Bass and guitar — separated at birth, the cause of untold thousands of band breakups, and the two parts of the rock 'n roll trinity along with drums. Over the years there have been many attempts to combine guitar with the low end of the bass, from pedals to synths to modern digital tricks. But the best solution yet has arrived, an updated version of the A Little Thunder pickup that started with a successful Kickstarter in 2014. The pickup is a standard humbucker size and can seamlessly create a -1 or -2 octave tone without altering the original signal. Forget the tracking problems and wonky sounds with even the best digital equipment — A Little Thunder recreates your notes as fast as you can play them, including slides and bends. The software allows for choosing any combination of the three lowest strings, including stereo output and a myriad of other features. And if you aren't yet convinced, ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons has been using the V2 on tour.