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ACCESSORIES
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128 Pickups
132 Strings

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Keyboards
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Blackstack Passive Soundhole Pickup


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GT200

Bottom Feeder Bass Bridges

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Minimat 3
Matamp
Now Available

This summer, MATAMP unveils four new Minimats for


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Mini-Rock, Minimat 3G and the Mini-Verb. The Mini-Verb
can also be used as a stand alone all valve reverb unit.
Hand made in the UK.
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Worlatron SonoPhonic
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The Carr Amplifiers Rambler


Available now in Head, 1-12, 2-12, 2-10 and 1-15
combos

Reviving the classic American tones of


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Featuring Tube driven Atmospheric reverb
and Tremolo plus 28/14 watt switchable.
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Prices starting at $2330 (head)
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The BladeRunner
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The BladeRunner is Super-Vees


revolutionary Stratocaster bridge
system. It has patented Blade
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EJ24 True Medium/DADGAD Tuning


True Medium. True Tone.
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DAddario True Medium guitar sets feature a smaller


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traditional EJ17 Medium set. These strings are
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balanced tone and tension for both strumming and
fingerstyle playing.
MSRP: $13.99
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KNOW HOW

NICOLE
FIORENTINO

concise, but not too pretty. I want it to


carry my bass tones to the audience in
a way that makes them feel it in their
bodies.

BASSIST, SMASHING
PUMPKINS, THE COLD
AND LOVELY

MEGHAN TOOHEY

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A BASS?

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL


RECORDING TOOLS?

For recording purposes, it really


depends on what the song calls for. With
the heavier Pumpkins songs on Oceania, the record we just finished, I went
for the meatier tones of the 62 Gibson
Thunderbird. Theres just something
about the wood on vintage gear that
you cant find in newer instruments.
It tells a different story. For the epic
songs, I steered towards a 63 Fender
Jazz because it just had that darker, dramatic vibe to it. I used a Rickenbacker
for a lot of my melodic parts, because it
has a brighter, more treble-y tone that
lifted the part into the forefront without losing the low undertones. I used a
78 P-Bass on the record, as wellwhich
is what I use live, because it sits nicely
under the heavy guitars and booming
drums. I feel like I can dig in more with
an old P-Bassit has a super driving
force to it like no other.

I would say a great mic, a great mic


preamp, and a powerful machine are
essential if you are recording digitally.
Nothing sucks worse than computer
crashes when you are trying to be creative. I am also lucky to have a pretty
solid collection of instruments, amps,
pedals, and other fun toys to play with.
In my home studio, I run a bit more of
a ghetto operation, but somehow, it
works. I find it doesnt matter as much
what you have, but how you work it.

GUITARIST, THE COLD


AND LOVELY

Here are tons of tips and techniques


on auditioning gear and understanding your instrument from music
stars and the editors of Guitar Player,
Bass Player, Keyboard, and Electronic
Musician. Enjoy!

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A BASS AMP?
I like my amp to be crisp, clear, and
dirty all at the same time. I want it to be

10

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS
TYPIFY THE PERFECT MONITOR
SPEAKER?
It really depends on how you hear
or want to hearmusic. When I record
more electronic and synth stuff, I prefer
boomier monitors, because I tend to add
too much bass, and hearing a lot of low
end helps me balance a mix. Everyones
ears are different, and after tweaking EQ
and compression, things can sound so
drastically different that I always try to
listen to as many speakers as I can to find
a nice balance.

JAMES SANTIAGO

BOB LUDWIG

KEYBOARDIST, BLACK
COUNTRY COMMUNION

GUITATIST, V.P.
MARKETING/PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT, VOODOO
LAB

LEGENDARY
MASTERING ENGINEER

KNOW HOW

DEREK SHERINIAN

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK FOR


IN YOUR RECORDING SOFTWARE?
WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK
FOR IN A GUITAR?

MOST KEYBOARDISTS OUT THERE


IN THE TRENCHES USE TWO KEYBOARDSONE ON THE BOTTOM
OF THE STAND, AND ONE ON THE
TOP. IF YOU HAD TO PERFORM
USING THIS TYPE OF SETUP, WHAT
FEATURES ARE MOST IMPORTANT
TO YOU IN A BOTTOM KEYBOARD
AND A TOP KEYBOARD?
Id want the bottom keyboard to have
76 or 88 keys, plus split and layer capability.
I treat each song like its own production. I
like to try and do as much pre-production
programming as possible so when I get to
the gig, all of the patches are consistent,
and the split points are ergonomic and
make sense. I always like to leave one of
the combi or multi spots open to transmit
to the MIDI channel of the top keyboard.
That way, I can control the patch changes
for both synths from the bottom or master
keyboard. Id use the top keyboard for solos,
or special sounds in the song that Id want to
play free of splits. Lots of knobs for tweaking sounds in real time is a good feature to
have, as well.

I look for something unique. There are


lots of great guitars out there, but when
you pick a new one up, does it inspire
you to play? Maybe its the thickness
of the neck, the design of the body
shape, the way it resonates when you
play chords, or an unexplainable mojo
it gives off. No matter how nice, rare,
or expensive a guitar is, if it doesnt
do something that makes me want to
explore playing it, then it goes back on
the shop wall.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR AMP?
When I play a new amp, I always
want to hear one or two main things the
designer felt passionate about bringing
to market. I already own a fairly extensive collection of classic Fenders and
Marshalls, so Im normally not looking
for the latest tweaked versions of those
circuits. What interests me is someone
who maybe started there, but is going
in their own direction. Its like eating
the food of a great chef who was classically trained, but its their own individual style on top of that knowledge
that knocks you out.

I look for features that are right for


the task at hand. We use the Merging
Technologies Pyramix workstation
for mastering, as well as the industrystandard Pro Tools. Pro Tools is very
straightforward, and the automation
is beautifully thought-out. Its great
for multitrack work. For me, the
Pyramix is the ideal tool for mastering transparent sound and great
ergonomics. It is a joy to use.

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS
TYPIFY THE PERFECT MONITOR
SPEAKER?
Its important to remember that
a perfect monitor speaker lives in a
perfect room, as the two live together
in a marriage with no divorce possible!
I look for a speaker that recreates reality as much as possible. My custom
Eggleston Works Ivy speakers weigh
almost 800 lbs, have 23 drivers in each
speaker, and reproduce down to 13Hz,
so no subwoofer is needed. They sit
on concrete pedestals that are isolated
from a floating floor, and are powered
by bridged Cello amps and connected
with Transparent Audio Opus speaker
cable. There is almost zero noise coming
out of the system!

HOLIDAY EDITION THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE

11

KNOW HOW

PAUL ALLEN
NASHVILLE
SESSION GUITARIST

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU


LOOK FOR IN YOUR RECORDING
SOFTWARE?
Dealing with the technical glitches
and hang-ups that often occur within
recording software can be one of the
most creatively stifling aspects of making music. A simple and easy-to-use
platform is a must, so that technical
roadblocks are kept to a minimum. Also,
I like the software company to have a
good customer-service support team
so that I can get a problem resolved
quickly.

There is no perfect monitor


speaker. But if a pair of speakers
allow you to feel confident about
what youre doing, then theyre
goodno matter how hi-fi or lo-fi
they are.

KENNY LEE LEWIS


GUITARIST. STEVE
MILLER BAND

ALAN PARSONS
LEGENDARY
PRODUCER/ENGINEER

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR?
The way I judge a guitars tone is by how
well it translates the intended dynamics of my hands. To me, a guitars craftsmanship has achieved success when the
guitar does not obstruct or inhibit the
player from executing his or her style
and musicality. Even if I am testing an
electric guitar, I listen to it acoustically
first, and I generally gravitate toward
guitars that have a loud and vibrant
quality before they are plugged in. The
most important thing to me is that a guitar stays in tune, so the nut material,
bridge, truss-rod tension, and overall
setup are all very important.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN AN AMPLIFIER?
I like simple, straightforward amplifiers, such as the Mesa/Boogie ElectraDyne or blackface Fenders. I listen for
subtleties in the attack of notes. If an
amp has a dark, covered up, or muffled
quality when the pick meets the string,
I generally wont like the amp. Also, a
good amp to me is one that has a great
tone regardless of where the EQ knobs
are set. I like knobs to have a wide sweep
to a certain extent, so I can compensate
for lacking frequencies in certain guitars, but not such a wide sweep that the
amp produces unusable tones.

12

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN AN AMPLIFIER?
Amps are not necessarily important in
the studioespecially for bass and keyboards. Even a lot of live gigs are now
performed with modeling software or
run direct. Amps often just make the
basic sound worsebut not always.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A KEYBOARD OR SYNTHESIZER?
Its all about sounds. Do they inspire
you? If so, its a good one.

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL


RECORDING TOOLS?
Nothing is essential. Its a combination of luck and good judgment about
what you have at your disposal.

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS
TYPIFY THE PERFECT MONITOR
SPEAKER?

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR?
Neck shape, fret size, fingerboard
radius, neck finish or lack thereofbasically, the way it feels in my left hand. I
prefer a C shape, medium frets, lower
profile height, a 10.5" radius, and a natural sealed finishno paint or polymer. I like
the neck to feel like a worn-in older instrument that has no surface resistance and is
lubricated by natural hand oils. Fingerboard
preference in order would be rosewood,
ebony, and maple. Radius needs to provide
for whole-step interval bending without
any fretting out in the higher registers.
The neck jointfor bolt-on modelshas to be tight and immovable. I

old tape machine control panel. Plug-ins,


subgroups, and automation must be easy
to figure out and quick to select with
option keystrokes. I use Pro Tools TDM
HD2 6.7 with an old Power Mac Dual 2.7
(non-Intel) with 8GB RAM. This system
never crashes, and is reliable and stable.

JOE BONAMASSA

like the ones at Abbey Road studios.


But just because your bass is plugged
through a Fairchild wont make you
sound like Paul McCartney or write
songs like him. I prefer Neve consoles
for guitar tones, and SSLs or APIs for
drums. However, it boils down to the
engineer behind the desk.

PAUL GILBERT

GUITARIST

KNOW HOW

want maximum sustain and no dead


notesparticularly Bb notes on the
plain 3rd, 2nd, and 1st strings. I want a
fixed bridgeno trem. Stretching notes
rise up to pitch faster and are true, and
sympathetic string tension variations
must stay at a minimum. I must have
transparent pickups that translate the
natural acoustic sound of the instrument without coloring the sound. I
prefer an HSS setup with two single
coils and a splittable humbucker. Weight
has to be less than nine poundsseven
pounds is ideal. There must be a light
nitro or basic sealer finishno polymersbecause the wood must be able
to breath and resonate at its natural
frequency. Obviously, there must be no
rattles. All mechanical parts and batteriesif the pickups are activehave to
be solid and locked down tight. It must
be electrically soundno dirty pots,
jacks, or switches.

GUITARIST

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR AMP?
I like tube combo amps because they
have a sympathetic vibration characteristic I prefer. The bolt-on speakers rattle
the cabinet, which rattles the chassis,
which rattles the tubes, and makes
for interesting personality variations
not possible in a stack separated by rubber feet and air space. The simpler the
circuit, the better. A master volume is
okay, and I would prefer it on a footswitch option. As for tubes, I like two
EL34s, four EL84s, or four 6V6s in
the 40 to 60-watt range. Any more
power than that, and you wont be
able to make the output tubes compress and add their cool mojo. EQ
should be post gain in the circuit.
The midrange control should be a
cut only at 250Hz to provide the
cleanest possible overhead. If you
want crazy gain and weird overdrive,
use floor boost pedals that are pregain in the front of the circuit. They
usually have their own EQ. There are
hundreds to choose from.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU


LOOK FOR IN YOUR RECORDING
SOFTWARE?
Transparent digital conversion
without coloring the sound. The actual
hardware convertor must be of high
quality and be able to do 48kHz/24-bit
resolution with ease. The screen layout
should be user friendly and resemble an

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR?
I look for guitars that have humbuckers. I am a fan of darker tones, and the
PAF-style pickup suits me better. I also
gravitate to usedbut not abused
instruments. Too shiny doesnt do it
for me, and neither does too trashed.
Honest wear and tear. The guitar has
to inspire you to pick it up and play it.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR AMP?
Power. Why? Not because I want
to be louder than everybody else, but
because I like clean headroom. I dont
run the guitars volume at 10 all the
time. In fact, I rarely do. Having an amp
with lots of headroom and controllable
EQ allows you to dictate what your tone
will be more so than if you are under
powered, too bright, and too distorted.
Thats my least favorite feeling in the
world.

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL


RECORDING TOOLS?
My ears. If it sounds good, use it. I
know people who get weak in the knees
when they see real Fairchild limiters

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR?
A lightweight body. A chunky neckjoint and neck that sustains and resonates. Simple dots on the fretboard. One
volume. One tone. Low action. Skinny,
but tall frets. A fixed bridge. A coollooking and comfortable shape. DiMarzio pickups. And new strings!

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR AMP?
I like single-channel amps without
too many knobs or buttons. I like to keep
it simple. I need a medium amount of
distortion. I want to be able to clean up
the sound with the volume knob on my
guitar. And I want the amp to retain its
tone and punch even when I kick on a
distortion box in front of it. And I want
it to be cool looking and roadworthy.

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL


RECORDING TOOLS?
I often use a THD Hot Plate, so I can
crank up the power tubes of the amp,
but keep the speakers at a reasonable
volume level. I also use an isolation

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13

KNOW HOW

cabinet quite often in the studio. I like


Shure SM57s and Beta 57s, Beyer 88s,
and Sennheiser 421s. I dont really hear
much difference between themthey
all sound good. Sometimes, Ill combine
one of those mics with a Royer ribbon
mic. The Royer is drastically different sounding. Its very warmalmost
muddybut it works well to thicken
up the sound in combination with one
of those other mics. Ive got a pair of
Amek 9098 pre-amp/EQs that I use. I
rarely engage the EQ section. It sounds
good as it is.

LYLE WORKMAN
GUITARIST, FILM
SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER

and can intonate well. I prefer guitars to


be on the lighter side for gigging comfort, but also because lighter wood can
mean a more resonant bodyalthough
heavy guitars sound great, too.

WHAT CHARACTERISTICS
TYPIFY THE PERFECT MONITOR
SPEAKER?
Any monitor system that is pleasant to listen to for extended periods is
key, as ear fatigue can lead to less than
desirable tracking and mixing results.
Accuracy in lows, mids, and highs is
important, but as monitors can sound
wildly different, accuracy is hard to
define. Therefore, its most crucial
to choose a system that subjectively
sounds great to the ear.

JOHN JORGENSON
GUITARIST

easily changed, but the basic feeling and


vibe needs to be within the guitar itself.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR AMP?
The most important thing in an amp
is a good, balanced tone, and enough
power for the application. Im most
interested in a good, clean tone that will
break up slightly when pushed, as I will
use pedals for overdrive and distortion.
A good reverb is nice to have onboard,
but not a deal breaker, as there are so
many good reverb pedals. The size of the
stage and other sound competition will
dictate how much power and what sort
of speaker configuration are needed,
but I am always surprised how clearly a
single 12-inch speaker can cut through
a bandeven at high volumes.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU


LOOK FOR IN YOUR RECORDING
SOFTWARE?
Ease! Most of the existing programs
can do almost anything one could want
to do, but an easy-to-look-at interface and
intuitive commands really help me. Its
also nice when programs are compatible
with other systems and programs.

WHAT ARE YOUR ESSENTIAL


RECORDING TOOLS?
For recording Gypsy jazz guitar, I
have to have a vintage RCA ribbon mic
and the Groove Tubes VIPRE preamp.
For other acoustic guitars, the AKG
421 mics are nice. For guitar amps, my
old standby is a Sennheiser 609 or 409.
They sound great when positioned right
on a speaker. I like using the Voxengo
Pristine Space Reverb plug-in a lot, and
Sonys Wave Hammer is very useable.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A KEYBOARD?
Again, great tone and ease of operation. Logical layouts and easy-tounderstand menus help to move ahead
to creating and recording musicnot
spending time figuring out the system.

WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK


FOR IN A GUITAR AND WHY?
WHAT FEATURES DO YOU LOOK
FOR IN A GUITAR?
Great tone and playability. Personality,
in that it has a strong characteristicnot
in volume, but in vibe. An inexpensive
Kay or Harmony can have a strong tonal
characteristicjust as much as revered
and expensive Gibsons or Fenders. I like
an instrument that is stable in tuning

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Most important are the things you cant


changelike the neck joint, the feel and
vibe, and the overall look of the guitar.
If it has a good neck joint, a good-feeling
neck, and appeals to me visually, then
it needs to play really well in tune, and
have either a great tone or a unique tone.
Of course, all of these things are subjective, and so many details and parts can be

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WHAT CHARACTERISTICS
TYPIFY THE PERFECT MONITOR
SPEAKER?
Well, I still use Yamaha NS10s. I guess
mainly because if it sounds good to me on
those speakers, it will sound pretty good
on all playback systems. Those speakers
are still a little bass shy, but I guess Im
used to that. The midrange is where the
most character to the sound is, so that
area of a monitor needs to be pretty neutral and pleasant sounding.

KNOW HOW
FIVE THINGS ABOUT STRINGS
By Dave Hunter

1. THE STUFF THEYRE MADE


FROM AFFECTS THEIR TONE
Your tone truly begins with your
strings, and their tone begins with
the metal they are made from. Most
unwound G, B, and high-E strings are
made from plain steel, though some
are plated with another metal. The
most noticeable difference between
string sets is often found in the wound
strings. Pure-nickel-wound strings
offer a warm, round, vintage-style tone.
Strings wound with nickel-plated steel
wraps are a little brighter and louder
than pure nickel, while even harder
metalssuch as chrome and stainlesssteelare brighter still.

2. THE LOWEST ACTION ISNT


ALWAYS THE BEST ACTION
For shredding, an extremely low action
(string height) is often the best way to
go. For other styles, bringing up the
action a little might help you sound
better. Even if your strings arent
noticeably buzzing with a low-action
setup, their vibrational arc might be
impeded somewhat, constricting their
tone slightly. The harder you hit your

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strings, the wider the elliptical arc in


which they vibrate, so heavy-handed
playing styles are more likely to benefit
from a slightly raised action.

3. HEAVIER STRINGS CAN SOUND


BIGGERBUT NOT ALWAYS
Thicker strings can make you sound bigger, but only if partnered with an appropriate playing style. If you hammer the
strings hard to get a lot of movement
out of those wires, going up a gauge
or two might suite your playing style
fine. But if youre a more delicate player,
you might not get those strings moving,
and going up a gauge might just choke
your tone. Jimi Hendrix is known to
have used .009 and .010 sets, and tone
monsters Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page both
purportedly used super-light sets with
.008 high-E strings. Wimps? Ha! SRV
used .012 or .013 sets, but also tuned
his Strats down a half-step to Eb, which
makes a .012 feel more like an .011.

4. MATERIAL = LONGEVITY
Although the nickel alloy that purenickel-wound strings are wrapped
with is softer than plain steel, chrome,
or stainless steel, pure-nickel strings

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often have a considerably longer playing life because their perceived tone
changes less rapidly than that of other
strings. Nickel strings start off warm
(that is, sounding played in) and stay
that way, losing high-end zing gradually as they age. Chromed and plated
sets sound extremely lively to begin
with, but that edge tapers off quickly
as their coatings are worn away, giving
a shorter perceived playing life. Softer
nickel strings are also easier on your
frets, which are themselves softer than
chrome or stainless-steel strings (unless
you have newer stainless-steel frets).

5. WRAP SHAPES AFFECT FEEL &


SOUND
The vast majority of players use roundwound strings, but you might just find
a little magic in something different.
Flatwounds give many jazz players that
Wes-certified tone, and they help retrorockers chase authentic 50s and early
60s rock and roll sounds. If youre looking to warm up a too-bright guitar, purenickel flatwounds might be the way to
go. For a smoother feel that still has
some high-end zing, half-round strings
might be your ticket.

KNOW HOW

FIVE THINGS ABOUT SPEAKERS


By Dave Hunter

1. THIS IS WHERE THE MUSIC


MEETS THE EARS
As much as players will tweak pickups,
strings, tubes, and more to achieve their
dream tones, the speaker is the component that finally sends all your sonic
magic to the listeners ears. It stands to
reason, therefore, that a speaker swap
will potentially have a major impact
on your overall sound. It can often be a
very simple and relatively inexpensive
change, too. If your tone is suffering and
you have messed around with the front
end ad infinitum, take a look at the back
end, and investigate what a different
speaker might do for you.

2. SPEAKER DISTORTION CAN BE A


BIG PART OF AMP DISTORTION
Whether produced by a vintage tube
amp, a pedal, or a modern high-gain amp,
overdrive and distortion are essential
to many guitar tones. Its important to
realize, however, that many speakers
contribute their own distortion to the
brew, simultaneous to reproducing distortion from your amp. Crank up an amp
too close to a speakers power-handling
limits (15 watts for a Celestion Alnico

Blue, or around 15 to 25 watts for a Jensen P12R type) and the speaker itself
will start to break up, adding extra rasp
and fur to the overall tone. If this is a
sound you like, you can achieve it by
selecting speakers accordingly. If you
want more controlled overdrive and a
firmer tone, use a speaker (or speakers)
with a higher wattage rating.

3. SPEAKER EFFICIENCY DETERMINES


YOUR PERCEIVED AMP VOLUME
Popular guitar speakers exhibit readings
from around 92dB to a little over 100dB
(which are rated by measuring decibel
levels at one meter with an input of one
watt, and listed in a speakers specs as
1W/1M). Although our perception of
volume is highly frequency depen-dent,
the rule of thumb goes that every 3dB
increase in output is heard as a doubling
of volume. In short, that means that
going from a 94dB speaker to a 100dB
speaker can be a quick way of helping
that drag-ass club amp to finally keep
up with your heavy handed drummer.

4. A SPEAKERS INEFFICIENCY MIGHT


HELP YOU HIT THE SWEET SPOT

On the flipside, moving from a hard,


punchy speaker to one thats softer
and juicier might cure your tonal ills.
Trading, for example, the super-efficient
102dB speaker in your 30-watt combo
for a less-efficient (but great sounding)
96dB speaker should give you a doubledip reduction in perceived volume, and
might just prove the perfect way to help
that amp hit the sweet spot at manageable volume levels.

5. IMPEDANCE MATTERS
While plenty of amplifiers can survive a speaker mismatch of one factor up or down, you want to match
speaker impedance to rated amp
output for optimum sound, performance, and component safety. With
multi-speaker amps (or cabs), remember this rule of thumb: two speakers
wired in parallel present a load thats
half that of each individual speaker
(i.e. 8+8=4), but two speakers
wired in series present a load twice
that of each speaker (8+8=16). Each
sounds a little different, too, a pair in
parallel being a little tighter than a pair
in series.

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KNOW HOW
FIVE THINGS ABOUT PICKUPS
By Dave Hunter

1. YOUR SOUND BECOMES


ELECTRIC HERE

3. COIL VARIABLES ARE


CONSIDERABLE

This unassuming coil of wire is the thing


that makes your tone electric. Without
this, you are just playing a quiet acoustic
guitar made out of solid wood. This little
factory creates an electrical current that
represents the sound of your precious
playing all the way until it hits the airwaves again through a speaker. So the
way in which that current is created is
the cornerstone of your tone.

Guitarists tend to be aware of the differences between single-coils and humbuckers, and to some extent vintage
vs. high-output pickups, but the variables in design and construction even
between similar types are considerable
and affect their performance greatly.
Not only do different types and gauges
of coil wire lead to different sounds, but
the way in which the wire is wound also
has a major impact. Tightly and evenly
wound coils sound different than those
wound unevenly or scatter wound.
Wide and shallow coils sound different
than tall and thin coils, even when they
carry the same length of the same wire.
Wax-potted coils sound different than
un-potted, and so forth.

2. MAGNET MATERIAL IS
IMPORTANT, BUT IT ISNT
THE FINAL WORD
As a rule of thumb, alnico-magnet pickups are considered smooth and dynamic,
while ceramic-magnet pickups are considered precise and aggressive. But in
each case, the material used is only a
tool to provide the magnetic strength
(a.k.a. gauss) that allows the coil to produce an electrical current. Your signal
doesnt pass through the magnet in any
way. Pickup designers who know their
onions can make just about any type
of pickup with any magnet, and Joe
Barden, Bill Lawrence, DiMarzio, Seymour Duncan, and several others make
entirely smooth and dynamic-sounding
units with ceramic magnets.

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4. MAGNET LOCATION ALSO


AFFECTS TONE
Two pickups that have identical coils,
but have magnets placed differently
one with magnet polepieces, one with
steel polepieces and a magnet below to
charge themwill sound inherently
different. The magnet-polepiece unit
(think Fender Strat and Tele pickup and
Gretsch Dynasonic) will have a slightly
snappier response with crisp note defi-

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nition, while the steel-pole pickup will


sound relatively thicker, and perhaps
a tad grainy (think P-90, FilterTron
or PAF-style humbucker). The reason
behind this, says Lindy Fralin, gets us
into some really heavy duty physics.
Part of the reason is that theres a more
complicated magnetic field [with the
magnet below steel poles], because the
bar magnets are sideways under everything. Simply know that it makes a
difference!

5. OUTPUT STRENGTH AFFECTS


TONE, TOO
While it obviously impacts the strength
of your signalchanging overdrive
characteristics in particulara pickups
tonal character also changes as its power
increases. When you overwind a pickup
to make it more powerful, mids increase,
but highs decrease, and low end often
softens too. Every change to a design
affects tone, and not just the so-called
output strength. And, as crucial as pickups are, its important to know that they
cant do it alone: Any guitars resonant
characteristics (formed by its woods,
construction, hardware, scale length
and so on) shape its sound even before
the pickup translates it into an electrical signal, so every ingredient matters.

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FIVE THINGS ABOUT INSTRUMENT CABLES
By Dave Hunter

1. THIS IS YOUR LIFELINE


Your umbilical cord. Your main vein.
Well, you get the picture. Call it a lead,
a cord, or a cable, whateverthat
sheathed, shielded wire is a vital link in
the tone chain. However marvelous and
expensive your guitar, amp, and pedals,
none of it will sound very good with a
poorly made cable carrying your signal
from one to the other, and the quality of
these long, thin accessories can vary dramatically. A good cable doesnt have to
cost a whole lot of money, but the better
ones often do cost a little more. Buying a
brand-name cable usually helps, ideally
one with a guarantee.

2. LENGTH MATTERS, BUT FOR


THE WORSE
Any connecting cable will add some
capacitance and inductive loading to
your guitars signal; the longer the
cable, the more it adds. A little might
not be audible, but a lotthe amount
that can be introduced by cables of
around 20 feet or morecan start to
dull your tone slightly. Add to this
length the factor of poor quality, and

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you will very likely hear some loss of


high end and a muting of overall tone
when comparing a long, cheap cable to
a shorter one of a higher quality.

3. THERES GOOD, BUT IS THERE


TOO GOOD?
A decent cable of traditional technology
can cost twice or more than a generic
cable, but there are also plenty of hightech audiophile cables on the market
today, which can easily cost you $100
or more for one cord of a mere 12 to 18
feet. A/B one of these alongside a traditional cord and many players will hear
crisper highs and greater fidelity over
most of the frequency spectrum. Its an
improvement for some, but for others
it comes across as harshness and coldnesstoo much of a good thingso
better isnt always best. Audition before
you buy, and let your ears decide.

4. AND SOMETIMES WORSE IS


EVEN BETTER
Taking the thinking expressed in #3 a step
further, some players even opt for vintage
or inferior guitar cables because of the

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way they warm-up a guitar or an amp


that is otherwise too bright and spiky. Stevie Ray Vaughan was said to have pursued
this route in order to emulate aspects of
Jimi Hendrixs tone, and the gray Radio
Shack cord is a favorite in this realm, as
is the old spring-loaded coiled cable. For
many contemporary players this trick
will just dull down their tone (you can
bet plenty of greats of the 50s and 60s
would have used better cables were they
available), but its one to keep in mind if
you need to tame harsh highs.

5. THE LITTLE LINKS COUNT


Or, youre only as strong as the weakest
link in the chain. If youve got the best
cable money can buy running from guitar to pedalboard and pedalboard to amp,
but are using cheapo generic patch cords
to link all the pedals together, you are
wasting your money on the good stuff in
the first place because those little links
will sap your signal before it completes
its journey. If you find high-quality guitar cables worth the investment, dont
forget to treat your pedals to some little
lengths of the good stuff too.

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FIVE THINGS ABOUT ACOUSTIC FLAT-TOP TONEWOODS
By Dave Hunter

1. A WOODS TONE DIFFERS


DEPENDING WHERE IT IS USED
We refer to almost any wood used in the
construction of a guitar as being tonewood, but any woods actual impact on
your overall sound varies greatly depending on where it is used. Acoustic guitars
are often defined by the wood used to construct their back, and sidesa mahogany guitar or a rosewood guitar, for
examplebut the wood used for the top
(soundboard) has the greatest impact on
any guitars sound, followed by the back
and sides, and then the neck and fretboard, arguably in that order (though
opinions do differ). For top, back, and
sides, solid woods are almost universally
preferred to laminated woods.

2. TOP WOODS ARE KING


The core of what you hear in any acoustic
guitars sound is generated by its top, or
soundboard, so this wood is key. Spruce
is the most popular variety: it is light,
strong, and rigid, and has a sweet, round
tone with appealing depth and good clarity. Cedar, popular in classical guitars,
is also used in many flat-top designs,
and provides a more broken in sound

with a little more warmth and richness


right out of the box. Mahogany, which is
punchy with a pronounced midrange, is
also occasionally used, as are some more
exotic alternatives. Of course different
varieties of each of these, from different
geographical sources, will also vary in
tone compared one to the other.

3. BACK AND SIDES ADD SEASONING


The wood comprising the back and sides
of any guitar will couch the voice presented by its top, and season it accordingly. Rosewood, long considered an
upgraded body wood, is known for its
great balance and desirable blend of
warmth, depth, and clarity. Mahogany
also enhances a guitars warmth somewhat, but with a little more midrange
emphasis and enhanced crispness. Maple,
used in some big flat-tops like Gibsons
SJ-200, adds tightness, definition, and
projection. As with top woods, different
varieties of woods will vary too, and exotic
alternatives such as koa, cocobolo, pau
ferro, and sapele have their own voices.

4. NECK AND FRETBOARD FOR SPICE


Neck and fretboard woods also have

some influence on a guitars overall


tone, though less so than the top, back,
and sides. Mahogany, far and away the
most popular, is considered round,
warm, and even, with good clarity.
A rosewood fretboard adds a hair of
depth and warmth to this impression,
while an ebony board leans toward
brightness and snap. As on an electric guitar, a maple necka lesser-seen
ingredient on an acoustic flat-top, but
occasionally usedfurther increases
treble and clarity.

5. TONEWOODS MATTER, BUT


CONSTRUCTION MATTERS, TOO
As hung up as some players get on the ins
and outs of tonewoods, its important to
remember that a skilled luthier can make
almost any wood sound good. Constructional factors such as top-bracing methods
and bridge designs can have an enormous
affect on how even that cornerstone
ingredienta guitars topcomes out
sounding. Bob Taylors Palette guitars,
with bodies made from palette-grade oak,
have proved this point admirably, as has a
guitar made by Robert Benedetto (though
an archtop acoustic) out of knotty pine.

