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NAMM 2014 Editors' Picks: Day 1


PG Editors pick their top gear from the first day of NAMM. See everything from day one in our photo gallery.

Tone King Majesty 45

Tone King mastermind Mark Bartel spent last year in a British state of mind and emerged with a few new amps including this beautiful EL34-driven Majesty 45. It's tricked out with a specially voiced attenuator and a 2 x 12 cab with custom Eminence Speaker 60-watt speakers.

Fender Squier Bass VI

Winter NAMM 2014 means a peek at the new SquierVintage Modified Bass VI--music to the ears of those of us that haven't been able to afford a more expensive version. Nice block inlay too!

Gibson J-15

Gibson brought a couple very cool variations on the classic slope shoulder J-45 shape. This one, the J-15, has walnut back and sides, Sitka Spruce top and a MAP right around $1,500.

Guild M-85 Bass

Guild introduced a number of new models to their Newark St. Collection at NAMM 2014. One of them is the M-85 bass—a semi-hollowbody that sports a mid-’60s look and delivers a big tone via its bridge-position Bi-Sonic-style pickup.