New Gear, September 2011 - BassPlayer.com

New Gear, September 2011

The Go-Go Tuners TT-1 employs a microphone and a piezoelectric pickup, allowing players to use the tuner in a range of different sonic environments, and boasts a 360-degree swivel-mount display.
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Go-Go Tuners TT-1

The Go-Go Tuners TT-1 employs a microphone and a piezoelectric pickup, allowing players to use the tuner in a range of different sonic environments, and boasts a 360-degree swivel-mount display. You go, Go-Go!
Street price $30
Contact gogotuners.net

Roland Tri-Capture & Duo-Capture Audio Interfaces

Compatible on both Windows and Mac OS platforms, the USBpowered Tri-Capture features three kinds of inputs: XLR with phantom power, q" instrument, and stereo AUX input with independent volume control. The computer’s sound output is sent via stereo q" TRS jacks and a headphone jack. The smaller Duo-Capture, designed for use with laptops, features a q" mic/ guitar input and an r" AUX in, and provides output via q" and r" headphone jacks. The Tri-Capture comes bundled with Cakewalk Sonar X1 LE.
Street price Tri-Capture, $130; Duo-Capture, $80
Contact rolandusa.com

Ibanez PIB2 Peter Iwers Signature

Peter Iwers has been throwing down whitehot bass lines with Swedish metal band In Flames since 1999; an updated version of his signature Ibanez bass now allows the rest of us to feel the burn of his favorite bass. The PIB2 features custom Bartolini pickups, a Mono-Rail bridge, a maple body, and a 5-piece maple/walnut neck, and it arrives in Peter’s preferred tuning: Eb, Bb, F, C, Bb.
Street price $1,100
Contact ibanez.com

Avid Scorch App for iPad

Avid’s Sibelius is some of the slickest software around for music notation, and now many of its features are available in Scortch, designed for use on the Apple iPad. Scorch’s in-app store gives users access to more than 150,000 scores available from top music publishers.
Street price $8
Contact avid.com/scorch

Reeves Custom 400

We were all giddy about the rich, buttery flavor of the Reeves Custom 225 we reviewed in November 2008, and now there’s something meatier to sink our teeth into: The 400- watt Custom 400. Like its baby bro, the Custom 400 is made in the U.S.A. and features KT-88 power tubes.
Retail price $3,300
Contact reevesamps.com

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