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NAMM 2011 - Editor's Picks, Day 3

NAMM 2011 - Editor's Picks, Day 3

Charles Saufley - Gear Editor

Eventide Space Reverb
Eventide’s effects are always stage-tough and brimming with a thousand sound-crafting capabilities. The new Space Reverb is more of the same. If you need traditional spring-reverb tones, the Space will deliver with extended capabilities like emulated variable-spring tension. But it also has great ambient reverb voices like the Eventide 3000 that the Edge made famous, and the hyper-cosmic Blackhole setting, which is tailor-made for dreamy interstellar excursions. It also has a very cool vibrato effect and compression, to further tweak and shape the ’verb tones.

Burns BL-1800 WH Shadow Bass
The Shadows, which were headed up by Brit-guitar legend Hank Marvin, were England’s answer to the Ventures.  And almost as a parallel to the Ventures’ famed endorsement deal with Mosrite, Hank and the boys signed on with Burns for a set of far-out axes.  Saga’s reissue plays sweetly and is down-to-the-letter accurate.  The alder body, Burns Res-o-Tube aluminum bridge, and Van Gent-type tuning machines somehow add up to a bass that weighs a ton. But it’s as smooth, distinctive, and cool looking as they come.

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