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Gigbag: October 2006

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Veillette Jazz Archtop
Vox "Duel" Overdrive Pedal
Ludwig "The Chief" Titanium Snare Drum
Sabian Vault Ride

Veillette Jazz Archtop

Every musician needs a travel-friendly, road-ready guitar, and the Veillette Jazz Archtop, with its small body and compressed scale length, would make a fine addition to every touring guitarist’s collection. Weighing in at six pounds, the Archtop features a poplar body with a single chamber, a Western red cedar top and a 20-fret neck-three features that when combined make for a reliable guitar for rehearsal or performance. For anyone looking to improve the basic model ($2,800 retail), there are multiple upgrade options, like black chrome hardware for $45 or a $280 airfoil-shaped soundhole. Get ready to hit the asphalt or airspace with your Veillette by your side.

Vox “Duel” Overdrive and VIBRAVOX pedals for the COOLTRON series

Vox is adding to its highly regarded COOLTRON series with two new tube-driven effects pedals, the Duel Overdrive and VIBRAVOX. Vox not only loves using capital letters to name their products, but also enjoys using dual triode 12AU7 preamp tubes to deliver clear, powerful tone-a commodity previously unavailable from battery-powered units. While the Duel provides two independent channels of tube-driven overdrive ideal for any guitar duties, the VIBRAVOX brings the signature Vibrato/Tremolo sound of the original 1958 VOX AC amps to any amplifier almost 50 years later. For around $300 retail, you can feed Vox’s capital-letter frenzy and get your own battery-powered Duel Overdrive or VIBRAVOX.

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