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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.

$229

Walrus Audio Slötvå
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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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