June Issue

Gear-Show Demo

NAMM '18 - Sublime Guitars Tomcat Standard, Tomcat Deluxe & Chieftain Standard

February 15, 2018
A unique global parts-sourcing model yields three compellingly priced new electrics.
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NAMM '18 - Bigtone Studio Plex 22, Studio Lux 22 & Club 20 Demo

February 15, 2018
Three new Spanish-built 6V6 designs—including one built at the behest of Billy Gibbons.
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NAMM '18 - Aguilar Grape Phaser & SL 212 Demo

February 15, 2018
Get swirly with the latest stompbox from NYC’s bass-gear gurus.
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NAMM '18 - MTD Kingston Super & MTD 530 24 Demos

February 13, 2018
One of the most revered names in bass lutherie walks us through two brand-new models.
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NAMM '18 - Relish Guitars Mary One Demo

February 13, 2018
Sleek design meets futuristic curves in the Swiss company’s newest iteration of their flagship model.
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NAMM '18 - Vola Guitars Blaze X Guitar Demo

February 13, 2018
A hot-pickup shred machine with a distinctive layered “glow.”
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NAMM '18 - Laney Mini-Laney Demo

February 13, 2018
The British amp builders show off a compact, battery-powered stereo amp that could make your practice time way more fun.
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NAMM '18 - Electro-Harmonix 95000 Looper and Op-Amp Big Muff Demos

February 13, 2018
Loopers rejoice! Mike Matthews’ latest multi-track looper combines advanced features with intuitive design. Also, we get a look at a classic Big Muff that went on to define the sound of alt rock.
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NAMM '18 - PureSalem Guitars Cardinal Bass & Levitation 12-String Demos

February 12, 2018
Vintage form defines the first bass and debut 12-string by this Florida company.
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NAMM '18 - Terry Audio The White Rabbit Deluxe & CEQ Demos

February 12, 2018
A subtle pedal and a trad EQ add distinctive vibe and dimension to guitar tones.
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NAMM '18 - Batson Raven Demo

February 12, 2018
A Nashville-based custom luthier unveils his newest mid-priced production guitar.
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NAMM '18 - Alquier Guitars Space Wow and Cosmic Demos

February 12, 2018
A high-end French luthier with a preference for bamboo-bodied builds debuts at NAMM.
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NAMM '18 - JAM Pedals Red Muck MkII, Eureka!, Pink Flow, and 2018 Bass Pedals Demos

February 11, 2018
A flotilla of sonic dreamscapes packed in a series of new boxes by this Athens, Greece, stomp maker.
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NAMM '18 - Pigtronix Bob Weir's Real Deal Acoustic Preamp Demo

February 8, 2018
A painstakingly designed cooperation with the Dead guitarist/singer lets you—and him—crank an acoustic up past 11 onstage.
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NAMM '18 - EarthQuaker Devices Westwood Drive, Data Corrupter & Rainbow Machine V2 Demos

February 8, 2018
A cool drive and more, plus an update on a sonic pedalboard dissident.
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NAMM '18 - Greer Amplification Tomahawk Deluxe Drive Demo

February 8, 2018
Athens’ own Nick Greer demos his latest pedal, which walks the fine line between tweed snarl and Bassman punch.
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NAMM '18 - Fender Rumble Studio 40 Demo

February 8, 2018
Listen to the company’s new line of feature-packed combos aimed at bassists who like to experiment.
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NAMM '18 - Mayones Regius CoreGuard 6 Master Builder Demo

February 8, 2018
The innovative Polish crew demos a range of elegant shred machines—including one whose carved top seamlessly incorporates a beautifully sculpted pickguard.
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NAMM '18 - NS Design NXTa Radius Bass Demo

February 8, 2018
Trailblazer Ned Steinberger’s organically styled latest conjures an array of classic tones via a new super-capacitor-driven circuit.
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NAMM '18 - Guild F-55 Jumbo & Jetstar Demos

February 7, 2018
The last of the company’s unissued acoustic models takes a bow, and a new solidbody electric embraces the hot-rod designs of the late ’50s.
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