New Gear August 2010

TC Electronic PolyTune iPhone App On the heels of its recently released PolyTune pedal tuner (look for a review soon), TC is announcing an iPhone App that duplicates many of the pedal’s functions, including the ability to tune multiply strummed
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TC Electronic PolyTune iPhone App

On the heels of its recently released PolyTune pedal tuner (look for a review soon), TC is announcing an iPhone App that duplicates many of the pedal’s functions, including the ability to tune multiply-strummed string simultaneously.

Price $9.99
Contact www.tcelectronic.com

Pro Tone Blasko Bass Overdrive

With a Baxandall tone stack reminiscent of those found in Ampeg SVTs, this durable stompbox—built deep in the heart of Texas—can cop any sound Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko is summoned to deliver. From vintage overdrive to modern-metal mayhem, this little box of brutality does it all.

Price $249
Contact www.protonepedals.com

Warmoth Slim Taper Contour Necks

Warmoth has long been a trusted supplier of replacement necks for Fender-style instruments. With the addition of a slim and tapered contour to its inventory, fans of a more svelte profile now have a good replacement option.

Price Varies
Contact www.warmoth.com

Aguilar Amplification AGRO Bass Overdrive

Based on the SATURATION channel of its celebrated AG 500 bass head, Aguilar’s AGRO overdrive pedal features a unique contour control—a broad spectrum mid scoop—and a presence knob that allows you to dial in your desired amount of attack.

Price $179
Contact www.aguilaramp.com

FEA Labs Opti-FET Compressor

FEA Labs’ Opti-FET Compressor offers studio-quality compression in stompbox form. The “class A” FET circuit—beloved to audiophiles for their tube-like sonic character—lies at the heart of this pedal, which offers unparalleled control in a stompbox compressor.

Price $245
Contact www.fealabs.com

Heads Up Strap

Like it or not, some basses refuse to stay balanced on a strap. The Heads Up strap has a pocket at the body end containing three lead weights to counterbalance neck dive. The weights are removable to achieve optimum balance.

Price $49.99
Contact www.headsupstrap.com

Zoom H1

The latest in a now-impressive line of digital audio recorders from Zoom is the unbelievably tiny H1, weighing in at a scant 2 ounces. Despite its small size it sports stereo mics in an X/Y configuration and support for a wide variety of recording formats.

Price $99
Contact www.samsontech.com

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