Fernandes Jeff Walker Triturador (“Grinder”) Signature Bass
The Carcass bassist’s new 34"-scale namesake features a bound mahogany body and set
neck, an ebony fretboard with inlays taken from the band’s 1992 Tools of the Trade EP, and a
lightning-bolt soundhole. The EMG 35DC humbuckers are controlled by Volume, Blend,
and Tone knobs, while a Gain knob and On/Off toggle govern the EBS overdrive circuit.
Palmer had a trio of new
bass effects at Musikmesse.
The Deepressor is a dedicated
bass compressor with
Sustain, Attack, and Level
knobs. The Uebertreiber
goes from clean boost to
overdrive and features
Clean, Gain, Tone, and
Level knobs that let you
also create an articulate
mix of both. The Bazz
bass fuzz has Fuzz, Tone,
and Volume knobs, as well
as a Mid Boost switch to
emphasize the nastiest fuzz
Warwick Steve Bailey Signature 6-String Fretless
Steve Bailey’s list of collaborations is about 10 miles long, and it got that
way because he can do just about anything on a bass. His new signature
Warwick looked very much like an instrument that could keep up, too.
With a snakewood fretboard, asymmetric neck radius, and cool electronic
features like a harmonic enhancer that boosts high-mid content, it’s an
endless well of tone.
AER Amp Three
The newest addition to AER’s Bottom Line series pumps 200 watts
through two 8" speakers. Tone controls include a 3-band EQ, a Bass
Boost function for +10 dB of kick at 55 Hz, a Colour knob that cuts
mids and boosts treble, a Tone Balance control, and Ratio and Threshold
controls for the compression circuit.
Hartke's potent new head kicks out 1000 watts of bridged mono power that can be split into 500 watts of stereo power. It has a tube
preamp, and front-panel controls include Overdrive, Compressor, Gain, Shape, Bass, Mid, and Treble knobs, in addition to a 10-band
graphic EQ and Active, O.D., Mute, Brite, Shape, Deep, EFX, and GEO buttons.