with large dot inlays, 24.75" scale. Seymour Duncan Custom pickups
(humbuckers, P90s, or PRails), Godin High-Denition Revoicerr system,
Graphtech ResoMax bridge system.
$1,595 street
godinguitars.com

Godin
Montreal Premiere Supreme
Flame maple top, back, and sides, Canadian wild cherry body with
breathe through" carved spruce core, mahogany set-neck, bound Richlite
ngerboard, 25.75" scale. Seymour Duncan Custom humbuckers, Graphtech ResoMax bridge system, Graphtech Ratio tuned machine heads.
Includes deluxe TRIC case.
$2,095 street
godinguitars.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Guild Guitars
Starre IV ST Emerald Green
Hollow maple body with Tune-o-matic bridge and xed stop tailpiece.
Double-cutaway, centerblock. Dual LB-1 pickups. Hardshell case.
$1,099 retail
guildguitars.com

Guild Guitars
Starre V in Black
Hollow mahogany body, double cutaway, and centerblock. Guild vibrato
tailpiece, MOP block ngerboard inlay, master volume knob. Dual LB-1
pickups. Hardshell case.
$1,199 retail
guildguitars.com

Ibanez
PS120BK Paul Stanley Signature
PS120 set-in neck. Mahogany body. Maple top. Bound ebony fretboard.
Art 1 bridge, Seymour Duncan pickups, high-gloss black nish, chrome
hardware.
$1,199 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
UV71PWH Steve Vai Signature
7-string electric Wizard-7. 5-piece neck with KTS titanium rods. American Basswood body, rosewood fretboard with Disappearing Pyramid
inlay. Edge-Zero II-7 trem bridge, DiMarzio Blaze pickups. Cosmo black
hardware. Hardshell case included.
$1,999 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
RG852MPBGFB Prestige
8-string electric. Ultra-8 5-piece neck, poplar burl top. Basswood body.
Birdseye maple fretboard. Jumbo frets with Prestige fret edge treatment. Dimarzio PAF 8 pickups. Cosmo black hardware. Hardshell case
included.
$2,266 retail
ibanez.com

John Page Classic


Ashburn
Alder body, maple neck, maple or rosewood ngerboard, 25.5" scale
length. Bloodline by John Page pickups.
$1,499 retail
johnpageclassic.com

Kiesel Guitars
Vader Headless 6-,7-, and 8-String Guitars
Headless neck-thru. 27" scale length standard (25.5" scale length is
available for 6- and 7-string models.) Direct-mount passive Kiesel
Lithium pickups. Hipshot bridge.
$1,199 retail
carvinguitars.com

PRS Guitars
S2 Vela
Asymmetric bevel-cut solid mahogany body, 25" scale length, 22- fret
mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard, dot inlays, S2 locking tuners,
nickel hardware, PRS plate-style bridge, PRS-designed Starla treble and
PRS-designed Type-D single-coil bass pickups.
$1,279 retail
prsguitars.com

Strobel Guitars
Rambler Custom
Full scale 24.5" custom electric travel guitar. Customer choice of woods
for body, top, neck, and fretboard. Schaller humbucking pickups, locking
tuners, and Tune-o-matic bridge. Choice of colors. Easily disassembles to
t in computer bag or briefcase.
$1,699 retail
strobelguitars.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Taylor Guitars
T3/B
Semi-hollowbody, solid sapele back and sides, solid maple top. Sapele
neck and solid ebony fretboard and bridge. Choice of high-delity fullsize, mini, or vintage alnico humbuckers; 3-way pickup switch. Variety of
color options. Hardshell case included.
$2,198 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
T5z-Pro
Semi-hollowbody, solid sapele back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top.
Sapele neck, solid ebony fretboard and bridge. 5-way pickup switch,
available in a variety of colors. Hardshell case included.
$2,998 retail
taylorguitars.com

Warren Guitars
Classic S
Alder body. Maple neck. Maple or rosewood fretboard. 22.5" scale length.
SSS or HSS pickup options .
$2,195 retail
warrenguitars.com

Warren Guitars
The California
Alder body. Maple neck. Maple or rosewood fretboard. 22.5" scale length,
HH and HSS pickup options.
$2,295 retail
warrenguitars.com

Warren Guitars
MC-1
Alder body. Maple neck. Maple or rosewood fretboard. 22.5" scale length.
HH and HSS pickup options.
$2,295 retail
warrenguitars.com

PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER


Ernie Ball Music Man
Luke III Ball Family Reserve
Alder body with mahogany tone block and book-matched maple top
(ame or quilt). Roasted maple neck with rosewood ngerboard,
25.5" scale length. Dual DiMarzio transition humbucking pickups.
Optional HSS conguration available. Custom active preamp with 15dB
boost.
$3,850 retail
music-man.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


JP Majesty Artisan 6
African mahogany body with etched maple top and mahogany through
neck. Ebony ngerboard, 25.5" scale length. Dual DiMarzio Illuminator
humbucking pickups and piezo bridge system. Custom active preamp
with 20dB boost standard.
$4,000 retail
music-man.com

Framus
Idolmaker 5'R Custom Aged White
Idolmaker Custom model from the Framus Custom Shop Masterbuilt line.
Swamp ash body with carved top. Maple neck. Maple ngerboard. 25.5"
scale. Seymour Duncan STL-1/SANTII-MHN pickups.
$5,999 street
framus.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE
PRICE
RANGE:
RANGE:
$3,000
$200-$499
& OVER
Gibson Brands, Inc.
Les Paul Standard 2015
Grade AA maple top. Mahogany body with modern weight relief. Mahogany slim-taper asymmetrical neck and rosewood ngerboard. Zero
Fret adjustable nut. 24.75" scale. Rhythm Burst Bucker Pro and Lead
Burst Bucker Pro humbucker pickups. Gibson G Force tuning system.
Available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst Candy, Tobacco Sunburst Candy,
Trans Amber Cherry Back Candy, Honeyburst Perimeter Candy, and Wine
Red Candy colors. Hardshell case.
$3,759 street
gibson.com

Gretsch
G6122-12 Chet Atkins Country Gentleman
12-String
Bound double-cutaway hollow body, arched top, two-piece maple neck,
High Sensitive FilterTron pickups, standby switch, gold-plated Grover
Rotomatic tuners, 12-string Adjusto-Matic bridge, 24.6" scale length.
$3,749 retail
gretschguitars.com

Gretsch
G6120SSL Brian Setzer Nashville
1959 trestle bracing, dual TV Jones Brian Setzer Signature pickups,
Schaller locking tuners and strap locks, pinned Adjusto-Matic bridge,
nickel hardware, and Bigsby B6CB vibrato tailpiece and 24.6" scale.
$4,899 retail
gretschguitars.com

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GUITARS | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Jackson
JCS Special Edition Kelly KE3H
Alder body, gloss polyester body nish, Kelly body shape, 1-piece maple
neck, ebony ngerboard, 25.5" scale length, DiMarzio DP100 and PAF
DP-103 pickups. Floyd Rose-licensed Jackson double-locking tremolo.
$5,385 retail
jacksonguitars.com

Knaggs
Severn T3 Trembuck
Double cutaway. Alder body with spalt maple top and turquoise stone inlay, set rock maple neck with cocobolo ngerboard, 25.5" scale, 22 frets.
Seymour Duncan Sh-2N and TR-B humbuckers with coil tap. Proprietary
Knaggs Chesapeake hinge trem. Hardshell case.
$3,995 street
knaggsguitars.com

Knaggs
Steve Stevens Signature Model SS2
2015 limited run of 100 pieces world-wide. Single cutaway, 1-piece
carved mahogany body with carved maple top, set one piece mahogany
neck, 24.75" scale, 22 frets, 12" nger board radius, rosewood fretboard.
Bareknuckle SS Signature humbuckers. Form-t hardshell case and
certicate.
$4,990 street
knaggsguitars.com

Knaggs
Chena T2
Single cutaway. Hollowbody, carved inside and out. Mahogany body with
Maple top, set 1-piece mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard and
Morning Star inlays, 24.75" scale, 22 frets. Seymour Duncan Seth Lover
humbuckers. Hardshell case.
$4,995 street
knaggsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
Core 30th Anniversary Custom 24
Figured maple top (ame or quilt), mahogany back, 25" scale length, 24fret mahogany neck, rosewood fretboard with puring, PRS tremolo, PRS
Phase III locking tuners, 85/15 treble and bass pickups.
$3,299 retail
prsguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
T5-Standard
Semi-hollowbody, sapele back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top. Sapele
neck, solid ebony fretboard and bridge. 5-way pickup switch. Available in
a variety of colors. Hardshell case included.
$3,498 retail
taylorguitars.com

Teye Guitars
Super Coyote
Single-cutaway with detailed, engraved aluminum front plates, proprietary SuperSustain bridge and tail, and proprietary MOJO-versatility
circuitry. Mahogany/maple body. Mahogany neck with bound ebony
ngerboard, 25.5" scale. Custom-wound Lollar humbucking pickups.
Proprietary 'Shipwreck' hand-rubbed nish.
$3,000 retail
teye.com

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E L E C T R I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
Teye Guitars
Apache
Single-cutaway with turquoise or ebony inlaid mosaic in detailed
engraved aluminum front plates, proprietary SuperSustain bridge and
tail, and proprietary MOJO-versatility circuitry. Mahogany/maple body.
Mahogany neck with bound ebony ngerboard, 25.5" scale. Two customwound Lollar humbucking pickups. Proprietary Shipwreck handrubbed nish.
$4,250 retail
teye.com

Teye Guitars
Gypsy Arrow
Original V-shape with detailed engraved aluminum front plates,, propriatility
etary SuperSustain bridge and tail, and proprietary MOJO-versatility
circuitry. Korina body and neck, bound Ebony ngerboard, 25.5"" scale.
Two custom-wound Lollar humbucking pickups. Proprietary Shipwreck
ipwreck
hand-rubbed nish.
$4,950 retail
teye.com

Fender Custom Shop


Ancho Poblano Stratocaster
Nitrocellulose lacquer nish. Maple ngerboard with bone nut and 21
super jumbo frets, phenolic black pickguard, American Vintage synchronized tremolo bridge, and 25.5" scale length.
$TBD retail
fender.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER
Peavey
DW-1
Dreadnought body. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Passive
piezo pickup. Sapele back and sides. Rosewood bridge. Spruce laminate
top. Adjustable trussrod. Scale length 25.5".
$199 street
peavey.com

Xaviere
XV-130S
Solid spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, rosewood ngerboard,
compensated saddle.
$149 street
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XV-220SCE
Solid spruce top medium-jumbo cutaway. Fishman electronics. Mahogany
back and sides.
$179 street
guitarfetish.com

Yamaha
JR2S
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood ngerboard.
Includes gig bag.
$199 street
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Alvarez
ADA1965
50th anniversary model dreadnought, Solid A+ grade Sitka spruce top,
Stunning sunburst nish.
$499 street
alvarezguitars.com

Cordoba Guitars
The Mini O
Solid ovangkol top, ovangkol back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. 20" scale length, 2" nut width. Gig bag.
$279 retail
cordobaguitars.com

Cordoba Guitars
C5 SB
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length, 52mm nut width.
$319 retail
cordobaguitars.com

Cort
L500-0-NAT
OM style body shape. Solid spruce top. Rosewood sides, 3-piece back
with amed maple and rosewood. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard.
$449 street
cortguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Cort
L450CL-NS
Concert-style body shape. Solid mahogany top and back. Mahogany
sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. LR Baggs EAS-VTC
EQ. 25.3" scale.
$499 street
cortguitars.com

Danelectro
Convertible
Shorthorn-shape hollow body. 25" scale length. 56 lipstick pickup mounted in soundhole, Piezo pickup mounted inside guitar under bridge, master
Volume, master Tone, blend pot (lipstick or piezo or both in center).
$499 retail
danelectro.com

Epiphone
PRO-1 Ultra Acoustic/Electric
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back, sides, and neck with rosewood ngerboard. Shadow pickup and preamp. Built-in tuner.
$329 street
epiphone.com

Ibanez
PN1NT
6-string Parlor 2 body. Spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany
neck. Rosewood fretboard and bridge, Herringbone puring, chrome
open-gear tuners with ivoroid knobs. Gloss body and neck nish.
$224 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
AW8012NT
12-string dreadnought. Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and
sides. Rosewood fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and chrome
die-cast tuners. Fishman Sonicore pickup. Ibnaez AEQ-SP2 preamp with
onboard tuner. Balanced XLR and 1/4"outputs, Gloss body nish.
$449 retail
ibanez.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


KA-GL-KOA

Koa Guitarlele tuned A-D-G-C-E-A. Solid spruce top, Hawaiian koa back
and sides, Rosewood ngerboard, slotted headstock with koa cap and
Grover tuners. Satin nish.
$299 street
kalabrand.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


KA-GTR

Tenor guitar tuned C-G-D-A. Solid spruce top. Rosewood back and sides.
Rosewood ngerboard, slotted headstock, Grover tuners. D'Addario
Phosphor Bronze strings.
$329 street
kalabrand.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


KA-GTR-SMTS-E
Thinline acoustic-electric steel-string guitar. Solid spruce top, mahogany
back and sides, rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length. Compensated
saddle. Shadow Performer Pro EQ with tuner.
$379 street
kalabrand.com

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Mitchell
ME1
Dreadnought acoustic guitar with striped sapele back and sides, solid
spruce top, ame maple binding, open-pore nish, NuBone TUSQ nut and
saddle. Lifetime warranty.
$299 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Mitchell
ME1CE
Dreadnought acoustic-electric cutaway guitar. Striped sapele back
and sides, solid spruce top, ame maple binding, NuBone TUSQ nut and
saddle, Fishman INK preamp with tuner. Lifetime warranty. Also available
in Auditorium size (ME1ACE).
$349 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Mitchell
ME2CEC
Premium acoustic-electric cutaway guitar. Indian rosewood back and
sides, solid red cedar top, ame maple binding, NuBone TUSQ nut and
saddle, Fishman INK preamp with tuner. Lifetime warranty. Also available
in Auditorium size (ME1ACE).
$399 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Oscar Schmidt
OG2SM
Dreadnought-style acoustic. Spalted maple top. Mahogany body.
Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. Scale 25.5".
$274 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Oscar Schmidt
OGM8M
Mini dreadnought acoustic. Mahogany top. Mahogany arched back and
sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. 22.875" scale.
$284 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Oscar Schmidt
OF2MFSM
Folk-style acoustic. Spalted maple top. Mahogany body. Mahogany neck
with maple ngerboard. 25.5" scale.
$284 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Peavey
DW-2
Dreadnought body. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Active
electronics with built-in tuner. Adjustable trussrod. Mahogany back and
sides. Spruce laminate top. Rosewood bridge. Gig bag included. 25.5"
scale length 25.5"
$249 street
peavey.com

Peavey
DW-3
Dreadnought body . Solid spruce top. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. Rosewood back and sides. Rosewood bridge. Laser etched custom
rosette. Active electronics with built-in tuner, microphone with blend
knob. 25.5" scale length. Hardshell case included.
$449 street
peavey.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Seagull
S6 Classic
Select solid cedar top, laminated heart of wild cherry back and sides,
ssilverleaf maple neck, rosewood ngerboard, single binding, satin open
grain nish, B-Band M-450T electronics.
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$399 street
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sseagullguitars.com

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Seagull
Entourage Rustic Concert Hall CW QIT
E
S
Select
solid cedar top, laminated wild cherry back and sides, silverleaf
maple neck, rosewood ngerboard, custom polished semi-gloss nish,
m
Godin EPM QIT electronics.
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$499 street
$
sseagullguitars.com

T
Tanglewood
Guitars
TSF-CE-TSB
T
S
Super
Folk model. Spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood ngerboard. Maple binding. NuBone nut and saddle.
n
Tobacco Sunburst nish. Fishman Isys electronics.
T
$329 street
tanglewoodguitars.com

Tanglewood Guitars
TW15-OP
Dreadnought model. Solid spruce top with open-pore nish. Mahogany
back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. PPS nut and
saddle.
$499 street
tanglewoodguitars.com

Traveler Guitar
Pro-Series Mod-X
Full-scale hybrid acoustic and electric travel guitar with under-saddle
piezo, dual-rail humbucker, coil split switch.
$449 street
travelerguitar.com

Traveler Guitar
Traveler Acoustic AG-200EQ
Full-scale, hollow body acoustic/electric travel guitar featuring EQ with
onboard headphone amp, 1/8" aux-in jack, and built-in tuner.
$479 street
travelerguitar.com

Washburn Guitars
RO10E
Travel-size guitar with 24" scale and ROMP microphone pickup. Solid
spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood
ngerboard. Includes soft shell case with shoulder strap, instructional
DVD, guitar strap and picks.
$225 street
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
WD20SCE
Heritage Series dreadnought-style acoustic/electric with Fishman
Isys+ tuner/preamp. Solid Sitka spruce top. Rosewood back and sides.
25.5" scale. Satin mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. Includes a
limited lifetime warranty.
$349 street
washburn.com

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"ITS AMAZING!..the voice of my


Cremona magically matured!"
-- Bob Benedetto
My guitars arent complete
until I see them under a ToneRite!
-- Tim McKnight

It has made a dramatic


dierence in the tone
-- Eric Schoenberg

e secrets of great sounding vintage instruments is


playing-in for thousands of hours. e ToneRite accelerates
the process by using a set of sub-sonic frequencies to simulate
the same physics as long-term playing. Simply attach the
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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Washburn Guitars
WP21SENS
Parlor-style acoustic. Solid cedar top. Rosewood back and sides. Satin
mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale. Fishman
Sonitone electrics. Includes limited lifetime warranty.
$399 street
washburn.com

Xaviere
XV-AT130SCE
Acoustic electric. Solid spruce top, Rosewood back and sides.
$209 street
guitarfetish.com

Yamaha
FS730S
Solid Sitka spruce top, Rosewood back and sides. Nato neck.
25" scale length.
$299 street
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999


Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Pursuit Concert Ebony
Solid englemann spruce top. Striped ebony back and sides. Mahogany
neck with Rosewood fretboard. Fishman ISYS + USB pickup.
$699 street
breedlovesound.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Stage Concert
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck
with ebony fretboard. LR Baggs TCV pickup.
$999 street
breedlovesound.com

Cordoba Guitars
GK Studio Limited
Solid spruce top. Ziricote back and sides. Fishman Presys Blend pickup
with built-in tuner. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. Deluxe gig
bag.
$799 retail
cordobaguitars.com

Cort
AS-06-NAT
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid blackwood back and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood ngerboard. 25.3" scale.
$799 street
cortguitars.com

DAngelico Guitars
Brooklyn (SD-400)
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid sapele back and sides. Mahogany neck with
rosewood ngerboard. Fishman INK-4 electronics.
$899 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

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A road-worthy guitar for players in need of a stage and studio-ready instrument


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A guitar of stunning quality. Carefully selected materials, expert craftsmanship
and a smart approach to concept resulted in a guitar that is beautiful to look at
and rewarding to play. - Alex Lifeson

GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
DAngelico Guitars
Gramercy (SG-200)
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck with
rosewood ngerboard. Fishman INK-4 electronics.
$999 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

Epiphone
Masterbilt AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck with rosewood ngerboard.
Shadow pickup and soundhole preamp.
$599 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Dobro Hound Dog M-14 Metal Body
Nickel-plated brass body. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 24.75"
scale length. Grover tuners.
$599 street
epiphone.com

ESP Guitars
LTD TL-6SM
Set-neck construction at 25" scale. Mahogany body with spalted maple top.
Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard with 22 J frets. Grover tuners. Rosewood bridge. B-Band Electret Film Transducer pickup. B-Band T-7 preamp/
onboard tuner.
$569 retail
espguitars.com

Fender
Roosevelt Resonator CE
Acoustic-electric round-neck resonator guitar, mahogany body with ame
maple top, cutaway, Eastern European hand-spun Continental cone, singlecoil Telecaster neck pickup, Fishman Powerchip piezo pickup, round mahogany
neck, rosewood ngerboard and 24.75" scale. length.
$899 retail
fender.com

Fender
Kingman ASCE Dreadnought with Case
Fishman Presys pickup system with active onboard preamp and tuner, solid
spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, maple neck with C prole, rosewood ngerboard and bridge and 25.3" scale length.
$899 retail
fender.com

Gretsch
G9555 New York Archtop with Pickup
Arched solid spruce top, laminated maple sides and arched back, custom
wound vintage-style single-coil pickup, vintage-style V-shaped mahogany
neck prole, rosewood ngerboard, 25" scale.
$899 retail
gretschguitars.com

Guild Guitars
M-140
Concert shape, solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back/sides.
Indian rosewood ngerboard. 24.75" scale length.
$749 retail
guildguitars.com

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
$500-$999
Guild Guitars
OM-140CE SB
Orchestra shape, solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back/
sides. Indian rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
$919 retail
guildguitars.com

Ibanez
AVT2ENT
4-string tenor. Mini dreadnought. X-bracing. Solid Sitka spruce top.
Mahogany back and sides. Rosewood fretboard and bridge, bone nut and
saddle. Fishman Sonicore pickup. Ibnaez AEQ-SP2 preamp with tuner,
Balanced XLR and 1/4" outputs. Gloss nish.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

PRS Guitars
SE A10E
15.5" cutaway body, hybrid X-bracing, solid mahogany top, mahogany
back and sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, mahogany neck, PRS adjustable trussrod, bone nut and saddle, electronics; soundhole-mounted
volume and tone controls with under-saddle pickup.
$599 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
SE Alex Lifeson
15.5" cutaway body, hybrid X-bracing, solid spruce top, dao back and
sides, rosewood fretboard and bridge, mahogany neck, bone nut and
saddle; soundhole-mounted volume and tone controls with undersaddle
pickup.
$799 retail
prsguitars.com

Seagull
S6 Concert Hall
Select solid cedar top, laminated wild cherry back and sides, silverleaf
maple neck, rosewood ngerboard, custom polished semi-gloss nish,
Godin EPM QIT electronics.
$529 street
seagullguitars.com

Simon and Patrick


Concert Hall CW GT Cedar A3T
Select solid cedar gloss top, laminated wild cherry back and sides,
silverleaf maple neck, rosewood ngerboard, custom polished semi-gloss
ss
nish and gloss top, B-Band A3T electronics.
$769 street
simonandpatrick.com

Simon and 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.
$849 street
simonandpatrick.com

Taylor Guitars
GS Mini
GS Mini body. Layered sapele back and sides, solid Sitka spruce top.
Solid ebony fretboard and bridge. Optional electronics. GS Mini gig bag
included.
$678 retail
taylorguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Taylor Guitars
Big Baby Taylor-E
15/16 of full size dreadnought body. Layered sapele back and sides, solid
Sitka spruce top. Solid ebony fretboard and bridge. ES-B electronics and
on-board tuner. Gig bag included.
$648 retail
taylorguitars.com

Yamaha
SLG200S
SRT modeling electronics built in. Mahogany body. Rosewood and maple
rims. Rosewood ngerboard. Includes gig bag.
$629 street
usa.yamaha.com

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


Avante by Veillette
Avante Gryphon

High-tuned (D to D) unison 12-string.


