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Gigbag: September 2001

Korg CX-3 Combo Organ

Original members of Korg’s 1979 design team met with Korg’s latest crop of engineers to create the CX-3 Combo Organ. Using newly developed digital-modeling technology, the unit recreates the unique sound of a tone-wheel organ. The CX-3 can even recreate the sound of mechanical noise generated by actual tone wheels or the sound of dirty key contacts found in vintage instruments. The CX-3’s 128 programs cover a range of organ sounds and two sets of nine drawbars can tune in proper foldback settings or those crunchy harmonic distortions. www.korg.com

Carvin RL810 Bass System

Can’t get a decent bass sound in a club? Bassists looking for a more clearly defined sound ought to check out the Carvin RL810 bass system. The RL810 is designed to deliver solid punch and midrange clarity from any bass guitar whether it’s that Jaco signature model you starved to afford or the homely axe you bought from your college roommate for 10 bucks. A bridged head unit, rated at 1,000 watts RMS, powers eight 10-inch drivers, and a built-in compression horn delivers impressive volume and crisp detail. www.carvin.com

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