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With two distinct overdrive modes, versatile tone-shaping, and the ever-popular 'More' switch, the Ice 9 delivers a wide range of inspiring tones, yet remains remarkably easy to use. The Ice 9's controls are Gain, Tone, Bass Volume and it features the aforementioned More switch. In addition, it has another switch that goes between Vintage and Modern voicings. The Vintage mode employs a special op amp and premium diodes to offer overdrive effects that are sweetly warm and classic, with just the right amount of sparkle and sustain. In contrast, the Modern voice utilizes a Germanium diode to kick up a cutting-edge overdrive that is altogether new and aggressive.
Here, we get to see new Ritter basses, including the Roya 5-string, the Raptor, the Jupiter 6-string (Grateful Dead Phil Lesh's signature instrument) and the new brand new Cora. In addition, we get our first glimpse at Ritter's first guitar -- the Princess Isabella. This guitar is a jazz guitar with a very lightweight swamp ash body, Switenia mahogany neck, bavarian maple fingerboard and it has a Haeussel Custom Fat-Jazz pickup.
It is a standard isolation cabinet, but with some updated technology -- it has a remote control mic holder that moves the mic from the speaker cone to the outter ridge of the speaker without opening or messing around inside the cabinet. All movements of the microphone are controlled by a joystrick-box. The iso-cab can feature any microphone, microphone holder/clip or speaker combination a guitarist prefers. Its out-going connectors are either XLR or multicore.
Line 6 will be offering free upgrades for Spider Valve IV, Spider Valve MkII, POD X3, POD X3 Live and POD X3 Pro. In addition, we hear about their new Relay Digital Guitar Wireless Systems (G30, G50 and G90).