New Gear from Hartke, Huntington, Electro-Harmonix, Janek Gwizdala

November 16, 2017

HyDrive HD Cabinets

Hartke Celebrates the tenth anniversary of its popular HyDrive cabinets with an HD-series update that includes the HD112 1x12 (which handles 300 watts), HD115 1x15 (500 watts), HD210 2x10 (500 watts), and HD410 4x10 (1,000 watts). Every cab features two twist-and-lock inputs and two ¼ " inputs, enhanced HyDrive speakers, and plywood cabs with black perforated steel grilles.

Street HD112 ($400), HD210 ($500), HD115 ($600), HD410 ($700)

Supro Bass

This passive 30"-scale 4-string, a fusion of the 1960s Supro Ozark guitar body shape and ’60s Supro Pocket Bass sound, comes in three flavors: Get it in single-, double-, and triple-pickup configurations, with an optional piezo bridge and a variety of metallic and transparent colors (over a choice of mahogany, swamp ash, or alder body woods).

Street Huntington I ($1,000), Huntington II ($1,100), Huntington III ($1,300)

Green Russian Big Muff

The 1990s cult-classic Green Russian Big Muff, darker and punchier than a standard Big Muff, is back in a compact, Nano-size chassis that retains the original’s SUSTAIN (drive), TONE (harmonic distortion), and VOLUME controls. It runs on a 9-volt battery or an AC adapter.

Street $80

Janek Gwizdala’s
Chordal Harmony: A Comprehensive Guide to Chords on Bass

The energetic bass/tennis guru is back with a 133-page exploration of double-stops and three-note chords. Chordal Harmony begins with the basics (playing a major scale in 10ths) and triads (inversions, V–I, IIm–V–I) before heading to usable vocabulary and advanced reharmonization techniques. Plus, there’s an appendix with major 7, minor 7, and dominant chord voicings—and a recap of basics, triads, vocab, and reharm material in both tab and treble clef.

Street $40

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