October 2016

What's New

SNAMM '16 - Cusack Music Pedal Cracker Demo

July 7, 2016
See how you can momentarily add distortion, delay, reverb, or any other effect of your choice to your voice with a stomp of the foot.
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JangleBox Introduces the J-Boost

July 7, 2016
A total EQ boost, not just a glorified volume knob.
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Gore Pedals Releases the Cult Germanium Overdrive, Filth Fuzz, and Gross Distortion

July 7, 2016
Three pedals that share a common theme: extreme dynamic sensitivity.
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SNAMM '16 - Roscoe Guitars SKB Signature Demo

July 7, 2016
The North Carolina crew bring a high-end, handbuilt 5-string to this year's show.
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Forgotten Heroes: East Bay Ray

July 7, 2016
The Dead Kennedys guitar guru talks about recording his trademark clean tones, writing classic songs, making amps sing onstage, and the DIY lessons of a career in punk.
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SNAMM '16 - Fender PM-3 Limited Edition Triple-0 Mahogany & PM-1 Dreadnought NE Demos

July 7, 2016
Fender expands the Paramount acoustic line with additional tonewood choices and electronic options.
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Genzler Amplification Magellan 800 and 112T Review

July 7, 2016
Jeff Genzler’s return to bass amplification with a rig offering boutique-like construction and tone, minus the boutique price.
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SNAMM '16 - Electro-Harmonix Mel9 Demo

July 6, 2016
Mad scientist Mike Matthews creates a new stompbox designed to put the power of the Mellotron—and orchestral instruments—at your fingertips.
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Rig Rundown: The Wild Feathers

July 6, 2016
The Nashville-based rockers are on a tear with their Neil Young-meets-Tom Petty jams. Find out what vibey gear, classic combos, and boutique stomps power their stage shows.
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ColeCraft Guitar Company Introduces the HollowTop

July 6, 2016
An intuitive combination of twang and warmth.
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Epiphone Presents the Masterbilt Century Collection

July 6, 2016
New models deliver an acoustic/electric archtop for the 21st century.
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SNAMM '16 - Balaguer Guitars Thicket Demo

July 6, 2016
Marking their first NAMM Show appearance, the Pennsylvania-based crew brought their whole line of 6-strings and give us a taste test on their curvy T-style.
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Partners in Grime: Garbage’s Duke Erikson and Steve Marker

July 6, 2016
The 6-stringers conjure a cornucopia of post-grunge tones and song-fueling riffs to create the big-screen soundscapes on Strange Little Birds.
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SNAMM '16 - Black Cat Monster K-Fuzz & Black Cat Vibe Stereo Demos

July 5, 2016
Effects guru Tom Hughes adds a stereo option to his chorus/vibrato unit and recreates a fuzzbox based on the '60s Kay Fuzztone.
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American Babies: Tom Hamilton’s Inspirational Playground

July 5, 2016
The Philly-based guitarist approached his band’s fourth album as a workshop for improvisational songwriting and unconventional sounds.
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Xotic Effects Unveils the RC Booster V2

July 5, 2016
The adjustable +-15dB two-band active EQ allows players to dial in their sound with pinpoint accuracy.
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SNAMM '16 - Sinvertek Fluid Time Mk II Demo

July 5, 2016
See and hear an all-analog delay that uses a heralded bucket-brigade chip from the '80s.
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Milkman Sound Announces the One Watt Plus and the Pint

July 5, 2016
Both amplifiers come in response to customer requests to add a bit more size and power to two of Milkman's most popular models.
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Supro 1695T Black Magick Review

July 5, 2016
A clever take on the amp that put the Led in Zeppelin.
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SNAMM '16 - Michael Tobias Design AG6 Synth and Rubicon 7-String Demos

July 4, 2016
Luthier Michael Tobias dips his toe into the 7-string arena and brings an ultra-versatile bass that can go from traditional low-end tones, to synth, and even guitar, in a flash.
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