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Gigbag: May 2001

Yamaha SLB-100 Silent Bass

Yamaha’s newest member of the Silent String series is the 2-pound 3-ounce SLB-100 electric upright bass. This 3/4-scale bass comes with a detachable frame to provide natural feel and support, internal electronics that eliminate the need for external preamplification and dual piezo pickups. More information is available at www.yamaha.com.

Veillette MK-IV-M Seven-String Guitar

Tagged as the “Magnificent 7,” Veillette’s new seven-string electric/acoustic guitar features a 26-and-1/16-inch scale length that allows the seventh string to fully vibrate without sacrificing the tone and feel of the other strings. It has a semisolid body, 24-fret fingerboard and features the Alvarez System 500A piezo-electric bridge transducer that has been modified for seven strings. It also has a preamp for pure acoustic tones and

a Kent Armstrong magnetic pickup for electric tones. For more information contact 845-679-6154 or www.veilletteguitars.com.

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