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.
Jim Dunlop Super Badass Variac Fuzz, Double Double Overdrive, & Camel Toe MkII
Jim Dunlop Guitar Products came to NAMM with a trio of new nasties. The Super Badass Variac Fuzz ($129 street) features a voltage-starve control and massive output for tones that range from mangy overdrive too bloated bee buzzes, while the treble- and bass-knob-equipped Double Double Overdrive ($129 street) aims to put its own flexible tweaks on two of the most popular dirt stomps ever—the famed Japanese green meanies of yore and an"obsessive" boutique box of more recent vintage. Meanwhile, the Camel Toe MkII ($279) is a limited-run reissue that lets you choose Green Rhino MkIV distortion, Red Llama dirt (plus a new hi-cut control), or both in series.