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New Products from Ibanez, Beetronics, Aviom and more
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IBANEZ
Artwood AVNB1E & AVNB1FE ABGs

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Ibanez’s new parlor-size acoustic bass guitars, a fretted 4 with an ovangkol fingerboard and a fretless with a cultured maple fingerboard, feature solid sitka-spruce tops with mahogany bodies and necks, 1/4" and balanced XLR outputs, and Fishman Sonicore pickups with Ibanez AEQ-SP2 preamps.

Street $500
Contact ibanez.com

BEETRONICS
FX Royal Jelly Overdrive & Fuzz Blender Pedal

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Why choose between overdrive and fuzz when you can blend them together? The Beetronics gets extra points for its overdrive circuit gain, BUZZ switch that adds high end to the fuzz circuit, and 2-band EQ.

Street $290
Contact beetronicsfx.com

AVIOM
Boom-1 Tactile Transducer Processor

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Missing that full-bodied thump when you use in-ears onstage or headphones in the studio? The Boom-1 adds a well-processed low-frequency tactile transducer to a keyboard seat, performance platform, or stage floor so that you get the low end you need.

Street $600
Contact aviom.com

MATTOVERSE ELECTRONICS
Inflection Point Modulation Pedal

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Featuring eight waveforms, onboard tap tempo, clock/sync input, resonant ambience (SPACE) control, true bypass, dry/wet BLEND, OUTPUT level controls, and a toggle to choose between TREMOLO or VIBRATO mode, the Inflection Point aims to be a modulation powerhouse.

Street $200
Contact mattoverse.com

CHOWNY BASS
Bass-mosphere Chorus/Reverb Pedal

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The Bass-mosphere combines chorus and reverb into one truebypass, pedalboard-friendly unit that keeps it simple: chorus RATE and DEPTH, REVERB volume, and a LEVEL control for your wet signal.

Street $80
Contact chownybass.com

LET’S GO!
Benjamin Orr and the Cars

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Veteran music journalist Joe Milliken celebrates the life of Benjamin Orr, the man behind classic Cars bass lines such as “Just What I Needed,” “Let’s Go,” “My Best Friend’s Girl,” “Moving in Stereo,” and “Touch and Go.” The biography features over 120 family members, friends, bandmates, and music associates from Orr’s life, as well as many unpublished and never-before-seen photos from private collections. Available in November.

Street $34
Contact amazon.com

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