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Gearhead: The Latest Instruments & Accessories

Electro-Harmonix SYNTH9, D’Angelico Kurt Rosenwinkel guitars, Reverend Mike Watt bass and more

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Electro-Harmonix SYNTH9 Synthesizer Machine
Why should the keys player have all the retro-synth fun? Guitarists can find their inner RTF-era Chick Corea or Keith Emerson with the very convincing sounds in this new stompbox from Electro-Harmonix. Among the nine emulations covered—but not directly named on the pedal, for legal reasons—are the Prophet-5 and Minimoog. $221.30 online.

D’Angelico Kurt Rosenwinkel Signature Guitars
Like their namesake, these guitars split the difference between tradition and innovation. Both the Premier SS ($1,099 online) and Deluxe SS ($2,799, with custom Seymour Duncan pickups and other upgrades) are single-cutaway, thinline semi-hollowbodies with center blocks, C-shape necks and stopbar tailpieces. In other words, get the playability, volume and resonance you need without the feedback and fickle intonation of a jazzbox.

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