New gear from Pigtronix, Seymour Duncan, Solar Guitars, TC Electronic, and Yamaha

A look at some of the gear market's most attention-grabbing new products.
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Pigtronix
Mothership 2
$249 street

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The Pigtronix Mothership 2 is a velocity sensitive, pitch-tracking, three-voice analog synthesizer with oscillator hard-sync and pitch modulation via por-tamento and CV/expression control. Housed in a compact aluminum chassis, this pedal delivers a user-friendly guitar synth with real-time pitch and amplitude tracking, switchable preset tunings, and modulation effects.
pigtronix.com

Seymour Duncan
La Super Rica Fuzz
$179 street

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Based on a classic silicon-based fuzz circuit, the La Super Rica offers Mid-Frequency controls between 548Hz to 2.2kHz, and a 3-position low-end toggle. Volume and Fuzz controls handle the rest of the tone shaping.
seymourduncan.com

Solar Guitars
$599-$1200 street

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Metal guitarist Ola Englund launched his brand to focus on the needs of the rock/metal players—especially beginners. Depending on the model (Solar Type A is pictured), unique features include full access set-neck joints, Floyd Rose bridges, Evertune bridges, 34mm brass block tremolos, tremolo spring silencers, Grover 18:1 tuners, and Seymour Duncan Solar pickups.
solar-guitars.com

TC Electronic
Tube Pilot Overdrive
$49 street

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Tube Pilot is designed to produce the tone and feel you get from an old-school tube amplifier. Inside the pedal lives a 12AX7 vacuum tube—just like the type used in preamp stages on many classic guitar amps. The Tube Drive knob lets you control how hard the tube is working.
tcelectronic.com

Yamaha
APX600 AND CPX600
$470 street (APX600), $575 street (CPX600)

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The APX600 and CPX600 acoustic-electrics address the trend toward smaller-body instruments. Key features include fresh new finishes for both models, a genuine abalone rosette in the APX600, and the shortening of the scale length of the APX600 for greater playability.
usa.yamaha.com

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