New Gear, May 2012

May 11, 2012
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Daring Audio Edge Activator HD

Stompbox upstart Daring Audio has updated its buzz-worthy harmonic exciter with the Edge Activator HD, which boasts new midrange and brightness toggle switches, and expanded RANGE, GAIN, and BLEND controls.
Street $200
Contact daringaudio.com

Gruv Gear DuoStrap Signature

Looking to be healthy, wealthy, and wise? Damian Erskine’s ergo-friendly signature strap from Gruv Gear is designed to help with the former, and his instructional columns in BP and elsewhere address the latter. (As for wealth, well, you’re on your own.) The padded leather DuoStrap is 3.5" wide and adjustable from 33" to 44" in length.
Street $150
Contact gruvgear.com

Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Bass

Traveler Guitar’s new Ultra-Light Bass measures just shy of 34" in total length and weighs a paltry 3.4 lbs, but packs a punch courtesy of its maple body and neck, ebonized rosewood fingerboard, and Shadow piezo pickup.
Street $399
Contact travelerguitar.com

Whirlwind Bass Ten & OC Bass

Whirlwind’s new Bass Ten EQ pedal features the company’s constant Q design, which ensures a band’s frequency width remains the same at all settings. The OC Bass Optical Compressor is both a compressor and a limiter with three programmable attack speeds.
Street Bass Ten, $200; OC Bass, $N/A
Contact whirlwindusa.com

Aguilar AG 4P-60 Pickup

Aguilar’s latest pickup, modeled after the split-c in company president Dave Boonshoft’s own ’64 Fender Precision Bass, seeks to deliver the midrange snarl and solid fundamental ’60s-era P-Basses are famous for.
Street $109
Contact aguilaramp.com

Cort Curbow Series

Cort has introduced four new basses in its Curbow Series of basses, originally developed with luthier Greg Curbow. The Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51, and Curbow 52 (shown) feature maple bodies and necks, rosewood fingerboards, and Bartolini electronics. Curbow Series basses are available in black and brown burst.
List $650–$730
Contact cortguitars.com

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