CLF Research L-1000 4-string
Inspired by Clarence “Leo” Fender’s original 1980 L-1000, this modernized throwback sports the early CLF/G&L headstock and neck profile, knobs and control plate, and red-capped mini-toggle switch. It also has a slimmer body than the original, as well as a true dual-action trussrod and graphite stiffening rods. Get it with a Caribbean rosewood fingerboard (and a Pharaoh Gold Firemist over basswood or Old School Tobacco Sunburst over okoume body) or maple fingerboard (matched with a Rally Red over basswood or natural ash body).
Street $1,600 (Pharaoh Gold Firemist and Rally Red); $1,700 (natural ash and Old School Tobacco Sunburst)
NEW COUNTRY SETLIST FAVORITES FOR BASS
Get ready for that 21st-century country gig with Eric Beaulé’s transcriptions of Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long,” Zac Brown Band’s “Chicken Fried,” Luke Bryan’s “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” and “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Drink in My Hand” and “Springsteen” by Eric Church, Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party,” Big & Rich’s “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” “Tennessee Whiskey” by Chris Stapleton, and Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel.” Written in standard notation and tab.
WL-Series WL-20, Wl-20L & Wl-50 Wireless Systems
Boss helps you go wireless with three new models, each with a rechargeable battery in the transmitter that lasts for up to 12 hours of continuous playing. The WL-20 includes a transmitter for your bass, a receiver for your amp, and a tone simulation of a ten-foot cable. The WL-20L is just like the WL-20 but without the cable-tone simulation. The WL-50 is built to work with pedalboards and is powered by a PSA-series adapter or two AA batteries.
Street $180 (WL-20 and WL-20L); $200 (WL-50)
Warp Drive Analog Delay Pedal
This analog delay offers up to 900ms of vintage warmth with ample headroom. The WARP feature gives you delay time modulation that’s directly controlled by your playing. Use expression pedals to control both feedback and delay time.
Resound Reverb Pedal
This feature-packed reverb pedal boasts a whole host of options (eight reverb programs and eight user-programmable presets), visibility (10mm, four-color center LED to indicate bank, and footswitch LEDs to indicate the preset), ease of use (a live mode for quick programming), a variety of controls (for program, mix, level, cascade, and trails, as well as decay controls specific for each program), footswitch/expression pedal options, and stereo outputs (with wet/dry choice for second output).
Quantumloop Looper/Percussion Stompbox
Here’s a new one: The Quantumloop is a looper pedal with five minutes of loop time, unlimited overdubs, controls for dynamic velocity and seamless trigger volume. As well as a percussion stompbox that includes 16 factory samples and four customizable sample slots.
B100C Classic Combo Amp
With a custom-voiced 12" ferrite speaker, tilt-back cabinet design, 4-band EQ, frequency-notch control, blendable overdrive circuit, XLR direct out with level control, ground-lift, and effect loop, Acoustic’s new 1x12 aims to please. Practice hounds will dig the 1/8" aux in and 1/8" headphone out, too.