New Gear from Cort, Quilter, and IK Multimedia

iRIG HD 2 Guitar Interface
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HD 2 Guitar Interface

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This 24-bit/96kHz digital interface features a ¼" instrument input with an input gain control, headphone out with level control, plus a ¼" output jack for amps and PA systems. A thru/FX switch lets you send processed or unprocessed direct signal to the ¼" output jack for live performance. Best of all, iRig HD 2 comes with a free download of the full version of AmpliTube 4 for both iOS and Mac/PC.

Street $100

Bass Block 800

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This 3.75-pound head offers power options (225 watts at 16Ω, 450 watts at 8Ω, and 800 watts at 4Ω), everyday necessities (passive/active input, mute, ⅛" headphone jack, dual ¼" outputs, Speakon jack), and a pilot light that winks if the amp is driven into thermal limiting. It also features unusual tone controls: DEPTH (“100Hz Hi-Q bass control”) and CONTOUR (“low-mid scoop, flat, treble cut”), as well as a master control that adjusts peak power from 0 to 800 watts.

Street $600

AB850F Acoustic Bass Guitar

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Available in natural or black finish, the 34"-scale AB850F boasts a jumbo body, spruce top and mahogany back and sides, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays, rosewood bridge, Fishman ISYS + EQ with 2-band equalizer, LED tuner, phase control, and a Sonicore pickup.

Street $450


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New Gear from Fodera, Cort, and Fender

This 34"-scale, 24-fret Fodera neck-through, outfitted with a Pope 3-band custom preamp and Seymour Duncan dual-coils, stands out from the crowd with a hand-cut mother-of-pearl inlay of a kestrel on a one-piece Brazilian rosewood top.

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New Gear from Hartke, Sadowsky, Schecter, and More!

This Korean-built, carbon grey bolt-on hits all the standard targets—alder body, rosewood board, 21 extra-jumbo frets—while throwing a couple cool features into the mix, including a MonsterTone J pickup in the back, a MonsterTone P in the front, black hardware, a thin C-shape maple/walnut neck, and crème one-ply binding.

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New Gear from Cort, GHS, Electro-Harmonix, and Korg

Cort’s new GB74JJ has everything you’d ask from a 21-fret, 34"-scale 4-string: two VTB-ST pickups, swamp-ash body, two bands of tone control, master volume and pickup blend controls, active/passive push-pull pot, zinc Omega bridge, maple neck and fingerboard, and Hipshot Ultralite tuners. Get it in amber or aqua blue.

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New Gear from G&L, Mesa Boogie, and Spector

Spector’s first acoustic bass, the Timbre (“Timbur”), aims for the perfect balance of strength and responsiveness with a solid sitka spruce top, a three-piece mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard, mahogany back and sides, and a Fishman Presys onboard preamp.