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M600
Mahogany body with flame maple top.
Mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard.
24.75" scale length. Ducan Designed chromecovered HB102 pickups.
$625 retail, $440 street
cortguitars.com

DAISY ROCK

GUITAR

E LE CT RI C

Stardust Elite Rebel Standard


Sengon body. Maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 24.75"
scale length. Daisy Rock High
Output humbucker (bridge
and neck) pickups.
$359 retail, $249 street
daisyrock.com

CORT
Yorktown
Hollow-body with spruce
top, maple back and
sides. Canadian maple
neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 24.75" scale
length. ClassicRocker-II
pickups.
$775 retail, $540 street
cortguitars.com

DANELECTRO

DAISY ROCK
Rebel Rockit Supernova
Sengon body. Rock maple
neck with rosewood
fretboard. 24.75" scale
length. Daisy Rock High
Output humbucker
(bridge), Daisy Rock
single-coil (middle and
neck) pickups.
$419 retail, $299 street
daisyrock.com

Wild Thing Guitar


Masonite body.
Masonite neck
with rosewood
fretboard. Two
lipstick pickups.
$399 retail (black),
$449 retail (candy
apple)
danelectro.com

DAISY ROCK
Stardust Elite Classic
Sycamore body. Rock
maple or mahogany
neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 24.75" scale
length. Daisy Rock
High-Output or EMG HZ
humbuckers.
$419 retail, $299 street
daisyrock.com

DEAN GUITARS
DECEIVER DEATH MACHINE
Mahogany body. Set mahogany neck with
rosewood fretboard. 24.75" scale length.
USA DMT Time Capsule pickups.
$785 retail, $499 street
deanguitars.com

EPIPHONE
Zakk Wylde Bullseye
VeeWee Pack
Mahogany body and neck.
Rosewood fretboard. Epiphone 700T humbucker
pickup. Includes Marshall
MS-4ZW amp.
$308 retail, $169 street
epiphone.com

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ELEC T R I C
EPIPHONE

EPIPHONE

ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN

Emperor Swingster
Spruce top. Maple back
and sides. Hard maple
neck with rosewood
fretboard. 24.75" scale
length. SwingBucker
pickups.
$1,165 retail, $699 street
epiphone.com

Limited Edition 50th

Albert Lee HH
Mahogany body. Rosewood
neck and fingerboard. 25.5"
scale length, DiMarzio custom pickups, Music Man
Vintage tremolo.
$2,560 retail
music-man.com

Anniversary 1961 Casino


Laminated maple/birch
hollow-body. Mahogany
neck with rosewood
fretboard. Gibson P-90
pickups.
$1,415 retail, $849 street
epiphone.com

ERNIE BALL MUSIC


MAN

ERNIE BALL MUSIC


MAN

John Petrucci JPXI


Alder body. Mahogany
neck wth ebony fretboard. 25.5" scale length.
DiMarzio Crunch Lab
(bridge), LiquiFire (neck)
pickups.
$3,500 retail
music-man.com

Limited Edition Axis


Tribute
Basswood body with
maple top. Maple
neck. 25.5" scale
length. Custom
DiMarzio pickups.
Floyd Rose Tremolo
Custom.
$2,750 retail
music-man.com

ESP GUITARS
LTD EC-407
7-string. Mahogany body.
Maple top. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard.
25.5" scale length. Active
EMG 81-7 (bridge) 707
(neck) pickups.
$1,070 retail, $749 street
espguitars.com

EVH
ESP GUITARS

Wolfgang Special
Flat-top version
of the USA
Wolfgang with
single-ply body
binding (black
body binding
on the Vintage
White model).
D-Tuna on the
tremolo system.
$1,299 retail
evhgear.com

LTD H-338
8-string. Mahogany
body. Maple neck
with rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Active ESP
ALH-208 pickups.
$713 retail, $499 street
espguitars.com

ESP GUITARS
LTD EC-256P
Mahogany body and neck.
Rosewood fretboard.
24.75" scale length. ESP
LP90S pickups.
$570 retail, $399 street
espguitars.com

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

EVH
Wolfgang USA Custom
Mahogany body with a
1/2-arched maple top and
seven-ply biding. Bound
mahogany set neck with
compound radius ebony or
rosewood fretboard. 24.75"
scale length. Dual EVH Wolfgang Custom nickel-covered
humbucking pickups.
$4,799 retail
evhgear.com

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Shop have one very important thing in
common-undisputable mastery. The FG1
exemplifies this.
Legendary virtuoso, Frank Gambale
inspires guitarists to play and now FGs
design commitment to Carvin equips
guitarists the world over with an axe
that fuels passion. From the heart of a
master, to the soul of Carvins Custom
shop, we proudly present the FG1
For tour dates see
www.frankgambale.com
The FG1 was awarded
3rd most popular product
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EVH

FENDER

FENDER

Wolfgang Stealth
Arch-top basswood
body. Quartersawn
maple neck with
ebony fretboard. Dual
hard-mounted EVH
Wolfgang humbucking pickups.
$3,999 retail
evhgear.com

60th Anniversary Telecaster


Ash body. Tinted maple neck
and fretboard. American
Vintage Telecaster single-coil
pickups.
$1,899 retail
fender.com

American Vintage 72
Telecaster Thinline
Semi-hollow ash body.
Maple neck and fretboard.
25.5" scale length. Fender
Wide Range humbucker
pickups.
$2,399 retail
fender.com

FRAMUS
FENDER
Kurt Cobain Jaguar
Alder body. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard.
24" scale length. DiMarzio
humbucking DP103 PAF
36th Anniversary (neck),
DP100 Super Distortion
(bridge) pickups.
$1,849 retail
fender.com

FRAMUS

FRAMUS
Vintage Hollywood DC
Plywood top and back
with wooden rim
middle. Mahogany
neck with rosewood
fretboard. 24.75"
scale length. Framus
Vintage singe-coil
pickups.
$1,250 retail, $999 street
framus.com

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Vintage Hollywood SC
Plywood top and back
with wooden rim middle.
Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. 24.75" scale
length. Framus Vintage
singe-coil pickups.
$1,125 retail, $899 street
framus.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Earl Slick Signature


Swamp ash body. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard.
24.75" scale length. DiMarzio PAF 36th Anniversary
or DiMarzio P90 pickups.
$6,147 retail, $4,940 street
framus.com

FRETLIGHT

FRETLIGHT

FG-431 Vintage
Swamp ash body. Maple
neck with advanced polymer composite fretboard.
25.5" scale length. Two
Fralin split-blade, singlecoil pickups.
$799 retail
fretlight.com

FG-461 PRO
Ash body with birdseye
maple top. Stratobond
neck with advanced polymer composite fretboard.
25.5" scale length. Two
single-coil pickups.
$1,299 retail
fretlight.com

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GUITAR

ELEC T R I C
G&L

G&L

G&L

USA ASAT Classic


ASAT Classic in Yukon
Gold Metallic with
1-ply Black pickguard,
Rosewood fingerboard
and Light Tint Gloss
neck finish.
Starting at $1,125 Street
glguitars.com

Tribute Series Ascari

USA Legacy
Legacy in Graphite Frost,
1-ply Black pickguard,
Black pickup covers
and knobs, Rosewood
fingerboard with Clear
Satin neck finish.
Starting at $1,050 street
glguitars.com

GTS
Ascari GTS shown in
Trans Red finish with
Rosewood fingerboard
and Flame Maple top
$549 Street
glguitars.com

GIBSON

GODIN

GODIN

Firebird X
Chambered ash body, one-piece
maple neck with curly maple
fretboard. 24.75" scale length.
FBX Alnico V (neck), FBX
Ceramic (middle), FBX Alnico II
(bridge) pickups. Multiprocessor from Freescale. Robo tuners.
Limited run of 1,800.
$5,570 retail
gibson.com

5th Avenue Jazz


Canadian wild cherry
archtop, back and
sides or flame maple
archtop, back and
sides with wild
cherry core. Ebony
fretboard. 24.84"
scale length. Godin
mini-humbucker
jazz pickup.
$1,895 street
godinguitars.com

Redline Nemesis
Solid mahogany body with
maple top. Rock maple
neck with rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Active EMG-85
(neck), EMG-81 (bridge)
pickups.
$995 street
godinguitars.com

GODIN
5th Avenue Uptown GT
w/Bigsby
Canadian Wild Cherry
archtop or flame maple
archtop with Canadian wild cherry core.
Silver-leaf maple neck
with ebony fretboard.
24.84" scale length.
Custom Godin humbucker pickups.
$1,395 street
godinguitars.com

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GRETSCH

GRETSCH

GRETSCH

G6120 Eddie Cochran

G6120DE Duane Eddy

G6128T-GH George

Hollow Body
Re-creation of Cochrans
6120. Arched maple
top, back, and sides.
Rosewood fretboard.
DynaSonic single-coil
bridge pickup and
Lindy Fralin single-coil
neck pickup.
$3,625 retail
gretschguitars.com

Signature
Twin DynaSonic pickups.
TRU-ARC Rocking barbridge. Lacquer finish.
Trestle bracing. Special
neck and headstock
profile replicated from
Duanes original G6120.
$4,300 retail
gretschguitars.com

Harrison Tribute

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Custom Shop Duo Jet


Recreated from the original guitar owned by
George and played during his early and postBeatles career. Only 60
Harrison Tribute guitars will be produced
worldwide.
$20,000 retail
gretschguitars.com

GUITAR

ELEC T R I C
HAGSTROM GUITARS

HAGSTROM GUITARS

HAGSTROM GUITARS

Tremar Swede
Mahogany body and set
neck. Resonator wood
fingerboard. Dual
Hagstrom Custom 58
pickups.
$1299 retail, $849 street
hagstromguitars.com

Tremar Viking Deluxe


Maple body. Canadian
hard maple set-neck.
Resonator wood fingerboard. Dual Hagstrom HJ-50 pickups.
$1,349 retail, $879 street
hagstromguitars.com

Viking
Maple body. Canadian
hard maple set-neck.
Resonator wood fingerboard. Dual Hagstrom
HJ-50 pickups.
$1,099 retail, $699 street
hagstromguitars.com

HARMONY
HOTTIE

H49 Statotone
Maple body with spruce
top. Maple neck with
rosewood fingerboard.
24.125" scale length.
Harmony gold foil
pickups.
$650 retail, $455 street
harmonyguitars.com

IBANEZ

IBANEZ
RG927QMRDT
The guitar builder
that popularized the
7-string introduces
a 7-string version of
their flagship. Walnut
and maple woods.
$1,999 retail
ibanez.com

XF350RIX
Mahogany body. Maple
neck. Edge III tremelo
and active pickups.
$688 retail
ibanez.com

Hottie Limited Edition 454


Carved maple top with
mahogany back and sides.
Hand carved set-neck
with ebony fretboard.
24.625" scale length. Hottie humbucker or P90
pickups.
$4,549 retail, $3,499 street
hottieamps.com

IBANEZ
AM93AYS
Semi-hollow. Quilted maple top,
back and sides. Mahogany/
maple set-in neck. Equipped
with a Quik Change III tailpiece and gold hardware.
$757 retail
ibanez.com

JACKSON
JACKSON
Rhoads RRXMG
Basswood body. Through-body maple neck and
rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale length. Active
EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) humbucking
pickups. Floyd Rose Special double-locking
two-point tremolo.
$866 retail
jacksonguitars.com

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Rhoads RRXT
Basswood body. Throughbody maple neck and
rosewood fretboard. 25.5"
scale length. Active EMG
85 (neck) and 81 (bridge)
humbucking pickups. Floyd
Rose Special double-locking
two-point tremolo.
$866 retail
jacksonguitars.com

JAY TURSER
JACKSON
Soloist SLXQ
Basswood body. Through-body
maple neck and rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale length.
Passive EMG HZ H4-AN
(neck) and H4-B (bridge)
humbucking pickups.
$799 retail
jacksonguitars.com

JT-220D Serpent
Flame maple body with flame
maple top. Mahogany neck
with rosewood fretboard.
Covered humbucker pickups.
$599 retail, $379 street
jayturser.com

GUITAR

E LE CT RI C

JAY TURSER
JT-133-TSB Jazz
Maple body and setneck. Rosewood
fingerboard. Dual
humbuckers.
$549 retail, $319
street
jayturser.com

JAY TURSER
LT Series JT-LT-RW
Rosewood body and fingerboard. Maple neck.
Single-coil pickups.
$339 retail, $199 street
jayturser.com

HOLIDAY EDITION THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE

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GUITAR

ELEC T R I C
KRAMER GUITARS

KRAMER GUITARS

KRAMER GUITARS

Pacer Vintage
Maple body. Maple neck. Seymour Duncan JB (bridge) and
JN (neck) pickups.
$1,000 retail, $599 street
kramerguitars.com

SM-1
Through-neck design.
Three pickups.
$1,533 retail, $919 street
kramerguitars.com

Assault 220 Plus


Mahogany body. Mahogany neck
and rosewood fretboard. 25.5"
scale length. Seymour Duncans
pickups.
$1,267 retail, $759 street
kramerguitars.com

LAGUNA

LAGUNA

LE50BKS
Basswood body with
carved top. Short
scale length. Dual
humbucker pickups.
$199 retail, $99 street
playlaguna.com

LE300
Swamp ash body.
One-piece hard-rock
maple neck with
either rosewood
fretboard (Antique
Burst) or maple
fretboard (Vintage
Sunburst). Alnico V
pickups. Wilkinson LAGUNA
VS50-II tremolo.
LE400Q
$699 retail, $349
Carved basswood body
street
with AAA quilt maple
playlaguna.com
top. One-piece hardrock maple neck. 25.5"
scale length. Alnico
humbucker pickups.
$799 retail, $399 steet
playlaguna.com

LINE 6
JTV-69
Alder body. Bolt-on
maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Custom
single-coil and
humbucker pickups. Variax guitar
modeling and
tuning controls.
$1,999 retail, $1,399
street
line6.com

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PARKER GUITARS
Adrian Belew
Signature MaxxFly
DFAB842ASFL
Basswood neck
through 25.5 scale
length. Carbon glass
epoxy fretboard.
Carved poplar body.
Sustaniac Stealth Pro
neck pickup. DiMarzio bridge pickup
with RMC piezo
saddles.
$8,699 retail, $6,499
street
parkerguitars.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

PAUL REED SMITH


GUITARS
SE 245
Carved maple top with
flame maple veneer,
mahogany back and
neck. Rosewood fretboard. 24.5" scale length.
SE 245 pickups.
$649 street
prsguitars.com

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS


Signature
Figured private-stock maple
top, African mahogany back.
Mahogany neck with rosewood
fretboard. 25" scale length.
Numerous options available.
Priced to order.
prsguitars.com

GUITAR

ELEC T R I C
PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

PEAVEY

PEAVEY

Studio
Maple top, mahogany back/neck,
25", 22 fret pattern neck w/thin
opt, rosewood FB, birds, trem/
stop, nickel w/gold opt, 57/08
Treble, 57/08 NF Bass/Mid,
vol/p-p tone/5-way blade.
$2,678 street
prsguitars.com

PXD Odyssey II
Mahogany body and neck.
Rosewood fretboard. 24.75"
scale length. EMG active
humbucker pickups.
$1,399 retail, $699 street
peavey.com

PXD Vicious Devin Townsend


Signature Model
7-string baritone guitar. Maple
neck-through-body. Alder body
wings. 28" scale length. EMG
active pickups.
$1799 retail, $1,399 street
peavey.com

REVEREND GUITARS

PEAVEY

Manta Ray 390 Limited

SC-2
Mahogany body and neck.
Rosewood fretboard.
24.75" scale length.
Humbucker pickups
$499 retail, $249 street
peavey.com

Edition 2011
Semi-hollow body with
maple flat top on korina.
Korina neck with rosewood fretboard. 24.75"
scale length. Reverend
P-90 pickups.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

RICHMOND

REVEREND GUITARS

REVEREND
GUITARS
Reeves Gabrels
Signature
Solid korina body.
Bolt-on maple neck
with bound rosewood fretboard.
25.5" scale length.
Reverend humbucker (bridge),
DiMarzio Fast Track
1 (neck) pickups.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

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Six Gun
Solid korina body.
Bolt-on maple neck
with bound rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Reverend
T-style single-coil
(bridge), Reverend
S-style single-coil
(middle and neck)
pickups.
$899 retail
reverendguitars.com

Belmont with Bigsby


Solid mahogany body. Bolt-on mahogany
neck with rosewood fingerboard. 24.75"
scale length. Seymour Duncan Lipstick
(neck and middle), Seymour Duncan 59
Humbucker (bridge) pickups.
$1090 retail / $895 street
richmondguitarscanada.com

RICKENBACKER
330
Maple body. Maple
neck with rosewood
fretboard. 24.75" scale
length. Rickenbacker
single-coil pickups.
$1,999 retail
rickenbacker.com

SADOWSKY
GUITARS
SADOWSKY GUITARS
Standard S-Style
Maple neck. 25.5" scale length.
Ebony fretboard. Mahogany
body. Sadowsky H/S/H pickups.
Starting at $3,450 with case
sadowsky.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Vintage S-Style
Maple neck. 25.5"
scale length. Maple
fretboard. Swamp
ash body. Sadowsky humcanceling pickups.
Starting at $3,450
with case
sadowsky.com

You may become

unfaithful

to your old faithful

the prs studio


The music you make
begins with an idea you add layers with
rich te x t ure s and
expressive sounds.
Now you can bring
it all to life with
one guitar
pickup configuration
Narrowfield

+
Narrowfield

+
57/08
5 - way b l a d e s w i t c h
coil tap on treble pickup

F or the music you make


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GUITAR

ELEC T R I C
SCHECTER

SCHECTER

SEYMOUR DUNCAN

Synyster Gates Special


Arched bound mahogany
body. Set-in 3-piece
mahogany neck with
ebony fretboard. 25.5"
scale length. Seymour
Duncan Invader pickups.
$1,199 retail
schecterguitars.com

TSH-1
Maple body with dual tone
chambers and center
block. Set-in maple neck
with rosewood fretboard.
24.75" scale length. Dual
Schecter SuperRock-MH
mini humbucker pickups.
$779 retail
schecterguitars.com

Seymour Duncan 35, Limited Edition


Guitar
One-piece swamp ash body. Quarter-sawn
rock maple neck. Seymour Duncan Custom Shop JB and Jazz Concept humbuckers
come installed. A set of Seymour Duncan
Zephyr Silver premium pickups will be
supplied in the case.
$6,250 retail
seymourduncan.com

SQUIER
Vintage Modified
Jazzmaster
Alder body. Maple
neck. 25.5" scale.
Duncan Designed
JM-101B singlecoil Jazzmaster
(bridge), JM-101N
single-coil Jazzmaster (neck)
pickups
$499 retail
squierguitars.com

SQUIER

SQUIER

Vintage Modified

Vintage Modified

Jagmaster
Alder body. Maple
neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 24"
scale length. Duncan Designed humbucking pickups.
$479 retail
squierguitars.com

Jaguar HH
Contoured body.
One piece maple
neck with rosewood fretboard.
24" scale. Duncan
Designed pickups.
$499 retail
squierguitars.com

STEINBERGER
GT-PRO Deluxe
Maple body. Hard maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Steinberger single-coil
and humbucker pickups.
$665 retail, $399 street
steinberger.com

STEINBERGER
ZT-3 Custom
Maple body. Hard
maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. USA 90R
(neck), USA 91T
(bridge) humbuckers.
$2,665 retail, $1,599
street
steinberger.com

TAYLOR GUITARS
SolidBody Standard
Chambered mahogany
body with quilted maple
top. Mahogany neck with
ebony fretboard. 24.875"
scale length. Available
with different pickup
combinations.
$2,698 retail
taylorguitars.com

TAYLOR
GUITARS
TAYLOR GUITARS
SolidBody Classic
Solid swamp ash body. Maple neck with ebony
fretboard. 24.875" scale length. Available with
different pickup combinations.
$1,998-$2,198 retail
taylorguitars.com

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

T3/B
Semihollowbody. Sapele body with
quilted maple top. Sapele neck with
ebony fretboard. 24.875" scale length. T3
electronics with push-pull pots for coilsplitting. Bigsby vibrato.
$3,198 retail
taylorguitars.com

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GUITAR

ELEC T R I C
THE LOAR

TEYE

TRAVELER GUITAR

LH-309
Hand-carved solid spruce top,
maple back & sides, Rosewood
fretboard, Loar P-90 pickup,
ebony bridge.
$667 retail, $499 street
theloar.com

La Perla
Mahogany, korina, maple,
and walnut body and neck
woods. Bound ebony fretboard. 25.5" scale length.
Three Jason Lollar pickups. Passive.
From $2,500 retail
teye-guitars.com

EG-2 Sunburst
Maple neck and fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Two single-coil
pickups. Headphone
amp. 1/8" line input
for MP3 players.
$685 retail, $479 street
travelerguitar.com/

VOX AMPLIFICATION
Series 33
Contoured mahogany
body with ash top. Rosewood fretboard. Two
Vox CoAxe pickups.
$1,000 retail
voxamps.com

VOX AMPLIFICATION
Series 22 Double
Cutaway
Mahogany solid body.
Mahogany neck with
rosewood fretboard.
Two XLM compact
humbucking pickups.
$699 retail
voxamps.com

WASHBURN GUITARS
Jazz Series J600K
Flame maple body with
spruce top. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard. Floating mini
humbucker.
$1,247 retail, $699 street.
washburnguitars.com

VOX AMPLIFICATION

WASHBURN GUITARS

Series 55
Contoured mahogany
body with maple top.
Rosewood fretboard.
Two Vox CoAxe pickups.
$1,700 retail
voxamps.com

Paul Stanley Signature


PS1800CM
Mahogany body.
Mahogany neck with
rosewood fretboard.
24.75" scale length. Randall UL (neck), Ultra XL
(bridge) pickups.
$1,783 retail, $999 street
washburnguitars.com

WASHBURN GUITARS
Nuno Bettencourt Signature N7VINTAGE
Alder body. Maple neck with Stephens
extended cutaway. Seymour Duncan Duncan
59 (neck), Distortion bridge pickups.
$3,539 retail, $2,699 street
washburnguitars.com

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WORLATRON
SonoPhonic
Electric/acoustic hollowbody made from poplar
and birch. Mahogany
neck with ebony fingerboard. 25.5" scale
length. Various pickup
combinations.
$1,965 retail, $1,265
street
worlatron.com

If You Think It Looks Good,

Wait Until You Play It!

Your guitar is part of who you are. It has to respond


to every nuance of your playing. Whether its singing
sweet, clean tones, supporting with overdriven chords,
or screaming a distorted lead solo, it has to feel
great and sound even better. Introducing the
Wechter Pathmaker Solid Body. Pure inspiration.

Pathmaker Solid Body PM-7350SB


The Wechter PM-7350SB combines a beautiful 3/4" maple
cap on a mahogany body with a mahogany neck and
ebony fingerboard. This model has 59-style Seymour
Duncan pickups with Triple Shot mounting rings for
ultimate tonal variations. Add to that a Wilkinson tremolo
system with a steel sustain block and youve got one
soulful tone machine. Other models also available.

Customized Plek Pro Setup for Incredible Feel


Each and every Wechter guitar receives a custom Plek Pro setup, the
most accurate and precise guitar setup possible. For you, that means
lower action, cleaner notes, and sweeter tone right out of the case.

^^^^LJO[LYN\P[HYZJVT

Case included with


every Wechter guitar.

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ELEC T R I C

XAVIERE GUITARS

XAVIERE GUITARS

XAVIERE GUITARS

YAMAHA

Xaviere XV-585
Mahogany. 24.75"
Rosewood. Chambered
Mahogany.
$599 retail, $249 street

Xaviere XV-JT40
Maple. 25.5". Rosewood
Alder GFS Alnico
Soapbar .
$499 retail, $209 street

Xaviere XV-620
Maple. 25.5". Maple. Chambered poplar/maple
GFS TC Alnic.
$369 retail, $169 street

SLG110N
Maple body. Mahogany
neck with rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. Yamaha proprietary pickups.
$925 retail, $559 street
yamahaguitars.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

GUITAR

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ALVAREZ

ALVAREZ

AUSTIN

Alvarez Artist AF60CE


Acoustic-electric. Available
with solid sitka spruce
and cedar tops. Features a
SYS650 dual pickup, with
EQ and tuner.
$399 street
alvarezgtr.com

Regent 12 Series
Acoustic-electric. Available with
solid sitka spruce and cedar
tops. Features a SYS650 dual
pickup, with EQ and tuner.
$199 street
alvarezgtr.com

Austin AA 25
Spruce top with
mahogany back
and sides. Rosewood fretboard
and bridge.
DAddario EXP
strings.
$139 street
stlmusic.com

BEDELL

BEDELL

Discovery BDM-18-M
Orchestra shape with a
solid sitka spruce top.
Rosewood fretboard
and bridge. Limited
lifetime warranty.
$399 retail, $299 street
bedellguitars.com

Heritage HGD-18-G
Sitka spruce top. African Sapele
back and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood fretboard. 25.5"
scale length.
$519 retail, $399 street
bedellguitars.com

BEDELL
Performance Monitor MHCE-17-G
Red cedar top with sapele back and sides.
Fishman Sonitone preamp with Sonicore
pickup. Side-mounted soundhole.
$1,699 retail, $1,299 street
bedellguitars.com

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BLACKBIRD GUITARS

BLACKBIRD GUITARS

Lucky 13
Durable carbon-fiber, hollow neck, 13-fret acoustic.
24.75" scale length.
$1,850 retail
blackbirdguitar.com

Rider steel string


Carbon unibody with highmodulus carbon-fiber top.
Hollow, low-profile neck.
24.5" scale length.
$1,600 retail
blackbirdguitar.com

BLACKBIRD GUITARS

BLUERIDGE GUITAR

Super OM
Orchestra model
carbon unibody
with high-modulus
carbon-fiber top. Hollow, low-profile neck.
25.5" scale length.
$2,030 retail
blackbirdguitar.com

BR-40 Contemporary Series

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Dreaudnaught
Solid spruce top with solid Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard.
25.625" scale length.
$550 retail
sagamusic.com

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A COU S T I C
BLUERIDGE GUITAR

BLUERIDGE GUITAR

BREEDLOVE

BR-41 Contemporary Series Baby

BR-143 Historic Series 000


000 body shape. Solid spruce
top with solid Mahogany
back and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard. 25.625" scale length.
$795 retail
sagamusic.com

Master Class Atlantic


Quilted maple back and
sides with an Adirondack
spruce top. Ebony fretboard. 25.5" scale length
$5,999 retail, $4,499 street
breedlovemusic.com

Blueridge
Solid spruce top with solid Mahogany back and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard.
22.875" scale length.
$550 retail
sagamusic.com

BREEDLOVE

BREEDLOVE

Cascade J25/CRe
Cedar top with Indian Rosewood
back and sides. Nato mahogany
neck. Rosewood fretboard. 25.5"
scale length. L.R. Baggs Element
Active VTC pickup.
$1,739 retail, $1,299 street
breedlovemusic.com

Passport N250/COe
Nylon-string guitar with ovangkol body.
Nato mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Passport Tuner VTC pickup with
chromatic tuner.
$699 retail, $529 street
breedlovemusic.com

CARVIN
CARVIN
C980T Jumbo
Acoustic/Electric
AA solid spruce top
with rosewood
back and sides.
Fishman Matrix
pickup and Prefix
Plus-T electronics
$849 retail
carvin.com

C980T12 12-String
Jumbo Acoustic/
Electric
AA solid spruce top
and rosewood back
and sides. Fishman
Matrix pickup and
Prefix Plus-T electronics
$899 retail
carvin.com

CARVIN
C770T Mahogany
Cobalt Acoustic
AA mahogany top,
mahogany back and
sides. Fishman electronics.
$679 retail
carvin.com

C. F. MARTIN & CO.

C.F. MARTIN & CO.

D-35MP
Madagascar rosewood and
sitka spruce body. Ebony
fretboard. 25.4" scale
length.
$4,199 retail
martinguitar.com

DRS1
Sapele body. Stratbond neck. 25.4" scale
length. Fishman Sonitone electronics.
Hardshell case.
$949 retail
martinguitar.com

HOLIDAY EDITION THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE

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C.F. MARTIN & CO.
HD-28MP
Solid sitka spruce top. Ebony fretboard. 25.4" scale length.
$4,199-$4,599 retail
martinguitar.com

COMPOSITE ACOUSTICS

COMPOSITE ACOUSTICS

Cargo
Carbon-fiber composite acoustic/
electric guitar. 22.75" scale length.
L.R. Baggs active element.
$1,499 retail, $999 street
compositeacoustics.com

GX
Carbon-fiber composite acoustic/electric guitar. L.R. Baggs
iMix Dual Source pickup
system..
$3,499 retail, $2,699 street
compositeacoustics.com

CRDOBA

COMPOSITE ACOUSTICS

12 Natural
Canadian cedar top with mahogany
back and sides. Fishman Presys pickup.
Includes padded gig bag.
$499 street
cordobaguitars.com

OX
Carbon-fiber composite acoustic-electric guitar. L.R. Baggs
Stage Pro Pick-up system
with on-board EQ and tuner.
$1,749 retail, $1,199 street
compositeacoustics.com

CRDOBA

CRDOBA

CORT

C10
Solid European spruce or Canadian
cedar top with Indian rosewood
back and sides. Comes with a Cordoba Polyfoam Case.
$999 street
cordobaguitars.com

GK Studio Gipsy Kings signature


Solid European spruce top with
cypress back and sides. Rosewood
fretboard. 25.5" scale length.
$599 street
cordobaguitars.com

AS-E5
Solid sitka spruce top with solid
rosewood back and sides. Fishman Prefix Plus-T EQ and Fishman Matrix pickup.
$895 retail, $625 street
cortguitars.com

CORT
L900P
Solid red-cedar top with
solid rosewood fretboard.
$699 retail, $489 street
cortguitars.com

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

CORT
MR710F
Solid sitka spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides. Fishman Classic 4T
EQ and Sonicore pickups. Also available
as a 12-string.
$539 retail, $380 street
cortguitars.com

MOX6semi-weighted 61-note

MOX888-note graded hammer action

The Mobile Motif


For the past decade, Motif synthesizers have been
the industry standard for both live performance and
studio production. Combining Motif technology
with new multi-channel USB computer integration
technology and bundled VSTs, the MOX 6 and 8 are
the most powerful, mobile and affordable Yamaha
music workstations ever. They are destined to bring
Motif music production to a whole new generation

1217 Voices and 355MB of waveforms taken directly from the Motif XS
256 Performances with 4 arpeggios that spark your musical inspiration
Direct Performance Recording to the internal Song and Pattern sequencer
Extensive keyboard controller features for all major VSTs and DAWS
Built-in 4-in/2-out USB audio interface with one-cable computer connectivity
Comprehensive cross platform software bundle including: Yamaha YC-3B organ,
Steinberg Prologue Virtual Analog, Cubase AI DAW
Extremely lightweight for mobility (MOX615.4 lbs, MOX832.6 lbs)

of players and producers.

For detailed information scan


QR code or visit www.4wrd.it/moxhgg

2011 Yamaha Corporation of America. All rights reserved.

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DAISY ROCK

DAISY ROCK

DAISY ROCK

Pixie Acoustic-Electric
Flame maple top. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard.
25.25" scale length. Custom
piezo system
$329 retail, $249 street
daisyrock.com

Pixie Acoustic
Flame maple top. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard. 25.25" scale length.
$289 retail, $219 street
daisyrock.com

Wildwood Artist AcousticElectric


Solid spruce top with mahogany
back and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood fretboard. 25.5"
scale. Custom piezo system.
$479 retail, $349 street
daisyrock.com

ESP GUITARS
LTD Xtone AC-30EQM
Quilted maple top, back, and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. B-Band electret film transducer and
T-55 4-band preamp with tuner.
$570 retail, $399 street
espguitars.com

ESP GUITARS
LTD Xtone DC-5E
Mahogany back, sides, and
neck. Rosewood fretboard.
25.5" scale length.
$342 retail, $299 street
espguitars.com

EPIPHONE
ESP GUITARS

Hummingbird
Spruce top with
mahogany
body and neck.
Rosewood
fretboard. 25.5"
scale length.
$499 retail, $299
street
epiphone.com

EPIPHONE

LTD Xtone EW-Z Zebrawood


Zebra top, back, and sides.
Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. 25.5" scale
length. B-band electret film
transducer and T-35 3-Band
Preamp and tuner.
$499 retail, $349 street
espguitars.com

AJ-220SCE
Solid sitka spruce top.
Mahogany body. Solid
mahogany neck. 25.5"
scale length.
$479 retail, $287 street
epiphone.com

EPIPHONE
PR-4E Players Pack
PR4-E acoustic-electric guitar with
Acoustic-15 amp,
gigbag, pitch-pipe,
guitar-lesson
DVD, strap, picks,
and cable.
$347 retail, $199
street
epiphone.com

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FENDER
CA-360SCE Auditorium
Solid spruce top. Mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck with
rosewood fretboard.
Fishman Presys pickup
system with active
onboard preamp.
$599 retail
fender.com

FENDER
CD-110CE
Spruce top. Redwood fretboard. Fishman Presys
pickup system with active
onboard preamp.
$379 retail
fender.com

TONE WOODS

INTRODUCING A NEW LEVEL


OF ACOUSTIC-ELECTRIC

TONE FROM MITCHELL

THE EXOTIC SERIES

Built with gorgeous


Quilted Ash Burl, Bubinga
and Ovangkol woods,
these limited edition,
grand-auditorium shallow
body instruments provide
uniquely lush and
rich tones.
A 3-band EQ preamp and
shifted, scalloped X-bracing
ensure incredible sound
and projection a feature
found on guitars costing
much more.

