VENUE DI FROM LR BAGGS
As if the Baggs Parametric EQ were not indispensible enough,
LR Baggs is introducing the Venue DI, a product that will redefine
fidelity, utility and design in foot pedal/preamps for acoustic musicians. Sleek and sexy, it’s a roadworthy floor box that has everything you need to get the perfect acoustic tone from your guitar
in any live venue with 100% discrete circuitry for the cleanest and
sweetest sound possible; featuring a transformer-coupled DI for
total ground loop elimination and a new chromatic tuner in an
attractive and bulletproof foot-pedal package.
Additional features include a 5-band EQ with tunable low and
hi-mid bands, phase inversion, Garrett Null notch, precision VU
meter for accurate gain adjustment, DC input for use without battery, and a 4-segment battery check gauge.
174 PREMIER GUITAR MAY 2009
PLANET WAVES CHROMATIC HEADSTOCK TUNER
We generally find electronic tuners to be frustrating: too
slow to respond and downright finicky. But the ultra-compact
new Headstock Tuner from Planet Waves has us nodding and
grinning like only guitar players can. Using the instrument’s
vibrations rather than relying on sound, it’s fantastic for bar
and restaurant gigs; plus the quick response time, the cool
floating “bars of intonation,” and the red-light/green-light
simplicity make it seriously useful. We’re impressed.