New Gear October 2009

October 1, 2009

ARMOR GOLD CABLES

Pedal Patch Cables

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WHAT Pedal patch cables.
WHY Premium handmade cables. SPECS G & H plugs. Doublelayer heat shrink. Medium-low capacitance wire. Available in 6.5" and 12" for connecting individual pedals and 24", 32", and 40" for connecting the bottom row of pedals to the top row of pedals.
PRICE $11-$18 direct
WEB armorgoldcables.com

EASTWOOD GUITARS

Airline RSII

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Roy Smeck tribute guitar.
SPECS Flamed maple top. Maple back and sides. Bound, one-piece, straight-grained Canadian maple set neck. Rosewood fretboard. Two Airline Vintage Argyle Diamond pickups. Tune-omatic bridge.
PRICE $899 retail
WEB myrareguitars.com

FISHMAN

Aura Spectrum DI

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WHAT D.I.
WHY Restores a studiomiked sound to your undersaddle or soundhole pickup.
SPECS 3-band EQ. One-knob compressor. Automatic feedback suppression with up to three notches. Chromatic tuner. Effects loop. Balanced XLR D.I. out. 128 pre-loaded images for use with the most popular acoustic instruments.
PRICE $509 retail
WEB fishman.com

DBZ Guitars

Bird of Prey

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY For metal players.
SPECS Mahogany body. Optional flame maple top. 24-fret set maple neck with ebony fretboard. EMG 81/85 humbuckers, Sperzel tuners. Locking Floyd Rose tremolo system.
PRICE $4,887 retail
WEB dbzguitars.com

HANSON GUITARS

Cigno

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Retro shape recalls the Italian side of the late- ’50s/early-’60s guitar revolution.
SPECS Bound mahogany body. Bound mahogany set neck with rosewood fretboard. Three Hanson P90 pickups. TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge. Bigsby “horse shoe” top mounted vibrato tailpiece.
PRICE $899 retail
WEB hansonguitars.com

LICK LIBRARY

Learn to Play Pink Floyd

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WHAT Instructional DVD.
WHY Learn five classic Pink Floyd tracks with three hours of detailed lessons.
SPECS Includes “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Money,” “Wish You Were Here,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Another Brick in the Wall.”
PRICE $41 direct
WEB licklibrary.com

ON-STAGE STANDS

TM01 Microphone Table/Stand Clamp

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WHAT Microphone table/stand clamp.
WHY Allows microphones to be mounted horizontally or vertically, on round, cornered, or flat surfaces. Great for miking an acoustic guitar while singing.
SPECS Die-cast aluminum C-clamp structure and a threaded T-shaft make for easy attachment to virtually any solid surface up to 2a" (53mm) wide.
PRICE $26 retail
WEB onstagestands.com

TUNE TECH

TT-101

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WHAT Vibration tuner.
WHY Allows easy tuning in a noisy environment.
SPECS Backlit LED screen changes colors if the note is sharp or flat.
PRICE $24 retail
WEB shsint.net

TOTALLYWYCKED AUDIO

LD-01 Little Dipper

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WHAT Envelope-controlled filter.
WHY Allows the user to emulate talk boxes, auto-wahs, filters, and phase shifters, and create strikingly vocal wah sounds.
SPECS Builtin fuzz circuit emphasizes harmonics for a more dramatic effect, while dry blend and noise-gate trim pots offer a full-frequency response with ultra-low-noise operation.
PRICE $300 retail
WEB godlyke.com

PARKER GUITARS

DF824VR

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY From Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid.
SPECS Poplar body and top. Poplar Parker Finger Joint set neck with carbon composite fretboard. EMG SAX neck and middle pickup and an EMG 81X bridge pickup. Floyd Rose original bridge. Grover tuners.
PRICE $7,999 retail
WEB parkerguitars.com

VISUAL SOUND

Vans Warped Distortion

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WHAT Distortion pedal.
WHY For Warped Tour-inspired guitarists.
SPECS Grind, Edge, and Loud knobs.
PRICE $99 street
WEB visualsound.net

MONO CASES

M80 Dual Case

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WHAT Guitar case.
WHY Allows for two guitars to be transported with the same protection technology offered by the M80 single case.
SPECS 118 ounces.
PRICE $289 retail
WEB monocase.com
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