$1,499 street
veilletteguitars.com

Bedell Guitars
Earthsong Orchestra
Solid salvaged Sitka spruce top. Solid bigleaf maple back and sides.
Eastern hard rock maple neck with walnut fretboard. K&K Duo Tone
pickup.
$1,790 street
bedellguitars.com

Bedell Guitars
Coffee House Dreadnought
Solid Adirondack spruce. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides.
Honduran mahogany neck with Ebony fretboard. K&K Pure mini
pickup.
$2,990 street
bedellguitars.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Premier Concert Rosewood
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides.
Honduran mahogany neck with ebony fretboard. LR Baggs EAS VTC
pickup.
$1,999 street
breedlovesound.com

Carvin Guitars
AC375
The AC375 true acoustic guitar is for the guitarist that wants the ability
to play acoustically or amplied. It produces a remarkably full tone for
its relatively thin 2.5" acoustic mahogany body.
$1,199 retail
carvinguitars.com

DAngelico Guitars
EX-63
Spruce top. Maple back and sides. Maple neck with ebony ngerboard.
Ebony bridge transducer pickup.
$1,499 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Gibson
G
ib
Acoustic Guitars
J-15
J-1
Siitk spruce top, American walnut back, sides, ngerboard, and bridge.
Sitka
Baggs Element pickup.
LR
RB
$1,499
$1
1,4 street
gibson.com
gi
bs

Gib
Gibson
bson Acoustic Guitars
J-45
J-4
45 ST
STANDARD
Siitka spru
Sitka
spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, Indian rosewood ngerboard,
and
bridge. L.R. Baggs Element pickup.
an
nd bridg
$2,199
$2
2,1
199 st
street
gibson.com
gi
bson.co

Gib
Gibson
bson Acoustic Guitars
J-29
9
Sitka
a spru
spruce top, Indian rosewood back, sides, ngerboard, and bridge.
L.R. B
Baggs Element pickup.
$2,249
$2,24
49 st
street
gibson.com
gibso
on.co

Guild G
Guitars
F-1512E
F-1512
Jumbo sha
shape, solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back/sides.
Indian ros
rosewood ngerboard. 25.5" scale length.
$1,099 re
retail
guildguitars.com
guildguita

McPherson Guitars
Kevin Michael Touring Guitar
Carbon-ber, high-gloss top, carbon back and sides, neck, ngerboard,
bridge. 22.75" scale, L.R. Baggs 9V element with Volume and Tone
controls.
$2,400 retail
mcphersonguitars.com

Simon and Patrick


Showcase Rosewood Concert Hall
Select solid spruce gloss top, solid rosewood back and sides, mahogany
neck, ebony ngerboard, high-gloss custom polished nish, Optional.
B-Band A6T electronics. Includes Deluxe TRIC case.
$1,249 street
simonandpatrick.com

Takamine Guitars
P3NY
Solid cedar top. Solid sapele back. Sapele sides. Mahogany neck. Rosewood ngerboard. CT4B II preamp.
$1,179 retail
espguitars.com/takamine

Takamine Guitars
TC135SC
Solid spruce top. Solid rosewood back. Rosewood sides. Mahogany neck.
Rosewood ngerboard CTP-3 preamp.
$1,699 retail
espguitars.com/takamine

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A C O U S T I C | GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Taylor Guitars
214ce-DLX Black
Grand Auditorium body. Layered sapele back and sides, solid Sitka
spruce top. Solid ebony fretboard and bridge. Small diamonds fretboard
inlay. Taylor Expression System 2 electronics. Deluxe hardshell case
included.
$1,658 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
520e
Dreadnought body. Solid mahogany back, sides and top. Solid ebony
fretboard and bridge. Grained ivoroid binding, Century inlay. Taylor
Expression System 2 electronics. Deluxe hardshell case included.
$2,718 retail
taylorguitars.com

PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER


Asher Guitars & Lap Steels
Acoustic Hawaiian Weissenborn Replica Lap Steel
Solid koa top, back and sides. Koa fretboard. Maple bridge. Spruce bracing. 25" scale. Clear nitro lacquer. Style IV also available with ame koa
and vintage-style rope binding.
$3,975 street
asherguitars.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

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

McNeill Guitars
Small Jumbo
4A North American spruce top, Lacewood back and sides. Curly maple
bindings with black white purings, bound ngerboard and headstock,
5- piece mahogany neck, Ebony ngerboard, faceplate, and bridge. 510
Gotoh gold tuners, 25.4" scale, hardshell case.
$4,200 retail
mcneillguitars.com

McNeill Guitars
Dreadnought
4A North American spruce top, East Indian rosewood back and sides.
Curly maple bindings with black white purings. 5-piece mahogany neck,
ebony ngerboard, faceplate, and bridge. 510 Gotoh gold tuners, 25.4"
scale, hardshell case.
$4,250 retail
mcneillguitars.com

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GUITARS | A C O U S T I C
PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER
PRS Guitars
Private Stock Angelus
Select European spruce top, Cocobolo back and sides, 25.25" scale
length, Peruvian mahogany wide neck, ebony fretboard bridge, PRS
pickup system.
$8,229 retail
prsguitars.com

Takamine Guitars
LTD2015 RENGE-SO
Solid spruce top. Solid rosewood back. Rosewood sides. Mahogany gloss
nish neck. Ebony ngerboard with green abalone and mother-of-pearl
inlay. Blue wood puring. CTP-3 preamp.
$3,499 retail
espguitars.com/takamine

Taylor Guitars
614ce
Grand Auditorium body. Solid maple back and sides, torrieed Sitka
spruce top. Solid ebony fretboard and bridge. Solid ebony fretboard and
bridge. Taylor Expression System 2 electronics. Deluxe hardshell case
included.
$4,198 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
612ce-TF
12-fret Grand Concert body. Solid maple back and sides, torreed Sitka
spruce top. Solid ebony fretboard and bridge. Grained ivoroid Wings
inlay, striped ebony pickguard. Taylor Expression System 2 electronics.
Deluxe hardshell case included.
$4,398 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
K66ce
12-string, Grand Symphony body, solid Hawaiian koa back, sides and top.
Solid mahogany neck, ebony fretboard and bridge. Island Vine fretboard
inlay. Expression System 2 pickup. Deluxe hardshell case included.
$5,798 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
916ce
Grand Symphony body, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka
spruce top. Solid ebony armrest, fretboard, and bridge. Thin gloss nish.
Expression System 2 electronics. Deluxe hardshell case included.
$6,498 retail
taylorguitars.com

Taylor Guitars
810e
Dreadnought body. Solid Indian rosewood back and sides, solid Sitka
spruce top. Solid ebony fretboard and bridge. Element inlay, maple
binding. Thin gloss nish. Expression System 2 electronics. Deluxe
hardshell case included.
$4,238 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: $200 & UNDER
Cordoba Guitars
15CM
Concert ukulele. Mahogany top, back and sides. Mahogany neck, rosewood ngerboard.
$99 retail
cordobaguitars.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.
$99 street
epiphone.com

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

Ibanez
UEW5
Concert ukulele. Mahogany top. Mahogany back & sides. Rosewood fretboard. Alabalone
rosette. Chrome open-gear tuners. Open-pore natural nish. Padded gig bag included.
$149 retail
Ibanez.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


KA-EBY-S
Soprano scale. Top, back and sides in Ebony with a satin nish, maple binding on top and back,
Rosewood ngerboard and bridge. Aquila Strings.
$139 street
kalabrand.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


Waterman
Water-resistant ukulele. Soprano scale. All-plastic. Aquila Super Nylgut strings. Geared
tuners. Nylon carry bag. Available in 13 different colors.
$39-$49 street
kalabrand.com

Mitchell
MU70
Concert ukulele with rosewood back and sides, spruce top, vintage-style tuners, abalone
puring, multi-ply binding, bound top and back. Natural nish.
$99 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Mitchell
MU75BK
All-mahogany concert ukulele with vintage-style tuners, Abalone puring, multi-ply binding,
bound top and back. Gloss black nish.
$129 retail
mitchellguitars.com

Peavey
Composer Ukulele
24" natural spruce top. Sapele back and sides. Sapele neck with rosewood ngerboard.
$74 street
peavey.com

Tanglewood Guitars
TU9
Concert size ukulele. Solid Java koa top. Mahogany top, back and sides. Mahogany neck with
rosewood ngerboard. Mother-of-pearl binding. Dark stain gloss nish.
$149 street
tanglewoodguitars.com

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UKULELES & MANDOLINS


PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER
Yamaha
Guitalele

Unique mini-nylon acoustic guitar: A-A tuning. Spruce top. Meranti back and sides. 17" scale
length.
$99 street
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Crossover OF Natural
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid maple back and sides. Maple neck with rosewood fretboard.
$499 street
breedlovesound.com

Cordoba Guitars
23B
Baritone ukulele. Solid ovangkol top, ovangkol back and sides. Mahogany neck, rosewood
ngerboard.
$229 retail
cordobaguitars.com

Oscar Schmidt
OU9T
Tenor-size ukulele (also available in concert size). Bacote top, back and sides. Maple neck with
rosewood ngerboard. Semi-gloss nish. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$239 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Oscar Schmidt
OU800T
Comfort Series tenor-size ukulele (also available in Concert size). Flame maple top, back,
and sides. Rosewood comfort forearm rest and partial upper cutaway. Mahogany neck with
rosewood ngerboard. Includes a limited lifetime warranty.
$309 retail
oscarschmidt.com

Tanglewood Guitars
TUJ-1
Concert size ukulele. Solid Java koa top. Java koa back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard. Flame maple binding. Natural satin open-pore nish.
$249 street
tanglewoodguitars.com

Godin
MultiUke Koa HG

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Tenor-size uke. Chambered mahogany body, solid cedar top with koa leaf top, mahogany neck,
17" scale, rosewood ngerboard and bridge. Custom electronics with onboard preamp.
$799 street
godinguitars.com

Ibanez
M700AVS
F-Style mandolin. solid spruce top. Solid ame maple back and sides. Rosewood fretboard.
Rosewood pickguard, Open-gear tuners.
$749 retail
Ibanez.com

Ibanez
B300
Rosewood resonator with abalone inlay. Basswood rim. Rolled brass tone ring. 11" coated
Weather King head. Steel tension hoop with 24-piece bracket. Mahogany bowl, dual-coordinatorrod construction. Chrome tuners. Pearl headstock and fretboard inlay. High-gloss natural nish.
$749 retail
Ibanez.com

Washburn Guitars
M116SWK
Vintage A-style mandolin. Carved solid spruce top. Solid ame maple back and sides. Flame
maple neck. Ebony ngerboard. Matte nish. 13.75" scale. Includes a case and a limited
lifetime warranty.
$699 street
washburn.com

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UKULELES & MANDOLINS


PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Washburn Guitars
M117SWK
Vintage-style mandolin with double-point cutaway. Carved solid spruce top. Solid ame
maple back and sides. Flame maple neck. Ebony ngerboard. Matte nish. 13.75" scale.
Includes a case and a limited lifetime warranty.
$749 street
washburn.com

Washburn Guitars
M118SWK
Florentine-style mandolin with cutaway. Carved solid spruce top. Solid ame maple
back and sides. Flame maple neck. Ebony ngerboard. Vintage matte nish. 13.75' scale.
Includes a case and a limited lifetime warranty.
$799 street
washburn.com

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


Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Premier FF
Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid Western big leaf maple back and sides. Big leaf maple neck
with ebony fretboard.
$1,699 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

Fender
Premier Concert Tone 59 Banjo with Case
Brass tone ring, American black burl walnut resonator, multi-ply maple rim, 11"
Remo USA Renaissance head, ve-piece walnut/maple neck, rosewood ngerboard
and 26.4" scale length.
$1,349 street
fender.com

Weber Fine Instruments


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

PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER


Weber Fine Instruments
Bitteroot Mandolin
Hand-graduated and tuned solid spruce top. Maple back and sides. Maple neck with
black bound 10" radius ebony fretboard. 14" scale.
$3,699 street
webermandolins.com

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GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Acoustic
A20

Honeytone
N-10 Ami Amp

Hotone
British Invasion Nano Legacy
Series Amplifier Head

Hotone
Purple Wind Nano Legacy
Series Amplifier Head

Hotone
Heart Attack Nano Legacy
Series Amplifier Head

Vox Amplification
VX I

Ultra-compact amplifier head, inspired


by mesa Boogie rectifier, Class a/B
design, 5W, separate Volume and Gain
knobs, 3-band eQ. Thunder Bass model
also available.
$139 street
hotoneaudio.com

15W, 6.5" speaker. New VeT modeling


technology models circuitry of classic
amps. 11 amp models, 8 effects, 22 user
presets. sealed, one-piece aBs cabinet
enclosure with wooden baffle. on-board
tuner. headphone output and aux input.
$99 street
voxamps.com

Vox Amplification
VX II

Yamaha
THR5A

20W acoustic-instrument amplifier. Two combo Xlr-1/4" inputs,


3-band eQ, digital chorus, digital
reverb, feedback elimination filter.
$149 retail
acousticamplification.com

Ultra-compact amplifier head, inspired by


Vox aC30, Class a/B design, 5W, separate Volume and Gain knobs, 3-band eQ.
Thunder Bass model also available.
$99 street
hotoneaudio.com

30W, 8" speaker. New VeT modeling


technology models circuitry of classic amps. 11 amp models, 8 effects,
22 user presets. sealed, one-piece
aBs cabinet enclosure with wooden
baffle. on-board tuner. headphone
output and aux input. UsB audio out.
$149 street
voxamps.com

1.5W, 2.5" speaker. Controls for


Volume, Tone, overdrive, headphone jack. Belt clip. simulatedleather handle, Power with 9V
battery or 9V aC adaptor.
$24 retail
honeytoneamp.com

Ultra-compact amplifier head, inspired by


marshall super lead 1959, Class a/B
design, 5W, separate Volume and Gain
knobs, 3-band eQ. Thunder Bass model
also available.
$99 street
hotoneaudio.com

desktop practice amp. Compressor. UsB. VCm modeling.


extended stereo. effects.
$199 street
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


Acoustic
A40

Acoustic
A1000

DV Mark
DV Little Jazz

Epiphone
Limited Edition
Electar Century Amplifier

40W acoustic-instrument amplifier. Two


combo Xlr-1/4" inputs, 3-band eQ,
programmable digital effects, automatic
feedback elimination, Bluetooth connectivity, full-feature direct output.
$269 retail
acousticamplification.com

50W, 1x8" combo, solid-state preamp,


analog power amp. small, ultra-compact,
and very portable. onboard reverb, aux
in, headphone out, Xlr line out.
$449 retail
dvmark.it

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Two 50W stereo acoustic-instrument


amplifier. Class d power, two 8"
Neodymium speakers. Two channels,
each with two combo Xlr-1/4" inputs,
3-band eQ, programmable digital effects, automatic feedback elimination,
Bluetooth connectivity, full-feature
direct output.
$499 retail
acousticamplification.com

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


Bright, normal and dark inputs. master
tone. internal bias control. optional
footswitch.
$399 street
epiphone.com

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Fishman
Loudbox Mini

Line 6
AMPLIFi 75

Line 6
AMPLIFi 150

Mod Kits Diy


Mod102+

60W. Two input channels. acoustic solidstate amp. 6.5" woofer and 1" soft dome
tweeter. 10 built-in tilt. digital reverb
and chorus. 3-band eQ and feedback
controls. Under 20 lbs.
$329 street
fishman.com

hybrid 75W stereo full-range guitar amp


with Bluetooth audio streaming. ios/
android compatible.
$399 street
line6.com

hybrid 150W stereo full-range guitar


amp with Bluetooth audio streaming.
ios/android compatible.
$499 street
line6.com

Peavey
6505 MH

20/5/1W output. Two el84 power tubes and three 12aX7/eCC83 preamp tubes. Two
footswitchable channels with 3-band eQ. Footswitchable crunch on rhythm channel,
footswitchable reverb, footswitchable buffered effects loop. Tube status indication
circuit. microphone simulated direct interface output with Xlr and ground lift
switch. UsB outputspeaker defeat switch. headphone out.
$499 street
Peavey.com

american circuit-design kit combined


with a British-style Class a output
section. Three-position progressive
toggle switch. JJ eCC803-s tube
allows for a wider variety of tones
and extra control for the user.
$265 retail
modkitsdiy.com

Peavey
Classic 20 MH

attenuator switch for 20-, 5- or 1W output power. Two el84 power tubes and three
12aX7/eCC83 preamp tubes. Two footswitchable channels with 3-band eQ. Footswitchable global volume boost, reverb, and effects loop. Footswitch included.
microphone simulated direct interface output with Xlr and ground lift switch.
UsB output. speaker defeat switch. headphone output.
$499 street
Peavey.com

Peavey
VYPYR Pro 100

Rocktron
V50D

more than 100 different amp, effect,


stompbox, and instrument models. Four selectable tone model modes with lCd. real
time control over delay and reverb. real
time model parameter control. advanced
bi-directional UsB connector. on-board
Tap Tempo. studio quality headphone out.
aux input. midi. analog TransTube preamp.
100W custom-voiced 12" speaker.
$499 street
Peavey.com

Rocktron
Velocity 100 LTD

100W, two channels. solid-state. single rack space. resonance and Presence controls.
$349 street
rocktron.com

50W combo amp. Custom-voiced 8


speakers. Built-in digital delay and
chorus. Full eQ. headphone out.
$269 street
rocktron.com

Rocktron
Velocity 300

300W, 150W per channel; two channels. solid-state. single


rack space. mono and bridged mode. definition control.
$439 street
rocktron.com

Tanglewood Guitars
T3

30W acoustic combo amp. 6" speaker.


2 channels, aux in, and mp3 in. Tuner
out, di out (Xlr), line out, Phones out.
4 built-in effects presets (3 reverb,
chorus).
$299 street
tanglewoodguitars.com

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Vox Amplification
AC10C1

10W with el84 power tubes and 12aX7


preamp tubes. Custom 10" VX10
speaker made by Celestion. includes
Gain, Bass, Treble, reverb, and master
Volume controls.
$449 street
voxamps.com

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
BluGuitar
Amp 1

Carvin Amplifiers
V3M-G

Carvin Amplifiers
V3

Carvin Amplifiers
VL300

DV Mark
Maragold

DV Mark
Multiamp Mono

Fishman
Loudbox Performer

Fishman
Loudbox Artist

Godin
Acoustic Solutions ASG-75

Randall Amplifiers
EOD88

4-channel boutique amp with 100W analog Nanotube technology. lightweight. dsP spring reverb,
8 and 16 ohm speaker outs, effects loop (parallel
and serial), noise gate. recording and headphone
out. expandable system via remote 1.
$799 street
bluguitar.com

100W all-tube, 3-channel. Two smart


effect effect loops, master vol, and eQ.
Footswitchable boost and reverb. midi
switching compatible. made in Usa.
$849 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

Greg howe signature. 40W two-channel


all-tube head. el34 power tubes,
footswitch input for channels and effects
loop.
$899 retail
dvmark.it

180W woofer, 5" midrange, 1" soft dome


tweeter. 10 built-in tilt and 50 angled
kickstand. digital reverb, chorus, delay,
flanger, and slap echo. 3-band eQ and
feedback controls.
$769 street
fishman.com

acoustic amplifier. 75W. one channel.


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

Randall Amplifiers
Thrasher 50

50W, all-tube (4-12aX7/2-6l6).


Two-channel/4 mode. high- and
low-frequency gain controls. Full eQ
on Channel 1. Tone control for clean
channel. Global tube boost. Presence/depth power amp voicing. Class
a discrete instrument level loop.
heavy duty metal front/rear grilles
and corners. Footswitch included.
$999 street
randallamplifiers.com

Gold edition of the 3-channel all-tube


50W micro amp. effects loop, variable
boost, and footswitchable reverb. made
in Usa.
$599 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

100W steve Vai all-tube, 3-channel


amp. effects loop, variable boost and
foot-switchable reverb. midi switching
compatible. made in Usa.
$899 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

Preamp/effects processor/power amp


all-in-one. 150W at 8ohm, 250W at
4ohm. 3-channel preamp with a wide
array of virtual amps, speaker cabs, and
microphones, studio effects, tuner.
$999 retail
dvmark.it

120W bi-amped. Two input channels.


acoustic solid-state amp. 8" woofer and
1" soft dome tweeter. 10 built-in tilt.
digital reverb, chorus, delay, flanger,
and slap echo. 3-band eQ, and feedback
controls. lightweight and portable.
$549 street
fishman.com

eod88 "element of doom. 88W. all tube


(12aX7/KT88). Three switchable gain
modes. discrete Class a instrument
level loop. Built-in, switchable fuzz
circuit. limited edition red tolex
covering. Footswitch included.
$999 street
randallamplifiers.com

Traynor
YGL1 Tube Combo

15W single-channel all-tube 1x12


combo with Usa/Brit/Pure tone
mode switch. made in Canada.
$599 street
traynoramps.com

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GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
AER
Compact 60/3

AER
Compact Mobile

BC Audio
Amplifier No. 8

BC Audio
Amplifier No. 9

BC Audio
Amplifier No. 10-Mk.II

Dr. Z Amplification
Therapy

Dr. Z Amplification
Z-Lux

Dr. Z Amplification
Z-Wreck

Fender
Hot Rod DeVille ML 212

Godin
Acoustic Solutions ASG-150

Hiwatt
Little D Rig

Hughes and Kettner


GrandMeister 36 Tube Head

60W acoustic combo amp. 8" twin-cone


speaker. 2 channels, 2 inputs. 3- and
2-band eQ. 4 digital effect presets (3
reverb, chorus). includes padded gig bag.
14.3 lbs.
$1,099 street
aer-amps.com

25 watts. octal preamp. True point-topoint wiring. drive, Volume, Presence.


optional gain footswitch. Two 5881,
GZ34, two 6sl7. ammo can head,
traditional head, or 1x12 combo.
$1,795-$2,095 retail
bcaudio.com

50W. octal preamp. True point-to-point


wiring. independent gain boost and
volume boost. Tube buffered effects
loop. Two el34, four 6sl7.
$2,495 retail
bcaudio.com

20/40W. Four 6V6 output tubes, five


12aX7 and one 12aT7 preamp tubes.
solid-state rectifier. Tube-driven spring
reverb, tremolo, and foot-switchable
boost. head (35 lbs) or 1x12 combo (42
lbs) with custom-designed 12" eminence
Z-12 speaker. available in black, red,
and blonde.
$2,049-$2,399 retail
drzamps.com

60W, dual 12" Celestion V-Type speakers,


two separate volumes with clean boost
on volume two, internal variable bias
control, effects loop, bright switch and
spring reverb. Fitted cover and twobutton footswitch included.
$1,099 retail
fender.com

British-made, point-to-point 20W/0.5W


version of the hiwatt ssd. Based on the
original made famous by david Gilmour.
Classic linked input circuit. 1x12" Faneloaded Wem starfinder cabinet.
$1,999 street
hiwatt.com

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Battery-powered 60W acoustic combo


amp. Powered by two high-power 6V
sealed lead-acid batteries for up to 4
hours of performance independent of
main power. 8" twin-cone speaker. 2
channels, 2 inputs. 3- and 2-band eQ. 4
digital effect presets (3 reverb, chorus).
includes padded gig bag. 28.7 lbs
$1,799 street
aer-amps.com

45W. octal preamp. True point-to-point


wiring. No tone stack. Variable boost.
optional effects loop. Two KT66, GZ34,
three 6sl7.
$2,295 retail
bcaudio.com

35W. Two 6l6 output tubes, two 12aX7


preamp tubes, and one 5ar4 rectifier.
Volume, Treble, mid, Bass, master controls. available in black, red, and blonde.
$1,719 retail
drzamps.com

30W. Four 6N14N (el84) output tubes.


Three 12aX7 preamp tubes. one 5ar4
rectifier. Quantum silver set: head and
2x12 cab loaded with Celestion blue-andgold alnico 12" speakers. head, available
in black, red, and blonde. 1x12 combo
comes in blue Tolex, loaded with Celestion gold. includes padded slip cover.
$2,719-$3,719 retail
drzamps.com

acoustic amplifier. 150W. 3-channel. solid


state. 1x 8" woofer. eight built in digital
reverb choices. Natural wood or black
finish options.
$1,095 street
godinacousticsolutions.com

36W all-tube programmable head. 128


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

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The Archon was designed to leave you


with just the essentials for killer tone.
Five gain stages deliver a full and lush
distortion while the clean channels
ample headroom is a perfect platform
for pedals. The Archon is a powerful,
imposing and articulate amplier that
caters to the needs of any player.

100/50W (Switchable)
2 Channels
6L6GC Tubes

Emil Werstler - Chimaira


Zach Myers - Shinedown
Dustie Waring - Between the Buried and Me
Mark Tremonti - Alter Bridge

GUITAR AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
ISP Technologies
Theta Head

ISP Technologies
Theta Combo

Kemper LLC
Kemper Profiler Head

Kemper LLC
Kemper Profiler Rack

Kemper LLC
Kemper Profiler Power Head

Ladner Engineering

300W, clean, distort channel, dual


preamps, dual decimator Noise
reduction and digital reverb.
$1,748 street
isptechnologies.com

400W rms, 2-channel combo, 12"


Celeston, 12" large excursion
neo woofer.
$2,065 street
isptechnologies.com

digital profiling amp, authentic


reproduction of classic amp
tone, capable of analyzing the
sonic behavior of any guitar or
bass amp. effects.
$2,035 retail
kemper-amps.com

digital profiling amp, authentic


reproduction of classic amp tone,
capable of analyzing the sonic
behavior of any guitar or bass
amp. effects.
$2,035 retail
kemper-amps.com

dirty dragon 12" small combo, 16W.


$1,795 street
ladnerengineering.com

digital profiling amp, authentic reproduction of classic amp tone, capable


of analyzing the sonic behavior of
any guitar or bass amp. effects.
600W power amp.
$2,670 retail
kemper-amps.com

Ladner Engineering
NightFly
5e3-based head, 22W.
$2,695 street
ladnerengineering.com

Lerxst Amps
Lerxst Omega

25/50W amplifier head.


$2,995 retail
mojotone.com

Mesa Boogie
Mark V Head and 1x12
Combo

90W, 3-Channel, 9-mode head and


combo featuring reverb, 5-band
graphic eQ. multi-watt channel assignable power 90/45/10W. series
effects loop, Footswitchable boost.
Celestion C90 speaker (combo).
$2,249-$2,399 retail
mesaboogie.com

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Lerxst Amps
Lerxst Chi Combo
15W 1x12 combo.
$1,795 retail
mojotone.com

Marshall
Amplification
2555X

100W, 2-channel
tube head. a reissue of the famed
2555 silver Jubilee
head released in
1987 to celebrate marshall's 25th anniversary and Jim marshall's 50th year in the
music industry. made in england. 2 footswitchable channels: Clean/rhythm and lead,
series FX loop, di output and beefed up switching, heaters, and wiring.
$2,580 street
marshallamps.com

Mesa Boogie
Mark Five: 25

25W mini-version of the mark Five.


Two footswitchable channels, six
style modes. 5-band graphic eQ,
tube reverb, effects loop. Built-in
Cabclone speaker-compensated
di. output with silent and/or live
speaker options. headphone output,
dyna-Watt channel assignable power: 25/10W. Two el84, six12aX7. hand-built in
Petaluma, California. Vinyl covered lunchbox-sized head. slip cover.
$1,299 retail
mesaboogie.com

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Mini Monsters

The Peavey Classic 20 MH, 6505 MH , and ValveKing MH Mini Heads authentically
produce the legendary tones of their iconic big brothers in a small, portable package.
These amps boast modern features like the USB record output, a plug and play port
that allows the amps to be used as an audio interface into your favorite recording
software. Stop by your authorized Peavey dealer or visit us online to learn more today!

www.peavey.com

Live & Studio


Guitar
aMPS Gear
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Mesa Boogie
Recto-Verb Twenty-Five Head
and 1x12 Combo

orange amps
Rockerverb 50 and 100 MKIII

PrS Guitars
Custom 20 Combo

PrS Guitars
Archon 50 Combo

PrS Guitars
HXDA 30 Head

roland
JC-120 Guitar Amplifier

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


versions of the mini rectifier TwentyFive featuring reverb and a Fillmore
Fm-75 1x12" speaker (Combo).
$1,099-$1,249 retail
mesaboogie.com

20W, 2-channel, 5881 power tubes, effects loop, Celestion G12h-30 speaker,
Volume [pre/post], Bass, mid, Treble,
reverb controls, Bright switch and
master volume for each channel, solo
boost, 3-button led footswitch, mid
shift, depth switch.
$1,549 retail
prsguitars.com

30W, el34 power tubes, vintage-style 2channel internally bridged single-input


with Bass and Treble gain, Treble, mid,
Bass, and Presence controls, master
volume, 3 hX/da switches.
$2,899 retail
prsguitars.com

roland
Blues Cube Artist212

85W. 2x12" combo. Tube logic design.


