A few highlights from Day 3 of NAMM.

Who likes gain? Jackson Ampworks brought the fire-breathing El Guapo to #NAMM. It packs 100-watts via four EL34 tubes. The first channel is based on a '68 Super Bass and the second channel is reminiscent of a hot-rodded Super Lead. Each channel has independent gain and master volume along with a global voicing switch that moves between a JTM, JMP, and the company's own JXN settings. It will street for $2795 and will be available in a few months.

From channeling life experiences through his playing to his gospel influences and learning from right-handed players, Gales digs deep.

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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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Developed with Nashville session ace Shawn Tubbs, this compact dual pedal provides organic, vintage tones, and the innovative "tilt boost."

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