Daring Audio Edge Activator HD
Stompbox upstart Daring Audio has updated its buzz-worthy harmonic exciter with the Edge Activator HD, which boasts new midrange and brightness toggle switches, and expanded RANGE, GAIN, and BLEND controls.
Gruv Gear DuoStrap Signature
Looking to be healthy, wealthy, and wise? Damian Erskine’s ergo-friendly signature strap from Gruv Gear is designed to help with the former, and his instructional columns in BP and elsewhere address the latter. (As for wealth, well, you’re on your own.) The padded leather DuoStrap is 3.5" wide and adjustable from 33" to 44" in length.
Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Bass
Traveler Guitar’s new Ultra-Light Bass measures just shy of 34" in total length and weighs a paltry 3.4 lbs, but packs a punch courtesy of its maple body and neck, ebonized rosewood fingerboard, and Shadow piezo pickup.
Whirlwind Bass Ten & OC Bass
Whirlwind’s new Bass Ten EQ pedal features the company’s constant Q design, which ensures a band’s frequency width remains the same at all settings. The OC Bass Optical Compressor is both a compressor and a limiter with three programmable attack speeds.
Street Bass Ten, $200; OC Bass, $N/A
Aguilar AG 4P-60 Pickup
Aguilar’s latest pickup, modeled after the split-c in company president Dave Boonshoft’s own ’64 Fender Precision Bass, seeks to deliver the midrange snarl and solid fundamental ’60s-era P-Basses are famous for.
Cort Curbow Series
Cort has introduced four new basses in its Curbow Series of basses, originally developed with luthier Greg Curbow. The Curbow 41, Curbow 42, Curbow 51, and Curbow 52 (shown) feature maple bodies and necks, rosewood fingerboards, and Bartolini electronics. Curbow Series basses are available in black and brown burst.