Clean and Crunch channels. dual Tone
mode for blending channels. master volume, 3-band eQ, and Presence control,
plus Boost and Tone switches on each
channel. Four-way Power Control (0.5W,
15W, 45W, max). UsB output. reverb,
plus two effects loops.
$1,299 street
rolandus.com

improvements include attenuator, selectable output (50/25W), re-voiced clean


channel for more chimey response.
detented knobs.
$1,999- $2,149 retail
orangeamps.com

50/25W, half-power switch, 2-channel,


6l6 power tubes, Celestion G12-75T
speaker, bypassable effects loop, Volume, Bass, mid, Treble, Bright switch and
master volume for each channel, global
Presence and depth controls, 2-button
led foot switch.
$1,649 retail
prsguitars.com

120W 2x12" clean amp with two separate


60W rms power amps. silver-cone speakers for vintage roland Jazz Chorus sound.
Two input channels (Normal/effect),
3-band eQ per channel. reverb, distortion,
adjustable vibrato and true stereo chorus.
stereo effects loop. Footswitch jacks
control chorus, reverb, distortion.
$1,199 street
rolandus.com

roland
Blues Cube Tour Guitar
Amplifier Head

100W guitar head. Tube logic design. Clean


and Crunch channels. dual Tone mode for
blending channels. master volume, 3-band
eQ, and Presence control, plus Boost and
Tone switches on each channel. Four-way
Power Control (0.5W, 15W, 45W, max). UsB
output. reverb, plus two effects loops.
(separate 4 x10" open back cabinet.)
$1,499 street
rolandus.com

Supro
1650RT Royal Reverb
Supro
1622RT
Tremo-verb

Compact 1x10 vintage class a combo with


reverb and tremolo.Two 6973 power tubes
pushing 24W.
$1,299 retail
suprousa.com

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Supro
1648RT Saturn Reverb

15W, tube rectified 1x12 combo with reverb


and tremolo.
$1,399 retail
suprousa.com

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2x10 all-tube combo with


reverb and tremolo. switchable class a or class aB
power gives 35/45/ 60W
options. 6-spring reverb.
$1,499 retail
suprousa.com

Live & Guitar


Studio aMPS
Gear
PRICE RANGE: $3,000& OVER

PRICE RANGE: TBD

Hughes and Kettner


TriAmp Mk3 Head

Music Man
RD-50

50W Rms, 12" dV


mark neodymium
lightweight speaker.
Two 6l6 and one
eCC 83 power tubes.
4-, 8- or 16-ohm outputs with 120/240
voltage selector.
$TBD retail
music-man.com

Music Man
212 HD-130

150W, 6-channel head with multiple configurable


tube combinations for maximum versatility. midi
footswitch included.
$3,999 street
hughes-and-kettner.com

50/100W Rms. 2x12" dV mark neodymium speakers. Four


el34 and one eCC 83 power tubes. Tremolo with speed
and intensity controls. deep switch adds punch at high
volumes. 4-, 8- or 16-ohm outputs with 120/240 voltage
selector.
$TBD retail
music-man.com

Ladner
engineering
Tomtone
Deluxe

randall amplifiers
Headhunter

2-channel, with effects


loop, 40W.
$5,295 street
ladnerengineering.com

Music Man
HD-130 Reverb

50/100W Rms. 2x12" neodymium speakers, four el34 and one eCC 83
power tubes. Tremolo with speed and intensity controls. deep switch
adds punch at high volumes. 4-, 8-, or 16-ohm outputs with 120/240
voltage selector.
$TBD retail
music-man.com

limited edition George lynch signature amplifier.


designed by mike Fortin and Joe delaney. Pointto-point hand-wired and Usa assembled. 50W,
all-tube, single-channel. Variac-style wattage
control. electro harmonix 6Ca7 power tubes,
Tung sol 12aX7 preamp tubes and preamp line
output. Brushed aluminum toggle knobs and
laser etched graphics. includes Randall moR
boost pedal.
$TBD retail
randallamplifiers.com

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GUITAR CABS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $200
Carvin Amplifiers
112V

Hotone
Nano Legacy Cabinet

single 12" guitar cab. designed


for use with micro-sized amp
heads. removable back panel.
Black Tolex covering and Carvins
GT12 speaker. Choose from optional Tolex colors and Celestion
speaker. made in Usa.
$199 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

Ultra-compact guitar/bass cabinet, 10W,


effects loop, single speaker output for
4-, 8- or 16-ohm cabinets, 1/8" aux
input, 1/8" headphone/line output.
optimized for Nano legacy series
amplifier heads.
$69 street
hotoneaudio.com

PRICE RANGE: $201-$499


BluGuitar
NanoCab

Carvin Amplifiers
212S

1x12" speaker special BluGuitar


Classic, 60W, 8 ohm. Baltic birch
plywood. mono in, Parallel out, serial out. dual-ported for best bass
response. Back cover is removable.
$499 street
bluguitar.com

2x12" upright slanted guitar cab. designed for use


with micro sized amp heads. removable back
panel. Tolex covering and Carvins GT12 speaker.
Choose from optional tolex colors and Celestion
speakers. made in Usa.
$299 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

Carvin Amplifiers
412VT

Dr. Z Amplification
1x10 Extension Cab

4x12" slanted guitar cab. made from highquality plywood, metal corners and grill
covered in black tolex. loaded with four
GT12 guitar speakers. available in various tolex colors and optional Celestion
speakers. made in Usa.
$449 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

1x10" with a dr. Z 10" speaker. 70W.


available in black, red and blonde.
$479 retail
drzamps.com

DV Mark
DV Neoclassic
112 Small

ISP Technologies
G112

1x12" cabinet,
super compact
and lightweight.
Neoclassic dV
mark custom
speaker. 150W,
8 ohm.
$359 retail
dvmark.it

Mesa Boogie
1x12 Mini
Recto Slant

miniature 1x12
slant half-stack
cabinet, 60W.
Celestion V30
speaker, closed
back, 8 ohm. slip
cover.
$449 retail
mesaboogie.com

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Passive 150W
cabinet.
single 12"
speaker.
$290 street
isptechnologies.com

Mesa Boogie
1x12 Mini
Recto Straight
miniature 1x12
straight half-stack
cabinet, 60W.
Celestion V30
speaker, closed
back, 8 ohm. slip
cover.
$449 retail
mesaboogie.com

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Mesa Boogie
Mesa Compact
1x12
Widebody
half-open back
1x12" extension
cabinet. 12"
speaker. 90W. 8
ohm. slip cover.
$389 retail
mesaboogie.com

Mojotone
Slammins Mini
1x12 angled
extension cabinet
$291 retail
mojotone.com

GUITAR CABS
PRICE RANGE: $201-$499
Peavey
112-6

Peavey
212-C

Peavey
212-6

Traynor
DHX12

25W rms. 50W peak. Black Tolex covering. metal corners. rubber feet. Top
handles. 18mm plywood construction.
Convertible open back/closed back.
Celestion Greenback 25 12" speaker.
$299 street
peavey.com

60W rms. 120W peak. Tweed Tolex covering. metal corners. stereo/mono input
cup. rubber feet. Top handle. 18mm
plywood construction. Convertible open
back/closed back. Celestion Vintage 30
and Celestion G12T-75.
$399 street
peavey.com

50W rms. 100W peak. Black Tolex covering. metal


corners. rubber feet. Top handle. stereo/mono
input cup. 18mm plywood construction. Convertible open back/closed back. Two Celestion
Greenback 25 12" speakers.
$399 street
peavey.com

Compact 25-watt 1x12 solid plywood


guitar cabinet with Celestion G12m
Greenback. Unique open / closed back
hatch for wider tones. made in Canada
$299 street
traynoramps.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

BC Audio
1x12 Speaker Cabinet

BC Audio
2x12 Speaker Cabinet

Convertible open/closed back. Choice of speakers. oversized


design. offset speaker placement to reduce standing waves.
$525 retail
bcaudio.com

Convertible open/closed back. Choice of speakers. oversized


design. offset speaker placement to reduce standing waves.
$725 retail
bcaudio.com

Dr. Z Amplification
1x12 Convertible back

1x12" speaker special BluGuitar Fat, 60W, 8 ohm.


Baltic Birch plywood. mono in, Parallel out, serial
out. Thiele/small design for best bass response.
$649 street
bluguitar.com

Dr. Z Amplification
Z Best

1x12" with a Celestion Vintage


30 speaker. removable center
back-panel for open/closed
back capability. 60W. available in black, red, and blonde.
$579 retail
drzamps.com

DV Mark
DV Neoclassic 212

BluGuitar
FatCab

2x12" closed back, Thiele ported cab.


loaded standard with one Celestion
Vintage 30 and one Celestion G12h30.
90W. available in black, red, and blonde.
$799 retail
drzamps.com

DV Mark
DV Neoclassic 412

2X12" cabinet, horizontal, lightweight. Two Neoclassic dV mark


custom speakers 300W, 8 ohms
(mono) or two x16 ohms (stereo).
$569 retail
dvmark.it

4x12" cabinet, slant top / closed back,


lightweight. Four Neoclassic dV
mark custom speakers. 600W,
8 ohm (mono) or 2 x 16 ohm (stereo).
$899 retail
dvmark.it

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Guitar
CaBS Gear
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Hughes and
Kettner
TM212

iSP technologies
Vector 210

120W, 2 x 12 Celestion
Vintage 30-loaded
closed-back guitar cabinet. ideal companion
for Tubemeister and
Grandmeister heads.
$599 street
hughes-and-kettner.com

PrS Guitars
1x12 Cabinet

1 Celestion modified Vintage 30, Closed back.


$629 retail
prsguitars.com

randall amplifiers
RD412-V

4 x 12" angled baffle straight speaker cabinet. Front


loaded Celestion Vintage 12" speakers. 280W. 8
ohm parallel mono/16 ohm stereo. Tuned triple front
porting. heavy duty steel grill. Casters included.
$799 street
randallamplifiers.com

Mojotone
Iso Cab

400W active cab with


internal crossover
network for bass
impact.
$698 street
isptechnologies.com

PrS Guitars
2x12 Cabinet

2 Celestion modified Vintage 30, Closed back.


$799 retail
prsguitars.com

Hiwatt
WEM Starfinder 2x12

1x12 convertible
iso cabinet.
$649 retail
mojotone.com

randall amplifiers
RD212-UV

Upright 2 x 12" ported cabinet. Front-loaded


Celestion Vintage 12" speakers. 140W. 8 ohm
mono. steel grill. Casters included.
$599 street
randallamplifiers.com

Hiwatt
SE4123F

2x12" British Fane drivers. 150W


made as per the original cabinet
used by david Gilmour
$1,220 street
hiwatt.com

Classic British Fane-loaded


4x12" cabinet. 300W.
marine ply construction.
$1,285 street
hiwatt.com

Hughes and
Kettner
TC412A60

240W. solid Birch


ply, 4x12 enclosure, with custom
rockdriver60 12"
drivers. ideal companion cabinet for
Triamp mk3 head.
$1,099 street
hughes-andkettner.com

Hiwatt
WEM Starfinder 4x12

4x12" British Fane drivers. 300W. made as per


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

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iSP technologies
Vector SL

600W active guitar subwoofer. dCaT power amp.


technology, can be used with any rig, selection of
external cabinet impedance with 3-way switch.
$1,498 street
isptechnologies.com

Live & Studio


Guitar Gear
CaBS
PRICE RANGE: $1,000 & OVER

Marshall amplifiers
2551AV

Silver Jubilee re-issue 4 x 12"


angled cabinet. Silver vinyl
covered. 70W Celestion
Vintage 30 speakers. Partner with the 2555X head
for a half-stack and with
the 2551BV straight-front
cab to complete the Silver
Jubilee reissue full-stack.
$1,800 retail
marshallamps.com

PRICE RANGE: $TBD

Marshall amplifiers
2555BV

Silver Jubilee re-issue 4 x 12"


straight cabinet. Silver vinyl
covered. 70W Celestion
Vintage 30 speakers. Partner with the 2555X head for
a half-stack and with the
2551AV angled-front cab to
complete the Silver Jubilee
reissue full-stack.
$1,800 retail
marshallamps.com

PrS Guitars
4x12 Cabinet

Music Man
412-GS

4 Celestion Modified Vintage 30, Closed back.


$1,099 retail
prsguitars.com

Lightweight 4x12 cabinet 8 and


16 ohm. Four 12" DV Mark
Neodymium speakers.
$TBD retail
music-man.com

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The CABCLONE is a passive Cabinet Simulator/Speaker+Mic alternative with a built-in Amp Load
that allows a direct interface of your guitar amps Speaker Output with a mixing console, mic pre,
recorder (with or without a speaker cabinet) or even your favorite headphones for private rehearsal.
MESA/Boogie 1317 Ross Street, Petaluma, CA, 94954 707-778-6565 mesaboogie.com

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GUITARS||EELLEECCTTRRI ICC
BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $200 & UNDER
Peavey
Milestone
Maple neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale length. One split singlecoil, one straight single-coil pickup. Peavey PowerPlate eliminates dead
notes and increases sustain.
$169 street
peavey.com

Xaviere
XV-PB
Solid alder body, GFS PB Pro Alnico pickup, rosewood or maple ngerboard.
$169 retail
guitarfetish.com

Xaviere
XV-JB
Solid alder body, GFS JB Pro Alnico pickups, rosewood or maple ngerboard.
$189 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $200 -$499


Danelectro
Longhorn Bass
1958 longhorn bass body shape, 29.75" short-scale neck. Traditional
bridge with single rosewood saddle, two high-output, high-impedance
lipstick pickups, two stacked Volume/Tone control sets.
$399 retail
danelectro.com

Danelectro
56 Single Cut Bass
Single-cut body shape, Dolphin headstock, 29.75" short-scale neck,
Fully adjustable bridge, two high-output, high impedance lipstick pickups,
master Volume, master Tone.
$429 retail
danelectro.com

Epiphone
Toby Deluxe-IV
Radiata body. Hard maple bolt-on neck. Rosewood ngerboard. 34"
scale length. Tobias active humbucker pickups. Bass enhancement
control.
$269 street
epiphone.com

Epiphone
Thunderbird Classic-IV PRO
Gibson USA TB pickups. 7-piece thru-neck. Mahogany body wings.
34" scale length.
$499 street
epiphone.com

Ibanez
Talman TMB300
TMB4 Maple neck. Mahogany body. Bound rosewood fretboard with
acrylic-block inlay. Std bridge. Dynamix pickups. Ibanez custom electronics, 2-band EQ with series-tap slide switch. Chrome hardware.
$428 retail
ibanez.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


U-BASS-SUB4FS-CHBRST
Poplar solid body, 21" scale, bolt-on Maple neck with rosewood
fretboard. Shadow active EQ, U-Bass gig bag included. Set up in the
U.S.A.
$449 street
ubass.com

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LTD BB -100
5 Burnt Ora
nge

LTD BB -100
4 See Thru
Black Sunb
urst

Both models feature


Hipshot tuners with
an extender on the
bottom string.

Bunny Brunels new solo


album Invent Your Future
features many jazz fusion
icons, and includes songs
composed by Chick Corea,
Jaco Pastorius, and others.

SIGNATURE SERIES BASSES


When youre a bass players bass player like Bunny Brunel, theres no room for
compromise. After all, Bunny has played alongside the most respected artists in
traditional jazz, fusion, pop, and R&B. His bass has to deliver every nuance that he
puts into his performances. Designed by Bunny himself, the 4-string LTD BB-1004QM
and 5-string fretless LTD BB-1005FL/QM offer the superb quality and features that
professional players like Bunny demand from their finest instruments. Check out the
LTD Bunny Brunel Signature Series basses at your ESP dealer now.
LEARN MORE AT

espguitars.com

BASSES | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $200-$499
Peavey
Grind Bass 4
35" scale. 24 frets. Passive humbucking pickups. Mahogany neck with
maple stringers. Neck-through-body design. Mahogany body wings.
Dual action torsion rod. Peavey PowerPlate eliminates dead notes and
increases sustain. Available in 4-, 5- or 6-string.
$499 street
peavey.com

Squier
Deluxe Dimension Bass IV
Maple neck, high-output humbucking pickup with 3-brand EQ. Fender
Hi-Mass bridge. 34" scale length.
$499 retail
squierguitars.com

Sterling By Music Man


Ray4
Basswood body. Maple neck, 2-band active pickup. 38mm nut.
$299 retail
sterlingbymusciman.com

Xaviere
XV-DLX
Solid alder carved body. Two soapbar pickups, active electronics.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

Yamaha
TRBX304
Active electronics. Mahogany body, 5-piece maple and rosewood neck.
Ceramic pickups. Performance EQ switch.
$349 street
usa.yamaha.com

Yamaha
TRBS504
Active electronics. Mahogany body, 5-piece maple and rosewood neck.
Active/passive switch. Alnico V pickups.
$499 street
usa.yamaha.com

Cort
Arona4

PRICE RANGE: $500-$999

Arona Series double cutaway bass. Swamp ash body. Canadian hard
maple neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale. Desonic pickups by
Delano: Jazz-F and MM-R.
$599 street
cortguitars.com

Cort
A6-OPN
Artisan Series 6-string double cutaway bass. Mahogany body with
gured maple top. Maple and wenge neck with rosewood fretboard. 34"
scale. Bartolini MK1-6/F and MK1-6/R pickups.
$799 street
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

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EELLEECCTTRRI ICC ||GUITARS


BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
ESP Guitars
LTD FB-208
Frank Bello signature model. 8-string. Bolt-on construction. 34" scale.
Basswood body. 5-piece maple/rosewood neck. Rosewood ngerboard
with 24 XJ frets. ESP Designed SB-5N (neck) and SB-5B (bridge) pickups
with ABQ-3 active EQ.
$549 retail
espguitars.com

ESP Guitars
LTD PT-4
Pancho Tomaselli signature model. Bolt-on construction. 34" scale.
Swamp ash body. Maple neck. Ebony ngerboard with 21 XJ frets. Babicz
FCH-4AM bridge. Aguilar P (neck), Aguilar J Hum Cancel (bridge) pickups.
Aguilar OBP-2 active EQ.
$949 retail
espguitars.com

Fender
Standard Jaguar Bass
Maple neck with modern C prole, rosewood ngerboard, split singlecoil Precision Bass middle pickup, single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup,
Standard series bass bridge and 34" scale length.
$579 retail
fender.com

Godin
Shifter Classic 4
Rock maple neck. Rosewood or maple ngerboard, 34" scale, Canadian
laurentian basswood body, Godin Passive PJ pickups. Double function
bridge.
$895 street
godinguitars.com

Godin
Shifter Classic 5
5-string bass with rock maple neck, rosewood or maple ngerboard, 34"
scale, Canadian laurentian basswood body, Godin Passive PJ pickups.
Double function bridge.
$995 street
godinguitars.com

Hagstrom
HB4-BLK
Hagstrom 4-string double cutaway bass. Mahogany body. Hard maple
neck. Resinator ngerboard. Black gloss nish. 30.75" scale. 2 x Dyna
Rail 1025HB/N Alnico V pickups.
$549 street
hagstrom.com

Hagstrom
VIKB-WCT
Viking bass. Contoured ply maple body. Canadian hard maple set-neck.
Resinator ngerboard. Wild Cherry Transparent nish. 30.75" scale. Two
Dyna Rail Viking Bass N/B pickups.
$699 street
hagstrom.com

Musicvox
MI-5
Three-tone sunburst body and headstock, set neck, 34" scale, maple
neck, mahogany body, rosewood ngerboard, block pearloid inlays, triple
bound body and headstock, bound neck, Musicvox premium bass tuners
chrome hardware, 2 Musicvox 8 pole bass humbucker pickups, cast
and machined premium fully adjustable bass bridge, blendable Volume
controls, single Tone control, deluxe white pearloid 3-ply triangular
pickguard.
$999 direct
musicvox.com

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BASSES | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
PRS Guitars
SE Kestrel
5-ply maple/walnut neck through body, alder body wings, 34" scale
length, 22 frets, rosewood fretboard, Hipshot bridge and tuners, PRS
designed 4B S vintage-style pickups.
$749 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Guitars
SE Kingsher
5-ply maple/walnut neck through body, swamp ash body wings, 34" scale
length, 24 frets, rosewood fretboard, Hipshot bridge and tuners, PRS
designed 4B H proprietary pickups.
$799 retail
prsguitars.com

Squier
Deluxe Dimension Bass V
Maple neck, high-output humbucking pickup with 3-brand EQ. Fender
Hi-Mass bridge. 34" scale length.
$529 retail
squierguitars.com

Sterling By Music Man


Ray34
Ash body. Maple neck, Music Man-designed 3-band active preamp. Alnico
pickup. 43mm nut.
$749 retail
sterlingbymusciman.com

Sterling By Music Man


Ray35
Ash body. Maple neck. Music Man-designed 3-band active preamp. Alnico
pickup. 45mm nut.
$799 retail
sterlingbymusciman.com

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


Carvin Guitars
Vanquish Series Basses
Alder body and maple neck with two high-strength carbon-ber
reinforcing rods and fully adjustable dual-action trussrod. 34" scale.
Hipshot A-style bridge with strings-through-body. RADHV radius top
alnico humbucker pickup in the neck and bridge. 18V active/passive
electronics.
$1,199 retail
carvinguitars.com

Cort
Rithimic V
5-string version of Jeff Berlin's Signature Rithimic bass. Alder body with
walnut burl top. Hard maple neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale.
Bartolini Jeff Berlin Custom Soapbar pickups.
$1,049 street
cortguitars.com

DAngelico Guitars
EX-SD Bass
Laminated ame maple top, back, and sides. Hard maple 2-piece walnut
center with rosewood ngerboard. 32.25" scale length. Specially
designed dual-coil pickups.
$1,299 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

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BASSES
GUITARS||EELLEECCTTRRI ICC
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
DAngelico Guitars
EX-Bass
Laminated Flame Maple top, back and sides. Hard maple 2-piece walnut
center with Indian rosewood ngerboard. 32.25" scale length. Specially
designed dual-coil pickups.
$1,629 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

Dream Studios
Studio Classic Bass
One-piece swamp ash body, Bolt-on hard-maple neck with maple
fretboard. 34" scale, Hipshot bridge, Schaller locking tuners, Seymour
Duncan Vintage SPB-1 (neck) and Seymour Duncan Hot SJB-2 (bridge)
pickups.
$1,495 retail
dreamstudioguitars.com

Dream Studios
Maverick Bass
One-piece swamp ash body. Bolt-on hard-maple neck with maple
fretboard. 34" scale, Hipshot Vintage bridge with Hipshot Vintage tuners,
and a matched pair of Seymour Duncan Alnico SMB-4a Pick ups. Active/
Passive switch and 3-band EQ.
$1,895 retail
dreamstudioguitars.com

Dream Studios
Majestic Bass
Solid mahogany body with gured maple top, rosewood ngerboard on
hard maple bolt-on neck. 34" scale. Bad Ass bridge and Seymour Duncan
Custom Shop MM Flea type pickup with Seymour Duncan
2-band EQ.
$2,195 retail
dreamstudioguitars.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


Classic Sabre 4- String Bass
Ash body with maple neck, maple or rosewood ngerboard and 34" scale
length. Dual mini humbucking pickups (alnico magnets) with 2-band EQ.
Seven nish and three pickguard options available.
$2,670 retail
music-man.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


StingRay 4
Ash body with 3-piece maple neck-through-body construction. 34" scale
length. Humbucking pickup (alnico magnets) with 2-band EQ, optional HS
and HH congurations (alnico magnets) with 3-band EQ. 11 nish and 6
pickguard options.
$2,750 retail
music-man.com

Ernie Ball Music Man


StingRay 5
Ash body with 3-piece maple neck-through-body construction. Rosewood
ngerboard, 34" scale length. Humbucking pickup (alnico magnets) with
2-band EQ, optional HS and HH congurations (alnico magnets) with
3-band EQ. 11 nish and 6 pickguard options available.
$2,950 retail
music-man.com

ESP Guitars
LTD BB-1005FL/QM
Bunny Brunel signature model. Neck-thru-body construction. 34" scale.
Alder body with quilted maple top. Maple neck. Ebony fretless ngerboard. Hipshot tuners with extender. Hipshot A-style bridge. Aguilar MM
(neck) and J Hum Cancel (bridge) pickups. Aguilar OBP-3 active EQ.
$1,399 retail
espguitars.com

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E EL LE EC CT TR RI C
I C||GUITARS
BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Fender
USA Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
One-piece maple neck, maple ngerboard. Vintage-style single-coil
custom Jazz Bass pickups. Geddy Lee signature High-Mass bridge,
Vintage-style reverse tuning machines and 34" scale length.
$1,599 retail
fender.com

Gibson Brands, Inc.


SG Standard Bass 2015
Ultra low-density mahogany body. Mahogany neck and rosewood ngerrboard. 30.5" scale. Rhythm SG Bass and Lead SG Bass (mini) pickups.
Grover Shamrock tuners. Heritage Cherry color. Hardshell case.
$1,679 street
gibson.com

Gibson Brands, Inc.


Thunderbird Bass 2015
Ultra low-density mahogany body. Mahogany/walnut neck-through body.
dy.
Rosewood ngerboard. 34" scale Rhythm EB Bass and Lead EB Bass
pickups. Grover Tulip bass tuners. Vintage Sunburst color. Hardshell
case.
$2,599 street
gibson.com

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

Godin
A4 Ultra
Rock Maple neck. Rosewood ngerboard on fretted or ebony on fretless
model. 34" scale. Two-chamber silver leaf maple body. Solid spruce top.
Lace Sensor low-prole electric pickup. Custom Godin Saddle Transducers and custom preamp. Natural Semi-Gloss.
$1,145 street
godinguitars.com

Guild Guitars
Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass
Semi-hollowbody. Arched laminated maple top and back, laminated
maple sides. 3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck. Indian rosewood
ngerboard. 30.75" scale length. Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass pickup.
$1,499 retail
guildguitars.com

Guild Guitars
Starre Bass in Black
Arched laminated mahogany top and back, laminated mahogany sides.
3-piece mahogany/maple/mahogany neck. Indian rosewood ngerboard.
30.75" scale length. Guild BS-1 BiSonic Bass pickup.
$1,099 retail
guildguitars.com

Ibanez
SRFF805BKS
5-string. SRFF5 fanned 5-piece neck. Ash body. Rosewood fretboard.
Medium frets. Mono-rail V bridge. Bartolini BH1 pickups, Ibanez custom
electronics, 3-band EQ. Cosmo black hardware.
$1,333 retail
ibanez.com

Ibanez
SR1406EBIF
6-string bass. Atlas-6 5-piece neck with KTS titanium rods. Figured
maple top. Mahogany body. Rosewood fretboard with abalone oval inlay.
Mono-rail bridge. Nordstrand Big Single 6 pickups. EQB-IIISC 3-band EQ,
with bypass and mid-frequency switch. Gold hardware. Gig bag included.
$1,799 retail
ibanez.com

Lakland Basses
US Classic Series 44-64
Made in U.S.A. Alder body, split-coil Lakland NEO-Punch pickup. Rosewood or maple ngerboard. Available in Black, Tobacco Sunburst, or Lake
Placid Blue.
$2,165 street
lakland.com

Lakland Basses
US Classic Series 44-60
Made in U.S.A. Alder body. Dual J Lakland Vintage single-coil pickups.
Rosewood or maple ngerboard. Available in Black, Tobacco Sunburst, or
Lake Placid Blue.
$2,180 street
lakland.com

Lakland Basses
US Classic Series 55-Dual J
Made in USA. 35" scale 5-string with Alder Lakland 55 body style. Dual
Lakland Vintage single-coil pickups. Rosewood or maple ngerboard.
Available in Black, Tobacco Sunburst, or Lake Placid Blue.
$2,200 street
lakland.com

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E L E C T R I C | BASSES
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Mike Lull Custom Guitars
M4V
4-string, active/passive Jazz-style bass.
$2,850 street
mikelull.com

Spector
ReBop4 MM
Carved European Alder body with USA gured maple top, 3-piece
maple bolt-on neck, maple ngerboard with black crown inlays.
EMG-MM humbucker with Spector TonePump tone circuit. Trans
Blue Stain matte nish. New for 2015.
$1,749 street
spectorbass.com

Spector
Euro4LX
Carved European alder body with U.S.A. gured maple top, 3-piece
ce
maple neck, rosewood ngerboard with crown inlays. Neck-thru conuit.
struction. EMG P and J pickups with Spector TonePump tone circuit.
Natural matte nish.
$2,299 street
spectorbass.com

Spector
Euro5LX
Carved European alder body with USA gured maple top, threepiece maple neck, rosewood ngerboard with crown inlays. Neckthru construction. EMG CS-TW pickups with Spector TonePump tone
circuit. Ultra Amber gloss nish.
$2,449 street
spectorbass.com

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BASSES | E L E C T R I C
PRICE RANGE: $1,000-$2,999
Strobel Guitars
Rambler Custom Bass
28.5" scale. Custom electric travel bass. Customer choice of woods for
body, top, neck, and fretboard. Schaller P-Bass pickups, locking tuners,
and 3D-4 roller bridge. Choice of colors. Easily disassembles to t in rollaboard luggage.
$1,599 street
strobelguitars.com

Warwick
German Pro Series Thumb BO 5 Natural Satin
Warwick Pro Series Teambuilt Line. Ovangkol curved shape body. Ovangkol neck with wenge ngerboard. 34" scale. Active MEC J/J Pickups and
Active MEC 2-way electronics.
$2,049 street
warwickbass.com

Xotic
XJ-1T 5-string Natural
5-string J-Bass with two J-pickups. Maple body, maple neck with maple
ngerboard. Xotic pickups and 3-band preamp.
$2,880 street
main.xotic.us

Xotic
XP-1T 5-string Three Tone Burst
5-string P-Bass with one P-pickup. Alder body, Maple neck with rosewood ngerboard. Xotic pickups and 3-band preamp.
$2,880 street
main.xotic.us

PRICE RANGE: $3,000 & OVER


c.b.eller design
C Eller UniversalTalent UT1
5-string fretless. European walnut body, neck, and head made from a
single piece of wood. Ergonomic 3D-shaped body. European olive ngerboard, fretless, longscale, two octaves. Delano JC5HE dual-coil pickups.
Includes ight-case, leather strap, security strap-locks, strap-pins, cable
and strings.
$7,579 street
c-eller.de

c.b.eller design
C Eller UniversalTalent UT2
5-string. European walnut body, neck, and head made from a single piece
of wood. Ergonomic 3D-shaped body. Birdseye maple ngerboard, 24
frets, longscale, two octaves. Delano TheXtender5HE quad-coil pickups.
Includes ight-case, leather strap, security strap-locks, strap-pins, cable
and strings.
$7,974 street
c-eller.de

PRS Guitars
Gary Grainger 5-string
Carved maple top with mahogany back, 34" scale length, 24-fret maple
neck, rosewood fretboard, PRS 5-string bass bridge, GG5 treble and bass
pickups, PRS/Grainger active electronics.
$3,299 retail
prsguitars.com

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

Warwick
Custom Shop Corvette 5 Bleached Black Oil
Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt line. Colored AAA amed maple top.
Swamp ash back. Wenge neck and ngerboard. 34" scale. Dual passive
MEC MM-Style humbuckers and active MEC 2-way preamp.
$3,699 street
warwickbass.com

Warwick
Streamer LX 4 2015 Limited Edition
Bleached Blue Oil
Warwick Custom Shop Masterbuilt Line. 1" AAAA colored amed maple
top. Swamp ash back with matching AAAA amed maple headstock.
Maple neck with ekanga veneerstripes. Fretless Ziricote ngerboard.
34" scale. Passive Vintage MEC J/J alnico V pickups and active MEC
2-way pre amp.
$4,299 street
warwickbass.com

Xotic
XPJ-1T 4-string Yellow Blonde- Chuck Rainey
Special Specication
Chuck Rainey custom specication. 4-string P-Bass with both P & J
pickups. Maple body, maple neck with maple ngerboard. Xotic pickups
and 3-band preamp.
$3,040 street
main.xotic.us

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PRICE RANGE: $499& Under
Alvarez
AB60CE
Solid A+ grade Sitka spruce top. Cutaway bass with B-Band
SYS550 EQ.
$499 street
alvarezguitars.com

Cort
SJB5F-NS
Super Jumbo body shape with Venetian cutaway. Solid Sitka spruce top.
Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard.
34" scale. Fishman Isys+ Sonicore pickup.
$399 street
cortguitars.com

Ibanez
AWB50CENT Artwood
Cutaway dreadnought. Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck. Rosewood fretboard and bridge. Ibanez under-saddle
pickup, SPT Shape Shifter preamp with onboard tuner. Balanced XLR
and 1/4" outputs. Gloss body nish. Satin neck nish.
$399 retail
ibanez.com

Kala Brand Music Co.


