Gear

Fretted

Kenny Hickey’s well defined baritone sound was the heart of Type O Negative, while the bite of his tone found with Seventh Void and his touring stints with Danzig proved that regardless of the set-up, his tone was an organic extension. His Schecter Kenny Hickey Signature C-1 EX will allow players to harness the  " tools of his sound and maybe even conjure some “green light” spirits up.
Features included Set Neck w/ Ultra Access Contstruction, Mahogany Body, 3-pc Mahogany neck, 26.5” scale, Rosewood fingerboard, Graph Tech Black TUSQ nut, 24 X-Jumbo frets, Green block inlays, Seymour Duncan JB (SH-4) / Sustainiac pickups. $1,399.
www.schecterguitars.com

Amps

Traynor’s new Small Block Series are loaded with essential features including Active and Passive level instrument inputs, XLR DI output, a versatile four band EQ with an additional low frequency expander, so a player can dial in any tone quickly and easily. The Low Frequency Expander allows the player to finely tune the bottom end response of any Small Block Series head or combo. A top mounted ¼-inch Auxiliary Input allows source material to be blended with bass  " making the Small Block a perfect rehearsal amp. Convenient ¼-inch headphone out is provided for private practice Other features include a 4-band EQ w/ Low Frequency Expander, Active and Passive Instrument Level Inputs, XLR Balanced D.I Output Switchable Pre / Post, ¼-inch Headphone Output, ¼-inch Auxiliary Input, All Metal Chassis, and Solid Plywood Cabinet Construction.
Retail price: $569 (SB110), $629 (SB112), $699 (SB115).
www.yorkville.com

Fretted

The Model 8 Luthier’s Tool Chest is an all-wood, eight-drawer tool chest styled in the tradition of machinists’ tool boxes of yesteryear. Stored in the upper section is a wooden cradle that quickly attaches to the top of the cabinet and holds instruments in the perfect position for re-stringing, polishing, repairs, set-ups, et cetera.
The custom cradle features high quality, non-marking, and non-slip safety pads to securely hold an instrument throughout a project. The cradle position adjusts to accommodate all sized instruments from mandolins and ukulele’s to acoustic & electric bass guitars. " The assembled chest is the perfect height for working on an instrument while standing (when placed on a table) or sitting (when placed on the floor). The overall dimensions are 20” long x 10-1/2” deep x 16” tall, weighing 20 pounds. Retail price: $259.95

www.mickspicks.com

Amps

Chandler Limited’s GAV19T Guitar Amplifier is a cathode-biased, class A, all-tube, 19-watt guitar amp designed in the vein of classic English amplifiers and a big, vintage sound. Chandler Limited will also offer guitarists a selection of loudspeaker enclosures optimized for use with the  " GAV19T Guitar Amplifier.
The GAV19T incorporates its overdrive and tone circuitry directly within the power section. This design enables the GAV19T to be highly overdriven while still maintaining the amplifier’s classic tone. The drive portion of the GAV19T is a b oost / overdrive c ircuit t hat works only on the power section of the amplifier.
As a result, instead of adding preamp gain and distortion to achieve the overdrive effect, the GAV19T uses the power amp. The Drive has two controls – the amount of boost and the tone of the boost.Selections include Treble Boost, Full Range, Aggressive, Mids, or Bypass.
Tone can be selected as either Normal or Intense. The tone control section of the new GAV19T Guitar Amplifier has a Baxendall tone stack that uses an ECC803 tube. The GAV19T’s Bias control affects only the bias of the preamp tube – enabling the guitarist to gently tweak its overall tone independently of the power section. Retail price: $2,385.00.
www.chandlerlimited.com

Fretted

The 45000 Multi-Track Looping Recorder combines the familiar controls of a multi-track digital recorder with stateof- the-art features. Each loop has four mono tracks and one stereo mixdown track. Recording, which is non-compressed, 44.1 kHz / 16-bit CD quality, is direct to removable SDHC cards with a capacity range of 4 to 32GB. Each card holds up to 100 individual loops accessed with the optional 45000 Foot Controller. Recording can be done by overdubbing or punch in/out. Stereo In and Out jacks are provided and the 45000 records in either stereo or mono. Quantize and non-quantize (free running) recording modes are supported. Loop speed is adjustable over a two octave range, and reverse recording and  " playback are also possible. A built-in metronome goes to a separate Monitor Out for extra convenience and a Headphone Out is also included. Retail price: $634.94.
www.ehx.com

Fretted

Nashville’s Custom Red Special Guitars are handcrafted using the same designs used to build the ‘60s models they reproduce.
The 64 Supreme is built using custom- made Block board with Oak inserts layered to enclose the inner chambers of the guitar. It’s covered with select fine onepiece Mahogany Veneers, while the body is bound front and back with white binding.
The Classic Red finish changes colors in the light from a deep red to a washed out brown . The neck on the guitar is a short sale 24” with a zero fret and pearl inlay dots. The headstock is topped with locking tuners with pearl buttons. Each fret board is finished in a high gloss 2-part finish, with epoxied frets. Neck and body are joined at the 20th fret in a pocket that runs all the way to the bridge pickup where it is screwed in place with two wood screws and a single bolt running through the body, exposed on the back of the guitar.

Read more: RS Custom 64 Supreme Guitar

Drums & Percussion

Moderators are designed to help drummers control the sound of cymbals that were too loud or too long to begin with. The items can be used to ‘dry out’ a ride cymbal in a live application, reduce the volume and decay of a crash in a lesson or practice session, and add focus and definition to a cymbal set in a recording studio. In addition, Moderators can quickly and easily be placed under the bell of any cymbal— and removed just as quickly and easily— offering highly effective yet flexible and temporary tone control.

Read more: Cympad Moderators

Accessories

D’Addario XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension sets have been optimized to have a comparable tension string to string allowing for greater dynamic control and a more evenly balanced effort while fretting, bending, strumming, and picking on guitar, as well as plucking, slapping, and bending on bass. Comprised of mathematically optimized string gauge combinations, each balanced tension set was extensively tested with players and experts in order to insure not only that they were balanced, but that they retained all of the inherent properties expected of a D’Addario XL nickel wound set. Retail price: $9.90 (guitar), $33.10 (bass).

Pro Audio

These heavy-duty stands feature a solid steep upper shaft, ergonomically designed and anodized cast aluminum center clutch, steel leg housing with adjustable leg mounts, and a scratch resistant finish.

The SS7746 Subwoofer Pole with M20 threading is designed to meet the demand of the new mount subwoofers that continue to hit the market with M20 threaded pole mounts instead of the older 1 3/8” socket design. The SS7746’s all-steel shaft telescopes from 30”-54”, held tight with a friction locking knob backed up by a captive steel security pin – resulting in no wobble. List: $32.99. MAP: $19.95

The M20 Speaker Cabinet Adapter allows customers to replace their existing 1 3/8” sockets with the SSA20M threaded speaker adapter. Simply remove and replace. M20 threading provides a rock-solid, wobble-free connection between the subwoofer and compatible speaker poles. Retail price: $32.99 (SS7746), $13.99 (SA20M).

Fretted

Kaces recently announced the launch of their newly redesigned hardshell wood case line for electric, dreadnought, classical and bass guitars. These cases feature tough 5-ply wood construction with a durable PVC outside covering. Reinforced outer valences are stitched through the wood to provide maximum durability, and a soft, padded interior and wide neck block cradle the instrument to ensure optimal protection during transport. An ample interior storage compartment provides a convenient place for accessories, and the case is finished with attractive and modern locking black-plated latches, hinges, and feet. All Kaces wood hardshell cases are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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