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Gear

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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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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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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NAMM '16 - Dunlop: MXR Reverb, Mini Volume Pedal, John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah & Way Huge Overrated Special Overdrive Demos

January 27, 2016
Bobby and Bryan from Jim Dunlop go through three new pedals and a fourth that was sparked by a social-media frenzy.
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Peavey Announces 6505 Piranha Micro Head

January 27, 2016
The Piranha micro head is the newest addition to the 6505 Series of amplifiers.
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Rig Rundown: August Burns Red

January 27, 2016
The Grammy-nominated outfit shows us the Ibanez guitars, Kiesel basses, and Kemper and Ampeg amps that ignite their metalcore sound.
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Malekko Announces the Sneak Attack and Lil' Buddy

January 27, 2016
A digitally-controlled analog VCA pedal with the Lil’ Buddy expander.
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Gretsch Releases the Streamliner Series

January 26, 2016
Gretsch has released the new Streamliner Collection, offering a brave new sound at an affordable price.
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Fret-King Announces John Jorgenson Signature Model

January 26, 2016
Designed in conjunction with Trev Wilkinson the new Fret-King Black Label JJ guitar is packed with a whole host of features.
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Sire Marcus Miller V7 Review

January 26, 2016
Sire Guitars and Marcus Miller team up to produce an impressive J-style bass at a price that doesn’t quite seem real.
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NAMM '16 - Supro Black Magick Demo

January 24, 2016
The relaunched brand introduces a vintage-inspired combo with added drive and growl.
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NAMM '16 - TV Jones T-Style Single-Coil Pickups Demo

January 24, 2016
The Filter'Tron inventor adds T-style replacements with DeArmond flair.
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