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Gigbag: October 2002

Azola Acoustic Baby Bass

Part of a line that includes acoustic bass guitars as well as viol-type basses, Azola’s Acoustic Baby presents a modern alternative to the double bass. Its maple top and back and rosewood fingerboard deliver the sonic advantages and familiarity of a traditional instrument, while the dual-piezo pickup system allows for amplification. Other features include an adjustable endpin and the accuracy of Grover tuners. www.azola.com

Farley’s PocketTones Tuner

You never know when you’re going to need a tuner. Sometimes those subway station musicians could use a little help. All the more reason to replace that tacky bottle-opener key ring with Farley’s PocketTones tuner for guitar, mandolin/violin, cello/tenor banjo or five-string banjo. Turn it on and tune up by cycling through the electronic tones produced from its small speaker. www.farleyessentials.com

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