2011 Mitchell Guitars

Check out the complete


Mitchell line-up at
Guitar Center today,
or online at
MitchellGuitars.com.

Quality
Musical Instruments
Since 1986

GUITAR

A COU S T I C

GITANE GUITAR

GODIN

FENDER

DG-560 Nylon String

CJ-290SCE
Spruce top. Flame maple
back and sides. Maple
neck with rosewood
fretboard. Fishman
Presys pickup system
with active onboard
preamp.
$649 retail
fender.com

Gypsy Jazz Guitar


Solid cedar top with
cypress back. Solid Port
Orford cedar neck with
ebony fretboard.
$1,695 retail
sagamusic.com

Encore Nylon
Two-chambered silver-leaf maple
body with solid cedar top. Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard.
25.5" scale length. Godin Dual
source electronics with custom
preamp.
$829 street
godinguitars.com

GUILD
GUILD
GODIN
MultiOud
Mahogany body with solid spruce
top. Mahogany neck with fretless
ebony fingerboard. Eleven nylon
strings. 23.05" scale length. Custom
electronics, under-saddle transducer, blendable sound imaging
mic with four individual settings.
Custom preamp.
$1,595 street
godinguitars.com

D-40CE Standard
Solid sitka spruce top with
mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck. D-TAR
Wave-Length pickup system.
$2,799 retail
guildguitars.com

F-30CE Standard
Solid sitka spruce
top with mahogany
back and sides.
Mahogany neck.
D-TAR WaveLength pickup
system.
$2,799 retail
guildguitars.com

GUILD

GRETSCH

F-30RCE
Solid sitka spruce top with
solid Indian rosewood
back and sides. Mahogany neck. D-TAR WaveLength pickup system.
$2,999 retail
guildguitars.com

G400 Synchromatic Archtop


Spruce top with flame maple back,
sides and neck. 25.5" scale length
Rosewood fretboard.
$2,125 retail
gretschguitars.com

JAY TURSER
JAY TURSER
JAY TURSER
High Definition HDD-14
Solid Alaskan sitka spruce top with
ash back and sides. Mahogany neck
and HDD fingerboard.
$499 retail, $299 street
jayturser.com

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High Definition HDD-16


Solid Alaskan sitka spruce
top with rosewood back
and sides. Mahogany neck
and HDD fretboard.
$729 retail, $429 street
jayturser.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

JT-RES-STR Resonator
Solid poplar body with
spider resonator. Maple
neck with rosewood
fretboard and bridge.
Mini humbucker and
piezo bridge pickup.
$549 retail, $319 street
jayturser.com

- Martin Simpson

F rom our Angelus and Tonare Grand to our artist Signature models, as well

as the many configurations available through Private Stock, the PRS acoustic
instrument offering is now more diverse than ever.
Our first Signature Private Stock models are now available: the Tony McManus
us
and Martin Simpson models. Both are specifically tailored to the artists
specifications, both have their own unique voice.

2011 PRS Guitars Photography by Marc Quigley

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IBANEZ

IBANEZ

IBANEZ

JSA10BK
Joe Satriani Signature 6-string
acoustic-electric. Englemann
spruce top with rosewood back
and sides. Fishman Acoustic
Matrix pickup with an Ellipse
VT preamp.
$1,499 retail
ibanez.com

EP10BP
Steve Vai Signature 6-string
acoustic-electric with Englemann spruce top, and mahogany back and sides. Fishman
Acoustic Matrix pickup with
Fishman Aura IC preamp.
$1,499 retail
ibanez.com

AW300ECEDVS
Solid top with mahogany
neck. Fishman Sonicore
pickup and Ibanez SST
Shape Shifter preamp with
onboard tuner.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

LG GUITARS

LG GUITARS

T100ACE
Red cedar top with dark
mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck with
Indonesian rosewood
fretboard. StudioLg
electronic system.
$675 retail
lagguitars.com

TN66A
Laminated spruce
top with mahogany back and sides,
Mahogany neck;
Indonesian rosewood fretboard.
$280 retail
lagguitars.com

LG
GUITARS
U77C
Laminated
mahogany
concert
ukulele with
bag.
$224 retail
lagguitars.com

MITCHELL

MITCHELL

OVATION

Xotix MX400OVK
Acoustic-electric
grand auditorium
cutaway with
built-in tuner.
Bubinga finish.
$739 retail, $369
street
mitchellguitars.com

Xotix MX400QAB
Acoustic-electric
grand auditorium cutaway
with built-in
tuner. Quilted
ash burl finish.
$739 retail, $369
street
mitchellguitars.
com

1617ALE-1
Sitka spruce top and
ebony fretboard.
25.75" scale length.
Piezoelectric
pickup.
$3,249 retail
ovationguitars.com

OVATION

OVATION

1627LTD-4 Limited Edition Glen Campbell 6-string Reissue


Features from Glens original signature model with added
gold/pearl fretboard inlays, gold tinted frets, and a gold/
pearl inscribed Glen Campbell inlay on the upper fretboard.
$3,199 retail
ovationguitars.com

ICC24-1
Ovations lowest cost acoustic-electric guitar. Available with various
options including a mid-depth cutaway roundback body, low-profile
neck shape, lightweight scalloped top bracing, and a OP4B preamp.
$359 retail
ovationguitars.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

WIRELESS

STUDIO

PERCEPTION
does it all!

HEADPHONES
NEW

LIVE

Perception Live
Vocals / Speech

P 5/P 5 S
Wind Instruments
Snare / Toms
Amp Miking

P4
P3

Vocals / Speech

Groove Pack
Drums
Percussion

Kick Drum
AMP Miking
Wind Instruments

NEW

P2

Perception Wireless
Vocals / Speech

Sports Set
Find out what AKG Perception
can do for you:

Vocals / Speech

Vocal Set
Vocals / Speech

Presenter Set
Guitar / Bass
Wind instruments

www.youtube.com/AKGAcoustics

www.akg.com

ADV701/1/E/B

For more than 60 years, AKG has built an enviable world-wide reputation for performance, dependability and service. A microphone for every requirement and the personal choice for hundreds of
performers. AKG has added Wireless Microphones and new Stage Mics to its highly successful
Perception Studio Mics line-up. Call your AKG Rep today and nd out why more and more music
retailers are coming on board with AKG.
Consumer Alert: Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this
microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: The system may not cause harmful interference; it must
operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other
device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these
rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888- CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs
wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones

Instrumental Set

GUITAR

A COUPAUL
S TREEDI CSMITH GUITARS
Angelus Cutaway
European spruce top with
mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck with cocobolo fretboard and bridge.
Optional PRS pickup system.
$4,795 street
prsguitars.com

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

RECORDING KING

SE Acoustic Angelus
Solid sitka spruce top with mahogany back and sides. Mahogany
neck with East Indian rosewood
fretboard and bridge.
$TBD
prsguitars.com

Greenwich Village 13
Solid sitka spruce top with
rosewood back and sides.
Mahogany neck. 25.4"
scale length.
$746 retail, $559 street
recordingking.com

RECORDING KING
ROM-06
14-fret OM body. Solid sitka
spruce top, mahogany back and
sides. 25.4" scale length. Fishman Presys pickup.
$479 retail, $359 street
recordingking.com

SEAGULL

RECORDING KING

SEAGULL

Entourage CW GT QI
Solid cedar top, wild cherry back and
sides. Silver-leaf maple neck with Indian
rosewood fretboard. Godin Quantum IT
electronics with built-in tuner.
$549 street
seagullguitars.com

RP-06
0-style body. Solid sitka
spruce top, mahogany
back and sides. 25.4"
scale length.
$333 retail, $249 street
recordingking.com

Maritime SWS Rosewood SG


Solid spruce top with solid rosewood
back and sides. Mahogany neck with
rosewood fingerboard. Godin Quantum IT electronics with built-in tuner
$799 street
seagullguitars.com

SEAGULL
Entourage Rustic Grand
Solid cedar top, wild cherry back and
sides. Silver-leaf maple neck with Indian
rosewood fretboard. Godin Quantum IT
electronics with built-in tuner.
$349 street
seagullguitars.com

SIMON & PATRICK

SIMON & PATRICK

Woodland Pro Folk Sunburst


Solid spruce top, with solid
mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck with
Indian rosewood fretboard.
Optional electronics: B-Band
A3T with built-in tuner.
$749 street
simonandpatrick.com

Woodland Pro Parlor

60

Sunburst
Solid spruce top, with solid
mahogany back and sides.
Mahogany neck with
Indian rosewood fretboard.
Optional electronics: B-Band
A3T with built-in tuner
$749 street
simonandpatrick.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

TAKAMINE
EG450DLX
Solid spruce top.
Flame maple
back and sides.
$879 retail
takamine.com

THINK / LIVE / PLAY


More photos and the full story at www.Takamine.com

2010 KMC Music Inc.

GUITAR

A COU S T I C
TAKAMINE

TAKAMINE

TAYLOR GUITARS

EG630S-VV
Solid cedar top with mahogany back and sides. Rosewood fretboard and bridge.
$739 retail
takamine.com

TF77-PT
Solid cedar top with solid
Hawaiian koa back and
sides.Ebony fretboard.
$2,579 retail
takamine.com

416ce
Solid sitka spruce top with solid ovangkol back and sides. Tropical mahogany
neck with ebony fretboard. Taylor
Expression System electronics.
$2,568 retail
taylorguitars.com

TAYLOR GUITARS
PS14
Sitka spruce top with cocobolo back and sides. Tropical
mahogany neck. Expression
System electronics. Taylor
hardshell case.
$7,998 retail
taylorguitars.com

TAYLOR GUITARS
GS Mini
Solid sitka spruce top with sapele
laminate back and sides. Sapele
neck. Optional ES-Go soundhole
pickup. GS Mini hardshell gig
bag included.
$678 retail
taylorguitars.com

THE LOAR

WASHBURN GUITARS

WASHBURN GUITARS

Parlor R321SWRK
Solid spruce top with solid rosewood back and
sides. Mahogany neck with ebony fretboard
and bridge.
$1,069 retail, $599 street
washburnguitars.com

Satin Series WD7SATBM


Solid spruce top and catalpa
sides and back. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard and bridge.
$319 retail, $179 street
washburnguitars.com

YAMAHA

YAMAHA

A3M
Solid sitka spruce top.
Solid mahogany back
and sides. SRT pickup
with microphone modeling and built-in tuner.
$1,260 retail, $799 street
yamaha.com

FGX700SC
Solid sitka spruce
top with nato
back and sides.
$322 retail, $199
street
yamaha.com

WASHBURN GUITARS
Solidwood Series WD250SW
Solid spruce top and solid rosewood back and sides. Mahogany
neck with rosewood fretboard
and bridge.
$1.337 retail, $749 street
washburnguitars.com

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

LO-16
Solid sitka spruce top with mahogany
back, sides and neck. Rosewood fretboard and bridge. 24.7" scale length
$439 retail, $329 street
theloar.com

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65AMPS
London Pro Combo
18 watts. Tube.
Two channels.
2 x 12" or 1 x 12"
Celestion G12H30
speakers.
$2,395 (2 x 12")
retail, $2,295 (1 x
12") retail
65amps.com

65AMPS

65AMPS

Empire Amp Head


22 watts. Tube preamp. Tube Power amp.
$2,900 retail
65amps.com

London Pro Head


18 watts. Tube. Two channels.
$1,850 retail
65amps.com

ACOUSTIC

ACOUSTIC

ACOUSTIC

G100FX
100 watts. Two channels. Solid state. 1 x 12"
speakers. Spring reverb. Effects. 3-band EQ.
$499 retail, $249 street
acousticamplification.com

G120 DSP
120 watts. Two channels. Solid state. 2 x
12" speakers. Digital effects. 3-band EQ.
$599 retail, $299 street
acousticamplification.com

G120H DSP
120 watts. Two channels. Solid state.
Digital effects. 3-band EQ.
$499 retail, $229 street
acousticamplification.com

AMPEG

AMPEG

AMPEG

GVT5-110
5 watts. One channel. Tube.
1 x 10" Celestion speaker.
$559 retail
ampeg.com

GVT15H
15 watts. One channel. Tube. Reverb.
$699 retail
ampeg.com

GVT52-112
50 watts. Two channel. 1 x 12"
Celestion speaker. Reverb.
$1,049 retail
ampeg.com

BLACKSTAR
AMPLIFICATION

GUITAR

A M PS

BLACKSTAR
AMPLIFICATION

HT-1
1 watt, all-tube, 1 x 8"
combo amp; tube complement: 1 x ECC83
(12AX7), 1 x ECC82
(12AU7) power tube;
volume, gain, and ISF
tone control; overdrive
switch; emulated speaker/headphone output; 8
ohm speaker output; MP3/line input
$319 retail
blackstaramps.com

HT-5R
5 watts. Two channels.
Tube. 1 x 12" Blackbird
50 speaker. ISF tone
control. Line input.
$569 retail
blackstaramps.com

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION
Series One 50
50 watts. Two channels. Tube.
ISF tone control. MIDI switching. Effects loop.
$1,899 retail
blackstaramps.com

BUDDA

BUDDA

BUDDA

MN-100 with Mark Nason custom Italian leather


120 watts. Three channels. Tube. Mark Nason custom Italian leather exterior.
$4,999 retail, $4,999 street
budda.com

Twinmaster
18 watts. Tube One channel.
Effects loop. 1 x 12" Budda
Phat speaker.
$2,599 retail, $1,999 street
budda.com

Superdrive V-40 Head


40 watts. Tube. Two channels. Effects loop.
$2,195 retail, $1,756 street
budda.com

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GUITAR

AMPS

BUGERA

BUGERA

BUGERA

333XL INFINIUM
120 watts. Three channels. Tube. Reverb.
INFINIUM Valve Life Multiplier.
$1,199 retail
bugera-amps.com

MAGICIAN INFINIUM
85 watts. Three channels. Tube.
INFINIUM Valve Life Multiplier.
Varipower.
$1,599 retail
bugera-amps.com

TRIREC INFINIUM
100 watts. Three channels. Tube. INFINIUM
Valve Life Multiplier. Reverb. Varipower.
$1,599 retail
bugera-amps.com

CARR

CARVIN

CARVIN

Sportsman
1 x 10" or 1 x 12"
combo with
reverb. Tube.
$2,190 (1 x 12")
retail, $2,090
(1 x 10") retail
carramps.com

V3M AllTube

VL2100 Steve

3-Channel Micro

Vai Legacy Amp


100 watts.
Three channels. Tube.
Effects loop.
$1,399 retail
carvin.com

Amp Head
50 watts. Three
channels. Tube.
1 x 12" combo or
head. Reverb.
Boost.
$699 retail
carvin.com

CORT
CORT
MX15R
15 watts. Two channels. 1 x 8" custom
speaker. Effects.
Headphone output
and CD/MP3 input.
$119 retail, $85 street
cortguitars.com

DAISY
ROCK GIRL
GUITARS
Vamp Amp
10 watts. Overdrive switch.
Headphone
output.
$79 retail, $69
street
daisyrock.com

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MX30R
30 watts. Two channels. 1 x 10" custom
speaker. Effects.
Headphone output
and CD/MP3 input.
Effects loop and footswitch jack.
$199 retail, $140 street
cortguitars.com

Scamp Amp
3 watts. Headphone output.
Tabletop stand.
Powered by 9V
battery or DC
adaptor (not
included).
$49 retail, $39
street
daisyrock.com

DV MARK
DV40 212
40 watts. Two
channels. 2 x 12"
speakers. Tube.
Spring reverb.
Continuous
Power Control
drops the power incrementally
to as low as 0.5 watts. Automatic
tube biasing and matching.
$1,749 retail, $1,299 street
dvmark.it

DV MARK
Little 40 L34
40 watts. One channel. Tube. Continuous
Power Control drops the power incrementally to as low as 0.5 watts. Automatic tube biasing and matching.
$1,099 retail, $799 street
dvmark.it

DV MARK

EGNATER

EGNATER

Triple 6
120 watts. Three channels. Tube.
$1,999 retail, $1,499 street
dvmark.it

Armageddon
120 watts. Three channels. Tube. ISP Decimator.
MIDI. Independent channel reverb.
$2,299 retail, $1,599 street
egnateramps.com

Tweaker 88
88 watts. Two channels. Tube.
Footswitchable channel boost.
$1,299 retail, $899 street
egnateramps.com

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AMPS

EGNATER
Vengeance
120 watts. Two channels. Tube. Independent channel reverb. Footswitchable midrange cut/boost control.
$1,749 retail, $1,199 street
egnateramps.com

ELECTROHARMONIX

ELECTROHARMONIX

22 Caliber Guitar

44 Magnum Guitar

Amp Head
22 watts. Solid state.
One channel.
$142 retail, $106
street
ehx.com

Amp Head
44 watts. Solid state.
One channel.
$193 retail, $144
street
ehx.com

ENGL
ENGL

ENGL

GigMaster 30
30 watts. Tube. Two channels. Reverb.
$1,125 retail, $899 street
www.engl-amps.com

GigMaster 30 Combo
30 watts. Tube. Two channels. Reverb. 12"
Celestion Super 65 speaker.
$1,249 retail, $999 street
www.engl-amps.com

FENDER
G-DEC 3 Thirty
30 watts. 100 backing
tracks for practicing
or recording. 1 x 10"
speaker. Onboard MP3
and WAV file storage
and playback. Multifunction SD card.
$549 retail, $400 street
fender.com

FISHMAN
Loudbox Artist
120-watt acoustic
amp. Two channels. Digital
effects. XLR
input with phantom power.
$769 retail, $499
street
fishman.com

FENDER

FENDER

Mustang III
100 watts. 100
amp presets
from 12 different amp models. 37 effects. 1
x 10" Celestion
speaker. Free
Fender FUSE
software.
$299 retail
fender.com

Super-Sonic
Twin Combo
100 watts/25
watts with
Arena/Club
switch. Two
channels.
Tube. Notch
Tune control. Fender Automatic Bias control. 2 x 12" Celestion Vintage speakers.
$2,799 retail, $1,999 street
fender.com

FISHMAN
Loudbox Mini
60-watt acoustic
amp. Two channels. 6.5" woofer
and 1" tweeter.
Digital reverb,
chorus, 3-band EQ.
$459 retail, $299
street
fishman.com

GENZ BENZ

GENZ BENZ

SHENANDOAH

SHENANDOAH

COMPAK 10T
300-watt acoustic
amp. Two channels.
1 x 10" speaker.
Digital effects. XLR
mic input with
phantom power.
$1,309 retail, $989
street
genzbenz.com

STEREO 80LT
80-watt stereo
acoustic amp.
Two channels.
2 x 8" speakers.
Digital effects.
XLR mic input with phantom power.
$799 retail, $599 street
genzbenz.com

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Powerball II
100 watts. Four 6L6 power tubes. Four
channel. Power Tube Monitoring system (P.T.M.).
$2,687 retail, $2,149 street
www.engl-amps.com

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FUCHS
Mantis
Available as 50- or 100-watt
head. Tube.
$2,999 (50-watt) retail, $3,185
(100-watt) retail
fuchsaudio.com

GRETSCH
Electromatic
5 watts. Tube. Two inputs.
$195 retail, $189 street
gretschguitars.com

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AMPS
GRETSCH

GRETSCH

Executive
20 watts. Tube. 1
x 15" Eminence
Legend speaker.
$3,649 retail,
$2,950 street
gretschguitars.
com

Playboy
15 watts. Tube. 1
x 12" Eminence
Legend speaker.
$2,949 retail,
$2,350 street.
gretschguitars.
com

GRID 1 AUDIO LLC


G1 BPT212
60 watts. Two channels. Batterypowered hybrid tube amp. Effects
loop. 2 x 12" Redcoat speakers.
$1,999 retail, $1,695 street
grid1.com

HOTTIE INC.
Hottie Custom Amp,

HOTTIE INC.

HOTTIE INC.
Hottie Amp
Solid-state amp fitted into a vintage American
toaster. 1 x 6" Jensen MOD speaker. Powered
by 9-volt battery. Output jack.
$249 retail, $179 street
hottieguitars.com

Hottie Custom Amp, Sparkle Finish


Solid-state amp fitted into a vintage American toaster. 1 x 6" Jensen MOD speaker.
Powered by 9-volt battery. Output jack.
$299 retail, $229 street
hottieguitars.com

JET CITY
AMPLIFICATION

IBANEZ
TSA15
15 watts. Tube.
Integrates a Tube
Screamer with a
classic-style amp.
$599 retail
ibanez.com

JET CITY AMPLIFICATION


JCA22H
20 watts. Two channels. Tube. Effects
loop. Designed by Soldano
$399 retail
jetcityamplification.com

JET CITY
AMPLIFICATION
JCA5012C
50 watts. Two channels. Tube. Effects
loop. Designed by
Soldano.
$699 retail
jetcityamplification.
com

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Sparkle Flame Finish


Solid-state amp fitted
into a vintage American toaster. 1 x 6"
Jensen MOD speaker.
Powered by 9-volt battery. Output jack.
$279 retail, $379 street
hottieguitars.com

LINE 6
DT25
10-25 watts
Tube. Amp
modeling.
Designed by
Bogner with
Line 6.
$1,399 retail,
$999 street
line6.com

MAHALO
AMPLIFICATION

MAHALO
AMPLIFICATION

DR20 112 Combo


20 watts. Tube. 1 x
12" speaker.
$2,399 retail
mahaloamps.com

Katy66 Head
50 watts. Tube.
$2,499 retail
mahaloamps.com

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JCA2212C
20 watts. Two channels. Tube. Effects
loop. Designed by
Soldano
$599 retail
jetcityamplification.
com

MAHALO
AMPLIFICATION
AEM50 Head
45 watts. Tube.
$2,399 retail
mahaloamps.com

MATAMP
GT1
120 watts. Tube.
Effects loop.
$2,474 retail
g-spot-music.
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GUITAR

AMPS

MATAMP
MicroMat
170 watt. JFET preamp.
$399 retail
g-spot-music.com

MESA BOOGIE
Royal Atlantic RA-100
100 watts. Two channel. Tube. Head or combo featuring
Multi-Soak channel assignable power attenuation.
Head $1,899 retail, Combo $2,149 retail
mesaboogie.com

MATAMP

MESA BOOGIE

Minimat 3rd Generation


Small-format tube amp heads. Mini-Verb can
also be used as a stand-alone reverb unit.
$1,050-$1,200 retail
g-spot-music.com

Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five head


25 watts. Two channels. Tube. Multi-Watt
channel assignable power. Effects loop.
$999 retail
mesaboogie.com

MESA BOOGIE

MOD KITS DIY

TransAtlantic TA-30
30 watts. Two channel. Tube. Head or combo
featuring Multi-Watt assignable power.
Reverb and effects loop.
Head $1,499 retail, Combo $1,649-$1,749 retail
mesaboogie.com

MOD101
60-watt tube-amp kit. Select either 6L6s or
EL34s. 32 different variations of the circuit
to choose from. All parts included.
$495 retail
modkitsdiy.com

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MOD102
Build your own tube
amp. All parts are
included along
with a pre-drilled
aluminum chassis.
Tubes are EL84
and 12AX7.
$215 retail
modkitsdiy.com

PRS SE 30
30-watt head or
1 x 12 combo.
Two channels. Reverb.
Effects loop.
$927 street
prsguitars.com

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SMITH
GUITARS
2 Channel H
50-watt head or
1 x 12" combo.
Two channels. Tube.
Proprietary
transformer.
Reverb.
Effects loop.
$1,499 street
prsguitars.com

PEAVEY

PEAVEY
PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS
HXDA
50 watts. Tube.
$2,835 street
prsguitars.com

6534 Plus Head


120 watts. Two channels. Effects loop.
$1399 retail, $1,159 street
peavey.com

Ecoustic E208
30 watt acoustic
guitar amp.
Two channels.
2 x 8" speakers.
Effects.
$239 retail, $179
street
peavey.com

RANDALL

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PEAVEY

RANDALL

Vypyr 30 Head
30 watts. TransTube power amp. Digital
preamp. 24 amp models. 22 effects.
$265 retail, $189 street
peavey.com

Diavlo RD50H
50 watts. Two channels. Tube
amplifier. Reverb, EQ, and boost.
$781 retail, $499 street
randallamplifiers.com

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Minion MR15R
15 watts. Solid
state. 1 x 6.5"
Randall Jaguar
speaker. Reverb
and 3-band EQ.
$134 retail, $89
street
randallamplifiers.
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GUITAR

AMPS

RANDALL
RG8040 Anniversary Amp
75 watts. Two channels.
Solid state. 1 x 12" Diavlo
speaker. Spring reverb,
mystery switch, and
boost.
$474 retail, $299 street
randallamplifiers.com

ROCKTRON
Velocity 300
Dual-channel, 150 watts each when used
in stereo. 300 watts when mono-bridged
into a 8 ohm load.
$499 retail
rocktron.com

RIVERA AMPLIFICATION

RIVERA AMPLIFICATION

Clubster Royale 112


25 watts. Two channels. Tube.
1 x 12" speaker.
$1,499 retail
rivera.com

Jazz Suprema 112


50 watts. One channel. Tube.
1 x 12" speaker.
$1,699 retail
rivera.com

ROLAND
Micro-Cube
2 watts. One
channel. 1 x 5"
speaker. Runs
on batteries
or AC. COSM
amp models and
effects.
$154 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND
Cube-15XL
15 watts. Two
channels. 1 x
8" speaker.
$131 retail
rolandus.com

SR TECHNOLOGY
Jam 100 acoustic
amplifier
100 watts. Two
channels. Solid
state. Reverb. 1 x
6" speaker.
$937 street
sr-amps.com

TRACE ACOUSTIC

TRACE ACOUSTIC

TA-200
200 watts. Two channels. Solid State.
Reverb, chorus,
flange, phaser,
tremolo, compression, delays. 4 x 5"
custom Neodymium
Celestion speakers
connected in stereo.
$1,600 retail, $1,249
street
traceelliot.com

TA-300
300 watts. Two channels. Solid
state. Reverb, chorus, flange,
phaser, tremolo, compressor, and delays. 2 x 5" custom
Celestion speakers connected
in stereo and 1 x 12" Century
Vintage Neodymium Celestion speaker.
$1,999 retail, $1,449 street
traceelliot.com

VHT

VHT

Special 6 Ultra Combo


6 watts. One channel. Tube. VHT ChromeBack
speaker. Effects loop.
Combo $329 street, Head $279 street
vhtamp.com

Special 12/20
Switchable 12/20
watts. Tube.
Effects loop.
Combo $524 street,
Head $449 street
vhtamp.com

VOX
AMPLIFICATION
NT50H
50 watts. Two channels. Tube. Girth
channel.
$1,000 retail
voxamps.com

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VOX
AMPLIFICATION
VT40+
40 watts. Tube. Amp and effects
models. 1 x 10" VX speaker.
$400 retail
voxamps.com

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VOX
AMPLIFICATION
AC15C2
15 watts. Two
channels. Tube.
Spring reverb.
Tremolo. 2 x 12"
Celestion G12M
Greenback
Speaker.
$1,100 retail
voxamps.com

ZT AMPLIFIERS

ZT AMPLIFIERS

Club
200 watts. One channel.
Solid state. Reverb. 1 x 6.5"
custom speaker.
$739 retail, $549 street
ztamplifiers.com

Lunchbox Acoustic
200 watts. Two channels. Solid state.
Reverb. 1 x 6.5" custom speaker.
$529 retail, $399 street
ztamplifiers.com

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ACOUSTIC

AMPEG

G412A
4 x 12" cabinet.
120 watts.
$499 retail, $229
street
acousticamplification.com

GVT112EW
1 x 12" Vintage
30 Celestion
speaker
$419.99 retail
ampeg.com

AMPEG
GVT112E
1 x 12" Vintage 30 Celestion speaker
$349.99 retail
ampeg.com

BUDDA
BUDDA

MN-412
4 x 12" Budda
Phat speakers.
Custom Mark
Nason leather
exterior.
$2,999 retail
budda.com

BUGERA
BUGERA 412F-BK
4 x 12" cabinet
with Original
Bugera speakers. 200 watts.
$543 retail
bugera-amps.
com

Budda 412
4 x 12" Budda Phat
BUGERA
speakers.
$1,100 retail, $800 BUGERA 212V-BK
street
2 x 12" stereo cabinet with Original
budda.com
Bugera speakers. 140 watts.
$393 retail
bugera-amps.com

BUGERA

CARVIN

BUGERA 412H-BK
4 x 12" half-stack
cabinet with
Original Bugera
speakers. 200
watts.
$543 retail
bugera-amps.com

112V
1 x 12" Carvin
GT12 or Celestion Vintage
30 speaker.
100 watts.
$459 retail, $229
carvinguitars.
com

CARVIN

CARVIN
212V
2 x 12" with Carvin GT12 or Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Back panel is removable to convert to open back. 200 watts.
$299 retail
carvinguitars.com

412VT
4 x 12" with Carvin
GT12 or Celestion Vintage 30
speakers. 300
watts.
$559 retail
carvinguitars.com

DV MARK
C112 Small
1 x 12" speaker.
150 watts.
$599 retail, $449
street
dvmark.it

EGNATER
DV MARK
C412 Standard
4 x 12" speaker.
600 watts.
$1,299 retail,
$949 street
dvmark.it

DV MARK
C212 Standard
2 x 12" speaker. 300 watts.
$799 retail, $599 street
dvmark.it

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THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

AR412 A/B
4 x 12" with two Celestion Elite 100 and
two Celestion G12T75
speakers. Mic Eliminator XLR balanced output. 350 watts.
$1,299 retail, $899 street
egnateramps.com

EGNATER

EGNATER

ENGL

TWK 212X
2 x 12" with Celestion Elite GH50
speakers. 100 watts.
$649 retail, $429 street
egnateramps.com

VN412 A/B
4 x 12" with Celestion Elite 75 speakers. Auto
impedence-sensing input jack. 300 watts.
$879 retail, $599 street
egnateramps.com

E 112VB Pro Straight


1 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30 speaker.
$647 retail, $539 street
engl-amps.com

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ENGL

JENSEN JET

JET CITY AMPLIFICATION

E 412VSB Pro Slant


4 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
$1,562 retail, $1,249 street
engl-amps.com

Jensen Electric Lightning


1 x 12" Jensen Jet Electric Lightning Speaker. 100 watts.
$295 retail
amplifiedparts.com

JCA12S+
1 x 12" Custom Eminence speaker with MicSim balanced line output and THD SuperTuning port.
$199 retail
jetcityamplification.com

JET CITY
AMPLIFICATION
JCA48S+
4 x 12" Custom
Eminence
Speaker with
MicSim balanced
line output.
$499 retail
jetcityamplification.com

JET CITY AMPLIFICATION


JCA24S+
2 x 12" Custom Eminence speaker with
MicSim balanced line output and THD
SuperTuning port.
$249 retail
jetcityamplification.com

MATAMP
612S
6 x 12" Celestion
speakers.
$1,999 retail
g-spot-music.
com

MESA BOOGIE

MESA BOOGIE

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

Mini Recto Slant


Miniature 1 x 12" Celestion Custom Vintage 30 speaker.
$449 street
mesaboogie.com

TransAtlantic
1 x 12" custom Celestion speaker. 90 watts.
$419 street
mesaboogie.com

SE Big Mouth Cab


2 x 12" custom-voiced speakers.
$379 street
prsguitars.com

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PEAVEY

Big Mouth Birch Speaker Cabinet


2 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
Heavyduty tolex covering. Open back.
$699 street
prsguitars.com

Birch Speaker Cabinet


4 x 12" Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. Heavy-duty
Stealth tolex or paisley covering. Closed back.
$899 street
prsguitars.com

430a and 430b


4 x 12" Stephens Tru-Sonic 30-watt speakers.
$999 retail, $799 street
peavey.com

PEAVEY

RANDALL

Vypyr 112

Diavlo RD112
1 x 12" Diavlo
speaker. 50
watts.
$312 retail, $199
street
randallamplifiers.com

Cabinet
1 x 12" premium
speaker
$199 retail, $129
street
peavey.com

ROCKTRON
R112
1 x 12" Celestion
Vintage 30
speaker. Trapezodial cabinet
design.
$499 retail
rocktron.com

WHITEBOX
ENGINEERING
Modern 112
Custom-made in
the U.S. with
many cosmetic
and speaker
options.
$239 retail
whiteboxeng.com

