August

Gear

Rig Rundown: Black Mountain's Stephen McBean

June 29, 2016
This Vancouver psych-rock quintet is building quite a buzz with its vibey grooves, so we decided to find out which gear gives bandleader McBean his 6-string buzz.
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Orange Amplification Introduces the Crush Bass Series

June 29, 2016
In addition to a handy onboard tuner, the headphone output on all models features CabSim filtering to emulate the response of Orange’s stage-ready OBC bass cabinets.
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PRS Guitars Unveils SE Signature Model with Periphery’s Mark Holcomb

June 28, 2016
A more affordable signature model that features Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups and 3-way blade pickup switch with push/pull tone knob for coil splitting.
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Fuzzrocious Pedals Introduces the Greyfly

June 28, 2016
The pedal combines Electro-Faustus’ Blackfly spring-activated noise generator with Fuzzrocious’ Grey Stache fuzz.
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Laney GH50R-212 Review

June 27, 2016
Classic Laney high-gain sounds become impressively configurable in this potent new 2-channel combo.
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Greer Amps Anounces the Super Hornet

June 27, 2016
A fire-breathing octave fuzz based around NOS BC-107B transistors.
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Vintage Vault: 1978 Hamer Sunburst

June 27, 2016
A vintage-inspired design reflecting the best features of classic ’50s and ’60s electrics.
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SNAMM '16 - Greer Amps Super Hornet and Silver Streak Demos

June 26, 2016
Nick Greer shows off a new octave fuzz and a 5-watt amp powered by a single KT66 tube.
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SNAMM '16 - Alexander Pedals Chesapeake and Equilibrium Demos

June 26, 2016
Ride the dizzying waves of tones offered by the new chorus/vibrato stomp and versatile tremolo unit.
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SNAMM '16 - Breedlove Guitars Oregon Concert Bourbon and Manzanita Demos

June 26, 2016
Get a glimpse of new offerings within the brand's Homeland series.
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SNAMM '16 - Taylor Guitars 712 12-Fret and 810 Deluxe Demos

June 26, 2016
Master builder Andy Powers talks about giving facelifts to two popular flattops.
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SNAMM '16 - Heritage Guitars H-157W Demo

June 26, 2016
The Kalamazoo singlecut gets an upgrade with vintage-voiced pickups and new tonewood choices.
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Summer NAMM 2016: Editors' Picks – Day 3

June 25, 2016
We scoured the NAMM floor during the final day to dig up some wicked-cool gear from Wampler, Chase Bliss, B.A. Ferguson, JAM Pedals, and more.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 3

June 25, 2016
The final day of NAMM is in the books and here's a final look at the latest and greatest from the show floor.
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SNAMM '16 - Epiphone Masterbilt De Luxe Archtop Demo

June 25, 2016
See and hear these yesteryear-inspired jazzboxes with updated wood choices and building techniques.
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SNAMM '16 - Klon Centaur, KTR, and Prototype Boost Demos

June 25, 2016
Reclusive builder of the legendary Centaur, Bill Finnigan, makes his first NAMM appearance in ages to tease a simple new clean boost pedal.
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SNAMM '16 - Coppersound Pedals Daedalus Dual Reverb and Telegraph Stutter Demos

June 25, 2016
Get a taste of this new ambient pedal and hand-operated killswitch.
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SNAMM '16 - Boss CE-2W Chorus Waza Craft Demo

June 25, 2016
See and hear the Japanese pedal juggernaut's updated chorus with the original CE-1 vibe plus a stereo output.
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Charvel Announces Flagship USA Select Series

June 25, 2016
The series includes the San Dimas Style 1 HSS FR, San Dimas Style 1 HSS HT, So-Cal Style 1 HSS FR, and San Dimas Style 2 HH FR models.
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