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New Gear December 2009

GUYATONE Mighty Micro TZm5 Torrid Fuzz WHAT Fuzz pedal. WHY Reproduces classic- or modern-style fuzz tones. SPECS Adjustable input attenuators allow use with any instrument or input signal. PRICE $160 retail, $136 street WEB guyatone.com
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GUYATONE

Mighty Micro TZm5 Torrid Fuzz

WHAT Fuzz pedal.
WHY Reproduces classic- or modern-style fuzz tones.
SPECS Adjustable input attenuators allow use with any instrument or input signal.
PRICE $160 retail, $136 street
WEB guyatone.com

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PAUL REED SMITH

Blue Sierra

WHAT Guitar amp.
WHY Evocative of classic British and American amps, but with a distinct Texas attitude.
SPECS 50 or 100 watt head. EL34 or 6L6 power tubes. Optional reverb.
PRICE $3,500 retail (50 watt version), $4,725 retail (100 watt version)
WEB prsguitars.com

ESP GUITARS
LTD Alexi-600-Scythe

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Alexi Laiho signature model.
SPECS Alder body. Maple neck with ebony fretboard. EMG HZ F-H2 pickups.
PRICE $1,665 retail
WEB espguitars.com

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JOHNSON

Adrenaline

WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Quality entry-level instrument at an affordable price.
SPECS Ash body. Maple neck with rosewood fretboard. Two single-coil pickups and one humbucker.
PRICE $369 retail
WEB johnsongtr.com

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C.F. MARTIN & COMPANY
D12 David Crosby

WHAT 12-string acoustic guitar.
WHY Recreates David Crosby’s unique hybrid12- fret Martin.
SPECS Solid Carpathian spruce top. Solid quilted mahogany back and sides. Solid maple neck with ebony fretboard. Optional electronics.
PRICE $6,099 retail
WEB martinguitar.com

WASHBURN
Idol Series WI595

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Lightweight guitar with the body mass necessary to deliver a fat sound with lots of sustain.
SPECS Mahogany body with a flame maple top. Mahogany set neck with an ebony fretboard. Seymour Duncan pickups (’59 neck and SH 11 bridge). Buzz Feiten tuning system.
PRICE Retail: $3,999, MAP: $2,999
WEB washburn.com

THE LIQUID METAL GUITAR COMPANY
“T” Bigsby

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WHAT Electric guitar.
WHY Body is hewn out of a single block of dense aircraft aluminum that results in clarity of tone and increased sustain.
SPECS Ebony fretboard. GraphTech graphite nut. A set of Seymour Duncan’s personally specified pickups.
PRICE $3,320 retail
WEB liquidmetalguitars.com

B-52
ATX-100

WHAT Guitar amp head.
WHY All tube high gain
SPECS 100 watts. 3 channels. Footswitchable effects loop.
PRICE $599 retail
WEB b-52stealthseries.com

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RECORDING KING

Century Studio Series Custom Shop ROS-697

WHAT Limited run acoustic guitar. Only ten will be made.
WHY Based on a historic 1927 12th fret 000-style body design.
SPECS Hand-selected AAA Sitka spruce top. Solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides. One-piece mahogany neck with ebony fretboard.
PRICE Call (888) 552-5465 for price
WEB recordingking.com

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MICHAEL KELLY GUITAR COMPANY

Nostalgia N60SJCE

WHAT Jumbo acoustic guitar.
WHY Michael Kelly’s first jumbo guitar design.
SPECS Solid spruce top. Flame maple back and sides. Mahogany neck with rosewood fretboard. Fishman Classic 4T preamp with a built-in tuner.
PRICE $660 retail
WEB michaelkellyguitars.com

SR TECHNOLOGY
JAM 150

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WHAT Guitar amp.
WHY Designed for acoustic performers.
SPECS 150 watts RMS of bi-amplified output and a selection of XLR and phono inputs to allow for every conceivable input requirement.
PRICE $1,595 retail
WEB srtechnology.co.uk

ELECTRO-HARMONIX
POG2

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WHAT Programmable polyphonic octave generator.
WHY Enhances the algorithm of the original POG and adds a second sub-octave, an attack control, and eight user presets.
SPECS Five mixable polyphonic octave harmonics.
PRICE $324 retail
WEB ehx.com

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