VHT
Special 6 212 Open-Back Speaker Cabinet
2 x 12" Celestion G12H 30 or VHT ChromeBack Speakers. Mono/stereo switch.
$449 street with Celestion, $259 street with
VHT ChromeBack
vhtamp.com

VHT
412 Open-Back Speaker Cabinet
4 x 12" with VHT ChromeBack speakers. 240
watts at 4 or 16 ohms mono. 120 watts at 8
ohms-per-side stereo.
$699 retail, $524 street
vhtamp.com

WHITEBOX
ENGINEERING
Modern 412
Custom-made in
the U.S. with
many cosmetic
and speaker
options.
$529 retail
whiteboxeng.com

WHITEBOX ENGINEERING
Modern 212
Custom-made in the U.S. with many
cosmetic and speaker options.
$369 retail
whiteboxeng.com

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ZT AMPLIFIERS
Lunchbox Cab
1 x 6.5" custom designed speaker.
$159 retail, $119 street
ztamplifiers.com

BASS

ELEC T R I C
BURNS ELECTRIC BASS

BURNS ELECTRIC BASS

CARVIN

BL-1210 Club Series: Nu-Sonic Bass


Solid basswood body with maple
top veneer. Hard-rock maple neck
with Indian rosewood fretboard.
30" scale length. Two Burns NuSonic bass pickups.
$1,195 retail
sagamusic.com

BL-1800 Custom Elite

B24 Brian Bromberg Bass


Alder body with flame
maple top. Maple neckthru with ebony fretboard. 34" scale length.
RAD-J single-coil pickups.
$1,329 retail
carvin.com

Series: Shadows Bass


Solid American alder body.
Solid hard-rock Canadian
maple neck. 33.5" scale
length. Three Nu-Sonic
pickups.
$1,795 retail
sagamusic.com

CARVIN

CARVIN

IC5 Icon 5-string Bass


Ash body with flame maple top.
Maple neck-thru with ebony fretboard. Carvin humbucking pickups
with active/passive electronics.
$1,339 retail
carvin.com

SB5001 Chambered Jazz Style Bass


Alder body with a flame maple top.
Maple neck with ebony fretboard.
J99A Alnico single-coil pickups with
preamp and mid-sweep.
$1,399 retail
carvin.com

CORT
Arona4
Swamp ash body. Canadian
hardrock maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. Desonic by
Delano Jazz-F & MM-R pickups.
$799 retail, $560 street
cortguitars.com

CORT

CORT

Curbow4
Carved luthite body.
Rock-maple neck with
Ebanol fretboard. Bartolini passive pickup and
active EQ circuit.
$659 retail, $460 street
cortguitars.com

GS-Punisher-2
Mahogany body. Canadian hard maple neck
with rosewood fretboard. Mighty Mite
MMPB-4 and MMJB-R
pickups.
$799 retail, $560 street
cortguitars.com

DAISY ROCK
Rebel Rockit Bass, Atomic
Pink Finish (14-6735)
Sengon body. Pink finish.
Rock maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 34"
scale length. Duncan
Designed J-style singlecoil passive (bridge),
single-coil P-style (neck)
pickups.
$409 retail, $299 street
daisyrock.com

EPIPHONE
EPIPHONE
EB-0
Mahogany body and
neck with rosewood fingerboard.
30.5" scale length.
Sidewinder humbucker pickups.
$332 retail, $199
street
epiphone.com

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Thunderbird IV
Alder body. Maple
neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 34" scale
length. TB-Plus humbucker pickups.
$499 retail, $299 street
epiphone.com

ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN

ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN

Bongo Bass
Basswood body. Maple neck
with rosewood fingerboard. 34" scale. Multiple
pickup combinations.
4-band preamp.
$2,000 retail
music-man.com

Reflex Bass
Ash body with maple or rosewood neck. 34" scale, active/
passive electronics with
humbucking and single-coil
options. 4-band EQ.
$2,750 retail
music-man.com

ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN


Stingray Bass-Active Passive
Ash body. Birdseye or flame maple
neck with maple or rosewood
fretboard. 34" scale length. Music
Man humbucker and 2-band
active preamp.
$2,000 retail
music-man.com

ESP GUITARS

ESP GUITARS

LTD J-204
Alder body. Maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 34" scale
length. ESP DB-4 Bridge, ESP
LDJ (bridge and neck) pickups.
$429 retail, $299 street
espguitars.com

LTD B-55FM
Basswood body. Flame maple top. Maple
neck with rosewood fretboard. 34"
scale length. ESP DB-5 Bridge, ESP LDJ
(bridge), LDP (neck) pickups. ESP ATB-1
active tone boost.
$429 retail, $299 street
espguitars.com

BASS

E LE CT RI C

FENDER
60th Anniversary
Precision Bass
Ash body. Maple
neck and fretboard
with 9.5" radius.
Precision Bass split
single-coil pickup.
$1,999 retail
fender.com

ESP GUITARS
LTD Surveyor-4 Maple
Ash body. Maple neck
and fretboard. 34"
scale length. EMG
active pickups and
3-band EQ.
$927 retail, $649 street
espguitars.com

FENDER
American Special
Jazz Bass
Alder body. Maple
neck with maple
or rosewood fretboard. Single-coil
alnico Jazz Bass
pickups.
$1,269 retail
fender.com

GRETSCH
G2224 Junior Jet Bass II
Maple neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 30.3" scale
length. Two Gretsch mini
dual-coil pickups.
$475 retail
gretschguitars.com

FENDER
Blacktop Precision Bass
Alder body. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard. High-gain humbucker pickups.
$699 retail
fender.com

GODIN
Shifter 5 bass
Canadian Laurentian basswood body.
Maple neck with rosewood or maple
fretboard. 34" scale length. Available
with four or five strings. Passive
single-coil Alnico pickups.
$995 street
godinguitars.com

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BASS

ELEC T R I C
GRETSCH
G6128B Thunder Jet Bass
Chambered mahogany body
with arched maple top.
Mahogany neck with ebony
fretboard. Dual TV Jones
ThunderTron pickups.
$2,800 retail
gretschguitars.com

GROOVE TOOL

G6136LSB White Falcon Bass


Double cutaway body with
arched top and oversized
bound f-holes. 3-piece
maple neck with ebony
fretboard. Dual TV Jones
ThunderTron pickups.
$4,700 retail
gretschguitars.com

CGT-5
5-string with swamp
ash body with figured
maple top. Wenge/
purpleheart neck and
purpleheart fretboard.
34" scale length. Conklin active pickups.
$1,395 retail, $975 street
conklinguitars.com

GROOVE TOOL

GROOVE TOOL

HAGSTROM

CGT-7
7-string with swamp ash
body with figured maple
top. Wenge/purpleheart
neck and purpleheart
fretboard. 34" scale length.
Bartolini active pickups.
$1,895 retail, $1,325 street
conklinguitars.com

CGTBD-7 Bill Dickens Signature


7-string bass with swamp ash body
and curly maple top. Maple/purpleheart neck with purpleheart
fingerboard. 34" scale length.
Bartolini Bill Dickens-model
pickups with custom Bartolini
parametric frequency selector.
$2,795 retail, $1,960 street
conklinguitars.com

Viking Bass VIKB-WHT


Maple body. Canadian
hard maple set-neck with
Resonator wood fingerboard. Dyna Rail pickups.
$1,149 retail, $749 street
hagstromguitars.com

HARMONY

IBANEZ

IBANEZ

H22 Bass
Hollowbody bass with maple
body. Maple neck with rosewood
fingerboard. 30" scale length.
Harmony gold foil pickup.
$695 retail, $485 street
harmonyguitarsusa.com

SR1405EVNF
5-string. Mahogany body with
figured maple top. 5-piece neck.
Nordstrand Big Single singlecoil pickups.
$1,533 retail
ibanez.com

SR1200EVNF
4-string. Mahogany body and
ovangkol top. 5-piece neck.
Nordstrand Big Single singlecoil pickups.
$1,333 retail
ibanez.com

IBANEZ
BTB575BBT
Maple/bubinga thru-neck.
35" scale length. Custom
Bartolini MK-2 pickups.
$1,033 retail
ibanez.com

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GRETSCH

JACKSON

JACKSON

JS2 Concert Bass


Indian cedro body. Bolt-on
maple neck with Indian
rosewood compound
radius fretboard. 34" scale
length. Jackson humbucking high-output pickups.
$399 retail
jacksonguitars.com

JS3 Concert Bass


Indian cedro body. Bound
bolt-on maple neck with
Indian rosewood fretboard. 35" scale length.
Jackson humbucking
high-output pickups.
$466 retail
jacksonguitars.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

BASS

ELEC T R I C
JACKSON
JS3V Concert Bass
Indian cedro body. Bolt-on maple
neck with Indian rosewood fretboard. 35" scale. Jackson humbucking high output pickups.
$506 retail
jacksonguitars.com

JAY TURSER

LAGUNA

JTB-2B-N Violin Bass


Semi-hollow. Maple set-neck.
Rosewood fingerboard.
Humbucker pickups.
$499 retail, $299 street
jayturser.com

LB200
Basswood body. Maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 34" scale
length. P/J-style pickup configuration with active bass and
treble boost/cut.
$399 retail, $199 street
playlaguna.com

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

PEAVEY

Gary Grainger 4-String Bass


Figured PS maple top/neck, swamp
ash back, HG Nitro, 24 frets, 34",
rosewood fretboard, birds, GG
4-string bridge, rosewood truss
rod cover, gold, Treb/Mid/Bass.
*Standard specs listed, PS options
available.
Priced to order
prsguitars.com

Gary Grainger 5-String Bass


Figured PS maple top/neck,
swamp ash back, HG Nitro,
24 frets, 34", rosewood fretboard, birds, GG 5-string
bridge, rosewood truss rod
cover, gold, Treb/Mid/Bass.
*Standard specs listed, PS
options available.
Priced to order
prsguitars.com

Millennium 5 BXP
Basswood body. Maple
neck with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale length.
Two single-coil pickups
with hum canceling
when used together.
$449 retail, $229 street
peavey.com

REVEREND GUITARS
PEAVEY

PEAVEY

PXD Tragic 4
Basswood wings. Maple neck-thru
with rosewood fretboard. 34" scale
length. VFL active pickups,
$949 retail, $499 street
peavey.com

PXD Void 4
Basswood wings. Maple
neck-thru with rosewood
fretboard. 34" scale length.
VFL active pickups,
$949 retail, $499 street
peavey.com

Decision
Korina body. Maple/
walnut neck with
rosewood fretboard.
34" scale length. Reverend J-Rails (bridge),
Reverend Split Brick
(neck) pickups.
$1,079 retail
reverendguitars.com

REVEREND GUITARS
Mercalli-5
Korina body. Maple/
walnut neck with
rosewood fretboard.
34" scale length. Reverend Thick Brick 5
(bridge), Reverend
Split Brick 5 (neck)
pickups.
$1,259 retail ($1,329
retail for Flame
Maple)
reverendguitars.com

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REVEREND GUITARS
Thundergun
Korina body. korina/walnut neck with rosewood
fretboard. 34" scale
length. Reverend Thick
Brick (bridge), Reverend Split Brick (neck)
pickups.
$1,199 retail
reverendguitars.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

SPECTOR
Coda5
Alder body. Maple
neck with pau ferro
fingerboard. 34" scale
length. Aguilar pickups and electronics.
$3,599 retail, $2,599
street
spectorbass.com

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BASS

ELEC T R I C
SPECTOR

SPECTOR

SQUIER

Legend5 Classic
Maple body and top. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard. 35"
scale length. Spector pickups
and electronics.
$1,099 retail, $799 street
spectorbass.com

Performer By Spector
Basswood body. Maple neck
with rosewood fretboard. 34"
scale length. Spector pickups.
$599 retail, $399 street
spectorbass.com

Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special


Maple neck with rosewood fretboard.
34" scale length. Split single-coil Precision Bass (middle), Jazz Bass single-coil
(bridge) pickup. Active bass-boost circuit.
$329 retail
squierguitars.com

TOBY

SQUIER

SQUIER

Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass

Vintage Modified Jaguar

Special HB
Agathis body. Maple neck with
rosewood fretboard. 34" scale
length. High-output humbucking pickup and 3-band active
tone circuit.
$329 retail
squierguitars.com

Bass Special SS
Short scale-length (30") version. Agathis body. Maple
neck with rosewood fretboard. Split single-coil Precision Bass (middle), Jazz Bass
single-coil (bridge) pickup.
Active bass-boost circuit.
$269 retail
squierguitars.com

TRAVELER GUITAR

Toby Deluxe
Maple neck and body.
J-style pickups.
$415 retail, $249 street
gibson.com

WARWICK

TB-4P Bass
Alder body. American hard-maple neck with rosewood fretboard. 32" scale. P-51
split-coil pickup. Built-in headphone amp and audio input. Includes volume &
tone controls and standard 1/4" out as well as a 1/8" aux-in for jamming with
your mp3 player. Other features include a P-51 split-coil pickup and 3-ply pickguard (White on Black, Tortoise shell on Sunburst). Comes with deluxe gig bag.
$742 retail, $519 street
travelerguitar.com

Robert Trujillo Artist Series


Alder body. Maple neck with
tigerstripe ebony fingerboard. 34" scale. Active EMG
J/J pickups.
$2,239 retail, $1,549 street
warwickbass.com

WARWICK

WARWICK
Star Bass II Single Cut
Laminated Tigerwood or
AAA Flame maple body.
Flame maple neck with
wenge fingerboard. 34"
scale length. Passive MEC
humbucker pickups.
$8,299 retail, $5,499 steet
warwickbass.com

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Steve Bailey Signature Bass


Swamp ash body. Ovangkol neck
with snakewood fretboard. 34"
scale length. Seymour Duncan
pickups and active 2-way electronics. 6-string only, fretted
or fretless.
$11,049 retail, $7,349 street
warwickbass.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

WASHBURN GUITARS
Stu Hamm Signature
SHBH3TNG The Hammer
Alder body. Maple bolton neck. Exclusive EMG
X-series Stu Hamm
pickups with piezo
preamp.
$3,139 retail, $2,399 street
washburn.com

WASHBURN GUITARS

WASHBURN GUITARS

Stu Hamm Signature SHB60NM


Alder body. Maple bolt-on neck with
rosewood fingerboard. Active J and
MM style pickups with individual
piezo bridge pickups.
$1,069 retail, $599 street
washburn.com

Stu Hamm Signature SHB40RS


Mahogany body. Maple bolt-on
neck with rosewood fretboard.
Active J and MM style pickups.
$712 retail, $399 street
washburn.com

BASS

E LE CT RI C

YAMAHA

YAMAHA

YAMAHA

BB425X
5-string. Alder body.
Maple/Mahogany neck
with rosewood fretboard. Passive pickups.
$900 retail, $599 street
yamaha.com

BB2025X
5-string. Alder body. Maple/
mahogany neck with rosewood
fretboard. Passive pickups.
$4,625 retail, $2,799 street
yamaha.com

BB1024X
Alder body.
Maple/nato
neck with rosewood fretboard.
30" scale length.
$1,600 retail,
$899 street
yamaha.com

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BASS

A COU S T I C
BREEDLOVE

BREEDLOVE

Solo BJ350/CMe4
Cedar top with sapele back and
sides. Nato mahogany neck
with rosewood fretboard. L.R.
Baggs LR-T CV Tuner preamp.
$1,049 retail, $789 street
breedlovemusic.com

Solo BJ350/CMe4 Fretless Bass


Cedar top with sapele back and
sides. Nato mahogany neck. L.R.
Baggs LR-T CV Tuner preamp.
$1,049 retail, $789 street
breedlovemusic.com

WARWICK
Alien
Laminated spruce top with
laminated ovangkol back
and sides. Mahogany neck
with rosewood fingerboard.
32" medium scale (4-string)
or 34" long scale (5-string).
Available fretted or fretless.
Fishman Prefix Acoustic
Guitar System.
$2,319 retail, $1,549 street
warwickbass.com

BREEDLOVE
Studio BJ350/SMe4
Sitka spruce top with sapele back
and sides. Nato mahogany neck
with rosewood fretboard. L.R.
Baggs LR-T CV Tuner preamp.
$1,069 retail, $799 street
breedlovemusic.com

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CORT
SJB6FX
Sitka spruce back and sides.
Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Fishman Prefix Plus T Sonicore pickup.
$795 retail, $560 street
cortguitars.com

WARWICK

WARWICK

RockBass Alien Deluxe


Laminated spruce top with
laminated bubinga back and
sides. Mahongany neck with
rosewood fingerboard. 32"
medium scale (4-string) or
34" long scale (5-string). Lefthanded or fretless also available. Fishman Sonicore piezo
pick up with Presys preamp.
$1,039 retail, $719 street
warwickbass.com

RockBass Alien Standard


Laminated spruce top with
laminated agathis back and
sides. Mahogany neck with
rosewood fingerboard. 32"
medium scale (4-string) or 34"
long scale (5-string). Available
fretted or fretless. Fishman
Sonicore piezo pickup and
Sonitone preamp.
$799 retail, $549 street
warwickbass.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

BASS

AMPS

ACOUSTIC
AGUILAR
ACOUSTIC

Tone Hammer 500


500 watts at 4 ohms (250 watts at 8
ohms). Solid state. 3-band EQ. Drive
control. Effects loop.
$949 retail, $699 street
aguilaramp.com

260
100 watts. Solid state. 10"
speaker.
$599 retail, $299 street
acousticamplification.com

B200H
200 watts at 4 ohms.
Solid state. 15"
speaker with horn.
$499 retail, $249
street
acousticamplification.com

ACOUSTIC
B450
400 watts (650
with extension cab). Solid
state. Two 10"
speakers.
$1,199 retail,
$599 street
acousticamplification.com

AMPEG

AMPEG

PF-350
350 watts at 4 ohms. Solid state
preamp. Class D power amp.
$419 retail
ampeg.com

PF-500
500 watts at 4 ohms. MOSFET
preamp. Class D power amp.
$559 retail
ampeg.com

BUGERA
BVP5500
550 watts. Tube preamp.
Solid-state power amp.
$761 retail
bugera-amps.com

AMPEG
SVT-7 PRO
1,000 watts (600 watts at 4 ohms).
Tube preamp. Class D power amp.
$1,119 retail
ampeg.com

BUGERA
BTX36000
3,600 watts. Solid-state
preamp and power amp.
$1,087 retail
bugera-amps.com

CARVIN

CARVIN
BUGERA
BVV3000 Infinium
300 watts. Tube preamp and
power amp. Infinium Valve
Life Multiplier.
$1,523 retail
bugera-amps.com

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B2000
Up to 2,050 watts. Tube
and solid state preamp.
EQ and limiter. 13 lbs.
$699 street
carvin.com

BX500
500 watts. Tube preamp.
Class D power amp.
Optical compressor.
$399 street
carvin.com

CARVIN

CORT

BX1500
Up to 1,500 watts. Tube
preamp. Class D power
amp. EQ. Compressor.
$599 street
carvin.com

GE15B
15 watts. Solidstate preamp.
8" custom
speaker.
$129 retail, $90
street
cortguitar.com

CORT
GE30B
30 watts. Solid-state preamp. 10"
custom speaker.
$229 retail, $160 street
cortguitar.com

BASS

A M PS

EBS
EBS Session 60
Combo
60 watts. Solid-state
preamp. Solid-state
power amp. 10"
speaker with two
tweeters.
$799 retail, $399
street
ebssweden.com

EBS
EBS Classic 450 Head
450 watts at 2 ohms. (400 watts at
4 ohms.) Solid-state preamp. Solidstate power amp.
$2,299 retail, $1,099 street
ebssweden.com

EDEN
E-Series E300
300 watts at 4 ohms. 3-band EQ with
Enhance control. Auto compression.
$524 retail, $349 street
eden-electronics.com

EBS
EBS TD660 Head
660 watts. Tube/solid-state preamp
(switchable). Compressor.
$3,999 retail, $1,999 street
ebssweden.com

FENDER

FENDER

Bassman TB-600C
400 watts with internal speaker. 600
watt with 8 ohm
cab. Hybrid tube/
solid-state. Two 10"
speakers.
$2,199 retail
fender.com

Bassman TV Duo Ten


350 watts. Tube
preamp. Solid-state
power amp. Two 10"
speakers.
$1,499 retail
fender.com

FENDER

GALLIEN-KRUEGER

Bronco 40
40 watts. Amp
modeling.
Digital effects.
Sender Special
Design 10"
speaker. USB
port.
$349 retail
fender.com

MB410
500 watts. Four 10"
speakers. Digital
power amp.
$1,069 retail, $749
street
gallien.com

GALLIEN-KRUEGER
400RB-IV
280 watts. Solid-state. 4-band active EQ
with variable contour and boost.
$499 retail, $349 street
gallien.com

GENZ BENZ

GALLIEN-KRUEGER
MB800
800 watts. Discrete FET preamp. Digital
power amp.
$999 retail, $699 street
gallien.com

Shuttle 6.0-12T
375 watts at 8 ohms
(600 watts at 4
ohms). Tube preamp.
Class D power amp.
12" speaker.
$1,579 retail, $1,189
street
genzbenz.com

GENZ BENZ
Streamliner 900
900 watts at 4 ohms. Tube
preamp. Class D power
amp.
$1,279 retail, $959 street
genzbenz.com

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BASS

AMPS
HARTKE
MARKBASS

HA5500
500 watts. Tube and
solid-state preamp. Solidstate power amp.
$729 retail, $549 street
samsontech.com

Combo 121 Lite


500 watts (digital) for the 12"
speaker. 100
watts (analog)
for the 1.25"
horn.
$1,600 retail,
$1,199 street
markbass.it

HARTKE
HA3500
350 watts. Tube and
solid-state preamp.
Solid-state power amp.
$599 retail, $449 street
samsontech.com

MARKBASS
Micromark 801
45 watts (60 watts
with 8 ohm extension cabinet). 8"
speaker. Aux in.
Headphone out.
$750 retail, $499
street
markbass.it

MARKBASS
TTE 500 (Randy Jackson Signature)
500 watts at 4 ohms. Tube preeamp.
Solid-state power amp. Tube compressor. Tube-driven contour.
$1,200 retail, $799 street
markbass.it

MATAMP
Bass500
500 watt. Digital power amp. Preamp
output. Slave input. Effects Loop.
$699 retail
g-spot-music.com

MESA BOOGIE
M6 Carbine Rackmount
600 watts. Tube preamp. MOSFET
power amp.
$1,099 street
mesaboogie.com

MESA BOOGIE

MESA BOOGIE

M3 Carbine Rackmount
300 watts. Tube preamp.
MOSFET power amp.
$899 street
mesaboogie.com

M9 Carbine Rackmount
900 watts. Tube preamp. MOSFET
power amp.
$1,349 street
mesaboogie.com

ORANGE AMPS
Terror Bass 500 Combo
500 watts. Two 12"
Eminence Neodynium
speakers. Tube preamp.
Solid state power amp.
$1,549 retail
orangeamps.com

PEAVEY
ORANGE AMPS
Terror Bass 1000 Head
1,000 watts. Tube preamp.
Solid-state power amp.
$999 retail
orangeamps.com

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Headliner
600 watts. Solid-state preamp. Solid-state power
amp. Compressor.
$499 retail, $349 street
peavey.com

Jonathan Flaugher
Ryan Adams, The Weepies, and Joshua Radin
For over 40 years, professional bass players like Jonathan have consistently
chosen Acoustic to project their signature tone and musical passion.

Jonathan Flaugher plays an Acoustic B600H head with a B410 cab.

2011 Acoustic Amplication

Hear Jonathan Flaugher talk about Acoustic


ampliers at YouTube.com/acousticamplication

BASS

AMPS
PEAVEY

PEAVEY

ROLAND

TKO 115
400 watts. Solidstate preamp.
Solid-state
power amp. 15"
Peavey speaker.
$599 retail, $399
street
peavey.com

TNT 115
600 watts. Solidstate preamp.
Solid-state
power amp. 15"
Peavey speaker.
$649 retail, $499
street
peavey.com

Cube-20XL Bass
20 watts.
Custom 8"
speaker.
Six COSM
amp models.
Effects. Builtin tuner.
$305 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND

ROLAND

Cube-60XL Bass
60 watts.
10" coaxial
speaker.
Eight COSM
amp models.
Effects. Tuner.
Looper.
$569 retail
rolandus.com

Cube-120XL Bass
120 watts. 12"
coaxial speaker.
Eight COSM
amp models.
Effects. Looper.
$765 retail
rolandus.com

SR
TECHNOLOGY
Bass Fidelity 10
300 watts.
Solid-state. 10"
speaker.
$1,515 retail
sr-amps.com

TC ELECTRONIC

SWR

SWR

Amplite
400 watts. Designed as a partner for the SWR Headlite.
Optional rackmount kit.
$799 retail
swrsound.com

Headlite
400 watts. Tube preamp.
Class D power amp.
$999 retail
swrsound.com

Blacksmith
1,600 watts. 2,
4, and 8 ohms.
Three user presets.
$3,599 retail,
$2,495 street
tcelectronic.com

TECH 21

TRACE ELLIOT

TRACE ELLIOT

VT Bass 1969
300 watts. Two channels. Effects
loop.
$1,395 retail, $1,049 street
tech21nyc.com

AH600-7
600 watts. Solid state with
tube-drive preamp. Solidstate power amp.
$1,499 retail, $1,099 street
traceelliot.com

AH1200-12
2 x 600 watts. Solid state with
tube-drive preamp. Solid-state
power amp.
$2,299 retail, $1,699 street
traceelliot.com

WARWICK
BC 150
150 watts. Solid
state. 15"
speaker. 4"
high-frequency
tweeter. Effects
loop.
$794 retail, $529
street
warwickbass.com

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WARWICK
BC 300
300 watts. Solid state.
15" speaker. 4" highfrequency tweeter.
Effects loop.
$1,094 retail, $729
street
warwickbass.com

WARWICK
WA 600
600 watts. Solid state. 10-band graphic
EQ. Compressor. Effects loop.
$944 retail, $629 street
warwickbass.com

BASS

C AB S
AGUILAR

ACOUSTIC

SL 112
1 x 12" Neodymium
woofer. Phenolic
tweeter. 250 watts.
$999 retail, $749 street
aguilaramp.com

B115 NEO
1 x 15" Neodymium speaker.
400 watts.
$799 retail, $399
street
acousticamplification.com

ACOUSTIC

ACOUSTIC

AMPEG

B210 NEO
2 x 10" Neodymium speakers.
400 watts.
$799 retail, $399
street
acousticamplification.com

B810
8 x 10" customdesigned
speakers. 800
watts.
$1,199 retail,
$599 street
acousticamplification.com

PF-115HE
1 x 15" ceramic
Eminence LF
driver. 1" HF
compression
driver with
L-Pad level
control.
$559 retail
ampeg.com

AMPEG
PF-210HE
2 x 10" ceramic
Eminence LF
drivers. 1" HF
compression
driver with
L-Pad level
control.
$559 retail
ampeg.com

AMPEG
SVT-810E
8 x 10" Eminence LF
drivers.
$1,399 retail
ampeg.com

BEHRINGER
Ultrabass BB410
4 x 10" Bugera
speakers and a 1"
horn. 1,200 watts.
$719 retail
behringer.com

CARVIN
CARVIN

CARVIN

115MB
1 x 15" LF driver.
250 watts.
$279 retail
carvin.com

BR210
2 x 10" speakers.
1" Titanium
HF driver. 400
watts.
$299 retail
carvin.com

EBS
EBS ClassicLine
410 Cabinet
4 x 10" speakers
and 2" tweeter.
500 watts.
$1,599 retail,
$799 street
ebssweden.com

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BRX10.4NEO
4 x 10" Neodymium LF drivers
with titanium
HF driver.
1,200 watts
$599 retail
carvin.com

EBS

EBS

EBS NeoLine

EBS ProLine 410


4 x 10" speakers
and 2" tweeter.
800 watts.
$2,199 retail,
$1,199 street
ebssweden.com

410
4 x 10" Neodymium speakers.
1,000 watts.
$2,999 retail,
$1,599 street
ebssweden.com

EDEN
D-Series D210XLT
2 x 10" speaker and HF
driver. 350 watts.
$1,137 retail, $699 street
eden-electronics.com

GALLIEN-KRUEGER
115MBP
1 x 15" speaker. 200 watts.
Powered cabinet.
$499 retail, $349 street
gallien.com

BASS

CA B S

GALLIEN-KRUEGER

GALLIEN-KRUEGER

410MBP
4 x 10" Neodymium
speakers. 500 watts.
Powered cabinet.
$999 retail, $699 street
gallien.com

212MBP
2 x 12" Neodymium
speakers. 500 watts.
Powered cabinet.
$1,069 retail, $749
street
gallien.com

GENZ BENZ
GB1288T-UQ
600 watts. 8 ohms. Four separate drivers of varying sizes.
Tweeter level control.
$1,489 retail, $1,119 street
genzbenz.com

HARTKE
HyDrive 115
One 15" speaker
$639 retail, $499
street
samsontech.com

GENZ BENZ

HARTKE
HyDrive 410
Four 10" speakers.
$779 retail, $599
street
samsontech.com

NEOX-112T
1 x 12" speaker with tweeter. 300 watts.
$939 retail, $699 street
genzbenz.com

MARKBASS

MARKBASS
New York 151 RJ
1 x 15" speaker and
1.25" compression
driver. 400 watts.
$1,000 retail, $699
street
markbass.it

Standard 104HR
4 x 10" speakers and
1" compression
driver and custom
horn. 800 watts.
$1,159 retail, $849
street
markbass.it

MARKBASS
New York 804
4 x 8" speakers and 1" compression
driver and custom horn. 800 watts.
$1,799 retail, $899 street
markbass.it

MATAMP

MESA BOOGIE

MESA BOOGIE

Bass 610
6 x 10" OEM
Celestion
speakers.
2,400 watts.
Limited Edition of 25.
$1,299 retail
g-spot-music.
com

Powerhouse
2 x 12" custom
speakers. 600
watts.
$879 street
mesaboogie.com

Vintage Powerhouse
4 x 10" custom speakers. 600 watts.
$1,099 street
mesaboogie.com

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BASS

C AB S

MESA BOOGIE
Vintage

PEAVEY

Powerhouse
6 x 10" custom
speakers. 900
watts.
$1,349 street
mesaboogie.com

Headliner 210
2 x 10" customdesigned
ceramic-magnet speakers.
$379 retail, $199
street
peavey.com

PEAVEY
Headliner 115
1 x 15" Sheffield
speaker.
$399 retail $249
street
peavey.com

RIVERA
AMPLIFICATION
Silent Sister Bass
Isolation cabinet with
1 x 12", 250-watt,
JBL M222 speaker.
Includes two mic
goosenecks installed
and two XLR inputs.
$1,299 retail
rivera.com

SWR

PEAVEY

Golight
1 x 12" custom Neodymium
speaker and HF horn. 350 watts.
$749 retail, $649 street
swrsound.com

Headliner 410
4 x 10" custom-designed
ceramic-magnet speakers.
$499 retail, $299 street
peavey.com

TRACE ELLIOT
1048H
4 x 10" with specially designed
Celestion
speaker.
$1,199 retail,
$899 street
traceelliot.com

TECH 21
B410-VT
4 x 10" speakers.
400 watts.
$805 retail,
$609 street
tech21nyc.com

TRACE
ELLIOTT
1518
1 x 15" with specially designed
Celestion
speaker.
$749 retail, $549
street
traceelliot.com

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TRACE ELLIOT
1084H
8 x 10" with specially designed
Celestion
speaker.
$1,599 retail,
$1,199 street
traceelliot.com

WARWICK

WARWICK
WCA 115
1 x 15" speaker. 300 watts. 4 or 8
ohms.
$644 retail, $429 street
warwickbass.com

WCA 410
4 x 10" speaker.
400 watts. 4 or
8 ohms.
$794 retail, $529
street
warwickbass.
com

R E C O R D I N G

M I C R O P H O N E

Steve Stevens
Grammy award winning guitarist for
Billy Idol
The AKG 214 is nothing short
of a revelation for my live guitar
sound. No more adding EQ at
the console, this mic translates
exactly what is coming out of my
speaker cabs and does so in a huge 3D way. The peace
of mind it has given me, knowing that my tone is kicking
ass out in the house is worth its weight in gold.

Martin Strayer
Sound engineer Joe Cocker, Dixie Chicks
Ive been doing vocals and
acoustic guitar with the
C 214 here at my studio and its
fantastic! I also love this mic on
our electric guitar! It is so true,
clear, and beefy at the same time... it just reproduces
the sound coming out of the speaker so well, so crystalclear and punchy. Truly a great addition to AKGs microphone line.