Rumbler U-Bass
Laminate-mahogany construction. Mahogany neck, rosewood ngerboard and bridge. 21" scale length. Kala electronic system with a piezo
pickup, active EQ and built-in tuner. Includes padded gigbag. Also available fretless. Set up in the U.S.A.
$349 street
ubass.com

Xaviere
XV-400
Solid spruce top, . Fishman pickup and preamp. Mahogany back and sides.
$229 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $500-999


Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Pursuit Bass
Concert body. Solid Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. 32" scale (4-string). Fishman
ISYS + USB pickup.
$599 street
breedlovesound.com

Breedlove Stringed Instruments


Solo Bass
Jumbo body. Solid red cedar top. Mahogany back and side. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale (4-string). Fretless also
available. L.R. Baggs TCV pickup.
$849 street
breedlovesound.com

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PRICE RANGE: $500-$999
Breedlove Stringed Instruments
Stage Bass
Jumbo body. Solid Sitka spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides.
Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale (4 string).
L.R. Baggs TCV pickup.
$999 street
breedlovesound.com

Cort
SJB6FX-NAT
Super Jumbo body shape with Venetian cutaway. Solid Sitka spruce top.
Rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood ngerboard.
34" scale. Fishman Prex Plus T Sonicore pickup.
$599 street
cortguitars.com

DAngelico Guitars
Mott (SBG-700)
Spruce top. Maple back and sides. Mahogany neck with ebony ngerboard. Fishman INK-4 electronics.
$899 retail
dangelicoguitars.com

Guild Guitars
B-140E
Solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back/sides. Indian rosewood ngerboard. Mahogany neck. 34" scale length. Fishman Sonitone
Bass pickup.
$799 retail
guildguitars.com

Tanglewood Guitars
TW155-A/BASS
Solid AA Sitka spruce top. Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood ngerboard. 34" scale. B-Band Crescent pickup.
Satin nish.
$599 street
tanglewoodguitars.com

Warwick
Alien Deluxe
Laminated spruce top. Laminated bubinga back and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood ngerboard. 32" scale. Fishman Sonicore piezo
with Presys preamp.
$799 street
warwickbass.com

PRICE RANGE: $1,000 & over


Kala Brand Music Co.
Koa USA U-Bass
Top-grade, solid select Hawaiian top, back, and sides. Mahogany neck.
P-style neck contour. Rosewood ngerboard. 21" scale length. Custom
Hip Shot tuners. L.R. Baggs electronics. Includes tweed hardcase.
Meets most airline carry-on requirements. Also available fretless.
Made in California.
$2299 street
ubass.com

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $299

Acoustic
B100MKII

100W 1x15" bass combo; blendable overdrive


channel, 4-band eQ with shape control, notch
filter, aux in, headphone out, direct output with
ground lift/pre-post switch, effects loop.
$299 retail
acousticamplification.com

Eden Bass Amplification


MicroTour

Acoustic
B30

Portable micro bass amplifier. 2W. Volume


and Tone controls. headphone out for silent
practice. Powered by either aa batteries or
an edeN 15V power supply (not included).
$59 street
edenamps.com

30W 1x12" bass combo; blendable overdrive


channel, 4-band eQ with shape control,
notch filter, aux in, headphone out.
$179 retail
acousticamplification.com

PRICE RANGE: $300-$599

Acoustic
B300H

300W bass head; blendable overdrive channel, 6-band eQ


with shape control, notch filter, direct output with ground
lift/pre-post switch, effects loop, link feature.
$349 retail
acousticamplification.com

Aguilar Amplification
Tone Hammer 350

350W at 4 ohms. Weighs 3 lbs. 3-band eQ with


sweepable mids. effects loop, di, and drive control.
$499 street
aguilaramp.com

Ampeg
BA-112

12" bass combo. Classic ampeg


tone. True 60 sound reinforcement
monitor angle. rugged portability.
$419 retail
ampeg.com

Carvin Amplifiers
B1000

straight forward mono block bass amp with added eQ controls centered at key frequencies for bass. The preamp is
class a with a 12aX7 tube and Class d output. solid metal
construction. led panel lighting helps visibility on dark
stages. made in Usa.
$499 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

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Carvin Amplifiers
BX700

lightweight 700W bass amp with class a preamp


and 12aX7 preamp tube stage. Three eQ sections and a variable compressor. led panel lighting helps visibility on dark stages. made in Usa.
$449 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

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Ampeg
BA-115

15" bass combo. Classic ampeg tone.


True 60 sound reinforcement
monitor angle. rugged portability.
Features Bass scrambler overdrive.
$559 retail
ampeg.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS Reidmar 470

470W dynamic output (250 rms) into 4 ohms.


analog preamp, class d power amp. Built-in
adjustable compressor. 4-band eQ.
$399 street
ebssweden.com

BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $300-$599
Hartke
Kickback KB12 Bass Combo

500W, 12" hybrid paper/aluminum cone


driver, lightweight class d amplifier.
shape eQ contour control with variable
filter, 3-band eQ, Xlr direct output.
$449 street
hartke.com

Hartke
LH1000 Bass Amplifier

1,000W bridged mono, class a tube preamp circuit,


3-band tone stack eQ, effects loop send/return jacks.
$499 street
hartke.com

Peavey
MiniMAX

Peavey
MiniMEGA

TC Electronic
BH550

TC Electronic
BH800

500W rms into 4 ohms. ddT speaker protection. Pre-gain control with TransTube
gain boost. 3-band eQ with Punch, mid-shift and Bright controls. Built-in direct
output with ground lift and pre/post switch. 1/8" aux input. 1/8" phones output.
Chromatic tuner with speaker and di mute. Comes with carrying bag.
$349 street
peavey.com

550W, class d bass head. 4-band intelligent eQ section. Built-in tuner. Two switchable
TonePrint slots for custom effects. lightweight and portable design. Balanced output.
headphones in. aux in. UsB port for firmware updates and for transferring TonePrints.
$499 retail
tcelectronic.com

1,000W continuous into 4 ohms (1,500W burst power). Gain control with Crunch button. Built-in compressor. 4-band eQ with Punch and Bright switches. mid controls
feature semi-parametric control with narrow Q controls. Built-in bass enhancement
and psychoacoustic sub controls. midi footswitch input. effects loop, and mute. ddT
limiter. 9 lbs. Comes with carrying bag.
$599 street
peavey.com

800W, class d bass head. 4-band intelligent eQ section. Built-in tuner. Two switchable
TonePrint slots for custom effects. lightweight and portable design. Balanced
output. UsB port for firmware updates and for transferring TonePrints.
$599 retail
tcelectronic.com

Traynor
Small Block SB115 Combo

Compact lightweight 250W bass combo


with solid plywood cabinet construction.
made in Canada.
$499 street
traynoramps.com

Traynor
Small Block SB500H Head

Ultra-compact lightweight 500W solid-state bass head.


Class d power. all metal chassis. made in Canada.
$499 street
traynoramps.com

PRICE RANGE: $600-$999


Ampeg
BA-210

2x10" bass combo. Classic ampeg tone.


Bass scrambler overdrive delivers sVT
grind. True 60 sound reinforcement
monitor angle. rugged portability.
$699 retail
ampeg.com

Aguilar Amplification
Tone Hammer 500

500W at 4 ohms. Weighs 4 lbs. 3-band eQ with sweepable


mids. effects loop, di and drive control.
$699 street
aguilaramp.com

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: $600-$999

Carvin Amplifiers
BX1600

1600W bass amp that can be run as a mono-block 1600W amp or as dual 800W amps.
internal crossover enables bi-amping. Three eQ sections, variable compressor, and
effects loops. led panel lighting helps visibility on dark stages. made in Usa.
$629 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

Fender
Bassman 500 Head

500W, tube/class d hybrid power. Tube preamp, lightweight design,


switchable tube overdrive, Xlr line out, ground lift, level control, and
pre/post eQ switch. mute for silent tuning.
$799 retail
fender.com

Gallien-Krueger
MB Fusion 800

Gallien-Krueger
MB212-II

800W. Tube pre-amp (3 x 12aX7), class d power amp.


$899 street
gallien.com

Markbass
Big Bang

500W at 4 ohms, 300W at 8ohms. solid-state


preamp. aux in, headphone out with level control,
mute, and Vle and VPF filters with footswitch
control.
$679 retail
markbass.it

500W 2 x 12" bass combo amp


with digital power amp, 4-band
active eQ, aux in, Xlr direct
out, and chain out.
$799 street
gallien.com

Markbass
Little Mark Tube 800

800W at 4ohms, 500W at 8ohms. Tube and


solid-state preamp, pre/post eQ switch, lineout level control, mute, phantom power.
$799 retail
markbass.it

Orange Amps
OB1-300 and OB1-500

all-analog, solid-state rackmountable bass


amp. Bi-amp-inspired design with two separate signal paths. Blend clean and distortion
with a footswitchable blend knob. Features
Balance di and line-level outputs.
$799-$899 retail
orangeamps.com

PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

Aguilar Amplification
DB 751

750W at 4 ohms. hybrid design: tube preamp,


mosFeT power section. effects loop, di.
$2,395 street
aguilaramp.com

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EBS Sweden AB
EBS Fafner II

750W rms into 2 ohms. Tube/solid-state, dual-channel preamp (run serial


or parallel). dual balanced out (post and pre eQ). separate effect loops for
drive and Clean channel, and one common. made in sweden.
$2,499 street
ebssweden.com

BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

EBS Sweden AB
EBS HD360

Eden Bass Amplification


WTP600

360W rms into 2 ohms. solid-state amp. 4-band eQ,


drive and Compressor/limiter. made in sweden.
$1,299 street
ebssweden.com

World Tour series Professional integrated 600W bass head. active and
Passive input sockets, mute switch, interactive mute indicator led,
input level control, compressor, tube tone circuitry, enhance control,
5-stage semi-parametric eQ.
$1,299 street
edenamps.com

Eden Bass Amplification


WTP900

Gallien-Krueger
Fusion 550

World Tour series Professional integrated 900W bass head. active and
passive input sockets, mute switch, interactive mute indicator led, input
level control, compressor, tube tone circuitry, enhance control, 5-stage
semi-parametric eQ, and master control.
$1,799 street
edenamps.com

550W. hybrid bass amplifier head with


two channels. Tube pre-amp (3 x 12aX7).
$1049 street
gallien.com

Hiwatt
Custom 400 Head

Hiwatt
Custom 200 Head

six KT88s, four eeC83s, and one


eCC81. handwired in the U.K.
$4,722 street
hiwatt.com

Four KT88s, three eCC83s, and one eCC81. handwired in the


U.K.
$3,468 street
hiwatt.com

Kemper LLC
Profiler Power Head

digital profiling amp, the


most authentic reproduction of classic amp tone,
capable of analyzing the
sonic behavior of any guitar or bass amp. effects.
600W power amp.
$2,670 retail
kemper-amps.com

Kemper LLC
Profiler Head

digital profiling amp, the


most authentic reproduction of classic amp tone,
capable of analyzing the
sonic behavior of any guitar or bass amp. effects.
$2,035 retail
kemper-amps.com

Kemper LLC
Profiler Rack

Markbass
Bass Multiamp

digital profiling amp, the most authentic reproduction of classic amp tone,
capable of analyzing the sonic behavior of any guitar or bass amp. effects.
$2,035 retail
kemper-amps.com

500W at 4ohms, 300W at 8ohms. 3-channel preamp (solid-state/tube/vintage)


with a vast array of virtual amps, studio and stompbox effects, mute/tuner.
$1,499 retail
markbass.it

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BASS AMPS
PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

Mesa Boogie
Bass Prodigy Four:88

250W. Tube bass head. Buffered effects loop. multi-Watt power.


Footswitchable Boost. Fan cooled. slip cover.
$1,799 retail
mesaboogie.com

Mesa Boogie
Bass Strategy Eight:88

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

Mesa Boogie
WalkAbout/WalkAbout
Scout

300W. Compact simul-state head


and scout Combo. Tube-driven
mosFeT power. 3-band semiparametric eQ. effects loop.
Balanced di output. Fan cooled.
$1,149-$1,349 retail
mesaboogie.com

Tech 21
dUg Ultra Bass 1000

dUg Pinnicksignature head. 1,000W rms, 2,000W peak into 4 ohm load; class d power
amp. Two channels. analog sansamp emulation circuitry. 12 lbs.
$1,879 street
Tech21nyc.com

Tech 21
VT Bass 1000

Tech 21
VT Bass 1969

Traynor
YBA300 Head

Warwick
LWA1000 Lightweight Amp

1,000W rms, 2,000W peak into 4 ohm load; class d power amp. Two
channels. 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

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

1,000W at 4 ohms or 500W at 8 ohms. Class a low-noise preamp, class d


power amplifier w/2 channels. separate input gain control, mute function,
4-band eQ, and compressor. aluminum finish. includes a metal footswitch.
$1,049 street
warwickbass.com

PRICE RANGE: TBD


Music Man
BH-500 Head

solid-state preamp with


500W analog power amp.
5-band eQ section allows
cut/boost from 67hz to
3.8khz. 4 or 8 ohm outputs, effects send and
return, tuner out, ground
lift and more.
$TBD retail
music-man.com

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Music Man
BH-250 Combo

solid-state preamp, 250W analog power


amp with custom 15" speaker. 5-band
eQ section allows cut/boost from 67hz
to 3.8khz. 4 or 8 ohm outputs, effects
send and return, tuner out, ground lift
and more.
$TBD retail
music-man.com

BASS CABS
PRICE RANGE: UNDER $399
Carvin Amplifiers
BR210

Acoustic
B115MKII

Fender
Rumble 112 Cabinet

EBS Sweden AB
EBS ClassicLine 112

Fender
Rumble 210 Cabinet

Acoustic
B410MKII

400W 2x10" cab features a Titanium hF


driver, high quality plywood construction covered in black tolex covering.
available in various tolex colors. made
in Usa.
$229 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

500W (program), 250W (continuous), one


12" eminence speaker, compression
driver horn with attenuator switch,
magnetic rumble amp head attachment
system, lightweight ported plywood
enclosure with removable grille.
$299 retail
fender.com

700W (program), 350W (continuous), two


10" eminence speakers, compression
driver horn with attenuator switch,
magnetic rumble amp head attachment
system, lightweight ported plywood
enclosure with removable grille.
$349 retail
fender.com

Gallien-Krueger
CX 115

single 15" ceramic cast-frame speaker,


8 ohms, 300W.
$399 street
gallien-krueger.com

1 X 15" bass speaker cabinet. 450W


power handling, custom acoustic driver,
switchable high-frequency driver, front
shelf port, parallel 1/4" inputs, 8 ohm
impedance.
$299 retail
acousticamplification.com

250W rms. 8 ohms. 1x12" and adjustable


tweeter (on/off). Vintage look. (Classicline cabinets available in several
models).
$349 street
ebssweden.com

4 X 10" bass speaker cabinet. 600W


power handling, custom acoustic drivers, switchable high-frequency driver,
rear port, parallel 1/4" inputs, 8 ohm
impedance.
$399 retail
acousticamplification.com

TC Electronic
K210

400W 8 ohm cab with 2 x 10" high-quality


custom drivers and a 1" tweeter. sturdy
yet lightweight build. Vintage-vibed
tolex design. dual speakon connections.
$399 retail
tcelectronic.com

PRICE RANGE: $400-$999


Carvin Amplifiers
BRX15.3

Features a 3-way design with a Titnium hF


driver, 8" mid and15" lF driver. The cabinet is made from multi-ply Baltic birch
plywood covered in weather resistant
duratex coating. made in the Usa.
$449 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

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TC Electronic
K212

400W 8 ohm cab with 2 x 12" high-quality


custom drivers and a 1" tweeter. sturdy
yet lightweight build. Vintage-vibed
Tolex design. dual speakon connections.
$449 retail
tcelectronic.com

BASS CABS
PRICE RANGE: $400-$999
Carvin Amplifiers
BRX18.1

18" 800W lF driver. Can reproduce frequencies from 26hz


to 2khz. made from multi-ply
Baltic birch plywood covered in
duretex weather resistant coating. made in the U.s.a.
$479 retail
carvinamplifiers.com

Hartke
HyDrive 210 Bass Cabinet

Gallien-Krueger
CX 410

Four 10" ceramic cast-frame


speakers, 8 ohms, 800W.
$499 street
gallien-krueger.com

Peavey
PVH 212 Bass Enclosure

2x10" neodymium hybrid cone lF


drivers, 1" tweeter, 500W at 8 ohms.
$499 street
hartke.com

Black carpet covering. Black metal grille.


high-frequency tweeter with 3-position
attenuator. Two heavy duty 12" speakers. Ported cabinet. metal corners. Two
combi input jacks. 1000W program
power handling. PVh enclosures made to
stack vertically and horizontally.
$499 street
peavey.com

Markbass
New York 121

Peavey
PVH 1516 Bass Enclosure

Warwick
WCA208LWCE

Ampeg
PF-115HE

Gallien-Krueger
NEO 212

Hartke
HyDrive 115 Bass Cabinet

1x12" and piezo tweeter, rearported, 400W rms, 8 ohm.


$529 retail
markbass.it

2 x 8" bass cabinet, 300W, 8 ohm. Celestion speakers and Celestion neodymium
compression driver. high-frequency
attenuation control, rugged metal grille,
and two dual-purpose 1/4" jack and
coaxial lockable connectors.
$549 retail
warwickbass.com

Two 12" cast-frame neodymium


woofers deliver tight, extended
lows, 8 ohms, 600W.
$599 street
gallien-krueger.com

500W program power handling. Black


carpet covering. Black metal grille.
high-frequency tweeter with 3-position
attenuator. heavy duty high excursion
15" speaker. 2 full range 8" speakers.
Ported cabinet. Two combi input jacks.
rugged 15mm plywood construction.
enclosures made to stack vertically and
horizontally.
$549 street
peavey.com

Vintage Portaflex flip-top cabinet design.


attach any PF series head to the top,
flip it inside and hit the road. 450W
rms power handling at 8 ohms. 1 x 15"
ceramic eminence lF driver. 1" hF compression driver; l-Pad level control.
$559 retail
ampeg.com

1x15" neodymium hybrid cone lF driver,


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

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BASS CABS
PRICE RANGE: $400-$999
Markbass
Traveler 102P

Peavey
PVH 410 Bass Enclosure

TC Electronic
K410

Tech 21
B410-VT

Hartke
HyDrive 410 Bass
Cabinet

Warwick
WCA115LWCE

2x10" and piezo tweeter. rearported, 400W rms, 8 ohm.


$599 retail
markbass.it

600W 8 ohm cab with 4 x 10" highquality custom drivers and a 1"
tweeter. sturdy yet lightweight
build. Vintage-vibed tolex design.
$599 retail
tcelectronic.com

4x10" neodymium
hybrid cone lF drivers,
1" titanium hF driver,
1,000W at 8 ohms.
$699 street
hartke.com

Aguilar Amplification
SL 112
single 12" driver with Neo
magnet. adjustable tweeter,
8 ohms, 250W. 25 lbs.
$749 street
aguilaramp.com

ISP Technologies
Bass Vector 210

Full-range powered bass cabinet with an


internal 400W power amplifier and dual
10" bass speakers.
$790 street
isptechnologies.com

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1000W program power handling. Black


carpet covering. Black metal grille.
high frequency tweeter with 3-position attenuator. Four heavy duty 10"
speakers. Two combi input jacks. PVh
enclosures made to stack vertically
and horizontally.
$599 street
peavey.com

4 x 10" cast-frame, custom-designed speakers, 500W, 8 ohms,


rear-ported, 1/4" and speakon
connectors, woven grille.
$609 street
tech21nyc.com

1 x 15" bass cabinet, 500W, 8 ohm. Celestion speaker and Celestion neodymium
compression driver. high-frequency
attenuation control, rugged metal grille,
and 2 dual-purpose 1/4" jack and coaxial
lockable connectors.
$699 retail
warwickbass.com

Mesa Boogie
Scout Bass Radiator Cabinets

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

Eden Bass Amplification


D210MBX
Usa d-series 2 x 10" tilt back
bass monitor cabinet. 500W
power handling, 4 or 8 ohms.
$849 retail
edenamps.com

BASS CABS
PRICE RANGE: $400-$999

Mesa Boogie
Traditional PowerHouse 4x10

Markbass
Standard 104HR

600W. 4 x10" Custom Powerhouse speakers.


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

4x10" and 1" driver. rear-ported; 800W rms, 8 ohm.


$899 retail
markbass.it

Ampeg
SVT-212AV

2x12" bass enclosure. eminence lF drivers


and a controllable hF driver. 600W rms at 4
ohms. 1" compression driver with 3-position
level control. an ideal match for the ampeg
V-4B bass head.
$979 retail
ampeg.com

PRICE RANGE: OVER $1,000

Ampeg
PN-410 HLF

Aguilar Amplification
DB 410

4 x 10" custom U.s. made eminence


lF drivers. 850W rms at 8 ohms.
1" eminence aPT:50 hF driver with
l-Pad level control. designed and
assembled in the U.s.a.
$1,749 retail
ampeg.com

4 x 10" drivers with 56oz


magnets. adjustable tweeter.
available in 4 or 8 ohms, 600W.
$1,199 street
aguilaramp.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS NeoLine 410

EBS Sweden AB
EBS ProLine 410

1,000W rms. 4 ohm. lightweight


Neodymium speakers. 4x10" and
adjustable tweeter. Protective
steel grille. (Neoline cabinets
available in several models). made
in sweden.
$1,599 street
ebssweden.com

800W rms. 4 ohms. 4x10" and


adjustable tweeter. Protective
steel grille. (Proline cabinets
available in several models).
made in sweden.
$1,199 street
ebssweden.com

Hiwatt
Custom Full Range Bass Cab

Classic hand-built hiwatt 1x15" +


4x10" bass cabinet with Fane speakers. marine ply construction.
$1,796 street
hiwatt.com

Music Man
810-BS

eight 10" mark Bass speakers 1,200W, 4 ohms.


$TBD retail
music-man.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $49 & UNDER

GFS Electronics
GFS Liquid Trem Classic

Mod Kits Diy


The Contortionist II

Vintage, pulsing optical tremolo.


$49 retail
guitarfetish.com

all-analog, high-octane fuzzbox kit.


