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NAMM '16 - Kemper Profiler OS 4.0 Demo

January 31, 2016
The digital masterminds show off their latest software overhaul.
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Quick Hit: Providence Bass Boot Comp

January 31, 2016
Providence delivers a little blue box for bassists that’s chock-full of compression tooling.
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NAMM '16 - TC Electronic Ditto X4 Looper, Bonafide Buffer & Spectra Comp Demos

January 30, 2016
The Danish company brings three new stompboxes to this year's show.
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Future Rock: Hybrid-Picked Shred Licks and the 2-1-2 Method

January 30, 2016
Perk up your scales with a simple idea and some deft picking.
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NAMM '16 - Ovation Viper Demo and 50th Anniversary Models

January 29, 2016
The carbon-fiber experts celebrate their golden anniversary with style by reworking several old favorites.
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Vintage Debuts V6P and V6H Electrics

January 29, 2016
Vintage adds four new models to their electric guitar line.
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J. Rockett Audio Designs Introduces the Dude

January 29, 2016
A take on the legendary Dumble Overdrive Special.
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NAMM '16 - Schecter E 1, Solo II Special, & Synyster Gates SYN AC-GA SC Acoustic Demos

January 29, 2016
See and hear two new twists on classic solidbody designs. Plus, see what the Avenged Sevenfold lead guitarist's new signature flattop is all about.
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Washburn Presents Apprentice Series Acoustic Guitars

January 29, 2016
Both guitars feature a cutaway for superior upper fret access and a custom Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup system.
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Tools for the Task: Soundhole Pickups

January 29, 2016
Looking for a simple way to amplify your acoustic? Fill that hole with an easy-to-install soundhole pickup.
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NAMM '16 - Laney GH50R-212 Combo Demo

January 28, 2016
The UK brand designs a new combo that allows players to blend the amount of output and preamp sections are in a guitarist's signal.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces John Petrucci, St. Vincent, and James Valentine Artist Series Guitars

January 28, 2016
Ernie Ball Music Man Artist Series guitars are ground-up designs created hand-in-hand with the players’ input.
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NAMM '16 - Line 6 Firehawk 1500, Amplifi 30, and Relay G10 Demos

January 28, 2016
The company's newest digital modeling combo delivers the same straight-forward design and and great sounds of the Firehawk FX, but in a 1500W package for gigging.
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Source Audio Introduces the Nemesis Delay

January 28, 2016
A comprehensive collection of meticulously crafted vintage delay tones.
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NAMM '16 - Xotic California Classic XSC Demo

January 28, 2016
The SoCal company shows off a whole line of handbuilt S-style guitars that offer custom-shop appointments at a lower price point.
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