The most interesting and unusual axes from Europe's biggest gear show.

Sandberg Guitars unveiled the amazing-looking Forty-Eight bass. It features an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, custom Sandberg tuning machines, and versatile humbuckers that yield everything from Jaco-esque bridge tones to fat rawk tones via volume, blend, treble, and bass knobs that can run in passive or active modes.

Fender Hammertone Pedals Demo | First Look

John Bohlinger tests out a handful of the compact, budget-friendly gray tone boxes designed by effects guru Stan Cotey.

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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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