New Gear, August 2011

Here’s the long and the short of it: The 34”-scale Les Paul Standard Bass Oversized (at right) has a chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck, and carved maple top, while the 30w”-scale LP Junior DC Bass (at left) has a mahogany body and neck, and is available in Gibson’s famed Pelham Blue finish.
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Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass Oversized & LP Junior DC Bass

Here’s the long and the short of it: The 34”-scale Les Paul Standard Bass Oversized (at right) has a chambered mahogany body, mahogany neck, and carved maple top, while the 30w”-scale LP Junior DC Bass (at left) has a mahogany body and neck, and is available in Gibson’s famed Pelham Blue finish.

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Street price $1,850 (Les Paul Standard Bass Oversized), $1,230 (LP Junior DC Bass
Contact gibson.com


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David Nordschow Amplification DNS Cabinets

Thirty-five years since launching Eden Electronics, speaker superman David Nordschow has branched out with a new line of cabinets. DNA’s DNS series of cabs come in 1x10, 1x12, 1x15, 2x10, and 4x10 configurations.

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Street price $600–$1,050
Contact dnaamps.com

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EBS Titanium Nickel & Stainless Steel Strings

EBS has re-vamped its Titanium Nickel strings and released an entirely new Stainless Steel series that features a hexagonal steel core. Both sets are available in a variety of gauges for 4-, 5- and 6-string basses.

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Street price N/A
Contact ebssweeden.com

Boss Micro BR BR-80

The new Micro BR BR-80 multi-track recorder features three modes of operation: a Multi-Track Record mode, an eBand mode for play-along phrase training, and a Live Rec mode for capturing audio via its q” input jack or stereo condenser mic. The BR-80 also functions as a USB audio interface with built-in effects.

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Street price $300
Contact bossus.com

Traveler Guitars TB-4P

The new TB-4P Bass from Traveler Guitars is a 32"-scale bass that measures a mere 35.25" from head to tail and weighs just 6.5 pounds. The TB-4P features a built-in headphone amp and r" auxiliary input jack, and is available in black and sunburst finishes.

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Street price $520
Contact travelerguitar.com



Meisel MPT-70 Pocketuner

Is that a tuner in your pocket? It will be if you hook your keychain up with Meisel’s new MPT- 70 Pocketuner, which has a built in mic and a large display that changes from blue to green when you get in tune.

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Street price $30
Contact meiselaccessories.com

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