Bryon Tate
FOH for Trey Songz
After putting the AKG 214s on
our guitar cabinet, I was immediately impressed with the clarity
and denition compared to previous microphone choices. The
guitar instantly stood out in my mix without being harsh
or thin. I no longer want to use anything else.

Dave Natale
FOH engineer Tina Turner world tour 09

ADV702/1/E

I am very impressed with the


AKG 214s. ... they are now my
new standard. The older mics
I use are becoming harder and
harder to nd and it is great to
nd alternatives. This is truly the rst microphone, that I
have ever used at with no EQ needed.

C 214
From the Studio
to the Stage!

EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


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AKAI PROFESSIONAL
AKAI PROFESSIONAL
Analog Delay
Mix, Time, and Repeat knobs.
Time switch. True-bypass.
$249 retail, $149 street
akaipro.com

AKAI PROFESSIONAL
Blues Overdrive
Level and Drive controls.
$199 retail, $99 street
akaipro.com

Drive3 Distortion
Fat, Boost, and Warm Drive3 switch.
Level, Tone, and Distortion knobs.
True-bypass.
$279 retail, $179 street
akaipro.com

BBE

Two Timer
Analog dual-time
delay.
$149 street
bbesound.com

BBE

AVID

Sonic Stomp
Sonic maximizer
pedal.
$99 street
bbesound.com

Eleven Rack
Dual-DSP-based virtual amp and
effects processor. USB 2.0. MIDI.
1/4" and XLR I/O.
$1,259 retail, $899 street
avid.com

BEHRINGER

BBE
Soul Vibe
Classic Uni-Vibe
emulator.
$129 street
bbesound.com

BASS V-AMP
Amp modeling for
acoustic and electric
guitar, bass, and
keyboards.
$217 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
V-AMP3
Guitar amp modeling with USB
audio interface
and energyXT2.5
recording software.
$217 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
X V-AMP
Amp modeling, multieffects processor with
expression peda. Power
supply included.
$151 retail
behringer.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION
Blackstar HT-Delay
Stereo delay with vacuum tube. Eight
delay effects. Looping with footpedal Tap/Loop control.
$375 retail
blackstaramps.com

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION
Blackstar HT-Modulation
Stereo modulation with vacuum tube.
Eight modulation effect, including
a rotary and fast/slow footpedal
control.
$375 retail
blackstaramps.com

BOSS
BC-2
Drive pedal offering
British-combostyle amp tone.
$189 retail
bossus.com

BLACKSTAR AMPLIFICATION
Blackstar HT-Reverb
Stereo reverb with vacuum tube. Eight
reverb effects. Manual time adjust.
Short and long presets.
$375 retail
blackstaramps.com

FB-2
Feedback/booster
pedal that can
generate smooth,
natural-sounding
amp feedback.
$192 retail
bossus.com

CARL MARTIN
Blue Ranger
Overdrive pedal.
Level, Gain, and
Tone controls.
True bypass.
$193 retail, $135
street
carlmartin.com

BUDDA
Budwah
Vintage-style wah pedal with custom
inductor.
$225 retail, $169 street
budda.com

CARL MARTIN
Classic Opto Envelope
Envelope filter pedal for
guitar or bass. FX on/off
and mode select footswitches. Level, Drive,
Bandwidth, and Tone
controls. True bypass.
$193 retail, $135 street
carlmartin.com

COOPERSONIC

CAVE PASSIVE PEDALS


CAVE PASSIVE
PEDALS
Super Grunt
Overdrive pedal. No battery needed.
$174 retail
g-spot-music.com

The Wasp MkII


Analog bass fuzz pedal. No
battery needed.
$174 retail
g-spot-music.com

Germaniac
Vintage-style
germanium fuzz
using NOS transistors. Mania
knob.
$179 retail
g-spot-music.com

DANELECTRO
COOPERSONIC
The Tubecleaner
Tube boost up to
22dB.
$199 retail
g-spot-music.com

COOPERSONIC
Valveslapper
Dual-tube distortion/overdrive pedal.
$264 retail
g-spot-music.com

Cool Cat V2 Drive


Input sensitivity
trimput customizes the drive to
suit your guitar.
$59 retail
danelectro.com

EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS

BOSS

HOLIDAY EDITION THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE

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DANELECTRO

DELTALAB

Cool Cat V2 Fuzz


Subtle to raucous distortion
or long sustaining fuzz.
Input sensitivity control.
$69 retail
danelectro.com

DD1
Digital delay
for guitar,
bass, or
keyboards.
$99 retail, $59
street
deltalab
effects.com

DANELECTRO
Cool Cat V2 Transparent Overdrive
6dB of clean boost with Volume at
minimum and Gain at maximum.
$69 retail
danelectro.com

DIGITECH
iPB-10
Programmable
pedalboard using
the Apple iPad.
$499 retail
digitech.com

DELTALAB
DGFX1
54 built-in effects. 48 user patches. 48 factory
settings. Expression pedal. Drum machine.
$149 retail, $99 street
deltalabeffects.com

DELTALAB
MD1
High-gain distortion. Adjustable
midrange shape
control.
$79 retail, $39 street
deltalabeffects.com

DIGITECH
Whammy DT
Pitch-shifter,
harmonzer,
and detuner.
$299 retail
digitech.com

DVK
The HairBall
Dual-function pedal with overdrive and full-range or treble
boost.
$329 retail, $289 street
mvproaudio.com

DIGITECH
Lyra
Limited-edition stompbox
with signature tones by
Eddie Kramer from the
Eternal Descent album.
$149 retail
digitech.com

DVK
The Mrs
Dual-function compressor and
booster. Bright switch on
Compressor. Fat switch on
Booster.
$329 retail, $289 street
mvproaudio.com

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EBS
MicroBass II - Preamp/DI
2-channel preamp/DI for bass.
Effects loop with mix-in filter and -10dB pad for active
instruments. Tube simulation. Drive and Boost controls. XLR output runs pre- or
post-EQ. Headphone out and
mute control.
$599 retail, $399 street
ebssweden.com

EBS
MultiComp
Analog compressor for
bass and guitar.
$399 retail, $199 street
ebssweden.com

RAVISH SITAR

Taj Mahal tones and ethereal drones infuse


your guitar with the exotic sound of a sitar.
Rock to raga, Bollywood beckons.
NEO CLONE

Lush analog chorus. Son of


the legendary Small Clone.
NEO MISTRESS

Professional flanging, nano


package, breakthrough price!
CHILL SWITCH
Momentary Line Selector

A utilitarian masterpiece,
provides instant muting and
effects loop switching.

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STEREO TALKING MACHINE


Vocal Formant Filter

A plethora of creative vowel shapes


controlled by your pick. A, E, I, O, yeah!

EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


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ELECTROHARMONIX
Neo Mistress
Flanger
Controls for Rate
and Feedback.
True bypass
$109 retail $82
street
ehx.com

EBS
Stanley Clarke
Signature Wah Wah
Bass wah. Low-pass,
High-Pass, BandPass and Boosted
Band-Pass modes.
True bypass. Pad for
active basses.
$499 retail, $299
street
ebssweden.com

EDEN
World Tour Direct Box WTDI
True bypass. 1/4" and XLR outputs.
3-band tone control with bass
boost and mid-shift. Volume, Gain,
and Enhance controls. Variable
compression.
$224 retail, $149 street
eden-electronics.com

EVENTIDE
ELECTRO-HARMONIX
Ravish Sitar
Sitar effect. Adjustable decay speed.
User presets.
$319 retail, $239 street
ehx.com

ELECTRO-HARMONIX
Stereo Talking Machine
Vocal vowel filter. Seven vowel modes.
Nine presets. Sensitivity control. Attack
and Delay. External effects loop capability.
$290 retail, $217 street
ehx.com

FENDER

EVENTIDE
Space
Twelve signature reverb-combo algorithms.
Software upgradable via USB 2.0. Tap
tempo. True bypass. 100 presets.
$499 retail
eventide.com

FENDER
Phaser Pedal
Phaser for guitar
and bass. Intensity, Rate, Bypass,
and Frequency
controls.
$159 retail
fender.com

PitchFactor Harmonizer
Ten signature stereo or mono pitch+delay
effects. Four voices of diatonic pitch
shifting. 1.5 seconds of stereo delay.
$499 retail
eventide.com

EVENTIDE
TimeFactor
Ten mono or stereo delay effects.
$399 retail
eventide.com

Fuzz-Wah Pedal
Dual fuzz/wah
pedal. Tilt pedal
for wah. Rotate
for fuzz.
$199 retail
fender.com

FENDER

FISHMAN

Volume-Tone Pedal
Dual volume/
tone pedal. Tilt
pedal for volume.
Rotate for tone.
$119 retail
fender.com

AFX Reverb
Stereo modulation
effects for acoustic guitars.
$430 retail, $279
street
fishman.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Simplicity of a pedalboard. Flexibility of a multi-effects.

The iPB-10 unleashes your ability to create and control guitar effects like never before. Create the
ultimate pedalboard by simply dragging and dropping up to 10 different pedals, in any order, to each
pedalboard. You can even add an amp and cabinet to each setup. By harnessing the power of the iPad,
the iPB-10 combines the simplicity of a pedalboard with the flexibility of a multi-effects. It will change
the way you think about guitar effects forever. Download iPB-Nexus for free. Get more at digitech.com.

iPB-Nexus app
for iPad

EFFECTS & SIGNAL PROCESSORS


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HARDWIRE

IBANEZ

SP-7 Stereo Phaser


Stereo phaser.
Seven phaser
types. Tap tempo.
$139 retail
hardwirepedals.com

TS9B
Tube Screamerstyle pedal for
bass.
$199 retail
ibanez.com

FISHMAN
Fission Bass Powerchord FX Pedal
Lets any bassist stack harmonies over
their bass lines. Four footswitch
LEDs indicate the selected harmony.
Three voices, adjustable noise gate,
overdrive, tone, and effect level.
$430 retail, $279 street
fishman.com

IBANEZ
JD9
Overdrive
pedal
with more
grit than
the Tube
Screamer.
$128 retail
ibanez.com

KORG
Pandora Mini
Multi-effects processor. 158 amps and
effects. 100 rhythm patterns and metronome. Aux input. Tap button. Autotuner. Sound editing software available.
$225 retail
korg.com

L.R. BAGGS
Venue DI
Combines three stompboxes into one.
$399 retail, $299 street
lrbaggs.com

MARKBASS
Ground Stereo Pre
2-channel solid-state
preamp pedal with
stereo I/O, headphone
output, aux in, stereo
effects loop, and
4-band EQ.
$600 retail, $399 street
markbass.it

LINE 6
POD HD500
Multi-effect pedal with 22 new amp models. Digital
and analog I/O. Signal-chain routing. Looper. Free
editor/librarian software.
$699 retail, $499 street
line6.com

MARKBASS
MARKBASS

Bass Tube Marker


Distortion/overdrive pedal for
bass. True bypass.
$200 retail, $149
street
markbass.it

MB Octaver
Octave pedal for
bass. True bypass.
$200 retail, $159
street
markbass.it

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

MAXON
RTD800 Real Tube Overdrive/Distortion
Post-distortion tube configuration.
Three independent tone circuits.
Boost with variable range of 3-9dB.
Noise reduction with VCA and variable threshold level. True bypass.
$435 retail
maxonfx.com

MOD KITS DIY


The Persuader Kit
Turbo switch and LED.
True bypass. Pre-drilled
enclosure and all parts
included.
$64 retail
modkitsdiy.com

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MOD KITS DIY


The Trill Tremolo Kit
Speed and Depth
controls. True
bypass. Pre-drilled
enclosure and all
parts included.
$43 retail
modkitsdiy.com

MOD KITS DIY


The Thunderdrive Kit
Volume and Gain
controls. True
bypass. Pre-drilled
enclosure and all
parts included.
$29 retail
modkitsdiy.com

MOOG MUSIC
MF-108M Cluster Flux
Analog time-modulation
effects, including chorus
and flange. MIDI Sync.
LFO modulation. Send/
return insert.
$599 retail, $559 street
moogmusic.com

MORLEY
Maverick Wah
Electro-optical wah in a smaller format. Effect engages you put your
foot on the pedal.
$149 retail, $99 street
morleypedals.com

MORLEY
Effects Loop Corrector
Matches signals between
effects and your amps
effects loop.
$110 retail, $75 street
morleypedals.com

MXR
M234 Analog Chorus
Analog bucketbrigade circuitry.
Rate, Level,
Depth, High and
Low frequency
controls.
$170 retail, $99
street
jimdunlop.com

MXR
M87 Bass
Compressor
CHT Constant
Headroom Technology. True
Bypass. Ten gainreduction status
LEDs.
$318 retail, $189
street
jimdunlop.com

MORLEY
Twin Mix
Routes two inputs to two outputs. Mute
switches and adjustable input boost.
$129 retail, $79 street
morleypedals.com

MXR
M78 Custom Badass
78 Distortion
A hot-rodded classic
distortion circuit.
$136 retail, $79
street
jimdunlop.com

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Guitar Rig 5 Kontrol
Guitar Rig 5 Pro software and heavy-duty
pedalboard controller.
$449 retail
native-instruments.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Guitar Rig 5 Pro


Software guitar processor with effects, amp,
and cabinet modeling.
Looper. 17 amps. 54
modular effects. Mac
OS X (10.6) and Windows 7.
$199 retail
native-instruments.com

PIGTRONIX
Class A Boost
Discreet J-FET
instrument preamp and linear
booster.
$149 retail, $119
street
pigtronix.com

toneprint
Our awesome new line of stombox beauties dont only look and
sound the part, they also sport a super cool new technology
called TonePrint. TonePrint allows you to download custom
tunings made by your favourite guitarists, easy, fast and free
using a simple USB connection. A veritable whos who in guitar
are on board and ready to give you their custom TonePrints.
Forget emulation, lets talk collaboration!

Shaker
Flashback
Vortex
Dark Matter
Corona
Hall of Fame
MojoMojo
Vibrato
Delay
Flanger
Distortion
Chorus
Reverb
Overdrive
*Currently, five pedals support TonePrints: Flashback Delay, Hall of Fame Reverb, Corona Chorus, Vortex Flanger and Shaker Vibrato.

tcelectronic.com/toneprint-the-concept

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PROVIDENCE
DLY-4 Chrono Delay
Digital delay with
2,700 ms delay.
Tap tempo. Beat
split.
$449 retail
godlyke.com

PIGTRONIX
PIGTRONIX
Keymaster
2-channel reamping and effects-loop
with mixer (series, parallel, or
crossfade). True bypass. XLR I/O.
$299 retail, $249 street
pigtronix.com

Tremvelope
Envelope-modulated, stereo panning analog tremolo.
$299 retail, $249 street
pigtronix.com

RADIAL
ENGINEERING LTD.
Vienna Chorus
Dual-channel chorus
using analog bucketbrigade chip.
$199 retail
radialeng.com

RIVERA AMPLIFICATION

RIVERA AMPLIFICATION
Blues Shaman
Overdrive pedal. Ascension gain
footswitch. Tone control. Stack/
combo switch.
$249 retail
rivera.com

Double Shaman
Dual overdrive pedal. Two separate texture ranges with Level,
Tone, and Drive controls. Stack/
combo switch.
$299 retail
rivera.com

RIVERA AMPLIFICATION
Metal Shaman
Overdrive pedal. Bass, Mid, High, and
Gain controls. Brutality booster. Disintegrate gain footswitch. Level control.
Bypassable noise gate with sensitivity
and release controls.
$299 retail
rivera.com

ROCKTRON
Sweet Spot Fixed Wah
Dial in the exact wah
tone you desire.
Three wah types.
Mix control.
$169 retail
rocktron.com

ROLAND
RC-300 Loop Station
Three stereo tracks with dedicated footswitches
and controls. Expression pedal. USB port. Up to 3
hours of recording time.
$768 retail
rolandus.com

ROCKTRON
ROCKTRON
Texas Recoiler
FET input stage and
filtering produces
tone and response
similar to highend, Custom Shop
pickups.
$169 retail
rocktron.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

G200B
Combines Utopia
G200 Professional
Guitar System
with Banshee talk
box in one pedal.
$529 retail
rocktron.com

SEYMOUR DUNCAN
SFX-01 Pickup
Booster
Bosster pedal with
expanded gain
range of 3-25dB.
$114 retail
seymourduncan.
com

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SOURCE AUDIO
Soundblox Guitar
Envelope Filter
21 envelope filter
variations. Positive and negative
filter sweep.
Dual-range speed
control with
adjustable attack
and decay. Active
analog bypass.
$119 retail
sourceaudio.net

SOURCE AUDIO

SOURCE AUDIO

Soundblox Pro
Bass Envelope
Filter
22 envelope filter
effects with
LFO, 7-band
EQ, and six user
presets.
$219 retail
sourceaudio.net

Soundblox
Programmable EQ
7-band EQ optimized for either
guitar or bass.
Four programmable user presets.
$149 retail
sourceaudio.net

STRYMON
El Capistan
Digital tape-echo
effects. Controls
for Time, Tape Age,
Wow&Flutter, and
Repeats. Three modes
and three tape-head
types.
$299 street
strymon.net

STRYMON

STRYMON
Lex Rotary
Rotary-speaker pedal. Speed,
Preamp Drive, Mic Distance,
and Horn Level controls.
Fast and slow rotor speeds.
True bypass.
$299 street
strymon.net

TimeLine
12 different delay machines. 200 user presets. Analog dry-path design. Full MIDI
implementation. 30-second stereo looper.
True bypass.
$449 street
strymon.net

T-PEDALS
T-PEDALS
Basstard
Analog bass fuzz.
$264 retail
g-spot-music.com

T-PEDALS
Super Hoffman
Booster with six selectable peak
frequencies. Two selectable transistors: Germanium or silicon.
$309 retail
g-spot-music.com

T-Fuzz
Overdrive and vintage-style fuzz.
$329 retail
g-spot-music.com

TC ELECTRONIC

TC ELECTRONIC
Corona Chorus
Three chorus settings. Custom
TonePrint settings. USB port.
True bypass.
$177 retail, $129
street
tcelectronic.com

TC ELECTRONIC
Flashback Delay &
Looper
Ten types of delay. Six
seconds of delay time.
TC Electronic 2290
slapback. Looper.
Tone Print. USB port.
True bypass.
$232 retail, $169 street
tcelectronic.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Mojo Mojo Overdrive


Overdrive with a
rock-solid bottom
end. TonePrint.
USB port. True
bypass.
$177 retail, $129
street
tcelectronic.com

TECH 21
Bass Boost Chorus
Boost chorus pedal
for bass. Six controls
including Speed, Tone,
and Detune. Slapback,
echo, and flanging
effects.
$245 retail, $189 street
tech21nyc.com

THE CURE FOR THE PEDAL BORED

Bass Boost Chorus

Boost Chorus

The Bass Boost Chorus gives bass players something


they have long deserved: a chorus that actually works.
On bass. This pedal has been optimized to avoid the
motion sickness side-effects of traditional chorus
effects. A key aspect of this design is the Detune control,
which adjusts the pitch of the choral voices to create
deep and lush chorus before you dial in any modulation.
Put some sweet on your low with the Bass Boost Chorus.

Roto Choir
The Roto Choir provides players with a hyper-realistic
emulation of a rotating speaker cabinet in a compact pedal.
Specially developed SansAmp technology recreates the
complex interactions of both the rotating lower speaker and
the treble horn. Even the tonality of the original tube power
amp and mic are included. A powerful control section allows
you to adjust all of these elements to create endlessly rich,
multi-dimensional modulations. Whatever instrument you play,
the Roto Choir will make it sing.

Based on the lush analog chorus effects of the 70s, this


design incorporates cutting-edge performance and unique
effect combinations to create a throughly modern pedal.
The comprehensive control array allows adjustment of every
aspect of the effect, including depth, speed, mix and tone.
A Pre-Delay control adds delay to the chorus to produce
a huge range of tones, including flanging and doubler
combination effects. When its time to bliss out, hit the Multi
Voice switch for a celestial ensemble-style effect.

Theres no shortage of effects pedals that can color your sound but, when it comes to building a tone that
inspires you, its all in the ingredients. Every Tech 21 pedal has incredibly detailed, organic tones and a
powerful control set to explore tons of great-sounding possibilities. These pedals are tour-ready devices with
rock solid construction and military-spec components that deliver world-class, studio-grade sound quality.
Turn your pedalboard into a delicious smorgasboard. Savor the tones of an inspiring range of Tech 21 pedals.

Boost D.L.A.

Boost R.V.B.

Red Ripper

Create everything from clean


digital-style delays, to warm
analog bucket brigade repeats,
to grungy tape echo. Tweak your
heart out with the feature-packed
controls, including Tap Tempo,
Triplets and Trails functions, and
a boost of up to 9dB. If your tone
sounds D.O.A. bring it back to life
with the D.L.A.

From light shimmers to deep,


swampy atmospheres, the
R.V.B. emulates natural room
ambiances, spring reverbs
and vintage plate units. Add
some retro audio-gunk with
the Rumble control, engage the
Trails function or add up to 9dB
of clean boost for solos that pop.

Want something new in a bass


fuzzbox? This wickedly dynamic
pedal gets meaner the harder you
play, shifting from enhanced lower
harmonics to buzz-saw, higher
harmonic distortions. The sinister
R.I.P. control drives your tone
from vintage fuzz to monolithic
distortion, into Brassmaster-style
octaver fuzz and Moogie-style
synth tones. Bloody amazing.

Double Drive 3X
with Private Stock Mod for 2011
Prefer the even harmonic roar of a Class A power amp being
pushed hard or the odd harmonic crunch of a Class A/B amp
with the master volume dimed? How about both? How about
both at once? With this 3-channel distortion pedal, you can use
them separately or cascaded together for mammoth tones.
Youll find even more aggressive tones, a tighter low end, and
a wider Level taper with the 2011 Private Stock Mod.

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TECH 21
Roto Choir Rotary Speaker Emulator
Fast/slow footswitch. Top Speed, Position,
Drive, and level controls. Active dual-band EQ.
Biamped switch allows you to change to singlespeaker mode.
$295 retail, $219 street
tech21nyc.com

TOTALLY WICKED AUDIO


TK-01 Triskelion
Uses vintage synth technology to
reshape the harmonic structure of the
input signal. Adds punch, clarity, and
depth to any guitar tone.
$349 retail
godlyke.com

TECH 21
Boost Chorus
Six controls including Speed. Tone
and Depth. Slapback, echo, flanging and doubling effects.
$245 retail, $189 street
tech21nyc.com

TWINSTOMP
S21 Overdrive
Twin analog overdrive. 26dB boost.
$329 retail
g-spot-music.com

VHT
V-Drive
Overdrive, Tone,
Drive, Depth, and
Texture controls.
$133 retail, $99
street
vhtamp.com

VISUAL SOUND
Dual Tap Delay
Independent delay channels. Time Division,
Manual Delay Time, Repeats, Effects Level,
and Tone controls. Slide switch selects manual and tap modes.
$367 retail, $249 street
visualsound.net

VOCALIST
Live 5
Intelligent vocal harmony processor for guitar.
4-part harmony. Effects. Gender controls.
Realtime chromatic pitch correction. Built-in
guitar tuner.
$499 retail
vocalistpro.com

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VOODOO LAB

ZOOM

Giggity
Preamp and
tone-shaping
pedal.
$210 retail, $149
street
voodoolab.com

G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature Edition Pedal


Multi-effects pedal with 50 original patches
created by Dave Mustaine.
$424 retail, $249 street
samsontech.com

ZOOM
G3 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator
Separate amp, cabinet, and mic modeling. Over 100
DSP effects. Looper. Drum machine.
$339 retail, $199 street
samsontech.com

VOODOO LAB
Sparkle Drive MOD
Same overdrive tones
as the original Sparkle Drive, but the
MOD switch lets you
select the stock 808based circuit, or pick
from three mods:
more gain, tighter
bass response, or a
lead tone.
$210 retail, $149 street
voodoolab.com

VOX AMPLIFICATION
V847A Vox Wah Wah Pedal
Reissue of 60s- and 70s-style Vox wah.
$175 retail
voxamps.com

VOX AMPLIFICATION
Dynamic Looper
Looper pedal with infinite recording time
using two independent loops. 11 pre-effects.
11 loop effects. Overdubbing with undo and
redo. Mic input. Master limiter. Three stop
modes.
$400 retail
voxamps.com

T K- 0 1 T R I S K E L I O N
HARMONIC ENERGIZER
VOX AMPLIFICATION

Using vintage Synth technology, The Triskelion re-shapes

Tonelab EX
Modeling multi-effects pedal. Valvetronix
technology. Valve Reactor circuit with
12AX7 tube. 33 amp models, 11 cabinet models, and 45 effects. Chromatic tuner. Expression pedal.
$500 retail
voxamps.com

the harmonic structure of your input signal, adding punch,

5 out of 5... the Triskelion can


take you from merely playing well
to playing your ass off.

clarity and depth to any guitar tone. Massive amp sounds,


explosive lead breaks, infinite sustain, and downright nasty,
energy intense tones the possibilities are limitless!

See and hear demos at www.godlyke.com

TOTALLY WYCKED AUDIO

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ACCESSORIES

G U I TAR & B AS S
ALESIS
GuitarLink Plus
1/4"-to-USB guitar
interface.
$99 retail, $69 street
alesis.com

ALPINE
Music Safe Earplugs
Comes with two
filters, a keychain
carrying case, and
insertion tool.
$24 retail, $19 street
americanmusicandsound.com

BEHRINGER
FCB1010
MIDI foot controller with two
expression pedals and MIDI
Merge function.
$285 retail
behringer.com

BOSS
TU-3
Chromatic or guitar/
bass tuning mode.
21-segment LED
meter with highbrightness mode.
$160 retail
bossus.com

BOSS
BCB-60
Lightweight pedalboard case. Padded interior. Onboard 1,000mA AC
adapter. Includes cabling.
$219 retail
bossus.com

BOSS
TU-12EX
Chromatic tuner for guitar and
bass with Flat Tuning, AccuPitch, reference tone, and mic.
$137 retail
bossus.com

CARL MARTIN

CARL MARTIN

CARL MARTIN
Octa-Switch II
Effects-pedal router with amp
switching.
$593 retail, $415 street
carlmartin.com

Pro Power
Power supply with eight individual 9V12V outputs.
$239 retail, $167 street
carlmartin.com

CELESTION
G12-50GL Lynchback
12", 50-watt electric
guitar speaker.
George Lynch signature model.
$200 retail, $135
street
professional.celestion.com

CELESTION
G10N-40
10", 40-watt, Britishstyle electric guitar
speaker.
$100 retail, $69 street
professional.celestion.
com

Tuner
Switchable between
standard and strobe
modes.
$193 retial, $135
street
carlmartin.com

CELESTION
Heritage Series G12H
(75)
12", 30-watt electric
guitar speaker
designed for lead
playing.
$325 retail, $200
street
professional.celestion.com

DUNLOP MANUFACTURING
DELTALAB
CT-40
Instrument tuner. 1/4"-input and
mic. Folding metal stand.
$34 retail, $18 street
deltalabeffects.com

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DELTALAB
CTM-40
Clip-on chromatic tuner. Lithium battery.
$39 retail, $24 street
deltalabeffects.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

Derek Trucks Signature Slide


A replica of Trucks medicinebottle slide.
$20 retail, $16 street
jimdunlop.com

Suppressor Pro
Reduces the feedback
from your acoustic
guitar without loss
of tone. Lightweight
aluminum plate and
soft rubber ring.
$14 retail
jimdunlop.com

DUNLOP
MANUFACTURING

ELECTROHARMONIX

Tortex TIII Picks


Available in gauges
from 0.501.5mm.
$5 retail, $3 street
jimdunlop.com

Chill Switch
Momentary line
selector for
instant muting.
$60 retail, $45
street
ehx.com

ERNIE BALL
Power Peg
Battery-powered device winds your
guitar or bass strings up to 70% faster
than conventional manual winders.
Universal head attachment fits all tuning peg head types. Locking trigger.
$29 retail
ernieball.com

ERNIE BALL
Leather Straps
Extra Long.
$22 retail
ernieball.com

EVENTIDE

ERNIE BALL
Wonder Wipes
Wipes for your
stringed instruments.
$2 retail
ernieball.com

PowerFactor
Regulated power supply for three Eventide pedals and four 9VDC effects.
$220 retail
eventide.com

FARLEYS MUSICAL
ESSENTIALS

FARLEYS MUSICAL ESSENTIALS

Entertainers Secret
All-natural throat spray improves
professional vocal performance.
$11 retail, $8.99 street
farleysessentials.com

JP Deluxe Guitar Tool


Multi-tool for guitar setup and string
changes.
$25 retail, $19 street
farleysessentials.com

FENDER
451 Shape Classic
Celluloid Picks
Classic 451 shape in a
smaller size. Thin,
medium, heavy,
and extra heavy.
$23 retail (1/2 gross)
fender.com

FARLEYS MUSICAL
ESSENTIALS
Live Audio Basics
3-Disc Set
Learn how to set up
and run live sound.
Tips/techniques.
$69 retail, $62 street
farleysessentials.com

ACCESSORIES

GU IT A R & B A S S

DUNLOP
MANUFACTURING

FENDER
Guitar Case Stand
Guitar case that
converts to a stageworthy stand.
Plush interior, reinforced ends. Holds
seven guitars.
Three-instrument
version available.
$269$424 retail,
$249$309 street
fender.com

GRAPH TECH
GUITAR LABS
FISHMAN
FT-1 Chromatic Digital
Tuner
Chromatic tuner.
Bright, backlit LCD
with large read-out.
$24 retail
fishman.com

FRACTAL AUDIO SYSTEMS


MFC-101 MIDI Foot Controller
21 buttons. LCD screen.
$749 retail
fractalaudio.com

ghost Acoustic MIDI


System
Add MIDI capabilities to most acoustic guitars while
retaining a studioquality preamp.
$349 retail
graphtech.com

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ACCESSORIES

G U I TAR & B AS S

GRID 1 AUDIO LLC

GRAPH TECH GUITAR


LABS
GRAPH TECH
GUITAR LABS

ResoMax Wrap Harmonic


Bridge System
Maximizes harmonic
content and richness
and features AutoLock,
magnetically securing
your bridge at all times
without tools.
$169 retail, $149 street
graphtech.com

TUSQ XL
Permanently lubricated slotted-nut
provides tuning
stability.
$14 retail
graphtech.com

Pedal Jeanie
Rechargeable battery-powered pedalboard. Supports 9V, 12V, 18V, and 24V pedals. (Optional
DC conversion cable is needed for 18V and 24V
pedals.)
$349 retail, $289 street
gird1.com

GRUV GEAR
V-Cart Solo
Personal gear transport cart.
$249 retail
gruvgear.com

GRID 1 AUDIO LLC


Pedal Jeanie Car Charger
Car charger for Pedal Jeanie and
Pedal Jeanie Jr.
$29.95 retail, $24.95 street
gird1.com

GRUV GEAR
DuoStrap Damian
Erskine Signature
Strap
Offers dual shoulderweight distribution
of your instrument.
$179 retail
gruvgear.com

GRID 1 AUDIO LLC


Pedal Jeanie Jr
Rechargeable batterypowered pedalboard.
Supports 68 pedals.
Same power and connectivity as the Pedal
Jeanie. DC power cables,
tie wraps, rechargeable
batteries, and smart
charger are included.
$299 retail, $249 street
gird1.com

GRUV GEAR
FretWraps String Muters (3-Pack)
Cuts overtones and sympathetic resonance
during two-hand tapping. Adjustable
strap. Quickly slides over the headstock
when not in use.
$29 retail
gruvgear.com

IK MULTIMEDIA
iKlip
Multi-angle, adjustable
design positions iPad
and iPad 2 for optimal
viewing and accessibility. Controls, buttons
and connections are
unobstructed.
$39 retail
ikmultimedia.com

HERCULES
GS414B
Hanging yolk-style
guitar stand.
$59 retail, $44 street
herculesstands.com

HARDWIRE
HT-6 Polyphonic Tuner
Polyponic tuner pedal
with 90-LED display
and 5 tuning modes
$99 retail
hardwirepedals.com

Jensen Jet Electric


Lightning
12" electric guitar
speaker. 70 watts.
8/16 ohms.
$110 retail
jensentone.com

IK MULTIMEDIA
iRig
Sends instrument
signal into iPhone,
iPod touch, and
iPad. Headphone or
amplifier connects
to the output.
$39 retail
ikmultimedia.com

