PG editors pick their top gear from the second day of Summmer NAMM 2016. See everything from day 2 in our photo gallery.
The Senn by Eastwood
Eastwood's collaborating with respected guitar builders to create a line of more affordable "boutique-style" guitars. New for NAMM, Nashville builder Jeff Senn's retro mojo heavy entry, the Senn.
Alexander Pedals Radical Reverse
Alexander Pedals makes no secret of their appetite for weird. And for those that similarly embrace this ethos, the Radical Reverse delay will be as welcome as the first blooms of spring. The key to the reverse delay is a truly effective mix control that lends the summed output a more integrated, tape-like quality. The effect is compounded by a cool, rangy modulation (tweak) control. It's also switchable between spiral and fractured granular delays. At $189, that's a lot of weird for the price too.
Greer Amplification Super Hornet
Fuzz with buzz: the Greer Super Hornet by Greer Amplification debuts at NAMM. It's a powerhouse octave fuzz inspired by the classic Foxx Tone Machine, with NOS BC-107B transistors juicing up the circuit. With a momentary Stinger switch to goose up the tone and make it slice, it goes from proud octave roar to wall of raging sound instantly.
Swindler Effects Red Mountain Tremolo
Birmingham, Alabama's Swindler Effects showed this prototype of their Red Mountain tremolo at NAMM, which will likely hit the streets in August. It's pretty loaded for a compact tremolo circuit, with expression options for depth and rate, a phase inversion switch, a preset, five wave forms and a stutter switch you can use to create momentary tremolo effects a hyper speeds. Street price will be around $175.
In addition to introducing a couple of new Pacifica solidbodies, Yamaha came to NAMM with two tweaks to its swaggering new Revstar line. At left is the Japanese master-luthier-built version ($1,799 street) with vintage-toned alnico-7 pickups and a copper pickguard, while the standard Indonesian-made Revstar at right displays the new Bigsby option.
Coppersound Pedals Telegraph Stutter
Boston's Coppersound Pedals debuted the Telegraph Stutter, a simple kill pedal that looks like something your grandpappy might have used to warn the next town that a buffalo stampede was on the way. Imaginative and basic all at once, and tagged at only $45.