$47 retail
modkitsdiy.com

PRICE RANGE: $50-$99


DigiTech
DOD Gunslinger

mosfet distortion pedal.


independent Gain, level,
low (Tone) and high (Tone)
controls. True bypass
circuitry. 9VdC power
supply input.
$99 street
digitech.com

Dr. J Pedals
Green Crystal
overdrive pedal.
$99 retail
osiamo.com

Cry Baby
CBM95 Mini Wah

half the size of a standard Cry Baby Wah. internal Voice


switch selects between high, mid, and low frequency
ranges.
$99 street
jimdunlop.com

Electro-Harmonix
Bad Stone

reissue of legendary ehX


Bad stone Phaser from the
70s. 6-stage phaser with
Feedback control. manual
mode freezes phase sound.
True bypass. Battery
included.
$73 retail
ehx.com

Dr J. Pedals
AeroLite

Compressor pedal.
$99 retail
osiamo.com

Dr J. Pedals
Shadow Echo
delay pedal.
$99 retail
osiamo.com

Electro-Harmonix
Octavix

late 60s-inspired octave fuzz.


internal 9V/24V operation.
adjustable octave level.
True bypass. Blue led. Power
supply included.
$89 retail
ehx.com

GFS Electronics
GFS Twin Overdrive

JrC 4558 chip, two separate channels of classic overdrive in one footpedal.
$69 retail
guitarfetish.com

Godlyke, Inc.
TWA Flyboys

models include distortion, overdrive, echo, Chorus,


and metal. lightweight aluminum chassis. small,
pedalboard-friendly footprint. True bypass.
$69-$79 retail
godlyke.com

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GFS Electronics
GFS Pro Delay Classic

Vintage tape echo-style footpedal. long and


short delay settings.
$69 retail
guitarfetish.com

Morley
M2 Mini Passive
Volume

smooth audio taper in this minisized passive volume pedal (no


power required). Cold-rolled
steel housing and two-year warranty.
$66 street
morleypedals.com

From flowing iridescent


tapestries of phosphorescent
sound to Mach 1 jet anging,
the denitive analog anger is
now in a die-cast package and
with true bypass!

An EHX exclusive: Filter Matrix


mode stops the sweep for
freeze-frame tones and tricks.
Uses a 9V battery or standard
9.6 DC-200 power supply.
Power supply included.

We took the Holy Grails lush


Hall and time-less Spring
reverbs and added the
studio-grade plate reverb
from the Holy Grail Max. The
Neo is our most compact
pedal to feature EHXs
luscious plate reverberation.
Power supply included.

A compact, affordable looper


with 360 seconds of recording
time and 11 storable loops
for maximum control and
exibility. Its user-friendly
layout makes recording,
overdubbing, undo-redo and
erasing quick and easy. High
quality audio and unlimited
overdubbing with no sound
degradation. Equipped with a
silent, momentary footswitch.
Power supply included.

This hypnotically haunting effect takes you on a


trip back to the 60s. Like the original Uni-Vibe,
it uses photocells to create chorus and vibrato with
a warm, undulating, liquid groove for a sound and
response thats true to the classic design. Boosted
power rails provide 21st century denition and
headroom, and an expression pedal input puts
free-form control for both speed and intensity at
your feet. Very groovy! Power supply included.

A reincarnation of the
highly sought after pedal
now in a nano package
and faithful to the original
circuit design. The Bad
Stone was the first
phaser to employ variable
feedback and features six
stages of phase shifting
plus a manual mode that
lets you freeze the phase.
Its full on phaser bliss!
9V battery included.

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $50-$99
Morley
M2 Mini Expression
Pedal

mini version of Passive Voltage


controller suitable for use
with any device that has
voltage control or expression
pedal feature. Uses one
Trs stereo 1/4 cable (not
included) to hook to device.
alternate connection jack
for devices that are wired
differently. Cold-rolled steel
housing and two-year warranty.
$66 street
morleypedals.com

Snark
SN-10
Pedal Stage
& Studio
Tuner

Outlaw Effects
Quick Draw

large easy-read
display. True
bypass. die-cast
case.
$59 retail
snarktuners.com

delay pedal. echo, repeat, and Time controls.


Crisp tone with warm repeats that dissolve
naturally into your sound. delay time range
from 20-620ms can deliver everything from
rockabilly slapback to lengthy, ethereal
repeats that build into self-oscillation.
$59 street
outlawguitareffects.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$199


Aguilar Amplification
Fuzzistor

silicon transistor. Blend,


level, Fuzz, and Tone (Tilt eQ)
controls.
$159 street
aguilaramp.com

Black Cat Pedals


OD-1

original overdrive design


based on the oP275 opamp. Can go from clean, to
slightly crunchy, to all-out
saturated distortion.
highly dynamic. responds
to the player's pick attack
and cleans up well when
volume is rolled back on
the guitar. handmade in
the Usa.
$150 street
blackcatpedals.com

analog bucket-brigade technology.


Blend, rate, Width, and intensity
controls.
$199 street
aguilaramp.com

seven types of ambience


effects with adjustable
settings. double-tracking
effect. enhance effect and
Pitch Correct (including
hard-tuned electronic
voice sound). adjustable
parameters. Battery or
aC operation. Built-in
memory. UsB audio port.
$149 street
bossus.com

dual-function tremolo/
clean boost. Combines
'60s-style tremolo
(controls for speed
and depth) with a clean
FeT boost (controls
for Tone and Boost).
additional footswitch
for half/double-speed
function. handmade in
the Usa.
$190 street
blackcatpedals.com

Frequency control sets


sweep range. Q control
sets sweep width. Volume
control sets gain added by
Boost switch.
$129 street
jimdunlop.com

Aguilar Amplification
Filter Twin

dual envelope filter with two


filters moving in opposite
directions. Controls for Blend,
Threshold, Velocity Up, and
Velocity down.
$199 street
aguilaramp.com

Boss
VE-1 Vocal Echo

Black Cat Pedals


Mini Trem

Cry Baby
535Q Multi-Wah

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Chorusaurus

Carl Martin
Duel Injection

Two channels of boost in


one pedal.
$199 retail
carlmartin.com

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Boss
BB-1X Bass Driver

Blend knob for mixing direct signal


effect. independent low and high
knobs for tonal adjustment. Two
output jacks: normal output for
bass amp and line out normal
output for bass amp and line
outfor connecting directly to Pa or
recorder.
$159 street
bossus.com

Cry Baby
CM95 Clyde McCoy

Wah pedal. Proprietary hi01 halo


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

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
DigiTech
Trio Band Creator

DigiTech
Obscura Altered
Delay
Delay pedal with four delay types:
Analog, Tape, Lo-Fi, and Reverse. Tone
and Degrade controls. Independent
Level, Delay Mode, and stacked Time
and Repeats controls. Tap Tempo mode
with Beat Divisions, Stereo Inputs/
Outputs, Delay Tails On/Off switch and
true bypass circuitry.
$149 street
digitech.com

Decibel Eleven
Dirt Clod
Analog, overdrive distortion pedal
with 10 memory presets.
$189 retail
decibeleleven.com
Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.

DVP1XL Volume (XL)


Pedal

Volume/expression pedal. Low Friction Band-Drive. Fully adjustable


rocker tension. Internal pot sets
minimum level of expression parameter. Internal switch reverses heel/
toe-down positions. Volume, FX,
Output, and Tuner output jacks.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Band creator automatically generates bass and drum parts to match


playing style. Seven music genres
and 12 song styles per genre.
Adjustable Tempo and alternate half
time/double time variants. Bass
and drum level controls, amp and
mixer outputs, headphone output
w/level control and power supply
included.
$179 street
digitech.com

EarthQuaker Devices
Fuzz Master General
An octave fuzz that delivers
a broad spectrum of dirty
tones ranging from nearly
clean through full buzzsaw
assault. Voice switch selects between germanium,
silicon and no-diode
clipping.
$175 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

EarthQuaker
Devices
Park Fuzz
Sound
In collaboration with
Park Amplication,
a Park Fuzz sound
using NOS germanium
transistors.
$175 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

EarthQuaker Devices
Sea Machine V2
Chorus pedal with a short
delay line. Controls for
Animation, Dimension and
Depth.
$195 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

Eden Bass Amplication


Caliwah
Professional bass lter pedal for bassists.
Adjust lter frequency levels and tailor
sensitivity of the effect. Voice Switch, Low
Point, Sensitivity, Resonance and effect level
controls. 15V power supply included.
$149 retail
edenamps.com

Ernie Ball Inc


Most Valuable Pedal
Minimum volume control allows for the heel position to
be set at zero. Gain control allows for the toe position
to add 20+ dB of gain.
$179 street
ernieball.com

Electro-Harmonix
Holy Grail Neo
Compact reverb with
Spring, Hall, and Plate settings. True Bypass. Power
supply included.
$123 retail
ehx.com

Echoplex
EP101 Echoplex Preamp
Tone conditioner. Based on Echoplex
EP-3 units preamp section. FET-driven
circuit. Gain control boosts by up to
+11dB. Light asymmetrical clipping
at higher settings. Contains power
management circuitry to guarantee
constant headroom performance
throughout 9V battery life. Replica
EP-3 knob.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Electro-Harmonix
Good Vibes
Classic photocell vibrato/
chorus tone. Adjustable
Speed and Intensity with
added expression control.
Speed indicator LED. True
bypass. Power supply
included.
$137 retail
ehx.com

Fractal Audio Systems


EV-1 Expression/Volume Pedal
Linear expression plus analog volume in one. Planetary
gearing for a long, smooth pedal throw. Sturdy cast
metal housing, comfortable non-slip rubber tread.
Available in either silver or black.
$139 retail
fractalaudio.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
Goldyke, Inc.
Maxon OD808X
Overdrive

Ibanez
TS Mini

Modied version of the classic OD808


overdrive. Extended frequency
response. Increased output. Buffered
bypass switching.
$159 retail
godlyke.com

Mini Tube Screamer. Controls:


Overdrive, Tone and Level.
100% analog circuitry, true
bypass switching. Made in
Japan.
$114 retail
ibanez.com

Fuzz Face
FFM6 Band of Gypsys Fuzz
Face Mini Distortion
Fuzz pedal. Volume and Fuzz controls. AC
power jack and on/off status LED.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Keeley Electronics
DynaTrem
Dynamic Rate and Depth
tremolo. Harmonic
tremolo with spring
reverb.
$199 retail
robertkeeley.com

Jacques
Meistersinger
BBD analog chorus. Effect
level control.
$140 street
jacquespedals.com

Jacques
Overtube
Pro overdrive featuring cascade
switch; two in series.
$140 street
jacquespedals.com

Keeley Electronics
Katana Blues Drive
Original JFET design for tube
amp simulation. Active
bass and treble controls,
low noise.
$199 retail
robertkeeley.com

McCaffrey Audio
Zero To Sixty Drive

Markbass
Compressore
Tube compressor pedal with full control and
true bypass.
$199 retail
markbass.it

McCaffrey Audio
Green Vodka Muff
Fuzz/drive pedal. Volume, Tone.
Sustain knobs. Beef switch acts
as a high/lowpass switch. Pass
switch adds more highs on the
mids.
$179 street
mccaffreyaudio.com

McCaffrey Audio
Reactor Compressor/J-FET Boost
Op-amp-style compressor as well as a J-FET boost.
Level increases output or compression. Fusion will
set the compression or gain. 3-way switch adds low
end. Middle is stock.
$169 street
mccaffreyaudio.com

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Drive/Boost. Volume,
Tone, Drive. Shift switch
is a 3-way, left is mix of
diodes. Middle is op-amp
only and no diodes. Right
is symmetrical silicon
diode clipping. Boost
switch is a 2-way. Adds
more low-end and some
extra gain.
$169 street
mccaffreyaudio.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

Morley
Cliff Burton Power Fuzz Wah
Tribute version of the original Tel-Ray Power Fuzz Wah.
Separate wah and fuzz modes.
$158 street
morleypedals.com

18 vital organs for your guitar


The B9 and C9 Organ Machines will give your
guitar new life. Each is packed with a collection of 9 unique presets that emulate the most
legendary organs and keyboards of the 60s
and beyond. Both deliver precise control
over signature elements of those keyboards

sounds like percussive click, modulation,


attack/sustain, drawbar setting and high frequency content. Both Organ Machines offer
something totally different, totally amazing.
Best of all, no guitar surgery is required, just
plug in and play!

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
MXR
CSP233 Custom
Shop Micro
Amp+

MXR
CSP033 Custom Shop
Il Torino Overdrive
Overdrive pedal. MOSFETbased tube emulation.
Treble, Mid, Bass, Master,
Gain controls. OD/Boost
switch toggles between
tube-like saturated OD
mode and slightly cleaner
Boost mode.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

Boost pedal. Up to
+26dB. Low-noise
op-amps. Gain, Bass,
and Treble controls.
$119 street
jimdunlop.com

MXR
CSP210 Custom Shop Sub Machine Fuzz
Octave fuzz pedal. Separate fuzz and sub
octave signals. Volume, Tone, Fuzz, and Sub
Octave controls. Octave footswitch engages
octave up fuzz mode.
$149 street
jimdunlop.com

Radial Engineering Ltd


Ltd.
Elevator
Multi-level power booster and
buffer.
$169 street
radialeng.com

Randall Ampliers
RRED

Randall Ampliers
RGOD

Classic FET distortion pedal. Gain,


Volume and 3-band EQ controls. True
bypass. Powered by 9V battery-PSU
or Randall PPS1 or PPS2 power supply (not included).
$119 street
randallampliers.com

Preamp gain pedal. Two switchable


gain/level channels. Full EQ-Bass/
Mid/Treb/Pres, Bass Boost, Mid
Scoop, and Tone Stack Shift. True
bypass.
$199 street
randallampliers.com

Rocktron
MicroHUSH
65dB of signal
cleanup, micro
chassis. True
bypass. Threshold
control. No battery,
external power
required.
$119 street
rocktron.com

Large LED and photocell display. Strobe


and calibrate setting. Two outputs,
through and mute. 9VDC.
$139 street
rocktron.com

Seymour Duncan
Vapor Trail
Analog Delay

Three styles of vintage tremolo plus MIDI


functionality. Compatible with the Neuro
Mobile App (a free download), which lets
you adjust additional parameters and
download free bonus algorithms.
$149 street
sourceaudio.net

90

Dynamic noise gate. Threshold control and


switchable input sensitivity for loop or frontend application. True bypass. Powered by 9V
battery, PSU, or Randall PPS1 or PPS2 power
supply (not included).
$129 street
randallampliers.com

Red Witch
Violetta Delay

Rocktron
Unity Tuner

Source Audio
Vertigo Tremolo

Randall Ampliers
BLOQ

True-analog delay with


bucket brigade devices,
rate and depth controls,
responsive modulation,
TRS insert jack for adding
effects to the wet signal.
Hand-assembled in Santa
Barbara, California.
$149 retail
seymourduncan.com

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1000ms analog-voiced delay pedal featuring


super-musical modulation and external control
of repeats. Power with standard DC 9V supply
or internal rechargeable Li Battery. True bypass.
Premium components.
$139 street
redwitchpedals.com

Seymour Duncan
Vise Grip Compressor
& Sustainer
Studio-grade compressor with
Blend and frequency band select
switch, soft-knee threshold
(smoother compression), Sustain
knob, automatic gain compensation and increasing ratio near
threshold (allows pedal to function as limiter if required). Handassembled in Santa Barbara,
California.
$159 retail
seymourduncan.com

Reverberation Machine

Mini-Ultimate Overdrive

Analog Octave Up

Dual Resonant Filter

Hand Made Effects Pedals | Akron, Ohio | www.earthquakerdevices.com

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
T-Rex Effects
Nitros
Distortion pedal. Bold
and aggressive clipping
circuitry. Active 3-band
EQ for extreme shaping of
the voicing. Mid-to-high
gain with tightness and
articulation. FET-bypass
for low switching noise
and buffering capabilities.
$199 street
t-rex-effects.com

Source Audio
Gemini Chorus
Three chorus voicings plus MIDI functionality.
Compatible with the Neuro Mobile App (a free
download), which allows users to adjust additional parameters and download free bonus
phaser or anger effects.
$149 street
sourceaudio.net

TC Electronic
Helix Phaser
Compact phaser pedal. Minitoggle for switching between
vintage and modern tones or
your own TonePrint. Stereo
I/O, True bypass. USB port
for rmware updates and for
connecting the pedal to the
TonePrint Editor.
$129 retail
tcelectronic.com

Source Audio
Kingmaker Fuzz
Three styles of guitar fuzz plus MIDI
functionality. Compatible with the Neuro
Mobile App (a free download), which
offers additional EQ capabilities and the
ability to download free bonus fuzz and
overdrive effects.
$149 street
sourceaudio.net

Overdrive pedal. Volume,


Tone, Drive controls. Drive
control balances optimum
ratio of clean and overdrive signals.
$129 street
jimdunlop.com

92

Compact stereo looper. Backing


track and loop import/export feature. 24-bit uncompressed audio
playback. StarJam enabled. True
bypass. Analog dry-through. Runs
on 9V battery or optional power
supply.
$129 retail
tcelectronic.com

TC Electronic
Viscous Vibe
Compact vibe pedal. Minitoggle for switching between
chorus and vibrato tones or
your own TonePrint. Stereo
I/O, True bypass. USB port
for rmware updates and for
connecting the pedal to the
TonePrint Editor.
$129 retail
tcelectronic.com

Tech 21
Boost
COMP
Player-friendly, all-analog
compressor for guitar
and bass. Independent
Boost for up to 21dB of
additional volume.
$149 street
tech21nyc.com

Tech 21
Richie Kotzen
Signature OMG Overdrive
All-analog, slightly asymmetrical distortion. Tone, Girth,
and Drive controls. Independent Boost for up to 21dB of
additional volume.
$189 street
tech21nyc.com

Way Huge
WHE205 Saucy Box
Overdrive

TC Electronic
Ditto Stereo Looper

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

Xotic
SL Drive
Way Huge
WHE103 Saffron Squeeze
Compressor
Compressor pedal. Volume,
Sustain, Gain, Tone, and Attack
controls.
$149 street
jimdunlop.com

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Small-size distortion
pedal, based on the
British saturation of the Super
Lead.
$124 street
main.xotic.us

X
Xotic
SP Compressor
S
Sm
Small-size
compressor
pedal with the same OTA
technology used in the Ross
Compressor.
$132 street
$1
main.xotic.us
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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Big Foot Engineering
Trouble Booster
dynamic boost pedal.
$269 retail
osiamo.com

Big Foot Engineering


Octa Puss
octave pedal.
$229 retail
osiamo.com

Ampeg
SCR-DI

Bass di with scrambler overdrive. legacy ampeg preamp, and tone stack circuits. dedicated Xlr balanced
line out with ground lift. Classic 3-band tone stack.
Footswitchable. separate drive and Blend controls.
$279 retail
ampeg.com

Bogner Amplification
Harlow

Boost/compressor pedal with rupert


Neve designs Transformer. level,
Bloom, and Tone knobs. hardwire
bypass.
$229 street
bogneramplification.com

Black Cat Pedals


Black Cat Vibe

Based on the original Uni-vibe, using a flashing incandescent lamp surrounded by 4 ldrs. all through-hole circuitry (no smd). Controls for Volume,
intensity, and speed. switchable Chorus and Vibrato modes. expression
pedal jack. handmade in the U.s.a.
$299 street
blackcatpedals.com

Big Foot Engineering


King Fuzz
Fuzz pedal.
$269 retail
osiamo.com

Electro-Harmonix
Nano POG
EarthQuaker Devices
Afterneath

an otherworldly reverberation
machine that uses a swarm
of short delays to create
wild, cavernous reverbs and
scattered, short rhythmic
delays.
$225 retail
earthquakerdevices.com

Fishman
Platinum Pro EQ/DI

Carl Martin
Purple Moon

Pure analog tone shaping. Class a analog


universal preamp with pro-level components and construction. Features include 5-band eQ switchable for guitar
or bass, adjustable volume boost, Xlr
di output, effects loop, built-in tuner,
and 9V operation.
$249 street
fishman.com

Vintage fuzz and vibe.


$212 retail
carlmartin.com

Electro-Harmonix
Super Pulsar

analog stereo tap tremolo with Tap divide. adjustable


sine, Triangle, and square waveforms plus 9 programmable rhythm patterns. expression and envelope
control. True bypass. Power supply included.
$237 retail
ehx.com

Nano-sized Polyphonic
octave Gerenator. Glitchfree tracking of notes and
chords. effect and dry outputs. silent footswitching.
Power supply included.
$202 retail
ehx.com

Fishman
Aura Spectrum DI

Eventide
H9 Core

h910/h949 classic
harmonizer effect algorithm with 25 presets
and a coupon for a free
algorithm.
$399 street
eventide.com

multi-featured direct box featuring


aura acoustic imaging technology,
3-band eQ, compressor, anti-feedback,
tuner, and balanced Xlr di. restores
a studio-miked sound for the most
realistic acoustic tone available.
$329 street
fishman.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Godlyke, Inc.
TWA Little Dipper
Mk. II
Vocal formant lter based
on Colorsound Dipthonizer. True bypass.
$299 retail
godlyke.com

Fishman
ToneDEQ AFX Preamp, EQ, and DI with
Dual Effects

Jacques
Electric Sheep

Acoustic Instrument Preamp and DI with effects. Pure


analog signal path with class A preamp. Dual effects
include reverb, delay, chorus, anger, and tremolo.
Features include 4-band EQ, soft knee compressor,
and boost footswitch.
$299 street
shman.com

Discrete components overdrive: 70/80 and Hum/Sing


controls.
$325 street
jacquespedals.com

L.R. Baggs
Session DI
Acoustic guitar DI with
analog saturation and
multiband compression/
EQ.
$249 street
lrbaggs.com

L.R. Baggs
Venue DI

Keeley Electronics
Compressor Pro
Compact studio compressor for guitar
and bass. Transparent and ultra low
noise, -95db.
$299 retail
robertkeeley.com

Mesa Boogie
Flux-Five
Markbass
Super Synth
Digital synth/octaver pedal. Softwareadjustable presets. USB connection.
True bypass.
$279 retail
markbass.it

5-band graphic EQ and footswitchable


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

Mesa Boogie
Boogie Five-Band Graphic

Mesa Boogie
Throttle Box EQ
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

Pigtronix
Rototron
Analog dual-rotor
Leslie simulator.
$319 retail
pigtronix.com

94

Acoustic DI with an all-discrete


preamp, 5-band EQ, volume
boost, and mute/tune footswitches.
$299 street
lrbaggs.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

Orange Amps
Bax Bangeetar
Guitar or bass pre-EQ pedal
boasting a highly versatile gain
structure. Dial in overdriven
and distorted tones or tailor
your tone with parametric mid
controls. Ultra-transparent buffered bypass. Features CabSim
output to recreate the frequency
response of a miked Orange
PPC412 cabinet.
$379 retail
orangeamps.com

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Pigtronix
Echolution 2 Filter
Pro
Programmable modulation
multi-tap delay with lters.
$329 retail
pigtronix.com

The latest organ machine springboards off the game changing B9


to mine another rich vein of classic
gold and deliver 9 new, denitive
sounds, featuring a collection of
some of the coolest electric organ
and vintage electronic keyboard

With its gain stage and signal path


optimized for bassists and guitarists
who want more low-end denition,
this pedals clean boost and natural
overdrive will really enhance your sound.
Adjustable clean blend for maximum
versatility plus boosted power rails
for more headroom and denition.
Active pickups? No problem with the
switchable -10dB pad. Selectable true
or buffered bypass, too!

Building on the legendary Octavia


vibe of the late 1960s, an incendiary
octave up and fuzz that goes
from understated to unrestrained
transport you to a world of bell
bottoms and purple haze.
Volume, Boost and Octave controls
let you dial in the right vintage
tone. Switchable 24/9volt power
rails bring on a tight or saggy
sound. True bypass, too!

A truly super tremolo with powerful controls and signal


routing. Sculpt the tremolos shape with adjustable sine,
triangle and pulse waveforms while tap tempo and tap divide
ensure synchronicity. Control your tempo with the Rate knob,
Tap footswitch or through an external source. The envelope
lter section gives you dynamic controlover both depth and
rate which can increase or decrease with your input signal.
Access factory rhythms or create your own rhythmic tremolos
using the on-board sequencer while the LED array displays
the pattern. Save and recall up to eight customized presets.
Conjure moving tremolos on-the-y with expression control
over Rate, Depth, Shape, Phase and Volume. Stereo input/
output lets you choose any combination of stereo/mono
operation. Analog circuitry yields warm, lush tone that will
envelop you in shape shifting waves.

sounds ever. Like the B9, it delivers


precise control over percussive click,
modulation, attack/sustain, drawbar
setting and high frequency content.
Transform your instrument or use
together with the B9 for dual keyboard possibilities!

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Bassbone V2

second-generation Bassbone features


a dedicated effects loop, combination
power booster-mute footswitch, and
piezo-optimized input for upright bass.
$289 street
radialeng.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Bassbone OD

2-channel Bassbone with overdrive, eQ, filters


on each channel, effects loop, pre-post di box
output, and built-in headphone amp.
$349 street
radialeng.com

Red Witch
Deluxe Moon Phaser

Three pedals in one with 3 phaser


voices, 1 tremolo, and 2 unique
tremophase voices where the phase
shift and tremolo pulse are synced.
True bypass. Premium components.
$299 street
redwitchpedals.com

Rotosound
Wobbler
RWB1

Vintage-style
tremolo pedal,
hand-wired with
smooth range
control.
$299 retail
rotosound.com

Rocktron
Banshee 2 Talk Box

No additional amp/speaker needed. mix


control of wet/dry signal. effects loop.
Gain, tone and output levels.
$269 street
rocktron.com

Singular Sound
BeatBuddy

a drum machine in guitar pedal format. Full control over 200 included
tracks. add more content via UsB or
sd card. Full color lCd with visual
metronome.
$299 street
mybeatbuddy.com

suboctave and overdrive independently


or simultaneously. Two blend controls.
True bypass. designed specifically
for bass players; does not cut off low
frequencies like most guitar pedals.
allows full frequency response.
Premium components.
$349 street
redwitchpedals.com

Rotosound
King Henry
Phaser
RKH1

handwired vintagestyle phaser pedal.


$299 retail
rotosound.com

Rotosound
Crusader
Chorus

handwired
vintagestyle chorus
pedal.
$299 retail
rotosound.com

Seymour Duncan
Shapeshifter Stereo Tremolo

Phase control in stereo, tap tempo, visual


feedback led, ratio option, shape and
wave controls, automatic gain compensation. each unit hand-assembled at
the seymour duncan factory in santa
Barbara, California.
$229 retail
seymourduncan.com

TC-Helicon
Play Acoustic

Pro vocal effects and harmonies. TC electronic


reverb and chorus. Guitar effects. includes
di, anti-feedback, and Bodyrez filtering for
restoring acoustic guitar tone.
$299 street
tc-helicon.com

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Red Witch
Factotum

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Strymon
Deco Tape Saturation
and Doubletracker

sounds from vintage reel-to-reel


tape machines from the earliest recording studios. Tape
saturation, transparent overdrive, through-zero flanging,
slapback, and tape echo.
$299 street
strymon.net

Strymon
DIG Dual Digital
Delay

Two simultaneous,
integrated delays with
rack delay voicings
from the 1980s and
today.
$299 street
strymon.net

BEST OF THE

CLASSICS

Tung-Sol 6L6GC STR

Genelex Gold Lion KT88

Mullard EL34

Built to the same Special Tube Request


specs of leading amplier manufacturers
of the 1960s, the 6L6GC STR is a rugged
and reliable power tube for use in the
most demanding guitar amplier circuits.

After extensive research and engineering


the famed Genalex Gold Lion KT88 is
available once again. Recreated down to
the nest detail, featuring gold plated
grid wire, carbonized screen grids, and
a tri-alloy clad plate structure for exceptional performance and sound quality.

