New Gear from Cort, Quilter, and IK Multimedia

iRIG HD 2 Guitar Interface
By BP Staff ,

HD 2 Guitar Interface

This 24-bit/96kHz digital interface features a ¼" instrument input with an input gain control, headphone out with level control, plus a ¼" output jack for amps and PA systems. A thru/FX switch lets you send processed or unprocessed direct signal to the ¼" output jack for live performance. Best of all, iRig HD 2 comes with a free download of the full version of AmpliTube 4 for both iOS and Mac/PC.

Street $100

Bass Block 800

This 3.75-pound head offers power options (225 watts at 16Ω, 450 watts at 8Ω, and 800 watts at 4Ω), everyday necessities (passive/active input, mute, ⅛" headphone jack, dual ¼" outputs, Speakon jack), and a pilot light that winks if the amp is driven into thermal limiting. It also features unusual tone controls: DEPTH (“100Hz Hi-Q bass control”) and CONTOUR (“low-mid scoop, flat, treble cut”), as well as a master control that adjusts peak power from 0 to 800 watts.

Street $600

AB850F Acoustic Bass Guitar

Available in natural or black finish, the 34"-scale AB850F boasts a jumbo body, spruce top and mahogany back and sides, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood bridge, Fishman ISYS + EQ with 2-band equalizer, LED tuner, phase control, and a Sonicore pickup.

Street $450