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How Much Can You Say with a Single-Note Line?

January 25, 2020
Let’s consult J.S. Bach! Don’t know a partita from a fajita? No worries.

Electro-Harmonix Mod 11 Modulator & 5MM Power Amp Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Check out the company's immeasurably deep modulation machine and a handy pedal-sized power amp.

Sterling by MusicMan Jason Richardson 7 String Cutlass Demo | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
The shredder plays and talks about his new axe—the budget-priced sequel to his Music Man Cutlass HH 7-string—which has custom pickups, a 12 dB volume boost, and coil-splitting.

ENKI AMG Professional Guitar and Bass Cases | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Cushy, model-specific interiors meet lightweight-but-tough-as-nails materials in these intriguing new options for road warriors.

Oopegg Guitars Trailbreaker Mk I Demo | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
A new Japanese guitar maker debuts its all-handbuilt 6-strings, boasting flexible pickup options, out-of-phase switching, coil-splitting, classic tones, and retro-space-age looks.

Orange Bass Butler & Little Bass Thing Demos | NAMM 2020

January 24, 2020
Want the flexibility of a dual-amp bass rig without the doctor bills? Here's an oversized stomp that gives you a wealth of different routing options.

Darkglass Electronics Harmonic Booster: The Premier Guitar Review

January 24, 2020
The Finnish company revives its first pedal and packs it with even more tone-shaping functionality.

The Wood Brothers’ Sonic Voodoo

January 23, 2020
Chris and Oliver Wood conjure a raunchy, old-time Americana sound for their new album, Kingdom in My Mind.

Huss & Dalton Statesboro SC Classic Custom Demo | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Yes, they still make luxurious acoustics, but now they’ve also got a lovely Lindy Fralin-equipped single-cut.

Foxgear Anubi Ambient and Modulation Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
The Italian effect crew packs this pair of pedals with warbling, atmospheric algorithms.

Red Panda Context 2 Demo | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
The atmospheric reverb-plus-delay for the experimental set evolves with a bevy of powerful new features.

Modulus Basses Modern J5 RevOLite Demo | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Legendary lightness and rigidity converge with absolutely thumping lows in a dynamic new fiver.

Crazy Tube Circuits Killer V, Space Charged V2 & Splash Update Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Listen to a hip take on a Magnatone-style circuit, plus the company's most popular pedals get updated with new features and tones.

Tsakalis AudioWorks Molecular Boost and MultiCab MkIII Demos | NAMM 2020

January 23, 2020
Iconic mic, power-amp, and cab simulations make for an incredibly handy DI, while DIP switches for different EQ responses embolden a mini-but-mighty boost.

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Vintage Icon V132

January 23, 2020
With a nod to the Les Paul Special, this P-90 equipped solidbody inspires.

Henriksen The Bud Head & Forte Demos | NAMM 2020

January 22, 2020
Bluesy tones come to the previously jazz-centric amp line, while the company’s flagship is now available as a head.

Totally Wycked Audio Wahxidizer & Microchasm Demos | NAMM 2020

January 22, 2020
Witness one of the show's weirdest/coolest fuzzes, and see how the octave-down function from TWA’s more complex Great Divide pedal gets distilled into a simpler, tidier footprint.

Maxon Apex 808 Demo | NAMM 2020

January 22, 2020
Hear the world-famous OD808 alongside creator Susumu Tamura’s new iteration based on his favorite 808 of all time.

Walrus Audio Mako Series D1 Stereo Delay & Julia MkII Demos | NAMM 2020

January 22, 2020
The debut Mako series stomp features a robust SHARC processor, 128 preset slots, and vibey “tape age” and delay-attack functions.

Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

January 22, 2020
The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.