One of the most renowned tubes in


guitar amp history. Easily handles the
signicant plate voltages of todays modern amps while faithfully recreating the
classic British sound. Discover why tone
connoisseurs regard Mullard as The
Master Valve.

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KT66 U KT120 U KT150

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
TC-Helicon
Play Electric

Pro vocal and guitar multieffects from TC electronic


TonePrint pedals. amp
emulations from Voicelive
3 included.
$349 street
tc-helicon.com

Tech 21
Richie Kotzen RK5 Signature Fly Rig

single pedal with five components: sansamp, reverb, delay, richie


Kotzen omG signature overdrive, and Boost.
$249 street
tech21nyc.com

Walrus Audio
Bellwether Analog Delay

Bucket-brigade delay with chorus engine


and tap tempo.
$349 retail
walrusaudio.com

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Walrus Audio
Vanguard Dual Phase
dual-series phaser.
$249 retail
walrusaudio.com

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Xotic
Wah Pedal

Wah pedal based on the 1967-1968 italian-built Clyde mcCoy Wahs. 20% smaller than conventional wah pedals.
$236 street
main.xotic.us

STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: OVER
$200-$499
$400

Boss
SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer
Standard 1/4" jack. No special pickup required. Analogstyle polyphonic synth sounds with zero latency.
Three simultaneous synth sections and four effects
processors. 70 ready-to-play preset patches and 99
user patches for storing custom sounds. Create and
archive sounds on computer with Boss Tone Studio
editor/librarian. Works with bass and other electronic
instruments as well.
$699 street
bossus.com

Eventide
Space
Carl Martin
Octa-Switch MK3
8-loop, small-footprint effects switcher.
$610 retail
carlmartin.com

ISP Technologies
Beta Bass PreAmp Pedal

Eventide
H9 MAX

Two parametric bands, bass, treble, bright, and an exciter. Compression, distortion, and a balanced output
line. Special bass Decimator G II built in.
$416 street
isptechnologies.com

Reverb and beyond stompbox, with 12 reverb combination effect algorithms and 100 presets.
$499 street
eventide.com

ISP Technologies
Theta Pro DSP Floor Pedal
32-bit oating point processor. Classic preamp for
vintage sound. Programmable Theta preamp. 256 user
presets.
$1,298 street
isptechnologies.com

Features 45 effect algorithms and


over 500 presets. Provides wireless
control via Bluetooth with Mac, PC,
or iOS.
$699 street
eventide.com

Strymon
BigSky Reverberator
BigSky gives you 12 studio-class reverb machines,
including classic springs, halls, and plates.
$479 street
strymon.net

Pigtronix
Echolution 2 Ultra Pro
Programmable modulation multi-tap
delay with lters.
$449 retail
pigtronix.com

T-Rex Effects
SoulMate
Multi-effect unit with 5 effects: Overdrive, Distortion, Delay, Reverb, and adjustable Boost. Tap Tempo
control for Delay. Effects loop with auxiliary power
output. Chromatic tuner with LED. Live mode: effects
act as individual pedals; Bank mode: store and call up
preset combinations. Includes gig bag.
$599 street
t-rex-effects.com

TC-Helicon
VoiceLive 3
Complete pro vocal and guitar multi-effects. Threephrase looper with TC Electronic TonePrint pedal
effects and amp emulations.
$599 street
tc-helicon.com

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STOMPBOXES
PRICE RANGE: TBD
EBS Sweden AB
EBS Red Twister Guitar
Edition
analog chorus/flanger pedal
for guitar. Part of eBs new
red label series of guitar
effects.
$TBD street
ebssweden.com

EBS Sweden AB
EBS DynaVerb
Guitar Edition

24-bit, 48 khz digital


stereo reverb for guitar.
Part of eBs new red
label series of effects
for guitar.
$TBD street
ebssweden.com

100

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EBS Sweden AB
EBS MultiComp Guitar
Edition

analog compressor pedal for guitar. Part of eBs new red label
series of guitar effects.
$TBD street
ebssweden.com

Walrus Audio
Luminary Octave
Generator

octaves (-2, 1-, +1, +2). dry/


Wet, attack/Bloom, Filter,
and Flutter.
$TBD retail
walrusaudio.com

EFFECTS & SI
SIGNAL PROCESSORS
PRICE RANGE: $300 & UNDER

PreSonus
TubePre V2

Mod Kits Diy


The Wave
Analog tube-driven spring
reverb kit.
$275 retail
modkitsdiy.com

Single-channel tube preamp


p
with instrument and mic innputs, Saturation control, HP
lter, pad, phantom power,
r,
and polarity reverse.
$129 retail
presonus.com

PreSonus
BlueTube DP V2

PreSonus
Studio Channel

Two-channel, dual-path tube/solid-state preamp with two mic/instrument


inputs, saturation control, HP lter, pad, phantom power, and polarity reverse.
$229 retail
presonus.com

Single-channel channel strip with tube preamp,


compressor, and 3-band parametric EQ.
$299 retail
presonus.com

Rocktron
Widowmaker
High-gain preamp. Analog. Two channels, footswitchable. Level
and EQ (bass, mid, treble) for each channel.
$279 street
rocktron.com

Roland
AIRA Modu
ular
Effects Units

Rocktron
Versatune
Rack tuner. True bypass. Large LED display. Two front and real panel inputs. Mute switch. Calibration. Over 100 different
tuning presets. Precision and strobe tuning.
$219 street
rocktron.com

AIRA Torcido Modular


M
Distortion, Bitrazer
Modular Crussher, Demora
Modular Dela
ay, Scooper
Modular Scattter effects
units with CV
V/Gate and
Eurorack com
mpatibility.
$299 street
rolandus.com

PRICE RANGE: $301-$499

Dunlop Manufacturing
Smart Gate Pro Noise Gate
Black Cat Pedals
Black Cat Vibe Half-Rack
Half-rack version of the Black Cat Vibe pedal with additional jacks for remote switching and expression pedal
control. Handmade in the U.S.A.
$325 street
blackcatpedals.com

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

ISP Technologies
Beta Bass PreAmplier
Two active EQ's, compression, exciter.
Decimator Noise Reduction.
$419 street
isptechnologies.com

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Rocktron
Xpression
Multi-effects processor. 128 custom designed
presets. 4-band parametric EQ. Speaker simulator
and modeling. HUSH noise reduction. Runs up to 10
effects at once. Motorola DSP engine.
$439 street
rocktron.com

| SIGNAL
EFFECTS &
SIGNAL PROCESSORS
PROCESSORS
PRICE
$200
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:UNDER
$500-$999
Roland
System-1m Plug-Out Synthesizer
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

AIRA semi-modular Plug-Out synthesizer with


CV/Gate and Eurorack compatibility. Versatile
e
oscillators with six waveforms, Crossmod,
Ring Mod, Sync, and Color control. External
input. Tone, Crusher, Reverb, and Delay effects.
ts.
24-bit/96kHz audio and MIDI interface. AIRA
Link to connect MX-1 Mix Performer.
$599 street
rolandus.com

Roland
MX-1 Mix Performer
AIRA 18-channel performance mixer with
step-sequenced FX, transport, and tempo
control. Tempo 40-300. Beat FX (Filter, Side
Chain, Slicer). Master FX (48 variations). Four
AIRA Link USB ports for audio, MIDI, sync,
and bus power.
$599 street
rolandus.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


JX 62
Instrument switcher with six inputs and AB
guitar amp outputs with variable load or trim
on each channel, two DI box outputs, remote
mute and headphone out.
$899 street
radialeng.com

104

Ra
Radial
Engineering
Ltd.
Lt
Headload V8
He
Gui
Guitar
amp load-box with
multiple output settings.
m
Six-position voicing
S
switch and built-in Radial
sw
JDX for direct feed.
JD
$899 street
$89
radialeng.com
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Fractal Audio Systems


MFC-101 Mk III MIDI
Foot Controller
Tough, easy-to-use MIDI foot controller
designed for the Axe-FX and any other
MIDI devices. Bi-color LEDs. High-intensity
transective display.
$749 retail
fractalaudio.com

PORTRAITS

IN TONE
Geddy Lee chooses the SansAmp RBI and SansAmp RPM rackmounts
to get the tones he needs.
I like to have the option of having both the SansAmp RPM and SansAmp
RBI, as it allows me more flexibility in shaping the tone and distortion
to each specific song.

I love the way the RBI sounds. Nice depth and very controllable
distortion. I seem to be able to recreate some of my old Rickenbacker
top end with it while using my Jazz! It is definitely the best device Ive
used for top end bass distortion and produces the top end crunch I need.
The RPM gives me the drive and controlled distortion I need for my
sound, with extra clarity and extra low end response if I need it.
The SANSAMP RBI is designed to deliver the best of traditional
and modern bass amp systems with a limitless palette of tone
colors you can make your own.
The SANSAMP RPM is a versatile instrument pre-amp
with parametric equalization. It is a supercharged
tone shaper for any signal source. Partner it with a
SansAmp RBI, and you get the ultimate bass preamp system.

SansAmp RBI

SansAmp RPM

RUSH - R40

40th Anniversary Collectors 10-Disc Box Set


Available in DVD & Blu-ray
Live footage spanning all four decades of their career.
Over 2 hours of unreleased material, including a rare
performance of the entire 7-part version of 2112.
Three unreleased tracks from the 1974 vault.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction.

DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN THE U.S.A.


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EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER

Fractal Audio Systems


FX8 Multi-Effects
Pedalboard
Up to eight simultaneous Fractal-quality
effects. Rugged steel chassis with 11
footswitches, dual TRS relays for amp
switching, two switch/expression pedal
jacks, USB, MIDI, and more. No tone
suck.
$1,349 retail
fractalaudio.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


SW4
Four-channel balanced switcher used to select between four different wireless systems or
digital processors. Isolated outputs, master summing buss, and PFL (headphone) system.
$1,199 street
radialeng.com

Fractal Audio Systems


Axe-Fx II XL+ Preamp/Effects Processor
Industry leading all-in-one guitar processor faithfully reproduces hundreds of vintage
and modern guitar amps, speaker cabs, stompboxes, studio effects, and more.
$2,499 retail
fractalaudio.com
fra

Muse Research
Receptor VIP2
Hardware plug-in player and multi-effects processor.
$1,699 retail
museresearch.com

Rupert Neve Designs


5045 Primary Source Enhancer
Two-channel analog noise gate and intelligent limiter.
$1,895 retail
rupertneve.com

THE PROFESSIONAL CHOICE

www.fractalaudio.com

PickuPs
PRICE RANGE: $49 & UNDER

EMG inc.
AB-220

a push/pull full-bandwidth
booster with up to 20dB of
preset variable gain. The
aB 220 differs from the
standard aB as it features
two detented positions,
the first at +8dB and the
second at +15dB.
$47 retail
emgpickups.com

GFs
REDactives

GFs
GFS Gold Foil
Humbuckers

Vintage-voiced, noiseless
active pickups with
complete plug-and-play
wiring.
$24 retail
guitarfetish.com

Vintage gold foil-style


pickup. alnico magnets,
coil tappable.
$34 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $50-$99

kiesel Guitars
Greg Howe Parallax Bridge
Pickup
kiesel Guitars
Lithium Series Pickups

The Kiesel Passive lithium series humbuckers


were made for modern music where clarity,
focus, and articulation are needed.
$89-$109 retail
carvinguitars.com

The Greg howe signature Parallax Bridge


humbucker was made specifically to
meet Greg's musical needs.
$99 retail
carvinguitars.com

seymour Duncan
Phat Cat

a Phat Cat is an actual single-coil P-90 pickup inside of


a humbucker cover. Features alnico ii magnets and is
available in nickel or gold and in a calibrated set.
$79 retail
seymourduncan.com

Mojotone
Two-Face Strat Pickup

hybrid P-90/strat-style single-coil


pickup. sold individually.
$63 retail
mojotone.com

Aguilar Amplification
Super Double D1
slick
Slick 56 Set

Vintage sandcast
alnico-rod magnets, fiber
bobbins, hand-aged,
wood-boxed.
$79 retail
guitarfetish.com

108

electric bass humbucker, alnico


V magnets, 42-gauge Formvar
wire. 4-, 5-, or 6-string versions
available.
$195 street
aguilaramp.com

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Aguilar Amplification
AG 4M/J-HC

electric bass pickup set with hum-canceling,


split-coil Jazz-bass neck and mm-style humbucker. alnico V magnets. 5- and 6-string
versions available
$199 street
aguilaramp.com

PickuPs
PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
$200-$499

L.R. Baggs
Lyric

acoustic guitar microphone system with soundholemounted Volume control.


$199 street
lrbaggs.com

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


GHOST Acousti-Phonic Modular Pickup System

acoustic guitar tone for you electric guitar. durable piezo pickups
with built in acousti-Phonic preamp.
$128 street
graphtech.com

Lindy Fralin Pickups


Mini humbucker

Mojotone
Gold Foil Pickup

Lindy Fralin Pickups


Big Single

Consistent clone of the '60s Gold Foil singlecoil pickup. sold individually.
$140 retail
mojotone.com

single-coil-sounding humbucker.
$130 retail
fralinpickups.com

mini humbucker set with 8% hotter bridge


unit.
$140 retail
fralinpickups.com

PRs Guitars
Tremonti

PRs Guitars
59/09

Powerful and articulate tones when played clean or


with high gain. available in neck or bridge versions.
$157 retail
prsaccessories.com

aggressive and articulate tones


when played clean or with high
gain. available in neck or bridge
versions.
$188 retail
prsaccessories.com

seymour Duncan
Seth Lover

authentic P.a.F. replica with original-style nickel


silver cover, long-legged nickel silver bottom plate,
butyrate plastic bobbins, plain enamel wire, alnico
ii bar magnet, wooden spacer, and black paper
tape. Wound on the same machine Gibson used to
wind the original P.a.F's. available individually or in
a set (nickel or gold).
$103 retail
seymourduncan.com

PRs Guitars
\m/

electric guitar humbucker. Clarity and definition with a punch.


available in neck or bridge
versions.
$188 retail
prsaccessories.com

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PickuPs
PRICE
PRICE RANGE:
RANGE: $200
UNDER
& OVER
$200

Asher Guitars & Lap steels


Sweet T Pickups Matching Set Neck and
Bridge

Aguilar Amplification
DCB D2

electric bass humbucker with dual ceramic bar


magnets, available in various 4-, 5- and 6-string
sizes
$225 street
aguilaramp.com

Fishman
Fluence Classic Humbucker, Set

hand crafted. alnico V and alnico iii magnets. 42 gauge


Formvar wire. Bridge pickup 8.8k, neck pickup 6.7k.
shellac dipped. Nickel, black, or cream cover. Vintage
tone.
$284 street
asherguitars.com

Asher Guitars & Lap steels


Sweet 90 Pickups Matching Set Neck
and Bridge
hand crafted. alnico iV magnets. 42 gauge Formvar
wire. Bridge pickup 7.7k, neck pickup 6.5k.
shellac dipped. Nickel, black, or cream cover. Full,
balanced tone.
$284 street
asherguitars.com

Fishman
Fluence Single Width Pickup, Set of 3

multi-voice pickups give players two selectable, complementary voices to choose from. a new, analog, system-wide
approach to delivering great idealized guitar sound that is
also free from hum and other artifacts. optional rechargeable battery pack or standard 9V battery power. available
individually or sets in black nickel, nickel, gold, or brushed
stainless.
$249 street
fluence.fishman.com

multi-voice electric guitar pickups featuring two


selectable, complementary voices to choose from.
a new, analog, system-wide approach to delivering
great idealized guitar sound that is also free from
hum and other artifacts. offers 200+ hours of play
time on optional UsB rechargeable battery pack or
standard 9V battery power. available in black and
white.
$224 street
fluence.fishman.com

Fishman
Fluence Modern Humbucker, Set

multi-voice pickups give players two selectable,


complementary voices to choose from. a new, analog, system-wide approach to delivering great idealized guitar sound that is also free from hum and
other artifacts. optional rechargeable battery pack
or standard 9V battery power. available individually
or sets in black plastic, nickel, gold, or brushed stainless. available in 6-, 7-, or 8-string versions.
$239 street
fluence.fishman.com

EMG inc.
57/66 Set

designed and voiced specifically as neck and bridge


pickups, the 57 and 66
humbuckers come in emGs
exclusive brushed-steel
covers, giving the set a sleek
modern look.
$239 retail
emgpickups.com

110

seymour Duncan
P-Rails and Triple
Shots

allows P-90, single-coil, humbucker, series, parallel tones


from a single pickup that has
a mounting ring with miniswitches. Pre-wired and ready
to install for any humbucker
routed guitar. Comes in a neck/
bridge set.
$204 retail
seymourduncan.com

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L.R. Baggs
Anthem

acoustic guitar microphone and pickup system with


soundhole mounted controls.
$299 street
lrbaggs.com

JOEL STROETZEL
Guitarist for

UN-WIND

Killswitch Engage
During the first show I
played using the Fishman
Fluence pickups I noticed a
real difference going between
distorted and clean sounds.
With the push/pull, Multi-Voice
knob, you easily get your loud,
clear, rock, metal tone for the
active sounds. And the passive
sounds are killer for clean tone
nice and shimmery.

Joels pickups Fluence Modern Humbuckers

Everything You Hear Is True

TM

The electric guitar pickup has been wound since 1934. 80 years later, weve unwound it.

fishman.com/fluence

ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
Alpine Hearing
Protection
Party Plug

Alpine Hearing
Protection
Music Safe Classic

Filtered musicians earplugs.


$15 street
alpinehearingprotection.com

Musicians earplug kit. Dual lters.


$19 street
alpinehearingprotection.com

Creative Tunings
Harmonik Mutes
CruzTools
Soundhole Truss Rod Drivers
Easy adjustment of acoustic guitar truss
rods through sound hole. 4mm and 5mm
sizes available to t most makes and
models.
$13 street
cruztools.com

Creates harmonics on open strings and still allows


ngered notes. Fits like a glove on any SpiderCapo.
$12 street
spidercapo.com

Deltalab
CT10
Chromatic clip on tuner. Rotating clip for easy
viewing, easy-to-read backlit display, adjustable calibration.
$24 retail
deltalabeffects.com

Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.


Dunlop 50th Anniversary Nylon
(12-pack)
Nylon picks. Standard shape. Low-prole
grip. Available in .36mm, .73mm, and
.88mm gauges.
$5 retail
jimdunlop.com

Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.


Tortex Triangle (12-pack)
Tortex pick. Triangle shape. Available in
.50, .60, .73, .88, 1.14 gauges.
$5 retail
jimdunlop.com

EBS Sweden AB
PCF
Flat design patch cables for connecting pedals
on a pedalboard. Available in 10cm, 18cm,
28cm and 58 cm.
$2-$6.95 retail
ebssweden.com

Ernie Ball Inc


Super Locks

Fender
Fender Performance Batteries

Made from nickel-plated steel. Complete


360-degree secure connection. Robust
mechanics providing maximum durability.
Set of 2.
$24 street
ernieball.com

4-Pack include four AA batteries, long-life ultra


alkaline design and for use in active guitars, effects
pedals and more.
$3 retail
fender.com

Fishman
FT-2 Flip-On Clip-on Digital Tuner
Clip-on chromatic tuner. Large LCD display with accurate meter-style needle-tuning display. Automatic
power save shuts it off after 5 minutes. Includes
2032 coin battery.
$19 street
shman.com

GHS Strings
Fast Fret
GHS Strings
Gorgomyte
Fret cleaner. Fretboard
conditioner.
$18 street
ghsstrings.com

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Cleans and lubricates strings.


Conditions neck. Safe on
fretboard and neck. Liquid in
applicator.
$5 street
ghsstrings.com

ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


TUSQ Harmonically Rich Picks

Godin
Godin Luthier Grade Guitar
Polish
A unique blend of non-abrasive natural
conditioners that is safe for use on all
nishes. Non-aerosol, eco-friendly dispenser. Silicone free and leaves no wax
build-up. Small individual size bottle:
118ml/4 oz. Made in Canada.
$8 retail
godinguitars.com

Three built-in harmonic tones (bright, warm, deep). Three shapes


(tear drop, standard, bi-angle). Three gauges (.88, 1.00, 1.40).
6-pack.
$5 street
graphtech.com

Godin
Straps
Branded Godin guitar straps. Various styles
available.
$19 retail
godinguitars.com

Grover Musical Products


GP680T
Clip-on chromatic tuner, full color
display. Lithium battery.
$19 retail
grotro.com

Grover Musical Products


GP800C
Grover strap-lock feature quick release players want and
need. Available in nickel, chrome, black, and gold.
$24 retail
grotro.com

Grover Musical Products


GP750BL
Ultra Capo Features the Worlds First offset design, allows for more room for the thumb on the back of the neck.
Easy on, easy off, easy to position. Available in matte
black, silver, and red.
$19 retail
grotro.com

Hilltop Music Corporation


Tufes Blue Tip Microphone
Cable
Handcrafted in USA; two conductor, 22 AWG, bare copper cable;
high-quality Farnell XLR microphone
plugs. Comes in varying lengths from
5' to 50'.
$16-$26 retail
tufes-cables.com

Guitar Shop Tees


The T-Shirt Club for Guitarists
Get a new t-shirt each month from iconic guitar
shops from around the world. Subscribe monthto month, 3, 6, or 12 months. S&H included.
$25/month retail
guitarshoptees.com

Kyser Musical Products


Guitar Care Kit
Everything you need to keep your acoustic or
electric guitar looking and sounding great:
String-Cleaning, Polish, Lem-Oil, and three
color-coded Ultra Opper Fiber cloths. Everything in this kit is made in the U.S.A.
$24 retail
kysermusical.com

Kyser Musical Products


Tie-Dye Quick Change
The Kyser Quick-Change capo for
6-string acoustic guitars, available in
tie-dye colored nish. Made by hand in
the U.S.A.
$24 retail
kysermusical.com

Markbass
Bass Keeper
Handy accessory to safely store
your bass against the side of your
amp. Strong velcro straps attach
the neck of your bass to either the
cabinet handle or the side of the
cabinet.
$19 retail
markbass.it

Mojotone
Rene Martinez Red Gold Guitar Polish
4 oz. bottle.
$7 retail
mojotone.com

Mojotone
Rene Martinez Texas Whiz Tool Kit
24-piece micro-tip screwdriver set.
$16 retail
mojotone.com

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PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER

Peavey
String Maintenance Kit
Used to clean and polish strings between string
set replacements. For use on electric or acoustic guitar strings.
$10 retail
peavey.com

Monster Grips LLC


Monster Grips
The ultimate grip for guitar picks and more. 16-pack of
clear, non-slip silicone grips measuring 0.5" diameter by
0.3mm thick.
$8 street
monstergrips.com

Peavey
Capo
6-string capo. Available in anodized or
black nish.
$14 retail
peavey.com

Quik Lok
DSP-390
Tilting metal TV mount for
19" to 40" at-screen
TV's. Connects to any
35mm diameter tripod
or leg stand: 75x75 to
200x200 VESA mounting
pattern. Black nish.
$24 retail
quiklok.com

Peavey
PT-C01 Clip on Chromatic
Tuner
Clip on chromatic tuner with color display
for guitar/bass/violin/ukulele.
$18 retail
peavey.com

RockReady
Snap Strap
Click-lock nylon/leather strap
for bass or guitar.
$20 retail
osiamo.com

StageTrix
Setting Saver
Marker to note settings on amps,
pedals, and consoles.
$5.99 street
stagetrixproducts.com

Samson
CT16 Clip-On Tuner
Clip-on tuner, large LCD, 360 clip
movement, piezo sensor, at tuning/
transposition, pitch calibration (A
410450Hz).
$19 street
samsontech.com

Samson
CT260V Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
Clip-on chromatic tuner, vertical LCD, 360 clip
movement, auto On/Off features.
$19 street
samsontech.com

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StageTrix
SuperLoop

StageTrix
Wah Fastener

8' (2.4m) loop-fastener roll.


$14.99 street
stagetrixproducts.com

Universal classic wah-pedal fastener.


$11.99 street
stagetrixproducts.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $25 & UNDER
TC-Helicon
Dynamic Mic Adapter
Connect both microphone and headphone
to smartphone/tablet. Supplied with an
XLR-to-3.5mm cable.
$24 street
tc-helicon.com

Yamaha
AxPak

Xotic
Rubber Knob Cover
Rubber knob cover for guitar effect pedals.
$4 street
main.xotic.us

All-in-one guitar accessories pack. A-frame stand, tuner, strap,


string winder, polishing cloth.
$18 retail
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $26-$49


BluGuitar
MIDI 1
Alpine Hearing Protection
Music Safe Pro

MIDI In adapter cable for Amp 1.


$49 street
bluguitar.com

Musicians earplug kit with 3 different lters.


$29 street
alpinehearingprotection.com

Allparts
TK-7724
Replacement buttons for Grover tuners in Mother
of pearl, jasper, turquoise, ebony, and other
materials. Set of six.
$29- $100 retail
allparts.com

DAddario Planet Waves


The Pad Lock guitar
strap
Secured rubber tab for both
ends. Adjustable length 35" to
56".
$35 retail
planetwaves.com

Creative Tunings
SpiderCapo
Individual string capo to create hundreds of open
tunings.
$29 street
spidercapo.com

CruzTools
StageHand Guitar/Bass Tech Kit
Super compact, yet highly capable tech kit for guitar and bass players
$35 street
cruztools.com

DAddario Planet Waves


Clip-on Headstock
Tuner
DAddario Planet Waves
NS Artist Capo with NS Micro Headstock Tuner Combo Pack
Capo for 6-string guitars. Tuner a built-in piezo
transducer.
$35 retail
planetwaves.com

Reversible multi-color display.


Calibration from 410-480Hz.
$44 retail
planetwaves.com

Deltalab
CT30
Chromatic clip-on tuner, swivels for
360 movement. Fits any instrument.
Easy-to-read full-color display, visual metronome function, adjustable
calibration.
$29 retail
deltalabeffects.com

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ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $26-$49

Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.


