The Epiphone Limited Edition Jason Hook M-4 Explorer features deep cutaway body for easy access to its 22 super jumbo-sized frets and an angled scarf across the top to provide a comfortable armrest. The neck has a Custom SlimTaper profile, granadilla fingerboard with 12-inch radius, and pearloid dot inlays. Hook chose Seymour Duncan pickups with SH-1 Vintage ’59 Humbucker in the neck position and SH-4 “JB” Humbucker in the bridge position. The guitar’s pure white finish has Hook’s signature M-4 “Sherman” graphics.
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Washburn Revival Series Guitars
The Washburn Revival Series guitars bring back inspirations and designs of classic models from the 1930s. The Revival Solo Deluxe Grand Auditorium is an electric/acoustic version of the 1939 Solo Deluxe guitar. It features torrefied Sitka spruce top and bracing and solid mahogany back and sides, with a 1930s style sunburst design. It employs a Fishman GT-2 under-saddle pickup and comes with a deluxe arched-top hard case.
BAE’s Hot Fuzz Dual-Stomp Guitar Pedal
Hot Fuzz Dual
BAE’s Hot Fuzz dual-stomp guitar pedal has both a vintage-style treble booster and a vintage-style fuzz, each with independent bypass switches. The Hi Frequency Boost features single gain control. With treble, bass, juice, and gain controls, Hot Fuzz lets you dial in the perfect tone.
Yamaha’s SessionCake compact amplifier and headphone mixer combo is a perfect solution for musicians on the go who need to rehearse but also keep things quiet. Up to eight musicians can collaborate over a shared personal audio connection, hearing each other’s instruments or vocals through their individual headphones. It comes in two versions: the red SC-01, with a mono input, is tailored for guitar and bass and the blue SC-02 with stereo/mic input is suitable for synthesizers, electronic drums, and microphones. Two AA batteries power SessionCake for up to 10 hours of continuous use. Each device has a 1/8-inch headphone jack and auxiliary inputs for recording with a mobile device or MP3 player or to add effects.
The Superego+ adds to Electro-Harmonix Superego’s ability to create synth effects, sound layers, glissandos, and infinite sustain, with 11 effects (Detune, Delay, Echo, Flange, Phase, Mod, Rotary, Trem 1 and 2, Pitch, Filter), an EXP input for effect parameter control, plus an EXT jack for a three-button controller. Superego+ is equipped with Dry, Effect, Attack, Decay, Threshold, Layer, and Gliss knobs, plus Rate and Depth knobs for the effects section and four foot-switchable freeze modes (Moment, Sustain, Auto, and Latch). Superego+ can be used with guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals, drums, and more. It comes with an AC Adaptor.
Mackie’s ProDX Series Mixers
Mackie’s ProDX series mixers provide complete wireless control in a compact format that’s ideal for solo performers, small bands, venues, and commercial applications. Both the ProDX4 (four-channel) and ProDX8 (eight-channel) provide powerful processing and control through an intuitive iOS or Android control app. Wide-Z mic preamps can handle mic or guitar with no gain adjustments, while the single-knob hardware design allows quick and easy adjustments. An integrated control bridge offers a convenient place to angle a phone or tablet to keep an eye on the mix. Other features include easy-to-use three-band EQ, built-in ReadyFX with 16 effects, and flexible graphic EQ on all outputs.
MK 4 Digital Microphone
Sennheiser and Apogee combined technologies to offer the new MK 4 digital microphone. With high-quality Apogee A/D conversion and mic preamp technology, it’s the ideal partner for mobile recording that requires great sound quality and the warmth and detail of a true condenser mic. MK 4 connects via the included USB and Lightning (for iPad/iPhone) iOS cables. It also comes with a handy microphone clamp and protective pouch.
Artisan Goodtime banjos
In celebration of 20 years of Goodtime banjo success, Deering Banjo Company has launched the Artisan Goodtime banjos. These banjos, priced from $729, offer stunning aesthetics normally reserved for higher price banjos. A rich dark brown hard maple neck features elegant, eye-catching artisan inlays, while the peghead is adorned with a beautiful carved scroll design that allows the maple color to shine through. A three-ply grade maple rim enhances the Artisan banjos’ full, rich, sparkling tone. The Artisan Goodtime banjos come in all standard styles—four-string plectrum, 19-fret five-string parlor banjos, and 22-fret five-string banjos. All are available both with and without resonators and tone rings.
Designed specifically for anyone who has to quickly change instruments on stage, the Tonebone Bumper by Radial Engineering, Ltd., is a compact instrument selector that lets you connect up to four instruments to a single amp and easily toggle between them using a footswitch. Bright LEDs let you know which input is ready for use. Bumper fits easily on any pedal board and automatically configures to the number of instruments connected. Its Drag control load correction can be tailored to compensate for the buffer and replicate the tone and feel, as if connected directly to the amp. Trim control allows sensitivity adjustment for quick changeovers.
Orange Amplification’s O Bass
Orange Amplification’s O Bass was originally created solely as a demonstrator piece for the 2014 Winter NAMM. Soon after the show, Orange was inundated with requests for the instrument. With its smooth lines, shapely aesthetics, and a distinct vintage sonic mojo the O Bass is destined to become a classic with bassists seeking an authentic retro sound. Available in three finishes (Teardrop Sunburst, Off-Black, and Orange) it is constructed from lightweight Okoumé with a bolt-on maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, and custom-wound split coil pickup. It comes with a second three-ply pickguard for customization, master volume and tone controls, top loading four-saddle bridge, and a padded Orange gig bag.