TC Electronic PolyTune iPhone App
On the heels of its recently released PolyTune pedal tuner (look for a review soon), TC is announcing an iPhone App that duplicates many of the pedal’s functions, including the ability to tune multiply-strummed string simultaneously.
Pro Tone Blasko Bass Overdrive
With a Baxandall tone stack reminiscent of those found in Ampeg SVTs, this durable stompbox—built deep in the heart of Texas—can cop any sound Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko is summoned to deliver. From vintage overdrive to modern-metal mayhem, this little box of brutality does it all.
Warmoth Slim Taper Contour Necks
Warmoth has long been a trusted supplier of replacement necks for Fender-style instruments. With the addition of a slim and tapered contour to its inventory, fans of a more svelte profile now have a good replacement option.
Aguilar Amplification AGRO Bass Overdrive
Based on the SATURATION channel of its celebrated AG 500 bass head, Aguilar’s AGRO overdrive pedal features a unique contour control—a broad spectrum mid scoop—and a presence knob that allows you to dial in your desired amount of attack.
FEA Labs Opti-FET Compressor
FEA Labs’ Opti-FET Compressor offers studio-quality compression in stompbox form. The “class A” FET circuit—beloved to audiophiles for their tube-like sonic character—lies at the heart of this pedal, which offers unparalleled control in a stompbox compressor.
Heads Up Strap
Like it or not, some basses refuse to stay balanced on a strap. The Heads Up strap has a pocket at the body end containing three lead weights to counterbalance neck dive. The weights are removable to achieve optimum balance.
The latest in a now-impressive line of digital audio recorders from Zoom is the unbelievably tiny H1, weighing in at a scant 2 ounces. Despite its small size it sports stereo mics in an X/Y configuration and support for a wide variety of recording formats.