Jacquard Straps
Jacquard-woven fabric straps. Available in 11
different designs. Genuine leather ends. Pulltested to 200 lbs.
$29 retail
jimdunlop.com

Ernie Ball Inc


Power Peg Pro
Fits 100% of all tuning keys. 80% faster
than tuning by hand. Comes with rechargeable battery and power adapter.
$34 street
ernieball.com

Ernie Ball Inc


Musicians Tool Kit
Instrument care system includes microber polish cloth,
ponder wipes, heavy duty string cutter, peg winder, 6-in-1
screwdriver, ruler, hex wrench set.
$49 street
ernieball.com

Hilltop Music Corporation


Tufes Sidewinder Instrument Cable (Serpentine
Series)

Hal Leonard
The Guitar Amp Handbook
Updated and Expanded Edition by Dave
Hunter covering how tube amps work,
interviews with known amp makers and
instructions to build your own amp at
home.
$29 retail
halleonardbooks.com

Hilltop Music Corporation


Tufes Heavy Duty Instrument Cables
Handcrafted in USA. Limited lifetime warranty. 18-gauge
AWG. Neutrik heavy-duty plugs, heat-shrink sealed on inside, starquad-style construction. 2-pole 1/4" plug.
$29-$39 retail
tufes-cables.com

Klotz Ais GmbH


RockMaster
Guitar cable.
40 retail
klotz-ais.com

Jensen Speakers
C6V
6 20W Ceramic magnet.
$31 retail
jensentone.com

PRS Guitars
S2 Mira pickguards
Available in 3 colors (Tortoise/Mint/Black/Mint, Pearloid/Black/White, White/Black/White).
$26 retail
prsguitars.com

Markbass
Mark Stand
Made to support any Markbass cabinet, giving the playing
bassist a "monitor" position. Smart folding design gives
it all the support it needs to prop up even the heaviest
cabs. Small enough to t in a gig bag between shows.
$39 retail
markbass.it

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Handcrafted in USA; 24-gauge; 2


Neutrik right angle heavy-duty
plugs with gold contacts, heat
shrink sealed on inside; nontangling and highly exible. Comes in
10' and 25' lengths.
$44.99-$69 retail
tufes-cables.com

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Korg
PitchCrow-G
Ultra compact and
light-weight. Bright, fullcolor LCD for high visibility.
Ultra-high precision tuning
with accuracy as great at
0.1 cents. Up to 24 hours
of battery life. Available in
black & white.
$29 street
korg.com

PRS Guitars
Amp Covers
PRS amplier and cabinet covers are made with durable
nylon and feature integrated padding for extra protection.
The head and combo covers also feature a zippered pocket
to keep cables within easy reach while transporting.
$36 retail
prsguitars.com

ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $26-$49
Quik Lok
IPS-16

Rocktron
DC OnTap Universal
Stompbox Adapter

Table-mount universal tablet


holder for studios, multi-media
workstations and for use on
stage. Lightweight aluminum
plate. Black nish.
$39 retail
quiklok.com

RockReady
Ultra Strap
Neoprene/elastic strap for bass or
guitar.
$45 retail
osiamo.com

Samson
SR550 Studio Headphones
Over-ear studio headphones, closed-back
design, 40mm drivers, cushioned ear cups,
adjustable padded headband.
$39 street
samsontech.com

TC-Helicon
Guitar and Headphone Cable

Snark
HZ
Hertz tuning for astonishing accuracy,
super fast. Bright and crisp display,
View from any angle. Unbreakable
stay put clip.
$39 retail
snarktuners.com

Vox
AC Clip Tune
Iconic Vox diamond-grille design. Compact, lightweight,
and accurate. Bright, fullcolor LCD. Up to 24 hours of
battery life.
$29 street
voxamps.com

9V. Powers up to 20 stomp


boxes at once. Automatically switches between
110V and 220V. Includes
cable set for various jacks
and adapters.
$39 street
rocktron.com

Combined 1/4" guitar and 1/8" headphone cable for in-ear


monitoring and guitar connection. Allows practice without
an amp.
$29 street
tc-helicon.com

Yamaha
GCT1
Xotic
Voltage Doubler
Step-up converter that takes 9 VDC and boosts it
to an output voltage of 15 or 18 VDC (max current draw 80mA).
$28 street
main.xotic.us

Clip-on tuner with chromatic, bass, guitar,


viola, and ukulele settings.
$49 retail
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $50-$99

Celestion
A-Type
12" ceramic magnet American-voiced guitar
speaker. 50W power handling, 98dB sensitivity. Eight-hole chassis.
$99 street
celestion.com

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Chemistry Design Werks


Holeyboard Standard
Effects pedalboard. Baltic Birch. 25" x 17" x 5.5"
Two levels. Curved deck. Integrated handles.
Fastens pedals with zip ties. Multiple nish options.
$99 retail
chemistrydesignwerks.com

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Eminence
GA10-SC64
10" vintage voiced guitar speaker by amp guru George
Alessandro. Warm, rich tone with sparkling highs.
$74 retail
eminence.com

ACCESSORIES
PRICE
PRICERANGE:
RANGE:$200-$499
$50-$99

Eminence
TF-1250
Tomo Fujita 12" signature guitar
speaker. Touch-sensitive, bright
and chimey vintage American
tone.
$99 retail
eminence.com

Fender
FWP-1 Wah Pedal
Durable cast-metal chassis, internal userselectable buffered/classic output switch,
rack/pinion potentiometer and AC and 9V
battery operation.
$89 retail
fender.com

Universal solution that can be tted to most any cover,


pickguard, control plate or similar metal or plastic
part. Power solution for Fishman Fluence pickups.
Lithium-ion pack can be charged by standard miniUSB cable. Up to 200 hours of battery life.
$99 street
shman.com

GHS Strings
External Soundhole
Mic

Fishman
Rechargeable Battery Pack for
Strat

No modication required. Attaches


to soundhole. External volume
control.
$68 street
ghsstrings.com

Direct-t replacements for the back/vibrato


cover on a Strat. Power solution for Fishman
Fluence pickups. Lithium-ion pack can be
charged by standard mini-USB cable. Up to
200 hours of battery life. Available in white
and black.
$99 street
shman.com

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 generation)
and iPad mini.
$54 retail
gobylabs.com

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


Resomax NV2 Tune-O-Matic Bridge
Lightweight, high-strength alloy that boosts harmonic
content. Loaded String Saver saddles virtually eliminate string breakage, provide added full bodied tone
and increase sustain by up to 25%. Tight saddle t.
Magna-Lock automatic locking posts.
$80 street
graphtech.com

Fishman
Rechargeable Battery Pack, Universal

Jensen Speakers
P6V
Hosa Technology
Hosa Drive Bluetooth Audio Receiver
Bluetooth 3.0 technology. 3.5 mm TRS output. USB Mini-B
port for charging. Built-in track buttons. Includes audio
interconnect and USB cable.
$54 retail
hosatech.com

6" 20W Alnico magnet.


$67 retail
jensentone.com

Kyser Musical Products


Guitar Straps

Klotz Ais GmbH


Titanium Microphone
Unique high-end star-quad microphone
cable.
55 retail
klotz-ais.com

Klotz Ais GmbH


Joe Bonamassa
Joe Bonamassa with Silent
Plug.
57 retail
klotz-ais.com

Kyser straps feature a front elastic/


leather slip for secure storage of
your capo, guitar slide or harmonica.
Made of custom-printed poly twill
and recycled leather. Padded body
that can quickly be adjusted from
45" to 55". Made by hand in the
U.S.A.
$69 retail
kysermusical.com

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GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $50-$99

PRS Guitars
Cable

Quik Lok
LPH-004

Straight mono jack to rightangle silent mono jack.


10ft. Made in the UK by
Van Damme.
$62 retail
prsguitars.com

Levys Leathers
MC8TWEY

Free standing tripod base laptop


holder. Universal and fully
adjustable. Pull out mouse tray.
All-steel construction and black
nish.
$79 retail
quiklok.com

Made of 2"-wide heavy-duty distressed cotton, set with two


rows of rivets and nished with distressed leather ends.
This strap will last you forever and is made to look like its
already been used that long. Available in four colors.
$89 retail
levysleathers.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


StageBug SB-6
Two-channel passive audio isolator with
auto conguration for unbalanced or
balanced signals.
$99 street
radialeng.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


StageBug SB-15 Tailbone

Rocktron
Buzzkill

Signal buffer. Converts two 9V supplies


to 15 VDC.
$79 street
radialeng.com

AC Hum Exterminator. Kills 60Hz/120Hz


ground hum. Two channel inputs and
outputs.
$69 street
rocktron.com

Yellow Jacket Tube


Converters
YJNOS
TC-Helicon
Switch-6
Extended remote control switch pedal for TC-Helicon vocal and
guitar multi-effects units.
$74 street
tc-helicon.com

NOS (New Old Stock) limitededition tube converter made


for use in most ampliers under 100 watts and using 6L6,
EL34, 7027, or 6V6 output
tubes. The converter lowers
the overall power in your
amplier and gives your amp a
unique vintage tone.
$86 retail
yellowjacketstc.com

The PUC allows any 5-pin MIDI instrument to connect wirelessly to any Apple device or compatible
PC. Includes a companion app for connectivity.
Connects VIA direct WIFI.
$99 retail
mipuc.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$499

Asher Guitars & Lap Steelss


Adjustable Lap Steel Stand
d
Adjustable height. Aluminum with
stainless steel parts. Easy thread legs.
egs.
Either 6- or 8-string lap steel neck
cradle. Fits Asher Lap Steels. 8 lbs..
Comes with carrying case.
$265 street
asherguitars.com

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Zivix, LLC
PUC Wireless MIDI

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc


ATH-M50x Professional
Monitor Headphone
Proprietary 45-mm large-aperture
drivers with 90-degree swiveling ear-cups. Detachable
cables.
$169 retail
audio-technica.com

BC Audio
Hot Foot

Blue Microphones
Mo-Fi

Solo boost mod for the THD Hot Plate. Modication


installed in the Hot Plate for footswitch control of
attenuation setting. Includes footswitch, 9V power
supply, cable.
$149 retail
bcaudio.com

Powered high-delity headphones with a


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

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| ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
BluGuitar
Remote 1
Amp 1s convenient remote controller. 36 Presets. MIDI out.
$349 street
bluguitar.comf

BluGuitar
Looper Kit

Carl Martin
Tuner

Optional extension module for connecting effects


pedals to Remote 1. Four mono, true-bypass relay
loops Power supplied by Remote 1.
$249 street
bluguitar.com

Switchable between standard


readout and strobe.
$199 retail
carlmartin.com

Celestion
G15V-100 Fullback
15" ceramic magnet guitar speaker. 100W
power handling, 99dB sensitivity. Eight-hole
chassis.
$129 street
celestion.com

Celestion
Alnico Cream
12" alnico magnet guitar speaker. Up to 90W power handling, 100dB sensitivity. Vintage
alnico voicing, suitable for both low and high power amps. Eight-hole chassis.
$299 street
celestion.com

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GUITARS
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499

Chemistry Design Werks


Holeyboard Wide
Effects pedalboard. Baltic birch. 32" x 17" x 5.5" Two levels.
Curved deck. Integrated handles. Fastens pedals with zip
ties. Multiple nish options.
$119 retail
chemistrydesignwerks.com

Decibel Eleven
Hot Stone Deluxe
Power supply for guitar effects pedals: 10 outputs,
8 isolated outputs. Selectable input voltage for
120V or 230V operation.
$179 retail
decibel11.com

Chemistry Design Werks


Holeyboard Big Kahuna
Effects pedalboard. Baltic birch. 42" x 19" x 5.5" Two
levels. Curved deck. Integrated handles. Fastens
pedals with zip ties. Multiple nish options.
$189 retail
chemistrydesignwerks.com

D&A Guitar Gear (RKS, Inc.)


Hydra
High-caliber 6-point/tri-hanger guitar
stand that uses the replaceable TriHeadlock system with TPE Silicone
grip and D&A exclusive transparent
gravity-activated hanger gates. Vertically adjustable swiveling butt-rest.
Lifetime guarantee.
$199 retail
heydna.com

Decibel Eleven
Pedal Palette
Analog loop bypass switcher, router, and mixer capable of
swapping effect pedals instantly while simultaneously
providing a parallel mix bus. Midi controllable, 4 loops.
$399 retail
decibel11.com

Dr Z. Amplication
Brake-Lite SA
Stand-alone passive guitar amp attenuator. Up to 11dB of attenuation for amps up to 45W. Two parallel speaker outputs for use
with two speaker cabs.
$229 retail
drzamps.com

Dr Z. Amplication
Brake-Lite
Mountable passive guitar amp attenuator.
Up to 11dB of attenuation for amps up to
45W.
$219 retail
drzamps.com

Dr Z. Amplication
Air Brake
Passive guitar amp attenuator. Attenuation down to 1W. Handles up
to 100 W amps.
$379 retail
drzamps.com

Eminence
EJ-1240

EBS Sweden AB
EBS CarryOn Pedalboard System
Cabin-sized reinforced bag, featuring pedalboard,
Velcro, 3M dual-lock, versatile handles and two
EBS 2ndRow pedal risers.
$249 street
ebssweden.com

Fender
John Popper Harmonicas
Features include stainless-steel sheet reeds, fast-playing,
durable, moisture-resistant ABS comb, stylish leather
pouch. Available in the keys of C, G, A, D, F, B and Eb. The
7-pack ($899) includes carrying case.
$129 retail
fender.com

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Eric Johnson signature 12"


guitar speaker featuring
40W of vintage alnico guitar
itar
tone.
$249 retail
eminence.com

Godin
TRIC case
Thermally Regulated Instrument Case. Made of
Expanded Polypropylene. Lightweight and impact
resistant. Available in various acoustic and electric
body sizes.
$109 street
godinguitars.com

| ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499

Graph Tech Guitar Labs


Ratio Locking Machine Heads

Gruv Gear
Club Bag
Medium-sized padded tech gear backpack. Side access and
removable 3-level shelf system. Attach to carts and luggage
handles. Optional tethered laptop sleeve. Water repellent
1680D nylon material.
$149 street
gruvgear.com

Patented multi-geared tuning technology for predictable, precise, response.


Locking system for added tuning stability.
Classic, contemporary, contemporarymini and vintage button options. Available
in chrome, gold, black, and nickel. Invisomatch Mounting Plates included for quick
and easy installation.
$139 street
graphtech.com

Gruv Gear
Stadium Bag
Large padded tech-gear backpack.
Side access and removable 3-level
shelf system. Fits 19" rackmount
gear. Optional tethered laptop
sleeve. Water repellent 1680D
nylon material.
$199 street
gruvgear.com

Jensen Speakers
The Nighthawk
The rst Jensen speaker with a 1.75" voice
coil. With its 51 ounce ceramic magnet and
specially designed frame and cone, the
Nighthawk deliveries 75W of rich tone.
$109 retail
jensentone.com

Krane AMG
AMG 500
Heavy-duty convertible utility cart with 4 modes. Carbon steel
construction. Never-at tires. 500lbs weight capacity.
$249 street
kranecarts.com

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GUITARS
Levys Leathers
M17CC
Feels like that old pair of
jeans you cant part with.
relaxed and comfortable
like youve had it for years.
The unique dying process
of the pull up leather
allows the color to move
beneath the surface,
making it more interesting
with each wear. Available in
three colors.
$146 retail
levysleathers.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$499


Levys Leathers
MV17HD01
Hand-dyed genuine veg-tan leather
with suede backing. The untreated natural leather accepts the
dye wash in a way that exposes
the natural grain of the leather,
making each strap unique. Available in three colors and in three
different tooled designs.
$155 retail
levysleathers.com

Mojotone
Stompbox Suitcab
Mojotone Suitcab pedal board.
$299 retail
mojotone.com

RockReady
Volo Gig Bag

MXR
M238 Iso-Brick Power Supply
Compact. 10 fully isolated outputs: two 9V outputs
at 100mA, two 9V outputs at 300mA, two 9V outputs at 450mA, two 18V outputs at 250mA, and
two variable outputs adjustable from 6V to 15V
at 250mA. On/off and connection status LEDs.
Powers analog and digital, positive and negative
ground pedals.
$149 street
jimdunlop.com

Rocktron
PowerTap
9V adjustable pedal power. Three AC outputs, 5
jacks switchable from DC9V to DC12V; 4 jacks
switchable from DC4V to DC9V. One AC9V jack.
Unit Switchable from 230V to 115V. 11 connector cables.
$199 street
rocktron.com

sE Electronics
guitaRF
Reexion Filter, double mic mount, and
isolation device for guitar and bass amp
cabinets.
$199 street
seelectronics.com

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Gig bag for bass or guitar.


$159 retail
osiamo.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


StageBug SB48-UB
Phantom-power supply uses standard 15V supply
to generate 48V, enables artist to use a condenser
microphone or active DI on the guitar, upright bass,
or mandolin.
$139 street
radialeng.com

Roland
BC TC-EJ Eric Johnson Blues Cube Tone Capsule
Modication circuit unit that changes the tube circuit characteristic of the original Blues Cube and attaches under the amp
chassis. Once connected, the circuit modication on the Tone
Capsule changes the tuning of the amp giving you Eric Johnson's tones and responses. Compatible products: Blues Cube
Artist, Blues Cube Artist212 and Blues Cube Stage.
$299 street
rolandus.com

sE Electronics
RF-X
Reexion Filter multi-layer portable vocal
booth/acoustic treatment.
$119 street
seelectronics.com

Source Audio
Reex Universal Expression Controller

Super-Vee Tremolo Systems


Maverick Tremolo for the Telecaster

Simultaneous expression control of 3 effects pedals,


plus MIDI continuous controller messages, and USB,
which shows up as a MIDI device on any DAW software.
Adjust the depth, direction and taper of each expression output for up to 128 presets.
$219 street
sourceaudio.net

The ultimate in tonal clarity, tuning stability and sustain.


Vintage-style brass with true compensation. Each saddle
is engineered for each set of strings giving you perfect
intonation. Kit comes with bar, springs, screws, claw and
claw screws.
$199 retail
super-vee.com

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| ACCESSORIES
PRICE RANGE: $100-$499
Super-Vee Tremolo Systems
BladeRunner Tremolo
Super-Vee Tremolo Systems
Locking Tremolo System
Drop-in, double-locking tremolo system does not
require permanent or destructive modications
to the guitar. Patented Blade technology and
patented drop-in side-locking nut makes the
Super-Vee dive-bomb proof with zero-friction
action. Designed to t Stratocasters and Strat
clones in six-screw or two-post mount.
$399 retail
super-vee.com

Frictionless action and positionable whammy bar, the


BladeRunner is designed for Stratocasters and Strat
clones in six-screw or two-post mount. Fits modern and
vintage string spacing. Custom Shop models include a
wide variety of nishes, saddles, blocks, and bars.
$169-199 retail
super-vee.com

Zivix, LLC
PUC+ Bluetooth MIDI
Wirelessly connect MIDI instruments to the
latest Apple devices and compatible PCs.
Now featuring Bluetooth LE, USB and
5-pin, bi-directional and ultra low latency.
Includes companion app.
$129 retail
mipuc.com

PRICE RANGE: OVER $500 or TBD

Boss
ES-8 Effects Switching System
Programmable switching system with eight effects loops.
Volume loop. Analog circuit design. Ability to change
the routing order and create parallel effect chains.
Onboard memory. 800 patch memories. Custom pedal
function assignments. MIDI. DC input.
$699 street
bossus.com

DV Mark
Multiamp MIDI Pedalboard
MIDI Pedalboard dedicated to the Multiamp series. Program change and Control Change
modes. Instant access to Multiamps Tuner and Tap Tempo functions. Expression pedal
input. Ultra-compact size.
$TBD retail
dvmark.it

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STRINGS |
PRICE RANGE: $10 & UNDER
Dunlop Manufacturing
Dunlop Super Bright
Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball
Ernie Ball Cobalt
Slinkys

Everly Strings
B52 .010-.046 Lights
with Alloy 52

GHS Strings
Craig Chee Re-entrant
Set

GHS Strings
Americana Series
Acoustic

Godin
Godin High-Denition
electric guitar
strings

$9 retail
jimdunlop.com

$4 street
ghsstrings.com

Godin
Godin High-Denition
acoustic guitar
strings
$6 retail
godinguitars.com

PRS Guitars
PRS .010-.046 Electric
Guitar Strings
$8 retail
prsaccessories.com

SIT Strings
8-String Balanced
Tension
$10 retail
sitstrings.com

$9 retail
ernieball.com

$8 street
ghsstrings.com

Peavey
Liquid Nickel-Wound
Electric Guitar Strings
(.009, .010)
$6 retail
peavey.com

PRS Guitars
PRS .011-.049
Electric Guitar Strings
(DGT)
$10 retail
prsaccessories.com

Xaviere
Xaviere Nickel Round
Wound Strings
$2 retail
guitarfetish.com

$9 retail
everlystrings.com

$6 retail
godinguitars.com

Peavey
Liquid Phosphor
Bronze Acoustic
Guitar Strings (.010,
.011, .012)
$6 retail
peavey.com

Rotosound
Jumbo King JK12
Acoustic Guitar
strings
$9 retail
rotosound.com

Xaviere
Xaviere Phosphor
Bronze Acoustic
$3 retail
guitarfetish.com

PRICE RANGE: $11-$19


Xaviere
Xaviere Pure Nickel
Strings
$5 retail
guitarfetish.com

Asher Guitars & Lap


Steels
Electro Hawaiian Lap
Steel Strings
EH6-15

Asher Guitars & Lap


Steels
Acoustic Hawaiian Lap
Steel Strings
AH6-14

Cleartone Strings
Treated Acoustic .012.053 Lights

DAddario Strings
NYXL1046BT, Balanced
Tension Electric Guitar
Strings, .010-.046

$11 street
asherguitars.com

Cleartone Strings
Treated Electric .010.046 Lights
$12 retail
cleartonestrings.com

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$16 retail
cleartonestrings.com

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$13 street
asherguitars.com

$11 street
nyxlstory.com

Music To Your Ears

NEW Elixir Bass Strings - inspired by 4,000+ Bass Players

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STRINGS |
PRICE RANGE: $11-$19
DAddario Strings
NYXL0940BT, Balanced
Tension Electric Guitar
Strings, .009-.040
$11 street
nyxlstory.com

PRS Guitars
PRS Acoustic
Strings

$14 retail
prsaccessories.com

Dunlop
Manufacturing, Inc.
Dunlop Phosphor
Bronze Acoustic
$13 retail
jimdunlop.com

Rotosound
Rotos R10 Electric Guitar
Strings
$11 retail
rotosound.com

Ernie Ball
Ernie Ball M-Steel
Slinkys
$12 retail
ernieball.com

SIT Strings
CRT Treated
Acoustics
$13 retail
sitstrings.com

PRICE RANGE: $20 & OVER


DAddario Strings
EXP16 with NY Steel,
Coated Phosphor Bronze
Acoustic Guitar Strings,
.012-.054
$29 street
daddario.com

Dunlop Manufacturing
Marcus Miller
Super Bright Bass
Strings
$44 retail
jimdunlop.com

Elixir Strings
Electric Bass Nickel
Plated Steel 5-string
set with Nanoweb
coating, Light/
Medium, Long Scale
(.045-.135)
$44 retail
elixirstrings.com

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| STRINGS
PRICE RANGE: $20 & OVER
Elixir Strings
Electric Bass Stainless
Steel 4-string set
with Nanoweb coating,
Medium, Long Scale
(.050 - .105)

Elixir Strings
Electric Bass Stainless
Steel 5-string set
with Nanoweb coating,
Light/Medium, Long
Scale (.045 - .135)

Ernie Ball
Ernie Ball Cobalt
Flatwound Slinkys

GHS Strings
Round Core Bass
Boomers

Rotosound
Swing Bass RS66LD

SIT Strings
RB Electric Bass

DR Handmade Strings
Neon Multi-Color
Acoustic

DR Handmade Strings
Neon Multi-Color
Bass

$40 retail
elixirstrings.com

$29 street
ghsstrings.com

$39 retail
ernieball.com

$44 retail
elixirstrings.com

$39 retail
rotosound.com

$50 retail
sitstrings.com

PRICE RANGE: $TBD


DR Handmade Strings
Neon Multi-Color
Electric
$TBD
drstrings.com

$TBD
drstrings.com

$TBD
drstrings.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $99 & UNDER
PRIC
Blue Microphones
enCORE 100i

Cakewalk
Music Creator 7

Custom-tuned dynamic capsule designed


with tighter polar pattern for miking
guitar cabs, snare drums, vocals, and
other sources requiring isolation. SPL
handling, up to 154dB. Includes soft-grip
mic clip and soft-lined storage pouch.
$89 retail
bluemic.com

Music Creator 7 is the fun, easy, and fast


way to create original music or remix
your favorite songs.
$49 retail
cakewalk.com

Fractal Audio Systems


Cab Packs
Expand the sonic potential of the Axe-Fx or your
DAW with Cab Packs, professionally produced
collections of Impulse Response les. Each
includes one or more speakers captured with
a number of mics positioned and dialed in to
provide great new tones for your stage or studio
performances.
$29 retail
fractalaudio.com

EastWest
Composer Cloud
Subscription plan for access to over
9,000 high-quality virtual instruments
and sounds.
$29.99/month retail
composercloud.net

GIK Acoustics
242 Acoustic Panel
The 242 Acoustic Panel is a professionally constructed, lab-tested, broadband absorber. Panels
are 3.5" thick and available in three standard sizes.
Made with eco-friendly components.
$37 retail
gikacoustics.com

Fractal Audio Systems


Cab-Lab IR Mixer and Tools
Mixer and tools to process, trim, lter, and adjust the
phase of guitar speaker Impulse Responses (IRs).
Listen in real time while you mix on the Axe-Fx, or
use the plug-in version in your DAW.
$79 retail
fractalaudio.com

Harbinger
Lvl series mixers
Compact exible mixers; high-headroom,
clean preamps with XLR, 1/4" and RCA inputs, solid EQ. Perfect for home recording.
Available with 5 to 12 channels.
$45-$115 retail
harbingerproaudio.com

PreSonus
Studio One 3 Artist/Professional
Full-featured DAW (Mac/Windows), drag-and-drop
interface, multi-touch support, mastering page.
Unlimited audio and instrument tracks, VIs, buses,
and effects.
$99-$399 retail
presonus.com

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Peavey
ReValver 4 Amplier Modeling
Software
Stand-alone program and AAX, VST, or AU
plug-ins. New RIR 2 Cabinet Modeling and
Audio Cloning technology. Features a pedal
board for stomp modules, effects rack, and
Gig Mode for seamless switching between
presets for live use.
Free-$7.99 street
peavey.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $99 & UNDER
R
Prodipe
TT1 Pro Instruments
Uni-directional dynamic mic with a frequency response
of 50Hz to 15kHz.
$49 retail
prodipeamerica.com

Samson
Q7 Professional Dynamic Microphone
Neodymium mic element. Multi-axis/shock-mounted capsule, supercardioid
pickup pattern, 80Hz-12kHz. Handles SPLs up to 147dB. Rugged die cast body.
Includes mic clip/carry case.
$79 street
samsontech.com

PRICE RANGE: $100-$199

Apogee Electronics
JAM 96k
Guitar interface for
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch,
and Mac.
$129 retail
apogeedigital.com

Audio-Technica
o-T
-Technica U.S., Inc.
AT2020USB+
020USB+ Cardioid
Condenser
denser USB
Microphone
rophone
USB digital
gital output with 16-bit resolution
on and 44.1/48 kHz sample
rates.. Frequency response is
20Hz-20kHz.
z-20kHz.
$149 retail
etail
audio-technica.com
technica.com

Blue Microphones
Yeti Studio
All-in-one professional vocal recording system featuring Yeti
multi-pattern USB mic, custom PreSonus Studio One Artist
software, and iZotope Nectar Elements advanced studio
vocal effects.
$149 retail
bluemic.com

Cakewalk
RapturePro
Performance synth that combines oscillator and
sample-based synthesis in an intuitive design for
musicians of any skill level.
$199 retail
cakewalk.com

FabFilter
Pro-Q 2
FabFilter
Pro-L

Equalizer plug-in.
$179 retail
fablter.com

Limiter plug-in.
$179 retail
fablter.com

FabFilter
Saturn
Distortion and saturation plug-in.
$154 retail
fablter.com

Fostex
T50RP
Semi-open studio headphones,
$169 street
fostexinternational.com

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LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $100-$199

Lewitt Audio
MTP-550

MakeMusic, Inc.
Finale PrintMusic
2014

Handheld dynamic vocal microphone.


