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Gearhead: Fender, ddrum, Phaeton & More

The latest instruments, accessories and jazz-ed resources

Dafnis Prieto's "A World of Rhythmic Possibilities"
ddrum Reflex Rally Sport drum kit
Phaeton PHT-2060 trumpet
Phaeton PHT-2060 trumpet
Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 bass head

Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 Bass Head

Here’s an aptly named product: Boasting 800 watts and weighing only 5.5 pounds, this supremely versatile Class D head is ideal for the apartment-dwelling downtown bassist. Dial in your perfect tone via four-band EQ (Bass, Low Mid, High Mid and Treble), a Voicing knob for sounds from flat to vintage scoop, and a Deep switch for even more low end. An Impedance control allows for a smooth hookup with whatever wacky cabinet the venue is offering, and Headphones and Aux capabilities turn the Subway into an excellent rehearsal tool. $699 online.

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