Red Iron Amps’ point-to-point-wired Bronx heads come in a mesquite cabinet and each features a trio of 6SL7GT preamp tubes, a simple control scheme (Volume, Bass, and Treble), and a footswitchable EQ-bypass function. Their 40 watts of 6550-derived power resounded with surprisingly muscular, harmonically rich corpulence through the burly 1x12 cab shown here.

The EAST Amplification Theater 30 head is driven by four EL84s and features a Master Volume, a 3-band EQ section, a Timbre knob, and a footswitchable variable Gain knob. The cab (right) has two custom EAST Amps 10" and two custom 12" speakers in an X configuration, with one of each being in the open-backed top section.

Famous for its intriguingly twisted and complex designs, Pigtronix reversed that trend with a new pedal that’s as simple as it gets: The Class A Boost gooses any signal up to 20 dB with a 96 dB signal-to-noise ratio.

Navarro Guitars of San Juan, Puerto Rico, showed its new Studio Pro guitar, which features a Gibson humbucker, Fender Custom Shop ’69 single-coils, on/off toggles for each pickup, a 5-position rotary control for various bridge-pickup tones (including split coils and phase changing), Volume and Tone knobs, and a Wilkinson tremolo.