Go-Go Tuners TT-1
The Go-Go Tuners TT-1 employs a microphone and a
piezoelectric pickup, allowing players to use the tuner
in a range of different sonic environments, and boasts
a 360-degree swivel-mount display. You go, Go-Go!
Street price $30
Roland Tri-Capture & Duo-Capture
Compatible on both Windows and Mac OS platforms, the USBpowered
Tri-Capture features three kinds of inputs: XLR with
phantom power, q" instrument, and stereo AUX input with
independent volume control. The computer’s sound output is
sent via stereo q" TRS jacks and a headphone jack. The smaller
Duo-Capture, designed for use with laptops, features a q" mic/
guitar input and an r" AUX in, and provides output via q" and r"
headphone jacks. The Tri-Capture comes bundled with Cakewalk
Sonar X1 LE.
Street price Tri-Capture, $130; Duo-Capture, $80
Ibanez PIB2 Peter
Peter Iwers has been throwing down whitehot
bass lines with Swedish metal band In
Flames since 1999; an updated version of his
signature Ibanez bass now allows the rest
of us to feel the burn of his favorite bass.
The PIB2 features custom Bartolini pickups,
a Mono-Rail bridge, a maple body, and a
5-piece maple/walnut neck, and it arrives in
Peter’s preferred tuning: Eb, Bb, F, C, Bb.
Street price $1,100
Avid Scorch App for iPad
Avid’s Sibelius is some of the slickest software
around for music notation, and now many of its
features are available in Scortch, designed for
use on the Apple iPad. Scorch’s in-app store
gives users access to more than 150,000 scores
available from top music publishers.
Street price $8
We were all giddy about
the rich, buttery flavor of
the Reeves Custom 225
we reviewed in November
2008, and now there’s
something meatier to sink
our teeth into: The 400-
watt Custom 400. Like its
baby bro, the Custom 400
is made in the U.S.A. and
features KT-88 power tubes.
Retail price $3,300