What our editors saw on the final day of Winter NAMM 2013.

"Renowned acoustic luthier George Lowden brought the new Paul Brady signature model to Anaheim. Because Brady is now using an external mic during live performance, he wanted Lowden to build him a model that would project a little more powerfully. To that end, the new signature model uses figured bubinga back and sides, matched to a red cedar top."
Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

John Bohlinger tests out a handful of the compact, budget-friendly gray tone boxes designed by effects guru Stan Cotey.

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A lightweight, portable amp series developed after months of forensic examination of vintage valve amps.

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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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