New Gear January 2010

BIG ROCK ENGINEERING Cord Lok System WHAT Cord lock. WHYFunctions as a stress-relieving cord lock, strap lock, cord wrap, and more. SPECS Fully compatible with most popular strap locks as a cord lock and cord wrap, or can completely replace them, using the supplied screw and end button. PRICE $7 retail WEB bigrockeng.com
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BIG ROCK ENGINEERING Cord Lok System WHAT Cord lock. WHYFunctions as a stress-relieving cord lock, strap lock, cord wrap, and more. SPECS Fully compatible with most popular strap locks as a cord lock and cord wrap, or can completely replace them, using the supplied screw and end button. PRICE $7 retail WEB bigrockeng.com

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GUY’S GRIDS Guy’s Grids WHATChord book. WHYGrid page format promotes contextual learning by presenting related chords in logical proximity to one another. SPECS Includes over 2,000 open chord forms and over 700 moveable chord forms. Each grid page includes a practice progression utilizing the chord forms on that page. Included CD contains a play-along track for each practice progression. PRICE $69 retail WEB guysgrids.com

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LOVEPEDAL Babyface Tremolo WHATTremolo pedal. WHYThree switchable waveforms. SPECS Sine, sawtooth, and square waves. PRICE $129 retail WEB lovepedal.com

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VOYAGE-AIR GUITAR PREMIER SERIES VAOM-02 Orchestra Model WHAT Acoustic travel guitar. WHY Folds in half for easy storage inside the custom backpack carrying case. SPECS Solid spruce top. Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides. Mahogany neck with solid rosewood fretboard. Fishman Aero+ or Classic 4 electronics. PRICE $1,995 retail/$1,695 street WEB voyageairguitar.com

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LEVY’S LEATHERS Levy Metal PM28DR WHAT Guitar strap. WHYBlack and white distressed leather with decorative rivets. SPECS 11/2"-wide strap with foam padding, soft leather backing, and a two-prong buckle adjustment. PRICE $138 retail WEB levysleathers.com

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ARTIOLI DESIGNS Voice Capo WHATPushbutton capo. WHYChange chord voicings by simply toggling buttons. SPECS Fits over the first four frets of all standard sized acoustic and electric guitar necks. PRICE $59 limited time intro price WEB voicecapo.com

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HOTTIE GUITARS 454 WHAT Double cutaway solidbody electric guitar. WHYBuilt by master luthier Saul Koll of Koll Guitars. SPECS Carved maple top with mahogany back. Handcarved set neck with ebony fretboard. Hottie humbucker or P-90 pickups. PRICE $2,999 retail WEB hottieguitars.com

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TONE BOX Skull Crusher WHAT Overdrive pedal. WHYEight distinct analog voicings. SPECS Voicing, Tone, and Gain controls. Available in gunmetal, stainless-steel, aged and ancient. Also available are custom models in 24k gold and sterling silver. PRICE Base models start at $399 retail WEB thetonebox.com

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STUDIO DEVIL Studio Devil Amp Modeler Pro WHATTube amp modeling plug-in. WHYTube guitar amp modeler bundled with effects, along with a super low processing impulse modeler for cabinet emulation. SPECS 15 preamp models, three power amp models: tube Class AB, tube Class A, and solid-state MOSFET. 32 Studio Devil Cabinets plus 58 ReCabinet demo impulses. Chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, wah, and reverb. PRICE $149 retail WEB studiodevil.com

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BILT GUITARS The Relevator WHAT Electric guitar. WHYBuilt-in analog delay and a fuzz circuit with oscillation function for a Theremin-like effect. SPECS Alder body. Maple neck with bound rosewood fretboard. Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickups. PRICE $2,200 retail WEB biltguitars.com

WAYHUGE ELECTRONICS Angry Troll WHATLinear Boost Amplifier. WHYDelivers up to 50dB of boost. SPECS Anger knob adjusts the amount of gain created by the op-amp. Volume knob regulates output level. PRICE $180 retail, $119 street WEB jimdunlop.com

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VALVETRAIN AMPLIFICATION Trenton WHAT Guitar amp. WHYAll tube. SPECS High/low power switchable output stage delivers 16 watts or 6 watts. Eminence Wizard 12" speaker. PRICE $999 retail, available as a head for $799 retail WEB valvetrainamps.com

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