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Gearhead: The Latest Instruments and Accessories

New from Aebersold, Boss, Dunlop and more

Miles Davis Omnibook
Boss BB-1X Bass Driver
Boss ES-8 Effects Switching System
Dunlop Marcus Miller Signature Strings
Innovative Percussion Chad Wackerman BR-CW Paintbrush
Innovative Percussion Marcus Gilmore stick

New From Boss

Let’s face it: A lot of stompboxes are neat gadgets that players might really want but not need. The BB-1X Bass Driver pedal by Boss ($159 online) tilts toward real bandstand functionality, acting as a preamp to embolden and enhance a player’s sound from top to bottom. Through a specially tuned line out it also works as a DI box, and the pedal’s Drive knob yields tones ranging from tasteful grit to fuzzed-out bliss. Whether you’re grooving or soloing the BB-1X aims to strengthen and sharpen your tone, and players who frequently use backline equipment that may or may not be properly maintained will appreciate the boost in sound quality.

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