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What's New

Tube Amp Doctor Unveils a Pair of New Tubes

February 18, 2016
The new options cover everything from high-gain to vintage tweed tones.
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Peavey Releases Headliner 1000 Bass Amp

February 18, 2016
The Headliner is a 1000-watt head that packs power and tone into a lightweight package.
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Alvarez Guitars Unveils the Blues 51 and the Delta OO

February 18, 2016
The new models feature an arched rosewood back, V profile necks, back-shifted bracing, and wider finger spacing.
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NAMM '16 - Collings Guitars 360 LTM Ash Demo

February 18, 2016
Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton plays a new single-cut outfitted with Mastery hardware and Lollar P-90s.
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Thorpy FX Muffroom Cloud Review

February 18, 2016
The Rolls Royce of Muff clones delivers unique tone-shaping capabilities and incredible articulation.
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NAMM '16 - Mojo Hand Fx M3 Wonder Filter & C-1 Buffer Demos

February 17, 2016
Jon Cusack of Cusack Music reintroduces the Mojo brand with a new envelope filter.
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Breedlove Unveils the Pursuit Concert Koa

February 17, 2016
The guitar includes built-in Fishman Isys + USB port for amplification and easy interfacing with recording software.
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Rig Rundown: Peter Frampton

February 17, 2016
One of classic rock’s most revered players walks us through his expansive collection of modded Marshalls, iconic Les Pauls, and vintage stomps.
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NAMM '16 - Bad Cat Cub 40R Demo

February 17, 2016
Get introduced to the new handwired EL34-powered head that features onboard reverb.
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Radial Engineering Introduces the Shotgun

February 17, 2016
A guitar-signal distribution amplifier that is able to drive up to four amps simultaneously.
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NAMM '16 - Boulder Creek Guitars ECR6 N Koa Dreadnought and Travel Bass Series Demos

February 17, 2016
The California brand releases 6-string and 4-string acoustic models.
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State of the Stomp: The Noise of Art

February 17, 2016
Today’s unwanted sounds may become the aural delights of tomorrow.
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NAMM '16 - Aguilar SL 410x Cabinet Demo

February 16, 2016
Dave Boonshoft shares details on the new 4x10 cabinet while bassist Oskar Cartaya plays through it.
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Luther Dickinson: “Hurry Up Sunrise” Video Premiere

February 16, 2016
The North Mississippi Allstars frontman performs a song from his new solo album and gives a spirited lesson in hill country blues fingerpicking.
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NAMM '16 - Santa Cruz Guitars FTC Limited Edition and Ghost Oak Demos

February 16, 2016
Hear a reissue of the guitar that thrilled Eric Clapton and put Santa Cruz on the map in the '70s, and see the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind instrument with 8,000-year-old reclaimed oak
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Magnetic Effects Releases the Satellite

February 16, 2016
A natural-sounding and dynamic overdrive/booster.
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NAMM '16 - Alvarez AAT34 & Delta00 Demos

February 16, 2016
See and hear two new sub-$1,000 6-strings—a hollowbody electric and a small-bodied acoustic blues machine.
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NAMM '16 - Pedal Projects Glacial Chorus Demo

February 16, 2016
The Icelandic company introduces one of their first modulation stomps.
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J Design Introduces the Add-a-Baffle

February 16, 2016
An innovative adapter that allows players to switch speaker sizes in the same speaker cabinet.
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DR Strings Announces Veritas Strings

February 16, 2016
A new type of Phosphor Bronze acoustic guitar strings with longer life and no surface coating or treatment.
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