The second day of the year's biggest gear show was full of tone toys from Orange, Seymour Duncan, Nu-X, Electro-Harmonix, and more.

Orange Amps

Orange Amplifiers TremLord 30 Combo

Orange Amplifiers came to NAMM with a very different tone vibe in their new TremLord 30 combo. Outfitted with a single 12” speaker, it’s driven by a quartet of EL84s (switchable to 15, 5, or 1 watt) and is voiced for a mellower American-amp flavor. In addition to bass and treble controls, it features spring reverb and two footswitchable photo-cell tremolo speeds governed by a single depth control.

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  • Demonstrate a variety of drone guitar techniques and approaches.
  • Examine drone points of reference from an array of genres.
  • Learn how to use standard, drop D, and uncommon alternate tunings in drone contexts.

Playing a melody or solo with a “drone” means playing over just one note or, in some instances, one chord. Besides playing without any harmonic accompaniment, it is about as simple a concept as one can image, which also means the possibilities are endless. We’ll look at ways to use drones in a variety of contexts, from ancient to contemporary, blues to metal, traditional to experimental.

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The latest in EHX's 9 Series is designed to turn guitar tone into a string ensemble synthesizer.

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