The final day of Summer NAMM was full of beautifully ornate guitars, fire-breathing heads, and a few fresh stomps.

Henretta Engineering's Big Zapper is a versatile filter that can go from classic '70s space funk to wacky oscillation relatively easy. The circuit is an expanded version of the company's Green Zapper, but with the controls on the outside. The Clock Trigger is especially inspiring because it allows you to create automatic filter sweeps at a variety of speeds. It's available now for $249.

The author’s Collings D2H rests on his favorite Fender amp combination for acoustic guitar: a Bandmaster Reverb atop a 1x12 extension cab with an Eminence Maverick inside. The amp has a custom-made baffle board with two 8" speakers, so can go it alone for smaller gigs.

Interested in plugging a flattop into your favorite silver- or black-panel beauty? Here’s what you need to know.

Have you ever tried to plug your acoustic guitar into a classic-style Fender amp? There are some hurdles to overcome, and this month I’ll provide some advice on how to get past them. But first, some background.

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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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