New Gear from Genzler, Mooer, PRS, and More

By GP Staff ,

GENZLER AMPLIFICATION
ACOUSTIC ARRAY PRO
$999 street

Genzler’s first acoustic-instrument amp offers two channels (both with mic and instrument inputs), a 150-watt/300-watt class D power amplifier, digital effects, and active EQ with parametric midrange control. In addition, this lightweight, 27-lb combo amp features a 10” woofer in a ported chamber, as well as a line array with four custom-designed 2.5” neodymium cone-drivers. genzleramplification.com

MOOER
TENDER OCTAVER MKII
$99 street

This miniature polyphonic octave pedal has been reissued with three brand new algorithms: Fat (a huge lower octave), Tight (a focused low octave with a sharp upper-octave bite), and Swell (automatic swelling of the harmony voices). Also included are Sub, Upper, and Dry controls and true-bypass switching. mooeraudio.com

DWARFCRAFT DEVICES
THE GRAZER
$225 retail

If you’re searching for strange, and your quest is falling a tad short of Sigur Rós or even Radiohead, this pedal may inspire new vistas of awesome bizarreness. The Grazer is defined as a granular repeater and glitch machine—which means it constantly takes tiny samples from the audio input and messes them up to create horror-film noises, industrial clatter, ambient buzziness, and more. Be brave. dwarfcraft.com

ZVEX
TB-1 TEA BALL MICROPHONE
$249 direct

Sometimes, ingenious solutions to frustrating problems are derived from the most common elements—in this case, an actual tea ball used to boil a “cuppa” from loose tea leaves. The problem? Signal bleed. The solution? The TB-1 rejects sound from sources further than an inch away from the mic grille. What does this mean? Well, you can track vocals live in the studio with minimal concern that drums, bass, and guitar will leak into the mic and compromise a great performance. In fact, close-mic any source sound you want without fear of bleed, feedback, or aggressive room reverberations. Brilliant!

zvex.com

PRS
S2 VR VELA LIMITED EDITION
$2,249 street

Working with the PRS design team, Living Colour’s Vernon Reid took the conventional Vela and put his mark on it—making the S2 VR Vela, in his words, “prepared to go all different kinds of places.” This limited-edition model features two HFS pickups, a Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo, and a V-shaped neck. Get out there and explore! prsguitars.com

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