Keith McMillen Instruments Stringport
Goodies Hardware device that processes, converts, and conveys polyphonic audio from industry-standard hexaphonic pickups to the computer via high speed USB2. The software suite includes 24 applications, such as Analysis, Polyphonic FX Processing, a VST FX Wall for integrating 3rd Party VST plug-ins, Synthesis, a notation application, and MIDI Out to integrate StringPort into an existing MIDI setup. Requires Mac OSX.
Price $995 retail
Rock Band Juanes Pack 01
Goodies The first ever Spanish language tracks for Rock Band by Colombian superstar Juanes. Includes “A Dios le Pido,” “Fíjate Bien,” “Gotas de Agua Dulce,” “La Camisa Negra,” “Mala Gente,” and “Yerbatero.” Available for Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 systems.
Price $9 retail, $1 retail for individual tracks
Saga Gladiator S-Style
Goodies Basswood body. Canadian maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard. Three vintage-style single-coil pickups. Chrome-plated sealed-gear tuners. Traditional chrome-plated tremolo bridge with cast saddles. Available in two-tone Sunburst, Black, and Red.
Price $179 retail
Babicz Full Contact Hardware Stratocaster Tremolo
Goodies Fits most Squier Strats and Mexican Strats with narrow 2a” string spacing. Unique “eCam” saddle design eliminates unwanted spaces between the bottom of the saddle and the top of the tremolo unit to enhance stability, sustain, fullness, and tone. Available in Chrome, Black Nickel, and Gold finishes.
Price $169 to $219 retail
Sanyo Eneloop Pedal Juice
Goodies Rechargeable 9V power for effects pedals. Fully recharges in 3.5 hours with included AC adaptor. Up to 50 hours of continuous power. Two 9VDC outputs to power multiple devices. On/off button. 3-stage LED indicator provides level status.
Price $199 retail
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing Rock Guitar
Goodies Beginner’s book cuts out the introductory exercises that don’t pertain to rock. Accompanying CD inlcudes more than 70 professionally recorded play-along tracks to teach techniques, sounds, tricks, modes, and styles covering all varieties of rock music.
Price $22 retail
Big Lou Guitars Big Lou Wide Nut Guitar
Goodies Extra-wide fretboard and nut to accommodate larger hands and fingers. Solid basswood body. Maple bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard. One humbucker and two single-coil pickups with coil split switch. Floating tremolo system with locking nut. Available in Sunburst, Midnight, Royal Blue, Red Velvet, and Ghost.
Price $299 retail