New Gear : Holiday 2010

Modeled after a mid-’60 Fender Jazz-style pickup, the AG 5J-60 uses period-correct parts, like heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets, to capture that much-desired vintage-J vibe.
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Aguilar AG 5J-60

Modeled after a mid-’60 Fender Jazz-style pickup, the AG 5J-60 uses period-correct parts, like heavy Formvar wire and Alnico V magnets, to capture that much-desired vintage-J vibe.
Price $189
Contact www.aguilaramp.com

Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack

The GuitarJack connects a wide range of devices to compatible iOS devices, like the iPod touch (2nd and 3rd generation), the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS. The enhanced GuitarJack app allows playalong and recording with a variety of sources.
Prices $199
Contact www.sonomawireworks.com

Industrial Radio Standard Midi Bass 4

The Standard Midi Bass 4 gives bassists an entrance into the near-infinite world of MIDI-controlled synthesis. It couples a unique fret-sensing neck with multisensor MIDI conversion for extra-low latency. It’s also a fully functional J-style bass, with an agathis body and satin-finished bolt-on maple neck.
Price $2,495
Contact www.industrialradio.com.au

Guardian Vintage Hardshell

These traditional-looking hardshells boast 7-ply cross-grained wood construction for strength and four 14k gold-plated latches with a lock. The black tolex covering completes the classic look.
Price $134
Contact www.guardiancases.com

smallsound/bigsound Team Awesome! Bass Fuzzmachine

Smallsound/bigsound’s flagship bass fuzz has been updated for an even wider range of overdrive and fuzz tones with clean blend. The enhanced controls include the ability to blend overdrive and fuzz, phase inversion, and even more gain. The truebypass stompbox only uses an AC adapter, because the company doesn’t want players using batteries an harming the environment.
Price $175
Contact www.fuzzhugger.com

SoloEtte Little Thumper Nylon Travel Bass

The featherweight nylon-stringed Little Thumper uses octave-down classical guitar type strings with SoloEtte’s proprietary pickup to produce sweet and deep tone. The 1-piece maple body is coupled with a polyurethanecoated solid aluminum rod to increase stability.
Price $925
Contact www.soloette.com