New Gear from Waves, Electro-Harmonix, Fender

As a standalone app or as a plug-in, Bass Slapper is a virtual instrument boasting a long list of options, from thumbing, popping, hammer-ons, and pull-offs to open strings, dead notes, slides, mutes, and harmonic strums.
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WAVES
Bass Slapper

As a standalone app or as a plug-in, Bass Slapper is a virtual instrument boasting a long list of options, from thumbing, popping, hammer-ons, and pull-offs to open strings, dead notes, slides, mutes, and harmonic strums. You can choose where to play on the fingerboard, which strings to thumb or pop, and when to play legato or staccato. The plug-in includes a customizable keyswitch editor, effects, amp simulations, as well as 4-band EQ, sub octave, and low boost.

Street $30
Contact waves.com

ELECTRO-HARMONIX
Performance Series Volume Pedal

Electro-Harmonix’s latest passive volume pedal aims to be rugged, lightweight, and versatile (with two impedance options, 25K or 250K, for universal compatibility) while delivering smooth, precise control of dynamics.

Street $63
Contact ehx.com

FENDER
JMJ Road Worn Mustang Bass

Quirky bass god/pop producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen’s signature axe, based on his 1966 Fender Mustang, is a 30"-scale 4-string with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, 19 frets, aged pearloid dots, custom split single-coil Mustang pickup, and a string-through-body bridge on a road worn, nitro-finished alder body.

Street $1,000
Contact fender.com