New Gear from Amptweaker, Darkglass, and Gretsch

Amptweaker’s little Bass TightDrive Jr., Bass Tight- Rock Jr., and Bass TightMetal Jr. pedals all boast big flavors of distortion you can fine-tune with gain, tone, volume, eq, and noise gate knobs, as well as a dry low control and a fat/normal/tight switch.
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AMPTWEAKER
JR Bass Distortion series

Amptweaker’s little Bass TightDrive Jr., Bass Tight- Rock Jr., and Bass TightMetal Jr. pedals all boast big flavors of distortion you can fine-tune with gain, tone, volume, eq, and noise gate knobs, as well as a dry low control and a fat/normal/tight switch.

Street $170 each
Contact amptweaker.com

DARKGLASS
Vintage Ultra Bass Preamp

This high-end Finnish beauty adds a bass-boosting grunt switch, a balanced DI, and a 4-band EQ to its standard master volume, clean/overdrive blend, overdrive level, saturation drive, and attack (boost, flat, and cut) controls.

Street $400
Contact darkglass.com

GRETSCH
Tom Petersson 12-string Falcon Bass & 4-string basses

Gretsch’s first 12-string bass is a custom-shop 30.3"-scale, 22-fret Falcon with a laminated maple body, 12"-radius ebony fingerboard, “C”-shaped maple gloss-finished neck, and dual custom Seymour Duncan Super’Tron pickups. Its 4-string brother sports a Super’Tron pickup in front, a Rumble’Tron in back, and a gloss-finish maple neck with “U” profile. Both will be available in 2017.

Street 4-string, $2,500; 12-string, $3,500
Contact gretschguitars.com