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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2016 Day 1

Here's a taste of the gear we came across during the first day of Summer NAMM, with tone toys from Fender, Seymour Duncan, Bullhead Amplification, and more.

Seymour Duncan

Seymour Duncan Palladium

During our ‪‎NAMM‬ video-demo shoot of Seymour Duncan's new Palladium preamp $299 street), we were shocked to find that its super-tweakable gain, boost, and parametric EQ controls were so powerful they turned a trad Tele into a ferociously convincing metal machine. Meanwhile, the tamer Forza availed a variety of classic-rock dirt tones via 3-band EQ and drive and tone knobs.