New Gear from Boulder Creek, Genzler, Paul Vo, and More

Tone travelers, your head has arrived: The dual-channel, 6.25-pound Magellan 800 boasts mute and pad switches with separate volume controls for each channel, an impedance selector, headphones output, effect loop, and an XLR DI with ground lift, pre/post EQ, and mic/line-level switches.
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GENZLER AMPLIFICATION
Magellan 800 Bass Amp

Tone travelers, your head has arrived: The dual-channel, 6.25-pound Magellan 800 boasts mute and pad switches with separate volume controls for each channel, an impedance selector, headphones output, effect loop, and an XLR DI with ground lift, pre/post EQ, and mic/line-level switches. Besides the 3-band EQ, there’s variable contour circuitry with Curve A (classic to modern tones) and Curve B (old school with a low-mid bump and tapered top end).

Street $760
Contact genzleramplification.com

DELSONIX
SD28 Clip-on Speaker

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This 12”, 2.40-ounce “pickup post,” made from douglas fir and a polyester-film resonator, amplifies your bass acoustically. It assembles in minutes, clips to your headstock, and rolls into a 1” tube for storage in a provided paper container.

Street $34
Contact delsonix.ca

D&A
Hydra Triple Guitar Stand

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Show off three basses at once with the six-legged Hydra, which can withstand over 30 degrees of tilt without toppling. All contact points use TPE plastic that won’t affect your instruments’ finishes, and when it’s time to pack up, the Hydra folds down to half its size.

Direct $150
Contact heydna.com

A-DESIGNS
REDDI V2 Dual Mono Tube Direct Box

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A-Designs’ new rack-mounted version of its tube DI features all the same qualities that made its little brother such a hit—including a hefty Cinemag custom output transformer and a 20Hz–60kHz frequency range—while boasting two front-panel Neutrik XLR and q" combo input jacks, two balanced XLR outputs, and two q" thru-puts.

Street $1,200
Contact adesignsaudio.com

PANDAMIDI
Future Impact I Bass Guitar Synth

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Good news for fans of Akai’s ultra-desirable, out-of-production Deep Impact synth bass pedal: pandaMidi’s Future Impact I does everything the Deep Impact did—but better, faster, and with more options, including 99 program slots (fully programmable with a desktop PC editor) and four multi-waveform oscillators, each with sawtooth, triangle, and square wave signals.

Street $435
Contact pandamidi.com

BOULDER CREEK
Solitaire Travel Bass

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This 21"-scale 4-string, built with a spruce top and mahogany back and sides and strung with Aquila Thunder Guts, fits in the airline overhead bin and plays well, too: It takes up only 32.5", rocks a preamp and tuner, and features a Dual Port System so you can actually hear what you’re playing when you’re not plugged in.

Street $360
Contact bouldercreekguitars.com

PAUL VO
Wond

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Described as a “hand-held stylus, exciter, and sustainer,” the Wond works with your bass pickups to give you full control of a variety of note attacks and timbres.

Street $200
Contact paulvo.com

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