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JENSEN
SPEAKERS

JENSEN
SPEAKERS
Jensen Jet Electric
Lightning
10" electric guitar
speaker. 50 watts.
8/16 ohms.
$69 retail
jensentone.com

JENSEN SPEAKERS
Jensen Jet Falcon
10" electric guitar
speaker. 40 watts.
8/16 ohms.
$44 retail
jensentone.com

ACCESSORIES

G U I TAR & B AS S

KORG

KORG
pitchclip
Clip-on LED chromatic tuner.
$29 retail
korg.com

KORG
GA1
Tuner supports 6-string basses,
7-string guitars, and Quinta Flat
lowered tunings. Built-in mic and
speaker.
$22 retail
korg.com

Pitchblack
Tuner offers Meter,
Full Strobe, Half
Strobe, and Mirror
modes. True bypass.
Battery or optional
AC operation.
$150 retail
korg.com

LEPRECHAUN
PEDAL BOARDS
Stand Alone Board
Pedal locking system
uses easily removeable 3M adhesive.
$59$130 retail
leprechaunpedalboards.com

LEVYS LEATHERS LIMITED


Bloodstone Guitar Straps
2" polyester guitar strap.
$45 retail
levysleathers.com

LEVYS LEATHERS LIMITED


Acoustic Guitar Straps
2" cotton guitar strap with 3/8" cotton webbing, loop headstock-end.
$31 retail
levysleathers.com

MARKBASS
MARKBASS
Mark Stand
Collapsible wedge
that angles speaker
cabinet toward ear
level.
$44 retail, $39 street
markbass.it

LEVYS LEATHERS LIMITED


Zombie Guitar Straps
2" cotton guitar strap.
$50 retail
levysleathers.com

MUSIC MASTER
PUBLISHING
Guitar Wheel
Two-sided music
theory educational
tool for all musicians.
$14 retail, $11 street
guitarwheel.com

MIGHTY BRIGHT

Bass Keeper
Velcro underside
sticks to feltcovered speaker
cabinets to hold
instruments.
$29 retail, $19 street
markbass.it

MIGHTY BRIGHT
Stage and Pedal Board
Light
Four LEDs. Battery
and AC powered.
Two flexible goosenecks.
$34 retail, $27 street
mightybright.com

Duet Music Light


Two LEDs. Two flexible goosenecks illuminate your gear, music, or set list.
$24 retail, $17 street
mightybright.com

MIGHTY BRIGHT
XtraFlex2 Music Light
Two LEDs. Flexible
gooseneck illuminates your gear,
music, or set list.
$19 retail, $14 street
mightybright.com

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MIGHTY MITE

MIGHTY MITE

MM2700AFQ-CRS
Ash electric-guitar
body with quilted
top.
$259 retail
mightymite.com

MM1133BR
Vintage-style retro replacement brass bridge for
electric guitar.
$99 retail
mightymite.com

Before

Before you turn your headstock into a three-ring circus, grab yourself a Pitchclip tuner, the
stealthy new clip-on from Korg. Unlike some clip-on tuners, the low-profile design allows Korgs
Pitchclip to be discreetly mounted behind your headstock and away from audience eyes. Neatly
in place, its bold, bright and reversible LED display tilts up to give you great visibility from nearly
any angle as you play. And best of all, the Korg Pitchclip does it all for less than $20.*

KORG.COM/PITCHCLIP
*estimated street price

After

ACCESSORIES

G U I TAR & B AS S
PAUL REED SMITH
GUITARS

OPTEK MUSIC SYSTEMS


Guitar Pro 6 Fretlight Ready
Tab Software
Software for creating,
editing, and playing tablature. Includes looping,
speed trainer, and ability
to slow the tempo for
learning riffs.
$99 retail
fetlight.com

MIGHTY MITE
MM2916
Rosewood electric
guitar neck. Boardpaddle headstock.
$129 retail
mightymite.com

PAUL REED SMITH


GUITARS

PETERSON TUNERS
Stomp Classic Pedal
Strobe Tuner
True bypass tuner.
Active DI. 25 sweetened tunings. Note
detection to 0.1
cent. High-contrast
display .
$299 retail
stompclassic.com

PLANET WAVES
Headstock Tuner
Headstock-mountable
tuner.
$39 retail
planetwaves.com

PRS Signature Leather


Strap
PRS Signature padded
leather strap.
$69 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Instrument
Cables
Straight and rightangle connectors.
10', 18', and 25' cable
lengths. Lifetime
warranty.
$49$61 street
prsguitars.com

PETERSON
TUNERS
StroboClip Clip-On
Strobe Tuner
0.1 cent accurate,
realtime display,
drop+capo setting, 29 Peterson
Sweeteners, BFTS
support
$89 retail
stroboclip.com

PETERSON TUNERS
BodyBeat Sync Metronome
Full-featured metronome with wireless capability and networking
option.
$169 retail
bodybeat.net

PLANET WAVES
Guitar Rest
Turns any flat surface into a guitar
stand.
$12 retail
planetwaves.com

PLANET WAVES
PROFILE
PT-2600 Mini
Chromatic Tuner
Clip-on tuner.
$19 retail
profile.com

NS Mini-Headstock
Tuner
Headstock-mountable tuner.
$29 retail
planetwaves.com

PROFILE
PT-2900 Tri-Color
Tuner
Clip-on tuner with
rotating head. Settings for chromatic,
guitar, bass, violin,
and ukulele.
$24 retail
profile.com

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PLANET WAVES
XLR8
String lubricant and
cleaner.
$9 retail
planetwaves.com

RADIAL
PROFILE
PMT-3500 Metronome
and Tuner
Chromatic tuner for
guitar, bass, and
violin.
$24 retail
profile.com

BigShot SW2
Universal foot switch
for two amps or
devices. Link feature
switches both amps
simultaneously.
$180 retail
tonebone.com

GFS

Electronics

Premium Quality
Footpedal Effects
Highest Quality Components
Steel Enclosures
Designed in Boston, MA USA
Sold Warehouse Direct only, At Wholesale pricing.

www.Guitarfetish.com

ACCESSORIES

G U I TAR & B AS S
RADIAL

ROCKTON
MIDI Raider
18-button MIDI foot controller.
$TBA
rocktron.com

Dragster
Stand-alone load correction for electric
guitar. Lightweight
aluminum construction
$60 retail
tonebone.com

ROAD RUNNER CASES

ROCKTON
Unity Tuner
Chromatic tuner
with mute output
option.
$169 retail
rocktron.com

SNARK
SN-1 Guitar & Bass
Tuner
Tight Tune for any
guitar or bass
$29 retail
snarktuners.com

ROCKTON
Reaction Chromatic
Tuner
Chromatic tuner.
$119 reatil
rocktron.com

Molded Graphite Cases


For electric and acoustic guitars. Plush interior. Locking
latches.
$199 retail, $119 street
roadrunnercases.com

SNARK
SN-2 All Instrument
Tuner
Built-in mic and
extended frequency
range
$39 retail
snarktuners.com

SPECTRAFLEX

SPECTRAFLEX

SPECTRAFLEX

Original Series
Braided guitar cable.
Starting at $19 retail
spectraflex.com

N-Flex
Braided guitar cable
featuring Neutrik
connectors.
Starting at $28 retail
spectraflex.com

Fatsoflex
High performance
guitar cable with
multi-layer braiding.
Starting at $34 reatil
spectraflex.com

SUPER-VEE TREMOLO
SYSTEMS
BladeRunner Tremolo
Electric guitar tremolo available in 2-post, 6-screw, and
left-handed models. Nickel
or gold finish.
$149- $179 retail
super-vee.com

SUPER-VEE TREMOLO SYSTEMS


Mag-Lok Tremolo Bridge Stabilizer
Tremolo stability system uses Neodymium magnets to maintain tuning and eliminate tremolo
sag. Works with most tremolo-style bridges.
Installs in minutes.
$49 retail
super-vee.com

TASCAM

TC-1S
Solar-rechargeable tuner.
$39 retail, $24 street
tascam.com

VOODOO LAB

TASCAM
TG-7
Tuner and metronome
for guitar and bass.
$79 retail, $49 street
tascam.com

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Super-Glide Nut Evolution


Eliminates nut/string
friction allowing
smooth operation
across all nut materials.
$17 retail
super-vee.com

GB-10
Guitar and bass trainer with built-in
recorder.
$199 retail, $149 street
tascam.com

TASCAM

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SYSTEMS

Pedal Power Digital


Power supply for
effects and accessories.
$185 retail, $129
street
voodoolab.com

ACCESSORIES

PIC K U P S

ALESIS
AcousticLink
Acoustic guitar pickup with
1/4"-to-USB cable. Cubase LE
software inlcuded.
$99 retail, $49 street
alesis.com

BULLDOG

CARVIN

HRII Bridge Humbucker


Electric guitar. PAF-style with
vintage tone and more power.
$174 retail
g-spot-music.com

J99A
Electric bass single-coil. Alnico V magnet. Designed for 4-, 5- and 6-string
basses
$50 retail
carvin.com

FENDER
Custom Shop
Texas Special

CARVIN

CARVIN

M22SD
Electric guitar bridge. Alnico V
magnets. Adjustable pole pieces.
$40 retail
carvin.com

S60A
Electric guitar single-coil.
Alnico V bar magnet.
$33 retail
carvin.com

Strat Pickups
Electric guitar
single-coil.
$249 retail
fender.com

FISHMAN

128

Blackstack Passive Soundhole Pickup


Acoustic guitar, humbucking. Passive.
$384 retail, $249 street
fishman.com

FISHMAN

FISHMAN

Matrix Infinity
Acoustic guitar under-saddle. Active.
Soundhole-mounted controls.
$230 retail, $149 street
fishman.com

Rare Earth Active Soundhole Pickup


Acoustic guitar. Neodymium magnets. Active.
$246 retail, $159 street
fishman.com

HOTTIE

HOTTIE

HOTTIE

Bettie Bridge Pickup


Electric guitar humbucker. Alnico II.
$129 retail, $99 street
hottieguitars.com

Hottie Bridge Pickup


Electric guitar humbucker. Alnico II.
$129 retail, $99 street
hottieguitars.com

Hottie Neck Pickup


Electric guitar humbucker. Alnico II.
$129 retail, $99 street
hottieguitars.com

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L.R. BAGGS

LACE MUSIC PRODUCTS

Anthem
Acoustic guitar. Microphone.
$429 retail, $299 street
lrbaggs.com

Alumitone Stonewash Humbucker


Electric guitar humbucker.
$169 retail, $118 street
lacemusic.com

MIGHTY MITE
MM403WP
Electric guitar. Pre-wired,
retro-fit pickguard with
humbucker/single-coil/
single-coil pickups.
$125 retail
mightymite.com

LACE MUSIC PRODUCTS

LACE MUSIC PRODUCTS

Lace Nitro Hemi


Electric guitar humbucker. Available
in Neck or Bridge versions.
$139 retail, $97 street
lacemusic.com

Slim Acoustic Bass


Acoustic bass guitars. Compatible with
4- and 5-string instruments.
$169 retail, $118 street
lacemusic.com

ACCESSORIES

P ICK U PS

MIGHTY MITE
MMC4-BK
Electric guitar set. Active.
$139 retail
mightymite.com

MIGHTY MITE
MMHD-R/W Motherbucker
Electric guitar humbucker. Bridge pickup.
$45 retail
mightymite.com

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS

ROLAND

PRS Tremonti Treble


Guitar pickup. 3-way with push/pull
pot or 5-way rotary
$128 retail
prsguitars.com

PRS Tremonti Bass


Bass pickup. Alnico.
$138 retail
prsguitars.com

GK-3
Divided, hexaphonic guitar pickup for
steel-string electrics. No-drill mounting and adjustable curve and cable.
$294 retail
rolandus.com

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ACCESSORIES

PIC K U P S

ROLAND

ROLAND

GK-3B
Divided bass pickup. Volume
knob and select switch.
$305 retail
rolandus.com

GK-KIT-GT3
Divided-pickup kit (internal guitar
mount). Includes all parts required to
permanently install a GK-3.
$339 retail
rolandus.com

SEYMOUR DUNCAN

SEYMOUR DUNCAN

SEYMOUR DUNCAN

59 and JB Model for Epiphone

Liberator Solderless Pickup Change

Nighthawk
Electric guitar. JB and 59 replacements
for the Nighthawk.
$104 retail
seymourduncan.com

System
Electric guitar. System for changing
pickups using only a screwdriver.
$35 retail
seymourduncan.com

Trembucker P-Rails
Electric guitar humbucker. Can be
split into single-coil. Trembucker
spacing.
$129 retail
seymourduncan.com

the Straight Truth About Pickups by Jason Lollar


Yes, were still chasing the dragon. Its been on my list of
great pickups Ive always wanted to build forever, and
took several years to design my new Lollar Regal
humbucker.
Based on the classic wide range (but with a few twists
of my own), its fat and clear, with a nice top end sparkle.
Great note bloom and a vocal midrange that never
sacrices note denition. Same size as the original
drop it in and turn it up.
I personally design and wind over a hundred different
pickup models including most of the vintage classics,
obscure works of art from steel guitars to clavinets,
and even a few of my own designs that have never
existed in the past.
I invite you to visit our website for sound clips, videos and
current product information or feel free to give us a call.

Lollar Pickups PO Box 2450 Vashon Island, WA 98070 (206) 463-9838 www.lollarguitars.com

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STR I N G S
C. F. MARTIN & CO., INC.
SP Lifespan 6-string Baritone Guitar Set
$17 street
martinstrings.com

C. F. MARTIN & CO., INC.


SP Lifespan 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Set
$18 street
martinstrings.com

C. F. MARTIN & CO., INC.

CLEARTONE

SP Lifespan Extra Light Acoustic Guitar

80/20 Bronze Acoustic


$13 street
cleartonestrings.com

Set
$13 street
martinstrings.com

DADDARIO

DADDARIO

EXP Electric, Nickel Round Wound


$19.99
daddario.com

EXP Phosphor Bronze Acoustic


$25.99-42.99
daddario.com

DADDARIO
XL Pure Nickel
$13.99-15.99
daddario.com

DADDARIO
XL ProSteels Round Wound
$35.99 - 56.99
daddario.com

DADDARIO

DADDARIO

Phosphor Bronze Round Wound


$9-$23 retail
daddario.com

XL Chromes Flat Wound


$62-$99 retail
daddario.com

DADDARIO

DUNLOP MANUFACTURING

XL Nylon Tapewound
$62 retail
daddario.com

Bass Strings
$37 retail, $19 street
jimdunlop.com

DUNLOP MANUFACTURING

DUNLOP MANUFACTURING

Heavy Core Electric Guitar Strings


$9 retail, $4 street
jimdunlop.com

Electric Guitar Strings


$9 retail, $4 street
jimdunlop.com

DR HANDMADE STRINGS

DR HANDMADE STRINGS

NEON Pink Acoustic Guitar Strings


N/A
drstrings.com

Dragon Skin for Electric and Bass Guitar


N/A
drstrings.com

ELECTRO-HARMONIX

DR HANDMADE STRINGS

Nickel-Wound Electric, .011


$11 retail, $4.99 street
ehx.com

Red Devils Electric Guitar Strings


N/A
drstrings.com

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ACCESSORIES

STR I N G S
ELIXIR

ELECTRO-HARMONIX

Acoustic Bonus Pack


$32 retail
elixirstrings.com

Nickel-Wound Electric, .010


$11 retail, $4.99 street
ehx.com

ELIXIR
ERNIE BALL INC
Earthwood Acoustic Strings
$9 retail
www.ernieball.com

Electric Bonus Pack


$22 retail
elixirstrings.com

ERNIE BALL INC

ERNIE BALL INC

Slinky Bass Strings


$35 retail
www.ernieball.com

Regular Slinky Electric Guitars Strings


$8 retail
www.ernieball.com

GHS STRINGS

GHS STRINGS

GBL Electric Guitar Boomers


$9 retail
ghsstrings.com

BNR-L Electric Guitar Burnished Nickel

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS


PRS DGT Strings
$10 retail
prsguitars.com

10-46
$12 retail
ghsstrings.com

GHS STRINGS
M3045 Bass Guitar Boomers
$38 retail
ghsstrings.com

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS


RED BRAND
Copper-Bronze Acoustic Bluegrass
$11 street
redguitarstrings.com

ROTOSOUND
Nickel Electric Regular
$9 retail, $6-$8 street
rotosound.com

PRS Acoustic Strings


$18 retail
prsguitars.com

ROTOSOUND
Jumbo King Phosphor Bronze Medium
Light Acoustic Guitar Strings
$11 retail, $8-$10 street
rotosound.com

ROTOSOUND
Nickel Roundwound Standard Bass
$29 retail, $19-$22 street
rotosound.com

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KEYBOARDS

ARTURIA
Origin Keyboard
61-key virtual modular synth
with analog modeling, Minimoog, and Roland Jupiter-8
emulations. Ribbon controller
and 3-layer step sequencer.
MIDI I/O. USB 2.0. Digital
effects.
$3,499 retail
originsynthesizer.com

CASIO
AP-620
Digital cabinet piano with black-matte finish. 88 full-size
weighted keys. Scaled hammer-action, 4-layer stereo
grand-piano sound, 128-note polyphony, 250 tones, 180
Rhythms, 60 Songs, and a 17-track/5-song recorder,
Includes MIDI, SD card slot, USB, and 3 pedals.
$1,799 retail, $1,399 street
celvianopianos.com

CASIO

CASIO

CTK-7000
61-key workstation with 64-note polyphony and stereo
recording. 16-track sequencer, 8-track editing, and 32-channel mixer. Organ-drawbar mode with nine sliders. Digital
effects. USB MIDI. SD card slot. Runs on batteries or AC.
$599 retail, $399 street
casio.com

Privia PX-330
Portable digital piano with 88 full-size, weighted, scaled
hammer-action keys. 4-layer stereo grand-piano sound. 128note polyphony, 250 Tones, and180 Rhythms. USB MIDI.
General MIDI.
$999 retail, $699 street
casio.com

KURZWEIL

KURZWEIL

PC3k7
128-voice workstation with 76-note semi-weighted keyboard.
$3,495 retail, $2,995 street
kurzweil.com

PC3K-6
128-voice workstation with 61 notes non-weighted action.
$2,995 retail, $2,495 street
kurzweil.com

KURZWEIL

M-AUDIO

SP4-8
88-note hammer-action performance keyboard. Four split/
layers, Can play PC3 sounds, including Kurzweil strings,
percussion and drums. 24 lbs.
$1,599 retail, $1,499 street
kurzweil.com

Venom
12-voice virtual-analog synthesizer. 49 synth-action keys.
Pro Tools-compatible audio/MIDI USB interface.
$599 retail, $499 street
m-audio.com

NORD
Nord Stage 2 88 HA
88-note, hammer-action performance keyboard. Organ, piano
and synth sections. Realtime controls. String resonance
parameter. Free downloadable library available online.
$4,495 retail, $4,195 street
nordkeyboards.com

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ROLAND

Nord Stage 2 76 HA
76-note, hammer-action performance keyboard. Organ, piano
and synth sections. Realtime controls. String resonance
parameter. Free downloadable library available online.
$4,299 retail, $3,999 street
nordkeyboards.com

GAIA SH-01
37-note virtual-analog synthesizer with 64-voice polyphony.
Includes D Beam, arpeggiator, phrase recorder. USB port.
$799 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND

ROLAND

Juno-Gi
61-note synthesizer with 128-voice polyphony and 8-track
audio recording. Audio playback, mic input, and Mac/Windows editing software.
$1,199 retail
rolandus.com

Jupiter-80
76-note, semi-weighted keyboard synthesizer with 256 polyphonic
voices. SuperNATURAL sound engine. Color touch screen.
$2,449 retail
rolandus.com

KEYBOARDS

NORD

WILLIAMS
Serenade
Digital piano with 88
full-size, graded hammeraction keys. Selectable
response. 32 piano and
instrument voices. Builtin 2-track recorder and
metronome. Integrated
stand includes sustain,
sustenuto, and soft pedals. Auto-accompaniment
with 100 rhythms.
$999 retail, $699 street
williamspianos.com

WILLIAMS
Allegro
Digital piano with 88 full-size keys and selectable response.
Eight piano and instrument voices. Built-in 2-track recorder
and metronome. Includes sustain pedal and music stand.
$399 retail, $299 street
williamspianos.com

YAMAHA
Motif XF6
61-note keyboard workstation with 16-track sampling
sequencer. Direct-to-USB recording and playback. Up to 2GB
non-volatile Flash memory for instant recall of samples.
Four arpeggiators. 512 performances.
$2,999 retail, $2,399 street
yamaha.com

YAMAHA
MOX6
Keyboard workstation with 61-key semi-weighted
action. 1,217 voices and 355MB of waveforms taken
from the MOTIF XS. 4-part arpeggiator. 4 x 2 USB
audio/MIDI interface. Direct-performance recording.
$1,499 retail, $1,199 street
yamaha.com

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KEYBOARDS

C ON TR O L L E R S

AKAI PROFESSIONAL
SynthStation25
Velocity sensitive. MIDI
controller for iPhone or
iPod touch. Mod and pitch
wheels. Stereo RCA line
outputs. USB. 25 keys.
$199 retail, $99 street
synthstationapp.com

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BEHRINGER
U-Control UMX250
25-key USB keyboard controller. Includes 100 virtual
instruments, 50 effects, and NI KorePlayer software.
$259 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER

BEHRINGER

U-Control UMX490
49-key USB keyboard controller. Includes 100 virtual
instruments, 50 effects, and NI KorePlayer software.
$327 retail
behringer.com

U-Control UMX610
61-key USB keyboard controller. Includes 100 virtual
instruments, 50 effects, and NI KorePlayer software.
$393 retail
behringer.com

M-AUDIO

M-AUDIO

Axiom 49
49 semi-weighted keys. Includes trigger
pads, encoder knobs, faders, and buttons.
$439 reatil, $349 street
m-audio.com

Keystation Mini 32
USB bus-powered 32-key portable controller,
$99 retail, $79 street
m-audio.com

M-AUDIO

NOVATION

Oxygen 49
49-key controller with assignable knobs and
sliders, dedicated transport and track select
buttons and automatic DirectLink mapping.
$199 retail, $159 street
m-audio.com

Impulse
USB/MIDI controllers in 25-, 49- and 61-key versions.
Includes drum pads, control surface, and Automap software.
$299-$499 retail, $249-$399 street
49 Key: $449.99 retail, $349.99 street
61 Key: $499.99 retail, $399.99 street
novationmusic.com

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BEHRINGER

BEHRINGER

BEHRINGER

Ultratone K900FX
90-watt, 3-channel keyboard amp
with 12" woofer and 1" tweeter.
XLR mic input. Onboard effects.
Feedback detection. 41.45 lbs.
$477 retail
behringer.com

Ultratone K1800FX
180-watt, 4-channel keyboard amp
with 12" woofer and 1" tweeter.
XLR mic input. Onboard effects.
Feedback detection. 44.32 lbs.
$543 retail
behringer.com

Ultratone K3000FX
300-Watt, 4-Channel keyboard amp
with 15" woofer and 1" tweeter.
XLR mic input. Onboard effects.
Feedback detection. 65 lbs.
$653 retail
behringer.com

ROLAND

ROLAND

ROLAND

KC-110
Battery-powered 15-watt stereo keyboard amp
(plus 15 watts on AC). Two 6.5" speakers, two
tweeters. Three independent channels with
volume control. 16 lbs.
$469 retail
rolandus.com

KC-150
65-watt stereo mixing amp with 12"
woofer and piezo tweeter. Stereo Aux
input (RCA) and XLR microphone
input. 30 lbs.
$499 retail
rolandus.com

KC-550
180-watt stereo mixing keyboard amp with
15" woofer and horn tweeter. Output
select feature and Shape switch for tonal
adjustment. XLR line output. 64 lbs.
$854 retail
rolandus.com

KEYBOARDS

A M PS

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SOU N D WAR E

EASTWEST

EASTWEST

EASTWEST

The Dark Side


An unconventional collection of virtual
instruments, some dark and eerie,
some purposely mangled, distorted,
or processed beyond recognition. Produced by Doug Rogers (EastWest) and
David Fridmann (MGMT). Mac/Win.
$395 retail
soundsonline.com

Hollywood Strings
An advanced collection of orchestral string
instruments that offers unprecedented
control and true legato. Mac/Win.
$595 retail
soundsonline.com

Ministry of Rock 2
A virtual instrument designed to produce a record or film score without
live drum, bass, or guitar overdubs.
$395 retail
soundsonline.com

SAMPLE LOGIC
Morphestra
Virtual instrument library designed for
film, TV, music, and game composers.
Contains 27GB of samples organized
into over 1,200 instruments and multis. Uses Native Instruments Kontakt
Player 4.2 (Mac/Win).
$549 retail, $499 steet (download); $699
retail, $649 street (boxed)
samplelogic.com

SAMPLE LOGIC
Cinematic Guitars
An extensive collection of atmospheres,
instrumentals, and
percussives created
entirely by guitar
guru Steve Ouimette.
$399 retail, $369 street
samplelogic.com

SAMPLE LOGIC
Rumble
A virtual instrument that combines
the finest in traditional marching drums (featuring DCI World
Champion Blue Devils drum &
bugle corps) with cutting-edge
sound design. Uses Native Instruments Kontakt Player (Mac/Win).
$299 retail, $279 street
samplelogic.com

SONOMA WIRE WORKS


Billy Martin: Loops From The Underground
Add-on DrummerPack for DrumCore features 13 original Billy Martin Groovesets.
Includes audio loops, MIDI grooves and
fills, and 12 multi-velocity layered MIDI
kits. A wide range of styles are presented
in REX format for easy tempo selection.
$79 retail, $69 street
sonomawireworks.com

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TOONTRACK

Retro Drums: 60s Volume 1


An add-on DrummerPack for DrumCore that features
10 Groovesets performed by Billy Martin in the
style of Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch
Mitchell. Includes audio loops and fills. Two multivelocity-layered MIDI kits have sounds sampled
from a vintage 60s kit.
$79 retail, $69 street
sonomawireworks.com

Superior Drummer 2.0


Drum-sample player with 20GB of
sounds recorded at Avatar in New
York. Grooves window. Mixer presets
by Neil Dorfsman. Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$299.99 retail
toontrack.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

HERCULES
KS130B
Heavy-duty. Lightweight.
Durable finish. EZ Lok.
$94 retail, $66 street
herculesstands.com

QUIK LOK
QL642
Double-braced. Adjustable
height and tilt on second tier.
$129 retail, $109 street
quiklok.com

KEYBOARDS

S T A NDS A ND CA S ES

ROLAND

QUIK LOK
SL810
Single-tier, V-style
keyboard stand.
$112 retail, $89 street
quiklok.com

QUIK LOK
T500
X-style keyboard stand
with Trigger-Lok.
$64 retail, $49 street
quiklok.com

KS-18Z
Multi-purpose adjustable stand with 198
lbs. load capacity. Fits
any keyboard.
$99 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND
KS-J8
Multi-purpose stand for Roland Jupiter-80. Aluminum/iron with wide leg
span. 11 placement levels.
$599 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND
KS-V7
V-style stand made
from aircraft aluminum. 250 lbs. load
capacity. Collapsible.
$270 retail
rolandus.com

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AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING

AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING

Fire 2
2-track recorder for iOS. Editing and
effects. iTunes file sharing. SoundCloud and DropBox integration.
$5.99 retail
audiofile-engineering.com

Wave Editor
Audio editor and mastering
tools. Supports numerous
file formats. Mac OS X
(10.6.8).
$79 retail
audiofile-engineering.com

AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING

AVID

Fire Studio
8-track recorder for iOS.
Click track. Editing and
effects. iTunes file sharing. SoundCloud and
DropBox integration.
$4.99 retail
audiofile-engineering.com

Pro Tools 9
96 audio tracks. 128 instrument tracks. 512
MIDI tracks. Score editor. Multitrack
Beat Detective. Mac OS X (10.6.2), Windows 7
$599 retail
avid.com

BBIAS
P
Peak
Studio
Suite of editing, restoraS
tion, and mastering
tools. Peak Pro 7,
SoundSoap, SoundSoap
Pro, Master Perfection
Suite, and SoundSaver.
Bonus sample library.
Mac OS X.
$599 retail, $499 street
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bias-inc.com
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BIAS
BIAS
Peak Studio LE
Suite of editing and restoration tools.
Peak LE 7, SoundSoap, Sqweez-1
compressor, Freq-4 EQ, Reveal,
SoundSaver. Bonus sample library.
$129 retail, $99 street
bias-inc.com

SoundSaver
Record LPs and tapes. Remove artifacts. Export to iTunes, or as MP3
and WAV files. Mac OS 10 and
Windows 7.
$49 retail
bias-inc.com

PRESONUS

CAKEWALK
SONAR X1c Producer
Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks. Skylight interface, ProChannel, Smart Tool.
Suite of instruments and effects. Loop
Construction View and step sequencer.
Windows.
$399 retail
cakewalk.com

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CAKEWALK

Studio One Artist 2


Unlimited audio,
MIDI, and instrument tracks, buses,
and effects channels.
Automatic delay
compensation. Native
instruments and
effects. Mac OS X
(10.5.2) and Windows
XP, Vista, and 7.
$149.95 retail, $99.95
street
presonus.com

SONAR X1 Production Suite


Suite of audio and MIDI recording, editing, and mastering
tools. Unlimited audio tracks. Includes ProChannel modules,
Z3TA+ 2 virtual instrument, V-Vocal, Session Drummer 3, and
PC4K S-Type expander/gate module. Windows.
$499 retail
cakewalk.com

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Vintage-style ProChannel module for use with PC-76 U-Type compressor or
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R EC O R D I N G S O F T WA RE
STEINBERG
Cubase 6
Unlimited audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks.
VST instrument rack
with 64 slots. Supports
24-bit/192kHz audio.
Effects. Mac OS X
(10.6) and Windows 7.
$599 retaill, $499 street
steinberg.net

STEINBERG
Cubase Artist 6
64 audio tracks. 32 instrument
tracks. 128 MIDI tracks. VST
instrument rack with 32 slots. Supports 24-bit/192kHz audio. Effects.
Mac OS X (10.6) and Windows 7.
$329 retail, $249 street
steinberg.net

STEINBERG
Sequel 3
Easy-to-use DAW with performance
mode, beat tools, loop creation, and
over 500 sounds and instruments.
Mac OS X (10.6) and Windows 7.
$79 retail
steinberg.net

PRESONUS
Studio One Producer 2
Unlimited audio, MIDI, virtual instruments, buses, and effects channels.
Automatic delay compensation. AU and
VST plug-in and ReWire support. Native
Instruments Komplete Elements. Mac OS
X (10.5.2) and Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
$249.95 retail, $199.95 street
presonus.com

PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE
PRESONUS
Studio One Professional 2
Everything in Studio One Producer. Video
playback and sync. Mastering tools. Melodyne
Essential pitch correction. SoundCloud support. Groove Delay, multiband dynamics, and IR
Maker Native Effects plug-ins. Mac OS X (10.5.2)
and Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
$449.95 retail, $399.95 street
presonus.com

Reason 6
Recording and sequencing. Virtual instruments and effects.
Mastering effects.
$449 retail
propellerhead.se

PROPELLERHEAD
SOFTWARE
Reason Essentials
Virtual rack of
instruments and
effects. Includes
drum machine,
loop player, sampler, synths, and
mastering effects.
$299 retail
propellerhead.se

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SONOMA WIRE WORKS

SUPERMEGAULTRAGROOVY

RiffWorks Standard
Guitar recording software. 24 tracks.
Loop recording. REX player. ReWire
mixer. Effects. InstantDrummer.
Mac and Windows.
$129 retail, $99 street
sonomawireworks.com

Tapedeck
Simple stereo audio recorder.
Audio export and hardware
support. Mac OS X (10.5)
$25 retail
tapedeckapp.com

RECORDING

C ON TR O L S U RF A CE S
A&H
Xone:DB4
Digital DJ effects mixer with
MIDI. Mic/line input. Looper
in each channel.
$2,899 retail
allen-heath.com

AVID
Artist Control
Four touch-sensitive, motorized faders. Record/automation keys. Select/assign keys. Footswitch jack. Ethernet
port. Monitor/control room level. Data wheel and transport controls.
$1,666 retail, $1,499 street
avid.com

