Chicago’s other 3-day festival hosts an eclectic group of artists that span all of pop music.


No Doubt’s Tony Kanal

Longtime bassist Tony Kanal has relied on Yamaha basses since the ’90s. He’s seen here playing a neck-through BB3000. Here’s what he’s said about the transition from a BB1600 to the 3000: “I wasn't slapping much anymore, and the beefier, more even sound of that bass made more sense for our music.”

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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The all-new HT series offers "heat treated" pickup technology along with the Cutlas HT, StringRay HT, and Sabre HT guitars.

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Presets extend the flexibility of an already expansive and easy-to-use reverb.

Intuitive. Great range in all controls. Well-built.

Some digital artifacts at long decay times.


Walrus Audio Slötvå


Walrus Audio is a prolific builder, but, as the five reverb pedals in their lineup suggest, they have a real affinity for manipulating time and space. The beauty of the Slötvå reverb (which is derived from the company’s very similar Spin FV-1 chip-based Slö reverb) is how satisfying and simple it makes dramatic shifts between time/space textures.

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