New Gear : December 2010 - BassPlayer.com

New Gear : December 2010

Designed for a warm tone and a smooth feel on either fretted or fretless basses, D’Addario Tapewound strings feature a polished black nylon wrap.
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D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Strings

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Designed for a warm tone and a smooth feel on either fretted or fretless basses, D’Addario Tapewound strings feature a polished black nylon wrap.
Price $62
Contact www.daddario.com

E.W.S. Bass Mid Control

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Designed for use with basses that are either passive or have just two bands of onboard EQ, the active Bass Mid Control offers 12dB of boost and cut between 120 Hz–3 kHz. The truebypass pedal is powered by either a 9V battery or an 18V power adapter for greater headroom.
Price $160
Contact www.ews-us.com

Fender Roger Waters Precision Bass

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Fender’s latest signature bass duplicates the circa-1970 black P-Bass Roger Waters has slung since the his days with Pink Floyd. The bass features a Seymour Duncan Basslines SPB-3 Quarter Pound pickup, black knurled knobs and pickguard, a brass nut, and a 20-fret maple fingerboard.
Price $1,199
Contact www.fender.com

TC Electronic BH500 & BC Cabinets

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A fresh take on TC Electronic’s RH450 head, the 500-watt, 29-pound BH500 features an onboard tuner, plus Spectra- Comp and TubeTone circuits designed to emulate the warmth of tube amps. TC’s new tolex-covered BC cabinets come in 4x10 ($699), 2x12 ($570, pictured), and 2x10 ($499) configurations.
Price $699
Contact www.tcelectronic.com

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A/DA Flanger Reissue

Using Panasonic BBD chips—just like the original—A/DA’s Reissue Flanger is a faithful reproduction of the original flangers built in California in the late ’70s.
Price $259
Contact www.adaamps.com

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