A sampling of the new, cool, and wacky amps at the second annual Nashville Amp Expo

Category 5 Amplification Joe Bonamassa and Emily models
The rear view of the bass rig Jorgen Carlsson uses in Gov't Mule. Emilyяthe custom 200-watt lower headяsports a half-power switch and a preamp out to drive Warren Haynes' bass monitor.

On the weekend of August 21-22, amp builders, musicians, collectors, and tone fanatics from far and wide convened in Music City for the second annual Nashville Amp Expo. The organizers—Creation Audio Labs—reserved the entire Hyatt Place hotel in nearby Brentwood, Tennessee, for the event.

Hundreds of attendees roamed the hotel hallways, stopping at exhibitors' rooms to hear and test drive some of the world's finest boutique amps, and also ogle guitars, pedals, and related accessories. There were seminars too, including a guitar recording workshop led by Michael Wagener (Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Extreme, Metallica, Skid Row, Dokken, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth). Our photo gallery brings you a hint of the wild sounds and beautiful gear that made this year's Nashville Amp Expo such an exciting experience.

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