Bass Liner Preamp/EQ
Besides a 5-band EQ with ±18dB at 50Hz, 160Hz, 630Hz, 2.5kHz, and 12kHz, HAO’s Bass Liner preamp—co-designed by Phil Jones of Phil Jones Bass—offers true-bypass switching, a secondary direct output jack, and a mute switch. The compact unit runs on either a 9-volt battery or an AC adaptor, though optional 18-volt operation improves dynamic range and headroom.
2x10H Bass Cabinet
The renowned Canadian bass company headed by George Furlanetto introduces its ﬁrst bass cabinet, a 46-pound, 4Ω 2x10 that handles 400 watts RMS and comes with a tweeter, a two-way crossover, Speakon and q" connectors, hinging steel/plastic “kick-back” handles, black “Ozite” carpet ﬁnish, and an 18-gauge steel grille. Frequency response is 40Hz to 25kHz.
Vintage Modiﬁed Telecaster Basses
These remixes of Fender’s Telecaster Bass come in two 32"-scale ﬂavors: The Vintage Modiﬁed Telecaster Bass has a Duncan Designed PB-102 SCPB single-coil pickup and three-way switching among special tone circuits, while the Vintage Modiﬁed Telecaster Bass Special has a large chrome-covered Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking neck pickup, Duncan Designed JB-102B single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup, and 3-way blade switching. Both models are available in black and vintage blonde ﬁnishes.
Toby Deluxe-V Bass
Epiphone looks back to yesteryear with the Toby Deluxe-V, a 5-string version of the bass originally designed by Michael Tobias. The Deluxe-V’s radiata body, hard rock maple neck, and rose- wood ﬁngerboard are matched with master volume, pickup blend, and master EQ controls, plus an active Tonexpressor Bass Enhancement Control, which both boosts and cuts bass and treble frequencies simultaneously to add precise bottom end. The Deluxe-V is available in ebony, translucent red, and vintage sunburst ﬁnishes.
If you’ve been looking for a way to keep track of your pedal settings, try Stagetrix’s Setting Saver, a marker you can use to apply bright ﬂ uorescent green ink to your gear. The ink lights up under black light, but removing it without leaving a residue is as easy as wiping it off with your ﬁnger.
Ibanez adds another active 6-string to its SR series with the 34"-scale, 24-fret SR256PW, which boasts a mahogany body, a bolt-on three-piece maple neck, and a rosewood ﬁngerboard. The SR256PW’s pickups are a pair of the company’s punchy CAP EXF-N2 pickups, and the EQB-IIID preamp gives you control over volume, balance, bass, mid, and treble.