Ultra-rugged. High gain before feedback.
$119 street
lewitt-audio.com

Affordable, easy-to-use music notation software.


$119 retail
nale.com

McDSP
FutzBox

MakeMusic, Inc.
Garritan Abbey Road Studios
CFX Concert Grand

Lo-, distortion, noise generator.


AAX, AU, VST formats.
$149 retail
mcdsp.com

Virtual piano captures Yamahas CFX


Concert Grand in historic Studio 1.
$199 retail
garritan.com

Overloud
Mark Studio 2

Overloud
TH-2

Ofcial Markbass virtual amp sim


with 9 cabinets and pedalboard.
$129 street
ilio.com

Virtual guitar-amp suite with 45


amp channels, 29 cabinets, 18
mics, 70 stomp boxes/pedals/
rack effects.
$179 street
ilio.com

PreSonus
AudioBox iOne

PreSonus
AudioBox iTwo

2-channel bus-powered USB/


iPad audio interface with one
mic input and one instrument
input.
$159 retail
presonus.com

2-channel bus-powered USB/


iPad audio and MIDI interface
with two combo mic/line/
instrument inputs.
$199 retail
presonus.com

Prodipe
GL21 Acoustic guitar & Ukulele
Uni-directional mic with frequency response of 50Hz to 20KHz. Sensitivity:
-47dB 3dB. Max SPL (140 dB).
$129 retail
prodipeamerica.com

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LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $100-$199
Radial Engineering Ltd.
JDX48
Updated JDX powered by either power supply or standard
48V phantom. Low-frequency extension switch for use with
bass amps. May be used with ampliers up to 300W.
$199 street
radialeng.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


X-Amp
Active reamper with two outputs, discrete class A signal path,
balanced line-level input with LED peak indicator and output
level control, transformer isolated output, 180 polarity reverse
switch, and ground lift switch.
$199 street
radialeng.com

sE Electronics
X1 D
Titanium diaphragm cardioid condenser microphone.
-10dB pad, bass-cut lter.
$199 street
seelectronics.com

Soundtoys
Crystallizer
Reverse echo effect inspired by Crystal
Echoes preset on the Eventide H3000.
$179 retail
soundtoys.com

Sennheiser
ClipMic Digital
A precise clip-on microphone with a high-quality external signal converter. Works for mobile recording with
iOS devices.
$199 retail
en-us.sennheiser.com

Soundtoys
EchoBoy
A history of echo devices in a single plug-in. The
pro standard for vocal echo.
$179 retail
soundtoys.com

Synthogy
Ivory II-American Concert D
American Steinway D selected by Steinway
for concert performances. Up to 20 velocity layers. Harmonic resonance modeling
and more.
$199 retail
synthogy.com

Tannoy
Reveal 402
4" active studio monitor. 50W bi-amp.
Balanced and unbalanced inputs. Mobile
connectivity via Aux Link. Rubber padded
base. Front-ring bass port.
$139 retail
tannoystudio.com

Soundtoys
Decapitator
Subtle to extreme modeled hardware saturation. Top mix
engineers secret weapon.
$179 retail
soundtoys.com

Tannoy
Reveal 502
5" active studio monitor. 75W bi-amp.
Balanced and unbalanced inputs. Mobile
connectivity via Aux Link. Rubber padded
base. Front-ring bass port.
$179 retail
tannoystudio.com

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Apogee Electronics
MiC 96k

ADK Microphones
Odin

Cardioid condenser microphone for iPhone,


iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
$229 retail
apogeedigital.com

Ultra-high SPL mic with tone and dynamic


control. 9 mics in 1. Cardioid. Highpass
and lowpass lters.
$295 retail
adkmic.com

Apogee Electronics
ONE for iPad & Mac
Audio interface with built-in microphone for iPhone, iPad
iPod touch, and Mac.
$349 retail
apogeedigital.com

Arturia
BeatStep Pro
Performance controller with 16 pads, 16 knobs, 2 monophonic
step sequencers, 16-track drum sequencer, real-time looper, and
independent swing. CV/Gate outputs, 8 drum gate outputs, clock
sync, MIDI I/O. USB class compliant.
$299 retail
arturia.com

Audient
iD14
High-performance, compact desktop audio interface.
$299 retail
audient.com

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


System 10 Stompbox Digital Wireless System
2.4 GHz digital 24-bit/48kHz operation. Frequency, time, and space
diversity.
$349 retail
audio-technica.com

Audix
OM7
Dynamic vocal mic. Hypercardioid polar pattern. VLM
capsule. zinc alloy. Black nish. Length 6.9".
10.8 ounces.
$229 street
audixusa.com

Audix
VX5
Pre-polarized condenser. Supercardioid polar pattern.
Die-cast zinc alloy and machined brass. Black nish.
Length 7.1". Weight 8 ounces.
$249 street
audixusa.com

Blue Microphones
Hummingbird
Premium class A small-diaphragm condenser microphone with
180 degree rotating head. Ultra-responsive with extended
frequency response, perfect for instruments with fast transients and rich overtones like drums, acoustic guitar, piano,
and percussion.
$299 retail
bluemic.com

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Electro-Voice
ZLX Powered Loudspeakers
12" and 15" two-way models, 1,000W.
$399-$499 retail
electrovoice.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $200-$399

Fishman
TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Guitar
Controller

GIK Acoustics
Tri-Trap Corner Bass
Trap

Wireless MIDI guitar controller for composing, performing, and recording. Includes a
comprehensive software suite. Fret split
capability lets you play up to 4 instruments at once. Fast, accurate tracking.
Easy, non-permanent installation. For PC
and Mac.
$399 street
shman.com

The Tri-Trap is designed to t in corners


for effective bass trapping. Constructed with a solid core, free standing, stackable, and customizable, it
provides smooth sound absorption
from 50Hz to 5000Hz. Made with
eco-friendly components.
$258 retail (pair)
gikacoustics.com

Harbinger
V2112

Harbinger
V2115

600W 12" Class D powered speaker. Two XLR inputs,


RCA input, 1/8" Aux input, XLR direct output for
linking, 2-band EQ, limiter with clip indicator,
speaker stand-mountable, tiltback cabinet design
for monitor use.
$229 retail
harbingerproaudio.com

Heavyocity
DM-307

600W 15" class D powered speaker with two XLR


inputs, RCA input, 1/8" Aux input, XLR direct
output for linking, 2-band EQ, limiter with clip
indicator, speaker stand-mountable, tiltback
cabinet design for monitor use.
$249 retail
harbingerproaudio.com

Heavyocity
AEON Collection

Modular synth drums, live percussion, classic analog drum


machines, kits and loops,
7.5GB, Kontakt 5.3+.
$299 retail
heavyocity.com

Organic and synth melodic


instruments, rhythmic tonal
loops, epic one-shots, 14GB,
Kontakt 5.1.0+.
$399 retail
heavyocity.com

iZotope
RX 4 and RX 4
Advanced

iZotope
Ozone 6 and Ozone 6
Advanced

Audio repair and enhancement


software to x common audio
problems.
$349-$1,199 retail
izotope.com

Mackie
Thump12
1000W 12" powered loudspeaker. Class D
amplication. 12" high-output woofer; 1.4"
titanium dome compression driver. Built-in
3-band EQ. Precision 2-way crossover.
$289 retail
thump.mackie.com

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Mastering software with new


interface and modern workow built to increase
creativity.
$249-$999 retail
izotope.com

Novation
Launchpad Pro
8x8 grid of RGB velocity- and pressure-sensitive
pads designed to trigger and combine clips.
Play dynamic beats and melodies in Ableton
Live.
$299 street
us.novationmusic.com

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LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Peavey
Dark Matter Series Enclosures

Overloud
REmatrix
Next-gen convolution reverb plug-in.
Combines 5 IRs to create dense,
complex spaces. Expansion packs
available.
$299 street
ilio.com

Prodipe
STC-3D
Large-diaphragm, pressure gradient condenser mic: cardioid,
bi-directional, and omni polar
patterns. Frequency Response:
20Hz-20kHz.
$249 retail
prodipeamerica.com

Two-way bi-amplied powered speaker system. Exclusive


Quadratic Throat Waveguide technology, 110 x
80-degree coverage. XLR/1/4" input. Mic/Line switch
provides for two different gain settings. XLR output.
Rugged plastic injection-molded trapezoidal enclosure.
Cabinet has rear corner angled sides for oor monitor
use.
$299-$749 street
peavey.com

Radial Engineering Ltd.


Twinline
Effects router enables guitarists to share
pedalboard and effects between two amp
heads when using the amplier's rearpanel FX loops.
$349 street
radialeng.com

Samson
Expedition XP112A 2-Way
Active PA Speaker
Rupert Neve Designs
RNDI

Rocktron
Patchmate Loop 8 Floor
8 loops. True bypass. Buffered and non-buffered signal paths. 128
programmable presets. 9 metal footswitches. Intelligent latching
and momentary switch sensing. 9VAC.
$369 street
rocktron.com

Active transformer direct interface. Switchable instrument/speaker input.


$269 street
rupertneve.com

2-way active PA speaker. 500W, 12"


LF woofer, 1" HF driver, XLR-1/4"
combo input, EQ switch, XLR Link
output, tilt-back design.
$219 street
samsontech.com

Samson
Synth 7 Guitar Professional UHF
Wireless System
Premium UHF wireless system (receiver, beltpack
transmitter). All-metal construction, multiple
LCDs, 100 operating channels across 25MHz
bandwidth. 300' operating range. 15-hour battery life. Handheld, headset, earset, and presentation congurations also available.
$349 street
samsontech.com

sE Electronics
Voodoo VR1
Passive ribbon microphone with
high-frequency bafe.
$399 street
seelectronics.com

Shure
BLX14
Guitar wireless system with BLX4 wireless receiver, BLX1 bodypack transmitter, and
WA302 instrument cable.
$299 retail
shure.com

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PRICE RANGE: $200-$399
Sonokinetic
Capriccio

Sonokinetic
Grosso

A vigorous full orchestral phrase-based


cinematic sample library.
299 retail
sonokinetic.net

Spectrasonics
Trilian

A grandiose full orchestral phrase-based


cinematic sample library.
299 retail
sonokinetic.net

Synthogy
Ivory II-Grand
Pianos

Total bass module plug-in. Features acoustic, electric, and


synth basses with superior
performance features and
gorgeous interface.
$299 retail
spectrasonics.net

Three famous concert grands


in one package: Steinway D,
Bosendorfer Imperial,
Yamaha C7
$349 retail
synthogy.com

Tannoy
Reveal 802

Tascam
DR-44WL

8" active studio monitor.


100W bi-amp. Balanced
and unbalanced inputs.
Mobile connectivity via
Aux Link. Rubber padded
base. Front-ring bass
port.
$279 retail
tannoystudio.com

4-channel Portable Recorder. Wi- control and


le transfer app for iPhone
and Android.
$299 street
tascam.com

Yamaha
DBR Series
Active loudspeaker with
onboard mixer, DSP, FIR-X
tuning, dynamic multi-band
processing. Up to 1,000W
of power.
$399-$899 retail
usa.yamaha.com

PRICE RANGE: $400-$699

3 Zigma Audio
C-Lol-67 FX
High-value recording and live mic with vintage tone and 154dB handling for high SPL.
Cardioid.
$695 retail
hybridmic.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

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

Applied Acoustics Systems


Analog Modeling Collection
Bundle of entire AAS product line including
Chromaphone, Strum, Ultra Analog synth,
String Studio, Lounge Lizard, Tassman.
$499 retail
ilio.com

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $400-$699
Arturia
Audiofuse

Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.


AT4081 Phantom-powered Bi-directional
Ribbon Microphone

USB audio interface. 14 input and 14 output


channels. Two mic preamps, two phono
preamps, ADAT, S/PDIF, and MIDI I/O. USB
hub with 24-bit/192kHz resolution.
$599 retail
arturia.com

Handles 150dB SPL. Frequency response is 30-18,000Hz.


Sensitivity rated at 42dB.
$699 retail
audio-technica.com

Cakewalk
SONAR Platinum
SONAR is more than just a digital audio
workstation; it's the most advanced music
production experience available today.
We've completely changed the way our
software is developed by introducing a
Membership program that offers continuous updates to the program.
$499 retail
cakewalk.com

Carvin Ampliers
AG300
200W, 3-channel acoustic amp and P.A. system.
3 microphone/instrument inputs, EQ, dual
effects in an all-in-one 3-way cabinet. Made in
U.S.A.
$499 retail
carvinampliers.com

Casio
Privia PX-160
Carvin Audio
XP800L-PM10
500W, 2-way system includes XP800L 6-channel powered mixer,
two PM10 2-way speakers, two M50 mics, XLR cables, and 50-ft
speaker cables. Made in USA.
$629 retail
carvinaudio.com

New Privia digital piano featuring new sounds, tones and technology, enhanced performance capabilities, and a refreshed
design.
$499 retail
casiomusicgear.com

Cerwin-Vega!
P1000X
10" 1,000W powered loudspeaker.
$699 street
cerwin-vega.com

Dawn Pro Audio


Dawn T100 System
300W. Tower P.A. system with
integrated mixer and powered
sub.
$695 street
dawnproaudio.com

DPA Microphones
d:vote 4099G
Dawn Pro Audio
Dawn T50 System

Clip-on supercardioid miniature microphone for acoustic guitar.


$619 retail
dpamicrophones.com

250W. Tower P.A. system with integrated


mixer and powered sub.
$599 street
dawnproaudio.com

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PRICE RANGE: $400-$699
Fostex
PX-5 Studio Monitors

Fostex
PX-6 Studio Monitors

Leading-class bi-amplied studio monitors.


$499 street (pair)
fostexinternational.com

Leading-class bi-amplied studio monitors.


Price per pair.
$599 street
fostexinternational.com

Heavyocity
Gravity
Modern scoring tools, Pads/Risers/Stings/Hits, 12GB, Kontakt
5.4.2+.
$449 retail
heavyocity.com

GIK Acoustics
Room Kits
GIK Acoustics offers four Room Kits designed to take the guess work out of the
process. Ideal for control rooms or live rooms.
$543 retail
gikacoustics.com

JBL Professional
EON206P
Portable 6.5" two-way system
with detachable powered
mixer.
$449 retail
jblpro.com

Lewitt Audio
DGT-650
High-quality stereo USB
microphone. Guitar
input.
$579 street
lewitt-audio.com

Mackie
FreePlay
Full-range stereo system with high-output 8"
woofer. Built-in 4-channel digital mixer. Stream
your music from any smartphone, tablet, or other
Bluetooth-enabled device. FreePlay Connect
app. Built-in vocal and instrument effects,
feedback destroyer.
$499 retail
freeplay.mackie.com

MakeMusic, Inc.
Finale 2014
Music notation software with complete
control over the printed page, plus nuanced
playback with built-in Garritan sounds.
$600 retail
nale.com

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QSC
K10
10", two-way powered
loudspeaker.
$699 retail
qsc.com

WEVE TAKEN
DIGITAL WIRELESS
TO THE NEXT LEVEL . . .

THE FLOOR

SYSTEM

STOMPBOX

DIGITAL 2.4 GHz HIGH-F IDELITY WIRELESS


Combining advanced 24-bit, field-proven performance, easy setup and clear, natural sound quality, our System 10 Stompbox
delivers the ultimate wireless experience. With the tap of a foot on the rugged, metal Stompbox receiver, guitarists can
toggle between dual " balanced outputs or mute one output without affecting the other. And, since the System operates
in the 2.4 GHz range, its free from TV and DTV interference. You can also pair multiple UniPak body-pack transmitters with
a single receiver to easily change guitars. So go ahead, give it a try we think youll be floored.

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $400-$699
Rocktron
MIDI Raider

Rocktron
Patchmate Loop 8

Standalone MIDI pedal. 120 presets. 3


modes (Bank, Song and Remote). 18
metal switches. 16-character uorescent display. 2 expression pedal ports.
10 lbs.
$509 street
rocktron.com

128 programmable presets. 8 congurable loops. Intelligent latching


and momentary switch sensing. Buffered active/passive inputs and
outputs.
$449 street
rocktron.com

Roland
Super UA USB Audio Interface
(UA-S10)

Roland
JD-Xi Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer
37-note analog/digital keyboard synthesizer with velocity. Analog section with lead and
bass tones. Two digital synth sections with SuperNATURAL synth tones and 128-voice
total polyphony. Four-track pattern sequencer and high-quality rhythm sounds. Mic for
built-in Vocoder and AutoPitch. Effect 1/2, Delay, Reverb. USB for audio/MIDI.
$499 street
rolandus.com

1-bit DSD and 32-bit PCM playback. Four inputs


and four outputs with XLR and 1/4" connectors.
Die-cast metal construction Includes 1/4" and
1/8" jacks for headphones. Low-latency ASIO
and Core Audio drivers.
$649 street
rolandus.com

sE Electronics
sE4400a
Rupert Neve Designs
511 Mic Preamp with Silk
500-series mic preamp with variable transformer saturation.
$545 street
rupertneve.com

Sennheiser
evolution wireless D1
(instrument pack)

Multi-pattern FET condenser microphone.


Four polar patterns, two bass-cut
lters, -10/-20dB pads.
$499 street
seelectronics.com

Shure
GLXD14 Bodypack Wireless System

The evolution wireless D1 is a digital


sound-transmission system that can
run up to 15 output lines in parallel
and independently adjust the sensitivity of every transmission.
$649 retail
en-us.sennheiser.com

Wireless guitar system with GLXD4 wireless receiver,


GLXD1 bodypack transmitter, and WA302 instrument cable
(SB902 battery included).
$449 retail
shure.com

Shure
GLXD16 Guitar Pedal Wireless
System
Guitar Pedal System with GLXD6 wireless
guitar pedal, GLXD1 bodypack transmitter, WA305 guitar cable (SB902 battery
included).
$499 retail
shure.com

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Spectrasonics
Omnisphere 2
Follow-up to Spectrasonics' agship virtual synth. Now with Audio Import,
hundreds of new waveforms, new effects, and more.
$499 retail
spectrasonics.net

LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $400-$699

Vienna Symphonic Library


Vienna Suite
Advanced, easy-to-use audio plug-ins for mixing and mastering. Includes Hybrid Reverb, Compressor, Limiter, Multi-band
Limiter, Master EQ, Exciter, Analyzer, Power Pan, Convolution
Reverb.
$475 retail
ilio.com

Universal
versal Audi
Audio
diio
Apollo Twin
2x6 desktop audio interface.
$699-$899 retail
uaudio.com

Vienna Symphonic Library


MIR Pro
Multi-impulse response mixing solution, incorporating
virtual stages. Compose and mix in a single cohesive environment. Requires MIR Roompacks, sold separately.
$645 retail
ilio.com

PRICE RANGE: $700-$999

Arturia
Keylab 88
AKG
C314
Professional condenser microphone
with 4 selectable polar patterns, ultra-low self-noise, overload detection LED. Rugged build.
$729 retail
akg.com

MIDI master keyboard. 88-hammer-action Fatar keybed with velocity and aftertouch, 9 sliders, 10 assignable switches, 16 pads
with velocity and pressure sensitivity. Includes Analog Lab with
5000 synth sounds, UVI Acoustic Grand Piano, and Pianoteq 5
Stage.
$799 retail
arturia.com

Cerwin-Vega
P1800SX
18" 2,000W powered loudspeaker.
$999 street
cerwin-vega.com

Electro-Voice
EKX Powered Loudspeakers
12" and 15" two-way models. 1,500W.
15" and 18" subwoofer models rated at
1,300W.
$799-$999 retail
electrovoice.com

Cerwin-Vega!
P1500X
15" 1,500W powered loudspeaker.
$799 street
cerwin-vega.com

Dawn Pro Audio


Dawn T100BT System
250W Bluetooth-enabled tower P.A. system with
integrated mixer and powered sub.
$745 street
dawnproaudio.com

Fishman
SA220 Solo Performance System
220W of power drives a line array of custom highexcursion speakers. Equipped with two mic/instrument channels, each with 3-band EQ, phantom power,
reverb, effects loop, and feedback-ghting controls.
Lightweight and portable. 25 lbs.
$999 street
shman.com

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PRICE RANGE: $700-$999

Focusrite
Clarett 8Pre
An 18-in, 20-out interface with eight mic preamps and extra-low round-trip
latency, enabling DAW plug-ins to be used while monitoring recordings.
$999 street
us.focusrite.com

Mackie
SRM650
15" 1,600W high-denition powered loudspeaker. Feedback Destroyer. Integrated
2-channel mixer featuring dual Mackie
Wide-Z inputs. Smart Protect DSP.
$879 retail
srm.mackie.com

Neumann
KH 120D
Designed for use as a near-eld loudspeaker
or as a rear loudspeaker in larger multichannel systems. Mathematically Modeled Dispersion (MMD) waveguide, class AB
ampliers, various input formats (analog and
digital), and an extensive mounting hardware
range.
$750 retail
neumann.com

Peavey
XR-AT Mixer
1,000W RMS, 1,500W peak power. Digital effects. MidMorph EQ. Dual
9-band main graphic EQs. Feedback detection circuit. Antares Auto-Tune.
USB mp3 player. Bluetooth capability. Subwoofer line output.
$799 street
peavey.com

Rupert Neve Designs


542 Tape Emulator with
Silk

Sennheiser
MK8

500-series tape emulator with variable transformer saturation and


soft-clip limiter.
$745 street
rupertneve.com

Professional quality dual-diaphragm condenser microphone with ve


independent polar patterns for advanced home and studio recording. Two
1" diaphragms deliver warm and precise sound.
$749 retail
en-us.sennheiser.com

Studiologic
Sledge 2.0

Universal Audio
Solo/610

24-voice, 61-key virtual-analog


synthesizer.
$999 street
studiologic-music.com/sledge-2.html

Classic tube preamplier and DI box.


$999 retail
uaudio.com

PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER

ADK Custom Shop


Berlin-47T
Custom male vocal mic. Cardioid, omni, and
gure-8 patterns.
$1,495 retail
adkmic.com

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Antelope Audio
Zen Studio
Portable USB audio interface with 20 analog inputs, 12 mic preamps, onboard DSP
effects, multiple monitor mixers, and Mac/PC control software.
$2,495 retail
antelopeaudio.com

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LIVE & STUDIO GEAR


PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER
Carvin Audio
RX1200L-PM15
1,600W, 2-way system includes RX1200L
12-channel powered mixer, two PM15 2-way
speakers, two M68 mics, XLR cables and 50'
speaker cables. Made in U.S.A.
$1,099 retail
carvinaudio.com

Dave Smith Instruments


Pro 2 synthesizer
Monophonic/4-voice paraphonic hybrid digital/analog
synth. 4 DSP-based oscillators with superwaves,
sub-oscillator, dual analog lters, step sequencer,
arpeggiator, modulation matrix, delays, CV in/out,
character effects, analog distortion, 3 1/2-octave
keyboard with velocity and aftertouch.
$1,999 street
davesmithinstruments.com

Dave Smith Instruments/Sequential


Prophet-6 synthesizer
6-voice analog poly-synth with VCOs, VCFs and VCAs. 2 oscillators plus sub-oscillator per voice, low-pass and high-pass
resonant lter per voice, dual effects, 64-step polyphonic
sequencer, arpeggiator, poly mod, analog distortion, 4-octave
keyboard with velocity and aftertouch.
$2,799 street
davesmithinstruments.com

Dave Smith Instruments


Prophet-12 synthesizer
12-voice hybrid digital/analog synth. 4 DSP-based
oscillators plus sub-oscillator, analog lters, step
sequencer, arpeggiator, modulation matrix, delays, CV
in/out, character effects, analog distortion, 5-octave
keyboard with velocity and Aftertouch.
$2,999 street
davesmithinstruments.com

Focusrite
Clarett 8PreX
26x28 Thunderbolt interface with eight
Clarett mic preamps and extended I/O,
including eight analog inputs, 10 analog
outputs, stereo S/PDIF I/O, and 16 channels of ADAT I/O.
$1,299 street
us.focusrite.com

Electro-Voice
ETX Powered Loudspeakers
iZ Technology
RADAR studio

10", 12", and 15" two-way models. 2,000W. 15" and 18"
subwoofer models rated at 1,800W.
$1,099-$1,499 retail
electrovoice.com

Hardware/software digital recording system.


$5,995 retail
izcorp.com

Kurzweil
Artis SE
Low-cost 88-note fully-weighted hammer-action
keyboard with Artis Sounds.
$1,495 street
kurzweil.com

MOTU
1248

MOTU
8M

Audio interface with wide complement of analog and digital I/O. AVB connectivity.
$1,495 street
motu.com

Audio interface with 8 mic/line inputs on combo jacks and AVB connectivity.
$1,495 street
motu.com

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PRICE RANGE: $1000 & OVER

MOTU
16A

Neumann
TLM 107

Audio interface with balanced I/O and AVB connectivity.


$1,495 street
motu.com

Multi-pattern large-diaphragm microphone


with 5 polar patterns (omni, wide cardioid,
cardioid, hypercardioid, gure-eight). Navigation switch with LED illuminated display
for polar pattern, pad, and low cut. Balanced
sound in all settings.
$1,699 retail
neumann.com

Neumann
U47 fet
Condenser microphone with a cardioid
directional characteristic and fet 80
circuit technology. The K 47 double
large-diaphragm capsule provides a
slight boost in the range above 2 kHz.
$3,999 retail
neumann.com

Nord
Stage 2 EX Series
Major update, now with
1GB memory.
$3,999-$4,999 street
nordkeyboards.com

Sonokinetic
Complete Collection
Sonokinetic's full catalog.
1,999 retail
sonokinetic.net

Roland
JD-XA Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer
49-note analog/digital keyboard synthesizer with velocity and channel aftertouch.
4-voice analog, 64-voice digital. Vocoder mic. Internal/USB ash memory. 4-track
sequencer. Digital synth's SuperNATURAL Synth tones are compatible with the
Integra-7.
$2,199 street
rolandus.com

Yamaha
TF Mixer Series
Digital console with touch-screen, 1-knob
Comp and EQ, mic presets, Yamaha D-Pre
preamps.
$2,499-$4,200 retail
usa.yamaha.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

Yorkville Sound
ParaSource PS12P Powered Cabinet

Yorkville Sound
Paraline PSA1S Powered Subwoofer
2,800W, 2x12 powered subwoofer. Solid plywood cabinet construction,
integrated wheels, and all-metal handles. Made in Canada.
$1,749 street
yorkville.com

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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

The 15 inch Fullback

Classic Celestion sound. Supersized.

For guitarists who like their tones big, the 100-watt Fullback with its large 15" cone and extended low end
effortlessly delivers huge, smooth and expressive sound. Check out the big new thing in guitar speakers.

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