The new Markbass Alain
Caron signature combo
features a bi-amped design
that sends 100 watts to its
compression tweeter and 500 watts to a 12" driver.
The tones are thumping
and articulate, and the
removable top hatch makes
it a cinch to access rear-panel
Satellite Amps revived the White Higher
Fidelity brand with the new Model 80. Based on the early combo made for Forrest
White by Leo Fender, the Model 80 features a 6V6 tube for 4 watts of power, a
12AX7 preamp tube, and either a 5Y3 or a 5AR4 rectifier, as well as an 8" alnico-magnet
Jensen Special Design or a Voice of Rock speaker.
Sandberg Guitars—a German brand with
a proud 25-year heritage—announced its
entry into the American market at the show.
The Umbo bass (left) includes Häussel pickups,
a 3-position Tone switch, and Volume,
Balance, and Tone knobs, while the 5-string
Custom Thinline has a mahogany-and-walnut
hollowbody with a flamed-maple top,
as well as a Delano Xtender pickup and a
Sandberg 3-band EQ.