See and hear all the new gear first!

Marion, IA (January 11, 2012) -- PG is headed back to NAMM, January 19 - 22, 2012, and is your one-stop destination for all of the new gear announcements. As always, we'll be bringing you comprehensive coverage with photos, news announcements, and video demos throughout the show. You can keep up with the coverage through all of our different channels.

Nightly Newsletters
We'll be recapping the show each evening with editors' picks of the hottest gear we saw each day, massive photo galleries of everything we saw, and brand-new video demos straight from the convention floor. As always, we'll also keep you up to date with the latest news releases about gear debuts. Sign up for your Backstage Pass newsletter here.

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If you prefer to browse an exhaustive collection of all the aforementioned gear info in one spot, is our central hub for NAMM coverage. Bookmark it and come back often for every news release, video, and photo gallery as they're added to the site. There are already more than 40 new product announcements there! Bookmark:

We look forward to bringing you the best and most complete coverage of the show out there!

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Presets extend the flexibility of an already expansive and easy-to-use reverb.

Intuitive. Great range in all controls. Well-built.

Some digital artifacts at long decay times.


Walrus Audio Slötvå


Walrus Audio is a prolific builder, but, as the five reverb pedals in their lineup suggest, they have a real affinity for manipulating time and space. The beauty of the Slötvå reverb (which is derived from the company’s very similar Spin FV-1 chip-based Slö reverb) is how satisfying and simple it makes dramatic shifts between time/space textures.

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With such a flashy flame top, the Silvertone 1445 was built to catch the eyes of department store shoppers.

I don’t know what’s going on lately, but I’m breaking down all over and my shoulder is the latest to crumble. When I was a kid I would practice guitar in my bedroom near a radiator with an ungrounded amp plug and I’d get a zap right through my guitar and into my hands. Well, my shoulder pain is like that now, only without the cool story of rock ’n’ roll survival. I simply woke up one day like this. After a few weeks of discomfort, I figured I’d try out a new pillow, since mine are flattened like a wafer. I ventured out to the mall and, much to my sadness, saw the local Sears store shuttered, with weeds growing up from the sidewalks and concrete barriers blocking the large glass doors. I know I don’t get out much, but, man, was I sad to see the Sears store I’d known since childhood closed-up like that. My wife was laughing at me because apparently it had been closed for some time. But since I seem to exist on a separate timeline than most folks, it was all news to me.

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