New Gear from NAMM 2010 - BassPlayer.com

New Gear from NAMM 2010

THE VIBE OF THIS YEAR’S NAMM SHOW WAS UPBEAT, PERHAPS INFLUENCED BY THE ECONOMIC improvements of the past year. Manufacturers, retailers, and artists were excited by the variety of new products, and getting to check them out in person was an absolute delight. What follows is in no way a comprehensive list of new items from NAMM, but rather a small selection from the many products that caught our eye. Please note: A few manufacturers big NAMM releases were covered in our April issue, and we’ll continue to cover new releases in future issues. Check out the manufacturers’ websites for more details on products that grab your attention, and for our photos, videos, and blogs from the show floor, go to the Community page at bassplayer.com.
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The vibe of this year's NAMM Show was upbeat, perhaps influenced by the economic improvements of the past year. Manufacturers, retailers, and artists were excited by the variety of new products, and getting to check them out in person was an absolute delight. What follows is in no way a comprehensive list of new items from NAMM, but rather a small selection from the many products that caught our eye. Please note: A few manufacturers big NAMM releases were covered in our April issue, and we’ll continue to cover new releases in future issues. Check out the manufacturers’ websites for more details on products that grab your attention, and for our photos, videos, and blogs from the show floor, go to the Community page at bassplayer.com. —Rod Taylor

BASSES

Fodera

Fodera NYC Empire Bass 4
Price $2,599
www.fodera.com

Alleva-Coppolo Yo-Shotee Shorts-cale Bass
Price N/A
www.allevacoppolo.com

AlevaoppoloYoShoti

Spector Coda
Price $2,399
www.spector.com

SpectorCodaStuartSpector

Norstrand Nordy VP5
Price $2,600
www.nordstandguitars.com

NordyVP5

Veillette Acoustic Bass
Price $3,740
www.veilletteguitars.com

veillette

AMPS

Valkyrie
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Baer Amplification Valkerie
Price N/A
www.baeramplification.com

Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0
Price $879
www.genzbenz.com

GenzBenz9.0

Hartke LH1000 & HyDrive 112
Price $499, $349
www.hartke.com

Hartkepic

Eden EGRW264 Gig Rig
Price $974
www.eden-electronics.com

pr_egrw264

Michael Pope Design MPP-1 Bass
Preamplifier
Price $1,499
www.michaelpopedesign.com

MichaelPope2

Mark Bass Alain Caron Signature
Model Stereo Preamp and
Powered Cabinet
Price N/A
www.markbass.it

MarkBassAlainCaron

EFFECTS & ACCESSORIES

MXR Bass Envelope Filter
Price $149
www.jimdunlop.com

DunlopEnvelopeFilte

Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner
Price $99
www.bossus.com

BossTU3

DigiTech JamMan Stereo Looper/Phraser
Price $299
www.digitech.com

JamManStereo

Tech 21 SansAmp VT Bass Deluxe
Price $269
www.tech21nyc.com

SansAmp

G Lab Tidy Chorus Foot Controller
Price $339
www.glab.com.pl

TidyChorus-Pedal

EFFECTS & ACCESSORIES

Aguilar AGGRO Overdrive
Price $179
www.aguilaramp.com

AguilarAGRO

Aguilar Filter Twin Envelope Filter
Price $199
www.aguilaramp.com

AguilarFilterTwin

Aguilar AG-4 J Pickups
Price $159
www.aguilaramp.com

AguilarAG-4-J

iGig Tweed G515
Price $179
www.flyigig.com

iGigTweedG515

Line 6 Relay G30
Price $299
www.line6.com

Line6RelayG30

Music 3.0: A Survival Guide for Making
Music in the Internet Age
Price $13.59
www.halleonard.com

Hal-Leonard

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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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New Gear January 2010

Gig-fx SubWah With four operating modes optimized for bass—CLASSIC, SUB, TRIG, and AUTO—Gig-fx’s new SubWah has put a funky spin on a classic pedal, folding wah, envelope filter, and autowah effects into a single, all-analog package. Price $225 Contact gig-fx.com

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New Gear July 2010

Tight Drive Bass Distortion Pedal As a result of feedback from Greg Weeks of the Red Chord at the 2010 NAMM show, Amptweaker now offers a bass version of their popular guitar distortion unit. As its name implies, the Tight