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Bass Bench: Passive Distortion

Bass Bench: Passive Distortion

February 12, 2016
Can you generate onboard overdrive with no batteries?
NAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Venus Blood Moon & Nomad Series Demos

NAMM '16 - Faith Guitars Venus Blood Moon & Nomad Series Demos

February 11, 2016
Famed UK luthier Patrick Eggle brings a booming Auditorium-sized beauty made from Indonesian trembesi and a series of flattops geared for those on the move.
NAMM '16 - PureSalem Guitars Attack Captain, Pink Beard & Honey Bunny Demos

NAMM '16 - PureSalem Guitars Attack Captain, Pink Beard & Honey Bunny Demos

February 11, 2016
The retro-inspired, futuristic guitar company joins forces with 323 Effects to create three new fuzzboxes.
Joyful Noisemakers: Sun Club’s Mikey Powers and Shane McCord

Joyful Noisemakers: Sun Club’s Mikey Powers and Shane McCord

February 11, 2016
The guitar tag-team uses bright tones, cheap gear, and a nearly lifelong friendship to craft the feel-good music on their debut album, The Dongo Durango.
NAMM '16 - Hahn Guitars Model 112 Demo

NAMM '16 - Hahn Guitars Model 112 Demo

February 11, 2016
Luthier Chihoe Hahn collaborates with Steely Dan guitarist Walter Becker on his first new guitar design in a decade.
Scott Eric Olivier Unveils the PEDALpUNK!

Scott Eric Olivier Unveils the PEDALpUNK!

February 11, 2016
Use any analog device, such as guitar effects pedals, to interact with computers without any quality loss.
Milkman Sound Introduces the Dairy Air

Milkman Sound Introduces the Dairy Air

February 11, 2016
A simple straightforward amp that serves as the perfect pedal platform.
NAMM '16 - Knaggs Guitars Steve Stevens SSC,  Severn HB & Choptank HSS HB Demos

NAMM '16 - Knaggs Guitars Steve Stevens SSC, Severn HB & Choptank HSS HB Demos

February 11, 2016
The Maryland-based luthier shows off his latest 6-string creations including an updated model for Billy Idol's guitar slinger.
Big Joe Stomp Box Company Releases the Power Box Rechargeable Power Supply

Big Joe Stomp Box Company Releases the Power Box Rechargeable Power Supply

February 11, 2016
Smart Battery technology provides visual indication of current draw, battery charge status, and battery time remaining.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Domestic Disputes

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Domestic Disputes

February 11, 2016
So, your guitar was made in the USA—or was it?
NAMM '16 - Neunaber Immerse Reverb Demo

NAMM '16 - Neunaber Immerse Reverb Demo

February 10, 2016
Here's another stompbox packed with the company's beautiful little algorithms that boasts eight reverb types.
Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

Rig Rundown: Kenny Greenberg

February 10, 2016
One of Nashville’s most recorded guitarists invites us into a legendary studio to check out his extensive recording setup he’s using for Kenny Chesney’s forthcoming album.
NAMM '16 - Engl Pedals and RockMaster Combo Demos

NAMM '16 - Engl Pedals and RockMaster Combo Demos

February 10, 2016
The German amp company breaks out a new 1x12 combo and a new line of stompboxes.
Dunlop Releases the JP95 John Petrucci Signature Wah

Dunlop Releases the JP95 John Petrucci Signature Wah

February 10, 2016
The JP95 is based on Petrucci's rack wah settings and features six different EQ controls.
NAMM '16 - J. Rockett Audio Designs 45, SOS Buffer, GTO, Hooligan, Lenny & Blue Note Tour Series Demos

NAMM '16 - J. Rockett Audio Designs 45, SOS Buffer, GTO, Hooligan, Lenny & Blue Note Tour Series Demos

February 10, 2016
See and hear a whole new batch of handmade stompboxes from Chris Van Tassel and Jay Rockett.