A look at some of the hottest new boutique guitars, amps, and pedals from the Oct. 5-6 show in Van Nuys, California.

Satellite's new 45-watt Barracuda is loaded with twin KT66s and two 12AX7s. It features simple volume and tone controls, and the cabinet is made of hundred-year-old barn wood. Comparing the Barracuda to the Satellite Atom, Adam Grimm says, "Tone-wise, the Barracuda will still stab you in the back, but it won't punch you in the face [like the Atom]." The Barracuda is available now and goes for $1,850.

Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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The Atlas Compressor offers up an extensive library of compression options and allows for transformation into a bass specific compression machine.


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