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Their limited edition 50th anniversary Jazz Bass is a distinctive instrument in that it boasts design touches from several periods in Jazz Bass history, including '60s-era lacquer finish, headstock logo, chrome bridge and pickup covers; '70s-era thumb rest and bridge pickup positioning; and modern-era high-mass bridge and graphite neck support rods. It features an alder body, graphite maple neck with C-shape and rosewood fingerboard.
The Artemus is a 30W (switchable down to 15W) combo that features a control panel with Volume, Edge (toggle switch, bright and upper mid-boost), Bass, Mid (toggle switch between '60s American mid voice to a British AC voice), Treble and 30W/15W switch. Its loaded with EL84, 5AR4/GZ34 rectifier tube and 12AX7 (emulates a EF86thickness and gain) preamp tubes. Available in a 1x12, 2x12, 1x15 and head configurations.
Tech 21 Adds Leeds, Oxford and US Steel to Character Series, Debuts the VT Bass Deluxe and Red Ripper
The Richmond Belmont now comes with 3 Seymour Duncan pickups a '59 (bridge) and two lipstick singlecoils, licensed Bigsby trem and a new white body color. The Richmond Dorchester now comes in vintage cream with black binding and natural wood finishes and licensed Bigsby trems.
The Redline Custom Original Art Series are new graphic finishes within the Redline III framework with Floyd Rose trems and EMG 81 & 85 pickups. The graphic art finishes are designed by Montreal artist Giulio Pampena and the four model names are the Redline III Roadkill HG, Redline III Cherry-Bomb HG, Redline III Carnage SG and the Redline III Celtic-Tatt HG.
The Godin Session has two Godin singlecoils and a Godin humbucker with push-pull coil-taps and features a Canadian Laurentian basswood body and rock maple neck.
The Godin Shifter bass features three soapbar pickups with a Canadian Laurentian basswood body and rock maple neck and either a maple or rosewood fingerboard. Also, it has a double-functioning bridge for modern or vintage tones.
The Alumicaster is Jim Normandy's take on tele-style guitars. Its a hollowbody guitar made of aluminum. There are aluminum blocks under the bridge and where the neck bolts onto the body. The pickkups on this model are a Seymour Duncan Classic Classic (bridge) and '59 (neck), but pickups, pickguards and fretboards can change per player's request.
The Reeves Gabrels Reverend features a maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, flame maple top on a solid korina body with cream binding. Other appointments include a Reverend humbucker (bridge and DiMarzio Fast Track single-coil (neck) pickups, Tune O Matic stop-tail bridge and the bass contour that is described by Reverend's Joe Naylor as the guitar's "special weapon."
In this segment, we get introduced to a bunch of their newest effects pedals, including the Leeds, Oxford, U.S. Steel, Red Ripper bass distortion and VT Bass.
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).
The Vocalist Live 3 includes 3-part harmony capability with intelligent, musically correct harmonies using musIQ technology that follows your chord progression no matter what you play. The character of the harmony voices can be altered to either that of male or female backup vocalists. In addition, it features pitch correction, vocal pre-effects: warmth (tube preamp), compressor, 2-band EQ, low cut and noise gate, reverb (with three different room sizes), delay (five settings) and the ability to mix guitar and vocal sounds on the fly.
The Randy Rhoads Tribute Guitar will only have 60 exact replica units (30 available in the US). Nick and a handful of others went over to the UK and spec'd out Randy's original Jackson (the first one ever) and brought all the info, pictures and details back to the US and built a dead-on replica ... down to the black duct tape on the back that Rhoads used so he and his Ozzy Osbourne bandmates could be on stage undetected prior to commencing the set.