AVID

AVID
Artist Mix
Touch-sensitive rotary encoders, keys, and motorized
faders. Footswitch jack. Ethernet port. Solo, mute, and
transport keys.
$1,399 retail, $1,259 street
avid.com

Artist Transport
Compact media controller with six soft
keys, transport and
navigation controls,
data wheel and
numeric keypad.
Ethernet port.
$443 retail, $399 street
avid.com

BEHRINGER

BEHRINGER

B-Control Fader BCF2000


Total-recall USB/MIDI controller with eight motorized faders.
$415 retail
behringer.com

B-Control Rotary BCR2000


Total-recall USB/MIDI controller with 32 illuminated
rotary encoders.
$347 retail
behringer.com

GEMINI
CNTRL-7
USB MIDI DJ controller with soundcard.
Includes Virtual DJ
software.
$249 retail
geminidj.com

GEMINI
CNTRL-2
USB MIDI DJ controller. Includes Virtual DJ LE software.
$149 retail
geminidj.com

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GEMINI
FirstMix
USB DJ controller
with jog wheels,
crossfader, effects
and EQ. Includes
MixVibes LE DJ
software.
$99 retail
geminidj.com

MACKIE
MCU Extender Pro
Extension for MCU Pro control surface.
Eight motorized, touch-sensitive faders.
$899 retail
mackie.com

MACKIE
MCU Pro
Control surface with 100mm
faders. USB MIDI interface.
V-pots. Transport controls.
$1,399 retail
mackie.com

RECORDING

CONT ROL S U RFA CES

NOVATION
STEINBERG
CMC Controllers
Modular controller system for
Cubase and
Nuendo. Six USB
controllers that
can be combined
to fit your needs.
$199.99 retail, $149
street
steinberg.net

Twitch
DJ controller that ships
with Serato ITCH DJ
software. Touchstrips
allow you to grab
your tracks and swipe
them backwards and
forwards like a touchscreen.
$624 retail, $499 street
novationmusic.com

VESTAX
Typhoon w/ Virtual DJ
DJ MIDI controller with built-in soundcard.
Bundled with Virtual DJ software.
$299 retail
vestax.com

VESTAX

VESTAX
VCI-300mkII
Dedicated Serato ITCH DJ MIDI controller with built-in soundcard.
$799 retail
vestax.com

VFX-1
Serato Scratch
Live and ITCH
MIDI controller.
Two independent effects
channels.
$249 retail
vestax.com

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RECORDING

FX & V I R TU A L INS T R U M E NT S
ANTARES
Auto-Tune 7
Full-featured, realtime
pitch-correction plugin. Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$399 retail, $319 street
antarestech.com

ANTARES
Auto-Tune EFX 2
Realtime pitch-correction
plug-in with Auto-Motion
vocal pattern generation.
Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$129 retail, $99 street
antarestech.com

ARTURIA
Spark
Beat production product
that combines hardware
controller with software analog synthesis,
physical modeling, and
samples. Eight velocity/
pressure-sensitive pads.
64-step sequencer. Realtime automation. Mac/
Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$599 retail
arturia.com

ANTARES
Mic Mod EFX
Microphone modeler. Mac/
Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$159 retail, $129 street
antarestech.com

ARTURIA
ARTURIA

Dr Bob collector pack


Two software instruments:
Minimoog-V and Moog
Modular-V. Profits from
these sales will be donated
to the Bob Moog Foundation. Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$299 retail
arturia.com

Analog Laboratory
Software synthesizer
offering 3,500 classic
synthesizer sounds from
Arturias vintage analog
recreations: Minimoog,
Prophet V, CS-80, Jupiter-8, ARP, Prophet VS,
and Moog Modular. Mac/
Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$299 retail
arturia.com

AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING
Rax 3
Virtual instrument/effects
rack for Mac OS X (AU/
VST) designed for live
performance.
$79 retail
audiofile-engineering.com

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AUDIOFILE
ENGINEERING
Spectre
Multi-instrument realtime audio analyzer for
Mac OS X (AU/RTAS).
$99 retail
audiofile-engineering.com

AVID

CAKEWALK

HEAT
Pro Tools|HD warmth-emulation
software add-on. Mac/Win (TDM
HD Accel and TDM HD).
$495 retail
avid.com

PC4K S-Type Expander/Gate Module


Available for Sonar X1 Expanded.
Vintage-style ProChannel module for
use with PC-76 U-Type compressor or
with PC4K S-Type bus compressor.
Win.
$49 retail
cakewalk.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

CAKEWALK
EASTWEST

Z3TA+ 2
Waveshaping softsynth with new
filters, modulatable waveshapers,
effects, and interface. Win
$99 retail
cakewalk.com

EVENTIDE
Reverb 2016
Stereo Room, Room, and Plate reverbs recreated
from the hardware Eventide SP2016. Mac/Win.
$1,995 retail
eventide.com

Quantum Leap Spaces


A 24-bit stereo convolution reverb plug-in that
utilizes new impulserecording techniques.
Mac/Win.
$299 retail
soundsonline.com

EVENTIDE
SST-282 Space Station
Recreation of the Ursa Major Space Station reverb/multitap delay. Mac/Win (Pro Tools).
$499 retail
eventide.com

FXPANSION

FXPANSION

BFD Eco
Acoustic-drum software
sampler based on BFD2.
Mixer. Effects. Groove
player. Mac/Win.
$149 retail
fxpansion.com

DCAM: Synth
Squad
Software synthesizer suite.
Mac/Win.
$249 retail
fxpansion.com

RECORDING

F X & V IR T U A L INS T R U M E NT S

FXPANSION
Geist
Sampling drum-machine
software. Includes mixer,
sequencer, and effects. Can
resample and slice audio. Mac/
Win.
$249 retail
fxpansion.com

IK MULTIMEDIA
Miroslav Philharmonik
Orchestral plug-in that combines the Miroslav Orchestral and Choir sample collections. Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$229 retail
ikmultimedia.com

IK MULTIMEDIA

IK MULTIMEDIA

SampleTank 2 XL
Software sampler. Mac/Win
(AU/VST/RTAS).
$229 retail
ikmultimedia.com

SampleTron
Virtual instrument that recreates the sounds
of Mellotrons, Chamberlins, and Optigans
using the SampleTank engine. Mac/Win
(AU/VST/RTAS).
$229 retail
ikmultimedia.com

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FX & V I R TU A L INS T R U M E NT S
IZOTOPE

IZOTOPE

Alloy
Six precision mixing tools in one
integrated system:
Equalizer, Dynamics, Exciter, DeEsser, Transient
Shaper and Limiter. Mac/Win.
$249 retail
izotope.com

Nectar
11 vocal-production
effects in one plug-in.
Built-in styles. Mac/
Win.
$299 retail
izotope.com

IZOTOPE
Stutter Edit
Realtime stutter effecs,
audio slicing, and
manipulation. Supports MIDI. Mac/Win.
$249 retail
izotope.com

MCDSP
6030 Ultimate Compressor HD/Native
Compressor plug-in with side-chain, analog saturation modeling,
and double-precision processing. Mono and stereo version. Mac
(AU/RTAS/Pro Tools HD).
$429 retail (HD), $229 retail (native)
mcdsp.com

MCDSP

MCDSP

Classic Pack HD/Native


Emulations of vintage
equalizers, compressors,
tape machines, and channel amplifiers. Mac (AU/
RTAS/Pro Tools HD).
$595 retail (HD), $349 retail
(native)
mcdsp.com

Retro Pack HD/Native


Vintage-style plug-in processors: 4020
Retro EQ, 4030 Retro Compressor, and
4040 Retro Limiter. Mac (AU/RTAS/Pro
Tools HD).
$495 retail (HD), $295 retail (native)
mcdsp.com

MOTU
MachFive 3
Comprehensive software
sampler that supports stereo through
7.1-channel configurations. Compatible with
numerous file formats.
Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS/standalone).
$495 retail, $459 street
motu.com

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Komplete 8 Ultimate
Includes all of the Komplete instruments
and effects: 50 products with over
240GB of content. Installed from a dedicated hard drive.
$1,099 retail
native-instruments.com

PEAVEY
NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Studio Drummer
Software drum plug-in. Includes mixer,
effects, and groove library. Uses Kontakt
Player 5.
$169 retail
native-instruments.com

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ReValver MK III.V
Tube-amp modeling software.
20 amp models, 21 preamps,
20 stompboxes. Includes rack
effects and speaker emulations.
Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$299 retail, $249 street
peavey.com

MASTERFUL

Recognized with the coveted Technical GRAMMY Award for continual mastery and innovation, JBL remains passionately
focused on a single goal: Helping you produce mixes that shine. The LSR Series Studio Monitors are a clear example of this
continued commitment to excellence. Blending innovations like JBL engineered transducers for superior sonic quality, Linear
Spatial Reference design and Room Mode Correction for greater accuracy, even in acoustically less-than-perfect rooms. With three
professional monitor lines, the agship LSR6300 Series, the revolutionary LSR4300 Series, and our most affordable LSR2300 Series,
JBL has a model within reach of any studios budget. No matter which system you chose, your mixes will hit their mark.

Find out more:


Contact your authorized JBL Professional
Dealer or visit jblpro.com/LSR
From left to right:
LSR4326P, LSR6328P, LSR2325P, MSC1 Monitor System Controller
2011 JBL Professional

RECORDING

FX & V I R TU A L INS T R U M E NT S
SOFTUBE
TSAR-1 Reverb (True Studio
Algorithm Reverb)
Stereo reverb plug-in. Mac/
Win (AU/VST/RTAS.)
$329 retail, $299 street
mvproaudio.com

SOFTUBE
Summit TLA-100A Tube Leveling Amplifier
Program-dependent optical compressor. Fast
attack times. Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$279 retail, $249 street
mvproaudio.com

SONNOX
Fraunhofer Pro-Codec
Realtime codec auditioning and
encoding. Select five codecs for
simultaneous export. Mac/Win
(AU/VST/RTAS).
$495 retail
sonnox.com

SOFTUBE
TubeTech Classic Channel
Emulation of tube-based voice channel. Mac/
Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$699 retail, $599 street
mvproaudio.com

SONOMA WIRE WORKS

SPECTRASONICS

DrumCore 3
Plug-in drum instrument with
stereo 24-bit audio loops and
MIDI recordings of famous
drummers in many styles.
Fully tempo adjustable. Mac/
Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$250 retail, $199 street
sonomawireworks.com

Omnisphere v1.5
Hybrid virtual instrument with realtime
synthesis and high-resolution sample
streaming. Over 5,000 patches. Fully
programmable. Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$499 retail, $479 street
spectrasonics.net

SPECTRASONICS

SPECTRASONICS

Stylus RMX
Virtual groove instrument with
remix-style drum loops and
live recorded drum grooves.
Thousands of grooves with
real-time editing and tempo
control. Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$399 retail, $379 street
spectrasonics.net

Trilian
Virtual bass instrument. Includes synth,
electric, and acoustic instruments with
hundreds of sampled and programmed
basses. Fully programmable. Mac/Win (AU/
VST/RTAS).
$299 retail, $279 street
spectrasonics.net

STEINBERG
STEINBERG
HALion 4
Sampler with synthesis
and mixing options. Morphing filter. FlexPhraser
arpeggiator. Over 40
effects and 1,600-sound
library. Mac/Win (AU/
VST).
$349 retail
steinberg.net

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Rupert Neve Design


Portico 5043
Compressor
Compressor with threshold, ratio, attack,
release and gain. Mac/
Win (AU/VST).
$599 retail, $499.99
street
steinberg.net

STEINBERG

STUDIO DEVIL

Rupert Neve Design


Portico Equalizer 5033
Three bands of fully
parametric filters
with dedicated gain,
center-frequency,
and Q controls. One
band of high and lowshelving filters. Mac/
Win (AU/VST).
$599 retail, $499 street
steinberg.net

Guitar Amp
Guitar tube-amp effects for
iPhone, iPad, and iPod
Touch devices.
$4.99 retail
itunes.apple.com

STUDIO DEVIL
Virtual Bass Amp Pro
Bass amp modeler.
Two-channel bi-amp
processor. Effects.
Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS/standalone).
$99 retail
studiodevil.com

STUDIO DEVIL
Virtual Guitar Amp II
Guitar tube-amp model and cabinet processor. Effects. Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS/
standalone).
$79 retail
studiodevil.com

RECORDING

F X & V IR T U A L INS T R U M E NT S

TWO NOTES AUDIO ENGINEERING


Torpedo PI-101
30 guitar/bass-cab emulations. 32- and 64-bit.
Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$289 retail
two-notes.com

TOONTRACK
EZ Mix
Mixing presets plug-in. Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$69 retail
toontrack.com

VIENNA
SYMPHONIC LIBRARY
Vienna Dimension Brass
Virtual instrument with four
brass ensembles (trumpets,
horns, trombones, low
brass). Mac/Win (AU/VST/
RTAS).
$805 retail
vsl.co.at

VIENNA SYMPHONIC LIBRARY


Vienna Ensemble PRO
Network-compatible mixing host for Vienna Instruments and thirdparty plug-ins (32-bit and 64-bit). Includes free Epic Orchestra bonus
library. Mac/Win (AU/VST/RTAS).
$305 retail
viennaensemblepro.com

VIENNA SYMPHONIC LIBRARY


Vienna Suite
Ten 64-bit, high-precision audio plug-ins for
mixing and mastering, including Hybrid
Reverb and Convolution Reverb. Mac/Win
(AU/VST/RTAS).
$745 retail
viennasuite.com

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HAR D WAR E R E COR DE R S

BOSS
BR-80 Micro BR
Portable 8-track recorder
with built-in condenser
mics. 64 virtual tracks.
1/4" guitar/mic input. USB
interface. Includes eBand
backing tracks and phrase
trainer.
$399 retail
bossus.com

ALESIS
TwoTrack
Stereo. Condenser mics in X/Y configuration. Micro SD/SDHC cards up
to 8GB. MP3 up to 192kbps and WAV
16-bit/44.1kHz.
$129 retail, $79 street
alesis.com

GEMINI
RM3
1U rackmount stereo digital recorder. Combo 1/4"/XLR inputs. Records to USB
sticks or SD/SDHC cards. 16-bit/44.1kHz WAV or 128320kbps MP3. USB 2.0.
$199 retail
geminidj.com

BOSS
BR-800
Portable 8-track recorder with touchsensor switches. 64 virtual tracks. XLR
and 1/4" inputs. Built-in condenser
mics, effects, and rhythm generator.
Uses SD/SDHC cards.
$524 retail
bossus.com

ROLAND
R-26
Hand-held field
recorder. Six
recording channels (13 stereo). Omni and
directional mics.
XLR inputs wth
+48V phantom
power. Hi-speed
USB interface.
Includes Cakewalk Sonar LE.
$599 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND
R-05
Hand-held 24-bit/96kHz WAV/MP3 recorder.
Records 16-bit and MP3 files simultaneously. Builtin stereo mic and external mic input. Onboard
editing and reverb. Offers 30 hours of continuous recording and 16 hours of playback. Includes
music-practice features.
$299 retail
rolandus.com

YAMAHA

TASCAM
DP-03
8-track digital Portastudio with CD burner
and reverb. Two XLR inputs. 1/4" stereo
line inputs. 2-band EQ on each track.
Records to SD/SDHC cards. Chromatic
tuner and metronome.
$599 retail, $499 street
tascam.com

TASCAM
DR-40
4-track portable digital
recorder. Adjustable
built-in mics. XLR inputs.
$279 retail, $199 street
tascam.com

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TASCAM
DR-05
Stereo hand-held
recorder. Records
24-bit/96kHz and
up to 320kbps MP3.
Built-in stereo
mics. USB 2.0. Uses
MicroSDHC card.
$179 retail, $99 street
tascam.com

Pocketrak C24
Portable digital recorder.
24-bit/96kHz
resolution.
Built-in mics
and onboard
speaker. Peak
limiter and
highpass filter.
2GB internal
memory.
$300 retail, $149
street
yamaha.com

HAR D WAR E R E COR DE R S


ZOOM
H4n recorder
Portable recorder with variable stereo X/Y condenser
mics. 4-channel simultaneous recording mode.
Large LCD screen. Records
in WAV format up to
24-bit/96kHz.
$549 retail, $299 street
samsontech.com

YAMAHA
Pocketrak W24
Portable digital recorder. Stereo
mics in X/Y configuration.
24-bit/96kHz recording. Built-in
flash memory. Remote control.
$458 retail, $229 street
yamaha.com

ZOOM
R8 Recorder
Multi-track digital recorder. 8-channel playback, 2-channel simultaneous recording.
Two XLR-1/4" combination inputs with
+48V phantom power. Over 150 DSP effects.
Records on HDSC cards up to 32GB. Records
WAV 44.1 or 48kHz at 16- or 24-bit.
$524 retail, $299 street
samsontech.com

ZOOM
H1 Handy Recorder
Portable digital
recorder with
stereo X/Y mic configuration. Records
24-bit/96kHz Broadcast WAV and up to
320kbps MP3 (from
48 to 320kbps). USB
2.0. Built-in reference speaker.
$159 retail, $99 street
samsontech.com

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RECORDING

SI G N AL P R O CE S S ORS
ALESIS
3632 Compressor
Two independent, full-featured
compressor/limiters. Stereo link.
Sidechain.
$199 retail, $99 street
alesis.com

ALESIS
MicTube Duo
Two-channel tube mic preamp with +48V phantom
power. 20dB pad. Phase reverse. 80Hz highpass
filter.
$149 retail, $99 street
alesis.com

ALESIS
MicTube Solo
One-channel tube mic preamp with +48V phantom power.
20dB pad. Phase reverse. 80Hz highpass filter.
$129 retail, $69 street
alesis.com

BEHRINGER
Sonic Ultramizer SU9920
Stereo sound-enhancement processor.
$175 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
Ultracurve Pro DEQ2496
24-bit/96kHz EQ/RTA digital mastering processor.
$653 retail
behringer.com

BOSS
VE-20
Vocalist effects: harmony, double-track,
radio, and pitch correction. Phantom
power. Looper. Runs on batteries or AC.
$369 retail
bossus.com

BEHRINGER
Virtualizer 3D FX2000
Multi-engine effects processor. Stereo and 3D effects. 24-bit converters.
$285 retail
behringer.com

EVENTIDE
Eclipse V4 Harmonizer
Dual multi-effects processor with 113 algorithms and 500 programs.
$1,995 retail
eventide.com

EVENTIDE
H7600 Ultra-Harmonizer
Multi-effects processor with 1,100 stereo algorithms, including
Virtual Racks.
$3,995 retail
eventide.com

EVENTIDE
H8000FW Ultra-Harmonizer
Dual multi-effects processor with 1,800
algorithms, including two Virtual Racks.
$5,495 retail
eventide.com

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SI G N AL P R O CE S S ORS
FRACTAL AUDIO SYSTEMS
Axe-Fx II Preamp/Effects Processor
Guitar preamp and effects processor. Emulates amps, speaker cabs, stompboxes, and
studio effects. USB port and Axe-Edit software. Can be used for re-amping.
$2,599 retail
fractalaudio.com

GRACE DESIGN
m501
500-series mic preamp with instrument preamp.
$595 retail
gracedesign.com

GRACE DESIGN
m103
Channel strip with instrument preamp.
$1,750 retail
gracedesign.com

PHONIC
DYN2000
Dual-channel dynamics processor with compressor
and gate.
$299 retail, $149 street
phonic.com

TASCAM
TA-1VP
Vocal processor with Antares AutoTune pitch correction.
$799 retail, $449 list
tascam.com

TWO NOTES AUDIO ENGINEERING


Torpedo VB-101
Guitar/bass amp/DI that integrates a loadbox and a digital cab simulation
and miking process. Thirty factory-preset cab models, eight preset mic
models. USB.
$2,650 retail, $1,995 street
two-notes.com

TWO NOTES AUDIO ENGINEERING


Torpedo VM-202
Dual-mono cab and mic simulator for bass and guitar
preamps. Thirty preset cab models, eight preset mic
models, four preset tube models. USB.
$2,650 retail, $1,995 street
two-notes.com

UNIVERSAL AUDIO
1176LN
FET-style compressor with Class A output and custom
transformers. Fast attack time. Hand-wired.
$2,399 retail
uaudio.com

UNIVERSAL AUDIO
LA-3A
Classic solid-state compressor with T4 electro-optical attenuator. Custom tranformers. Hand-built.
$1,999 retail
uaudio.com

UNIVERSAL AUDIO
Teletronix LA-2A
Classic tube compressor with electro-optical attenuator. Point-to-point hand-wired.
Built in California.
$3,599 retail
uaudio.com

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RECORDING

I N TER F AC E S
AKAI PROFESSIONAL
EIE Pro
Four in, four out channels.
Four 1/4"/XLR combo
inputs with +48V phantom
power. USB 2.0. Up to
24-bit/96kHz resolution. VU
meters.
$449 retail, $249 street
akaipro.com

APOGEE
ELECTRONICS
Duet 2
Two in, four out USB
2.0 audio interface Mac OS, with
breakout cable.
24-bit/96kHz. Balanced outputs. Soft
limiter. Maestro 2
software.
$595 retail
apogeedigital.com

iO Dock
Two in, two out channels. Dock for iPad and
iPad 2. Two 1/4"/XLR combo inputs. Two 1/4"
outputs. 1/8" headphone output. MIDI I/O.
USB MIDI. Video output. 1/4" footswitch
input.
$399 retail, $199 street
alesis.com

APOGEE ELECTRONICS
JAM
Guitar input for iPad, iPhone
and Mac OS. Gain control.
$99 retail
apogeedigital.com

APOGEE ELECTRONICS
GiO
USB-bus powered guitar interface
and software control pedalboard
for Mac OS. Expression pedal
input. Transport controls and
seven buttons.
$395 retail
apogeedigital.com

BEHRINGER

AVID

Guitar Link UCG102


1/4"-to-USB interface. Includes
modeling amps
and effects. Headphone output.
$67 retail
behringer.com

Mbox Pro
Eight in, eight out FireWire
audio/MIDI interface.
24-bit/96kHz. Four mic
inputs. Four line inputs.
S/PDIF and wordclock I/O.
$799 retail, $719 street
avid.com

BEHRINGER

CAKEWALK

AVID
Mbox
Four in, four out USB 2.0 audio/MIDI
interface. 24-bit/96kHz. Two mic inputs.
Two DI inputs. S/PDIF I/O.
$499 retail, $449 street
avid.com

BEHRINGER
F-Control Audio FCA202
Two in, two out, 24-bit/96kHz
FireWire audio interface.
$175 retail
behringer.com

U-Control UCA222
Two in, two out USB audio interface. Digital output. Includes
software bundle.
$67 retail
behringer.com

V-Studio 20
Two in, two out channels. Control surface
with DAW software. Boss COSM modeling
and effects. USB bus power. Cakewalk VS
Production Pack. Jacks for monitor, headphone, pedals and footswitches.
$379 retail
cakewalk.com

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CENTRANCE
AxePort Pro
Electric guitar or bass USB
instrument preamp/
interface.
$149 retail
centrance.com

CENTRANCE
MicPort Pro
USB microphone preamp and converter.
$149 retail
centrance.com

CENTRANCE
DACport LX
Portable USB digital-to-analog
converter.
$349 retail
centrance.com

FOCUSRITE
Scarlett 2i2
Two in, two out USB 2.0 interface. XLR/1/4" combo jacks
with phantom power. Direct
monitor. Headphone output.
$199 retail, $149 street
focusrite.com

FOCUSRITE
Scarlett 8i6
Eight in, six out USB 2.0 audio interface featuring Focusrite preamps.
18x6 DSP mixer. Includes two highimpedance instrument inputs.
$299 retail, $249 street
focusrite.com

IK MULTIMEDIA

FOCUSRITE
Scarlett 18i6
18 in, 6 out USB 2.0 audio
interface with Focusrite
preamps. ADAT and
S/PDIF digital inputs.
$399 retail, $299 street
focusrite.com

IK MULTIMEDIA
StealthPedal
USB-powered guitar/audio interface and software controller
in a compact wah-style pedal.
Includes Powered by Amplitube software.
$269 retail
ikmultimedia.com

iRig Mic
Handheld condenser microphone that interfaces
with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Mini jack for
realtime monitoring.
$59 retail
ikmultimedia.com

RECORDING

INT E R FA CE S

IK MULTIMEDIA
StealthPlug
1/4"-to-USB audio interface
cable for guitar and bass.
Headphone out. 16-bit,
44.1 or 48kHz.
$99 retail
ikmultimedia.com

M-AUDIO
Fast Track
Two in, two out USB interface. 24-bit/48kHz. One
mic input. One instrument input. Stereo RCA
outputs.
$149 retail, $119 street
m-audio.com

MACKIE
Onyx Blackbird
16 in, 16 out FireWire audio. 24-bit/96kHz. 8-channel ADAT I/O.
Wordclock I/O. Two headphone outputs.
$629 retail
mackie.com

MACKIE
Onyx Blackjack
Two in, two out USB
audio interface.
Onyx mic preamps.
24-bit.
$199 retail
mackie.com

MOTU
896mk3 Hybrid
28 in, 32 out FireWire/USB 2.0 audio interface.
Eight mic preamps. Effects. Mixer.
$1,295 retail, $995 street
motu.com

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I N TER F AC E S
MOTU

MOTU

UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid
10 in, 14 out FireWire/USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface. Onboard effects and mixing. S/PDIF I/O.
$595 retail, $549 street
motu.com

Audio Express
Six in, six out FireWire/USB audio/MIDI interface.
24-bit/96kHz. S/PDIF I/O.
$449, retail, $395 street
motu.com

PEAVEY & AGILE


PARTNERS

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Komplete Audio 6
6-channel audio/MIDI USBbus powered interface.
Four analog I/O, two
digital I/O. Two XLR
mic inputs. Headphone
outputs.
$339 retail
www.native-instruments.
com

AmpKit LiNK
Guitar, bass, and
line-level audio
interface for iOS
devices. Stereo
output.
$39 retail, $29 street
peavey.com

PEAVEY
Xport
1/4" instrument USB interface.
Line output with volume
control. Headphone output.
Includes ReValver and Reaper
software.
$99 retail, $59 street
peavey.com

PHONIC
Firefly 808 Universal
18 in, 18 out FireWire/USB audio/MIDI interface. Eight
mic inputs. 24-bit/96kHz. S/PDIF, AES/EBU, and ADAT
digital I/O.
$719 retail, $499 street
phonic.com

PRESONUS
PRESONUS
AudioBox 22VSL
Two in, two out USB 2.0 audio interface. Two
mic inputs. 24-bit/96kHz. Includes Studio One
software.
$249 retail, $199 street
presonus.com

PRESONUS
AudioBox 1818VSL
18 in, 18 out USB 2.0 audio interface. Eight mic inputs.
24-bit/96kHz. Includes Studio One software. ADAT digital
I/O.
$629 retail, $499 street
presonus.com

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AudioBox 44VSL
Four in, four out USB 2.0 audio interface. Four mic inputs.
24-bit/96kHz. Includes Studio One software.
$379 retail, $299 street
presonus.com

PROPELLERHEAD SOFTWARE
Balance
Two in, two out USB 2.0 bus-powered audio interface. Two
XLR mic inputs with +48V phantom power. Four 1/4 line
inputs. 24-bit/96kHz.
$499 retail
propellerhead.se

ROLAND
Octa-Capture
Ten input, ten output USB
audio interface. Eight mic
inputs. 24-bit/192 kHz.
$699 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND
Quad-Capture
Two in, two out USB audio/MIDI
interface with combination XLR/
TRS inputs. Two TRS outputs.
S/PDIF digital I/O.
$349 retail
rolandus.com

SONOMA WIRE WORKS


ROLAND

GuitarJack Model 2
Stereo interface for iPhone 4,
iPad, and iPod touch. One 1/4
input and two 1/8 mic/line
inputs. 24-bit. Pad. Headphone
output.
$199 retail, $149 street
sonomawireworks.com

Tri-Capture
Two in, two out USB-bus
powered audio interface.
One XLR mic input.
24-bit/192kHz. Stereo aux
input.
$159 retail
rolandus.com

RECORDING

INT E R FA CE S

STEINBERG

STEINBERG

UR28M
Six in, eight out
USB audio interface. Two instrument inputs.
$399 street
steinberg.net

CI1
USB audio interface. Two
mic preamps. +48V phantom power.
$99 street
steinberg.net

STEINBERG
UR824
USB audio interface. D-PRE mic
preamps. REV-X
convolution
reverb. DSP
effects.
$799 street
steinberg.net

TASCAM
US-600
Six in, four out USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface. S/PDIF digital I/O. Four mic inputs. Bundled with Cubase LE5.
$299 retail, $199 street
tascam.com

TASCAM
US-200
Two in, two out USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface.
$249 retail, $149 street
tascam.com

TASCAM
Track Pack X2
Bundle containing US-122mkII interface, TM-78 condenser microphone,
and Cubase LE5.
$269 retail, $199 street
tascam.com

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MI C R O P H O N E S
3 ZIGMA AUDIO
HA-FX
High-SPL amp for 3 Zigma
modular mics. Includes
pad and highpass filter.
$599 retail, $449 street
hybridmic.com

ADK
TC-49Au
Cardioid Class A tube mic.
$1,699 retail, $1,299 street
adkmic.com

ADK

AUDIO-TECHNICA

Thor
Tranformerless FET condenser mic with tone
control.
$599 retail, $400 street
adkmic.com

AT2020 USB
Condenser USB mic. Cardioid.
$249 retail
audio-technica.com

AUDIX

AUDIO-TECHNICA

CabGrabber
Mic holder for combo amps
between 8" to 14" deep.
$65 retail
audixusa.com

AT4081
Phantom-powered ribbon.
Bi-directional.
$895 retail
audio-technica.com

AUDIX
VX5
Condenser. Supercardioid.
$290 retail
audixusa.com

AUDIX
i5
Dynamic. Cardioid.
$150 retail
audixusa.com

BEHRINGER

BEHRINGER
BEH

C-1U USB
USB studio condenser
microphone. Includes
podcasting and audio
editing software.
$109 retail
behringer.com

166

T-1
Tube condenser microphone
with
wit power supply, case, and
accessories.
acc
$393 retail
behringer.com
behr

BEHRINGER

BEYERDYNAMIC

T-47
Tube condenser microphone with power supply,
case, and accessories.
$347 retail
behringer.com

TGD57C
Condenser mic designed
for use on drums.
$249 retail
north-america.beyerdynamic.com

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BEYERDYNAMIC
TGV90R
Ribbon mic designed for use
on vocals.
$549 retail
north-america.beyerdynamic.com

BLUE
Reactor
Multi-pattern, largediaphragm condenser
microphone. Cardioid, omni, and bi-directional patterns. Swiveling head.
$499 retail
bluemic.com

BLUE

BLUE

Spark
Cardioid, solid-state condenser microphone.
Includes custom shockmount and pop filter.
$199 retail
bluemic.com

Yeti Pro
USB mic with XLR output.
24-bit/192kHz digital resolution. Four recording
patterns (cardioid, omni,
bi-directional, and stereo).
Zero-latency headphone
output with volume control. Input gain control.
Mute button.
$249 retail
bluemic.com

CARVIN
CTM100 Tube Condenser
Dual-diaphragm, multipattern, tube condenser
mic. Includes travel case,
foam windscreen, shockmount, XLR cable, and
carry pouch.
$199 retail
carvin.com

RECORDING

M ICR OP H ONE S

CARVIN
M68 Dynamic Vocal Mic
Cardioid dynamic vocal
mic. Includes clip, 20ft.
cable, and carry pouch.
$80 retail
carvin.com

CLOUD
JRS-34
Active ribbon microphone
with Cloudlifter circuitry
for 25db of additional output. Figure-8 pattern.
$1,599 retail, $1,499 street
cloudmicrophones.com

CLOUD
JRS-34-P
Passive ribbon microphone.
Figure-8 pattern.
$1,499 retail, $1,399 street
cloudmicrophones.com

DIGITAL REFERENCE
DRI100
Dynamic. Supercardioid.
Designed for instruments
and vocals.
$99 retail, $49 street
digital-reference.com

ELECTRO-VOICE
Cardinal
Condenser. Cardioid. For
live use with instruments.
$289 retail, $199 street
electrovoice.com

DIGITAL REFERENCE
DRV200
Dynamic. Supercardioid.
Designed for live vocals.
$139 dynamic, $59 street
digital-reference.com

ELECTRO-VOICE
PL80a
Dynamic. Supercardioid.
For live vocals.
$165 retail, $99 street
electrovoice.com

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MI C R O P H O N E S
JZ MICROPHONES
Black Hole 1s
Multi-pattern condenser
microphone with cardioid, omni, and figure-8
polar patterns, -10 &
-20dB pad options and
with two back-to-back
large diaphragms
$3,999 retail
jzmic.com

ELECTRO-VOICE
RE320
Dynamic. Cardioid. Variable-D proximity switch.
$522 retail, $299 street
electrovoice.com

MOJAVE
JZ MICROPHONES
Vintage 67
Cardioid condenser mic
with internal shockmount and adjustable
swivel.
$2,250 retail
jzmic.com

MA-101fet
Small-diaphragm condenser mic.
Interchangeable cardioid and
omnidirectional capsules.
$595 retail
mojaveaudio.com

NEUMANN
MOJAVE
MA-300
Multi-pattern tube condenser mic.
$1,295 retail
mojaveaudio.com

TLM 102
Condenser. Cardioid. Includes
shockmount.
$1,058 retail
Neumann.com

LAUTEN AUDIO
NEUMANN
TLM 103
Condenser. Cardioid.
Includes shockmount and
wood case.
$1,598 retail
Neumann.com

Clarion
Multi-pattern FET condenser
(cardioid, omni, figure-8). Gain
and pad switches.
$799 retail, $749 street
lautenaudio.com

LAUTEN AUDIO

LAUTEN AUDIO
Horizon
Tube condenser mic. Cardioid.
$999 retail, $899 street
lautenaudio.com

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Oceanus
Multi-pattern tube condenser
(cardioid, omni, figure-8).
$1,699 retail, $1,599 street
lautenaudio.com

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200 Hz
1 kHz
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8 kHz

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90

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120

240
210

150

180
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200

500
2k
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Sample Rate

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RECORDING

MI C R O P H O N E S
SAMSON
PEAVEY

Meteor Mic USB Studio

PVM 45ir
Dynamic. Hypercardioid.
$129 retail, $84 street
peavey.com

Microphone
USB condenser mic. Cardioid.
16-bit/44.1 and 48kHz resolution. Includes USB cable and
carry pouch.
$149 retail, $99 street
samsontech.com

SENNHEISER

SHURE

MK 4
Condenser. Cardioid.
$479 retail
sennheiserusa.com

Beta 27
Supercardioid. Highpass filter and pad.
$399 retail
shure.com

SHURE
KSM42
Condenser. Cardioid.
$799 retail
shure.com

SHURE
SM57
Dynamic. Cardioid.
$99 retail
shure.com

STERLING AUDIO
SP50/30
Two condenser mics. Cardioid pattern. Includes clips
and hardshell case.
$199 retail, $99 street
sterlingaudio.net

STERLING AUDIO

TC-HELICON
MP-75
Supercardioid vocal
microphone. Mic Control feature for controlling TC-Helicon
effects.
$210 retail, $169 street
tc-helicon.com

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ST55
Condenser. Cardioid.
$499 retail, $199
street
sterlingaudio.net

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RECORDING

STU D I O MI X E RS
ALLEN & HEATH
GS-R24
24-channel mixer with motorized
faders. Six auxes. Four subgroups.
5.1 surround monitoring. MIDI
control. Two Class A tube preamps.
Pro Tools-compatible interface and
controller.
$9,999 retail
allen-heath.com

ALTO PROFESSIONAL
Zephyr ZMX52
5-channel mixer. XLR input with TRS jack.
2-band EQ. Two stereo channels. RCA aux
I/O. 1/4" headphone jack.
$89 retail, $49 street
altoproaudio.com

ALTO PROFESSIONAL
Zephyr ZMX862
6-channel, 2-bus mixer. Two XLR inputs with
TRS jacks and 3-band EQ. Two stereo channels. Stereo line input. 1/4" aux I/O.
$99 retail, $69 street
altoproaudio.com

ALTO PROFESSIONAL
Zephyr ZMX122FX
8-channel, 2-bus mixer. 256 Alesis DSP
effects. Four XLR inputs with TRS jacks,
3-band EQ, and two aux sends. Two stereo
channels. Stereo line input.
$219 retail, $119 street
altoproaudio.com

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BEHRINGER
Eurodesk SX3282
32-input, 8-bus mixer. 4-band EQ. Eight subgroups.
$1,957 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
XENYX UFX1604
16-input, 4-bus mixer with 16x4 USB/
FireWire interface, 16-track USB recorder.
Dual multi-effects processors.
$1,599 retail
behringer.com

RECORDING

S T U DIO M IX E RS

BEHRINGER
XENYX X1204USB
12-input, 2-bus mixer. 24-bit multi-effects
processor. Stereo USB/audio interface.
$393 retail
behringer.com

FOCUSRITE
Control 2802
32-channel mixer. Eight Class A preamps.
DAW controller. Eight summing inputs.
Stereo bus compressor.
$5,999 retail, $4,999 street
focusrite.com

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STU D I O MI X E RS
MACKIE
1604-VLZ3
16-channel mixer. Four aux sends. Four subgroups. 3-band EQ per channel.
$1,149 retail
mackie.com

MACKIE
Onyx 820i
8-channel mixer and 24-bit/96kHz FireWire
interface. Three XLR inputs. Two aux
sends. Talkback section.
$499 retail
mackie.com

MACKIE
Onyx 1640i
16-channel mixer and 24-bit/96kHz FireWire
interface. Six aux. Four subgroups.
$1,899 retail
mackie.com

PHONIC
Helix Board 12 Universal
12-channel mixer. 10-channel, 24-bit/96kHz
FireWire and USB 2.0 interface. Four XLR
inputs. Digital multi-effects processor.
$579 retail, $399 street
phonic.com

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STU D I O MI X E RS

PHONIC

PHONIC

Helix Board 18 Universal


18-channel mixer. 16-channel, 24-bit/96kHz FireWire and
USB 2.0 interface. Eight XLR inputs. Digital multi-effects
processor.
$899 retail, $599 street
phonic.com

Helix Board 24 Universal


24-channel mixer. 18-channel, 24-bit/96kHz FireWire and USB 2.0
interface. Sixteen XLR inputs. Digital multi-effects processor.
$1,299 retail, $899 street
phonic.com

PRESONUS
StudioLive 16.0.2
16-channel mixer
and 24-bit/48kHz
FireWire interface.
Twelve XLR inputs.
Four aux buses. Two
digital multi-effects.
Fat Channel signal
processing.
$1,599 retail, $1,299
street
presonus.com

SAMSON
SM10 Line Mixer
10-channel mixer. Eight 1/4", stereo line-level inputs. Two 1/4"/XLR combo
inputs. Rackmount chassis with internal power supply.
$274 retail, $199 street
samsontech.com

TASCAM
LM-8ST
8-channel, 4-bus mixer. One XLR input.Two pairs of XLR outputs. Rackmount chassis.
$549 retail, $359 street
tascam.com

YAMAHA
MG82cx
8-channel mixer. Four
XLR inputs. Digital
effects processor. 3-band
EQ. Compressor.
$209 retail, $159 street
yamaha.com

YAMAHA
MG102c
10-channel mixer. Four XLR
inputs. Aux channel and
3-band EQ. Compressor.
$129 retail, $99 street
yamaha.com

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SERIES

P[UR]E SOUND
Professional multi-mix monitoring

Stunning audio quality


with DSP effects built in

Monitor up to 3 mixes through 3 switchable speaker outs


Latency-free recording with effects
6 inputs + 8 outputs (inc. S/PDIF I/O)
Dual Hi-Z inputs & dual headphone outputs
Level control for 1/8'' input jack

Outstanding D-PRE mic preamps, REV-X convolution reverb and our celebrated Sweet Spot Morphing Channel Strips are all built-in. True Integrated
Monitoring allows latency-free tracking with DSP effects, and the UR Series audio mixing engine allows playback to utilize the very same effects without
re-patching. The dspMixFx standalone application is included for easy routing and setup for virtually any DAW, with ASIO, CoreAudio and WDM USB 2.0
drivers provided. The UR Series has everything you need for truly professional recordingincluding Cubase AI6!

Also available is the UR824 with 8 D-PRE inputs, additional DSP and more...

Steinberg and Cubase are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH. Yamaha Corporation
of America is the exclusive distributor for Steinberg in the United States. 2011 Yamaha Corporation of America

UR Series work with many DAWsbut best with Cubase!

RECORDING

STU D I O MO N I T O R S
BEHRINGER
Behritone C5A
Active. 30-watt. Secondary monitor cubes
$199 each
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
Truth B1031A
Active. 8 2-way Kevlar
driver. 100 watts LF, 50
watts HF. XLR, 1/4, and
RCA inputs
$347 retail each
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
Truth B3030A
Active. 6.75 2-way Kevlar
Woofer. Ribbon tweeter.
75 watts LF, 35 watts
HF. XLR, 1/4, and RCA
inputs
$393 retail each
behringer.com

FOCAL PROFESSIONAL
SM9
Active. 3-way (400, 100, 100 watts)
nearfield monitors. XLR input.
$3,995 retail, $3,595 street each
focalprofessional.com

iKEY AUDIO
M-606v2
Active. 6.5 glassaramid composite
woofer. 65 watts
LF, 25 watts HF.
XLR, TRS, RCA
inputs.
$179 retail
ikey-audio.com

FOSTEX
iKEY AUDIO
M-10Sv2
Powered sub with 10
woofer and 175-watt
Class-D amplifier.
$299 retail
ikey-audio.com

JBL PROFESSIONAL

PM0.5N
Active. 5 woofer. 35 watts LF, 35
watts HF. XLR and TRS inputs.
$399 retail
fostex.com

LSR2325P Biamplified Studio Monitor


Active. 5 woofer with 1 soft-dome
silk substrate tweeter. 55 watts LF,
35 watts HF. XLR/TRS/RCA inputs.
Bi-amplified: 50 watts LF, 35 watts HF
Low Frequency Response to 43Hz
$199 retail
jblpro.com

JBL PROFESSIONAL
LSR2310SP Powered Studio

JBL PROFESSIONAL
LSR2328P Biamplified Studio Monitor
Active. 8 woofer with 1 soft-dome silk
substrate tweeter. 95 watts LF, 70 watts
HF. XLR/TRS/RCA inputs.
$349 retail
jblpro.com

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Subwoofer
Active. 10 Long-excursion
woofer with hi-glux motor
structure.
Low Frequency Response to
29Hz
Power Amplifier: 180 watts
$399 retail
jblpro.com

KRK SYSTEMS
Rokit 10-3 Midfield 3-Way Monitoring
System
Active midfield 3-way monitors. Available
with 5, 6, and 8 glass-aramid composite
woofer. XLR and RCA inputs.
Starting at $499 retail
krksys.com

KRK SYSTEMS
Subwoofers
Active subwoofers with 10 and 12 drivers,
available in 400- or 225-watt versions.
From $599-$2,400 retail, $399-$1,499 street
krksys.com

RECORDING

S T U DIO M ONIT ORS

M-AUDIO
BX5 D2
Active. 5 driver. 40 watts LF, 30 watts HF.
XLR and 1/4 inputs.
$399 retail, $299 per pair
m-audio.com

MACKIE
KRK SYSTEMS
VXT series
Active. Available with 3", 6", and 8" woofer. High- and
low-frequency adjustment switches. Auto mute.
XLR/TRS combo input. Front bass port.
Starting at $399 retail, $299 street
krksys.com

MR5mk2
Active. 5.25 LF driver. 55 watts
LF, 30 watts HF. XLR, TRS,
and RCA inputs.
$199 retail
mackie.com

M-AUDIO
BX8 D2
Active. 8" driver. 70 watts LF, 60 watts HF.
XLR and 1/4" inputs.
$599 retail, $499 per pair
m-audio.com

MACKIE
MR8mk2 Series
Active. 8" LF driver. 100 watts
LF, 50 watts HF. XLR, TRS,
and RCA inputs.
$329 retail
mackie.com

MACKIE
HR624mk2 Series
Active. 6.7" LF driver. 100
watts LF, 40 watts HF.
XLR, TRS, RCA inputs.
$669 retail
mackie.com

NEUMANN
KH 120
Active. 5.25 driver. 50 watts LF,
50 watts HF. XLR input.
$1,098 retail
neumann.com

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G ROO V E B O X E S
DAVE SMITH
INSTRUMENTS
Tempest
Analog drum machine.
Sixteen velocity- and
pressure-sensitive pads.
Six synth voices, with
individual outputs. Stereo
output. MIDI I/O. USB.
Controller inputs. Headphone output.
$2,199 retail, $1,999 street
davesmithinstruments.com

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
iMaschine
Beat sketchpad for the iPhone with 16 pads,
keyboard input, recording, and editor.
$4.99 retail
native-instruments.com

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Maschine Mikro
Smaller version of Maschine.
Sixteen pads. Transport controls. Integrated DAW support.
$399 retail
native-instruments.com

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Maschine
Sixteen velocity- and aftertouch-sensitive
pads. Sampler. Works as plug-in (AU, VST,
RTAS). Step-sequencer. Effects. Program
import from Akai MPC devices.
$669 retail
native-instruments.com

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ROLAND
SP-404SX
Portable 16-bit
sampler. 29 DSP
effects. Twelve
velocity-sensitive
pads, one sub pad.
SD card-compatible, 180-minute
sampling time
with 2GB card.
$499 retail
rolandus.com

MUSE RESEARCH & PEAVEY


MuseBox
Hardware virtual instrument and effects host. Two audio
inputs. Two audio outputs. MIDI In. Four USB ports. VGA
video output.
$TBA
museresearch.com

UNIVERSAL AUDIO
UAD-2 DUO Core
PCIe-based DSP accelerator package for Mac or PC
$1,149 retail
uaudio.com

UNIVERSAL AUDIO
UAD-2 Satellite QUAD
Firewire DSP accelerator for Intel-based Macs.
$1,899 retail
uaudio.com

RECORDING

DS P & V I H OS T S

UNIVERSAL AUDIO
UAD-2 SOLO/Laptop
ExpressCard-based DSP accelerator package for Mac or PC laptops.
$649 retail
uaudio.com

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RECORDING

STU D I O E S S E NT IA LS
AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING
Backline Calc iPhone App
23 music and technical calculators,
including pitch, timecode, tempo,
time, and acoustics.
Free
audiofile-engineering.com

AUDIO-TECHNICA

AUDIOFILE ENGINEERING

ATH-M50
Studio headphones
$199 retail
audio-technica.com

Quiztones iPhone App


Frequency-identification eartraining app.
$2.99 retail
audiofile-engineering.com

BEHRINGER
Powerplay P16-D
16-channel digital ULTRANET distributor
for personal monitoring system.
$299 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
Powerplay P16-I
16-channel 19" input module for
personal monitoring system.
Analog and ADAT Optical
inputs.
$499 retail
behringer.com

BEHRINGER
Powerplay P16-M
16-channel digital mixer for personal monitoring system.
$399 retail
behringer.com

BEYERDYNAMIC
DT-1350
Tesla studio headphones.
Frequency response 5Hz-30kHz.
$379 retail
north-america.beyerdynamic.com

CENTRANCE
DACport
Portable USB digital-to-analog converter with Class
A headphone amp.
$399 retail
centrance.com

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BLUE MICROPHONES
Radius
Suspension shockmount for
Yeti and Yeti Pro.
$69 retail
bluemic.com

CLOUD MICROPHONES
Cloudlifter CL-2 Mic
Activator
Dual-channel phantompowered preamp with
25dB gain for dynamic &
ribbon mics.
$299 retail, $249 street
cloudmicrophones.com

CLOUD MICROPHONES
Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator
Phantom-powered inline preamp with 25dB
gain for dynamic & ribbon mics.
$179 retail, $149 street
cloudmicrophones.com

FOSTEX
AR-41
Audio interface
for iPhone4. Two
condenser mics.
Metering.
$199 retail
fostexinternational.com

FOSTEX
HP-P1
Portable headphone amp and digital-to-analog converter for iPod/
iPhone. Battery or USB powered. S/PDIF digital output.
$799 retail
fostexinternational.com

RECORDING

S T U DIO E S S E NT IA L S

GRACE DESIGN
Spacebar SB-66
Precision 60cm stereo mic
positioner.
$395 retail
gracedesign.com

GRACE DESIGN

JBL PROFESSIONAL

Spacebar SB-30
Precision 30cm stereo mic positioner.
$295 retail
gracedesign.com

MSC1 Monitor System Controller


Input source selection and monitoring with
two sets of speakers and a subwoofer.
RMC Room Mode Correction in the MSC1
tunes speakers to compensate for acoustic
problems in the room. Works with any
speakers.
$299 retail
jblpro.com

HERCULES
MS533B
Microphone stand
with hideaway
boom.
$89 retail, $62 street
herculesstands.com

JZ MICROPHONES
Pop Filter
Pop filter with 1.5-foot gooseneck for positioning.
$139 retail
jzmic.com

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STU D I O E S S E NT IA LS
KRK SYSTEMS
KRK SYSTEMS
KNS-6400
Professional monitoring headphones
with low-mass, lightweight design.
$129 retail, $99 street
krksys.com

KNS-8400
Professional monitoring headphones with detachable in-line
volume control and memory
foam ear pads.
$199 retail, $149 street
krksys.com

PAUL REED SMITH GUITARS


PRS Speaker Cables
3, 6, 10, and 20 lengths. Oxygen free copper
conductors. Lifetime warranty.
$51-$79 MAP
prsguitars.com

PHONIC
PAA3 Test Equipment
Handheld audio analyzer.
SPL meter, RT-60, XLR
phase test. USB port for
software link.
$719 retail, $499 street
phonic.com

PHONIC

PRESONUS

PAA6 Test Equipment


Digital 2-channel audio analyzer with color
touch LCD. SPL meter, RT-60.
$1,739 retail, $1,199 street
phonic.com

Central Station Plus


Studio control center with remote control. Three sets of monitor outputs. Three sets of
analog inputs. S/PDIF digital inputs. Two headphone outs. Onboard talkback mic.
$699 retail, $599 street
presonus.com

PRIMACOUSTIC LTD.
MaxTrap
High-performance,
corner-mounted bass
trap.
$399 retail
primacoustic.com

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PRESONUS
HD7
Studio monitoring headphones.
$79 retail, $59 street
presonus.com

PRESONUS
HP4 v2
4-channel headphone amplifier. Mono
summing. Monitor mute switch.
$159 retail, $129 street
presonus.com

PRIMACOUSTIC LTD.
Recoil Stabilizer
Speaker mounting device that
eliminates resonant coupling between loudspeaker
and stand.
$120 retail
primacoustic.com

RADIAL ENGINEERING LTD.

RADIAL ENGINEERING LTD.


Workhorse
Eight-slot, API 500-series-compatible rack. 8x2 summing
mixer. Jensen transformerisolated outputs.
$1,500 retail
radialeng.com

SGI Studio Guitar Interface System


Drives a guitar signal 300 feet without loss. Drag Control pickup-load
correction.
$300 retail
radialeng.com

RADIAL ENGINEERING LTD.

ROLAND
RH-5
Large-scale, lightweight
headphones with
40mm drivers. Accommodates standard and
mini connectors.
$59 retail
rolandus.com

X-Amp
Active re-amping device. Class-A
signal path. Two outputs to drive
two amps. Variable output level
control.
$220 retail
radialeng.com

RECORDING

S T U DIO E S S E NT IA L S

SM PRO AUDIO
DiDock Live
iPod/MP3 player docking station. iPod connector. L/R RCA, stereo 1/8 TRS, and two
transformer-isolated XLR inputs. 1/4" headphone output.
$219 retail, $179 street
mvproaudio.com

SM PRO AUDIO
MPatch 4M
Passive monitor controller/switcher with
talkback. Mute. Level-matching. Balanced
and unbalanced I/O. Mono summing.
$479 retail, $449 street
mvproaudio.com

ROLAND
RH-300
Stereo headphones
with 45mm drivers. Accommodates
standard and
mini connectors.
Derived from the
RH-200/RH-200S.
$331 retail
rolandus.com

SM PRO AUDIO
VU800
8-channel passive VU meter with balanced combo inputs.
Peak or average meter selector. 1/4" headphone output.
$369 retail, $349 street
mvproaudio.com

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STU D I O E S S E NT IA LS
SHURE
SRH940
Studio monitoring
headphones with
40mm drivers.
$299 retail
shure.com

STUDIO TRENDS
STLD46
46" wide. Adjustable height. Two 4-space
racks. Locking casters. Cable port.
$599 retail, $299 street
studiotrendsdesign.com

STUDIO TRENDS
STSC24
24" wide. Adjustable height.
12-space rack. Locking
casters.
$199 retail, $129 street
studiotrendsdesign.com

STUDIO TRENDS
STSD30
30" wide. Adjustable height.
4-space rack. Locking casters.
Cable port.
$399 retail, $199 street
studiotrendsdesign.com

TASCAM
CD-200i
CD Player with iPod dock connector.
$549 retail, $319 street
tascam.com

TASCAM
MH-8
8-channel headphone amplifier with two sources and direct inputs.
$549 retail, $299 street
tascam.com

ULTIMATE EARS
In-Ear Reference Monitors
High-, mid-, and low-frequency drivers. Acoustic filters. Multiple crossovers. Frequency response 5Hz-20kHz.
$999 retail
ultimateears.com

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POWERED PA

BEHRINGER
Truesonic TS112A
800 watts. Active. 2-way 12"
speaker. 1" neodymium
driver. Two mic/line inputs
with independent volume
controls. 36 lbs.
$399 retail, $299 street
altoproaudio.com

ALTO PROFESSIONAL

L1 Model I
24 small speakers
in line array and
bass module.
Two channels.
93 lbs. with sub.
$1,999 retail
bose.com

Truesonic TS115A
800 watts. Active. 2-way 15"
speaker. 1" neodymium driver.
Two mic/line inputs with
independent volume controls.
39.6 lbs.
$449 retail, $349 street
altoproaudio.com

BEHRINGER
Europort EPA300
300 watts. 8" woofer and
1.35" tweeter per enclosure. Six channels.
Digital effects and FBQ
feedback detection
system. 45.3 lbs.
$1,087 retail
behringer.com

BOSE

BOSE
BOSE

Europort EPA150
150 watts. Two 4" woofers
and 1" tweeter per enclosure. Five channels. Digital
effects. FBQ feedback
detection system. 26.4 lbs.
$653 retail
behringer.com

ALTO PROFESSIONAL

L1 Compact
Six small speakers in a line
array. Two
channels.
29 lbs.
$999 retail
bose.com

L1 Model II
24 small speakers
in line array and
bass module.
Two channels.
4-channel T1
engine with
ToneMatch
presets. 82.5 lbs.
with sub.
$2,999 retail
bose.com

BEHRINGER
Europort EPA900
900 watts. 10" woofer and 1.34"
compression driver per enclosure. Eight channels. Digital
effects. FBQ feedback detection
system. 68.2 lbs.
$1,523 retail
behringer.com

CARVIN
PM15A
400 watt, 15" powered speaker with
3-Band EQ, active multi-band limiters,
and low-cut filter. The XLR input.
XLR output for daisy-chaining to
other powered speakers. 40 lbs.
$349 retail
carvin.com

CARVIN
C1648P
16-channel, 4-bus powered mixer.
Four 500 watt power amps for
stereo mains and two monitor
mixes. Six monitor sends per
channel and two effect sends.
Channel EQ. Wireless receivers
can be installed internally.
$1,129 retail
carvin.com

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CARVIN
RX1200L
12-channel, 1,600-watt powered mixer. Four power amps deliver
400 watts each at 4 ohms or 300 watts at 8 ohms. Two monitor
mixes. Dual digital effects processors. Two dual-diversity wireless
systems can be installed internally. USB Power Port supports iPod
charging or LED light. Class D amps. 18 lbs.
$699 retail
carvin.com

CVA-28
Active. Two 8"
speakers. 400
watts. 48 lbs.
$749 retail, $599
street
cerwinvega.com

CERWIN-VEGA
Active Subwoofers
Active subwoofers in 15",
18", and 21" sizes.
From $899-$1,699 retail,
$699-$1,299 street
cerwinvega.com

ELECTRO-VOICE
ELX118P
Active 700-watt subwoofer with 18" speaker.
$1,299 retail, $799 street
electrovoice.com

ELECTRO-VOICE
ELX115P
Active. 15", 1,000watt speaker.
$1,139 retail, $699
street
electrovoice.com

POWERED PA

CERWIN-VEGA

ELECTRO-VOICE
ZXA1
Active. 8", 800-watt
2-way speaker.
$595 retail, $499
street
electrovoice.com

GEMINI
GVX-10PWH
Active. 10"
woofer and
1.35" highfrequency
driver. 200
watts. 40 lbs.
$369 retail
geminidj.com

GEMINI
MS-USB
Active mobile PA system with USB/
SD player and built-in rechargeable
battery. 28.7 lbs.
$219 retail
geminidj.com

GEMINI
RS-415USB
Active. 15", 300-watt
loudspeaker with USB
and SD inputs. 51.6 lbs.
$349 retail
geminidj.com

FISHMAN
JBL PROFESSIONAL
EON210P
8-channel powered PA
system that is perfect
for live music, schools,
churches, presentations
or parties.
$999 retail
jblpro.com

SA220
220 watts. Six 4"
mid-woofers,
one 1" soft-dome
tweeter. 2-channel with 1/4" and
XLR input for
each channel.
25 lbs.
$1,538 retail, $999
street
fishman.com

HARBINGER
HA120
Two 12" 2-way speakers. 4-channel, 120-watt powered mixer
with effects. RCA input for MP3
player. RCA output for recording. Includes speaker cables.
$449 retail, $299 street
harbingerproaudio.com

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POWERED PA

JBL PROFESSIONAL
EON515XT
15" two-way powered speaker with
an on-board 3-channel mixer. Max
SPL 132dB
$699 retail
jblpro.com

K-ARRAY
KR200S
Powered system with
two subs and two
6-foot line-array
satellites. Onboard
DSP. Remote PC
control software.
$15,560 retail
k-array.net

JBL PROFESSIONAL
PRX600 Series
Six different models of
high-powered loudspeakers suitable for any professional application.
From $799 retail
jblpro.com

M-AUDIO
GSR-12
Active. 12", 300watt, 2-way
speaker. 31 lbs.
$629 retail, $399
street
m-audio.com

M-AUDIO
GSR-10
Active. 10", 300-watt,
2-way speaker. 25 lbs.
$499 retail, $299 street
m-audio.com

M-AUDIO
GSR-18
Active. 18", 500-watt subwoofer.
71 lbs.
$999 retail, $599 street
m-audio.com

MACKIE
MACKIE
ProFX16
16-channel live-sound mixer with ten mic
inputs, USB, inline compressor, graphic
EQ, digital effects.
$629 retail
mackie.com

TH-15A
Active. 15" speaker.
400 watts. XLR and
1/4" inputs. 36 lbs.
$469 retail
mackie.com

PEAVEY
Impulse 12D
12", 1,200-watt powered speaker with
true ribbon driver.
Class D IPR technology. 39 lbs.
$1,149 retail, $799
street
peavey.com

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MACKIE
HD1221
Active. 12" speaker.
1,200 watts. 50 lbs.
$999 retail
mackie.com

PEAVEY
Escort
5-channel, 300-watt mixer. Four XLR
inputs and two stereo line ins. Includes
microphone; cables; speaker stands,
and feedback locating system. 50 lbs.
$849 retail, $649 street
peavey.com

POWERED PA

PEAVEY
TriFlex II
2-channel system with 1,500
watts total to 15" sub and
two 10", 250-watt satellite
speakers with 1.4" compression drivers. 160 lbs.
$1,599 retail, $899 street
peavey.com

PHONIC
Powerpod 620R
6-channel, 200-watt powered mixer with
USB recorder and player.
$459 retail, $319 street
phonic.com

PHONIC
Powerpod 1860 Plus
12-channel, 800-watt powered mixer with graphic
EQ and digital effects.
$869 retail, $599 street
phonic.com

PHONIC
Powerpod 740FR
7-channel, 440-watt
powered mixer with
digital effects and USB
recorder.
$619 retail, $429 street
phonic.com

ROLAND
BA-55 Battery-Powered
Portable PA
Two 6.5" speakers. 2.4 GHz
wireless mic. XLR, three
1/4", stereo RCA, stereo
1/8" inputs. Three channels with effects. 19.8 lbs.
$1,249 retail
rolandus.com

ROLAND
BA-330 Battery-Powered Stereo Portable
Amplifier
Four 6.5" speakers, two HF tweeters. Two
XLR, six 1/4", stereo RCA, stereo 1/8"
inputs. Four separate channels. 30.4 lbs.
$829 retail
rolandus.com

SAMSON
Auro D12 12-inch Passive Loudspeaker
Passive. 12" woofer and 1.34" compression
driver. 400 watts. Parallel Speakon and 1/4inch connectors.
$309 retail, $179 street
samsontech.com

SAMSON
XML410
6-channel, 400-watt stereo powered mixer.
Six mic/line inputs with 1/4" and XLR connectors. Digital effects. 7-band graphic EQ
on main and monitor outputs.
$469 retail, $349 street
samsontech.com

YAMAHA
StagePAS 300
6-8-channel powered mixer with two
150-watt amplifiers. 8" woofer and 1"
compression driver in each enclosure.
40 lbs.
$789 retail, $599 street
yamaha.com

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YAMAHA

XML610
12-channel, 600-watt stereo powered mixer.
Eight mic and 12 line inputs . Digital
effects. 7-band graphic EQ on main and
monitor outputs.
$599 retail, $449 street
samsontech.com

Stagepas 500
Portable PA system with built-in
10-input powered mixer. Each
enclosure has a 10" woofer and 1"
high-frequency driver. 60 lbs.
$1,249 retail, $899 street
yamaha.com

THE ULTIMATE GEAR GUIDE HOLIDAY EDITION

If Your Mix Sounds Good on These,


Itll Sound Good on Anything

HS80M

HS50M

HS Series Powered Monitors

The new HS Series powered monitors were designed to be true studio


reference monitors in the tradition of the famous NS10MS. That means,
mixes that sound good on Yamaha HS speakers will sound good on anything.
In fact, thats the ultimate test of a reference monitor. Even better than
that, HS series speakers not only sound good, they look great, too.
The HS10W powered subwoofer complements the HS speakers and easily
handles todays bass-enhanced music or the most dramatic surround effects.
The HS10W subwoofer uses a bass reflex design cabinet that maintains high
efficiency and low distortion. You can combine HS50Ms or HS80Ms with the
HS10W subwoofer to create different 2:1 (stereo) and 5:1 surround sound
systems. So check out the new standard in near-field reference monitors at
a Yamaha dealer near you.

HS10W

WIRELESS SYSTEMS

PHONIC
WMSYS-3
Single-channel wireless system for active
speakers.
$289 retail, $199 street
phonic.com

CARVIN
UX1000-MC Wireless
Diversity UHF receivers.
960 user-selectable channels. Anti-feedback
control. Low-battery indicator. Belt-pack transmitter also available.
$399 retail
carvin.com

ROLAND
PHONIC
WMSYS-4
Dual-channel wireless system for active speakers.
$509 retail, $349 street
phonic.com

SAMSON
AirLine Micro
Wireless Camera

DR-WM55
Wireless mic for Roland BA-55 portable amp. Power switch.
Echo on and off switches.
$399 retail
rolandus.com

SAMSON
AirLine Micro Wireless Easet System
UHF 600 MHz system with AH2 transmitter and AR2 receiver. Includes
secure base for AR2.
$359 retail, $249 street
samsontech.com

System
AL2 beltpack
transmitter.
LM10 lavalier
mic. AR2 receiver
and double dock.
Hot-shoe mount,
3.5mm and XLR
camera connectors included.
$449 retail, $299
street
samsontech.com

SHURE
PGX Digital Wireless

SENNHEISER
evolution Wireless G3
Diversity reception.
1,680 frequencies.
$644 retail
sennheiserusa.com

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System
Digital diversity systems
available in several
configurations
Systems start at $429 retail
shure.com

Turn your iPad into a professional music production system

PRO AUDIO DOCK for iPad


Introducing iO Dock: the missing link between your studio and
your iPad or iPad 2. iO Dock gives you all the connections you
need to plug just about anything into your iPad, from guitars,
microphones and keyboards to MIDI gear, mixers, and studio
monitors. Now you can use virtually any of the amazing music
production apps available for your iPad with high quality audio
inputs and outputs, phantom-powered mic pres and professional
MIDI I/O. You can even use the video output to put your apps up
on the big screen.
Turn your iPad into a professional music production system
today with iO Dock. Only from Alesis.

Works with virtually all music production apps!

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